Located on Bowery, a street that dates back to the 17th century, Vandal was the latest restaurant/nightclub by the Tao Group Hospitality and Chef Chris Santos.
Celebrated British street artist Hush was instrumental in influencing the eatery’s art direction. In addition to contributing his own large-scale murals to the decor, he tapped seven other street artists (or “vandals”) to lend their unique aesthetic to the space: Shepard Fairey, Apexer, Tristan Eaton, Eelus, Vhils, and Will Barras.
Vandal celebrated the art, architecture, and food of global culture from New York to Vietnam to Barcelona and beyond, as well as the history and culture of the restaurant’s Lower East Side location.
The two-level space included a bar/lounge, restaurant, garden dining area, private dining room, and cellar nightclub.
Inspired by street fare from around the world, VANDAL’s menu was a culmination of Chef Santos’ personal travels and reflected his signature style of multi-ethnic small plates that are ideal for tasting and sharing.
The resulting menu included nods to global street culture of locales from Chile to Thailand, Greece to Amsterdam and beyond.
Unfortunately now closed.