Merciful we were there early because, as we were getting ready to leave, the noise level had risen to stratospheric proportions. Service was not up to par with what we think the chef/owner is trying to achieve at this point. Our server was okay, she tried, but clearly does not have anywhere near the professional polish that we would have wished for. Food was good - petite filet was tasty and with good accompaniments. Grouper was actually quite well prepared but the sides were a little off. The fennel (not enough of it!!!) was lovely as was the radishes. The beans were fine but not cooked quite enough. And the peas - love those little boogers but there were just too darn many of them. Trust me, if I can't eat all my peas, we are talking way too much! And then there was the pork chop, which was just okay because it was tender enough but not seasoned at all far as we could tell. The 'seasoning' was all in the mustard that was slapped all over it, so it all just tasted like, mustard, and yellow mustard, at that. Meh. A disappointment overall. A place I'd been wanting to try for years and finally talked my friends into but, again, meh.
It was our first time visiting this restaurant and it was also our anniversary. The food, cocktails and service were all great.
Great time, really good food. 6 of us had reservations. We were seated on time and service was good. They have a great bar selection.
The menu is limited in size but that should not stop you. All 6 ordered something different and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal.
I will come back next time in Asheville.
Favorite restaurant in Asheville - just south (easily walkable) of downtown with available parking. Fabulous food always seasonal: Swordfish grilled to perfection (soft but done all the way throughout) with arugula pesto, fresh peas and sprouts, spring fennel. Great duck breast - no matter how it is prepared and accompanied. Good small plates - Mac and 3 Cheese, Octopus. It is a busy late dining spot and bar - so go early (before 8 PM) and you will be doted on by their intelligent and affable servers.
Flavor in every bite. We both had steak (filet). It was very good, with an herb topping and charred vegetables, the meal had different flavors in each bite.
Overall very good. Excellent cocktail menu and rums. The food menu was limited though with very few vegetarian options. Luckily the beet and strawberry salad was delicious and filling. The desserts were just average. Waitress was pretty good. Timing of meal was great, didn't feel rushed nor do we have to wait too long for anything.
Went on a whim with my wife and we were very glad we did. Fantastic food and service. Would recommend for any occasion.
Interesting menu, excellent wine list and outstandingservice. Very kid friendly and would highly recommend this spot for families and couples alike.
Service was VERY SLOW and the restaurant was incredibly loud. Our waitress seemed to forget we were there to take our order and as she would occasionally pass our table for us to ask for something she seemed a bit surprised to see us. About a third to half of the time, my wife and I had difficulty hearing each other across the table. There is really nothing in the restaurant to help with acoustics or to dampen the clanging of dishes in the kitchen (which is open to the dinning room) or loud voices of other patrons. The walls are either wood or a wall of glass, with virtually no curtains/textiles of any sort to absorb a little noise. Table tops are wood with no table clothes. Floor is not caperred (which is fine and I would not expect). Some acoustic dampening would do a world of good here. The fact that it took an hour and fifteen minutes for dinner to arrive obviously made all of this worse, not to mention that the dining room was uncomfortably warm. (Heat from the open kitchen??). All of the above was really a shame because the food was actually quite good. Unfortunately, by the time it arrived, we were so ready to get out of there it' was hard to enjoy it.
We were in town to celebrate a friend's birthday on St. Patty's day and decided to try this restaurant. We were very pleased with the service, table, and the food was absolutely incredible!
The duck breast was out of this world. The maple sauce made the dish. Very generous portion of fried oysters.
Just a fantastic meal. The goat cheese gnocchi was otherworldly. We followed that with the pork chop, which was excellent, and a New York Strip which was on special. Probably one of the most memorable NY Strips I've ever had. Our server was great, attentive, and knowledgeable about the dishes and rums. We're not huge rum/rhum people, so not much to comment there although we did try one we really liked! But the food... Just great.
Everything was delicious. We had the Mac & Chez app, fried oysters and pimento chez to start. Followed up with a NY strip we shared. Everything was outstanding. Food cane out quickly and prepared to perfection. Our server Robyn was wonderful.
We ordered a French flight of Rhum. So delicious and server was very helpful with labeling the different flavors when they arrived. Started with small plate of short ribs and decided on the steak special of the evening. It was so thick I thought impossible for it to be tender. Wrong! It was excellent. Can't wait to go back!!
As in the past, always a great experience here at Storm. Food is always top notch
and everyone from the greeter to the servers are all very pleasant and accommodating.
