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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.

Oyster Social Hour (Everyday 5-8pm, 11pm and later): $1 Oysters & half-priced select wines and beers.

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, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 995-0099

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

Executive Chef:
Chris Santos

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, 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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (42)
Tapas (42)
Fit for Foodies (36)
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Good for Groups (35)
Fun (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Hot Spot (31)
Special Occasion (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Romantic (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Tasting Menu (18)
Casual (14)
Late-night Find (14)
People Watching (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Cozy (12)
Authentic (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Business Meals (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Healthy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Celebrating Boyfriends Birthday

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The amuse-bouche was amazing - warm carrot soup with sweet potato crunch. Our favorite "tapas" were the perogies, ravioli, cauliflower, and meatballs. The arepas were very average.

The gimlet was awesome as was the strawberry fields cocktail.

Lovely ambiance.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went for a 21st Birthday gathering. Having never experienced a sharing menu, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was a lot of fun, the food was delicious and was great how it just kept coming. Presentation was sophisticated and inviting.
The staff was very sweet and had the table set with custom wine glasses I had bought for the occasion. I would definitely recommend, next time I want to try some of the cocktails which looked amazing.
Ok and this has nothing to do with food, but we were all impressed guy who cleared our table of 7 plus serving plates all in one swoop holding everything with one arm!!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Made a 10:15 reservation and got seated right away. Ordered a drink and was really good. All the food delicious! Loved perigios,Korean taco, sliders all great. But save the best for last. Doughnuts with chocolate and caramel!! Divine.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on October 22, 2017

One of the best meals I've had ever. Great service- little cramped in there because every table was full, but our table itself had plenty of room and was cozy. Try the perogies- out of this world. Would love to come back for dinner (we had brunch).

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food is always amazing and the service is consistently top notch! I love to visit overtime I go to NYC! Great place to people watch too~

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

My colleagues from out of town were very impressed. Great service, super interesting menu, and nice vibe.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Tapas
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food and small plates allowed us to sample a wide variety of menu items. Happy hour in the lounge made for some excellent prices on wine and beer and we started off with a couple of a la carte apps before ordering off the full menu. Great for a slow paced enjoyable night out.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

It's was so loud we couldn't hear a Ross the table.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We dropped by after the theater. I would describe their food and menu system as Nuevo-American served like tapas (meant to be shared). Four or five make a meal for two.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

My date and I absolutely loved this place. We went on a Monday (Christoph Colomb holiday) We had specify on our reservation that we wanted a booth and we had a very special intimate experience! I would definitely recomland this restaurant to my friends!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This place was rockin'. I don't think our waiter could hear half of what we were saying. Definitely a good place for a group looking for a high energy night out, but not a great date location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fantastic food. Amazing service. Such a great place to visit! Loved it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fun, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Romantic, Late-night Find, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Beautiful rooms, good food, festive atmosphere, friendly service!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good food but service was dreadful. No mas.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I took my daughter and her friend here for a fun dinner out in NYC. The food was fabulous and the service was great. We had one vegetarian, one fish eater and one everything eater in the group and there was plenty for everyone to enjoy. The french onion soup dumplings were my favorite. Very fun ambience. We were still finishing our drinks after we paid the check and wanted to linger because we were having fun chatting and the hostess graciously found us a nice table at the bar. Was a wonderful evening and very reasonably priced.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Not only was the food delicious it was also artfully presented. The server gave us advice how to order so that we didnt have too much or too little to eat. The french onion wontons were awesome !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great service awesome food!

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

A really unique twist on food favorites. The service, ambiance, and neighborhood were great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while as it has good reviews. It must have been a good restaurant previously.....just disappointed

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The serving style is different than any other restaurant. Love it!

Tags: Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Never fails to impress. The drinks were delicious and strong-enough - the Notorious F.I.G. and their special (coconut rum, lime, cinnamon) were incredible. Five of us ordered 9 plates to share and it was the perfect amount for a reasonable price. Must gets: goat cheese pierogies, french onion soup dumplings, grilled zucchini ravioli, beef w broccoli, and the social mac & cheese. Skip the Caesar Pizzetta - wasn't great. But the Flatbread BLT and Taquitos were great. We asked to size up any of the small plates to offer 5 servings due to our party size, which was well worth it! Would recommend to anyone, any day of the year.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent menu filled with unique and outstanding small plates. A vibrant atmosphere adding to a wonderful experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Dinner was great! Great ambiance, helpful staff, and the food is top notch. Highly recommend the perogis and the soup dumplings!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We shared lots of tapas. Some were lukewarm, some still cold. The descriptions were far better than the actual food. Expensive plates for what they were. Have to laugh at the special French onion wontons. They were bread soaked in onion soup and at a high price!
I woukdn’t Go back here and certainly wouldn’t recommend the restaurant.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Waited almost an hour past reservation time. The food was good but the price definitely does not match the quantity. Just one of those overpriced places you are paying for a name. I won't ever be going back. I had 2 slices of pizza at a local pizza joint after paying over $200 for food at the Stanton Social.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Favorite meal during a 5-day trip to NYC--looking forward to going back. Lively, sophisticated atmosphere with interesting interior design. Go early for a cocktail at the cozy, chic upstairs bar. Boss Tweed Gimlet was absolutely delicious, beautiful, and well-balanced. Dinner service was very polite and attentive. Music was energetic, though may be loud for those sensitive to loud restaurants. A surprise amuse-bouche of a phenomenal summer gazpacho was a very welcome bright start to a great meal. All food was delicious, beautifully presented, and perfectly cooked. Tuna Poke Wanton Tacos and Pierogies both stood out as highlights. Great wine selection.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The staff was very friendly but unfortunately I cannot say the same to the waiter who served us that evening. Too much attitude for not being the owner of the restaurant.

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