The name says it all: REBEL – wild wines and nasty food. How not be tempted to get your next drink at a place with these premises?
Located between Place Flagey and Avenue Louise, Rebel is a rather cozy wine bar, characterized by a long peninsula table that crosses the bar, with seats around it, together with some more stools in front of the bar’s windows, all wrapped in a soft atmosphere, mostly lightened up with some candles.
It tends to get crowded quickly, and rather loud. However, one of the reasons why I wanted to try this place for so long (no reservations, so thank your lucky star), is the nasty food. Displayed in an original way on a mirror with a white marker, you can find the menu. Charcuterie and cheese board are replaced by different small plates that you can take to pair your glass (or bottle) of wine. They all look great, and the smell coming from the kitchen just made my decision even harder. But peaking at my neighbors’ plates, I decided to try the bass with garlic oil, ginger, and furikake, and the tartare de boeuf with pepper mousse and pickles on the side. Both dishes were delicious, did not disappoint my expectations, and made me already book a spot in my calendar to come back to this bar.