Vandal

4.6
1876 reviews
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$50 and over
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Good for Groups
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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.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking

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Located in the heart of New York’s historic Lower East Side on The Bowery, Vandal features the work of world-renowned street artists alongside globally inspired street food from destinations as varied as Chile, Vietnam, and Barcelona.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

I waited an hour to sit down when I had a reservation

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was good, but a bit overpriced. Music came on at 10pm and was so loud, we could no longer hear one another.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great service, delicious food and amazing drinks. Our waitress was amazing. Only thing I didn't love was you could clearly tell they wanted my table once we were ending dinner. People kept waking by and speaking into their little microphones every few minutes. Felt rushed to leave. But other than that everything was 5 stars.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous evening w friends. A memorable evening.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Came for Restaurant Week with a friend. Vandal has a great ambiance! The food was very good! It took a little while for our entrees to come out. We didn’t complain, but the chef sent out two complimentary apps to make up for the wait which was very nice. The miso eggplant was delicious!! Definitely planning to come back for their brunch!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great place to Go after work with friends. Food was incredible, entrees and drinks was cheap during happy hour. Lighting was just right but with lively music and noise around you so it can be hard to hear each other.
Love the concept of going through a secret door and then to the bar.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Very trendy restaurant. Food was actually very good, the waitress was however extremely pushy. Kept insisting we order more, it was tapas, even when we said we weren’t huge eaters. Ended up with an obnoxious amount of food and an enormous bill. But, the food was really good. I probably would not go back

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Honestly one of the best dining experiences my wife and I have ever enjoyed.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We picked Vandal for Restaurant Week and weren't disappointed. The service was great - the waiter gave us great recommendations and seemed really interested in what we were looking to try. The Restaurant Week menu was amazing and the cocktails were tasty. I look forward to coming back to try more of their food and drinks!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The atmosphere is great, the drinks were good. Fun night catching up with old friends.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2018

Our group had lots of fun at vandal. Place was beautiful. Food was great. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Only unexpected surprise was the cost of shots. Most places shots are a few dollars less than full drinks or crafted drinks etc. At vandal our shots were calculated at the same prize as our full drinks. So it was a surprise. Regardless now knowing this information I will still come back again.

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2.0Dined on August 12, 2018

It was my Birthday for party of 11!! The food was small for the price, service was so slow...server took forever to take our orders and finally bring our food🤦🏽‍♀️ then I wanted to go in the club after dinner...i was told i can go in with my party free of charge at the time when i made the reservation ...then on the day of celebration i was told might be $30 cover charge per person....then our server clarified for us ...no there is no charge!!! But then we got to the club the bouncer said he needs permission from the manager ...who said No!! Anyways we decided to pay cover charge cuz we were wasting time going back and forth!!! But what do you know...they come up with new scam...either we pay for bottle service or personal bartender!!! One bottle was $600 and since we were 11, they insisted 2 bottles( it should not be their decision as to how many bottles you need) and personal bartender service was $500....it was shameful!! After dinning and paying dinner for 11 and tip and all...they could not even accommodate us even with cover charge fee!!! They are money hungry and they figured we can’t be going anywhere that late!! 😡😡We opted for personal bar service of $500....at the end of the night the receipt does not make sense...some of our party left early...whomever staying had me couple of drinks each and 6 bottles of water ...the bill was $672.67 😡 plus the bartender was so busy...you have to be screaming and almost grab him to get any drink!! So disappointed with all the shenanigans...they acted like the restaurant and club is two different entities and they used advantage of us!! They were people outside in line who were paying $30 to get in but my party they claim is huge and we don’t have enough room unless we do VIP service or the bar service!!! ( if you have small space then maybe should turn people around not let them in for the right price) They were scammers ...no consideration for dining customers!!! No thank you, never Vandal again!!!!

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Only complaint is they squeezed 3 people into a 2 seat table and sat us far away

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Came here for my birthday , everything was amazing ! Totally worth it

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

I had a great time my girlfriends food was amazing and the atmosphere was on point! Great place to take pictures - art of art work.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

My favorite place! I come here all the time and love the food & Vibes!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Great food

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Great! Waitstaff was amazing. I wasn’t expecting a restaurant week menu but there was one available. We enjoyed every last bit of food on the plate. Yum... I would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Excellent food! Cool ambience. Overall great experience!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Server was amazing! Went above and beyond, gave recommendations and made my GF feel very special on her birthday. Knew our names and came to the table the perfect amount throughout our evening. Would recommend to anyone visiting New York. Thank you!!!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

I can’t say how much I love Vandal. From the minute you walk in you know it’s going to be a great night. Great people watching. The graffiti art is so cool. The manager was super sweet. Lounge was so much fun.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great ambience and music! Delicious food however my friends did not enjoy their salads- they tasted WAY too salty.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Great food and wine, had an amazing time at the lounge bar.

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

the dessert was amazing but the meal was nothing to call home about. arguably it might be because we ate reaturant week menu.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Forever my favorite restaurant in NYC, the food is bar none and is a must for chic foodies!

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We had a very good waitress who really took care of our group, so we shall happily return. Wine selections and food was enjoyed by all. We love the mushroom pizza!

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Enjoyed the food a lot. Ambience was what you'd expect from a place like this, but not over the top; definitely noisy but no distractingly so. Service out of the gate was disappointing, we had an 8:45 reservation and the entire party was there at probably 8:50. When we tried to sit down they said they needed a moment to prepare out table and directed us to the bar, giving us a buzzer. Unfortunately the buzzer malfunctioned and we sat at the bar for 20-ish minutes before anyone came to tell us that our table was ready. Wasn't a big deal at all since we weren't in a rush, but still disappointing that no one on the staff did a better job of coming to get us after that long....

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Nice young eclectic vibe...drinks weee good...food was ok....need to up the ante on food for this to place to go t the next level

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Overall I really had a great experience here, my only complaint is the staff really does rush you out.
Food came out quick, bill came out quick....everything was quick but not in a good way.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Long wait with a reservation, but overall we had a great time!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Loved Vandal, it’s a very different, yet fun atmosphere. However, our waiter was a tad bit rude, not very accommodating. We were still able enjoy ourselves. It’s a great place for a date/special occasion. People were dressed to impress and we definitely enjoyed our night. Cocktails were a bit pricey at 17 dollars a drink, but they were good. I recommend “off the wall”.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Really nice spot. Food was delicious. Had to wait over 30mins for entree after appetizers were completed. Staff was friendly and approachable.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Great taste but tiny plates. The resturant is beautiful, vibrant, and energetic.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

2nd time in a week I have been here. Amazing food and service. You def need a reservation or you will be waiting for a long time.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The service was a bit slow but they made up for it with complimentary dishes!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The food here is so good. I love the small plates for sharing. I would recommend the lobster sopes! Delicious

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The food was amazing !! The Kobe beef Tartare is delicious !
The room in the back is not as noisy as the first room. However this might not be your best pick for a romantic date. Lots of groups and birthday parties.
Price of the wine bottles is quite expensive

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The staff is great! The food even better! It was my birthday and the waitress overheard and brought me a cupcake with a candle! So thoughtful and unexpected! The eggplant side is scrumptious!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The avocado toast, the salmon and short rib meatballs - are AMAZEBALLS!!! And you have to get their Frosé!

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Cool place and art ,food and drinks were good. It was a bit loud so i would not go for a romantic date. Wish the downstairs was open for music when i went. Great service

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