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“Amazing dinner!”
Review of The Stanton Social

The Stanton Social
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Ranked #719 of 13,830 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Orange, California
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing dinner!”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Tried the Stanton Social and had a great experience. Everything was delicious but our favorites were the braised short rib tacos, french onion dumplings, chicken and waffles and tuna poke wonton tacos. Reasonably priced and great atmosphere. Good drink selection too. Dessert was excellent. Tried the milk chocolate salted caramel mousse...had popcorn ice cream, wow! So good!! Service was good, not too busy on a Sunday evening. Would definitely go back!

  • Visited November 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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383 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Nice little plates to share - Amazing”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

It was recommended by a barkeeper to go there. We live in CH so we don't know who is Chris Santos the owner (must be a TV Cook who gives tips to restaurants)
The food was great and the dessert Marshmallows with Creme brulee just perfect.

  • Visited November 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing share plates”
Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Everything here is tapas, so great place to go with friends. Our favourites were the crab corn dogs, pizzetta, French onion soup dumplings. Reasonably priced and great atmosphere.

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Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“B & Es Hip More Relaxed Sister”
Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Stanton Social has great food and a friendly, egalitarian vibe. The courses were great and Kurt our waiter helped us navigate the menu to get great variety in just the right portions. Nice crowd, good energy, great service, what more do you want?

Visited October 2013
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Chandler, AZ
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Go for the food...”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Maybe it was just the Saturday night we were there, but don't go to The Stanton Social and expect to have a meaningful conversation with your guest(s) unless you want to shout at each other.

The food, however, is amazing! Think American comfort food tapas! French onion soup dumplings are absolutely delicious, butternut squash ravioli could use a little more filling but otherwise excellent, the mac' and cheese is made using radiatore pasta (I think) so the cheese sauce fills in the nooks and crannies perfectly, and the chicken and waffles are also fantastic. Can't go wrong with either the 'Smores creme brulee or the doughnuts. The doughnuts came out hot, fluffy, and served with really good caramel and raspberry dipping sauces. The caramel and raspberry sauces were so good that we barely touched the chocolate.

The only complaints that I have with The Stanton Social were the overly loud music (good DJ mixing good tunes, just too loud) and the fact that you or others may not want to share what are meant to be shared plates!

  • Visited November 2013
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