Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro
Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro

Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stormrhumbar.com/
  • Phone: 8285058560x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Hours Full Menu:
    Sun - Weds: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Thurs - Sat: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Late Night Dinner Menu:
    Sun - Weds: 10:00pm - 1:00am
    Thurs - Sat: 11:00pm - 1:00am

    Bar Hours:
    Sun - Sat: 4:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Owen McGlynn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Weekly Specials:

    Sunday: Industry Night --- Half off all well liquor, beer, and glasses of wine!

    Monday: Beer and Burger Night --- One draft beer and burger for $10!

    Tuesday: Half of Wine Night --- All bottles wine for half the price!

    Thursday: Half off Starters Hour --- All snacks and small plates for half the price (excluding the charcuterie and cheese plates) from 5:00pm to 6:00pm !

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hilliard Ave and Lexington Ave
  • Public Transit: 6 minute walk from the ART Station.

    From the ART Station head south on Coxe Ave towards Aston St.

    Turn left on Aston St.

    Turn Right onto S Lexington and follow to 125 S Lexington Ave!
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking in our private lot on Lexington Ave across from our patio, look for the star murals on the walls!
A word from Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro
Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro is a unique dining and bar experience offering an exciting approach to food and drink. Inspired by classic southern dishes, Chef Owen McGlynn sources from local farms to provide delicious New American fare. With one of the largest rum selections in NC, Storm has a flavor and style for everyone! We feature creative craft cocktails, pre-prohibition classics, local beers and delectable wines. At Storm, we believe that the most interesting places can inspire creativity, imagination and ideas. Places with an authentic style draw the most intriguing people, stimulate lively conversation and become a backdrop for the unexpected.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (43)neighborhood gem (36)great for outdoor dining (32)special occasion (23)good for groups (19)romantic (18)vibrant bar scene (18)late-night find (16)hot spot (11)notable wine list (10)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great meal!
    chubbydude
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    A friend once told me "always order the specials when dining at a good places so to get to eat what the chef is excited about and never be disappointed". This has been true every time I have eaten at Storm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Asheville Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Always a great place to eat and have a hand crafted cocktail. Wish we could make it there more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More, please!
    agoodeater
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Our dinner at Storm far exceeded our expectations! Great service and imaginative but delicious food. Great decor. Want to come back to study the Storm pictures on the wall...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The staff at Storm took great care of us for a 30th birthday dinner. We had a blast tasting different small plates and entrees. Thank you all for a great night! We enjoyed trying 2 different rum flights too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for a party!
    AshevilleDiner
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I was at Storm on Saturday night with a group of 7 girls for a party. Our table was ready when we arrived, and our server was fantastic. The drink special was a hit, and everybody's food was excellent. It's a bit noisy inside the restaurant, but not too bad. The host and our server made space for us outside and sent someone out to light the exterior fireplace for us so we could continue to enjoy drinks after dinner. Overall an excellent experience for our group!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night Out
    Greg
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great service and food, reasonably priced for the quality.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place.
    rvankoe
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Good food, great service and a nice decore. A verl pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best in Asheville
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This was our third time at Storm and we yet again absolutely loved it. We started with the mac and cheese and the soup of the day (O'henry sweet potato and onion) - both were delicious. The mac and cheese is the best I've ever had. For the entree I had the duck and my wife had the triggerfish. The duck was cooked perfectly and my wife thoroughly enjoyed the fish. For dessert we had the raspberry panna cotta - again, delicious. Overall Storm is one of our favorite spots in town and we would recommend it to anyone wanting a great meal cooked with spectacular and local ingredients.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    FoodieSNS
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Service was impeccable with Carter. We had a party of 6, the restaurant accommodated everyone. This is a wonderful spot to sample the Asheville food scene. Fresh, delicious, authentic.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Buckley
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Chose Strom Rhum Bar and Bistro from a long list of recommended restaurants in Asheville and we were glad we did. Every course was in credible. Bacon boiled peanuts were terrific. Ricotta stuffed gnocchi was unreal. And our main courses gulf red fish and petite filet were well portioned and delicious. We finished with a rhubarb panna cotta was icing on the cake so to speak. And all of this in a well decorated dining area with great service. Highly recommend for special occasions. And prices were reasonable. Have spent much more and gotten much less.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    LetseatVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Another fabulous dinner. Always makes us smile. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent except for being rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food and atmosphere were phenomenal! Unfortunately, our server rushed us to order (while delivering our appetizers and after my boyfriend told her TWICE that we were in NO HURRY. It was not even 7pm and none of the four tables on either side of up were taken the entire time we were there! I read this same comment of others' experience. That definiately needs to be addressed!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FOOD SUBSTITUTION
