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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The hostess was terrific and seated us early at a very nice table on the patio. I asked about the mushroom omelet and waitress said it was like a frittata with "a ton" of local mushrooms on top. It was a very thin, I mean flat, mix of eggs and a few mushrooms, with 3/4 of omelet having no mushrooms at all. The $11 omelet came with no sides so I ordered a biscuit as an extra, which was good. However, it took 20 minutes to flag down our waitress for butter and jam for biscuit. We were never asked how our food was. Overall, we were very disappointed in brunch after reading such good reviews."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Rhubarb is a must visit if you are in Asheville. Our waiter knew the menu well, helped me navigate issues with my food allergies and was pleasant to talk to....and the food was amazing! The pork tenderloin was perfectly cooked (as was my husband's Flat Iron Steak) and buttermilk dressing on my salad to die for...not to mention in house homemade gluten free bread for those of us with issues! Can't wait to go back and try something else on the menu. YUM!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We visited Rhubard for a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Got a comfortable table outside,where we could watch the street scene in Asheville. The menu offered "Bruch-ish" and "Lunch-ish" and when a dish shown on the website wasn't on the menu, the kitchen filled our special request without hesitation. Every item we ordered was delicious, and obviously made with the finest of ingredients: relatively simple food made very well, with supreme attention to detail and quality. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Throughly enjoyed a late evening dinner. Lamb ribs and pickled house vegetables are perfect together as an appetizer. Duck was very memorable. Great wine. Attentive service. Unpretentious yet masterfully executed food. Not large portions by any means, but this was appreciated. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Food tasted rustic if that is a term to use here. Nothing yummy about my meal or the meal my friend had. Was noisy and just not a place to enjoy a comfortable dining experience."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I have had one dinner and one lunch at Rhubarb and I hosted two guests on each occasion. Without a doubt this chef serves the best food in Asheville. Bravo!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "In every regard our dinning experience at rhubarb was exemplary! Our waitress, a young lady from Ecudor, was charming with unfaltering enthusiasm for the restaurant and the menu."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Service was at an acceptable level. Food, we all choose sandwiches, was moderately good to poor."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We could not have been hapier with our experience. We had been to Canyon Kitchen last summer and this is equally as wonderful. Terrific and knowledgable wait staff and the open kitchen lets you in on the artistry."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Food and service were very good, creative offerings."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "What a wonderful surprise Rhubarb was. The brunch was fantastic -- everything from a lovely omelet for me to the Duck Confit Hash for my husband with perfectly poached eggs. We wish we had eaten dinner there the night before!!!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We ordered small plates to share, all of which were very good- the cheese plate our favorite. Although I really had not expected to order dessert here, we did, and were pleasantly surprised to find this was our favorite course. We chose an outdoor table on a beautiful summer night-- but did not realize that the nearby park had blaring techno-dance music going without stop until 10 pm. I would have chosen an indoor table had we known-- perhaps this is every Saturday? Ask the hostess."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We have greatly enjoyed the food twice, but the "scene" is much too loud -- buskers outside and a heavy thrum inside that makes it difficult to hear one's dinner companions. I would advise diners not to sit in the room with the open kitchen in the summertime -- it was uncomfortably warm on a recent Saturday night. We might try again when tourist season is over."
    Dined on 7/26/2014