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: (828) 505-8560
  • 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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (53)neighborhood gem (39)great for outdoor dining (27)special occasion (26)good for groups (23)romantic (23)vibrant bar scene (22)hot spot (17)late-night find (14)notable wine list (13)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Very Enjoyable!
    Juliebwise
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Took my husband for a birthday dinner and was very pleased by the entire experience. The food was delicious without being pretentious. Enjoyed a faboulous hand crafted cocktail. The atmosphere was energetice. We didn't feel rushed or crowded. Great parking!! A real gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and great atmosphere
    Tysc
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    My wife and I went here while on a weekend getaway to Asheville. We enjoyed the food and loved the atmosphere. The service was also excellent. It was our favorite restaurant during our trip and we will definitely go back anytime we visit Asheville.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Eats!
    Dianne
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Really enjoyed my first visit and enjoyed dinner overall. Very nice eclectic menu. Server was very nice but she was on double duty as hostess so service was a little slow (thru no fault of her own). Only area for improvement that I would recommend is that the Pork Belly was under cooked and the duck breast was very chewy (could not even cut it) and skin was not crispy. Wine list was good as were mixed drinks. Would definitely give it another try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great cocktails abound
    JCStarnesVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The perfect spot to eat a nice snack between top notch cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great anniversary experience!
    FoodWineBeerGirl
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner. The waiter was very friendly and we were seated almost immediately per our reservation. The cheese plate with cherries and honey was my favorite part! My duck was extremely fatty, so I would probably not order that again, but I'd go back and order something else. My husband ordered the steak and was very satisfied and our wine was delicious. Service was prompt, the food came out quickly, and I'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    EMJC
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I went here for our first anniversary dinner and everything was wonderful. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobwineguy1
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    You have to go the food is that good! Great friendly service and a must go and return restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lulu
    Lulu
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a group of four, two long time Asheville natives who had never been to the restaurant. We were all very pleased with our entres, service , and wine choices. We have never been disappointed at Storm Rhum. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great!!
    Wildwes
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Really great food and innovative cocktails. The staff is also energetic and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood chic
    Saber6
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Definitely a foodie's spot, with new twists on Southern classics. With their focus on rum-based cocktails, and rum/rhum flights they carved out a unique niche. A little loud to qualify as a special occasion/romantic spot, nonetheless Storm Rhum Bar is a place to put on your regular restaurant rotation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The atmosphere was amazing, the drinks were delicious...The food was OK, I got a burger, and it was dry despite being ordered medium. My sister got the chicken dish, which the chicken she loved, but the grits and sweet potatoes were completely cold. The server we had was very inattentive. Would love to recommend whole heartedly, just not worth the money in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as always
    AVLFionaVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I had the lamb burger, husband had the greens salad (selected because it had his fave radishes) and the octopus appetizer and we were both highly satisfied with our choices. We will continue to make this one of our "regular" stops in Asheville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food. Neat atmosphere.
    JHudson
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food, wait staff, and atmosphere are great. Had a bridal party of 30+ that stole our table and were so loud and inconsiderate my husband, daughter, and I could not converse. Will go again but suggest the manager deal appropriately so all patrons enjoy their evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
  • Casual and Foodie Fit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Went to dinner before a performance at Diana Wortham Theatre. Had the kale salad with crispy kale on top of a deliciously dressed fresh kale salad. Enjoyed both entrees as well. All around good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 353 reviews are from the Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitchen needs work
    DBAshevilleVIP
    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
    • Ambiance
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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
    liketogo99VIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate