Bar Jamón is basically Casa Mono's waiting room. However, for that First/Early in the Game Date, where dinner feels too formal but you are also starving, Bar Jamón was designed for you.
Casa Mono - New York City Mario Batali's Spanish Tapas restaurant. See the mouth-watering review here. Get napkins... http://vanillabeanonline.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/casamono-2/
This tiny wine bar from Mario Batali and chef Andrew Nusser sits adjacent to Casa Mono, their Spanish eatery.