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“The hip NYC restaurant vibe we were looking for...”
Review of The Stanton Social

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, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
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.
Charlotte, NC
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“The hip NYC restaurant vibe we were looking for...”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

We went here in December on a Friday night...the music was pumping (loudly, so if you don't like that, don't go..), drinks were flowing and food was delicious. We sampled nearly everything on the menu, the french soup dumplings were to DIE for. Our bill certainly reflected how much we enjoyed everything, so be prepared to pay up, but I think it was worth it!

  • Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Don't give the check with dessert - when not asked for !”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

First time visit, and based only on these tripadvisor reviews.

Very impressed with the menu choices, presentation - and food was of a high standard. My wife and I had a thoroughly enjoyable meal...except at the end...

We shared a dessert, and the waitress placed the dish on the table - along with the check which we had not asked for. [Although irrelevant, it was a Wednesday night, and not that busy.]
I handed the check back to her and she was confused as the payment was not included.

I had to explain - politely - that when I want the check I will ask for the check.
It did leave us a wee bit disappointed, and it's not a cheap 'eat it and beat it' restaurant.

Would still recommend this place though - and hopefully someone will have read my constructive feedback written on the check itself, and this practice does not recur.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank StevieBC
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New York City, New York
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A great place to meet for great food and wine”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Loved it loved it. The food is down to earth but delicious. Atmosphere is very nice. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Visited January 2013
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great place for drinks and food!”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

A nice restaurant and bar with delicious food! The music volume is quite high but fits really good with the atmosphere which is relaxed. You should not expect a fine dining restaurant. The tapas was very good! I will be back next time in NY.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Filip W
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Sunningdale, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Quirky restaurant formats don't always work, but Stanton Social pulls off non-Spanish tapas brilliantly. This place gets a lot of hype but deserves it as the small dishes were brilliantly delivered. Service was very friendly and quick, and on a Monday night the place was full. Only slight criticism was that if you are not in a booth the tables are crammed in and you are practically sharing the space with your neighbours.

Visited April 2013
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