Vandal

4.5
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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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Everything was great until I got home and realized my cake topper was not on my cake or put back in my box with the cake and after calling and the receptionist not being very helpful and basically told me to come back in look for it was very rude

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Selena, was attentive and sweet. The food was excellent! We will definitely come back to try other dishes on the menu.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I’m in my 30s, the vibe felt a bit young to me...

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I was late for my reservations and I was concern I would miss out but the hostess was able to sit me down when i arrived without a problem. Drinks were aces.

EF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Yes - this restaurant would be a great place for a birthday or special event! It was very lively, the dresscode seems to be trendy. I read before no hats or sneakers, but almost everyone was in them.

D
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance. The art and music was definitely what I expected. And it’s all amazing in person.
The food was even more surprisingly great. It was familiar by name but unique in a way by taste. I recommend to everyone

RD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time experience at Vandal was amazing. Everything from the food to the service makes me want to visit again.

JM
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome it was a birthday dinner but the noise level is way too high but that is just me I’m sure other people like that but you couldn’t even hear yourself talk but all in all I would go back in a minute and the food was out of this world.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We had a great time the food was good and the service was great. Def will be returning

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food was average/poor quality. Service was lacking, perhaps they were struggling on this occasion with the large amount of people dining that evening.

CQ
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Magical food. The service was unacceptable 😡 we waited for everything from water to cocktails to wine to food and the bill

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we had a wonderful time. The food was good and we got enough so that we were both able to share and take food home. We also had the chance to take beautiful pictures.

SK
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The restaurant is for sure a cool place, nice decors. The music is great too. Worse it gets with the the service and food. Would expect more trained and proactive staff. The food just left us feeling uncomfortable, everything was fried and felt really heavy, so we left straight after the dinner instead of staying for few more drinks. The steak was nicely cooked to medium but the meat itself wasn’t high quality (was chewy and fatty). The best dish we had was fish taco.

BN
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best experience, the best food, and great overall service. They treated us so well especially when we told them it was our anniversary. They brought out our dessert stating “happy anniversary”. Great service!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love this place! Always like to try new dishes here and am never disappointed by the amazing food!

B
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurent. Service was very good. Quality of the food was great. We were a party of 6 and shared a lot of different dishes. NY strip was outstanding. The desserts however were a bit simple compared to the rest of the food except the brownie. Overall a nice experience

B
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waiter was rude and rushed us to order. And the food came out pace too fast, we did not have time to enjoy between servings.

FK
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Celebrated my Birthday with friends and we all had a great time. The decor is fantastic. The food was delicious especially the Bronzini.

I
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, Amazing Service, a shout out to our waitress Jessica P for taking care of us and the great service. Highly Recommend!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Overall I would say it was fair , the waiter/server had a bit of an attitude from the start but the food and the drinks were good .

BR
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

It’s definitely a very popular spot . There is a long long to get in and there are lots of groups celebrating. I love all the other restaurants in this company but for some reason I can’t find any food I personally like at this one. That said, my party enjoyed theirs.

LE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!! The only thing I wouldn’t recommend is the club downstairs

M
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Everything was served hot and oh so flavorful.
Sad pat was horrible, horrible service to the point we had to speak to management.
We were a party of 6 and unfortunately the place was so loud we could barely visit the guest right next to you.

ST
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great the service was a bit slow but they were really busy so I understand. The waitress was very nice

v
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service très mauvais!

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OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal

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DH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Appearance-Great, Entrance-Great, front desk-rude, waiter-OK but rush rush they want you to order everything up front and they say the reason is it is too busy and you would wait an hour if you do not do it that way so we specifically tell the waiter be sure not to rush food so what happens not finished with appetizers and dinner comes out spoiled the experience. We spoke to the tables around us specifically four of them and they experienced exactly what we did. I would not recommend this TAO group property but I am a fan of TAO my son and I went to Omakase last week at TAO spent just about 2K and we enjoyed it along with Adam Lore really taking the time to make our experience just right.

S
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went for my 22nd birthday & it was absolutely amazing. What really got me was the art. Watching how each artist made they’re vision come to life was so dope. The club experience was awesome as well, loved that the djs play different types of music to satisfy everyone. Would highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service, food and ambiance

ET
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for date night! Food and service never disappoint!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnifique endroit...

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! Food was amazing and excellent service.

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
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 on November 15, 2019
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 on November 15, 2019
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.

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