The newest restaurant from the TAO Group is Vandal, a 22,000-square-foot space that showcases globally inspired street food in a setting featuring the work of renowned street artists.
Chef–partner Chris Santos and his executive chef Jonathan Kavourakis traveled to 14 countries to sample street fare. It resulted in a menu of small plates including Crunchy Jicama Shell Tostadas (with butternut squash, avocado, crispy kale, salsa verde), Chicken Katsu & Hong Kong Egg Waffles, and Greek Donuts (with honey ice cream, candied pistachio). Cocktails are divided into Sweet, Savory, and Barrel-Aged categories.
A series of dining rooms supports site-specific art installations. HUSH, Shepard Fairey, Apexer, Tristan Eaton, Eelus, Vhils and Will Barras contributed to the murals in the project.
Open daily from 5 p.m.
199 Bowery, New York, NY