The Stanton Social
The Stanton Social

The Stanton Social

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thestantonsocial.com/
  • Phone: 2129950099
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday 5:00pm - 2:00am, Thursday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 3:00am; Upstairs lounge open nightly from 5:00pm - 3:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Chris Santos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Orchard and Ludlow
  • Parking: No
A word from The Stanton Social
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
The Stanton Social reviews from OpenTable diners
375 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (239)hot spot (224)good for groups (199)special occasion (143)vibrant bar scene (121)neighborhood gem (115)late-night find (89)romantic (67)great for brunch (58)notable wine list (35)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Super cool restaurant with an edge
    LocalTribecaresident
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Super cool restaurant and bar. Make sure you take the time to enjoy a drink upstairs first before dining with Stanton Social. Interesting fusion style menu and the staff are absolutely first class. Will definitely re-visit the restaurant and the bar again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum...
    ReviewerVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Great food. Must try the French onion soup dumplings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Iluv Food
    IluvFood
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Music way too loud and atmosphere really strange. Wouldn't go back because of the ambiance alone but would love to eat the food again for sure.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday celebration
    Disappointed2014VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Fun tapas and interesting combinations. Loved ahi tuna, French onion soup dumplings
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will definitely be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Excellent food, good service is how I would characterize our first dining experience at The Stanton Social. Everything on the menu sounded appetizing. Luckly the small plate concept allowed us to sample numerous dishes although it may take several visits to hit every item on this expansive menu. My favorite dish was the French Onion Dumplings and my wife loved the Chicken Arepas. Our server was very friendly and helpful as we made our selections. We had two issues with the service; first was that the Korean Short Rib tacos were ordered but not delivered and secondly a Philly cheese steak was delivered when we actually ordered the Lobster roll. Both mistakes were taken care of on the bill and neither spoiled our overall impression.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • May Be Best To Go Without A Deal
    Delish
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a Local Amazon deal so it was a limited tasting menu. Everything was ]good but literally just one bite per person. Service was almost too attentive meaning we didn't even finish taking the last piece when a waiter would take the plate away. What if we wanted to keep the sauce or take time to take the food off the plate? It made the experience feel very rushed - not sure if it's because it was a deal. When we finished the items included, the check came and we were never asked if we wanted anything else. If they had, we would have stayed and ordered more including more bottle service but no one ever asked us. I"m glad I tied the Stanton Social but won't be going back. For those prices, I'll go to a place who wants me to stay.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A perfect NYC evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My sister recommended this restaurant. Though she's never been she watches food network and learned about it. She sends people here when they are in NYC and everyone has loved the food and experience. We loved it. The concept is great. Love Tapas so we can try a little of a lot of great delicacies! My kind of dining. So much fun!! We loved how the food was brought out, perfectly orchestrated. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic!
    chimpmekaleb
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Ordered a full meal for my wife and I... Then had to order more...had to keep on trying more
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad review
    Dd92
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We waited 25 minutes for our table and we had a reservation. We were crunched next to other people like we were on a date with them. The place was extremely not accommodating to my friend who had an allergy to dairy. The place was so loud and you couldn't even hear yourself think. Would never ever go back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • AWESOME
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food was absolutely amazing. We had a great time and will definitely go back and recommend it to friends. Everything was delicious and our waiter was great! The oreo cookie pancakes were phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, so-so service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Only 2 servers I saw for the entire room - about 20 tables. There were many assistants running food and clearing dishes, but drinks and food took a while if you went through the servers. Things could have moved more quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2X in a month!
    FineVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    What a lovely place! This is our second time dining at the Stanton Social in a month and we are becoming big fans! The tables are round, so a largest party can talk and the sampling plates are perfect to try lots of different things. We will be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Went with friends and had amazing food and a fantastic time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The service was great from the manager to out server, everyone was nice and attentive, while the place was packed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deelicious
    Fresser
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Four day getaway to New York with husband and kids. This was our best dinner without a doubt. Tapas style portions each exceptional. Service was spectacular. A little dark and noisy but will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So much fun!
    girlsnightout
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Took my daughter there for her 21st birthday and we had a blast! The waiters were great and very attentive, the food was terrific and everything was reasonably priced! Would go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stanton Social - fab NY vibe
    AlsAdventures
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We went for a birthday celebration, and were thoroughly spoilt. Food was amazing, bar was lively with a great DJ and vibe. Thoroughly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, so so service
    nycfoodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We had a reservation for 8:30 and we got seated at 9:45 after several complains about being hungry. They assured us we would be seated in no more than 30 minutes and that clearly wasn't the case. We were a little annoyed when we finally sat down but the food was great and the place is fun, grat music too. I would totally come back, but probably have a light snack beforehand.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Going Strong!
    NYCRestaurantLoverVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    First time back in years, and this place still hasn't missed a beat. Vibrant atmosphere. Stellar ambiance. Incredibly delicious food. Just an all around great place. Notable menu items - french onion soup dumplings, goat cheese perogies, snapper tacos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fab food & Huge ambiance
    Braveheart
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Visited the restaurant after a recommendation from a friend. The service was swift but relaxed. The food arrived quickly and was delicious. Sat downstairs which is clearly the best place to be. Decent servers who are friendly, attentive and not too smug. For once refreshing. The food was good but varied in both taste and quality. Our party of two had 6 dishes. Tuna tacos (excellent), French Onion Soup (Show dish, nice but a bit gimmicky) , Kobi Burger (excellent. Wanted 2!), meatballs (ok but wouldn't repeat) and doughnuts (light and delicious). We also had cocktails rather than wine which was clearly the right call. Would we go again? Yes. Probably not on a date but with a group of friends in a booth. All in all a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas With American Flair
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I went for brunch with a group of 4 other girls and had a great time-- it's a great place to sample a LOT of different dishes, so make sure you order plates for the table. The existential question of brunch is always whether to get sweet or savory, but you don't have to lose sleep making that tough decision at the Stanton Social because you can get small plates of both! The carmelized banana pancakes and the nutella/strawberry french toast sticks were a perfect complement to breakfast bruschetta, huevos rancheros tacos, and a bagel & lox platter. If you're starving this is probably NOT the place to go for brunch given the small bites and staggered timing of arrival. However, I loved the lively atmosphere and fun food-- coming back for din!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable.