Thanks! Brad & DeeDee
Great run cocktails & burger special. Service was great.
As a local, one of thest meals weve had in Asheville...quail and mahi outstanding
I am sorry to say that it was so loud that we could not carry on a conversation. And the food was extremely salty.
We had a wonderful time celebrating my husband's birthday! Our waitress Lauren (aka Tara) was great, especially for putting up with us!
The price was right--Monday nights burger and beer for 10 dollars -- the waitress was superb -- but my medium burger was crispy on the edges and had all the flavor cooked out. I will go back once more and give it a try. We shall see.
We had lovely salads and "starters", which were plenty of food and creative . As this was the start of a birthday evening, we had cocktails which were delicious. We were there early (before a show) and the ambiance inside was great. It did get rather loud towards the end of our meal with a table of 8 near by.
I would recommend Storm to anyone. We had a great experience.
OUTSTANDING! Ambience, food, Service, etc. was terrific! The round table for the five people in our party was perfect for conversation. We will certainly be returning in the near future.
Have eaten at Storm on several special occasions. It’s one of our go-to restaurants for fine dining in AVL. Each time it keeps getting better.
Great restaurant with local ingredients and fabulous ambiance. The cocktails and service were wonderful and the food was superb. My only complaint is that the 2-top tables along the wall are so close together we might as well have been sitting with all the other couples next to us. We could hear every single bit of their conversation and they could hear ours. And I didn't really want to hear some of what these people were talking about as it would have been better saved for a conversation in private.
Great food. Awesome environment
Storm has always been one of our Asheville favorites. The selection of rum and other cocktails/liquors is outstanding, as is the menu, which is inventive and mostly locally sourced. We never go there without ordering the chicken liver mousse -- silky and delicious, with yummy house made pickled accompaniments including jalapeños. All four of our entrees were wonderful -- from a small plate of beautifully seared scallops to a succulent duck breast to an excellent hangar steak and perfectly cooked swordfish. The service was impeccable, as usual, and a great time was had by all.
This was our first time to this unique venue. Great ambiance and interesting decor held our focus. However, the food left much to be desired. We knew the menu was a short list of items - all the more reason why the options should taste GOOD. We had the chewiest filet I've ever had; it was not satisfying at all. We ordered the mac and cheese app - which is an odd app that came with no plate to eat it on. The brownie was like cake and could only eat half / it was blah. Decent service! Friendly and attentive. The restaurant is in a convenient location. It was a cold winter night when I ate there , but it appears they have outside seating as well.
Good experience - good service, good food, nice environment. Overall a very enjoyable experience.
Good and drinks
We @MetroWines LOVE Storm! The decor, the service, the drinks, the cuisine and the parking exceed expectations!
The food and service (ALL working here) have always been top notch.
We enjoy the friendliness of everyone and always look forward to our next visit.
The ambiance is also warm and inviting....enhanced by the lighting and
candles throughout. Great job, Storm! Brad & DeeDee
Under loved in Asheville but still very good!
My husband and I love Storm and tell everyone about it.
This particular night there was a group in the dinning room that one person in particular was quite disruptive and boisterous. This is of no fault of the staff at Storm, just one of those things I suppose.
Also, I had the swordfish, which I have had before, however this particular night it was over cooked.
All in all it was kind of an off night at the restaurant but this was just one night.
Overall our experience at Storm has been FABULOUS!
This one night will not change the fact that this will be our go to spot in Asheville for great food.
Our server was very attentive & knowledgeable about food & cocktails! there was lots of 'happy noise'-- the ambiance was cozy & warm.
The only issue was that the online menu didn't match the in house menu. Several items were not available. While i had to change my choice of fish dish from Mahi Mahi to swordfish, i enjpoyed my meal very much.
Went for Asheville restaurant week and wasn’t disappointed. Butternut squash soup and mackerel toast was well done and tasty.
Petite filets were done perfectly with great taste.
Definitely go back
Nice atmosphere, friendly and efficient staff along with delicious food combined to make a memorable birthday dinner . I would highly recommend this bistro.
Good service and good food. Noise level is high but we knew that from previous visits. Handled allergies very well
Loved all of it! I went for the Monday $10 burger and beer- fantastic! I wish I had discovered this place earlier! It had a fun rustic atmosphere and great service :)
Food is always very good, consistent, great service, warm and cozy. Neighborhood Gem