Vandal

4.6
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2538 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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Daily 5:00PM - 7:15PM

What 2538 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous experience. Cool atmosphere. Exemplary service. Great food. We will definitely be back!!

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

It was my son’s Birthday 🎂 and we enjoyed the ambiance and the service was wonderful. Will recommend to it to my family and friends.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Terrible service. Took 2 hours to get a portion of our food and we asked them to not bring out the rest. We paid and left.

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

Love the weekday happy hour at the bar,always have a good time here. Great slider kobe burgers ,and fish tacos,and frozen rose are delicious.

JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The atmosphere and vibe are cool but it is quite noisy which contributes to the cool vibe.
The food is very good but the service is horrible.
Empty water glasses, the waiter never came by to check to see if we needed anything. We had to hunt him down for a check. I would give them another chance.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate a friends birthday and we went on a Monday so it was a bit more intimate than on the weekend. The food comes out tapa style so it is great to order different plates and share with everyone. The drinks are great and diverse. Overall a great experience and a pretty interior - lots of places to take photos!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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

Amazing food and service. I enjoyed having my birthday dinner here!

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

What a fantastic experience!!! I organized a special birthday dinner for my 19 year old niece and her 10 friends and they said it was the best NYC experiment they ever had! It was an extremely impressive visit and the service was over the top. The food was fabulous and they made my niece feel like queen of the night!

Thank you

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

Great atmosphere, wonderful staff and the food is honestly on the money. Deff will go again and can’t wait to do so !

OT
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We came back again,love the happy hour all night at the bar,but we need real food,so we got the table as well. The waitresses is really nice and friendly. Enjoyed so much tonight.

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

Beautiful place! Delicious food, wide variety of choices on the menu: seafood, meat, pizza, french fries, something for everyone to enjoy! Friendly staff. Advise bring cash, only 3 credit cards allowed for the bill, no separate bills allowed! Overall amazingg experience!

KW
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could give it 10 all around I would. It was a marvellous evening, great food, great service and fun decor. Will be back.

AC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fantastic ambiance, wonderful happy hour specials, and good food. Definitely a spot I would like to return to

e
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A very cool ambiance with some great food. Definitely share the dishes so you can try a bunch. Cauliflower tacos are AWESOME.

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

Out server Elizabeth was beyond excellent. I told her about my graduation and she brought us a Cupcake to celebrate. She made my entire night. And make sure you go downstairs to take pictures the stairs are beautiful.

VR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun, upscale atmosphere! Food was delicious, especially the salmon. We will be back for that alone!

G
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love it! But my margarita was too spicy, and the restrooms there's no enough light

NT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE DJ Definitely made my night! Music was great

F
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Vandal was impressive from the many photos-opt locations to the great staff. First, let me shout out our staffer Ashley. Ashley was so pleasant with many recommendations from entrees to desserts. Secondly, the restaurant’s decor was stunning. Every room was more impressive than the next. The music was great, not so loud that you can’t hear your group’s conversation but an average level that it was enjoyable. The food was just delicious! I would revisit Vandal. Thank you for making the birthday celebration extra special.

JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eclectic decor, superb service, and delicious food! I took my cousins from out of town here and they were loved it.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food, drinks and environment. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a good experience going out with friends. Nice options for shareable
Items. I’ll definitely be a returning customer.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Completely enjoyed my son’s 21st Birthday dinner at Vandal. We came from N.C.

d
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun, hipster Lower East Side place with innovative cuisine. Outside dining available.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Lugar racista con pésimo servicio.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! The brazino and lobster toast was fantastic

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Compromised with me, I requested a booth table 2 weeks in advance and didn't not get that once I showed up, in stead i was given a wall seat.

NN
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Never again, we arrived and they made us feel like we are not in their league.
Even charging your phone costs money there. We got up and left. If you wanna go there just remember not to wear flip flops because they might not let you come in.😂😏

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so good and so flavorful! It was inexpensive....much to my surprise. Great fun atmosphere!
Cocktails were yummy!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Anniversary

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Unfriendly policies such as Wouldn’t split checks. Really! In the age of easy electronics it’s hard to believe. The Mac and cheese was amazing.

OT
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place.
Always a good experience, fantastic food and a great scene.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, cool atmosphere, and delicious food.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my fiancé here for his birthday. I loved the service, everyone was so friendly. The hose invites us back for music on a Thursday night. The waiter was very friendly and helpful when it came to choosing food from the menu. They even had vegan options. The music and lighting was amazing. The decor was so artsy and very New York, great for photo ops. I would definitely recommend and I will definitely be back!

SK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun space with cool interior and art- excellent music soundtrack in the background with good space between tables in the main dining room that allowed for conversation with good ambient sound levels .

DK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing friends reunion and great food n service

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got an email for %20 off because we had not been there in a while.
We ordered the chicken parm, both soup dumpling, bao buns, and the sliders.
All were amazing.
The server was incredibly accommodating and knowledgeable about food allergies.
The drinks were strong and tasty.
We would definitely go back.
Send more coupons! 😍🍸🍸🍔🥟

AE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

flavors are exotic, pork arepas are great, kobe burger has good meat but the cheese ruins it. surprised not to see Ovando's flowers anymore. service was good.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time there and I had a great experience for my birthday. My friends also enjoyed the place. We will definitely come back again!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service but very loud.

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