Friday, April 12, 2024

Rebel House Closing

We hope you’re sitting down because after more than a decade the Rebel House will close its doors on March 27. Chef Eric Baker has owned it for four of those years and cemented it into Boca’s dining scene with its whimsical vibe and unique dishes. It’s bittersweet for Baker who has so many great memories in the space including meeting his wife there, even before they owned it. 

He says it’s time to shift and attributes this shift to the success of Alley Cat, his newest concept he opened with partner David Bouhadana of Sunset Sushi and Sushi by Bou. Alley Cat, currently at Royal Palm Place, will move into Rebel House’s much roomier space and open on April 3. 

“We have this big space to play with and grow into, which we’re very excited about,” Baker says. 

Baker says it’s more of an evolution, he wants to keep Rebel House’s energy and merge it with Alley Cat’s izakaya fare in a kitchen that’s about three times larger than what it has now. Staff from both locations will come together and there will still be brunch, but now Pinkie’s Deli will transform into a private dining room and sushi bar. There are even talks of a possible sultry speakeasy.  

“We now have a real opportunity to continue to raise that bar,” he says. 

So, get your reservations in now before it’s too late.

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Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie is a food lover, travel fanatic, bookworm, Francophile, and she believes art in all its forms is good for the soul. When she’s not writing about the incredible dishes, people and places that capture South Florida's culture and vibe, Christie is irresistibly happy in the company of her husband and a glass of red wine.

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