127 Macdougal St
New York, NY 10012
Ravi DeRossi truly is a force that can't be reckoned with. After entering the world of plant-based cuisine with Avant Garden, he opened Ladybird, a vegan-ish tapas bar in the West Village. Located in the restaurateur's old Bourgeois Pig space, Ladybird serves a creative menu of meat-free plates. Expect dishes like vegetable charcuterie (no, it's not crudité), saffron risotto, and chocolate (or chardonnay) fondue. The beverage program also has a vegetable-infused slant. The interior is posh and ornate with gilded ceiling beams, gold mirrors, and white marble accents.