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About The Stanton Social

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.

99 Stanton Street
New York, NY 10002
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates

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.

Cross Street:
Between Orchard and Ludlow

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 995-0099

Website:
http://www.thestantonsocial.com/

Executive Chef:
Chris Santos

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

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Private Dining

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

The Stanton Social Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (43)
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Fun (24)
Romantic (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Tasting Menu (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Casual (16)
Cozy (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Authentic (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Comfort Food (9)
People Watching (9)
Bar Seating (8)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Terrible service.

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 (Naples)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and atmosphere !

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

This was the worst experience. We had a reservation for 9 and table was still not ready till 9:45. We got there early to even let them know we were there. No information from host, she was completely rude and not communicating properly. Spoke with manager and she kept asking us to grab a drink and they had busy night. Not sure how that’s relevant when we had reservation made ahead of time. I had party of 7 and last min we had to go somewhere else.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Ambiance was cool, good music, a place to bring groups of friends and food was fast and delicious. Downfall, waited 45 minutes for our table when we had reservations, and it was like that with every table in front of us. I saw a lot of reviews with the same issue.

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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely loved The Stanton. Amazing food, great cocktails, brilliant atmosphere all with a great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was good but the service was obnoxious. Portions are small for the price. The waiter was constantly trying to upsell us in an extremely condescending way. He literally said: when you buy a bottle of wine you get more wine for less money. So you’re telling me you want to pay more for less?

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything I had was amazing (chicken taquito, French onion dumplings, fries, mac and cheese, Kobe burger and Philly cheesesteak which I ended up ordering another because they're just so bomb) in addition to those items I had what used to be a staple on their menu, the chicken and waffle :( this is the biggest disappointment. I've been going to Stanton since I was 20 (almost 10 yrs ago) and the reason I fell in love with the restaurant was the chicken and waffles. It was brick pressed, w some kind of creamy corn, a sweet glaze on top and scallion (something like that, it was amazing) every time I come in I cross my fingers that it's prepared that way :( unfortunately NOW it's fried w the spiciest batter they could come up w and a nasty variation of a waffle. Sorry chef, do better. (Bring the old prep back! And the Cajun shrimp)

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Host staff and guy by the door are rude and unfriendly

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

reservation was for 7:45pm and our fault we showed up 10minutes late. They wouldn't seat us until all parties where there(other person came 5min later) Said it wouldn't be long but we ended up not getting sitted until 9ish. If it wasn't for the manager I wouldn't even give it the good stars I did. Crazy loud

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·Dined 7 days ago

Every dish we order my taste buds applaud. I love trying several dishes in small quantities and everything is amazing.

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Awesome experience. Great food and atmosphere. Prices were fair. We got to meet Chris Santos and he was amazing.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Amazing service, fantastic courses of delicious morsels of delectable cuisine, paired with the best mango, sage and gin cocktail in NYC! French onion dumplings, sweet potato and goat cheese pierogies and short rib beef and broccoli were so pleasing on the palate, that it almost made me forget the hour long wait for our reserved table :(
Our wonderful group of 8 were tremendously patient and understanding, however we were celebrating a milestone birthday, that was completely overlooked by management!
Definitely worth the wait, just a little bit of TLC to go the extra mile for customer retention!

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We were SO looking forward to a great meal here as we have had in the past. Unfortunately, it was not to be. The food we ordered was cool at best and we never got our second glass of wine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Very slow service. Practically everyone in the restaurant got their meal before we received anything other than poorly shucked oysters. Don't ask any details about the oysters, the server could only tell us that they had east and west!! No further details until going and finding out. Amazing.

The only good thing about the experience is that the staff quickly identified that they had messed up and comped us our two drinks and six oysters. An hour plus long experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We took my mother there for her 74th birthday. Booked a week in advance and used special notes section in open table. Apparently they do not read these. Had to equest a booth again at check in. Was told diner selections would come out at a nice pace. They dropped the first 5 All at once then pretty much did the same with the last three. They switched waiters mid service saying one had to leave, while all the while he kept passing by our table to serve the next booth. Service was mediocre.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The French onion soup dumplings are a must!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Reserved a table for 3 people to celebrate my 28th birthday. The tapa styled food was delicious, my friends and I shared plates as recommended. A good list of cocktails and wines, and the desserts were amazing! Definitely try the fired donuts!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was a great meal. We went for brunch at the tail end, tried several items (sliders, pierogi, a salad, and the oreo pancakes) and we really enjoyed all of it. Seated in a nice comfy booth with a very attentive waitress.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was my second time there. I live in Minneapolis, will def return with each visit to NYC!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Tapas, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good food. Service mediocre. Reservation was honored a half hour after the reserved time with no place to wait.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

