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The Stanton Social

4.6
5077 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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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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
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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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What 5077 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great spot. Food was delicious - would defiantly go back

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My family and I visited to celebrate my son's 21st birthday and we were very excited to know that Chef Santos was owner of the establishment. We made a reservation and was seated within 5 minutes of entering the restaurant. There was a small problem with where were going to be seated, but it was quickly rectified by a manager on the floor, which was much appreciated. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and suggested a few things. The food and ambiance was very delicious and inviting and we had a great time. My family and I look forward to returning to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food, drinks, service, ambiance and music. Definitely will be back!!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This was my first time here, and it did not disappoint. First, if you are looking for points, be sure to ask for the round booth near the front of the restaurant. It's the best seat in the house and you can see everyone (and they can see you.) . Grab like 6-8 things off the menu and a few drinks and the 3 of you will be set for the night :)

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We loved our experience at Stanton Social, the food was really good, very good service and nice ambiance!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Worth the visit! This restaurant was recommended by a friend and we wanted to try Chris Santos’ restaurant. We came early on a weekday, so it was easy to reserve and was quiet. The decor is fresh and elegant, but not stuffy. The service was impeccable and the food choices varied nicely. The plates are designed for sharing which is fun. The meatballs are awesome with sauce that tasted like it was cooked all day. The branzino was a good choice as was the buffalo cauliflower. Overall, the ingredients are not exotic yet they are prepared flawlessly. Would definitely go back.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Really not verybgood

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Forgot about one of our dishes. Took over an hour to get all of the food we ordered.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fabulous evening, food was refreshingly exciting and tasted amazing! It was recommended to us and certainly didn’t disappoint. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We’ve been to The Stanton Social a bunch of times. The food is always delicious and if you’re lucky enough to get Jim as your server, you will have a fantastic time.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Vibe was good but the happy hour specials were only available upstairs (on the third floor) and the the "tapas" were $22 a piece (with 8 or 9 recommended for 4 people).

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Drinks, food, dessert all great. It is a great place to hang with friends.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Disappointed

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Love the space and fun menu but the service seemed like they’d rather be having their wisdom teeth out than acknowledging existence of customers.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

food was good as well as the service but they really pack the people in. you can’t move between tables without asking people to move, even the servers were struggling.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Really unfortunate.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent atmosphere and friendly staff. Enjoyable evening and food on point.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I've been to Stanton Social a few times and always have a good experience. It was great for Sunday brunch catch up with friends. Fun sharing food selections, good service, vibrant atmosphere. Great!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great location; great service; amazing food. Great spot to enjoy with friends!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service and ambiance was excellent! Food was delicious BUT way too pricy for the portions.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great! Good value during happy hour.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Very expensive for not so exceptional food. Prices were exorbitant for small plates of shared food. Also paid $14 for sparkling water- yikes! Might be up some people's alley but for us, just not a good value.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We went to Stanton Social based on good Open Table reviews. We were very disappointed. Very small plates with full-plate prices. Over $70 per person, and we were not full. The food was ordinary, at best. Service was inattentive. You can do much better at this price point.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Everything was great! Excellent food, drinks and service. The place is beautiful and is located in a very nice area. The Oreo cookie pancakes were amazing!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We go here for brunch every time we are in NY. Never disappoints. Just love the food!! So nice to be able to try so many things! Took my parents who are vegetarians and they also enjoyed the variety/options. Will keep going every chance I get!!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful, dim lights, nice music and good ambiance. Some of the dishes can be improved with the way it's presented, but other than that, it was okay. I didn't care for the food very much.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was very good and our waiter made great recommendations. Favorites included the pierogis and the Korean skirt steak tacos. Wine list was rather expensive and prevented us from ordering a bottle. A few choices in the $40 -$50 would have been appreciated. Extremely noisy though. I would not recommend more than 4 at your table or you will have difficulty hearing your friends.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Saturday brunch

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I love this place! Often go for their outstanding weekend brunch. The food is delish, served so it's easily shared. Friendly prompt service & decent prices on food (though the wine list is expensive). Don't miss the Croque Monsieur Satay...heaven on a stick.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Amazing brunch everything was perfection

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Inmangeable, un supplice, très dommage car cadre sympa !!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

What an amazing experience. I wish we could have tried everything!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This restaurant was ok at best. Services sucked. Food was fine but they did a terrible job timing the food and checking on us, refilling cocktails. Some dishes were cold when they should have been hot. Very inattentive staff, not enthusiasm about the menu, you had to flag them down if you need anything. Would not recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Goat cheese pierogies, French onion soup dumplings, beef sliders and cocktails were awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

As usual, the food was amazing and we had a great time sharing the different plates. Love, love, love the onion soup dumplings and the pierogis! Tried the beef and broccoli this time and also enjoyed it! Gotta finish it with the warm donuts every time. The servers are very attentive and engaging. This is our favorite place to go with a group. Can’t wait to return.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great service and tasty shared plate options.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Love this place!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Here for our anniversary. Fun place nice vibe. Great artsy food presentation. Taste was over the top great. Thanks guys. We had a great time!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Wonderful food, accommodating staff, very cool inside, great vibe, a fun meeting place however loud!! Can’t really have a conversation.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We arrived 15mins early for our 7.30 reservation, and an hour later we still had not been seated. Once we ordered the food was quick to come and the dishes all tasted amazing. Only 2 bathrooms for a busy restaurant wasn’t great and I’m sure people who were sat near the long line, also weren’t impressed!

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