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Stanton Social Prime is a restaurant and lounge by Chef Chris Santos (Beauty & Essex, Food Network’s “Chopped”) and Tao Group Hospitality featuring prime steaks and signature share plates in a lavish setting inside Caesars Palace. The 200-seat Art Deco-inspired space is adorned in bold colors, rich textures, and dramatic décor reminiscent of an iconic showgirl’s backstage boudoir.

Stanton Social originated as a New York City hotspot serving Chef Santos’ nouveau share plate menu that helped define Tao Group Hospitality’s playful and luxurious approach to dining and celebrity magnetism during its 15-year run on the Lower East Side. Stanton Social Prime is a reboot of the original, complete with its famed genre-bending share plates like French Onion Soup Dumplings and Potato & Goat Cheese Pierogies. A selection of prime dry-aged steaks, inspired entrées, and decadent side dishes have been introduced to share the spotlight. True to the showmanship of Las Vegas, service at Stanton Social Prime includes theatrical tableside presentations, charming craft cocktails, a globe-spanning wine list, and a 10-seat bar dripping with top-shelf spirits. Rockwell Group’s interior design draws inspiration from both the original location around New York City’s Garment District and the Las Vegas Strip with costume motifs and a modern nod to Art Deco style.

For late-night diners, VIP access to OMNIA Nightclub lies just beyond the velvet curtain. Chef Chris Santos and Tao Group Hospitality have mined their repertoires to satisfy both steakhouse lovers and thrill-seekers with a menu and vibe that takes you on an indulgent ride to the other side of midnight in Sin City

6,000 square feet

204 seats


Chef Chris Santos has over twenty-five years of experience as an executive chef in New York City’s hottest restaurants as well as his expansions on the West Coast. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Chef of Beauty & Essex Restaurants in the Lower East Side, at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, and in Hollywood, CA. He oversees the menu development and culinary operations of all three properties with Stanton Social Prime being the latest addition in Las Vegas.

After graduating from Johnson & Wales University and traveling extensively through Europe, Chef Santos honed his craft, palate, and style in various restaurants around New York City, including the cult classic Wyanoka, the famed Time Café, and award-winning Latin restaurant, Suba.

In 2005, he and partner Rich Wolf introduced the world to their unique brand of communal dining with the debut of their restaurant, The Stanton Social. The New York Times praised his innovative talent in which he tweaks traditional classics with an “infectious playfulness.” In 2007, he was named Star Chefs Rising Star Chef and began developing a sister restaurant to his first smash hit. In December of 2010, Santos and Wolf welcomed Beauty & Essex to the Lower East Side. With an operational pawnshop entrance, the breathtaking design transforms the turn-of-the-century townhouse into a seductive, bi-level restaurant and lounge. A few years later, Santos introduced Beauty & Essex to the West Coast in Las Vegas, and again in Los Angeles in 2017.

Santos released his first cookbook in 2017 to critical acclaim: “SHARE – Delicious and Surprising Recipes to Pass Around Your Table”. In addition to his three restaurants, he has been a series regular and sitting judge on Food Network’s hit series “Chopped” since its debut in 2008 and is a two-time champion himself. Santos has been featured on NBC’s “TODAY Show,” CBS’s “Early Show,” “The Martha Stewart Show,” and “The Rachael Ray Show” among many others

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