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Vandal

4.5
4.5
2845 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Located on Bowery, a street that dates back to the 17th century, Vandal is the latest restaurant/nightclub by the TAO Group and Chef Chris Santos. Vandal celebrates the art, architecture, and food of global culture from New York to Vietnam to Barcelona and beyond, as well as the history and culture of the restaurant’s Lower East Side location. The two-level space includes a bar/lounge, restaurant, garden outdoor dining area, private dining room, and cellar nightclub.

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This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Sun 10:30 pm–10:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 400-0199

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Sarah Nelson

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the heart of New York’s historic Lower East Side on The Bowery, Vandal features the work of world-renowned street artists alongside globally inspired street food from destinations as varied as Chile, Vietnam, and Barcelona.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (844) 231-1310

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    @ Spring St.

  • Parking details

    There is metered street parking along the Bowery and neighboring streets. There are also parking garages nearby:<br />• Park on Auto Services on Mulberry St between Spring & Delancey Streets<br />• 395 Parking Corporation on Broome St and Baxter<br />• Mott Park LLC on Mott St between Prince St and W Houston

  • Public transit

    The J or Z train to The Bowery. Exit onto The Bowery and walk North.<br />The B and D train to Grand St. Walk West along Grand St and turn right at The Bowery. The restaurant will be on your right on the east side of the street.<br />The F train to 2nd Ave. Exit onto Houston and walk west. Make a left onto The Bowery and walk South.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking

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What 2,845 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. CC

    CeekCriteec

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant, everything from the ambiance, food options and the staff were just perfect. Had a great artsy vibe as well.
  2. CA

    CharA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, easy accommodations for special diets..beautiful and fun decor. We will definitely go back..smores dessert is amazing!
  3. g

    groth

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding fare and impeccable service. Every dish we had was delicious. Special shout out to the soup dumplings! Well worth the $. Will def return.
  4. AK

    AndreaK

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Your food was good but your service was horrible. The waitress only came back to yell to order food or get paid
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience! Love everything about it!
  6. JP

    JoeP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Overall experience was good 7 out of 10. The waiter was poor.
  7. JG

    JorgeG

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Waiter was really rude
  8. w

    wilsonromero

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for drinks and appetizers
  9. HG

    HaileyG

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere, AMAZING food. The service was a liiiitle slow, but it was very busy. I'd go back
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Food was amazing
  11. JS

    JarethS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The soups were the best thing I’ve ever tasted. Incredible.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Tourist Trap
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place to celebrate special occasions
  14. DP

    DeeP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Will def have to go back to try the rest of the menu!
  15. J

    Jess

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    I always love the food and drinks here. The service is sucky though. The lounge young and fun.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great experience vibe was amazing music was fire litt
  17. ME

    ME001

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience overall; celebrated a friend’s birthday.. food was out of this world, service was exceptional and the ambiance was amazing. This place has become one of our fav in NYC.
  18. EV

    EmmaV

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! The food is wonderful, servers attentive , friendly and knowledgeable. The music got a bit too loud for a Sunday night with a 1/2 full seating. That is my only one point of improvement.
  19. MJ

    MadalenaJune

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a total vibe! One of my favorite spots for an energetic atmosphere!
  20. KC

    KCLady

    Kansas City

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Steak was amazing!!! Great atmosphere, if back in nyc for sure will return!
  21. VC

    VanessaC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The restaurant was great. The only issue I had was when my friends and I tried to go to the Lounge attached to the restaurant and was told at the door that there was a $300 minimum to get in. I went to the lounge May 2019 and that was not the case. Also, I checked the website prior to going and there was no information stating this “new policy” which I feel is very unprofessional.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was celebrating my birthday and I loved the vibe it was wonderful and the staff was great
  23. CE

    ChrisE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place now. Went Friday with friends that know Jen, an owner. Had to go back the next night it was so good. Had to try everything on the vegan menu. Shane our waiter is awesome. Will request him again.
  24. SS

    SulamifS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time celebrating friend's birthdays (even if we were the only 45+ table there!)
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    It was my birthday dinner party with 5 friends. I was highly disappointed to know that the nightclub is doorman’s discretion. Especially after having a decent dining experience. We should be able to get in first come first serve. If there’s a fee and dress code that’s fine. But to just be judged on what the doorman thinks is acceptable on looks to get in is not acceptable. It’s pretty much close to discrimination. If we paid and fit the dress code. We should be able to get in and finish celebrating my birthday. It made the end of the night a huge disappointment.
  26. AJ

    ArthurJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place had no idea the food was made for two great surprise
  27. MP

    MichelleP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was superb and the food was delicious. This spot is a go-to for a reason.
  28. NY

    NewYorker124

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Poor service. One person’s main course just forgotten. No apologies. Drinks hard to get. Service staff found itself very important. No direct access to bar in the basement :-( Food was good.
  29. L

    Laurenenyc12312015

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good but overpriced
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very cool restaurant with great food and service
  31. b

    bhavna

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the vibe, music, decor here and its great for groups! Great food and drinks too
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Vandal was an amazing experience great friendly stagf
  33. Y

    Yera

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere!!! Love the place and food. The drink was awesome.
  34. A

    Ames

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really neat place. Perfect for a date or dinner break while shopping or wandering galleries. Get the fries! I'm not even a fry person and they're amazing.
  35. C

    Claudio

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    The issue that I had here was when I moved to the Bar(dinner was nice in the restaurant area). I mean how can you screw up a Margarita and worst yet have an attitude when served 😒
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been wanting to go to Vandal for a few years now and the experience was great! the food was so yummy! I will definitely come back again.
  37. KS

    KhadijahS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Came here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The DJ playing during dinner was cool, vibe was nice, and was seated in a few minutes. Dinner was amazing. They have portions to share and at first we thought it may be too small but left very full. No room for dessert. The drinks were good too. Had the frose. Pricey but we enjoyed the experience and our meal. Food came out very quick. Service from our waitress was just ok. Not great or bad. We went to the nightclub portion afterwards. Not what we expected, and I wouldnt go back. But the restaurant was great.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved the food! And variety of dishes . Its loud but i dont mind about it . Really had a great time there
  39. MG

    MoyaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    I had the prime steak that was very salty, our waitress was very polite but the service was too slow. She too 45 mins to bring me my cake because she kept forgetting after I found her to remind her 3 times
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday party. Thanks it was nice!

FAQs

Vandal does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Vandal is rated 4.5 stars by 2845 OpenTable diners.

Vandal does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates

Additional information

  • Cross street

    @ Spring St.

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Sun 10:30 pm–10:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is metered street parking along the Bowery and neighboring streets. There are also parking garages nearby:<br />• Park on Auto Services on Mulberry St between Spring & Delancey Streets<br />• 395 Parking Corporation on Broome St and Baxter<br />• Mott Park LLC on Mott St between Prince St and W Houston

  • Public transit

    The J or Z train to The Bowery. Exit onto The Bowery and walk North.The B and D train to Grand St. Walk West along Grand St and turn right at The Bowery. The restaurant will be on your right on the east side of the street.The F train to 2nd Ave. Exit onto Houston and walk west. Make a left onto The Bowery and walk South.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Sarah Nelson

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking

  • Phone number

    (212) 400-0199

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the heart of New York’s historic Lower East Side on The Bowery, Vandal features the work of world-renowned street artists alongside globally inspired street food from destinations as varied as Chile, Vietnam, and Barcelona.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (844) 231-1310

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