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
366 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (228)hot spot (214)good for groups (194)special occasion (135)vibrant bar scene (121)neighborhood gem (100)late-night find (79)romantic (69)great for brunch (54)notable wine list (34)great for lunch (13)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    • 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
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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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything I expected
    AlexisVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've been wanting to go to Stanton Social for a while, and it didn't disappoint. I'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    BerryStyleVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is definitely a trendy hot spot; very crowded and lively (in a good way, in my opinion). The food is delicious as you would expect from this kind of NYC restaurant. That being said, it's not like we were blown away but we really enjoyed experiencing these yummy dishes in tapas form where we can taste a bit of everything. Generally tapas is more spanish-style cuisine whereas here it's a mix of french and american and spanish... a nice fusion. We really loved it and will be going back for sure. The only thing that was a bit of a downer was that there was no chocolate option in the dessert menu. However, the donuts were uh-mazing and they did come with chocolate sauce -- so all is forgiven :) Def give this place a try!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expectations
    Bebop
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My expectations were pretty high for this place and it did not meet then at all. I expected so much more. Way to expensive for what you get. Not worth it at all.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We enjoyed exploring many different items on the menu. The food was delicious. Try the french onion soup balls. Just amazing. Drinks were awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • xyz123VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was delicious,interesting, different, the restaurant had a nice vibe, was fun and good for a large group.i was disappointed that dishes meant for 6 came without a serving piece,&when I asked the server for one, he said "huh?" I didn't think this as such a strange request. also, clean plates 1/2 thru meal were appreciated,but giving me back my dirty fork & knife wasn't. can't a nice restaurant replenish silverware????? waitress was good, but couldn't find her after the last main courses were served. hard to order dessert, coffee & get check.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    One of the best meals I have ever had in my life. The food was incredible and came out at a perfect pace allowing us time to enjoy slowly but not leaving us looking around wondering where our food was. Great music, really fun place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK food
    Jill
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    But you would likely go for the scene anyway. Very noisy, food was good but not great.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Unfriendly front of house
    TTT2VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The hostesses were unfriendly. I didn't like that we were seated upstairs in the lounge (where no one else was dining at that time) instead of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!!!
    REOH
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Dinner was absolutely amazing. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. The food did not disappoint. I can't wait to go back and try their brunch!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KatieO
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food was very nice! Services was terrible, staff appeared all over the place. The music was way too loud and you couldn't hear each other. Twice they turned the music up. We are a young couple who go out all the time, and I have never considered the music too loud somewhere before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food lover
    trendydinerVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I am a regular at this place and am never disappointed. They are always changing up their menu but keeping the favorite dishes including the dumplings, mac and cheese, and perogies. Great for groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth it
    DenisVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We came there to celebrate our anniversary,and it was a huge mistake.The food was ok.Service was horrible.Tables are on top of each other.I would never go back to Stanton Social and will not recommend anyone
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  • Outstanding Experience
    cal123
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    They bring the food out quickly but give you enough time to enjoy just a few plates at a time which was great for a large group. They recommend you share a few dishes per group which was awesome as there were so many wonderful plates to try! Great overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was outstanding, with many interesting dishes that are unique to the restaurant. This is in addition to the dish that put them on the map, onion soup dumplings...which by the way lived up to its reputation. Tables are close together so be prepared to share conversations, if not actually food (which we did). The restaurant is a real gift to the Lower East Side, which has become a vibrant night spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    city123VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A lot of women around! Lot's of yummy food fit for groups and people who like to share. Will def. go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SugarSprinkles
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was amazing!!! Have already recommended this place to friends! Despite being late for our reservation, and giving them a heads up, they were really great to work with us and our party!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    Mllen
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was not the first time here and it once again did not disappoint! Food was absolutely amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food lover
    trendydinerVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This place is amazing. I got here a fair amount and am never disappointed. This place is great for groups and sharing plates. I recently tried their chicken and waffles dish and am obsessed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect spot for foodie groups
    jamster
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My fiance and I went here on a double date with our friends and had a great time all around. We ordered 12 dishes to share, as the plates are all tapas-style good for sampling, and every single dish was delicious. The dishes that ranked highest in the group were the perogis, burger slider, french onion soup dumplings and the pastrami quesadilla. Dessert was good, too, but the savory plates here are the shining stars in my book! Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Aptly Named
    CMart6716
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Amazingly good food in a sleek and sophisticated setting; however, the music could be lowered a bit to facilitate conversation. Service was excellent. Great 'small plates-style' menu designed to be shared; everyone raves about the French Onion dumplings (which are great) but don't miss the Mac and Cheese... absolutely fantastic! Fantastic place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some Good Some Not
    Evie72
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything was really good with the exception to the chicken and waffells and the fish and chips not good at all. Chicken was tuff and fish under cooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic