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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (41)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Good for Groups (31)
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Good for a Date (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Special Occasion (24)
Hot Spot (23)
Fun (21)
Romantic (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Casual (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Late-night Find (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Authentic (11)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (8)
People Watching (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Healthy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Love this restaurant every time we go. It's great being able to try so many different things with the small plates sharing idea. The cocktails are awesome, too. We especially liked the lobster roll sliders and the onion soup dumplings. We always have to end our night with the signature doughnuts with caramel sauce. Will definitely be back again.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was good, the Brussel sprout ravioli was absolutely amazing! Unfortunately, the service was not as good as we had expected so that was a little disappointing

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

It was a terrible experience and probably my worst dining experience in 10 years in NYC. The restaurant did not honor my reservation despite calling and confirming, so after nearly an hour we left without being seated or offered any real resolution, we left. I've gone to this restaurant numerous times over the past 7 years and usually had good experiences, but the treatment that we received last night was so below par that I'll never go back. The hostess was very nice and apologetic, but had no authority. And the manager couldn't be bothered. After calling and confirming the reservation by phone and online, then arriving with my entire party before our time, they never sat us at our table and tried to convince us to spend an hour in their cramped bar to text us when a table was ready. After we paid for 2 sugary drinks and checking in with the hostess for the third time, we gave up.

Bottomline: As I had heard from other people recently, this restaurant is no longer in the class of restaurants to visit. Go elsewhere.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Was having a girls weekend with friends from college and was excited about going to Stanton, as we have been to Beauty and Essex in the past and loved it. We had reservations for a Saturday night at 8:15pm and upon arrival was told that it would be a little bit of a wait. When asked how long we were told "We do not give times because we do not want to fail to meet your expectations..." We did not get seated until 10:30pm! We tried waiting it out at the bar upstairs but constantly went back to the dining room to check on the table. After MUCH complaining we finally got 1 round of drinks comped and when seated were given 1 free tapas plate. To be honest, the entire meal should have been comped. We spent a lot of money on drinks upstairs waiting for our table, we were starving and had plans after diner that had to be rearranged because of our wait. Management clearly overbooked the reservations for the night. Hostess was rude, while I understand many people were on top of her about the wait (we were not the only people to wait as long as we did)she could have been much nicer and management should have came out to help with damage control. Extremely disappointed.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Celebrated my wife's birthday Saturday night. Had a great time as the food and vibe was great. Our server "Big City Jim" was awesome. He was spot on with both service and his recommendations. The beef Wellington was the right choice. I look forward to a return visit.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Fun people watching but overall
Crowd a bit young table in front of us a group of tweens....
great food interesting vibe just VERY young. Haven’t girls in tiaras with printed shirts identifying the occasion since the 90’s....felt a bit too old for the place....but it was a great meal. Relatively affordable was surprised by bill at end of evening.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very poor service. We made it very clear that I didn’t eat meat, and they assured us they would be able to do a vegetarian version of the mac and cheese, but then it came with sausage. I had a bite before we realized and then got violently ill. Will not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent service. Food great but very small portions for price. They must be very profitable

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We booked Stanton Social for my girlfriends birthday. It was absolutely the best decision. It’s hard to find any flaws with the service, food or ambiance when dinning at Stanton Social. If you can imagine what the perfect dinning experience looks like, this exceeds the imagination. Stanton Social is expensive, but, that is because it is worth it!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was awesome! I had the chicken and waffles. Who wouldve thought blue cheese would taste good with waffles lol. Strawberry fields drink was Ah-may-zing!!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This is a neighborhood favorite. Great atmosphere, interesting food choices - not your average place. There were 7 of us and we waited 2 minutes to be shown to our table and the service was awesome. Highly recommend - all of my friends were impressed

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Only waited a few minutes to be seated. Energetic fashionable crowd. Food was somewhat adventurous, but all in all pretty good. I’d call this experience - Finer dining in a trendy but laid back environment. Music was great!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Tables are close together and the music is loud, so not an ideal date, but a fun vibe with friends and good music, easy sharing plates but definitely pricey

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Cocktails are wonderful.

Popcorn shrimp was flavorless

Philly cheesesteak is really good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Nice rear booth. A group of 15 young ladies. Right. right in front Noisy but entertaining

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

increase waitstaff and all portions should be made for 2 -4 people and be able to add individual portions

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

It was eh. I know it's a tapas restaurant and the food was good but was soooo tiny. Not really worth the money at all. But the atmosphere was fun! Will not be going back anytime soon.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was great! We had Korean tacos, fish tacos, mac n cheese, and kobe beef sliders. Drinks were creative and very strong! Went with the spicy grapefruit drink - Lost in Polanco. music was awesome and not too loud so you can still have conversation.
I do love Chris Santos’ restaurants so I gave the service a pass here. The waiter was extremely dismissive. He mumbled and rushed through the specials for the evening and seemed disinterested when he would pass by our table. That was very weird given that we told him this was our first time at the restaurant.

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 (London)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food was amazing, great flavours, delicious. The bottle of Malbec was really smooth and the cocktails were great, unusual and very tasty. Cannot recommend this restaurant enough if you are in New York.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was amazing!!! It was very loud in here, so conversation was a bit hard. The place was very trendy, and would go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Came here for brunch, was not disappointed at all. Food, service, ambiance was all on point. I will definitely recommend it to anyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Proposed to my long time girlfriend while walking through NYC and decided to surprise her with diner at the Stanton Social based on a friends recommendation. The food did not disappoint! Everything we had was delicious, and even though they serve small sharable plates there was plenty of it! I had also commented when making the reservation that I was planning on proposing that day and they surprised us with some delicious donuts and champagne. We will definitely go back here in the future!

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

First time in NYC and a friend recommended it to me. I would recommend to anyone else as well

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Terrible service.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food and atmosphere !

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Host staff and guy by the door are rude and unfriendly

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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