Chris Santos

Chris Santos

New York

About Chris Santos

Chris Santos is the chef/co-owner of the Stanton Social and Beauty and Essex. He has over twenty years of experience honing his culinary craft as an Executive Chef in New York City’s hottest restaurants. From the cult classic Wyanoka, which Sam Sifton described as “sexy…and outrageously flavorful,” to the famed Time Café and award-wining Latin restaurant, Suba, his distinctive career has been synonymous with unparalleled success.


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At My Venues

Tomato tartare
$$$$, Wine Bar, Tapas, Lounge, Lower East Side
"I know—tomato tartare in a world of tuna and steak tartares?! Trust me. Chris Santos takes tomatoes to a whole other level. Each individual portion is topped with a perfectly cooked quail egg. It's so tasty, you will probably order another round! Round it out with some chicken fried oysters, lobster pizza, a very tasty burger, and some killer doughnuts for dessert. Don't be fooled by the pawn shop entrance; walk on through and you will find a beautiful restaurant and a great meal to follow."