Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro

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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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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The ribeye was outstanding, exceeding many steak houses both in flavor, tenderness and attention to cooking temp (medium rare was perfect). The smoked mashed potatoes were a unique twist in a positive way. The Kale and/or potatoes were a tad heavy on the salt, but that was the only noticeable downside. The burger was also delicious, with simple, understated flavors that let you know it wasn't a run-of-the-mill burger. The ambiance was nice with suitable lighting and thankfully the background music was at a reasonable volume (audible, but not dominant and forcing you to speak over it to have a conversation). Our server was fine overall, but a few lapse periods where our drinks were waiting at the bar for several minutes but she was not around to deliver. The second time my wife just went to the bar herself to get her diet coke that had been sitting there. We noticed a lot of servers hustling to and fro, but it was odd that we never really saw them tending to tables in our area. Regardless, it wasn't horrible service, and the quality of the ribeye will definitely make me go back the next time I'm in town.

T
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great music playing in the back ground. Chef was a little heavy handed on the salt

AR
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new owners haven’t missed a step, still an excellent restaurant. Several additions to the new menu are great. Of course, the originals are still there. A nice bonus, there’s ample parking right across the street, for the restaurant. Check this restaurant out, it’s great.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I ate here last night! It was amazing! From start to finish! Don’t miss the appetizer scallops and the main entree of shrimp and grits! Off the charts delicious! We will definitely be back on our next visit to Asheville! So yummy!

MA
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely outdoor seating. Great service and food. Creative cocktails.

KT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

To be fair, appetizer, drinks and server were good. Burger was raw in the very middle, so we sent it back. While we waited, we shared the other entree (steak, mushrooms and beans). The steak was very over-salted but edible given we were starving. The beans were almost uncooked and inedible. When the new burger came out, the entire middle was so under-cooked that the raw ground beef was falling out of it. It looked so disgusting that we gave up after that. Server was clearly embarrassed and told us the regular chef wasn't there. Guests at the next table told us they'd seen another customer send food back. Was surprised that a "nice" restaurant only comped the burger and not the entire meal.

MB
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner we have had! The food was amazing!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday experience for my best friend

OT
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

You will not want to hear this review.
The waiter Tyler was so rude to us, not once but a few times. We left without being served our drinks after 38 minutes of waiting.

P
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food & service . Waiter recommended a couple of specific cocktails then when we asked about one after it was received he said he had never tasted it. Disappointing as drink was not good.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was ok. i ordered the grilled pork chop. My husband got the fillet. Our service was so slow to get our wine to enjoy with our meal. I had to stop eating my meal and wait to get glass of wine ordered to go with my meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask for Emma. She cares about your experience. The food is always amazing here. The filet is beyond amazing. We are a red meat eating family and we all like different temps- we all were pleased. Chef knows what he is doing. Eat here.

J
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Asheville! Especially love the grouper entree. Warren (our server on several occasions) is great and a pleasure to chat with.

ML
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was melt in your mouth amazing. Loved the ambience!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Your server was great. The food was really good. I like the fact that you are in a location away from all the downtown chaos plus you have parking on site. Nothing worse than a 1/2 mile walk after stashing your vehicle.

JA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We ordered the PEI mussels for an appetizer. We thought that this dish was great, but it needed more grilled bread. For my main course, I ordered the ribeye, medium-rare. The steak was cooked well, so it seemed dry. I also believe that the chanterelles on the dish should have been sliced (somewhat), instead of being served whole. I know that chanterelles are chewy, but the ones that I had were rubbery chewy. The waitress ask me how it was and I say 'ok.' She didn't ask me why, which was odd. I would have sent the dish back, but I was dining with others. I loved the potato gratin that was paired with the steak. I spent a few minutes studying the way it was prepared. The heirloom tomato and pickled ramp jus were fantastic.

P.S. It's ok to slightly under salt the dishes, because all my dining companions mentioned the saltiness of their main dishes.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rhum was great, both food and atmosphere.

FC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My 3 brothers and I all agreed that this place was definitely a keeper. Service was excellent, as was the food.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was such a good "find" for a Saturday evening dinner. The restaurant, with open kitchen, has a cool industrial vibe. There was both indoor and patio seating. Lots of wood and hard surfaces, so the noise level could be high.

