The Lower East Side’s sexiest restaurant and lounge, The Stanton Social is a collaboration by one of New York’s hottest team of restaurant creators. Celebrity Chef/Owner Chris Santos , TAO and LAVO owner Richard Wolf, and Peter Kane of Happy Ending worked with the James Beard award winning design team at AvroKo in 2005 to create this “jewel” of a restaurant, conjuring up their favorite dishes and by paying homage to the LES garment industry past with innovative design.
Chef Santos’ trend setting multi-ethnic share plate menu is designed to offer guests a chance to experience multiple dishes and flavors throughout their meal. The menu includes a full raw bar as well as forty additional items such as French Onion Soup Dumplings, Kobe Beef Burgers, Lobster Roll Sliders, Red Snapper Tacos, Crab cake “Corn Dogs,” and the Stanton Social Beef Wellington.
The three-level space features a thirty-foot glowing wine wall displaying over 2,000 bottles of wine in a herringbone patter, fringe-covered walls, fine lizard skin banquettes, leather handrails, and belt strapped pillows, all of which subtly tip their hat to the luxury and glamour found in the textiles and fashions of the 1940’s.
The vibrant space plays host to celebrities and scenesters nightly, and especially at the weekly Social Mondays party when the downtown crowd gathers to soak up the convivial atmosphere and groove to the DJs in the 2nd floor bar & lounge.