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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (43)neighborhood gem (35)great for outdoor dining (32)special occasion (25)good for groups (20)romantic (19)vibrant bar scene (19)notable wine list (13)late-night find (12)hot spot (11)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Asheville downtown - good pick
    KYtravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious meal on a Thursday evening. One of us is a vegetarian the other not. Reservation right on time. Server was professional, knowledgeable about the food and wine and friendly. Food was delicious. Pleasant, eclectic decor with soft lighting. Gas fireplace on one end of the dining room added a warm and cozy touch. Just around the corner from the ALoft Hotel. A bit too far to walk from the Indigo Hotel at night (so take a cab or drive.) We will definitely go back to this restaurant on our next visit to Asheville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service!
    Lstarkey
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The hostesses were very accommodating and we received excellent service by Caitlyn. Monday night's special was a delicious deal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great Place
    Freebird1VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I would recommend this restaurant to anyone coming into town. Great food & Service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lvgthlf22
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Outdoor patio was great for a fall night dinner with friends! Food was excellent and service was prompt and satisfactory. I was a little concerned with the safety of my chair. I liked the re-used, up cycled patio furniture but would have preferred something slightly more stable. The folding chair I was sitting in felt like it would collapse at any moment! I would definitely recommend, just beware of your seat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    avldinner
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Excellent food. Excellent drinks. Excellent service. Excellent place. Enjoy!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST Shrimp and Grits EVER
    Constance
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Dined two Mondays in a row once with husband, again with table of friends and everybody loved the food & service at Storm! Such a deal they offer on Monday nights too with a beer and burger at $10. The cocktails are magnificent! Our foodie friends tried the pigs ears (delish!), Pork Belly, burger, salads. I had the superb Shrimp & Grits! It should be noted that one of our diners herself is an expert Shrimp & Grits cook. We waited with baited breath to hear her critique of the dish- she said GREAT! The staff is always wonderful and friendly. Its our go-to place that ever disappoints! Now with even easier parking. One of the things thats really important to my husband and I when we go out- is we appreciate consistency- and Storm delivers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gazelle
    gazelle
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We enjoyed the food and the service. Limited fish choices--altho we saw more fish selections on line.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eclectic and Good
    FoodiesMom1
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is a neat place to go. A little off the beaten path in Asheville but well worth it. The service is good, the atmosphere upbeat and the food is great. If they have cherry goat cheese icecream with the chocolate brownie for dessert give it a try. I only wish they served larger portions of the vegetables!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent first time visit
    Dusan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We've been trying to come here for a while and finally made it. Really good food and a nice atmosphere. Delicious rum drinks are worth the trip. Recommended for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another good meal at Storm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I've dined at Storm a few times. This was the second time that I enjoyed their burger. Hands down this is the best burger in Asheville. We ate outside for the first time, and the setting is just as nice inside as out. The outdoor patio is pet friendly. The liver pate was great, so was the beet salad. Our server really pampered us!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • weird behavior
    schmuck56
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    4 of us had a gift certificate for this rest. & were eager to try it. The main course dishes were excellent, the desserts were limited & the description of 1 was incorrect & basically not worthy of the main courses. All in all we had an enjoyable meal until we left. Now part of the problem was our doing (we gave the certificate & then split the remaining check, but we both erred in tipping & based it on the remaining value which made the tip only about 8% of the total bill). As we were leaving, the manager??? held the door for us,was thanked but she just frowned at us. Our waitress was just outside the door & glaring at us, we passed her & she actually ran ahead of us to glare some more at us like a petulant child.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A GREAT Reunion
    BKRSVboy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I used to work at Storm Rhum and Bistro when it first opened and always admired the creativity of the food Chef Owen created, the atmosphere, and especially the cocktails. I left moths later when needing to pursue my career and have been back many times since when visiting town. I love bringing students, friends, family, and many other dear guests to Storm. The food is always so good and the servers have always taken good care of us every time. This past weekend my husband and I met up with friends all from out of town. The service was proficient and consistent but not overwhelming. The charcuterie plate was phenomenal and the highlight of our meal. GREAT burgers! I recommend the Hemmingway Cocktail and a cobbler for dessert. Thanks Storm!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uncgrad
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was wonderful good presentation. Service was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • classy yet casual dining
