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stanton social. thoughts?

midnightmarauder Dec 18, 2007 07:01 AM

a lot of my friends have been talking about stanton social lately. what is the deal? is it really that good?


better question.. is it worth BUYING a ressie for it?

  1. LeahBaila Dec 18, 2007 07:03 AM

    It depends...are you wanting to dine there very soon or can you wait? Reason being, I would buy a ressie for Babbo, not a ressie for SS UNLESS you need one asap. The food is good, but I never knew it was such a "hot ticket" restaurant.

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      smokedgouda Dec 18, 2007 07:26 AM

      Absolutely no way would I buy a reservation for SS. It's good, but not that amazing that you need to pay extra for it.

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        maxine Dec 18, 2007 08:24 AM

        NO. The upstairs lounge is nice and the drinks are good, but the food is really nothing special. I was very underwhelmed when I went for dinner. I later had drinks upstairs and ordered some food and was even more underwhlemed. It is a fine place to get a drink if you are in the neighborhood, but nothing else.

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        1. re: maxine
          KTinNYC Dec 18, 2007 09:16 AM

          Completely agreed. SS aspires to be more than it is but in the long run SS is a primarily a lounge that happens to serve food.

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          small h Dec 18, 2007 02:02 PM

          Pay extra to eat when you're paying extra anyway? For the GLAMOUR! and the BUZZ! Good lord, no. Some of the food is good, some of it is less than good, and most of it is grievously overpriced. Is it that hard to get a reservation? I've just walked in a few times with no problem.

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            digitalburro Dec 18, 2007 02:42 PM

            Buy a reservation? What? No!

            If you're DYING to try it, just call and opt for a later time.

            We called just before the ballet one night and got a 10:45 reservation without any problems ON A FRIDAY.

            Don't get me wrong, I loved the food, and I actually found the space to be fun, albeit a bit crowded. But I find the idea of paying for a reservation to be somewhat preposterous.

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              midnightmarauder Dec 18, 2007 09:05 PM

              thanks for the replies!
              sounds like it's all hype.

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              1. re: midnightmarauder
                fooodie Dec 18, 2007 10:15 PM

                I wouldn't say it's all hype. I enjoyed everything I ate there. And yes it's trendy and a bit of a scene, but I found that to be part of the fun. That said, I wouldn't pay for a reservation. Call them up and find another time to go.

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