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Sep 16, 2007 04:54 PM

Rebel house- quick review

Went to the rebel house tonight finally after hearing so much about it from the boards, and am I ever glad I did!! We started with the braised mushrooms in boozy brine (very small portion of pickled mushrooms, very flavourful and tart), the pickled beets (good portion of sweet and tangy beets, excellent dish) and the plate of hummus (incredible thick hummus with a hint of red pepper served with incredible soft bread with a crusty garlicy exterior, I could have ate this bread as a main). For mains , two of us had the roast beef dinner, one with mashed potatoes and I opted for the kettle chips. The roast beef was cooked perfectly as requested, sliced very thin with a nice spicy horseradish gravy on top.. I really prefered this thin cut to the traditional prime rib because I always find whenever I order prime rib half of it gets pushed aside on the plate because its just fat, but this was entirely edible and still deliciously tender. It was served with a big yorkshire pudding (pretty good for restaurants yorkshire pudding, but Ill never be satisfied with anything other than my family recipe) and some delicously salty spiced veg (including corn on the cob which is unusual but was quite good). The mashed potatoes were a little bit hard and chunky (not creamy) but thats a personal preference. The kettle chips that I had were reallly delicious, thinly sliced fries that are round like chips and very crispy, delcious! (for those who have tried it, is the poutine made with these chips too?).. the other had the meatloaf with mushrooms on top and served with veg and mash.. I tried the meatloaf and I was very impressed, not sure how to describe meatloaf to be honest, but it was flavourful, juicy and the gravy was the perfect consistency. The bill with 3 apps, 3 mains, and 3 beers was 93 $ including tax. Pretty good for an excellent meal, I cannot wait to go back and try out some of the other menu offerings (all of todays specials sounded temping). Thanks chows! another great recomendation!

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  1. OMG I can't believe you waited so long!!! Welcome to the pub. Rebel House is comfort pub grub at its very best. Their brunch is equally great. Enjoy!

    1. Oh. Oh yes. The poutine is made with those excellent kettle chips, and with curds and smoked mozzarella and gravy spiked with little meaty bits. It's sublime...

      1. Good job Abbey. We love the place.

        Next time you go, you gotta get the sausage of the day. Whatever it is. We've had it twice and were blown away by how good they were.

        Their selection of local beers is first rate too.


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        1. re: Davwud

          oh yes that was also on my "want to try" list, tonights was a wild boar sausage with cranberry, balsamic glazed onion, and roasted pepper mustard, mmm.. if only I could eat 10 entrees myself haha.. well, all in time I suppose

          1. re: hungryabbey

            Haven't been there in quite a while but I remember enjoying mussels at Rebel House.

            Rebel House
            1068 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W2L4, CA

            1. re: hungryabbey

              We had a cabernet and venison sausage and the wild boar thing sounds like it may be the other we had.

              Our Daily Bread is really good too.


          2. Just wanted to reopen a rebel house thread to say that they have a great brunch. Went there last week at around noon and it wasn't packed. AND they let us linger to sit around and chat. VERY NICE.

            I had the tavern breakfast which was delicious. Eggs, bacon, baked beans, kettle chips, oven roasted tomatoes, and sauteed mushroom. I could have eat 15 of the tomatoes.

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            1. re: wontonfm

              Just a note: they're closed for renovations - not in the euphemistic sense as in "renovating the ownership". I saw them underway yesterday. Not certain when they're reopening, but I think th note on the door gives a date.

              1. re: hungry_pangolin

                I think they were closed until the October 13th.

                1. re: wontonfm

                  Yesterday was 13 Oct, I passed by at 6pm, and there was no way that they could have been opened today, 14 Oct. A phone call might be in order.

                  1. re: hungry_pangolin

                    they were definitely closed today... my friend said they'd open tomorrow...but i'd call to make sure.

                    1. re: wontonfm

                      it says they're closed til the 16th on their website...

            2. hey peeps,
              for all the RAVE reviews about rebel house, which we ate at for the first time today for lunch, while totally decent and nice for the area which has a dirth of was not GREAT. my spinach apple salad was really bland and the leaves tough. the partners french fries were very greasy. we will try this place again at dinner sometime in the near future...maybe we didn't order the rite stuff? it was super busy afterall... anyways just an update!