Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro

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$30 and under
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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 and multi-cultural influences, Chef Jay Medford sources from local farms to provide delicious 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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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful meal and the service is top notch!

n
Western NC
32 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First time we've been back since ownership changed and we didn't realize the menu was shortened because it was "Peruvian night." The drinks were good and my scallop appetizer was deliciously spicy. However, two of us ordered the burgers because they were prepared with local, organic beef. Unfortunately, although ordered medium rare, they were soooo dry we could barely swallow them and the skimpy slice of cheese was disappointing. The fries, ordered extra crispy, were well seasoned and tasty. My vegetarian friend ordered the salad and asked for a slice of bread but was told she'd have to pay. No idea what they charged but it was a plateful of slices. Someone else had fish and said it was very good. Only 1 had an appetizer but that really delayed the main courses a bit too long. They take reservations which is a plus and even better, they have free parking!

BS
Western NC
35 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always impressed with the kitchen at Storm. While the menu selection is limited, everyone at our table ordered something different....and it was all really good. I like trying the different rums...what a variety. We also enjoyed very good service. Go and enjoy this unique Asheville establishment.

l
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Their plates were exceptionally beautiful in the way the food was presented and garnished. My scallops and my husband’s fish were excellent. I found the pickled item (some sort of ground cherry) and the sauce (charred blueberry?) a bit strange, so hopefully the chef will be tweaking the flavors of what was a truly beautiful plate. My hubby didn’t comment on his accompaniments and ate them all, so they might have been fine.

TB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler was our server, he was great! The pork chop was very good. I've also had the gator tail and grits and loved it!

LS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Nice atmosphere. Fried okra and the Mac and cheese were delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food; service was excellent. We had the green curry mussels, short ribs, and cheddar wurst. Each dish was prepared perfectly and very tasty.

M
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Had the duck and my guest had the black sea bass. Both tasted yummy! The wait staff was attentive and gave very good descriptions. Very cozy place.

A
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here a few months ago and the food was good, but this time it was excellent!!! The new owner/chef has added some unique dishes. The seasonings are very tasty. Our server was perfect.

D
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was good but not great and we (my husband and I) thought it was a bit overpriced. Service was a bit slow, our waitress was not that great.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time with my wife and daughter on Valentine’s Day. The Chef and staff took great care of us and made us feel special. We will be back!

KA
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The place was empty, that should have been our first clue. The waiter was engaging until we received our food then he never asked how it was or if we needed anything. I think he knew what the response was going to be. The scallops were cooked correctly but so spicy that I couldn’t finish eating them because my lips were burning. And the tamarind ribs that were touted as so moist the would fall off the bone were so dry you couldn’t chew them off the bone. With so many other choices in Asheville this place needs to step up their game all the way around.

JD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was really good and the portions were accurate. Our waitress forgot to put our order in and also lost our debit cards for about 15 minutes. She misplaced them at the bar. Overall the experience was good.

OT
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food.

OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started out with the artisanal cheese plate and fried okra. The okra was piled high on the plate; so much food for the price. The artisanal cheese plate was delicious. For the main course, we got the Tilefish and the Pork chop. The pork chop was the best I have ever eaten. Juicy, fresh, crispy on the outside. I would go back again just for that dish.

BD
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has ambiance and high quality, well prepared food. Highly recommend!

JS
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great changes in menu with new chef/owner. Others obviously agree, as the place was jammed on a Saturday night. Storm is pure Asheville in vibe and presentation of seriously great food and drink in a casual, welcoming way. We love this place.

WF
Western NC
33 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tyler or Taylor (sorry) was outstanding. Great wine and Rum suggestions and the food as always was very good.

JK
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant. Very romantic and cozy environment. Unique and delicious menu offerings with a friendly wait staff.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The NYE dining experience was awesome. Very nice ambiance, food and drink was phenomenal!

C
Western NC
105 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hostess was very friendly. Seated promptly at our requested table she had reserved. Took a long time for waitress to come to our table finally had to ask the bartender. Burgers were very good. Wish had a different White House wine as an option to this pairing not a fan of Chardonnay or beer. Our waitress was efficient but needs to act like she likes her job. Bartenders are always friendly and welcoming. We love the atmosphere but probably will sit at bar next time.

LG
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My partner's duck breast was very good but my snapper was overcooked.

N
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emma, our waitress was great! Very knowledgeable and sweet! Next time I’m in Asheville, NC I will definitely be back to this restaurant.

LR
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We’ve been to Storm Rhum a number of times and really enjoyed it, but this time was different. The food was excellent, as usual, but our service experience was the worst anywhere in recent memory. Our server, Tyler, clearly did not want to be there. Never smiled, gave curt answers, bordered on rude. For example, when we asked about the red blend wine, his response was an accusatory, “It’s a red blend, the cheapest wine on the menu.” When we asked about bread, we got a quick, unfriendly “No”. When we asked for coffee, he told us they only had coffee service for six. Incredible. Luckily, the food was great, which kept Tyler from totally ruining our evening.

T
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

terrific kitchen, had four items and each was way above average; staff is very good

OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the restaurant. The service was great! And the food very good and interesting!’

MW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was excellent

JB
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food and service was very good. Nice and relaxing meal and then had a very good desert.

JS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service great ambience! Loved it

MG
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We waited over 20 mins for someone to wait on us after we were seated. We finally had to flag someone down-the table next to us had the same issue. The food was mostly forgettable and two of us had to reorder because the chef had removed the items from the menu mid-dinner service. Waitress never offered to get us drinks. Would definitely NOT eat here again.

BF
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A number of mouth watering options The pork chop was fantastic. Our server was personable and knowledgable about the offerings

DG
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service. Good drinks.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was fantastic. Service was slow though

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great pimento cheese dip! Service was excellent. Drinks were top notch

O
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff. Get the Devil's Oasis. So many levels.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We return here year after year when we visit Asheville! Great time and food. Only recommendation is that you have fall/winter menu & cocktails out by now.

D
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, choices, service all excellent! Great location !

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic dining experience at Storm Rhum Bar. We come in Everytime we are in Asheville!

EA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My first time here. Our waiter was great and down to earth. Atmosphere was pleasant. The seared scallops were wonderful as well as the cheese plate. I like how some flights are all ready put together but the rum to choose from is amazing. I only wish the names of the shots were labeled a little better, not just scribbled on paper. It was Saturday night so it was crowded and very noisy. Overall I would go back. Enjoyed it very much

k
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Cool spot for ambiance, but that is where it ends. Had the halibut tonight and it was extremely salty and overpowered the fish. Had fried ricotta for an app and the presentation was great, but tasted like a hush p,not ricotta! My husband had the ribeye. The kale was again salty and the side potato was charred on the base. The desserts were good on the plus side again along with the atmosphere. Service was disappointing! Will not be coming back.

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