    AshevilleFoodie
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Ordered beef short ribs. Got dense piece of a roast cut to resemble a boneless short rib which was tough and tasteless. Had a cheese plate appetizer where one block of cheese was mostly hard rind. Didn't want to make a fuss as this dinner was a treat from a visiting elderly friend who doesn't handle conflict well. Been to restaurant a number of times but won't return. Will let all our foodie friends know of our experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great all-around!
    laurajeanrc
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Our group of four all had different tastes -- some more adventurous than others. The menu is creative enough to satisfy those looking for something new, yet not so intimidating that those who just wanted a delicious, well-prepared meal didn't also come away very pleased. We all commented how the tastes of the varied ingredients in our dishes really 'popped.' Although prices are on the high end of what we normally spend for a 'regular' night out, we will definitely return. Great food, service and atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty!
    JohnS
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Wonderfully creative cooking from snacks to starters to mains to desserts. Very appealing variety on menu. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service was impecible. but
    joey
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    service was impecible. but there was a hair in my burger and the buns (all around our table) were stale. Too bad....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just not me...I think
    ZNative
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Their food is...simple. I'm looking (at dinner) for dinner items. Not burgers and whatnot. The food doesn't fit the nice ambience and great service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just okay
    cd123
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Drinks are great here, but food is mediocre at best. Nice atmosphere, and good service, just lacking in the food department. Looks like they have a nice outdoor area, so would probably be a good spring/summer spot especially for drinks and before Orange Peel spot.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special evening
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This restaurant was perfect for our anniversary. I had flowers sent to the restaurant early from Gardeners Cottage in Biltmore Village, the hostess called ahead to confirm they had arrived and went through the tables available to ensure it was a perfect evening. We arrived, they welcomed us by name and told my wife happy anniversary. The flowers were at a great table tucked in a romantic corner. The server, Cocoa, was awesome. She knew the menu, recommended great appetizers and helped to make our evening perfect. The Manager stopped by to wish us a happy anniversary and gave us a dessert to celebrate. Thank you for a perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another nice meal at Rhum Bar
    RFWilson
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    As usual, a very good meal. Friend had scallops which she said were very good. I had lamb burger. All the burgers here are great! Very nice and reasonable glass of Tempranillo. Like many trendy places with hard wood floors and no wall coverings, it's not a very quiet place. We were seated near the kitchen door which, while better than the door to the outside (away from which I'd asked we be seated) nonetheless had substantial traffic. I will go back.(And the $10.00 Monday Burger and Beer special is a great deal.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Customer oriented
    bisbobVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Delivery of food was slow due to chef problems. We were in no hurry and did not complain at all. Still, waiter apologized and comped us a free dessert. Which was delivered by the manager. A nice gesture by acknowledging the service quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hits the right notes
    Salorna
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Vintage hints with soft filament lights and an antique mantel with a roaring fire, and muted colors coddle you for a pleasant evening. Service was excellent and the food quite good and competitive to the high standards of better Asheville restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Romantic!
    Anon
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    This place has great food, amazing drinks, a wonderful staff, and a very romantic atmosphere! I proposed here, and they helped me out so much, and made that night so memorable I will never forget it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little disappointed
    ABK1234
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I was really excited to try this restaurant due to the good reviews but we didn't have the greatest experience unfortunately. Ordered the squid which came out undercooked and inedible. The manager was very nice about it and got us some shrimp instead which was overcooked. Ordered the duck to share which neither of us cared for. However, tasted my Aunt's lamb which was excellent. Also really enjoyed the sweet potato soup. Manager also mentioned they were training a new chef so we might have just hit it on the wrong day. Great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice surprise in a foodie city
    KayakgirlVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We tried Storm for something new in Asheville - so many wonderful places to eat. What a nice surprise - although they are somewhat lower on the radar, the atmosphere was really nice, and the food and cocktails just fantastic. This won't be our last trip to Storm! Also great that they take reservations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trying to hard
    AshevilleMike
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This is the third visit for me at Storm. I would not recommend the restaurant. The chefs or owners are pushing odd menus. My last visit I chose the beef short ribs. They were tough as a shoe. I decided to try it again on Saturday night. The menu consist of radish appetizers, charred octopus, and sweetbreads. I chose a charcuterie instead, playing it safe. I was served with pate made of chicken liver and lamb brains, a glob of rabbits, and other unidentifiable meats. I also ordered a hamburger with fry's. The meats was gross and odd. I could not eat it. My partner ordered chicken. I was not acceptable. If you want to there and drink with friends, good deal. Don't eat. Just enjoy the atmosphere. Its acceptable.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • date night
    lunchforworkVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This was a great restaurant. We enjoyed everything from the butternut squash soup which i think we could have ate the whole pot to the brownie with spice ice cream!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy!!
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It was so loud, I couldn't hear my friend who was sitting opposite me. A couple at the next table agreed. We asked three times to be moved. We sat at the bar, which was much quieter. The food was good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, rum, but too loud
    Candace1963
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We really enjoyed Storm--local food expertly crafted, knowledgable staff, great rum selection. Noise was almost unbearable. At first it was one large party, and we were told it would quiet down when they left. Which it did. Until the next large party arrived. It took us two hours (from the time we sat down) to get our entrees, which was also problematic. Perhaps the large party idea is not a good one for this space?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, little noisy
    Chris
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Overall our experience and Storm was excellent. It did get a little loud as the place filled up but the noise only came from a couple of large groups. The food was incredible and the service was great. Would definitely recommend and/or return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretentious Valentine's Price Gouge
    jgiles
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Over priced three course small plate meal (because its valentines day) Appetizers were the best but the wait till small plate entree was 30 minutes, need to fire that ticket faster chef. Dry sauceless duck, not med-rare like i want, salty scallops on lentils? come on, lol. Red velvet cheesecake was the size of a silver dollars, served with blueberries, thats it. It was funny to see our long entree wait and then after realizing we had been there for 1.5 hours, the manager rushed our dessert while we were eating entrees. Obviously they realized,, hey, we have another reservation behind this couple, lets hurry them out the door! I asked for a to go box for both our entrees and left them on the table, and walked out. Will never go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    AshevilleFoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Excellent food and service with a creative menu and nice wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    A large party just seated slowed the kitchen down a bit, but with the atmosphere and friendly staff, this was not a problem. The rhum cocktails are amazing, and the appetizers were ample and delicious. Entrees were amazing as well. The amount of food was just right, leaving us pleasantly full. The presentation was beautiful, with a little edge. One complaint was that the pork shoulder dish could have used a bit more parsnip mash because it went so well with the dish overall. We were treated to champagne and enjoyed French press coffee with our desserts. Dessert was just OK--blueberry ice cream was great and butterscotch flan was light and tasty, but the rhum cake was just bad--dry and over done along the edges with too little rhum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    goodfood
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Food was excellent except for the desserts. Our group tried all the choices and liked everything except the desserts. They were the only disappointing note to a wonderful dinner. I would go back. The rum drinks, appetizers, and entrees were delicious. Our server was knowledgeable and very attentive. The live music was a wonderful addition to our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise storm
    Ashevillenut
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    I was happily surprised with the food at the rhum bar and bistro. I had been there only for a drink about a year ago and figured it was mostly about the bar. However when I went for dinner as part of my participation in restaurant week, I came to understand that the food prepared there is exceptionally good. The baby arugula salad was outstanding; the dressing was delicious and just the right amount had been applied to the salad. I enjoyed the sheepshead fish which came with oyster mushrooms and those items were over the best grits I have ever eaten (and I'm from the south). My friends both had steaks and both said it was the best steak they had ever had. We all enjoyed the brownie we ordered for dessert. Mushrooms were from Mushroom Centrl
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second visit in 5 weeks and
    avlfood
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Second visit in 5 weeks and both have been exceptional-all around. Delicious food and lot of stuff local, which is a big thing in Asheville. It does get noisy but the food is so good you tend to put the noise aside. Decent wine list but exceptional drink list featuring very exciting rum drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Burgers
    JMBM
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We ordered the beef burger and lamb burger. Both were cooked perfectly as were the fries. The bar is always a great place to hang out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great ambiance
    murray
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I love the candles and the fireplace setting. Food is excellent as well and the servers are friendly and most helpful. A favorite of ours in Asheville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but new menu is limited
    Melfish
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    I've been here many times and love it. They have cut back on their menu drastically since the last time I was here. They have very little vegetarian options available (salads mostly) which are unimpressive. To be fair the other menu items looked wonderful. As always. The cocktails and wine list are fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    turk322
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    As Asheville's restaurant scene continues to get more crowded AND better, Storm remains one of our favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.