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The Stanton Social
Posted by Unhappy Customer on 09/03/2008
Nice food and ambiance. Hate the service. Been here twice. Loved the food both times but ran into service issue both times. Actually the wait staff is nice. Its the hostess and the manager they need to change. Went there with a few friends recently. Arrived on time but couple of guys were finding parking. The hostess asked us to wait at the bar upstairs. Our friends came soon after (within the 15 min. window) and we asked the waitress who was serving us in the bar area if she could let the hostess know that we were all there and she said ok. Apparently she never did and when we went down to check on the table, the hostess was mad at us for being late. She gave us the worst seats in the place and refused to even verify our story from the waitress who was serving us. Also told us that she would need the table back in an hour. Now don’t know about others, but for a group of 8 people an hour seems like too little time to me to have a leisure dinner. We called the manager to request a change of table who too kept blaming us for coming in late and again refusing the basic courtesy of verifying our story from the waitress. Had friends visiting from outside of U.S. Was so embarrassed by the service and the impression my friends would take back to their country. Know one thing for sure. Never going back to this place. The food is good but nothing is worth taking that attitude. Btw, my experience from my first visit: The hostess refused to change the timing of our reservation. Called right back with another name and they gave us the table.
Posted by Carriefoodie on 08/17/2008
So my friend made a reservation at The Stanton Social and I was all hesitant because I've heard a lot of hype but it was actually excellent! The scene was great and the tapas style food was actually delcious. The bill at the end of the night was killer and we had only had too drinks each, but still I would go back. Things came out as they were ready which is typicalltyNYC asian flair food, but it provided for a long seating which was nice for a group of people. I left paying $100 and was already hungry when I got home. The drinks are pricey but the food is actually delish! I was pleasantly surprised!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/23/2008
My mother and I had gone to SS last year and she loved the food - our waitress was great and we had a wonderful time. She came into town again a few weeks ago and was really excited to return. This time, the food was brought out way too fast, to the point that we had to practically hold our water glasses to fit everything on the table at once. It literally took us only 20 minutes from the time the first dish came until the last was finished. It was still really yummy, but it was not a "dining experience" and we felt like we were pushed out the door. I'll take her, and all my other guests, somewhere else next time.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/15/2008
great brunch. A little pricey for the size of the plate but everything we tried was great.
Posted by riverdalesunshine on 05/26/2008
Food, service, and atmosphere were all very good. Everyone was very nice. I would definitely recommend, but the late night parking rules are ridiculous. Four different parking signs on one pole... and even though it doesn't look like you can get a ticket after 11pm.. the city of ny will get you after midnight
Posted by Mike on 02/16/2008
Very tasty, expected typical NYC LES trendy fair, found food to be hearty and tasty all round. Great bennedict, pancakes, fries, brusketa, and dough nuts. Go early for tables. Had 5 courses and coffee for under $50. Would return for future meals. Brunchman
Posted by Anonymous on 02/11/2008
Went there for the third time last night. Had an unfortunate experience. While the food is great and the desserts are amazing, the service and atmosphere is terrible. My wife, my in-laws, and I got there at 5:30pm on a Sunday. It took us forever to get our drinks and food. The service got alot better once my father-in-law complained and the food is quite tasty but I wouldn't go back. The space is too big, noisy, and hectic. I've reccommended this restaurant to many people, but I won't do it again.