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“Very good; definitely not great though”
Review of The Stanton Social

The Stanton Social
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Ranked #758 of 13,937 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed May 19, 2014

It was a very good meal. It wasn't more than that though. Maybe we were expecting more because of the celebrity chef thing. It was busy and had to be overpacked (way overpacked) compared to the way too noticeable fire capacity sign :) But this really wasn't a huge problem, nor was the fact that the servers were fine but nothing special. The food was decent but the chicken taquitos weren't really all that flavourful. All and all, decent, but nothing really special. It may not be the restaurant's fault, but when we walked in, we had been expecting something special.

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Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were here late last year with our family. The place is great for sharing. The best part is sharing all of the appetizers- A great selection! From the french onion soup dumplings- amazing, pierogies, tuna on won tons, fish tacos, mac and cheese, I can go on and on. The food just keeps coming out that I think we only needed 2 entrees for the 5 of us because the apps were amazing. You are not rushed here at all. You can order as you go. Also, great bar scene upstairs and cool seating downstairs. We always look forward to going back to the Stanton Social!

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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Read the positive reviews and in the area so had to check it out, great space, high ceiling and very much of the moment, lighting is dark and music loud so not sure how social that makes it but the food and service all very good.
Price, given portion size ok and service good. Nice concept and good for those wanting a smaller dining experience as opposed to over size portions that lack quality and flair, this i am happy to report has both of those and more the better for it !

One to visit, if in the area !

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Thank J J
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

A reasonably priced restaurant in the realm of the chic, this place specializes in small dishes some of which are very good and most of which are at least novel and interesting. The wine list is extensive but somewhat pricey but the staff is happy to direct you to lower-priced ones that are quite good. Dessert was also interesting but very good.

Thank neur14
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Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Went here on Friday night, fun place, trendy but my god it's loud!! They also really cram you in! Food good but they only sell sharing little plates (but like American tapas only smaller portions-surprising for US) and it was quite expensive for what we had. Maybe I'm just getting old but I like to be able to talk to the people I'm with on a night out and you just couldn't really do that here! Server was very attentive however

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Thank Shell W
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