Stanton Social or Beauty & Essex
Will be in NYC from this Saturday afternoon until Monday evening only for a mother-daughter trip to New York.
I am hoping to catch a show on Saturday night with my mum but would like to have reservations somewhere for Sunday. Both Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex have been recommended to me. Between the two, which is better in terms of food and ambiance?
99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002
Beauty & Essex
146 Essex St, New York, NY 10002
I haven't had the food at Beauty & Essex, but the crowd there (based on my one visit, on a Tuesday) skews a bit older and less scream-y. For that reason, I'd choose it over Stanton Social for the kind of evening I think you're looking for. I think the food at Stanton Social is uneven and overpriced, but food is not really the point of that place.
Went to B&E with three other couples on Sunday night for a friends birthday. Had the best time. Staff was great! Friendly and unpretentious, food was superb. We just kept ordering small plates and cocktails! :)
I have been to both, most recently at Beauty & Essex. Food was very good (believe it or not the kale salad was the most memorable!) and the ambiance is really cool. I agree with Leah that the food at Stanton is better.