Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro

4.4
903 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 903 people are saying
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4.4
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JanD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipalanf
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
8 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!

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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
11 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
66 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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artpunk31
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The tempura cauliflower app, bib salad and pork chop (we split for our entree)- all absolutely delicious. The nettle Mac n cheese was good bc of the brown butter but I couldn’t taste the nettle. Ambiance was great, good music not too loud. My husband did a rum flight which he really enjoyed. Server was polite but curt. There was a pretty long wait bn our appetizers and the pork chop which she didn’t acknowledge, which felt a little weird. All in all, a great experience. A little more engagement from the server would have made it five starts all around.

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Kathy
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A fun place! We had some really good bar drinks and then started with crab cakes and fried cauliflower. Both dishes had yummy aiolis and we cleaned the plates. For some reason, we all ordered fish and chips. That's weird, but everyone was happy with their entree. We had one mac and cheese side to try. I'd pass on that next time- it was bland. The fries come with light (sweet) vinegar on them, and, although I don't usually put vinegar on fries, these were tasty! Unfortunately, they ran out of the donut bread pudding (which was weird because it was only 6:30), but I guess they had a run on it earlier? The other desserts didn't get us excited, so we walked to a chocolate shop for our sugar fix. It got noisier as the meal progressed - we were at the point of almost having to shout at the end. So if you like to dine and converse in relative quiet...go early. We'll go back again, but not on a weekend after 7. We're too old for rowdy! Lol!

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BeauT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro. The service and food was very good. We will definitely come back when in Asheville.

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Bradd
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere. Food was of high quality..Thanks!

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PaulC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good! Wait staff did a great job. The place was a little noisy, but to be expected for a bar/pub. Would definitely go back. The Rhum drinks were great!

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vipRussellW
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quail and grits were excellent.

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ThePrillest
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised by the portion sizes of the small plates - the tacos were loaded with pork! Duck nachos and gator ribs were delicious, as were the cocktails we ordered (a Devil's Oasis #3 and a Mai Tai).

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ReedB
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent safety protocols...and food/drinks too!

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Justin
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails (Oasis), phenomenal food. Crab cakes were delicious and fresh, and dinner was unique and flavorful. Very friendly and knowledgeable about all the menu items and drinks.

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HollyS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picked this restaurant based on reviews and we weren’t disappointed. Place is super cool with knowledgeable staff. Menu was interesting and the food was not only delicious, but also beautifully presented.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Kitchen was very slow at getting our food to us.

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ChristopherS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal! Our service was excellent! Highly recommend the Duck Hash and steak!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! Get the cauliflower.

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Randy
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great new menu. Drinks mixed to perfection. The trout was awesome. Wait staff is always friendly and attentive.

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vipnosher
Western NC
35 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we've ever had here and drinks were fabulous too. Especially loved the pork chop, trout and burger. Waiter was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service and awesome 80’s music!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Comfortable environment. Great service and food. Recommend as local fav. Great alligator and waffle entree, along w beer cheese fries!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The food was great as always, the service was awful. Easily the worst we’ve ever had there. She seemed distracted and as a result inattentive the entire meal from drink order to appetizer order to main course. It should not take ten minutes to get a beer, people beside us were getting there’s in a timely fashion. A server should always check on a table after the main course is delivered. I am hoping that she was just new and gets the hang of it. This is our favorite restaurant in Asheville.

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MikaylaL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was super friendly and engaging. The food was fantastic!

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Cmed
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The food was okay, but the service was awful. They weren’t attentive or respectful at all. They would not let us use the restroom prior to us being seated.

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vipSperbalicious
Western NC
23 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Storm is such a great restaurant with a true Asheville NC vibe. Its casual, yet with upscale menu selections and amazing rum and craft cocktails. The appetizer mac n cheese is awesome. And there is always a great variety of entrees on the ever changing menu that feature a steak, seafood, pork, duck, chicken, a burger and other unique items. I cannot wait to return. Reservations are recommended since Storm is vastly popular.

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You can order delivery directly from Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro using the Order Online button. Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 505-8560.

Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 903 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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