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The Stanton Social

99 Stanton St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Ludlow St.

Avg. Rating

Food: 7
Service: 4
Décor: 7
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

38% would go back.

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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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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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Small portions are fine...if they are done well!

By atteojnnyl on 6/13/2005

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

First, the portions are small. This can be a great feature, because it gives you the chance to try many different things. But here--tragically--things were not done well. The ingredients sounded fantastic, and a few dishes were well-executed (like the french onion soup dumplings, and the kobe sliders), but too many of them were just blah. The foie gras was actually disgusting...and I love foie. The bus boys were very aggressive, repeatedly attempting to take dishes that were only half finished. The drinks were quite good. At the end of the meal, 6 of us paid about $60 each and then went home and ordered pizza. We were so disappointed! The service was good at first, but when we failed to order dessert or more dishes, it turned to a little rude. And all of the servers were severly malnourished...which should have given us pause in the first place.

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dinner at Stanton Social

By rperl on 4/23/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great design and ambience. The food and service were incredibly well put together, as this establishment has just opened and almost everything we tried was great.The lamb tacos and beef wellington big winners.inexpensive apts at $8 and mains at $12-14

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