Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro

4.4
889 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 889 people are saying
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vipRandolphS
Cincinnati
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
14 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.

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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!

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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
3 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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RussellW
Charlotte
5 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
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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OpenTable Diner
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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vipRandy
Raleigh
17 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
34 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
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Cmed
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
21 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here the night before our wedding and came back at our year anniversary. We plan to return every anniversary! The food was incredible and the service made us feel like we were just like if we were family.

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MariahV
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I CANNOT recommend this place enough! We went for a wedding anniversary dinner and from the jump everything was amazing! The vibe of the restaurant and the music were great; the servers are educated on all aspects from the food to drinks. The food was to die for! We got the cheese plate and pork belly fries to start out and the pork belly was AMAZING! Their menu changes often which makes it a great place to go often because you’ll always get something new. The gator and waffle is a must, the flavor of the batter and the gravy on it was delicious and we also got curry shrimp and grits and every bite was better than the first. If they have the lemon blonde get it so good! I cannot remember what our servers name was but he was amazing! Always had our drinks full. I would easily vote this 100/10 spot and a must in Asheville

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Had high expectations for this place. Food was average we ordered the Ar

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vipBillS
Western NC
46 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A casual, fun place, just off Asheville's main trek. Appreciated is the limited but very good menu (everything fresh) and excellent service. Also appreciated is the easy parking situation. Go and enjoy, Asheville.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious in every way. A bit pricey but worth every cent. We will go back for sure!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

All in all it was a very good experience… I would just say that our waitress was exceptional however the bartender was and personable and one would say rude

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KelliT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Initially walking in, it looked like a nice place. The lighting wasn't too harsh and it had a nice, modern feel. The issue with our visit was our server barely checking on us only a few times, and it's only because we had to ask someone else to get her. It was Valentine's Day but there weren't many people at the restaurant so it was weird that we could barely get a hold of her. She said she was new to the job so we tried to give her some grace. When we asked about the drinks (just asking about the liquor inside) she ran away to ask the bartender and then walked back with drinks that we only asked about and had not ordered. After setting the drinks down, she almost ran away again but my boyfriend had to almost yell at her to stop rushing off because we wanted to order. We don't like being rude customers but we were barely served the first twenty minutes of sitting down and she seemed to not care about us at all. I don't even remember her giving us her name. Anyway, I asked about the breakfast sandwich to see if she could describe it a bit more to me since the description was basic. I then ordered the bread pudding french toast because the sandwich was just not what I was craving at the moment. My boyfriend ordered the steak and eggs, and asked for the steak to be cooked medium-rare. It took over 20 minutes for our food to come out and it was wrong when it did. I was given the breakfast sandwich when I asked for the bread pudding and my boyfriend had a steak that was well done. The chefs tried to tell us that it was the marinade that made the steak darker than what we were used to, but I know a medium-rare steak shouldn't feel like chewing leather or take several tries to cut through it with a steak knife.

Our server wasn't great and the food wasn't great. The second waitress that came to try to resolve things was very caring and the bartender made great drinks. I wish things had gone better and that the food was better. I hope they improve!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Storm Rhum was a great experience, very glad we went! The drinks & food were so good! Giving 4 stars because service was slow - but still very good & attentive. I’m afraid the slow service is just the nature of the beast with covid & all. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone!

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skibum
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome at the bar, Hailey and Emily got us the seats we wanted. Food is ready good and such a great value. We liked it so much that we went back for brunch on Sunday Valentine's day

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful meal and the service is top notch!

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vipnosher
Western NC
35 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!

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vipBillS
Western NC
46 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.

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lkwsc
Western NC
12 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.

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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 889 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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