Vandal

4.5
2043 reviews
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$50 and over
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Tapas / Small Plates
Located at 199 Bowery.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, International
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Hours of operation
5pm-1am
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Phone number
(212) 400-0199
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Jonathon Kavourakis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
@ Spring St.
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Parking details
There is metered street parking along the Bowery and neighboring streets. There are also parking garages nearby:
• Park on Auto Services on Mulberry St between Spring & Delancey Streets
• 395 Parking Corporation on Broome St and Baxter
• Mott Park LLC on Mott St between Prince St and W Houston
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Public transit
The J or Z train to The Bowery. Exit onto The Bowery and walk North.
The B and D train to Grand St. Walk West along Grand St and turn right at The Bowery. The restaurant will be on your right on the east side of the street.
The F train to 2nd Ave. Exit onto Houston and walk west. Make a left onto The Bowery and walk South.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely GREAT RESTAURANT! Food was amazing, the service was outstanding, the decor was beautiful and the vibe was great! My date and I had a good time; I would seriously recommend Vandal to any and everybody.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Extremely over-priced.
Average-quality food.

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TR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I do not like the small portions, I do not like that there are no sides with the main course, I do not like that you can't add anything to your main dish. Overall the place is good for pics and clout. The main course was like an appetizer. I wasn't happy with the food at all. Even the soda was awful. A waste of money on food.

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

It was a great experience. The staff was amazing. The art was breath taking. It always best to reserve a spot. They made our anniversary special. It was amazing!!!

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CE
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The decor was novel and fun. The menu was creative and the food was delicious. We really enjoyed both the meal and the ambiance. The avocado toast and the sashimi appetizers were definite winners, but everything we had was great. If I had one negative it is the location. We walked from the Soho area and we were a bit uncomfortable in the block surrounding the restaurant, especially when we were approached by a seemingly crazed individual and and then walked by another man peeing in the open on the wall of the building next door. If I go back I would definitely Uber right to the door.

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A
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

I’m a picky eater so there wasn’t really anything on the menu i could eat or even wanted to. Not a big variety of stuff. If you like steak then it’s a good find and they have good drinks my friends said. The restaurant is beautiful though

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING Experience. Shane our server was the BEST!

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n
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love this place.

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was yummy... Lots of flavor and very cool vibe. Great NYC fun.

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SG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We are a bit older so we didn’t like being in the middle of 3 different little girl birthday parties. Besides that, the atmosphere, service and food were great! Our waitress treated us special for his birthday. We’ll be back and request to be away from the kiddie table :)

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KS
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievably fun experience - from the front door to the dining room, it's a sensory wow! Food options are numerous and all the apps are great to share - best with a big group so you can taste the options and there are many. Kind of Mexican, kind of Asian - very very loud and young.

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JW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot think of one thing that I didn't enjoy at Vandal! I had a reservation and had to wait an additional 15 minutes. But the hosts were very hospitable and apologized profusely. The drinks, food, wait staff and ambiance were all A1! I recommend to anyone in or visiting NYC. This will become a regular spot for me

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thank you Erica Pulicicchio(GM) for making my birthday dinner a memorable and pleasant one - your reactive approach definitely makes a difference in hospitality!

Great food, service and ambiance!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was amazing! The food was delicious. Will definitely go again!

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BE
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good, nice and chill place. Good ambience. The service was A's.

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SY
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for a special occasion or just hanging with the girls. Good drinks and Tapas !

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was great and the waitress was good too. I was just very disappointed when my family and I were leaving and one of the bouncers in the front didn’t know we spoke Spanish and “jokingly” said that we should leave when we were trying to figure out if we should go to the club or not. This is not the kind of establishment where after spending $500 on food I should deal with this kind of disrespect. I really hope you speak to your staff and teach them how to be a reflection of your establishment.... unless the staff you have already is a reflection. If that’s the case, no need for me to ever return.

