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tartlet Mar 12, 2007 08:29 AM

My friend from Paris and her husband are in town and I want to take them to dinner somewhere fun in the LES. I'm trying to think of a place with good food, a lively atmosphere, and interesting drinks. Any thoughts on Stanton Social? Thanks!

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    roze RE: tartlet Mar 12, 2007 09:12 AM

    Stanton Social would be perfect.

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      tartlet RE: roze Mar 12, 2007 12:22 PM

      Have you ever sat in the upstairs lounge? is it nice? Thanks

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        mas RE: tartlet Mar 12, 2007 02:20 PM

        personally, i don't really like the upstairs lounge. it gets insanely crowded and it's not really comfortable to eat. however, it might be a different story on a monday.

    2. ChefJune RE: tartlet Mar 12, 2007 10:11 AM

      make sure they're not closed on Monday.

      1. Bugsey34 RE: tartlet Mar 12, 2007 11:15 AM

        Kampuchea for Asian? Bondi Road is great for an Australian vibe and great seafood. THey have a varied cocktail list that is great.

        1. nyufoodie RE: tartlet Mar 12, 2007 02:50 PM

          All the above places will suit and I'll prob just add Azul Bistro, Schillers and the Orchard to the picture. Just not sure if any of the above places can be considered bustling on a Monday night. You can also probably have dinner in Inoteca and move to the lounge in Thor (Hotel on the Rivington) or Verlaine across Thor for cocktails pre-or post dinner as there all just walking distance from each other on Rivington bet. Ludlow and Essex which is probably the most bustling intersections of the LES...well, at least on the weekend.

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            haleyjen RE: tartlet Mar 13, 2007 09:27 AM

            Agree. I had my birthday upstairs on Stanton Social, on a Tuesday, and it wasn't too crowded.

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              hotsaucer RE: tartlet Mar 13, 2007 12:17 PM

              stanton social tables/seats upstairs are not ideal to dine on. bondi road, has good fresh fish, but their service can be painfully slow. the orchard is a solid choice.

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