generally we are very pleased with the Stanton Social.
However, this visit, our waiter was less than attentive.
We had to ask for water 3 separate times before finally getting our glasses refilled.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Over priced. Food isn't good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I hadn't been there in a year. The food is still impeccable. Noise level was lower (better) than during my last visit. Our waiter was sweet.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Came here with a large group last time and loved it so I decided to celebrate my birthday here. It was, once again, amazing and I had a wonderful evening!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The food was superb. Except the birthday cupcake was terrible, cheaply made and presentation is poor. This restaurant is pricey for the location the chef is very lucky he has a name on chopped but the service was terrible and the Tuna poke was not fresh and presentation was poor. If there’s three people on the table you only get three? What’s that all about? Odd. Also the saffron bucatini was dripping w oil. Disgusting ... we barely touched it but since the waitress hardly returned to our table we just let it go and moved forward w our meals.
Also the bidders are so fast to get you out of the restaurant that our dish was cleared off table before we could say no please don’t take it we’re not done. So the service lacks professionalism and curteousy to communicate effectively .

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I had a 9:30pm reservation for 6 people and we weren't seated till 10:45- when everyone was there at 9:20. I called to let the hostess know it was a birthday celebration just to make her aware it was a special occasion (and I also had to drop off a cake earlier in the day), and that clearly didn't matter. The bouncer wouldn't allow us to go talk to the hostess when it became an increasingly long wait, so we weren't even allowed to complain or ask questions. This has now happened three times at this restaurant, and the food is just not worth it. Terrible hospitality.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food not nearly as good as Beauty and Essex, Chris Santos’ other restaurant. Disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Celebrating Boyfriends Birthday

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was great. Especially loved the French onion soup dumplings and the pierogies.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food & service were great. Very creative menu of small plates. My only issue was the closeness of the tables. I felt like we were sitting with another couple, that we had never met before.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Loved everything about it- excellent service and we took recommendations from our waitress who never steered us wrong! Knew we wanted to try the French Onion Soup Dumplings, but she also suggested Pierogis which were delicious. Beef Wellington, Meatballs and Cobb Salad were also favorites. We will be back and will recommend to friends. Just a comfortable place, a friendly atmosphere and superior service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Came from Los Angeles for two nights and decided to come back to this spot, like before it didn’t disappoint, food was great service wasn’t bad at all we just had a great time. Music was really nice as we sat at a table by the bar. Overall if in ny definitely hit this place up and vandal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great place to share great food with friends!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was my second time here and did not disappoint! Food is excellent and wait staff are friendly. I will be back!

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I went to this place on a recommendation from a coworker and was very impressed. The food was absolutely amazing. If you go here and don't get the french onion soup dumplings, you're doing it wrong. I could have eaten about four more orders of them. Service was great and the bartender upstairs was very prompt and friendly. This is a great place for a girl's night out or date night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Loved this place. We went after the theatre and had late night dinner. The restaurant was still busy and it is was terribly cute. The restaurant serves small plates which is nice so late at night didn't need to eat a whole 4 course meal. We had drinks and four small plates and the food was delicious. We will definitely return.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went with my husband on a Saturday night. We were looking for a place with good food and good music to dine in. Music was not great, 90s hits most of the time, not my preference. The food was amazing, everything we order was on point. We love it!!! Definitely going back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a reservation for 8:30. When we arrived, the place was so full, we couldn’t even stand there. The noise was impossible! They sent us to wait at the bar upstairs. It was just as bad! No place to stand, no one was able to take our order for a drink, and it was impossible to talk. Our table was ready at 9:14. Almost an hour late...
No matter how good their food is, and it is, this is not the way to treat your customers!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Unfortunately despite having a reservation we waited over an hour and finally gave up on getting in. Was very disappointing as we had flown in from Toronto for the weekend and were very much looking forward to it. We’re back in December and will give it another try because we’re fans of chris santos, but his staff definitely let us down this week. Can’t rate the food obviously because we didn’t get to eat but the menu is what will ultimately bring us back to try it one more time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Mediocre mediocre mediocre mediocre disappointing

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