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The Stanton Social
The Stanton Social

The Stanton Social Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thestantonsocial.com
  • Phone: (212) 995-0099
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
Diner Reviews
  • "One of my favorite dinners in the city. The restaurant was lively, the tapas format lets you try a bunch of things....nothing disappointed, it was all delicious."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Amazing creative food, great service and fantastic almost club-like atmosphere. Do not come here if you are expecting a quiet romantic dinner but if you want something a bit more fun and energetic, this is the place to go! Most portions come in 3s so I would recommend coming here with two other people. The french onion soup dumplings and pierogki are very good, but in my opinion there are some much better dishes on the menu. Absolutely worth trying are the lamb kebab, red snapper tacos, scallops and the ravioli. Will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great place to begin a night out in the city. Friends visiting or looking for a girls night out, this is the spot. The cocktails are delicious and the atmosphere is very exciting and gives off the NYC vibe. Food wasn't horrible, but definitely not the best meal I've had. The atmosphere and cocktails make the mediocre food worthwhile."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The Stanton Social was great - great food, great cocktails, great service. For a group of four 23 and 24 year old girls, the ambiance of the restaurant was perfect. Had a very lounge-like feel but very energetic as well. My only comment, and this isn't something bad, just an FYI for people going, the portions are small and meant to share, but are around the price of a normal sized entree at another restaurant. Definitely a restaurant meant for a special occasion like a date or with a special night out with a group of friends (we went for my friend's birthday) where you want to order a few plates for the table and don't mind spending a little extra on really great and fun food. Also, you can not pass up the French Onion Soup Dumplings!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I loved everything about Stanton. Drinks kinda pricy and meal portions kinda small but I get the concept. Loved it. My girls and I will be back!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is my second time there. The food is amazing. The cocktail list is great. Small plates are the way to go to try new things! the goat cheese perogies are a MUST HAVE!!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Everything was fantastic. Dale our waiter was perfect. Food was delicious. Fun atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The restaurant itself including the food, the ambiance, and the waitress were amazing. The host on the other is a real b!tch!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Cocktails are good but overpriced and very strong. Food is overpriced and small portioned, though delicious. Not as sceney as I expected given all the hype, it was boring compared to Tao, buddakan, or even beauty and Essex. For the amount you're paying to sit right on top of the people next to you and not be able to hear the person across from you, it's really really not worth it and they just try and rush you out."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. Five small plates and a couple of desserts were sufficient for two people to share. Service was good. The restaurant was packed so the noise level was a bit high. Glad to see that a restaurant that has been around for awhile still operates at a top level. Would definitely recommend to a friend."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Our service and food was exceptional at The Stanton Social! I recommend this place to anyone I know going to NYC. The French onion dumplings are my absolute favorite and the tuna poke was out of this world!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "My partner and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary at Stanton Social and the restaurant is the right mix of great food, innovative drinks and fun atmosphere. We arrived 1/2 hour early for our reservation and were welcomed and seated immediately. This was my second time experiencing the restaurant and I think it is a location that can accommodate any event, large or small."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Great food, service, music and vibe. So good we went back the next night!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I hadn't visited Stanton Social in quite awhile and was very pleased. The food was delicious and the service fantastic. Dishes came out at a good pace, not too fast so we didn't feel rushed. I would recommend just getting 4 if there's two of you--it will be enough."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Dined on a 7 course gilt city voucher for 2. There was actually enough food for 4 people. At times there were plates flowing off our tiny table, which wasn't exactly relaxing. The French onion soup bites were so tasty. Service was attentive."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I didn't think I'd be full from shareablr portions but the food was just so amazing here! The service was great, and super friendly."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My partner and I took some friends who were visiting from out of town to brunch here. This was my first time having brunch at the Stanton Social. We sampled a variety of dishes and all were delicious!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant is good except the food coming out of the kitchen took forever."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • " make it very clear that when the guest use the other door (sign outside) there should be a sign to enter before you walk upstairs. The guest should not have to walk all the way back downstairs AND then be taken back upstairs to be seated. Someone should make the call down to the hostess and find out where the guest is being seated. Especially if the guest has made a reservation."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Really good food! Loved the music too. Need more restaurants like this in NYC"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food is amazing, I've been here several times & I have to say anything you order of the menu is delicious. The service is great, the food came out fast and the waiters were pleasant. This restaurant is great for dinner with large groups and dates. And the drinks were Amazing!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "For a Wednesday night, the place was packed. A great option with a group of 10 and delicious cocktails. Strongly recommend with friends as well as children."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The food was wonderful but the noise levels so high that we could barely speak with each other without yelling."