Permanently Closed - The Stanton Social

4.5
5278 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
This restaurant is permanently closed. Chef/owner Chris Santos has teamed up with Tao owner Richard Wolf, and the James Beard 'Best New Restaurant Design' award winning firm AvroKo, to create The Stanton Social, a staple and neighborhood favorite of the 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 lounge and bar on the upper level, featuring guest DJs. Dishes range from $9-$30 each.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in from out of town.

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MATTHEWW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will miss stanton very much. We have been going for birthdays and special events for 12 years.

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vipGEM1126
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS! So sad it is closing! My favorite restaurant in NYC!!

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vipDanag
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED eating here. So sad it is closing. DEFINITELY our favorite NYC restaurant!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Very sad to see it closed 😭

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VaciaB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

First I’ll say the hostess was very nice and welcoming but the way we were treated by the waiters and waitresses at Stanton Social was unacceptable. We are 3 professional African American women who were excited about visiting the restaurant but the experience left me feeling hurt and disappointed. We were mistreated, overlooked and minimized. Because of this experience I do not want to support Vandal, Beauty of Essex or any of the Tao restaurants. If you don’t see any value in the support of black women than I will not spend my time or money. I will not suggest the Tao chain to friends or colleagues. I’m sorry that women, especially black women, are still undervalued as customers.

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vipDavidS
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great...tables were very tight...

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DawnW
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food - small plates to share are awesome ... grear service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with an old friend I haven’t seen in a while

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vipLDMC
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Every time I come to NYC I always go here. Not only is the food delicious, but the staff is a delight and it is a beautiful dinning experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great. Dumblings were 10/10. Drinks are really nice too, just a bit overpriced compared to food.

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vipnina99
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Stanton Social. By far one of our favorite places. Food is always excellent. Service also perfect. Just be prepared, reservations are necessary, and seating always runs late. This last time, we waited nearly 45 minutes after our reservation time to actually get seated.

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vipHector
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavorful food!! Great service and attention to details. Still one of my favorite places to dine after so many years coming here. The onion soup dumplings are a must have!! Great overall experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so delicious but pricy, but it’s worth it. The chicken and waffles were amazing, and the ravioli was great too. I like how it’s all appetizers to share instead of courses. Very full so make reservations beforehand.

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StephanieF
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Love Stanton Social and so sad they are closing. Food was superb. Waiter...didn’t want to be there which put a damper on our experience, but we love the food!

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vipnycnightlife
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too bad they add closing down this place. Hopefully they reopen soon

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vipResplendent
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a phenomenal dinner at this beautiful restaurant last evening. The salmon ceviche and oysters were fresh, tasty and delicious and the beef Wellington was so incredible I wanted to lick the sauce right off the plate!

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MiguelB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing!! Came for brunch for my wifes birthday with her friends and we left with very happy stomachs. Also had the Rise N' Grind drink which was like an iced coffee cocktail and it was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Weissaroni
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious and fun, I'm going to miss this original location when it closes at the end of this month. Get in while you can!

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vipfrequentdiner
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stanton Social was a great experience from start to finish. Our waiter gave excellent cocktail and food recommendations. We were never rushed; in fact, we were encouraged to take our time tasting our way through the wonderful menu. Fantastic evening.

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vipFlow
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here after our civil wedding. The entire staff made the visit extra special. Highly recommended!

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vipClaudiaS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The cocktail menu was good but not extensive. The setting festive and food excellent. The service was prompt and courteous

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Quality has declined dramatically since the announcement of the closure. Probably for the best that this restaurant will no longer be around in the new year.

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vipChuckR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! Our server recommended wonderful dishes. The atmosphere was really good for the first date. A total success!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My party and I loved everything about the restaurant however major points are lost due to the over 30 minutes wait we had to endure even with a reservation. That needs to be better. Asides from that the food was great and the service overall was good.

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vipKatieH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We waited 30+ minutes for our table even though we had a reservation. The hostess was very unfriendly. We had dinner planned for a birthday event and were not able to eat until 11:30.

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johannav
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food is pretty good, but portions are tiny (even though they are meant to be shared). For the price of the items, I expected to be wowed by everything I ordered...but was not.

Would be nice if they offered bottomless brunch.
Overall, the place is beautiful and cozy. Service was good and it seems great for having a small group brunch/dinner.

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vipgrunze
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Great service and delicious food!

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LindseyA
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and a very cozy feel. Definitely will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Brought my mom and we only had one dinner together. Food was mediocre. Beed Wellington was soggy and raw. Sent it back and their second attempt was better but still mediocre. Good service but wouldn’t come back!

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vipGaryK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall1food2service4ambience3

LOUD, LOUDER EXCESSIVELY LOUD.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for a friend. Host and server were so sweet with the birthday wishes as well as bringing out a cupcake and candle.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Food was amazing - well presented and delicious, just lovely. We went on a Sunday so was pretty quiet but the service was terrible. Waitress was so spaced out, verging on rude - got items wrong (missed items off the order, couldn’t understand a wine order) and generally no eye on customer service at all with a challenging attitude. Such a shame as without her it would have been a fantastic evening.

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PabloS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always!!

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JennaG
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Service was terrible. We were there for 11 year wedding anniversary and the server maybe spoke to us twice. Food was mediocre at best. Overall poor choice to go to!

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vipLyse
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect yet again!

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SteveH
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Unique small dishes. Great service.

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