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Another Stylish Vegetarian Restaurant Has Opened in New York

Saffron risotto with oyster mushroom, orange romesco, fried garbanzo, and black vinegar.

On the heels of Nix and Superiority Burger comes Ladybird, a “globally inspired vegetable tapas bar” from Ravi DeRossi, who owns Death & Co., Mother of Pearl, newly relocated Bergen Hill, and vegan restaurant Avant Garden, among other popular, cool-kids spots. At Ladybird — located on a bustling block of Macdougal Street and open until 2 a.m. — chef Daphne Cheng (who also oversees the menu at Mother of Pearl and Cienfuegos) is making vaguely virtuous dishes like coconut quiche with “beet chorizo,” charred eggplant with crispy rice and feta, sweet-potato fries with miso butter, and a burrata dessert. Drinks come courtesy of Ariel Arce, formerly of Birds & Bubbles, and her cocktail menu includes a slushy with avocado, shiso syrup, and sparkling wine. Take a look:

Seared-peach caprese with Riesling gastrique, almonds, and burning sage. Photo: Melissa Hom
Burrata with candied squash blossom, orange-blossom honey, Meyer lemon, and basil oil. Photo: Melissa Hom
"Bleeding Heart" with blood orange, hibiscus, and Champagne. Photo: Melissa Hom
The space seats 42. Photo: Melissa Hom

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Ladybird, 127 Macdougal St., 212.475.2246

Stylish Vegetarian Restaurant Opens in New York