The waiter/bartender upstairs friendly, the waiter downstairs was not!
French onion soup dumpling disappointing :( The shrimp sliders upstairs amazing but they don't serve them downstairs.
Would go back to eat again upstairs, NOT downstairs.
Very good food and the ambiance is excellent. The servers were very good; however, the waiter had an air of pretension that was quite unnecessary.
The food is simply amazing , I have no words !! Definitely get all 3 tacos , shellfish, Korean and tuna poke.. but honestly we had 8 dishes and they were all so good.. if you're going to get dessert get the Les donuts .. it's orgasmic !!
Took a group of interns to a late dinner and had a great time trying many of the shared menu items. Our waiter was great with suggestions and was able to accommodate the pieces for many of the dishes to equal the number of guests. Unique incredible tasting options that brought moans of happiness over and over. Just a great experience!
This was my second time here and I have no complaints. The service was amazing and the food is really good. They have a variety of plates to share so you’re not limited to one cuisine. The ambiance is also great. we went on a Monday evening so it was fairly empty but a nice crowd started coming in shortly after. My friend had a food allergy and our waiter and the chef were supper accommodating and informative. The drinks were awesome (gotta try the Strawberry fields).
I have visited this restaurant quite a few times for dinner. This was my first time going for brunch. We went when they first opened at 11:30am, so it was very quiet. The food was incredible. We had the pierogies (to die for!), the croque monsieur bites (best croque monsieur I've had in a long time), latkes, and the chicken taquitos. We wanted some donuts, but the machine wasn't working, so they gave us two free deserts instead. The service was excellent and we were super pleased. I highly recommend this place for brunch or dinner. One of my favorite places in NY to dine.
Business Dinner - it took 40 minutes to get our first round of drinks because we later found out there was one bartender working. Food came out at a good pace, however service was just off. We saw our waiter maybe twice the whole night.
They say never to eat at the same place in NYC twice but this was an exception. In one week. An intimate ambience provides a great space to get together with friends and share some awesome food. The shareable concept is a win for socializing and allows you to try many unique items. There is something for everyone. Everything we ordered both times left us making MMMM noises as we enjoyed! The Kobe sliders bring the full eye rolling effect. They are a must. I will be recommending this place to anyone I know visiting NYC. Also, the server overheard it was a birthday and took the initiative to recognize it. Much appreciated.
We were recommended to this place to show friends who visit new york city bc the specialty food style. Most plates we ordered were ok, not amazing. The waiter kept messing up our drink even after asking/confirming couple times. We were planning to enjoy the happy hour but after seated, the host informed us we have to move to upstairs in order to have happy hour menu.
Fall off the bone ribs! So good
We had a great time at Stanton asocial. The staff service was above and beyond and the food was amazing. A great way to start off our girls night out!!
Food came out fast but the servers took a long time to approach the table when we sat down. Food was good. Will definitely come back.
The potato and goat cheese pierogies are ridiculously good. We enjoyed everything we ordered. We sat at the bar upstairs and enjoyed some house wine with dinner as well.
When Stanton Social opened a few years ago, it was among the trendiest in the city. The crowd was young, attractive and affluent. The food was creative and trendy. Reservations where hard to come by. Alas, those days are over and Socal has fallen into the eventual abyss of older, not so attractive and still affluent clientele. The food is creative but varies between dishes in quality and the trendiness? Gone.
The signature Tuna poke was good as were the French onion soup dumplings. Those are the most common items ordered on their menu and they're still still solid and fun. The Korean tacos were also good with a defined kimchi flavor, good.
The charred octopus was awful, we left most on the plate. It's so overwhelmed with discordant flavors including a lamb and lime flavor. Not good. The fried chicken & waffles were flat with a mushy layer of breading that was nothing more than a mask for overcooked meat and further mushy waffle.
I can't recommend this SoHo classic as like most dogs, it had it's day.
I was visiting NYC over Memorial Day weekend and someone recommended this place to me. I was nervous after reading reviews about the portion sizes, but was pleasantly surprised once we ordered food. There were 3 of us and we ordered 6 dishes which was actually too much food!! We would have been ok with 4 or 5. The ribs are amazing and full size for what you get, and the pierogies were really good too. The doughnuts with the dipping sauces were delicious (everything we ate was good) and we were so full at the end. It is a little pricey but everything was so good! I would definitely go back.
Came here for a date night, based on the reviews, while visiting from out of town. Had three small plates and a bottle of wine. Everything was beyond fantastic. I'm pretty sure I've had dreams of the scallops ever since... The waitress we had was helpful and friendly as well! My only teeny tiny 'issue' was that the music seemed off for the more sultry vibes of the restaurant earlier in the evening. Other than my personally weird habits of paying attention to music at restaurants, The Stanton Social is an absolute must!
The best place in the capital of the world.
Great restaurant, wonderful food and excellent service. Only negative is tables are so close together
The kitchen is excellent. Divine scallops, impressive entire fish (Branzino) and other dishes. Sadly, the service was rogue: despite clear request to present the dishes in three consecutive shifts, they come too quick and the largest two at the same time and on cold plates. The latter a killer for the dishes. We had to send some back. Also, white and rose wines should not be put ON ice, but submersed in water with some ice. Now top was luke warm, bottom stone cold. Better training of staff will bring necessary balance between kitchen and front.
Great service. Food was good and imaginative. Prices were not bad. Nice decor. Lighting could be better. Overall, great experience!
The staff was professional and courteous.
The the Eggs Benedict was enough for two individuals to share.
The salads were fresh and delicious.
I would definitely recommend Brunch.
Cool spot for friends get together r
Octopus salad and Korean tacos were my favorite! All other food was great except man n cheese. It was too smokey. Other than that this restaurant is a must. The upstairs lounge has a really nice vibe. I’d recommend eating there if you have a small group.
Very creative food especially designed for sharing. Old named dishes but really unique and creative. Drinks are creative too.
I cannot say one good thing about this restaurant. We waited 1.5 hours for our reservation with no remorse from the front staff or manager. It took 1.5 hours for the GM to arrive and find us a table. He was very kind, but did not make up for the long wait to sit. The food also did not arrive in a timely manner and our bills could not be split.
Every single other reservation waiting at the hostess stand had been waiting 45 mins +.
Food is fantastic. Service is exceptional. Just love this place. Highly recommend.
Fabulous waiter who took excellent care of us & recommended some absolutely delicious dishes!
Other than waiting 1/2 an hour after our reservation for a table and then getting seated initially under the staircase it was a great experience. Great service
Went with friends to celebrate a birthday. The small plates were all outstanding. One better than the next. We were 4 people and our server recommended we order 8 plates. That was probably one too many. However at that point we were so happy and full we didn’t care. The atmosphere and decor are beautiful as well. We look forward to returning.
Service was very slow and food came a long time to came out and wasn't anything special after it came. Was 45 minutes before we got the first course. They were unable to make any real substitutions as well.
Went for my dads 79th birthday. The food was amazing as usual. And the service was friendly and efficient. Always have a great experience there
I was last at the Stanton Social in 2007 on my last visit to NY. 2018 it was just as good as ever, we went there to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday, the menu offered an amazing selection of food and we choose a French Rose to accompany it all which went down very well. The staff are very attentative and service is impecable.
Stanton Social has a vibe like a really cool cocktail party. Interesting cocktails paired with small plates of exceptional food. This was our second visit and found it to be consistent with our first impression. Interesting tastes - on this night the stand outs were the Mahi-Mahi Tacos, Poke Tuna Wonton Taco, French Onion Soup Dumplings - really everything was outstanding.
Stanton Social Club's tapas style brunch menu is done very well. The food was all very well prepared. Each dish that we had was very flavorful and seasoned appropriately. The staff is friendly and efficient and made great recommendations of dishes and portions.
Fun, fabulous, creative & delicious food presented in an artistic way! The onion soup dumplings are out of this world! Also order the tuna poke wonton tacos. For dessert, the warm doughtnuts are divine. The wait staff is friendly and competent.
So much fun - perfect place to take friends who like bumpin music and good vibes to go with their dinner!
Absolutely incredible food - especially the fish tacos and good attentive service
Great! Bit loud but that’s Sunday brunch on a nice New York City day.