    GhostCupcake
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Some of the best food I've ever had. All small plates of very basic dishes, but the food is on another level. I had the pastrami quesadilla, spare ribs, tuna wonton, and the chicken and waffles! My favorite was the chicken and waffles! So good! And the best dessert hands down amazing is the apple pie empanadas! Good drinks and really great service. I'm very impressed with this place! It's pricey but worth it in my opinion!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    cmonVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Had no idea how energetic (loud) the place was going to be but you could double the noise and i would still beat the door down to get in. Unearthly tapas. Super accommodating and friendly. Even to those of us who were caught off guard. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reminds me of South Beach
    BedStuyFoodie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Enjoyed our experience ..reminds me of South Beach..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trusting the Reviews
    Magz
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I came across Stanton Social during a Yelp search. The reviews were convincing so I decided to check it out for my birthday with some friends who live in the City. I was very please with how great the hostesses/hosts were, since I was traveling from VA to NYC and ended up not making my original reservation. I showed up two hours later and they found us a seat, tight squeeze and crowed spot but we managed. The food was tasty and interesting presentation of the dishes. Did I mention it was tapas style, I knew this ahead of time but I wished the food was just a little more filling to match the price. We went for the experience and this expectation was met!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday night
    Friday
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Love the food. Hate the rushed service. I understand there are a lot of people who need to be seated, but when you make a reservation and spend over $240 on dinner for 3 I don't want to feel rushed. And by the end of the night it was quite clear that we were politely being asked to leave. Third time visiting and am in no rush to go back. I was very offended
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude
    pazface
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The staff was incredibly rude, from the moment we stepped inside the restaurant it was all about how quickly the tables would turn over, from the busboy who kept trying to take our plates away before we finished our food to the hostess who asked us to hurry up and finish our deserts and move to the bar even though we had a reservation. The experience was so unpleasant and disappointing I will never ever go back.
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  • Love this place!
    nyceater
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Hands down, my favorite dining experience in NYC!!!! Spectacular food, amazing service... recommended for all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RachNYCVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Not my best Stanton Social experience. The Amazon Local brunch deal is phenomenal. However, felt that the quality of the food was not as great as previous visits (it has been a while). The staff were great and fixed the issue when some food had not been served to us due kitchen error. Definitely recommend the brunch deal as it is great value for money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a little Soho Jewel
    Cupcake
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Excellent brunch spot this is a must for a foodie the little tapas dishes are decadent . Be sure to try the Oreo pancakes' the Pierogies, Creamy Polenta and the French Onion Soup Dumplings they are a must !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stanton Social
    fuschiabird
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went on a Saturday night for dinner. Even though we had a reservation, we waited 30 minutes to be seated as the place was busy with groups. The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious and better than expected. We enjoyed the wonton with tuna and the squash ravioli. The music was lively and it was a ready to party crowd. I would come back but perhaps on a Thursday for a more local experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and accomodating staff
    evrythngbacon27
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went here recently with a few friends while we were in Manhattan over the weekend. We got held up on the subway and arrived 20 minutes late for our reservation. They were great and did not give up our table. We also had a gluten sensitivity in our group which was accommodated easily. They adjusted portions of each menu item based on how many people we had and coursed our meal appropriately from lighter fare to heavier fare throughout the night. Food was tasty and creative. My only complaints would be that there were a couple large groups that looked like bachelorette parties there that were really loud AND there could have been more veggie options on the menu to mix in with the amount of meat/tacos/carbs etc. Overall a fun experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for groups
    LoveFood
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A couple friends who have lived in New York for 10+ years recommended us (4 people) to try The Stanton Social. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It has vibrant atmosphere, great energy, wonderful food & drinks, efficient service. Will definitely go back again when visit New York next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Overrated, very sceney, food sounds better when read off the menu than it actually tastes, good if you're trying to party while you eat
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • trendy tapas style dinning. good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great place. Food was really good. Cocktails were ok. If you don't get the recommended 5 plays you will still be full, but don't expect the wait staff to be on their A-game.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going back ASAP
    Lauren
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Omg this place was amazing and you MUST GO!!!! I had heard the restaurant was good from yelp review but not expecting it to be this great.. My favorite dishes 1. Tuna wontons 2. Goat cheese perogies 3. Lamb gyros 4. French onion dumplings 5. Shrimp and grits for dessert the smores creme brûlée was out of this world.. I would seriously go back just for that and of course the donuts were great too per yelpers suggestions!! I am going again ASAP bc I need to try everything on the menu!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Fun
    MFritz21
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The small plates are so awesome. The great food just keeps coming and each dish is better than the last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stale
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Used to be great but not so much anymore. Menu needs an update, quality not that great (burnt lamb gyros), cold food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Stanten social
    DFS50
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This was one of the worst dining experiences I've had in 64 years. Service was awful (didn't bring part of our meal), menu was very misleading. Ridiculous prices, very difficult to find.
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  • Brunching in LES
    BridgewaterFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    If only parking in this area is easier, this place would be the perfect brunch for group choice. The small plates are really yummy and allows the diners to get a little bit of everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic