Vandal

4.6
2295 reviews
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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 dining area, private dining room, and cellar nightclub.
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MC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived there and our table was unavailable, quickly they give us a cocktail on them and less than 5 minutes we’re seated in a better table with some free and delicious starters. The food and drinks were delicious, best hamburguer in my entire life, amazing place, highly recommended!

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

Had a great experience and loved the food!! Everything we tried was sooo delicious!

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

Ambiance branchée. Menu dégustation original, plein de légumes. Beaucoup de fraîcheur.
Cocktails délicieux.

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LB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Steak was overcooked and a bit tough. The ambiance was as expected. Took my husband out for his birthday and had a great time at the lounge after.

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GK
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. Our waiter answered all our questions with great patience and verified all our food restrictions with the chef. Our dishes were adapted to our needs and tasted great. Would definitely come again.

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TP
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience with a hip vibe that takes you on a culinary and visual adventure.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Food was amazing.

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S
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had a special cocktail for Autism Awareness month and we hope they keep it because it was fabulous!! The vegan enchiladas are also a new favorite!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was my first time at Vandal and I was there to celebrate my birthday with my friends. I felt like my overall experience was good but there were small instances where I felt almost invisible. My first encounter was a little uncomfortable. The host seemed uninterested in seating us at first and then when we got to the table it was as if we didn’t want water or anything. So the sense of urgency or to serve us was lacking. But our waitress was great

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TV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was great for a girls night. Just wished the service at front desk was better!

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SB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was good but it was so loud we couldn’t have a conversation. I walked out with a headache at the end!!!!

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HR
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great service and food had a wonderful evening.

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KC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good was great! Service was on point. Noise was a little too loud. I couldn't hear my friend while we were talking. The place we super busy on a Wedns night..I was impressed!

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AN
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

While visiting NYC before heading to West Point, we came here for my daughter's 18th birthday bc it was a Chris Santos restaurant and we wanted to go somewhere NY trendy. The place was decorated fabulously and the atmosphere was awesome. However, for a $200+ meal for 4 people, 2 of which who were not drinking, the food was just ok. The dumplings were good, the sliders were nothing special, the macaroni was not good (we are from the south and we love all things mac n cheese). I was expecting a fairly expensive meal, but it was just average for the cost. I guess I was expecting taste explosions since they sure are quick to critique the contestants on Chopped for average food.

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JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, the artwork and décor are wonderful the food is flavourful and delicious (especially the miso eggplant and crispy bao buns) and the desserts are out of this world! I haven't had one dessert from Vandal that I didn't like. if you go in April definitely get the Blueberry Lemon Crepe Cake for Autism awareness month!!!

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EA
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing I wish that could have made the experience better was the music! I wish it was louder

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I
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous space with some impressive and authentic street art displays which are worth the trip all by themselves. Food was good, better than one would expect from a Clubstaurant. We had the ceviche and crispy bao buns, I would suggest both and we shared the Chicken Parm and Skirt Steak with a mac and cheese side. The food was enough for 3 (we were only 2), steak was cooked perfectly, chicken parm was plated, sliced and served like a pizza, which was perfect for sharing. Service was on par and attentive. The dining room is super loud though, fun but not for deep conversation.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the service. Everyone was amazing and

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was My husband ‘s birthday. Chris Santos is unbelievable chef. The food was amazing. Will come back.

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ME
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and food was great. The Bartender was ok, could have been a little more personable but knew what he was doing. Reception ladies were very professional and accomodating. Coat check guys were cool. Food, was really good. Was suprised based on choices. Our waitress not sure about her. She was ok. Not sure if the right position for her personality.

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JG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

no wait time. reservations run on time. food and drinks were great! music was great! cant wait to return for another visit!

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NY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Music was so loud that we couldn’t hear each other! I lost my voice just trying to speak!

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PP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Funky, artistic vibe, delicious food (Tortilla soup dumplings are a must!), and even a bit of entertainment with the electric violinist. It was quite loud inside, but everything else made up for that.

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

Food was outstanding! Save room for dessert!

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CE
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Our waiter Rich was amazing!

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

Great place in NYC. One of my favourites

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AT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful upscale decor with a LES feel. Our server was top notch in recommending the perfect dishes, the drinks were spot on, and the music was great (hip hop/R&B) but not overbearing for dinner. Loved loved LOVED this place and will definitely be returning!

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JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I was not empress with food . Drinks and services were good. Too expensive for quality they provided.

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

Great place!!

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CL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The ambiance of this place is really cool and features a bunch of street art by famous artists. It's a huge restaurant with multiple rooms. The cocktails were creative and typical NYC prices. It's definitely a small plates/shared plates type of restauarnt. For apps we had the steak tartare and wild mushroom pizza appetizers which were both amazing. For the entrees we had the skirt steak which had an asian flair and was cooked perfectly, the branzino which had a miso sauce on the side which was good, and the chicken parm which was served like a pizza and delicious. Vandal is good for a special occasion or for a bigger group dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a nice dining experience, food can be pricey but the ambiance is nice. Good for a date night or Bday dinner.

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JP
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place for any occasion. The food is excellent and I give everything a 10 except for the price point of the drinks. While the presentation is nice they are overpriced.

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KA
Berlin
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Service war leider enttäuschend und zum Ende hin unsichtbar!

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BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a date night! or a night out with friends.

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very unique and different... was running late to my dinner and the staffs still accommodate me and my friends.! Definitely going back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have nothing negative to say but can’t wait to go back

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was pretty good, but the experience wasn’t anything too special.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and do much fun for teen birthday

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EK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service there is really good, they really seem to value customer care and its very refreshing to see for such a large and popular place. Its beautiful inside, spacious and comfortable. Some appetizer portions can be larger, but quality is good so its a minor complaint. Overall the fact that they hire people that care about doing a good job makes the money spent worth it.

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