I have been to The Stanton Social many times, but hadn't been in a long time. So when I was invited to a brunch this past Sunday, I jumped at the opportunity. I had never eaten brunch there, and wanted to see if the place was still good. It is not only still good, it is great and amazing!
I always recommend this spot for groups, because the menu is designed for sharing. I love this, because this suits my dining habits perfectly, for I like to try everything! Everything my group ordered was not only executed to perfection, but was really fabulous! Lets bring on the plates!
Complimentary warm doughnuts with caramel were a sweet and welcoming start to the meal. Airy and light, I could wake up to these every morning!
A duck bacon and egg slider on a buttermilk biscuit ($6) was great, and puts the "Egg Mcmuffin" to shame.
Potato & Goat Cheese Pierogies ($9) with caramelized onions and truffle creme fraiche were delectable.
Steak and eggs ($14) Stanton Social style is mind-blowing. Take a Creekstone Farms hanger steak, put that on top of a corn arepa, add some chimichurri sauce, and top that all with a sunnyside up quail egg, and you got one heavenly bite. The NYC FOODIE could pop this into his mouth forever. Wonderful!
Red snapper tacos ($10) with creamy avocado and spicy mango are superb. The perfect balance of sweetness and spiciness. Ingenious!
Grilled Pizzetta ($12) with fresh mozzarella and grana cheese, ovendried tomatoes, roasted garlic and hot chile oil is what I call yummy! I actually screamed that in my head when I popped it in my mouth, and I was sober-I swear.
'Chicken n' Waffles' ($18)- brick pressed chicken, aged cheddar waffle, corn pudding & balsamic spiked maple syrup was so amazing I started to blush when I ate it. The chicken was so juicy and tender, the dish could not have been executed any better. This is the dish God would eat for brunch.
Of course everyone is on diets nowadays, so we had to have an order of the Social Mac & Cheese ($12) with chorizo and ovendried tomato. With the addition of bread crumbs on top, giving the dish a splendid crunch, this was another example of perfection.
Alas, we also had to order the signature Stanton Social French Onion Soup Dumplings ($12). One of the most memorable and famous dishes in all of NYC, you can't come here and not order them. They are fantastic. If I had a baby, I'd feed this to him or her; wanting to start my kid on greatness at a young age.
So for hip, cool, and a wonderful brunch, The Stanton Social hits the spot. Be kind and be ready to share this greatness!
The Stanton Social
99 Stanton St. (bet. Orchard and Ludlow)
New York, NY 10002