Chef Al Rineh opened L'ybane along the French Riviera in Nice before moving to New York City where he opened another restaurant by the same restaurant at 1136 1st Ave (between 62nd & 63rd St). The menu features a long list of small plates influenced by the southern Mediterranean, many of which are vegetarian. My friends and I shared the Assiette Composee, Legumes Vapeurs (steamed vegetables, green beans, carrots, zucchinis, potatoes), Spiced Chickpea Fritters, and the Caviar of Eggplant (which is actually baba ghanouj). All of which were very good.
If you're in the area I definitely recommend stopping by L'ybane for a drink and a small bite after work, and may even be a fun bar to grab drinks on the weekends.