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The Stanton Social
Posted by Anonymous on 07/24/2006
We were pleased with our choice for the last of 4 nights in NYC. Here's the plan: everything is basically meant to be shared. Our gameplan was simple: order 1 dish at a time to keep them evenly spaced and always hot. Also to keep us from over-ordering. Favorites included the potato pierogies and the paella cakes. The french onion soup dumplings, while a little pungent upon arrival, were also tasty. The crabcake corn dogs were an interesting idea that almost worked but were outshone by the paella cakes. The chipotle shrimp was easily our least favorite item that we sampled. We finished up by sharing the sliders and some frites--the kobe burger is the best bet if you only want one of them. The wine list had a lot of unfamiliarity to us and we took a stab at a St Roman that the waitress said "most people seem to like it." It was good, not great, but still felt like a good value. Finally, dessert may have been the single best thing I ate our whole trip. Two words: Warm donuts. WOW. They were spectacular.
Posted by ALW on 07/17/2006
I absolutely love Stanton Social! The french onion soup dumplings just blow me away. Some other faves are the beef carpaccio and the chipolte shrimp. The cucumber/vanilla cosmo is simply amazing. One of the most original and tasty cocktails I have ever had. The creativity of the menu and the cocktails is just wonderful. The atmosphere is dark, glamorous- definitely great for a first date. And I have never experienced the slightest bit of attitude from the hostesses or waitstaff. Everyone who works there is just lovely. I will definitely keep coming back.
Posted by Not so bad.. on 07/16/2006
Went with a friend last week for my B-day. Oder a few Martinis which were nice and intersting. I liked the "Hanger steak Au Poire" but the Meatball was nothing special and did not have any flavor. I felt like i could have went to a cheap Italian restaurant for better meatball. The waiter and hostess were rude and with attitude while the busboys were friendly. For 2 people, 2 dishes, 4 drinks, the check came out to 140. I wouldn't go back.
Posted by Talia on 06/15/2006
We went here for a couple of cocktails they are pricey but were very tastly the champagne julep was awesome and the Jalepeno margarita was great if you like spicy stuff. As for the space, the bar is too small and we could not sit and relzx. The place was also very loud and crowded.
Posted by S. Reddy on 05/23/2006
This place is overrated. Went there for brunch on a Sun. To start, we had to wait for a while even though there were open tables everywhere and we had a reservation. Why? Ok. next, service was very slow even though restaurant was only half full. Next, food was ok but price was not warranted for portions. I had the kobe beef sliders, tacos, etc. that are supposed to be so good. They were ok but def. not worth the price and frankly nothing special.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/19/2006
This place is wonderful, I don't understand some of the negative reviews. We went here last night for several of my friends' birthdays and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our waiter was so helpful, he suggested wonderful cocktails and even helped us narrow down our tapas when he thought we may have ordered too much. Donut holes with warm gooey batter inside and three amazing dipping sauces made the entire experience delectable. They even brought out three unsolicitated mini cupcakes for our three birthday girls.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/30/2006
We were looking forward to dining at the stanton social based on reviews posted on this website as well as other sources. The food, however, did not live up to expectations. While both the french onion soup dumplings and the potatoe pierogies were excellent, the rest of the dishes were subpar. Mediocre bar mitzvah/wedding hor dourves is what comes to mind when I think of them -- deep fried and overspiced to disguise the main ingredients. For example, the duck empanadas -- could hardly taste the duck, which was ground up into a strange velvet-like paste. Would not return here, given the plethora of much better, more creative tapas destinations sprouting up across the city. In sum: the place does not live up to the buzz and is not worth the hype.