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Great atmposphere, a lot of fun for groups. good drinks. Food overall was very good, sometimes excellent. Some of the dishes are oustanding, some just good / OK. a little pricy, espcially if you include the drinks, but overall a great experience."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I would like to say that this place it very good. Portions are very small though."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Tapas style food, which is awesome for a big group. Fun way to try a bunch of different things and they have a wide variety of choices. Waitress also is able to fix the plate sizes to the amount of people at the table. The drinks here are also very very tasty. Try the Stawberry Fields, fresh mint & sugar cane muddled into strawberries; the perfect amount of sweetness. The plates are small though, so if you're looking for a hearty meal, it's not the restaurant for you. It's the perfect meal to have before going out for the night. Simple, fresh dishes with fun drinks. The one downside is the seating arrangement. We went on Friday night so they jammed packed everyone in. Request a side table if you can bc otherwise your chair will be hit"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great concept! Delicious food, expensive drinks and a hostess with a bad attitude."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food is so delicious here. I like that it's small plates to be shared because you can try a little of everything. The drinks are made very well (and strong). The Brooklyn lemonade and the Margarita is very good. It's a great place to go with a bunch of friends who want to try different tastes. The service was great too."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The food was excellent, and innovative. Warning: do not order all your small plates at once - they will bring them...ALL AT ONCE. The tables cannot accomodate the number of dishes they bring out of the kitchen at one time. Eating here is kind of like going for sushi...you just keep ordering stuff that looks and sounds good. Before you know it you've spent $100 a person. The cocktails are very interesting and the wine list surprisingly unique. This is a true find in this very hot (lower east side) neighborhood. It's hard to imagine turn of the century emigres to NYC even thinking about this but it really does fit the newly upscale atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "we stopped by for an early dinner, seated immediately, we got the oysters to start, fresh and delicious. Followed by 5 tapas to share. It is great to be able to try a little bit of everything, as EVERYTHING is so good! Go for the tuna wanton (my personal fav) but everything is put together so well."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Great place to go with friends or family to enjoy some amazing cocktails and to share food with those close to you. The menu has a variety of good to cater to any person from seafood to pasta to burgers. Definitely would come back again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Went here with my girlfriend for dinner on a Saturday night and it was by far the best meal of our NYC weekend. The food was insane - every item we ordered left us saying "oh my god...this is amazing". It is loud...just FYI. Really great vibe only topped by the amazing food."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This place is very LOUD. We are very open to this concept which several restaurants have going on these days, but this place was so loud you could not even hear the person directly next to you. There is a certain aspect that when you are having to text each other to find out what kind of food to order that it loses its appeal. I have to say that every food item we ordered was very good and are small plates (another trend many restaurants have taken on to obviously make a lot more money). Chicken Taquitos, Chicken and Waffles, Meatballs and the Mac and Cheese were all very good! The staff was very friendly and efficient. We waited 10 minutes for our reservation which was not bad at all."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was good but we couldn't help but feel rushed. The waiter recommended we get 5 items to share we were going to order more though. After I said the first 5 items he started to tale the menus away and said that that's good for now we'd want to save room for dessert. After desert which wasn't great was served the check was brought to us without us asking for it. One of my pet peeves."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Everything was great! I would highly recommend the Peirogi's."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We cannot stop talking about how fantastic Stanton Social is! I think our party of 4 ordered almost everything on the menu and each and every dish was delicious. The staff were attentive and friendly and the atmosphere electric! Just remember to save room for the desserts - incredible."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Good food and attentive service despite very busy evening. Especially on wine refills. Never had to worry about running low, but the service was not TOO attentive either. It's busy and noisy and New Yorky and fun. Not for a quiet romantic evening. Solid New York spot. Only reason I didn't grade 5 stars is I don't think it's trying to play in that league. Comparable to Beauty and Essex which is nearby."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "There is literally (and yes we mean literally) nothing better on this Earth than Stanton Social's French Onion Soup Dumplings. They are heaven. This restaurant is perfect for groups of people (2+) on account that you can order more than just an appetizer and dinner as you normally would at a regular restaurant. You can order several smaller plates and share them, so you are really getting a taste of the incredible menu put together at Stanton Social. And just when you think your stomach can't expand anymore, the next dish comes out and you somehow find room to accommodate it. We (my best friend and I who are self proclaimed foodies- actually she is and I just follow and am never disappointed) HIGHLY recommend trying and coming back."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My daughter, who just turned 23, chose this restaurant for her birthday dinner. There were five of us; my husband, myself, my birthday girl and our two other children who are very close in age to her. We had a fabulous time. Loved the atmosphere and the food; the sharing concept made it so much fun, and I loved the creativity of the food. The hosts were very gracious; we were quite late due to traffic but they accommodated us quickly after sending us upstairs for a short time to the bar. At the end of the meal they brought out a cupcake with a candle for my daughter, although I never requested it. Would love to return."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Went for brunch with a friend. The breakfast brushetta was absolutely delish! One more piece could be added to the portion size as they only give 3. The food prices were ok but no drink specials are offered and the brunch cocktails were pricey. Overall good pick..."
    Dined on 7/20/2014