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