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Rebel Kitchen

4.6
4.6
138 Reviews
$31 to $50
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

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (865) 851-7676

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Preston Williams

  • Neighborhood

    Knoxville

  • Cross street

    Central Street

  • Parking details

    There is a Pay lot directly across the street from us. There is also free parking 2 blocks to the east of us on Jackson Ave, underneath the James White Parkway overpass.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 138 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. EH

    EirianwenH

    E. Tennessee

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Food too salty. Food overpriced.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always had a wonderful time at this restaurant. We are sad to see it go and hope similar concepts are brought to town soon. It might fare even better in west knoxville area

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    PLEASE DON"T CLOSE! We love you! Excellent restaurant in perfect location, Nashville Quality.

  4. M

    Mcff

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food. Wish they had salads to accompany the entrees.

  5. CD

    CaraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our second visit to Rebel Kitchen and it was just as amazing as the first. You can see and taste the passion they have for their craft. I have never experienced anything like it. I wasnt familiar with the food on the menu but decided to give it a try and was so happy I did. They explained how everything was prepared and what their inspiration was for each dish. They made the whole experience wonderful. Very talented group of people! So thrilled I got the chance to experience it!

  6. DH

    DoreneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience! The atmosphere was fun/lively. Our server did a great job making recommendations and explaining the menu. We will definitely return!

  7. SB

    ShelB

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    the drag brunch adoption was a bit off, especially since i'm use to such great sound control at this location. however, the food quality was on par with the high standards i have for this restaurant. very sorry to see them leave, thank you for having great fresh food.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place

  9. H

    H123

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food1service5ambience3

    Quite expensive. Food was not amazing, nor unique in any way discernible way...other than that the portions were exceptionally small. A five course vegetarian meal was over $100- and I left hungry. Automatic 20% gratuity applied on top of it. I don’t even eat THAT much, so I can’t imagine how one who’s a big eater might feel after paying such a hefty price for such pitiful potions. The service was fantastic- That’s the one positive from my experience at rebel kitchen.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Anniversery

  11. TC

    TCB123

    E. Tennessee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner - very pleased with superb service from the waitstaff and sommelier as well as phenomenal food selections.

  12. GS

    GaryS

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Valentines Day Menu was phenomenal! The chef accommodated our dairy sensitivity without hesitation. We did not feel we missed out on anything. Great Great Experience

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Too bad the place is closing! We really enjoyed the dinner and have always had a good time at the wine bar. Their sommeliers sure know their stuff!

  14. MC

    MargareteC

    Charleston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were wonderful. Was our first trip. Hated to hear they are closing the end of the month. Wish we had come sooner. Try to get in before they are gone.

  15. CO

    CO123

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    We were not impressed with our food at all. It seemed like the restaurant was trying too hard and the execution and flavors weren't there. The service was incredibly slow. We were a party of two, ordered almost immediately after we arrived and spent about two hours at the restaurant. The only high points of our meal were the potatoes that came with the steak and the duck. Otherwise we were not impressed and would not return.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Rebel kitchen has a select menu of amazingly crafted food

  17. RC

    RCR235

    E. Tennessee

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing!!! My wife and daughter’s favorite restaurant. Portions are all on the small side for price. However, still one of the nicest restaurants in Knoxville in a wonderful area (Old City) which has a lot of great vibes.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service as usual. We love this place.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely experience overall.

  20. m

    mug123

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    The food was terrible. The atmosphere is nice. The service was not good. I think because they are closing soon. Very expensive and not even close to worth it.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Menu was surprising and very good. Great help with the wine.

  22. TL

    TheresaL

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Four of us shared a variety of dishes, and all were delicious. We will go again in the future. Appreciated the tiny little beans and crunchy peas -- unique vegetables.

  23. TT

    TikiTorch

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    The brunch menu was very small with little to choose from and not much variety. My friend and I both left hungry and disappointed. I would not recommend this place for weekend brunch.

  24. EC

    ElizabethC

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Top notch meal. Excellent service. Will be back!

  25. CR

    CecileeR

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have wanted to try Rebel Kitchen for a while. I highly recommend counter seating. Entire staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We went duck the whole way! Strayed with rosemary infused duck fat, then duck confit, and my boyfriend got the duck entree. I got the trout, and both dishes were beautifully paired with seasonal vegetables cooked to perfection. Also worth noting that we ended the meal with one of the best cappuccinos I have ever had! Can’t wait to go back.

  26. L

    Lynet

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food was an experience. Each dish on the menu was explained to us by our waiter, Brad. He did a great job, from the wine selection to the dessert. We chose a dish from each section of the menu and they were not only delicious but an education in culinary creations. The fried oysters we had for a starter were very unique. The noodles from the second section of the menu were tasty too. The only negative I found at all was that the noodles from the second section of the menu were a tad too salty for my taste, but my husband found them to be spiced just right. As to the entrees, my husband chose the beef which was perfection. I chose the trout and it was also excellent. You cannot go wrong at The Rebel Kitchen.

  27. DM

    DrewM

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Small portions. Marginal service

  28. CM

    CynthiaM

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent evening at Rebel Kitchen for New Year’s Eve. The menu was fabulous and the wine pairings were perfect for the courses. Brad was informative and the evening was a delight for the entire family. Thank you for a wonderful experience to end 2019 and usher in a new decade in Knoxville! The Moore Family

  29. CB

    ConnnieB

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    I wouldn't recommend be the food was good but not great and portions were very small.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Food used to be great. Really disappointing this visit.

  31. RP

    RachelleP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    The atmosphere was very nice, the drag show was entertaining, and the service was good. I honestly thought the brunch was overpriced and wasn't very good. Tortillas were very tough to chew and it was a little cold.

  32. SC

    SusanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome fun, great food and drinks, great atmosphere, great service, great management, amazing fun entertainment, all around fabulous. We recommend everyone to visit The Old City Wine Bar/ Rebel Kitchen!!

  33. JR

    JaredR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent place! Loved the mushroom gravy, so tasty! Had fun at the drag brunch!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Drag brunch is always very fun!

  35. W

    Wonderful

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    At first glance, the limited menu was a little disappointing; or so we thought. There was something for everyone and the food was fantastic. The drinks were very good, the service was outstanding. We will definitely be back again. What a gem of a restaurant! Great job to all.

  36. M

    Mitch

    Savannah

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. We have been there several times and never get disappointed. Best restaurant in Knoxville.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was out of this world! It was the best dinner I’ve ever had in Knoxville. We loved sitting at the bar and watching the kitchen staff make magic.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! Favorite restaurant in town. Fresh and great wine choices

  39. KW

    KenW

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We split the Mushroom small bites, the Squash starter, then I had the Duck and my wife had the Fall vegetable plate. Dessert was Carrot Cake. It was all delicious. The sommelier recommended a great wine and it was perfect. Wonderful meal!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my birthday.

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Rebel Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 138 OpenTable diners

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Cross street

    Central Street

  • Neighborhood

    Knoxville

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a Pay lot directly across the street from us. There is also free parking 2 blocks to the east of us on Jackson Ave, underneath the James White Parkway overpass.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Preston Williams

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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