    2sweet2eat
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Love this little place - love the chilled water bottles - the eclectic lighting - waitstaff excellent - some of the tables a little too close together for comfort when trying to have a private conversation - and too wide across the table - I would turn them horizontal to create more space for the diner and more intimacy - I realize this cuts into the number of tables and turn over but I think it would be worth it - the sauce on the petite filet was a little too salty - my drinks were superb - ambiance fun and interesting - waiter very attentive - plate presentation spot on and food excellent overall!!! 4 stars
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior accommodation
    FoodieDuo
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    An intimate eatery that serves excellent food. Outstanding because the staff pays careful attention both to table needs and to individual needs. A delightful place to enjoy dining with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Never disappoints
    TNMTNFOODIE
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our third time at Storm, and each time has exceeded our expectations. From drinks (which are unique and tasty) to appetizers (we love the charcuterie) to the entrees, the chef and staff showcase a perfect knowledge of food and presentation. This time eight of us were dining together...eating everything from burgers to the specials of the day, and no one was less than completely satisfied with their choice. Thank goodness this group likes to share bites...I had several delicious ones (filet, grouper, shrimp and grits, pork, and my special - tilefish stew). And...Have I mentioned the fantastic wait staff? To sum it up...we can't wait to return for the next dinner out in Asheville!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had out of town guests and wanted to showcase one of Asheville's nicest dining spots. Storm did not disappoint. We got the table we had asked for, our server was efficient and unobtrusive, we were left to linger over our dinner and chat--and the meal was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Thanks to you all for making my parents' anniversary a hit! We loved the food. Tried some things we hadn't before and definitely enjoyed the drinks. Stunning atmosphere. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful drinks, food & service
    usafunVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Loved our waitress - so cheerful and knowledgeable about each dish. You should definitely try the Mac & cheese w/bacon, jalapenos & panko - so good. Tomato soup was delicious too. For entrees, I had the fish special (I believe it was the wreckfish). The others had the tilefish, lamb burger and chicken. Every dish was great. And of course the drink menu has an awesome selection too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top notch
    Italiangal
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    All of us in our group were pleased with our meal. Since I had done the planning, I was pleased to hear repeated comments about the quality of the food. The presentation was lovely and portions good. The restaurant and rest rooms were clean, nicely decorated and we did not have a problem with the noise but it was early. If that is a factor for you, go early. We all said we would return and tell our friends. The server was very pleasant, knowledgeable and not pushy. We found it the perfect spot for our pre- concert dinner and appreciated the parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seasonal cuisine at its best
    locavore
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Storm provides a romantic, cozy atmosphere with its interesting nautical-style lighting and travel themed decor, but its real draw is its chef. The nightly menu features local sources of high quality ingredients, and the talented and imaginative chef honors the ingredients by preparing dishes that highlight them rather than obscuring them. Fresh corn risotto, a plate of heirloom tomatoes with balsamic glaze, house pickled bok choy to accompany the charcuterie, perfectly prepared North Carolina seafood---all celebrate summer at its peak, with flavor and freshness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitchen needs work
    DBAsheville
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Not our first time here. The service was very attentive, but (as has happened a couple of times before) the kitchen disappointed. Meat was overcooked. Food did not arrive as ordered (wrong cheese, options on burger). The brisket appetizer/small plate tasted like fish (yes, fish!) and no one had an explanation for this. It seems that when the food is good it's very good, but then you'll hit a bad night like this (this has happened before). Consistency seems to be a real problem.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection
    Good
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is the second time I have had the pleasure of eating at Storm. I was just as impressed this go round as I was last year when I was there. From the hostess to our waiter, the staff was just amazing and kind and incredibly helpful to making our wants happen. I have no idea how this place isn't in the top five of restaurants in Asheville. Everyone's food was perfection. Not a single complaint again. Thank you for a truly fabulous dinner and time. This restaurant is a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    LveAvl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The entire wait staff were very attentive to our group of 7. Food was great also!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    liketogo99
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I got sucked in by the website. The place is not nearly as sophisticated as the electronic presentation. The meal was good, but didn't seem that exciting. And the place is pretty noisy. I'd try somewhere else next time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Good food but not great. Asheville has many other interesting restaurants with better food. Our server was very friendly but was not able to answer some menu questions. Hostess did not make me feel welcome. I could see myself coming back for a cocktail but not dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Storm...I love you!!!
