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The Stanton Social

99 Stanton St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Ludlow St.
212-995-0099

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6
Food: 7
Service: 5
Décor: 7
"Mixed Reviews"

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42% would go back.

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can we get a slice of pie on the way home?

By sjigga on 9/13/2005

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

A buzy atmosphere and a tantalizing menu had my mouth watering after an interminably long wait. Food was great but portions were miniscule. Each dish consisted of 4 hors d'ouvre sized morsels, that left our stomachs begging for more but our wallets saying no. Save a couple of bucks for a slice of pie on the way home.

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340 out of 648 people found this review helpful.

Rudest hostess ruined my social experience

By Dino21 on 1/16/2012

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

I had six friends visiting from out of town and couldn't wait to take them to staton social. I made 9:30pm reservations on 1/15/11. We arrived on time. I walked up near the hostess with black hair and waited patiently for her to finish helping a customer. We made eye contact and I waited. She finished helping the customer and looked down at the computer. Another customer walked in and she looked up and helped her. The customer looked at me and apologized for cutting in. So I moved right in front of the hostess. Nothing. She looked back down at her computer. I was starting to wonder if I was invisible. She looked up a few times again to see if anyone else walked in. Finally I said, "excuse me, are you going to help me?" and she gave me this stuck-up reply, "yea, yea, sure". Never had I been treated so rudely in my life. I raved about this place to everyone and anyone, but her attitude made me lose my appetite that night. Thanks to her I will never come back. Staton social, you need to definitely reevaluate your hostess staff because they are the first person to encounter once a customer walks in and that impression makes your establishment look bad whether your food is amazing or not. I was incredibly appalled. Thanks hostess for taking this place off my list. You need to find a new job.

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64 out of 119 people found this review helpful.

Try it...once...maybe

By nydent on 4/9/2007

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

Worth it if you are someone who values a cool setting, creative food and who likes to sample. The problem is you get virtually nothing for your money here. Plan on every bite costing you $2 or so...literally. The food, however, is tasty and creative, especially the crab-cake corn dogs and the french onion soup dumplings. You could make the doughnuts in your own kitchen though, so I don't know what all the hype is about those. Good service and attention to detail might make me want to pay for overpriced food, but as others have said, that's missing here in a big way. Go once to try it out if you've got some money to blow but I think you'll leave thinking it would be better spent elsewhere.

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281 out of 692 people found this review helpful.

Great atmosphere

By omeko3 on 6/19/2007

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Nice place to go, cool drinks, the staff were not so attentive but the sliders and spicy lobster pasta are great. A good place to meet up with friends. Tastes $$$$+ but is only $$-$$$.

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255 out of 553 people found this review helpful.

Great food, bad host

By VL1 on 3/13/2012

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

I went there about 2 weeks back on a Saturday evening with a party of 10 after having made reservations in advance. It was my sister's birthday party. We all reached there in time as advised and were shocked to hear that they only had a table for 8. They wanted 2 of us to sit separately. Given that it was a Saturday evening and we couldn't have found another place last minute, we asked that at least 4 of us be seated together but they refused to accommodate. The manager was so rude that he didn't even want to acknowledge the hostess' mistake in confirming our reservation when there were no tables available. The guy completely ruined our mood. Overall, the waitress was nice, food was great but the manager seriously needs to fix his attitude. I am probably never going there again. All he had to do was to be apologetic for their mistake but he refused to do so.

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53 out of 92 people found this review helpful.

Perfect in concept, almost in execution.

By JRokit on 10/13/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

My wife and I went to The Stanton Social on a Sunday night at around 11. The downstairs dining room was almost empty and the lounge upstairs, where we chose to stay, was occupied but privacy was to be had. The AvroKo design team have outdone their previous efforts as TSS is beautiful. The forties inspired concept is carried out gracefully and without shtick. The house cocktails were impressive. We had three, the best counted rosemary and oranj Stoli among their ingredients. The food was good. However, such an eclectic menu could stand to be better organized among any lines thought to be appropriate, just some organization. The sharing idea with smaller portions is perfectly executed within the lounge seating where we sat, situated toward the front of the building after ascending the long staircase ending in the back. The food is tasty for a bar, ok for a restaurant; its all in the language. For twenty to forty somethings looking for a place that can be whatever they need in a wonderful setting in what is becoming one of my favorite neighborhoods The Stanton Social is a gem.

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366 out of 733 people found this review helpful.

A nice surprise

By opdinnerout on 3/28/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I was afraid of stumbling into another super trendy disappointment, but Stanton Social was lovely. A bit loud and overcrowded on a Saturday night, and the hostess was a bit rude, but once we were seated we enjoyed lovely service, great food (albeit small portions), and original cocktails. I definitely recommend the doughnuts for dessert!

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305 out of 633 people found this review helpful.

The Perfect Lounge

By the_bos on 7/16/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I love this place! I live across the street and go here very often - never had a bad dish or cocktail in the several dozen times I've been. If you like spicey margaritas, they make a truly superb one - a really good blood orange margarita with jalapeno infused tequila. If tequila isn't your preferred poison, their other drinks are also delicious. As for the food, the French Onion Soup Dumplings are quite unique and rather tasty - definitely have a try! Equally creative and delicious, the Stone-Ground Blue Corn Crabcake Corn Dogs also satisfy a curious palate. But if there's one dish that's a must, the Kobe Beef Sliders are a clear crowd pleaser, especially if you're there mainly to socialize than to eat (ie you're seated upstairs in, what believe, is the perfect embodiment of what a lounge should look like) - they are little succulent 'beef clouds' of heavan!

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115 out of 223 people found this review helpful.

Just for the food

By malibu123 on 3/28/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

It takes getting past the overly trendy ambiance and almost oddly rude hostesses to appreciate the stanton social, but appreciate you will when you try the food. Most of plates are well portioned, and every time I return i try something new that I enjoy. The french onion soup dumplings are a must, in addition to the crab cake corn dogs. For desserts, the warm doughnuts with the dipping sauces will blow you away. Everything about the meal itself is worth a return trip, just be prepared to push your way in and to have to speak very loudly over the music.

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80 out of 147 people found this review helpful.

Go for a posh atmosphere

By Mercy on 8/31/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Lovely cocktails and decent bartender....just chat them up and they'll be responsive! Had a pineapple/vanilla martini while my girlfriends each had the spritzer. Refreshing and the seating at the upstairs bar was comfy and pretty.

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