Usually, a bar that’s been vandalized with tagging warrants police involvement, but not at the latest project from Chris Santos (Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex) and the TAO Group. British street artist Hush curated the bar’s art program, commissioning seven internationally recognized “vandals” to create street-art installations inside. Taking over the former home of the General, the 365-seat lounge offers a three-part cocktail list: a “Sweet” section featuring easy drinkers like the Miss Demeanor (Bacardi, lime juice, Angostura bitters); “Savory,” with spicier, more vegetal cups such as the La Palmitas (Ilegal Mezcal, Thai basil, grapefruit beer); and a barrel-aged category boasting the bourbon-based Trigger Finger (Cocchi Americano, raspberry). Small plates are inspired by global street fare—think jicama-shell tacos with butternut squash, chicken-and-tortilla-soup-dumplings and a white pizza topped with broccolini, nduja and toasted hazelnuts.
|Cross street:||at Spring St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 5pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: J, Z to Bowery|
|Price:||Average main course: $40|
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Average User Rating
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This place has a lot of hype going around with it. It's definitely something to experience with a group of friends. They have a great selection of drinks and prepare to order a lot of small plates, the bao buns are literally the best and a must try. The downstairs lounge bar is very chill if you're looking for a nice relaxed night out.
Vandal has an all around great ambiance! I really enjoyed the double dutch cocktail. It had alot of earthy flavors and any drink with crushed ice has my heart!
Vandal is an all around great dining experience. The drinks, decor, staff, and the small plates were all fantastic. The price tag is steep but its worth it!
I love this place! The atmosphere is dope, the drinks are good, and I did not have one bad dish (a friend and I order about 6 plates; a small, medium, and large each). Their was a mixup with my reservation, but I was still able to get seated and they gave me no trouble. I don't know what I loved more the decor or the food.
Start out with a yummy Double Dutch drink vodka,thyme, and raspberry puree which was like drinking juice. In a place full of color and amazing artwork Vandal is defenitely the new hot spot. Chef Chris Santos knew what he was doing when he took over this space. It use to be one of my favorite restaurants The General before it was transformed into Vandal. Watch out for the huge purple rabbit who welcomes you in when you walk through the door. Try the chilean sea bass fish tacos which are truly delicious as well as there version of the Juicy Lucy, just think melted american cheese inside a patty (Yum). Also my favorite small plate of the night were the Chicken Taquitos in a mole sauce, these were perfection. For dessert try the s'mores pie with a marshmallow meringue and a gram cracker ice cream (so good) also try the greek donuts which were out of this world. It comes accompanied by a creamy honey ice cream that pairs perfectly with the crunchiness of the donuts. Go check it out and thank me later.