Vandal

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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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Daily 5:00PM - 7:15PM

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4.6based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnifique endroit...

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! Food was amazing and excellent service.

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was good , music was on point definitely enjoyed it , bad thing the wait time to get seated was ridiculous . Had a reservation for 9:45 made it 30 minutes prior to my reservation and didn’t get seated to eat till 10:40 . Unacceptable ..

CK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We landed on Vandal to celebrate a friend's book deal and it was perfect! The manager even surprised us with celebration cake! Loved the bone marrow, bao buns, arepas, ceviche, the Intervention cocktail and absolutely would order all of it again. Thank you for being the perfect night out for us!

CM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Came here with a party of 9. Food was exceptional and so was the service. We moved downstairs and were interested in bottle service table. Table was over $3,000 which seemed way to pricey for the amount of space we would have gotten. Incredibly overpriced if you ask me and not to mention other people that were not part of our group were putting their jackets on what was supposed to be our couches. We decided to not get the table and because of that they kicked us out and escorted us out without giving us the option to stay as regular guests.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday for my girlfriend, very fun place with welcoming staff. Food was excellent though small portions

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This place kinda sucks. Expensive, service was terrible, food wasn’t good

A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was quiet when we dined at 6pm. Great atmosphere and tasty food. Looks like a good spot for drinks.

TN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely on trend place. Excellent for a modern, stylish yet intimate first date or a hip and trendy group. Very speakeasy, hidden New York gems. Prices are LES typical (expensive for small portions). Check the menu before committing; style of food is experimental for some dishes.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was terrible! Left us sick the following day.

T
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The hostess was completely unconcerned with myself and my guest. It caused us to limit what we ordered and leave very quickly.

SK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

After being seated we waited a good 15-20 minutes before anyone came to take our food order.
We had to call a server to get a drink of water! Turns out that they had run out of several food items on the menu, so we had to settle for alternatives, which kind of defeated the purpose !
The restaurant is super noisy and the service is sub par !
We will not be back !

T
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The menu is pretty limited and the food was horrible

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Husband Birthday

VT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing ambiance, food was delicious, awesome concept. A must do.

SM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I would visit for drinks only too crowded my food was cold. Drinks were great. Vibe was great but the restaurant side was not up to par in my opinion.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time here and we were not disappointment. The sirloin was amazing and huge. Scallops were cooked perfectly. The place is really cool looking and trendy. We will be back.

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

amazing food and knowledgeable staff, they knew what was in every dish.

WF
Baltimore
57 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, and service were exceptional. We would go back in a heartbeat.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vandal crushes it! The hospitality was above and beyond, everyone on staff was incredibly welcoming. The food was excellent, and they had a vegan menu which was a nice surprise. The manager, Mike, came by to see that everything was running smoothly and gave us a warm welcome. Our server Michelle had some fantastic recommendations and guided us through the menu from start to finish. Thanks Vandal!

TH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable evening! Everyone went out of their way to make the experience, and my son's birthday a very special occasion.

I would recommend Vandal to anyone/everyone!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have been to in Manhattan

DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Steak and meatballs were outrageous l!
I was there for a Birthday and they brought a complimentary giant cupcake with candle.

DA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great. The music could’ve been a bit more 2000s and after music. My friend had a wonderful night out on her first visit to Seattle 😀

C
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very delicious but some plates were more shareable than others - wish there was more clarification on this.

The lighting was also darker than expected but I will say that the music was exceptional.

We had to ask the waiter multiple times to bring water/receipt.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was sensational,food was amazing, def 100% recommend anyone to come here,the place was amazing hence all of the amazing and creative art pieces

MT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience5

Ambiance was amazing. One of the City’s coolest venues. Food was mediocre at best. Service was sub par. No excuse for okay food. Disappointed that they had the audacity to charge for cell phone charging.

Would go back for drinks. Food is better elsewhere. The fact they were charging $3 for a cell phone charge is off given the costs of the meal. It was very off putting.

MS
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great experience. The tomato soup dumplings, the tacos (Cauliflower and Fish were great as well as many other tapas, also love their crispy eggplant a must have! The vibe is energetic and fun. Treat yourself to this lively yummy place.

VB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from the moment we walked in the door. Waitress help us pick all our dishes and each one was as described - taste and portions. Thank you!

AR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Tortilla soup dumplings were AMAZING. Fish tacos were OK, Max & cheese was tasty. Scallops cooked perfectly, but didn’t enjoy the butternut squash risotto - was al dente and not creamy at all. Fries were OK. 4star service because we had 2 servers at one point without any notice. Next time would like to try desserts they sounded amazing, but had espresso martinis instead.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks

OT
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we love eating here. The new menu is so unique and tasty. We’re definitely going to come soon

SB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice vibe, service was impeccable. Waiter made great suggestions. Food was fabulous! Go early ... gets very loud later.
Will be back!

AG
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to New York for my birthday it was good food and service they even gave me a cupcake nice place

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing! The ambiance was great! They were able to accommodate us even being a half hour late due to city traffic we didn’t expect.
Only complaint we had was that we were celebrating a birthday. It was written on the reservation, and it was discussed at the hostess stand on the way in. Needless to say, we never got the cupcake (that several other tables received) until they brought the check and the birthday girl asked. Otherwise, awesome experience!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was fine, came out a bit quick. We tried to course out the food but that message didn’t make it to the kitchen. Food was fine

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for large groups. Took a bunch of teens and they loved it. Shareable plates. Good food. Fun vibe.

SP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I took my son to Vandal for a post museum day treat and as always, it didn’t disappoint!

SA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Max & Cheese (a side dish) made us all feel sick. The bao bins aren’t actual sticky bao buns - but toasted hamburger bun instead (however the brisket inside was great!) Tacos, arepas, and taquitos were very good. Overall, it’s a trendy spot and you’re paying for the scene, not the food.

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