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The Stanton Social

4.6
5121 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday 5pm-11pm, Monday-Thursday 5pm-12am, Saturday 5pm-1am.

Brunch: Saturdays and Sundays 11:30am-4pm.

Happy Hour: (Sunday and Monday, 5pm - close and Tuesday - Friday 5-8pm): $1 Oysters, Happy Hour Bites & half-priced select wines and beers in the bar + lounge.

Wine Wednesday: Every Wednesday from 5pm - close, 1/2 price all bottles of wine $200 and under in the bar + lounge.

Social Mondays (since 2005): Every Monday, "buy one get one" at the bar, featuring guest DJs.
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(212) 995-0099
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Santos
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Cross street
Between Orchard and Ludlow
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

Private Dining

Chris Santos’ shared plate concept makes The Stanton Social a great place for larger group dinners and cocktail parties.

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3.0Dined a day ago

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.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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 !!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

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).

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Awesome place

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on June 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Fall off the bone ribs! So good

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

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!!

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The best place in the capital of the world.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great restaurant, wonderful food and excellent service. Only negative is tables are so close together

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great service. Food was good and imaginative. Prices were not bad. Nice decor. Lighting could be better. Overall, great experience!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Cool spot for friends get together r

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Very creative food especially designed for sharing. Old named dishes but really unique and creative. Drinks are creative too.

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1.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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 +.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Food is fantastic. Service is exceptional. Just love this place. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Fabulous waiter who took excellent care of us & recommended some absolutely delicious dishes!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

So much fun - perfect place to take friends who like bumpin music and good vibes to go with their dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Absolutely incredible food - especially the fish tacos and good attentive service

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Awesome food!!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great! Bit loud but that’s Sunday brunch on a nice New York City day.

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