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Rhubarb
Rhubarb

Rhubarb Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rhubarbasheville.com
  • Phone: (828) 785-1503
  • Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30AM- 9:30PM
    Tuesday - Closed
    Friday 11:30 AM-10:30 PM
    Saturday 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
    Sunday 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM Dinner

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John Fleer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Biltmore Ave and Patton Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are 5 parking garages located within close proximity to Rhubarb. Street parking is also available
A word from Rhubarb
Rhubarb, at the heart of Asheville on Pack Square, is a comfortable place for friends, families and strangers to simply lean in and enjoy the company-a place where food and drink is at its uncomplicated best. Chef John Fleer, a three time James Beard nominee for Best Chef Southeast has created a menu inspired by seasonal, local ingredients and pays homage to the bounty of regional and American cooking. A wood-fired oven and grill complement the rustic creations. Wine selections are entirely ecological and sustainable. The bar pays tribute to the early 20th century cocktail culture.

Sunday Supper, a three-course meal served at the Rhubarb family tables, is served each Sunday at 6:30. The Sunday Supper menu will be different from the regular restaurant menu and will reflect the bounty of the weekend markets presented family style. Also, a local guest farmer will host our weekly convivial community tables. It’s not just “farm to table”, it’s “Farmer to Table”.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We were excited to try this restaurant after having dined numerous times at Chef John Fleer's other restaurant. We had a wonderful dinner and decided to try it for lunch the next day. Dinner was superb, but I cannot say the same for lunch. Lunch service was slow. I asked for the steak which was part of a salad to be well done and it came back rare dripping with blood. After sending the meat portion back, it was returned rare. It also was returned after I had finished the rest of the salad. We will be back for dinner, but not for lunch!"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Great extended family lunch for a diverse group of appetites!"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "First time for us to dine at Rhubarb and we were quite pleased. Rhubarb is a great addition to an already vibrant restaurant scene in Asheville. The menu is quite creative: beverages, appetizers, entrees and deserts. The place was crazy busy and the staff did a great job of keeping up with everything. Kudos to all."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Rhubarb was so fantastic. Definitely a foodie place. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Rhubarb lives up to its hype! We made a spur of the moment reservation after reading a review. The food was outstanding and the service was great. Only complaint was the noise level was VERY energetic, almost too loud to converse."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The food was good but not as good was we were expecting. The two of us shared an appetizer and each ordered an entree and left hungry...so maybe should have each ordered a salad, as well. It was good, not great, doubt we will return."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Went to Rhubarb due to a referral and enjoyed ourselves. The wait person was really attentive and our food was good. The only thing that I can really say is that while the food was good it wasn't memorable. There were only two of us so it might have been our choices. Like the decor a lot - especially the walls and floor."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Cool, inviting space didn't make up for the imaginative but bland offerings. Nothing seemed to work together and all seemed a bit under-seasoned. Great buzz but an indifferent experience left us wishing we had gone to Curate."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Our group of omnivores and vegans had a good time, not great but pretty good!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We probably started out with unrealistic expectations given the pedigree of the chef. The appetizers were good and creative like the lobster corn dogs but wished we had stopped right there. The wait staff was attentive, knowledgeable and helpful, but I came for the dinner. There wasn't anything special in taste, for example, my sister's trout was bland and looked poached but labeled as hickory smoked trout. My Ashely Farms chicken was over salted and was quickly replaced by the waiter with another over salted chicken. The cooked cherry tomatoes/sprinkled corn meal/4 snow peas/1 chard leaf bed it was sitting on wasn't anything special either."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Very excited to rediscover Chef John Fleer in one of my favorite cities. Rhubarb is another outstanding achievement in dining for John and his staff. Fabulous food, interesting wine selections, excellent service. Will return often....."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Was really good. My husband had the snapper and said it was delicious. Service a little slow but our waitress was covering quite a few tables. It was a little warm sitting next to the kitchen."