Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro

4.5
920 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 920 people are saying
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience2

They were out of half of their menu…

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food amazing....try the Pork Loin
Very loud inside....group of boys almost ruined our evening dining there with their bad language and loudness.. with that being said it's a wonderful restaurant

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RandiB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a wonderful meal! This is a fantastic find and one that we will go to often. Everything was delicious and curated with local ingredients. Service and atmosphere were terrific too!

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NvrFull
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints! Jay does an amazing job of keeping the menu fresh and exciting. I always look forward to my next time because it’s always a new adventure for my taste buds.

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BrittneyS
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My pork loin was great, my husbands burger was just ok. The watermelon salad was delish! It was very loud inside

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Stingray
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were In Asheville for the weekend and wanted to try something new and different so we decided to dine at Storm and boy were were sure glad we did. We had a awesome waitress. The service was excellent. The food was also excellent! Great selection of rums from all over the world. We had the pickled vegetable and fruit plate, a cheese plate and for our main we had the shrimp and grits on a waffle.

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vipFoodie
Tampa
74 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Two couples are Sunday evening at 6:00pm. The restaurant has a parking area across the street. Two had the halibut which was delicious and accompanied by asparagus, fingerling potatoes, and burata cheese. There was also the pok pok meatballs and cheese plate. Everything was delicious. The Mac and cheese could use a redo-it was like a Kraft Mac n cheese box even with the addition of chorizo snd tomato. Would definitely recommend the food!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The table on the patio off to the side was so nice! Our waiter, Jim was spectacular and the entrées that we had were incredible!

TD
vipTanyaD
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great variety of food to choose from, very well put together dishes. The server was easy going and attentive. The Painkiller cocktails are great. I will definitely be back to this comfortably Asheville restaurant and try the Rum Flights.

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vipKatyS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience dining at Storm Rhum. We had the chorizo Mac and cheese and pork nachos to start. Then I had the smash burger and he had the pork loin. Every dish was absolutely delicious. Our waitress was great. If we lived locally, we would definitely be regulars! Definitely eat here if you are in Asheville.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A little loud but great food. Would suggest eating outside weather permitting

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Watermelon Salad and cocktails were. Fantastic. Better than average shrimp and grits w/waffle!

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johnh
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the meatballs was amazing !!!!! server was very helpful

CJ
vipCJfoody
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice find. Food was good, even had aegan option for hubby.

EM
EdMR
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great relaxed dinner with friends.

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KeithB
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is first and foremost a Rum bar but the food and service were GREAT. We had the pickle plate, the Halibut, and a Smash burger...all amazing. A little noisy when full. Great decor inside and nice outdoor seating area. BEST RUM selection I have ever seen and the rum flights make it easy to try new stuff. So glad we found this place.

JD
JimmieD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Just got a couple appetizers They were ok just very rich

JA
JimA
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad we made a reservation because it was very busy, Food was excellent, 2 of us had the Halibut, and 2 had the smash burgers. love the atmosphere, Service was a little slow, but typicle post pandemic. We're looking forward to our next dinner here, a sure Asheville top tier spot!

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LeeAnn
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food is weird. Not everything needs an unexpected ingredient - nettles in the mac and cheese, turmeric on the watermelon, and what is 'maple-birds eye chili pears'?

However, this is a fabulous place to get a drink. Not only an extensive selection of rums, but an education about the history of rum (if you are interested), friendly bartenders, great atmosphere. But eat somewhere else.

MM
vipMarkyMark
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tacos and pancakes were awesome! The bourbon maple syrup is to die for. Will visit again for sure.

KP
vipKatharineP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

JD
JanD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating a birthday. Thank you to the staff!

