Vandal NYC : There’s a lot of hype surrounding this new trendy hot spot on Bowery in Manhattan… Now I know why!
You enter through a Flower shop (reminds me of Beauty and Essex where you enter through a Pawn Shop).
The Food… It’s Tapas Style and as per the waiters suggestion, we ordered 5 dishes to share (typical for a party of two). Our picks were the Blackened Shrimp Arepas (delicious!), Grilled Avocado (love love love avocado) tossed with salad and candied pecans, Ceviche (my first time trying), Chicken and Chorizo Paella served in a skillet with roasted tomato sofrito (that was yummy), and at last, The Vandal S’mores Desert (heaven in my mouth!). It’s a warm S’mores pie with a scoop of graham cracker ice cream.
The Decor… There’s an icy, grape colored, break dancing bunny. Graffiti covers the walls throughout, and there’s tons of artwork to take in… The ambiance is amazing and the space is stunning! I’m happy we went on a Sunday evening to explore the two level space. The restaurant consists of a bar/lounge, full dining room, garden dining area, private dining room, and cellar bar/lounge.
Before you leave, don’t forget to take a video strutting your stuff on the “Vandal Cam” so you can send it to yourself via email; perfect for your social media accounts!
Service was also on point! Shout out to our waiter Kameer!