The Stanton Social

4.6
5235 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday 5pm-11pm, Wednesday & 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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Phone number
(212) 995-0099
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Santos
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Orchard and Ludlow
Additional
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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KJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

SUPER crowded, our table was by the door and groups stood smack up against us and kept opening the door and letting the cold air in. We had our coats on for the entire dinner. The service was poor and super slow. The entire restaurant seemed to be large birthday parties and they couldn't keep up. Some food was good, most was meh and didn't match the price. Wouldn't go back or recommend.

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WW
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had the beef wellington which was great. Meat was very tender, mushrooms and gravy very flavorful, and the pastry was nicely done. We also had the charred stringbeans which were good. We were disappointed that the only salads on the menu were an octopus salad and a beet salad; would be nice to have a good mixed salad on the menu too

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OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We are not picky people, but this food was not desirable. It was a fun atmosphere, but we probably won’t be back.

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KP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came for the french onion dumplings, which were delish, but Amy (who sat us) recommended the perogies. Ummm can I say devine!!!! Go. Get. Them. Now. Truffle, goat cheese, sauteed onion magic. She also generously gave us complimentary banana caramelized pancakes which were fan-fricken-tastic. I will absolutely be back. Amy was an amazing host, food concierge, etc. Keep her, and the delightful menu :)

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IA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went with a Group of friends. Tapas. Portions were small but good yo share. Will go back.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Great experience for our wedding anniversary dinner.

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LP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The French onion wonton appetizer was great. The beef Wellington was outstanding, melted in my mouth!

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stanton Social has been a favorite for 3 years now. I have come here multiple times for dinners with my family and significant other and it never fails to deliver. The food is delicious, there are vegetarian options available, they are able to make some dishes, like their mac and cheese, without meats upon request. They are very accommodating and provide great service.

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. It was such a great night. We sat at the bar because we got there early, waiting for our table to be ready. Drinks were good. We got there in enough time for happy hour. Upstairs had a cute feel to it. intimate. Downstairs where we had dinner, love that they have a coat check. The waiter was attentive. Came enough times, not bombarding. Food was delicious. ordered 4 things and that was enough. we sat near the door, didn’t feel the cold air. it was intimate. we sat on the corner booth. Def would go again.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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K
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had THE BEST time!!! Atmosphere is great and every bite was fantastic!!!

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x
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went before a show and missed the rush which came as we were leaving. Love the small plates, which were kindly explained to us by our attentive and lovely server Olivia. Tuna tacos, chicken arepas, chicken taquitos, onion soup dumplings, and west coast oysters were one better than the next. Doughnuts were amazing, though the peanut butter lollipops were too ... much peanut butter. Loved the food, loved the vibe.

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LK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of my favorites and the music is always on point!

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BP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun vibe with excellent food. Hands down one of our favorite Nyc places.

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LS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose this place because I follow Food Network and all cooking shows. I also love to eat at the chefs restaurant when I can. I had already tasted Chef Chris Santos menu at Beauty and Essex and wanted to try this spot as well, The Stanton Social. It follows the same order as the other, you order plates to share and you have an opportunity for your palate to explode with different flavors.

Upon arrival I was greeted by a hostess with the same name as mine Linda. I told her it was my birthday and she was kind enough to give my date and I the booth. She was very thoughtful, professional and attentive. Our server was Arleen. she was knowledgeable and helpful in making our menu choices.

We ordered chicken taquitos, meatballs, crab cake slider, kobe beef slider, which we shared. Every single item was spectacular by itself and my palate was doing the "happy dance" the whole meal through. I definitely would love to return for dinner and I would definitely tell all my network about this place. IT'S A KEEPER FO SHO!

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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambience. Food always delicious. The beef wellington and French soup dumplings amazing. Had fun sampling the specialty cocktails and Ashley gave us excellent service. Against our better judgment we ordered the doughnuts and peanut butter chocolate coconut pops for dessert. Heaven! Fun table next to us which added to our already fun evening!

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JG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in ages. Everything we ordered was delicious. I highly recommend the Basil-lime Gimlet. Don't miss the French Onion Soup dumplings or the donuts for dessert. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious. Terrific drinks and great service. (Thanks Ashley!) Can't wait to go back again!

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C
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought some friends from out of town and they absolutely loved it! The Stanton Social does not disappoint. Noteworthy menu selection include the French onion soup bites, the goat cheese pierogis, kobe sliders, and the philly cheese steak. Love this place!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My o my suggestion is improve your wine by the glass. I was not pleased with the Pinot or Cab

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ND
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Stanton Social went above and beyond to make our night special. They fulfilled my request to write a sweet note to my new wife. They also brought us complementary champagne. Great food and vibes.

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H
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent. Fun drink menu The service was good despite the place being packed. Only had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated for our reservation. We were able to get drinks at the upstairs bar whole we waited. Ambience is great. Portions are small as stated on the menu. We were still surprised to only get one slider though. French onion soup dumplings are a must!

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LV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My only critique is: for as many people that come to the Stanton Social they should have more bathrooms.

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MM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent spot. A wide range of food choices. Quality and presentation are terrific. Service is friendly and attentive.

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Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Service was a bit dodgy. Dessert.was not as impressive as the tapas. Would recommend and go back again.

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LT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The octopus salad was outstanding. So were the Korean tacos and French onion dumplings. One dining companion thought the burger to be one of the best. Little bit of a hiccup when service became very slow at the end. But overall, a very good experience.

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AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food option in the Lower East Side. Not terribly pricey considering the quality of the dishes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The cocktails were amazing as well as the dishes we chose!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

eh not what I expected

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C
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening tasty food with great flavours. Atmosphere was relaxed

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JD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I travel to NYC once a year and for the past 5 years I have come here and recommended it to others who love it as much as Indo. Amazing staff and interesting and delicious food and drinks. The staff is fiendly and accommodating.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful place but cramped. The food was good but a little over priced I thought. The service was impressively fast but I felt rushed by the experienced.

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LM
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing watermelon gazpacho as an amuse. Great sharing plates with incredible flavors- tuna taco and veggie burger was amazing. The service was excellent.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Went back the next night

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CC
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Great ambiance and atmosphere. Good food. Service could have been better.

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LA
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We did not enjoy the food. For the price I would have expected something really special. The Korean bbq tacos did not taste good and the veggie burger was probably the worst I’ve ever eaten.

I’m not sure why the place is so popular. The food really left a lot to be desired. I was also served a glass of red wine that was very old, so I had to ask for a glass from a fresh bottle.

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JR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is excellent. The service was good but lacks personality. Music is loud.

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DC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Great food and service. The music was awful and very distracting.

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E
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding in every way. A must visit! The food is just so tasty and good. You must try the French onion soup dumplings (not a typo)

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s
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Recommended by a friend and would go back again!
My friends and I celebrated our 50th birthday and they treated us well.

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ME
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the small plate way of serving. There were 4 of us and we each had the opportunity to sample several items. Unique brunch options were available and the Bloody Mary was outstanding. We only had savory items and were too full to have anything else. I will definitely go back to sample the sweet choices.

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