Rebel Kitchen

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87 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Rebel Kitchen’s mission is to create a unique dining experience that focuses on seasonality and sustainability.

Menu is updated daily on the website.

Booking a party larger than 6? Give us a call! 865-851-7676

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M
Savannah
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent local restaurant. Creative cuisine. Great service. Extensive wine list.

JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very innovative and modern cuisine - delicious dishes which are beautifully balanced in regard to taste, combination and display.

AD
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are in the mood for locally sourced ingredients that dance on your tongue, go to Rebel Kitchen. The food is fantastic, the service is sensational, and the wine list is worldly. One of my favorite places to dine in Knoxville.

CL
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined outside on the patio. It was a Wonderful experience except for the four wheelers that were racing up and down the streets. Not something rebel can easily fix but definitely an undesirable level of noise pollution interrupting our peaceful dinner.

RG
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time eating the food at Rebel Kitchen since the chef changed, we were absolutely impressed and will forever remember every detail of our meal! The food was exciting; adventurous, yet restrained. The service was friendly and informative without being pretentious or over-bearing. We sat at the chef's bar and that was an experience we will want to have again! We were able to watch and learn and the chefs were fun to interact with. They also were so gracious and let us try things we did not order, which was wonderful!! Flavors I can't seem to get out of my mind are, sweet breads with shishito peppers, duck prosciutto that melts in your mouth, confit duck with those ingenious grapes and wine, powerful little sun-chokes, and grit crispy oyster mushrooms, YUM! Thank you all for an incredible dining experience!! We will be singing your praises and we will be back!

G
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

1) Food portion is small. 2) The main entree were served almost half an hour after we finished the starters. 3) The outside crust of the breaded oyster mushroom and sweetbread were very gummy. The rice from the side dish of the duck was undercooked. The chicken was dry. The striplion steak was not tender and too chewy.
I understand most of the dishes were kind of experimental, but we were expecting a better food experience.

KD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had heard how good the food was at the Rebel Kitchen, and our experience did not disappoint. Very good options for mixed drinks, a varied menu that provided several vegetarian options were much appreciated. Our waiter was outstanding and the chefs were friendly and cheerful. We will definitely return, and will take advantage of the invitation to sit at the bar and watch the meal prep take place. Each dish seemed to have an innovative approach, and there is an effort to locally source ingredients. One more great restaurant in Knoxville! Wonderful experience overall at the Rebel Kitchen. I highly recommend.

RP
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wine list, with daring and rare wines. Friendly service, amazing scallops with blueberry pure, inventive

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal again with great service. Chef Preston sent out 3 entrees not on the menu recognizing we were multiple return diners! One of the best places in town. Consistently great.

MD
Memphis
37 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Loved the unique selections. Will definitely return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful from start to finish!!!

SM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was delicious, the place was immaculate, and the service was outstanding. The place is a gem in the heart of the Old City.

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our second drag brunch and it was awesome! Food was great and mimosas were better! Overall terrific!

TW
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious experience! We will definitely be back.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious flavors, small plates, thorough details about each dish before ordering, lovely place to sit and talk with friends while waiting for each course.

JT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Food portions were not enough to feed a child let alone an adult.

There is no reason to return ....

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! Our meal was wonderful! We loved everything our server recommended! I highly recommend Rebel Kitchen to everyone.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative amazing flavors prepared fresh before your eyes. Recommend sitting at the bar to watch the show. Chef and his team really make you feel at home.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked a spot at the chef’s counter for our wedding anniversary, and it was easily one of the greatest dining experiences we’ve ever had. All of the chefs were incredibly personable and talented. We had the majority of the small bites and small plates and both had the duck as an entree. Not a single dish stood out as anything short of excellent with each dish feeling unique to Rebel Kitchen. Beyond the food, the service and wine list were both phenomenal, and I would recommend anyone who enjoys great food to dine here.

RB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday and it was a wonderful experience. They have plenty of options for you for wine. And my server helped with me making a decision. The food was amazing! Just over all very nice flavors. And everything was paced out nicely. I would love to come back for another special occasion.

CC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful dining experience. The service was fantastic and the food was unforgettable. We really enjoyed our date night.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about Rebel Kitchen!

KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent - just moved from ATL and spend a lot of time in NY and this place was definitely on par with those. Reminded me of restaurants in California - Sonoma/Napa. I’ll definitely be back.

MC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy eating at Rebel Kitchen. Food is a;ways excellent and Brad is awesome.

TB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there in a slow Tuesday night, so I cannot truly Tate the noise level. I can rate the food and service as outstanding. Given the professional pride, I doubt that would change on a busier night. I will definitely be back to test my own theory. I highly recommend!

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Drag brunch was awesome!! We all enjoyed it so much. Mimosas were great and food was good.

CO
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time during Drag Brunch this past weekend. It was a great event for a great cause. The food was absolutely delicious with moderately priced cocktails. We will definitely be back!

SM
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty fresh food, friendly and timely service. We each had different brunch selections and they were all delicious. The portions weren't huge but that was okay with us. Highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rebel Kitchen is my go to restaurant in Knoxville! Whether it’s a simple date night, special occasion, or entertaining friends visiting the area, it’s my #1 spot! I love the unique items on the menu and how it is constantly updated. Service is always spectacular and they make you truly feel a part of the family. I could not say enough positive things about this Knoxville gem!

CD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent

JT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative, well-executed cuisine featuring regional products combined with a curated wine list make this one of Knoxville's best new restaurants. Service was expert and mercifully the place was not too noisy to chat.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The server wasn’t super knowledgeable about the food preparation, and it overall too salty. For the amount you pay for the food I was expecting it to be flavorful not beyond salty, to the point I didn’t want to eat it.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic as was the service! The tables (at least where we sat) were a little close together, so having any type of intimate conversation was a little challenging. It was getting very loud as well, so we kept having to talk over the tables next to us just to hear each other. I wouldn’t let either of these things deter me from going again. Probably the best meal I’ve had in Knoxville in a long time.

JA
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rebel Kitchen is a cool new restaurant with interesting menus, changed almost daily, and a friendly staff. Service is great, not slow, but not rushed either. Overall, good mix of food, wine and service.

KF
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always! Sit at the counter as it is the best way to enjoy Rebel Kitchen!

AW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a delightful surprise - interesting and delicious taste combinations, perfectly prepared, attentive wait staff and chef. We loved the seared trout, cucumber-beet salad, and panna cotta with rhubarb & candied pinecones. Yes, tiny pinecones. The restaurant is close and easy to access from the highway commuting between the Smokies and Ohio.

C
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous experience. Food was extraordinary. Great wait staff; our server knew the menu expertly, and the chef was very attentive . Knoxville is lucky to have this chef and restaurant in Knoxville.

OT
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and food. Really creative flavors that were delicious.

S
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding—food, service and experience! One of the best meals/restaurant experiences I have had in a long time. Sit at the counter if you can—it’s like eating in the kitchen.

L
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is my first visit to Rebel Kitchen and I am sorry to say that I will not be going back. I love the wine bar and cocktail list, but the cost and simplicity of the food and the mediocre service will keep me away from the dining there again. The servers were all very friendly and helpful. However, water and cocktail glasses were often empty, which bothers me -- perhaps more than others. The food was very good, but easily created at home for a fraction of the cost. I appreciate that all meats are prepared with a sous vide, but this is not challenging and frankly not a selling point. This should not be discussed unless asked. Let the patrons be amazed by the tender meats. The food was delicious but the small portions, lack of spice, and cost detracted from the food. I hope the new chef can get this moving in the right direction. The location is wonderful and I would love more good restaurants in the area.

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