Vandal

4.6
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2583 Reviews
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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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KA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I was expecting even more fun and exotic interior and design from the reviews I read. For me it was barely as expected. But the service and the food were really good. We were a group of 4 people that picked what we liked and everybody shared which were what we wanted to do. The cerviche was really good and also the french onion "soup". The bone marrow was special and is not for everybody. The skirt steak was good but not worth the $60 then I rather eat that type of meat in a steak restaurant. I would recommend Vandal to friend that want a NYC experience.

KW
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The occasion was my wife's Birthday (party of 9). I must say Vandal was EXCELLENT. All of the food choices worked out perfectly and the service was OUTSTANDING. Our server (I think is name was Jason) went above and beyond to make sure our party was taken care of and that my wife had an enjoyable birthday celebration. Vandal excels in food, customer service, and ambiance. Please don't change a thing.....

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday . My experience is amazing .

KB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was great and atmosphere was perfect for a girls’ night out dinner/drinks. Would 100% go again!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Not Really a tapas place. Portions are pretty big across the board so don’t over order. Other than that it was good

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comida deliciosa, atendimento impecável!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Food was good however the service was horrendous! After dinner, they wanted us to pay $25 to get into the club. Glad I experienced it but there were too many issues. Won’t return

AT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent - as always! The service great... Everything outstanding - except the horrible screaming and yelling from a table of 6 people that totally destroyed the experience! I spoke with the manager but he said there was nothing he could do.

SA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Wonderful cocktails, food and service! Highly recommended.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome waitress and incredible food!

JC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and food amazing

K
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An Instagram worthy place, not overhyped, totally worth the visit. The ambiance is amazing along with the music.

r
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always, love it. Always consistently good waiters.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambiance was so amazing. It was quiet and classy me and my Friends felt like we were in. VIP. The drinks were good. The portions of the food was very small compared to to the price but the waiter explained that the food was made to share with everyone so there wasn’t really any “entree’s” to choose from. But overall the experience was beautiful. I would definitely come back again to experience the nightclub as well.

LH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, music and vibe! Only thing is the wait time is a little long even with a reservation.

A
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, ambiance, and music wish the waiter go a little the extra mile with their customers. Our waiter took too long to bring a cupcake out so that my family could sing happy birthday and his attitude was not all that great. Other wise great place amazing food music definitely recommend it.

JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I made a reservation for my 30th birthday to celebrate with my best friends and our mothers who were in town. The reservation was for 9pm on a Saturday for a party of 8. The whole party had arrived by 9 and checked in with the desk 3 times. At 9:45 we were told our table for 5 was ready. The hosts proceeded to argue with us that the reservation was for 5 when it was in fact for 8. We were finally sat around 10pm after lots of looks and eye rolling.

Once sat, the manager came over to acknowledge my birthday and offered a round of shots. Nice thought but considering the age range at the table I thought a glass of champagne may have been a more appropriate offer. After we are presented with shots, at which point we had not been greeted by a waiter or offered water, the waiter came over with 2 bottles of prosecco and started to unwrap them. I thought this was a gesture for our previous experience making us wait and the rudeness from the front desk. Low and behold, he brought them to the wrong table so without saying anything picked up the bottles and walked away, then came back to finally greet us without acknowledging what he had just done.

We were very turned off by the experience and had it not already been so late and with a party so large we would have left. However, we ordered a bunch of items to just split for the table and decided not to order entrees. Once that was communicated with the waiter he seemed to ignore us and we had to wave him down for anything we needed the rest of the night.

With guests from out of town and it being my birthday dinner I was horribly embarrassed to have chosen such a place and will not recommend it to anyone.

SE
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I was hesitant to come here, thinking that it would be too "trendy" and an Instagram-influencer's paradise. It was, but that didn't detract from the fact that the food was AMAZING. The French Onion Soup Dumplings were some of the best things I've ever tasted. The Smore's Cake was heavenly. Everything ruled. I'd definitely recommend!

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous! Drinks were a little pricey! Our waitress was awesome, very friendly, made wonderful recommendations and was very attentive!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my favorite nyc spot for sure

d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the place a lot . The food is very fresh and delicious.

MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was fair. Chicken parm was inedible and sent back

CS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very cool vibe; great place for a tasty variety of tapas: very accommodating! Unique selection of cocktails! Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that the dance club part was only open Thurs-Saturday and we went on Sunday hoping to go to the club after dinner. My fault!

l
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Small menu but great food served. The service got a little slow at the end but the staff worked with great attitude toward the guests and tried to please. The meal had a great presentation and the flavor was spot on. We enjoyed the evening very much.

DN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The music was great and food was good but service was just ok. Waitress would disappear for long periods of time making it hard to get anything, plus when we didn’t order dessert she seemed disappointed and insisted multiple times which was uncomfortable. It is a fun place for a night out or a special event, though, so I would recommend.

J
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Not necessarily! Only because some foods can’t be substituted. For example: The meatballs have cheese in them but you can’t have the meatballs without cheese even if allergic. But their drinks are awesome

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the hostess was rude

IS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

La nourriture, le vin et l'ambiance étaient au top!

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time here for my birthday! The service was amazing and the food was perfect. Would highly recommend for a special occasion!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The music was truly so impossibly loud it was painful

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall just Loved it!! But bring a jacket or something to put on if needed, quite cold inside! ;)

J
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been wanting to try this place for a while after following them on social media. I’m so glad I did! This place did not disappoint... the artwork is gorgeous, the atmosphere is alive, the vibe is everything, the drinks are solid and the food is impeccable, and our server recommended his personal favorites, and now they are ours. Thank you for an amazing and unforgettable experience.

MT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was beautiful. Our waiter was very attentive and awesome. Made my birthday celebration a special one. Thank you Vandal!

EE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made my birthday super special! Amazing food and great staff

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time at Vandal! Food was great, service was impeccable and ambiance was beautiful. Highly recommended for any special events including birthdays.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Restaurant was empty

HS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought it was great! The only problem I had was the noise level. It was too loud for me even when it was not very crowded. I loved the art and design however. :))

NP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It exceeded my expectations! I usually stay away from Trendy places, but we decided to go here because it seems to be pretty low key at 7pm on Sundays! We had an amazing time & I will for sure be back! Food was on point & I loved the decor!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La verdad me gusto mucho el concepto, solo que como extranjero tuvimos varias dudas y tuvimos que descubrirlas solos ya que no había mucha gente servicial. Pero por lo general todo súper rico y me divertí mucho.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks were great, food was delicious and great to share with the table. Music was amazing!

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