Rebel Restaurant

3763 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80216
Critics' Pick
Best Of
Rebel Restaurant +

Mark Antonation


  • Monday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations for parties of six or more only.
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
From the outside, Rebel Restaurant looks a lot like the dive bars that once filled this RiNo space; in fact, you can still see the faded letters for Flynn’s Inn, the occupant several incarnations back, on the brick. But what’s happening inside symbolizes just how far Denver’s restaurant scene has come over the past few years. This is food that challenges, not comforts, with everything from half a pig’s head to whole octopus to creamed chipped beef made with heart and garnished with gold leaf. In a nod to the chef-owners’ Ukrainian-American heritage, the ever-changing menu always includes some kind of pierogi, but rather than stuffing them with traditional fillings, the kitchen changes things up with foie and mushrooms or pork green chile. Like the dishes themselves, the concept isn’t for everyone, but its authenticity and unpredictability are refreshing in an era when too many menus look the same.

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