Downtown French Favorite Rebelle Is Closing This Week

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Pour one out. Photo: Kathryn Palmieri/New York Magazine

Rebelle had all the bones of a successful restaurant: an acclaimed chef, Daniel Eddy, who worked with Daniel Rose at Spring in Paris; an excellent wine list from Patrick Cappiello; and a great location, right on the Bowery. After a little over two years, though, the Michelin-starred restaurant will close on Saturday, November 18.

Cappiello, Eddy, and partner Branden McRill opened Rebelle following the success of Pearl & Ash, which is literally next door. Early this year, the team opened an all-day restaurant in Philadelphia, Walnut Street Cafe, with baker Melissa Weller. It received a three-bell (Philly’s adorable equivalent of stars) review from the Inquirer’s Craig LaBan.

Fortunately, New York’s never short on French restaurants — Le Coucou, Bâtard, Le Coq Rico, and Gabriel Kreuther are all relatively new additions — but Rebelle stood out for being a little more casual and relaxed than the rest. It’ll be interesting to see if the talented Eddy commits to Philadelphia or tries again in New York.

Downtown French Favorite Rebelle Is Closing This Week