October 24, 2013
Ribelle glows in bright red neon at night, the only thing to alert you that this nondescript building in Washington Squsre is Tim Maslow’s new restaurant. Ribelle, pronounced Ri-bell-ay, means rebel in Italian.
We arrive around 7 on Wednesday to a half full restaurant, which is surprising. I’m obsessed with the lighting fixtures and the decor here. There is a long communal table and half banquettes on the perimeter. The restaurant fills up as the night goes on, but it was nice to have our own space for a while.
We started with the garlic knots with marinara sauce.
We also ordered the carrots.
The open kitchen is lovely and fits in well with the decor. The chefs wear paper hats that are reminiscent of a fast food diner.
I order the bolognese, that comes plated only on one side of the plate. I nicely take off the greens, as I am really just interested in the pasta.
The wagu beef.
Met a friend in the bathroom
For dessert the coffee cake with cadamom and berries.
Corn (!!) ice cream. Ummm…I die for this. Sweet with a hint of spice from the pepper words can not describe this – you just have to taste it for yourself!
1665 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
Tags: bolognese, celebrity chef, fine dining, restaurant