The menu had a very good selection of Starters, from salads to mussels to fried green tomatoes. Entree choices were also varied, with beef, pork, chicken, lamb and veggie dishes. Everything looked and tasted fresh and delicious, and serving sizes were substantial.

Our server, Warren, was engaging and knowledgeable about the menu. We had one of the cocktail specials--the Blood Orange Margarita. Be forewarned that it is very spicy with jalepeno, but it was delicious.

There was no room for dessert, but again, the offerings appeared to be very tempting.

S
Charlotte
32 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Menu is small and excellent. Service was impeccable.
A great place that is mostly locals. Escape the tourists!
Drinks are excellent!

TF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. This place was so incredible.

OT
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Our waiter was very busy, he had gotten triple sat and even if we didn’t hear him mention it to the other tables, it was obvious. There were also a few other tables that seemed to be waiting a log time for drinks and food as well. I ordered a glass of wine when the cheese plate arrived and we were done eating it by the time the glass finally arrived.
My order of a MR Filet was good, but I would not order it again. Besides from my Filet being spicy, it had a black, hard sear to it that I scraped off with my butter knife(because a steak knife never arrived as the server suggested he would bring). I normally order MR Filet everywhere we go but this one was more Rare and burnt on the outside. I ate 1/2 of it but didn’t care to take the rest home.
My husband ordered the Burger and he said it was extremely salty, and he is a sale lover!
This is about our 5-7th time here and the worst yet. Not sure we will be back after this visit, there are just too many wonderful places for us go that are more consistent. Sorry!!

OT
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff, convenient parking, great food!

MA
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, impeccable service. The swordfish was fresh and perfectly prepared. Great meal with a dear friend. A perfect night out.

C
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local spot. Very good drink selections and the appetizers and main courses were excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, excellent service, superb cocktails!

LT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

We went on July 4th but they weren’t completely booked, however, the service was horrible. They appeared to be greatly understaffed for the night. Food was okay.

JF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good at a good price. Drinks were awesome and our service was spectacular.

v
Western NC
39 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

fresh farm (and sea) to table!
Excellent preparation and interesting taste combinations

JC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The waiter was awesome. The outdoor patio was awesome. The drinks were awesome. Appetizers we picked were salad and bbq pigs ear. Salad had a small amount of goat cheese on it mixed greens and 2 tiny slices of onion, hardly any dressing. Bbq pigs ears were tasty ! However for the main course and the price of the food, the Steak I ordered was not very tasty. My wife ordered sailfish and it wasnt very flavorful either. Ya pay $130 for dinner you want good food.

RA
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved the food. Rum choices were exceptional. Waiter had a good knowledge of both. On this Wednesday, the restaurant was mostly empty. That was a big surprise.

DH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband had the duck breast with a raspberry sauce. It was delicious. I had the vegetable plate with a small plate of grilled squid. Our server, Tyler was a lot of fun too. I liked the wines and the panna cotta melted in the mouth. Fun evening, I’d go back. It was a terrific surprise, the entire meal was delightful

B
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was,as always, an excellent one with great food and attentive service. Thanks!

PB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Storm. Burger Monday is the best value going and the food is always wonderful. GF options are clearly marked and I've never gotten sick after eating there. Having a reaction is always a risk when eating out GF. It's our go to choice in AVL. The patio is wonderful when weather permits.

WF
Western NC
29 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we eat here we are reminded of how outstanding the food and service are ! Just another AVL gem and the Rhum selection is stellar.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Terrific service, food, and cocktails!

S
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time back in a few years. Still a fantastic place to eat or have drinks. Sat on the patio with the dogs. The servers were great and brought the dogs water. The food was fantastic as usual. Very relaxing end to a busy day on the trails.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Storm!! Food is delicious, staff is accommodating, atmosphere is perfect. One of our favorites!!!

SM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Probably not, because there was nobody there. We had a reservation, and also happened to be the only people there, it was silly. I can't exactly put my finger on why the restaurant was empty: the food was pretty good, and the service was the same. But when there's nobody in a restaurant, there's usually a reason.

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