Tao Group’s Street-Leaning ‘Vandal’ Opens Tomorrow on the Bowery

Posted on: January 15th, 2016 at 5:13 am by
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The pieces are in place. Tao Group is set to unveil its latest project tomorrow at 199 Bowery. As previously reported, chef Chris Santos is the figurehead behind Vandal, a street-leaning bar-restaurant that exploits street art for its multimillion-dollar brand.

The entrance to the 360-seat establishment was painted in the token white script. As mentioned, the Tao Group has tapped a host of notable artists to decorate the guts of the 22,000 square-foot Vandal. No, nothing vandalizing about it. Hush curated the project, having attracted creatives like Shepard Fairey, Apex One, Eelus, and Tristan Eaton to participate.

Vandal resembles sister spot Beauty & Essex, as it includes an up-front faux “gallery” entrance. Peeking through the window, it’s stocked with a variety of exotic-looking plants. The restaurant seats 360 patrons across three dining rooms on the main level, and includes a basement “lounge.”

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Photo: Zagat

By the way, menu is below. Jonthan Kavourakis is the executive chef, cooking up “shareable plates” of “globally-inspired street food.” So, folks, how long will this last after the initial hype dies down?

Vandal by Tao Group Menu

[h/t Eater]

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