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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
11 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

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
3 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.

DG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Very close to local bars in downtown Asheville. The ambiance is great for a date night, but the bar area is also great for a quick drink. The food is very well-seasoned and the parings with the veggies and flavors are great. The chef does a great job of plating the food so that you get all of the flavors together as well. The servers are knowledgeable and it was very easy to make a reservation and we were quickly seated. Loved the experience!

KR
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Nice small setting, great service, and excellent food. We both had different fish entrees and they were delicious!
We will be back.
Highly recommend.

AS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great choice in Asheville! Happy to return again.

SE
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner we have had! The food was amazing!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday experience for my best friend

OT
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rhum was great, both food and atmosphere.

FC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
37 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. This place was so incredible.

OT
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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!!

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