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FF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Vandal is a "go-to" spot for me to take people who want to experience a "hip" New York scene. The cuisine is inspired by street food from around the world. Vandal serves up a mix of everything from Chicken parm to tacos to hamachi. Everything is delicious, including their drinks. This place never fails to impress!
The only thing that seemed a bit out of place was their servers. They have them dressed in very drab t-shirts like they work in TGI Fridays, not polished at all. Their t-shirts are cut down to make sure they are showing cleavage, but there is no polish to them at all, which I found odd. In contrast, their hostesses are very done up and polished. It's the details. Details. The music is also very loud. I know that is how most places in New York are, but it is so loud that you can't hear the person across the table from you. So don't think you will be having an intimate conversation here.
The bar in the restaurant has a great scene if you are looking to mingle. It's always filled with a trendy crowd, and the drinks are great. The downstairs club is always popular, although I would hope it would have more of the same flare as you have upstairs. In contrast, it feels very posh and elegant with a wrap around bar and velvet couches.
This place is a must try! Definitely check it out! It's one of my top choices in New York!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Vibe and Great Food

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C
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Very good service, food OK, but too expensive, place too much girly for us.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thomas is awesome

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RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, great scene, food, strong drinks, decor, atmosphere, great for birthday parties!!!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and awesome food. It presents unique and modern American cuisine. Personally, Dumpling soup was the best.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Space was very interesting with large dining rooms and amazing art work. Music being played was great-upbeat but no infringing on the conversation.
Service was poor from the from desk to out waiter.
Felt we were being rushed and their was no warmth from the staff. Signed the 500 tab and was finishing our wine and the manager was over our table talking in his walkie taking our glasses away.
Needs better service and welcoming energy from the staff.

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Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last time we were in the city we were told to eat here and didn't, so it was on the list this time. We were not disappointed. Our server was spot on and gave us great recommendations off the menu. We came in for an early dinner so it was very quiet. The lobster pasta is to die for and the crispy bao buns were a great starter

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, great service backed by great food, I will be back!

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

For 7pm dinner the room lights were to bright. The artwork for sale in the foyer is to in your face “for sale”. The staff was dressed H&M casual and not inline with the restaurants theme. Last but not at all the least they forgot my spinach and by the time the waitress came back to check on me it was to late to enjoy it with my steak. I have enjoyed Vandal many times during their inaugural year and my return after a several years was disappointing. It is not the same vibe that it once was.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!

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KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Meh...not that impressed by the food. The grape cocktail was worth coming back for but def not the food.

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V
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the place is very nice. The food was pretty good but not good enough for the price. We ordered the shrimp cocktail, salmon and margarita pizza. After we finished our meal we wanted to go to the lounge, the manager was nice enough to take us there without having to exit the restaurant.

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Osaka
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

予約していたのに、30分以上待つことになった。

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food is beyond terrible. 🤢

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TD
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I went for my bday dinner. The ambiance is great. Love the artwork. I made a reservation about 30 days in advance. I had a cake ordered. It was a little annoying to order the cake. I called to order per the message on the website. And then the rep
Told me to get the form online. I didn’t see it. Had to call back. Next rep sent it to me via email. I sent it back on a Friday. Called to confirm receipt on the Monday. Had to leave a message. Didn’t hear anything back and the order form said you have to order within 72 hours of your reservation which was coming up. I called again the Wednesday and made the person check the email for receipt. I think that process can be done a little smoother. But other than that the food was great. I had the sweet potato fries and the shredded chicken tacos. My friends had the personal pepperoni pizzas. My drink was great. Can’t remember the name but it had grape in it i believe. The music was good too. Top 40 hits maybe with some dance music. Wanted to try the club but the crowd didn’t seem like it was my type. I would def come again.

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KK
London
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Nice, busy, energetic restaurant with great food but a bit slow:uncoordinated service. I will recommend though and it’s great for small groups having a night out.

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P
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Loud, hard to have a conversation. Young 20-30 something crowd. Service poor, we complained and manager was responsive but wegot the impression she gets lots of complaints. Waitress was quite rude and clearly overworked. Menu ok not extensive. Tao better food and slightly nicer ambience. Would not return and neither would anyone on our dining party

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F
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in the city I recommend Saturday night and hitting the lower level club after your meal

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EH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is absolutely stunning. The art was so beautiful, I couldn’t take my eyes off the walls! Our food was delicious & our server was so helpful. Looking forward to going back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The service was awful. The staff acted like they were part of a machine. Repeating the same lines, forgetting what they had already asked us, and pushing us out as quick as possible, all with tons of attitude. It really affected the whole dining experience.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibes and dining experience, but unpardonably long wait times (45-minutes) despite having a reservation

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!

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