Vandal

4.6
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2842 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CeekCriteec
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CharA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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groth
New York Area
5 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.

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vipAndreaK
Chicago
2 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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience! Love everything about it!

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JoeP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

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

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vipJorgeG
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Waiter was really rude

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wilsonromero
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for drinks and appetizers

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vipHaileyG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Food was amazing

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JarethS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to celebrate special occasions

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DeeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Will def have to go back to try the rest of the menu!

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vipJess
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience vibe was amazing music was fire litt

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vipME001
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 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.

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EmmaV
1 review
Dined on February 23, 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.

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MadalenaJune
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKCLady
Kansas City
40 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Steak was amazing!!! Great atmosphere, if back in nyc for sure will return!

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VanessaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my birthday and I loved the vibe it was wonderful and the staff was great

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ChrisE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 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.

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SulamifS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 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.

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ArthurJ
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place had no idea the food was made for two great surprise

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NewYorker124
1 review
Dined on February 21, 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.

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Laurenenyc12312015
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good but overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very cool restaurant with great food and service

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vipbhavna
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Vandal was an amazing experience great friendly stagf

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Yera
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Ames
Los Angeles
1 review
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.

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vipClaudio
New York Area
6 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 😒

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
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.

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KhadijahS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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MoyaG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday party. Thanks it was nice!

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Vandal does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Vandal is rated 4.6 stars by 2842 OpenTable diners.

Vandal does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://taogroup.com/giftcards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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