The Vandal

4.7
223 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary European
Laid back neighborhood wine bar, focusing on intently seasonal food and cocktails. Small, ever changing menu ensures that you are experiencing the most exciting food in the most intimate of experiences.

With respect to simplicity and execution, we try to highlight the awesome product from our local purveyors with minimal "fuss"


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VicBlack
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal for a double birthday celebration! Seated right on time. Our waiter was patient and helpful( loved the Red Blend wine).
Good food and just-right sized plates ( but BIG and delicious pork chop entree).
Hubby loved the chicken confit.
Go there for a very calm, cozy night out that will not break the budget.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really felt like Joey was welcoming us into his home. The drinks and food were dry and comforting. We also felt that all COVID protocols were handled with extreme care and thoughtfulness. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worked with Joey to provide a special 18th birthday celebration for my daughter and a few friends. He went above and beyond my expectations. My daughter rand friends said the food was better than eating in NYC!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!

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JBorges
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and warm, fun service. The wine list is thoughtful and approachable.

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DarciS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Vandal was really nice and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife staff was wearing masks). Food was excellent - you can really tell they use quality, natural ingredients up and down the menu (Pumpkin Ravioli - highly recommend). Service was spot on and personal. If you’re looking for a quality dining experience in the heart of Lawrenceville, give The Vandal a look

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MariaP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, helpful staff and a nice atmosphere. The menu is always fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went for a quick brunch after a morning of shopping on Butler! They were super quick to accommodate us - and very flexible. We had orange juice, steak tartare, the Vandal Breakfast, and the breakfast sandwich. Everything was so great, and the aesthetic of the restaurant is such a calm minimalism. This is a great spot for a casual brunch or yummy dinner!

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JoeM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had an amazing time at the Vandal last Saturday. Each appetizer and entree was an explosion of carefully crafted tastes. The presentation of each dish was beautifully artistic.

We had some time to visit with Joey (the owner) and his passion for food and pleasing the patron was remarkable.

We can't wait to go again - with firends.

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zynka
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always a great experience at the vandal. they did an amazing job adjusting to service due to covid-19 - we felt protected, well taken care of, and well served!

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SaraC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my experience at The Vandal. From the food, service, all the way to the ambiance is stellar! I look forward to going back every time I am in Pittsburgh.

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Rich
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and Service were very good and food was not same old food you get elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty swanky joint, to say the least.

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BrianaE
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch. We were so happy to be there. Everything was delicious. Thank you!

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vipRocky
Pittsburgh
44 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drink. Menu was limited but great choices. Elegant Martinis and Negroni cocktails. Stuffed Dates, Crab/Avocado and Vege Fritters were all very tasty. 3 of us had the Swordfish entree and for me me, the Goat Cheese Ravioli with Asperagus. Very tasty! We will be back!

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vipneuroyates
Pittsburgh
35 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always unbelievable food and very personal service.

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christian
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and loved it! Excellent service and food was even better. Definitely going back again.

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RuthS
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals & evening at Vandal was very enjoyable. Two people had the chicken, one had steak, one had pasta & seafood, all excellent! I highly recommend Vandal, service was also excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the minimalistic design and the intimacy. Quiet relaxed place where one can have a delightful conversation. The place creates an unique atmosphere. The staff is friendly, attentive and experienced. Great attention to detail. The food is of higher quality, taste and presentation. Great cocktails menu and expert bartender .

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vipcathy
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Limited space and menu but food was phenom!!! We will definitely return!!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another Great meal! Nice interesting wine, Broccoli Rabe to share, Pistachio Garganelli with Lamb Ragu for me and Salmon with white Beans for my wife and the Piece de Resistance, Buttermilk pie with grapefruit marmalade and whipped cream. All outstanding.

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vipMatthewW
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorites in Pittsburgh. A true gem. Friendly well informed staff who really connect to patrons. Interesting delicious food from a small creative menu.

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SefakoP
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a dinner date with my wife and friends. Excellent food, and service. I enjoyed it immensely and will be back.

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EricT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with a cool modern vibe. The intimate space allows you to be immersed in the whole dining experience.

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laxmom
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We went during restaurant week. They had 2 options for a fixed price for salad, entree and dessert. It was very reasonably priced. Both salads were excellent. One of the entrees was quite good, but the fish entree
was completely bland and tasteless. The desserts one was excellent, the other was rather ordinary. I will try this restaurant again if there are more options on the menu, not during restaurant week.

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vipCaren
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The food was not good...we are disappointed. We had three starters: the steamed clam, the salad and the kale. The steamed clam was fine, but a little bit too salty. The salad was basically 4 pieces of leaves with weird pesto and the kale was tempura style but hard to swallow. The entree was very disappointed, too. The cod was super plain, and the lamb pasta was too salty...the only thing that was actually not bad was the peach tart.

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LeeW
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious destination during Restaurent week. Dylan was a helpful server and every detail was perfect

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vipRFLE
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unique and delicious food. It was a little chilly room temperature, especially since the door to the outside opens into the small dining area.need to dress warmly in the cold winter!

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CarolynN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for dinner during restaurant week and were delighted with the tempura vegetable appetizer (especially the fennel) and the lamb ragu with pistachios. Service was excellent. We will be back!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual, Buttermilk Pie to die for!!! We feel right at home at the Vandal.

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vipGarryP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome consistently great food and service. Becca and Cole create inspiring dishes. The menu changes regularly so keep visiting to try new dishes. Whatever you do if you see Buttermilk pie on the desert menu order it! You ll be glad you did.

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vipTripp
Pittsburgh
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

NYE dinner. First time here and we were blown away by the meal. Service was very good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Service and ambiance were great, however, the food was rather forgettable.

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SandyA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved it! Our server was super, as was the food & beverage selections. Will return soon.

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vipJohn
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Easily one of my favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh and a must if you're in the Lawrenceville area. The food is always excellent and I've never had a bad or even a disappointing meal. Service is routinely quite good and the menu changes just enough to keep it interesting. Everything is expertly prepared, the severs are very knowledgeable, and the interior is just right. I love coming here and am looking forward to my next visit. Keep up the great work!

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vipJeshaka
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique & delicious menu from appetizer to dessert.

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vipRebeccaD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Our visit to the Vandal was the first time for dinner, but we'd been for brunch before which was delicious. The food and service were great, but the restaurant was freezing cold. I had to sit with my jacket on the entire dinner service in order to stay remotely warm. Although the food is great, I definitely won't be returning unless its a warm evening outside.

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BethanyG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening and delicious, interesting food! I will go again.

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Evgenia
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Nice and small place, very comfortable in a rainy evening. Very small menu, but everything what we have ordered was good. I can say that it is better to have less choice but a good quality. We were welcomed. It was nice service in the beginning, but as soon as food came in, service has ended! Our table was not cleaned. All dirty dishes stayed until we decided to leave. We planned to order deserts... in a result we changed our mind since our table was full of dirty plates. But when we asked a check, it was brought quickly.

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You can order delivery directly from The Vandal using the Order Online button. The Vandal also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates.

The Vandal is rated 4.7 stars by 223 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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