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Loved the menu offerings. Nothing run of the mill, all seemed to have a special twist. I ate the Gnudi and my husband had the free range chicken. The main courses and accompanying sides all fresh and delicious. The special dessert of the day, a fried peach pie with homemade ice cream was amazing."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Having read about Chef Jeffery Fleer's new restaurant in Asheville, we had very high expectations. Those expectations were exceeded. All the wonderful dishes we tried were perfect. It's really quite hard to put into words how much we enjoyed our dinner. Every offering was fresh, flavorful and very original. Can't wait to go back on our next visit to WNC. Service was outstanding as well, which always makes the entire experience a delight. BRAVO!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Everything is wonderful, food, service, choices. An experience to be repeated"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Menu had tasty, unique choices. Lobster corn dogs were a hit! Nice vegan dish as well."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Wonderful innovative food. Perfect location. Fun interior but huge noise issue. Try to sit in alcove near front door if you want any conversation."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "All prices were very, very reasonable for the quality of food. Our server, Stacy, was wonderful guiding us in the right direction. The octopus salad was best equaling only to FelidiaNYC. Meatballs unreal. Gundi & Duck Confit were great. We will return."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Loved the menu and the food. Great selection from various local farms. The decor was hip and unique but my only complaint was it was dark and very loud. Needed to pull out phone to read menu with "flashlight" ap and my wife was angry that it was so loud. We couldn't hear over the other tables."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant was excellent, except my main course. I ordered the Duck Confit and it was over cooked and very dry."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Rhubarb is able somehow to be elegant and casual at the same time. I noticed some people were dressed up and some were dressed casually and everybody seemed to fit right in. It's also kid friendly and there is even a chalkboard for children to draw on. Our server Sandy was warm and friendly and knowledgable. Never intrusive or overbearing, she was quietly helpful to an elderly gentleman in our group without ever seeming to be burdened by him. The food was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. It's fun to be able to watch the chefs in action in the open kitchen and to see the action on the street. This night there were musicians and jugglers and lots of people milling about. Just a fun, wonderful atmosphere overall."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Great food, ambiance, and service. The duck was great."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We had high expectations of a fine dining experience, but were sadly disappointed with; the food - so much salt it was inedible, the service - the waitress was in a hurry, the comfort of the facility was poor, the noise level was very high. So, we sent the salads back, cancelled the entrees, paid the bill and left. We won't return or recommend it to our friends."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Went for brunch. Beautifully decorated, but that only gets you so far in my world. Options were kind of dull. Omelette, French toast, eggs. I got the salad lyonnaise which was actually tasty, but sorely overpriced at $10 for grilled romaine with an egg and smattering of lardons (which they called bacon on the menu). Husbands fried chicken biscuit was quite tasty. Appetizers we had were housemade pickles, Rosemary roasted almonds, and chickpea pimentons. All were good but also shockingly expensive. Pickles were $7 for three small piles of pickled things-okra with onion, cucumber, and string beans. I suppose the rent is high at such a premium location, but for this town even at lower prices I would not return."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We spent the weekend in Asheville and were excited to try Rhubarb after having read all the raves. We enjoyed our evening soooo much and were still talking about it the next day. The food is terrific... inventive and delicious; we loved the lobster corn dogs to start. The chicken and flat iron steak were also winners. There's a good energy to the restaurant; everyone -- even the accommodating wait staff -- seems to enjoy being there. We have two very small quibbles (not NEARLY big enough to keep us from returning, we'll be back for sure!): 1. The open kitchen floor plan makes the main dining room a tad warm. Dress accordingly. 2. That lively atmosphere comes perilously close to being noisy. Nothing terrible, but something to keep in mind."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Rhubarb is highly recommended for outstanding southern cuisine served in an unpretentious atmosphere with the utmost southern hospitality. This is a real gem in the mountain town of Asheville - check it out, you won't be sorry!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "It was just a superb dining experience! I loved the roasted almonds that they provide as you are reviewing the menu."