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The Stanton Social
Posted by anonymous on 08/09/2010
I have never had a bad experience at the Stanton Social. I come at least once every few months, either with family or friends and everything is always to our liking. The service is helpful for those who seem overwhelmed by the concept and are never pushy or unavailable (as a reader has posted below). I would suggest this for any type of gathering; the atmosphere is fun and I always leave full and happy.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/13/2010
We ate upstairs in the lounge area, had great service, loved the cocktails and all the food was amazing, especially the french onion soup dumplings.
Posted by Booj on 05/20/2010
I have never had a more disappointing experience than tonight. There was so much hype amongst my friend to try out The Stanton Social. We went as a group of 7 girls for my friends birthday. Our waiter took 30 minutes to finally take our order. Finally after waiting another 30 mins for our oysters and clams, the clams never came. We asked him where it was and he claimed that he forgot. Then at the end we were wondering where our corn was. We asked him and he claimed they never made it. During our meal, we couldn't find our waiter to order more drinks. We kept asking the busboy but he kept telling us we needed to speak to our waiter. Our waters never got refilled. The food came at such weird times that we couldn't decide if we were still hungry or full. We finally spoke to the manager and suddenly the service got better. I will never eat here again. This is the most poorly run restaurant I've ever been to.
Posted by Happy Diners on 05/07/2010
We went for brunch and shared a Granola, the world's tiniest Kobe Beef Burger slider that was put together quite nicely, Warm Banana Walnut Bread that tasted more like cake (quite yummy), Red Snapper Tacos (an interesting dish!), Grilled apple & brie Quesadilla (you have to try this one. it's really very good), and the Spicy Lobster Benedict (that up to today, i'm still wondering if this was the dish that gave me a little stomach upset after the meal!). The ambience is good and suitably relaxed. The servers know their food and were able to recommend according to our preferences. To have a full meal, prepare to empty an unsuspecting wallet :)
Posted by Anonymous on 04/11/2010
Went here on a Saturday night and the seated us right on time to our reservation. We ended up ordering six dishes. The french onion soup dumplings are a must if you like french onion soup. Remake of a classic. The red snapper tacos were good, very fresh tasting, but nothing revolutionary. Had the crab cake corn dogs, and while the flavor on them was really great, they serve them sitting in a butter sauce, so by the time they get to you, have of the corn dog is soggy, so that was disappointing cause the flavor was so good. The Koby beef burger was good, but considering they branded it as Koby, I had higher expectations. For the lobster pizzette, we ordered it with the bacon on the side (my gf doesnt like bacon), so I tried it both with any without... trust me, order this with the bacon on the side. The flavor of the lobster infuses into the whole pizza and it is fantastic. When I had added on the bacon, it overpowered the fantastic lobster flavor, and let's be honest here, you get this for the lobster, not the bacon. Finish up with the mac and cheese... was tasty with a breadcrumb top and just enough cheesey pull when taking each forkful from the dish. For dessert we had the red velvet twinkie... if you like a real red velvet cupcake (make with creamcheese frosting), you must get this. All in all, 6 dishes, 1 dessert, and 4 drinks ran $165 including tax and tip. Definately do recommend this place. My only complaint is that the tables are literally about 3 inches apart.
Posted by anonymous on 02/23/2010
As others have mentioned, the food is hit or miss. Each dish was either amazing or terrible... French Onion Soup Dumplings are fun and absolutely delicious. Perogies are very good as is the lobster pizzette. We sent the octopus back because it tasted terribly fishy. The beef wellington was hardly worth the price and was ice cold in the middle.
Posted by Cranky Pants on 02/18/2010
The food is terrific, but some dishes are certainly better than others. The hangar steak is awesome and the meatball resting on the soft little manicotti will sent happy waves up and down your spine. Not so with the quesadilla and the chicken and waffles are definitely hit or miss. A fun place to go and share bunch of dishes. Not cheap, but so what: you've got to expect that going in. Long wine list, all very nice, but a stiff mark up. Example: Slingshot Cab was $65 but retails for about $19.