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Vandal, 5 Fabulous Reasons To Dine At The Bowery's Most Popular Restaurant

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Vandal
(Photo : Fashion Times - Meg Busacca)

At 199 Bowery, Tao Group, Chef Chris Santos and executive Chef, Jonathan Kavourakis opened the doors to their latest restaurant venture, Vandal. The dream team behind Tao, Lavo, Beauty & Essex and The Stanton Social are bringing a new kind of cuisine and dining experience to Manhattan's Lower East Side. Vandal is inspired by global street culture, a concept offering individuals an experience of eclectic street art and street food from all over the world. 

Discover our five fabulous reasons why Vandal is Bowery's hottest new restaurant. 

 

1. Location

 

Vandal
(Photo : Fashion Times - Meg Busacca)

 

The Lower East Side neighborhood is home to many cutting-edge artists and designers, and is also an area of Manhattan that offers delicious destinations for the curious foodie-types. Vandal is located just down the street from the New Museum and up the street from the Bowery Ballroom occuping 22,000-square-feet of bi-level space.

 

Vandal
(Photo : Fashion Times - Meg Busacca)

 

2. Flower Shop

 

Similar to the concept of the antique shop in the front of Vandal's sister restaurant Beauty & Essex, Vandal's entrance is occupied by a floral shop. The flower shop - Ovando - offers a variety of exotic florals in a stunning array of colors.

 

Ovando
(Photo : Fashion Times - Meg Busacca)

 

Are you in looking to plan the perfect Valentine's Day? Book a reservation (or win one) at Vandal and leave with a unique floral arrangement for that someone special. 

3. Artistic Environment

 

Vandal
(Photo : Fashion Times - Meg Busacca)

 

Vandal was designed by Rockwell Group, a firm specializing in architectural design, interiors, lighting and custom furniture and fixtures. The space has been transformed with the work of various street artists, such as Apex, Eelus, Shepard Fairey, Will Barras, Hush, Tristan Eaton and Vhils. The individual interiors of the restaurant feature large scale murals, bold furnishings and custom lighting that elevates the average dining environment to a varied aesthetic and sensory-activating experience. 

 

Vandal
(Photo : Fashion Times - Meg Busacca)


4. Enticing Menu

 

As we previously expressed, the Vandal restaurateurs were inspired by street food for the menu. Chef Chris Santos and Jonathan Kavourakis traveled South America, Southeast Asia and Europe to introduce the tastiest dishes they experienced abroad.  

 

Vandal
(Photo : Fashion Times - Meg Busacca)

 

The menu offers a diverse range of foods categorized by plate size - small, medium, large and extras. A few of our favorites include bacon and miso ramen, blackened shrimp arepas, crispy bao buns, white street pizza, prime skirt steak and crispy eggplant. And be sure not to miss out on enjoying the sergeant bell pepper cocktail - wonderfully satisfying and perfectly spiced!

 

5. Luxe Lounge

 

Vandal Lounge
(Photo : Fashion Times - Meg Busacca)

 

The owners may have emphasized the restaurant's main focus being on the food, however, the space exudes a classy club vibe. The downstair's lounge features a weekend DJ, bottle service options, and plenty of seating space on velvet-covered contemporary furniture.  

Call to book your reservation today! 

 

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