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We decided to try rhubarb, we have had heard wonderful things from friends and family and wanted to try it out. We were super excited. We chose to sit out on the patio and it was great! Nice cool breeze a really good band playing just an over all good ambience. The menu had great ideas too it! We were excited! We ordered the lobster corn dogs, the crosta, and for our entrées we ordered the nuhud(?) and the steak. Everything seemed a little bland, we did ask for some salt and it was given immediately! Besides the food being a little on the bland side. I think one factor could have been that we were the last reservation and we really don't like coming an hour or so before the kitchen closes. Overall would come back to try that duck :) yum!!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "John Fleer continued his creative style of Appalachia cooking with his new restaurant Rhubarb. The Lobster corndogs are awesome. Enjoyed the fresh take on all of his vegetable offerings."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Our server was super helpful with menu item selections. We ordered several small plates and a few entrées-octopus salad was delicious as well as the duck. We skipped dessert, but the fried pie sounded very tempting."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Had a grilled cheese sandwich billed as special because of the caramelized onions and pickles and hearty white bread. My take on it was, "where's the cheese?". It tasted there was an overabundance of bread and a single slab of processed cheese food in the middle. The onions and pickles were a nice touch and almost saved the taste experience but not quite! Loved the service though - it was impeccable!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Everything was great, fresh and tasty Server knowledgeable and friendly Really nice meal"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "As a visitor and first time in Asheville, this is a great place for some wonderful and inventive food. A must if you're here more than 1 night."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I am a huge fan of Chef John Fleer! His other offerings at Blackberry Farms and Canyon Café are some of the best out there and I was not disappointed in his latest, Rhubarb! The atmosphere is sophisticated but not stuffy, definitely comfortable. We started with drinks and they were perfection, then had 2 starters The Frito Misto was very delicious and the Mongolian Lamb ribs were succulent! We then moved on to the grilled watermelon salad which was refreshing and delicious. I had the Looking Glass Goat cheese Gnudi which was seasoned perfectly and a very scrumptious dish! Dessert was magnificent and it was just a perfect meal! In a city with such a great food scene, Rhubard really stands out and delivers, An Asheville Must!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The professional attention of chef/owner John Fleer enlivens every aspect of the dining experience, from design and decor to dessert. Hosting and wait staff are happy and gave an inviting, relaxed and flexible welcome to accommodate our party of four. We loved the privacy, and yet companionable street side view of our table in the glassed wing of a former store which separated us from the outside dining. The style of food is casual, creative and fun. Spending two and a half hours at table in conversation with dear people was memorable. Rhubarb has become our birthday restaurant in Asheville."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Outstanding food...One of my top 5 meals! Start with the lobster corn dogs, yes, lobster on a stick! Then ask for suggestions as you navigate the cornucopia of treats on the menu. The goat cheese gnudi literally melts on your tongue leaving you in anticipation of the next one. I thoroughly enjoyed the flat iron steak dish with a light smokey sauce and a wonderful soffrito. The staff from the bar to the table did not lead us astray, though, our first sampling would indicate that they might find it difficult to do so."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Our first time eating at Rhubarb and we were not disappointed. Had the frito misto to start and it was delicious. Entrees were the duck confit and goat cheese gnudi. Duck confit was exquisite and the gnudi is not to be missed. Cocktails could use a little help but we weren't there for the drinks anyway. Overall fantastic experience and we will be back."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed the lobster corn dogs as an appetizer. Service was good and the food was tasty. We had a table near the window so we could watch people walk back and forth."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Service was slow, but the waiter was very busy serving many tables."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "* Service: Excellent / outstanding. Seated with no delay. Server knew the menu and helpful with describing the non-standard items. Food arrived within 20 minutes of ordering. * Food: Mostly good. My wife had the Crostata and I had the Lamb Meatballs. We both split the Lobster Corn Dogs. The dogs and the Crostata were both amazing and delicious. However, I had issues with the Lamb. In my opinion, the dish was over-cooked and over-salted and hid the delicious taste of the lamb meat. * Overall: Good. I would eat some off the other dishes. My wife would too. Good find in the middle of Asheville!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014