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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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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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345 out of 643 people found this review helpful.

are we at the same social??

By Bronwyn on 12/20/2007

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

So I was surprised by the amount of mediocre reviews there were for stanton social...i've been twice, once with a group and once with my boyfriend, and both times, not only did i vowe to come back, but i didn't want to leave. The beauty of this restaruant is the variety and quality of its cuisine. As much as I wanted to order the kobe philly's for the second time on my most recent visit, we decided not to repeat any dishes and were deliciously elated by our new discovereies. The brie & apple quesadillas, topped with pieces of pancetta, are melt -in-your-mouth, perfection (and i don't even like bacon). And the pricing is moderate...leave out drinks and it's pretty much a steal! I will definitely be returning and I'm certain that I will once again discover something else on the menu that will leave me salivating. where else can you enjoy top rate food/decor, in this city's finest neighborhood, while eating with your hands??

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141 out of 320 people found this review helpful.

Delisious but pricey!!!!

By lanie on 1/5/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food is very good but the portions are extreamly small and a bit expensive. The perogies are amazing!!!

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248 out of 564 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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184 out of 244 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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78 out of 145 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 220 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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303 out of 631 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.

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 91 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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254 out of 551 people found this review helpful.

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