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The Stanton Social

99 Stanton Street, New York City, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)
(212) 995-0099
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Ranked #717 of 11,652 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Cross street: Between Orchard and Ludlow
Description: Chef/owner Chris Santos has teamed up with Tao owner Richard Wolf, Peter Kane originally of Double Happiness and Happy Ending, and the James Beard 'Best New Restaurant Design' award winning firm AvroKo, to create the newest 'jewel' of Manhattan's Lower East Side. The design of this three level hot spot tips it's hat to the neighborhood’s garment history and offers diners a culinary odyssey. All menu items are designed for sharing, offering guests a chance to experience multiple dishes and flavors throughout their meal. In addition to its 120 seats, The Stanton Social offers a raw bar, a lounge and the hippest new bar in New York City. Dishes range from $7 - $18 each.
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We came here on a Saturday night. Our table wasn't ready so it was suggested we go upstairs to get a drink while we wait. We each had a couple of watermelon, ginger margaritas while we waited. They were delicious! Being our first time at this restaurant, we wondered how they would find us as the upstairs bar was packed.... More

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Midland Park, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Loved the cocktails and small plates. The french onion soup dumplings are AMAZING! The doughnuts are delicious and they made a great cappuccino too. Fun, casual atmosphere.

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Juno Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I'm not the type of person to really clamor for trendy spots but this place was good. I love the small plate format and the quality food. Usually in a trendy restaurant experience I am on high alert for poor execution. But this place delivered. I loved the Philly cheesesteak and the Kobe sliders. The dessert was great. The waiter... More

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Ny, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If coming from out of town- this place is acceptable. Because you are in the Lower East Side, and you can get a reservation. If you are looking for good food, friendly service, and value for your money, don't go here. In fact, given the cool neighborhood this is in, you can find so much better. This restaurant is so... More

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Venice, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Stanton Social has been one of my favorite restaurants in NYC for many years. We love the decor, the vibe, the friendly and fun staff, and the food (served Tapas style for sharing) It is all amazing and interesting. We ordered so many different things and there was not one complaint about anything. We all had a different favorite... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

had read a lot about this place so was happy when some friends made a reservation here...all i can say is great atmosphere,great drinks,great service,great food...a place one would want to keep going back to...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you like rude, self-important people, this place is for you. The food is excellent but does not make up for the terrible treatment of the customers. When the chef leaves, this places will go under.

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I would hands down come back to Stanton Social. The energy in the place is contagious, making this a great spot to start a night out. The service was quick, friendly, and attentive. Our server was great at making suggestions and letting us know approximately how many dishes to order for our party of 2. Highly recommend the french onion... More

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Evesham, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The first thing I noticed about this place is that it had an all female wait staff dressed in low cut short dresses. While the food was good, the wait staff was arrogant and rude. Our server abruptly took my wife's wine ($70+/bottle) before she was finished while swishing the remaining wine in the glass. When she returned we pointed... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great meal, good atmosphere. A little loud for those that mind it but we certainly didn't. They have a fun cocktails list and fantastic food!! Still dreaming about the French onion soup dumplings, Pierogies, and donuts. I try to head here whenever I'm in the hood for at least a drink.

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