Burlesque Bar ‘Mister French’ Takes Over Former Rebelle on the Bowery

Posted on: December 3rd, 2019 at 5:04 am by

A burlesque bar is coming to the Bowery courtesy of a celebrity chef.

Iron Chef contestant David Burke is launching Mister French this week at 218 Bowery, in partnership with Redefine Hospitality. The venue takes over from Rebelle, a critics’ favorite which shuttered in 2017 after two short years in business.

For the last several months, a simple printout on the service door noted the entity of the newcomer but little else.

The 4,600 square-foot venue seats 150 patrons, and is split into three distinct entertainment areas – main dining room with banquettes and booths; the bar and Solarium that seats 50; and the Atrium open kitchen and eight-seat dining counter. There will reportedly be burlesque entertainment three nights a week in the dining room, with magicians walking the floor.

Menu is of the French persuasion, featuring executive chef Guillaume Thivet in the kitchen.

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