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
369 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (221)hot spot (210)good for groups (194)special occasion (144)vibrant bar scene (137)neighborhood gem (98)late-night find (93)romantic (74)great for brunch (43)notable wine list (26)great for lunch (10)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • loved everything we ordered
    Moocow
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is the best "small plates" restaurant I have ever been to. The menu is huge and I want to go back over and over to try it all. The Red Snapper taco was my fav. You cannot go wrong at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NYU Parent
    NYUparentVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We loved this spot. Our daughter is a student at NYU, and lives in a near by apartment. We are always looking for good restaurant in her neighborhood. We were delighted. The small plate concept is perfect. We went with our daughter and each ordered 2 different things, allowing for 6 different tastings. Perfect amount, leaving just enough room for the fabulous dessert dounuts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was okay
    nycgirl4491VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We arrived early and were asked to wait upstairs at the bar which was packed with under aged, sloppy people. We had one drink and waited downstairs until our table was ready. Tuna poke wontons were excellent, red snapper tacos lacked flavor, French onion soup dumplings were great and original, caprese pizzeta was okay. Chicken taquitos were okay. We ordered a dozen oysters but only 11 came out and it took about 10 mins for the 12th one to arrive. They only had one bottle of rose which wasn't that great. I might go back there, but I'll most likely just go back to beauty and Essex instead.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    Garcign7
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We arrived on time but ofcourse they send you upstairs to spend money at the bar. For Manhattan drinks weren't that bad, $14! 1st floor can be a bit crowded, 3rd floor is way more comfortable seating and beautiful! Great music and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodfoodfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food and drinks were creative and tasty. Service was good. Restaurant is super crowded and loud. You will have difficulty having a conversation unless you come close to yelling. Tables are really close together and patrons get jostled from everyone walking by. I guess it is because the restaurant is trendy right now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Falling Short
    NYCFoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is my second time here, and the menu is a bit changed... The seating is still very close and uncomfortable. -The group to my left kept staring all night. The tables are so close that they're basically one big table. I'm a pretty slim guy and I had to move the table in order to get up. The food was good but I felt that the original menu a few months ago was better. The chicken and waffles could not be eaten together because the chicken was too thick.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the Raves
    kandjVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We adore small plate dining and the menu did not disappoint. At first they wanted to seat us upstairs which felt like "oh you made your reservation through Open Table" treatment, but they did move us to the main floor when we asked. Wait staff could not have been more personable and we never felt rushed, even ordered extra small plates part way in the food was so good! Smart about servings and party size, offering 1 extra piece pricing for things that fell short of 1 per diner. Exceptional desserts too. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lots of little bites of tasty food
    Leecarol7VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Overall food was delicious. But, courses were very rushed. We had seven dishes delivered and finished in less than an hour. Please slow down.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Most hits - couple of minor misses
    foodisthepointVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food and service. Drinks are better made upstairs in the bar. Drinks at the table were good but not the same level of quality. Best of the night: Philly Cheesesteak slider, Nori Spiced Tuna Poke, Red Snapper Tacos and the Grilled Summer Squash Ravioli. Misses: Mac and Cheese was too salty and heavy. All-in a great experience - will definitely recommend and return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot
    Paul
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I went here for my annivrersary on the reccomendation of a friend. First off....the place is great the for is outstanding....if I could eat there every night I would. Only negative thing.....crowded!!! It's best if you go with 3 or more people.....as a couple...you are sitting right on top of the folks around you. For an intimate dinner, probably not the spot...but for a group....you can't find a better spot! I'd go again for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Meal this trip to the city
    JenniferGage5VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite hot spots!
    lbovVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Best place to eat dinner at NY! The french onion soup dumplings are just perfection and also the mini cobb salads. We were a group of two couples and we were in shock with the total price. We ordered almost 10 plates and the total price was almost 140. Really recommend the place and the lounge upstairs also is very nice. Now we just want to go to NYC just to eat at Stanton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Place for Special Occasion
    nycfoodiegirl
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JUST GREAT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything was fantastic. Dale our waiter was perfect. Food was delicious. Fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The restaurant itself including the food, the ambiance, and the waitress were amazing. The host on the other is a real b!tch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • garg
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2centsplain
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well managed and amazing!
    Laura
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was awesome and the atmosphere was upbeat and energetic. Service was great, they didn't miss a beat with the food coming out one after the other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
    beautybyrudy
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Pye72
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great food, service, music and vibe. So good we went back the next night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    allen96VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the voucher
    Christina
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service!
    TOvisitor
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Fantastic Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Everything about this restaurant is good except the food coming out of the kitchen took forever.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upstairs, Downstairs
    emily23
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    nyc321
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Really good food! Loved the music too. Need more restaurants like this in NYC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nyc foodie
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative seafood options
    Hs246VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excessive noise levels
    StanG
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food was wonderful but the noise levels so high that we could barely speak with each other without yelling.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Yr13
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall very good.
    gourmand
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I would like to say that this place it very good. Portions are very small though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delcious food, small tight space
    Lisanyc89
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food- snotty hostess
    Nycdining
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great concept! Delicious food, expensive drinks and a hostess with a bad attitude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    LillethVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.