    photogrrrl
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We passed through Asheville from Columbus, Ohio on our way to HH. I'm sooo glad we found Storm! It was eye candy for me, as I'm a photographer!!! The cocktails were fabulous, the meal spectacular & the dessert (one of each ;) was to die for! The staff was incredible & catered to our 2 daughters. We will definitely return!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • canesVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Ate here a few weeks ago while on vacation. It was a Wednesday night, so the restaurant was quiet. But this did not take away from the excellent food and service. Would like to go back one day on a Friday or Saturday to check out the crowd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely evening out
    JoyinAshevie
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Very warm welcome. Service by Katrina was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Colorful cocktails, Unique & tasty mac&cheese, very refreshing salad, grouper was cooked perfect and the vegetable added color and taste. TY for a delightful evening out with my sweetie!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Storm is my new favorite restaurant
    HDG1VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The fare at this wonderful restaurant is so fresh, farm to table, and beautifully presented. The ribeye was cooked to perfection, and the shrimp and grits is the best that we have we loved our first ever had. The black raspberry panna cotta was perfection!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A birthday dinner.
    Maxie
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Our server was very attentive. We were seated in the middle of the dining room near the bar. The person sitting closest to the bar got bumped several times as workers walked by. Made the reservation through Open Table, requesting that they sing happy birthday, but later found out that they don't do that. That took some of the fun out of the surprise birthday celebration. Other than those two things we enjoyed our meal, and will go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amalfi
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Absolutely delicious food beautifully presented.I can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CGCG
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    My husband and I spent a lovely week night evening at Storm. The coctail menu (obviously heavy on the rum...ahem, rhum) was intriguing. I sipped the refreshing French 75 while my husband chose the well made daquri. The pork belly we shared to start was delicious as were each of our dinners. The duck my husband ordered was delightful with blackberry gastrique. I ordered the shrimp and grits and was not disappointed. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Super service
    SCdiner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here for dinner based on reviews we read online. We were not disappointed. He got the lamb burger and I got the tilefish. Both were very good. The menu is on the small side but that was not an issue for us. We also tried a rum flight which was fun and reasonably priced. Our waitress and the bar staff were really attentive at all times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rhum before Rumba
    rhumrunnerron
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our group of five enjoyed dinning at Storm. Three members of our group were first timers including two newcomers. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food and drink. This is the first time I was aware of the free parking across the street. Great. We dined before we went to a dance performance at DWT so walking from Storm was simple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK may try it again
    Lakeman
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Good atmosphere, excellent waitress, food should have been better for the price
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cozy spot, great drinks and food
    piggieloveshorsie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    My boyfriend and I booked a table last minute on a Thursday night and were so happy about our decision. We enjoyed a quiet dinner with friendly, knowledgeable service before seeing a show in town. We will be back and will definitely recommend this spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Burger in Town!
    Clarice
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Had a burger, fries and a beer and couldn't have been more satisfied. Great outdoor seating and friendly waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 335 reviews are from the Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro reviews archive.
  • DrTroutman
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary here. The food was excellent. It was a great night.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Much improved.
    JPlack
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We used to be regulars and then stopped going due to back to back bad experiences. However we had recently heard of improvements so we decided to try them again. Improved is right. Our ribeye special that night was amazing. Their already excellent drink menu has gotten even better of that was possible. My only critique is that the two person tables along the wall are a little awkward.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate