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“Loud, Georgeous Crowd”
Review of The Stanton Social

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Ranked #768 of 13,684 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
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, and the James Beard 'Best New Restaurant Design' award winning firm AvroKo, to create The Stanton Social, a staple and neighborhood favorite of the 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 lounge and bar on the upper level, featuring guest DJs. Dishes range from $9-$30 each.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Loud, Georgeous Crowd”
Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Food ("down home", decent cooking but with small "tapas" portions) served by struggling models, actors, and actress types with loud music (upstairs) being spun by a local DJ. Go for the eye candy more than the food. The small appetizer size portions seem a bargain at first until you see how many you ate when you get the bill!

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“The Stanton Social NYC”
Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

So my wife and I, accompanied by my brother-in-law had an awesome dinner here Saturday February 2nd. Awesome vibe right from the door. Service was top notch and the food wasn't trailing behind. It's a Tapas style restaurant so be ready to order a lot of different dishes. None of which will disappoint you. Will we return?? ABSOLUTELY!

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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“Food was great! Service was not...”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

The food was fantastic. Everything that we tried was so good I couldn't even pick my favorite if I had too. However, the service wasn't so awesome. We sat in the bar area and by the time anyone even came by they told us 'We have a private dinner, so we will need your table by 8).' Not once, but two different servers said it, two separate times. Then the same two servers tried to take our drink orders separately. Communication is key. The party they said was coming at started taking over our table by 7. One guy from their group even had the nerve to set his plates on our table. It just made us feel uncomfortable the whole time. But the food really was great!!

Visited January 2013
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“Trendy crowded divine food”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Unlike many trendy crowded restaurants, this one delivers on all fronts -- gracious service, divine inventive and beautifully presented food -- all combine to make a perfect buzzing night out. The team deserve praise for maintaining a stellar level of service and cuisine. Worth the wait!

  • Visited January 2013
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Naples, Florida
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“Great food...worth the wait!”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Went to this restaurant with work associates. We had an 8pm reservation but called to notify them that we'd be late. Upon arrival we were ushered up to the bar where there is a DJ playing great music and the bartenders were mixing up specialty cocktails. We did wait an hour before another table was ready, but we were there to have a good time so we didn't mind the wait. When we finally sat for dinner, the server did have a bit of an attitude, but this is NYC! She wanted us to order all of our food at one time, as suggested by the kitchen, but we informed her that we wouldn't be doing that...and then her attitude adjusted. You have to be assertive in this city.
We ordered the French onion soup dumplings, the meatballs, the beef carpaccio, and red snapper tacos. They serve things one or two at a time so your table isn't filled with too many dishes and you have time to fully enjoy each offering. The food was delicious! We finished the night with dessert: chocolate tasting and the milkshake shots - amazing!
I highly recommend this restaurant to those visiting the NYC area...but like all things, be prepared to wait a bit and don't take yourself too seriously to enjoy the atmosphere!

  • Visited January 2013
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