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Inside Avant Garden Bistro, WeHo’s New Vegan Tapas Restaurant

New York-based Overthrow Hospitality opens its first Los Angeles spot tomorrow in West Hollywood!

After building a plant-based empire in New York, Ravi DeRossi is opening his first vegan restaurant on the West Coast! Vegan tapas spot Avant Garden Bistro LA debuts in West Hollywood this Friday.

Overthrow Hospitality to Open Vegan Restaurants Across the Country

James Beard Award nominee Ravi DeRossi is a vegan restaurateur and founder of Overthrow Hospitality. The mission-driven vegan restaurant group is known for its innovative eateries and bars like Avant Garden, Ladybird, and Cadence. Overthrow Hospitality has expressed plans to open vegan restaurants across the country—with Avant Garden Bistro LA up first.

“It was important to expand beyond New York City, with Los Angeles at the top of the list. We are building on Avant Garden’s excellent name recognition in the vegan space and adding Bistro to give more prominence to the drinks aspect. We are combining the best aspects of our NYC venues with localized new creations, outstanding wines, great cocktails, and craft beer. With LA now and other cities in the pipeline, we will be taking this model across the US, so stay tuned,” shared DeRossi.

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Patio dining area of Avant Garden Bistro Photo courtesy of Avant Garden Bistro

Avant Garden Bistro LA

Avant Garden Bistro LA boasts a selection of new American vegan tapas and drinks in two magical settings. The interior of the restaurant, designed by DeRossi, looks and feels like a French bistro in NYC. Also, the exterior, created by Hollywood set designer Andrew Nowling, is themed after an enchanted forest. It’s decked out with chandeliers, murals, and a variety of eye-pleasing decorations. Whether you dine indoor or outdoor, get ready for a delicious, immersive experience.

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Inside Avant Garden Bistro Photo courtesy of Avant Garden Bistro

Avant Garden Bistro LA’s New Vegan Signature Dishes

Avant Garden Bistro LA’s kitchen is under the direction of Los Angeles native, Chef Sarah Stearns. The menu includes a handful of bites from the restaurant in NYC alongside several new signature dishes. Shaved Brussels, Scorched Cauliflower, Celery Root Pasta, and Cavatelli a la Diabla are some dishes you can expect to try.

“It is exciting and humbling to work with Ravi and the team on this new concept. I spent a month in New York City immersing myself in the group’s kitchens and mastering their culinary masterpieces. I also have a few culinary tricks up my sleeve and can’t wait to unveil some of my own dishes that have a definite LA flair. While there are many vegan spots in LA, I think we are creating something really unique, elegant, and special for Angelenos that will become a destination for vegans and non-vegans alike,” said Stearns.

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A variety of menu items Photo courtesy of Avant Garden Bistro

Vegan Wine, Beer, and Cocktails

Avant Garden Bistro LA’s drink menu includes a plethora of vegan wine, beer, and cocktails. The sustainable wine list, curated by Sommelier Brett Zimmerman, features red, white, rosé, orange, sparkling, and dessert wines. In addition, the beer program is Ramon Hung’s brainchild. It includes both local and international brews of all kinds. Last but not least, the cocktail menu! Mixologist Sother Teague nails it with low-ABV drinks like the Melrose Ave Spritz, Vista Sour, and Sunsprite.

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The Green City Cocktail Avant Garden Bistro

You can find Avant Garden Bistro LA at 7469 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA, 90046. The grand opening is this Friday, June 10 from 7 to 9pm. For more information, visit AvantGardenBistro.com and follow @agbistro_la on Instagram.

Allie Mitchell


Allie is a writer, musical theatre performer, yoga instructor, and walking vegan restaurant directory. On any given day, you can catch her making tofu scramble, scouring Trader Joe’s for new plant-based products, or watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie! Visit her website at alexandrammitchell.com.

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