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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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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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348 out of 648 people found this review helpful.

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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326 out of 662 people found this review helpful.

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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344 out of 654 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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370 out of 740 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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253 out of 575 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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307 out of 637 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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285 out of 702 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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257 out of 558 people found this review helpful.

Why would a new yorker ever go here twice?

By poooo on 8/27/2007

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

We went with a large group and got seated in the lounge--rang up a tab of a couple of thousand dollars of wine, cocktails and half the menu--and while the waitress was lovely, the rude hostess ruined the evening by saying that we were taking up too much room-- after they had seated us themselves!. There are bouncers hovering over you telling you not to stand up--sorry but some of us have to use the rest rooms -- and really, who wants bouncers breathing down your necks while you're eating? The entire evening was ruined because of the horrible service. I would never waste money here again--and hope no one else does either. Probably ok if you are a tourist-- cause its very sex and the city-like. But this place has passed its prime, just like Sarah Jessica Parker.

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230 out of 488 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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