Rebel House - What to order?
I've been hearing enough about Rebel House to want to try it. What would you suggest are the best dishes?
What I've gleaned so far as the standouts are
- prime rib (on Sunday)
- bison burger
- spinach apple salad
Thoughts? recommendations? warnings?
Bison burger (which I miss, now that I've gone veggie) and the spinach apple salad are excellent. The poutine (if that's your thing) is apparently quite good. A friend of mine swears by the ribs. I also used to like the sausage plate (changes daily, but always interesting).
The beer, of course, is the main draw. There's always lots of good stuff on tap; I'm partial to the Neustadt 10W30 myself.
The beer is great. Good selection. If you want something light and easy drinking I suggest the Nickelbrook Green Apple Pilsner.
I've had the meatloaf which was good. My girlfriend liked the skate wing and also swears by the gravy. "Best gravy every!"
Pretty much everything is good.
For appies dont miss the Cheese Pennies, although I maintain the portion size has been scaled way back.
They also make an awesome clubhouse (get 1/2 fries and 1/2 salad) .
I also love the meatloaf
pasta specials are also very good as are wings and ribs.
Like i said b4 everything is good.
The wings, as I recall, are not Frank'sified, but are either jerk, and maybe BBQ, and I think are roasted, not fried. They are pretty meaty but aren't crisp.
If Frank's wings are your thing, these aren't them, but they are really good as their own thing.
...I too, am still searching for the perfect wing...fried AND grilled, then heavily doused in Frank's and butter...but that's my weird little fantasy...
Last time I went there, my friend wanted hot wings so our waiter offered Frank's Red Hot sauce on the wings. We both opted to try them, they were pretty good. Just keep in mind that it is not offered on the menu, you have to request it. I personally like the Barbecue wings best.
Although the food and the beer are both good, the service is somewhat questionable. For example, even if you arrive after 9 or 10 on a Friday or Saturday night (for drinks and snacks - not dinner) - they won't seat you at a table, even when you are with 3 people (that's my experience, at least). They have in the past relegated my party to the bar, although there were tables available. Similarly - they won't let you sit on the patio unless you're having "dinner" - it seems that a pub-style establishment shouldn't be that stuck up about seating, considering the bar area is tiny and can comfortably only hold up to 6 people... However - I'd still recommend it - good dinner and tasty brunch too.