I finally made it to Rebelle and I think it took me at least 30 minutes to get over the fact that this space used to be R Bar. Having spent a few interesting evenings there it was just crazy to see it as something so completely different.
The menu is divided into four sections and you are encouraged to order a dish from each which makes me wonder why this isn’t just a 4 course prix fixe. That said, the portion sizes are small enough that you can even add a course and not feel overwhelmed (and which we happily did with the foie gras). I’m now a bit torn as to whether Rebelle or Pearl & Ash will be my future go-to before heading to the Bowery Ballroom!
Fluke – brown butter, sherry, caper, lemon
Lamb Tartare – green chickpea, olive, yogurt, espelette
Scallop – turnip, apple, green juice
Carrots – chanterelle, blue foot, snap peas, black pepper
Monkfish – shellfish, hen of the wood, sea bean
Peach – poached peach, lavender granite, perilla tapioca