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vipalanf
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Storm’s brunch was amazing. We’ll definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious brunch on Saturday. The waitress was accommodating to our party and we had the best brunch. I had the breakfast sando. Two members of the group had the smash burger. They both said it was the best hamburger they’ve had in awhile. Always a great meal at Storm Rhum Bar!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Service was great and it's a cool place, but food is eh. There wasn't much flavor to any of it, it was just okay, and the fries were drowning in vinegar. They were accommodating for food allergies though which was appreciated!

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AngeliqueA
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good but we expected a bit better for the price. My NY strip was $33 and half of it stayed at the restaurant because it was chewy. The drinks were overpriced but taste delicious. Our waiter was very pleasant and very attentive. We would like to come back when they have gator tail.

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winston
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Asheville over Memorial Day and had the
Most excellent food! We also did the storm rum flight.
Our service was prompt and we had nice outdoor seating.
I cannot wait to come back!

BH
vipBHAn
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on vacation. This place was outstanding. The pickles vegetable, as an appetizer, was remarkable.

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Marti
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Fries with the fish and chips were way too salty, and mushy. The fish and the peas were good.
The waitress was not knowledgeable with the ingredients of the various dishes

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! It took us a while to decide what to order because everything sounded so good. The drinks we had were superb. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipThomasW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional!!

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PurpleJean
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our first time back to storm rhum since Covid. Their menu has dramatically changed. I can understand why since the neighborhood is full of young people. Whereas we used to go there for relatively fine dining, now it’s mostly snacks like quesadillas and tacos and burgers. They did have shrimp and grits and pork but not much else. We won’t be going back. They probably will continue to cater to young people which we are not. Be sure to read the menu before you go to be sure that’s what you want to eat.

Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro
Responded on May 23, 2021

Hey! Well first sorry you seemed to hate all the changes? Storm was purchased the October before covid and has been changing the menu ever couple of weeks. Its not neccesarily geared towards "young people" just more modern and with the times. We do hope you still at least enjoyed your food, but a couple of things. We dont even have a quesadilla on our menu (outside of the kinds menu). As well for entrees we have a NY Strip, Kampachi (fish), a vegan stew, as well as fish & chips.

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JohnG
Tallahassee
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were visiting Asheville and had asked a variety of people for recommendations. None of them mentioned Storm but we saw good reviews online and are SO happy we did! We live in DC and like eating out - but seriously, the food here had SO much taste. We had the pickled beet gazpacho - a revelation of taste sensation, superbly balanced. Actually that also describes the Bibb salad (sounds so unpretentious but was killer!), the duck nachos, and the clams with red curry.
And let's not forget the cocktails - Devil's Oasis No. 3 was phenomenal. Strong tastes, again perfectly balanced. The shade of brown was a teensy bit off-putting but literally only until this remarkable sweet and spicy nectar hit the tongue.
Terrific!

Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro
Responded on May 23, 2021

Wow!!! we are so happy you enjoyed and found us!!! We def hope to see you again sometime! Cheers Storm

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mother’s Day

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JamesK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It took a while for the food to come out, and there wasn't many people there, the portions we small and a bit overpriced. This place had 0 wow factor. The waitress took for ever too. They did give lots of crayons to keep the kids busy.

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vipRandolphS
Cincinnati
68 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burger night!!! Yea!!! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great first visit, delicious appetizers and rhum cocktails!

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vipnativenewyorker
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

. Food and service were excellent.
Tables were spaced six feet apart and all employees were masked. However, the venue was filled with families with very noisy adolescent children..the atmosphere felt more like Chuckie Cheese than a restaurant/pub where the dinner check exceeded $50 per person. It was nearly impossible to hold a conversation.

Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro
Responded on May 23, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed the food!! We do provide a space people can feel comfortable bringing their families though, as the owner has a small child and wants people to feel they can have an nice dinner but not have to leave their kids. It really depends on the time of day you come in though, Later at night its more of an "Adult" crowd, Then our late night is more "service industry"

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The pork belly and waffles was over the top delish!

Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro
Responded on May 23, 2021

THANKS!! so glad you enjoyed!!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around

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Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 920 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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