The Rebel House

News and Reviews Review

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Its unpretentious Canadian spirit is reflected in the mainly 20-30-something crowd that frequents this popular Rosedale haunt. Although there is an outstanding back patio with parachute roof, seating is limited. If you're lucky enough to score a seat, sample the numerous offerings from Ontario’s micro-breweries, the hearty, simple fare or the weekend brunch menu.

Rebel House is a find. Count on washing down some good old-fashioned bar food with a bit more thought than the typical Toronto tavern. Legend has it that one of the battles fought in the Upper Canada Rebellion involved a historic march down Yonge Street -- where Rebel House sits. And although it may be too young to be part of any legend, it's pretty safe to say that they are forerunners of a foreseeable culinary trend: Ontario, not English, Ontario tavern food. Tight quarters of the smoke-filled ground floor bar scene offer few tables for UCC grads and grizzly-faced regulars clamouring for another pint. [original] Review, 2003

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

This Rosedale eatery specializes in foods from Ontario includes fifteen kinds of draft beer from local microbreweries on its bar list. Specialties of the house include lamb and ale stew, scallop stuffed rainbow trout, wild boar sausage and P.E.I. mussels in wine. The whole trout smoked on a cedar plank is also recommended. The curious might want to try a bison burger.

The service is prompt and professional. Dinner per person including tip averages about $60. [original]

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