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Rhubarb serves seasonal, regional American fare, sourced from nearby farms and dairies. Acclaimed
chef John Fleer, formerly of Blackberry Farm, and his team craft a daily-changing menu including
wood-fired dishes, plates made for sharing, house-baked breads, and other rustic creations. A thoughtful wine list showcasing natural and biodynamic wines and a full bar round out the offerings.
Asheville, NC 28801
American, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Daily Hours: Monday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30AM- 9:30PM
Tuesday - Closed
Friday 11:30 AM-10:30 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM Dinner
Biltmore Ave and Patton Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There are 5 parking garages located within close proximity to Rhubarb. Street parking is also available
Private Party Facilities:
We'd love to host your event! Our private event space seats up to 80, and is comfortable for standing receptions up to 125. For more information about our event space, visit rhubarbasheville.com/private-events, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private Party Contact:
Ellie Wigodsky: (866) 603-6751
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Rhubarb Ratings and Reviews
We enjoyed several small plates and loved each one of them. Cornbread soup was delicious. Pork meatballs were awesome, but for $11, seems like you should get more than two meatballs. The mushroom bean cassoulet was wonderful, albeit a little over-oiled.
The atmosphere was inviting, but we sat in a cove next to a very large glass window and it was much colder than the rest of the restaurant.
We had the ru burger without knowing there was bacon in it. We found out afterwards. My friend does not believe in eating pork so she is deeply offended. I didn’t recheck the menu to see if it’s pointed out. If it’s not it should be. This is a big deal for a lot of reasons.
Absolutely delicious was the verdict of our group of four and we all had different entrees. So the food certainly lived up to the hype. But our main course selections were a long time coming! This did not matter to us as we were in no hurry, but several groups of diners nearby who arrived after us were served before us, and several had the same entrees! Made us wonder if they got our orders??
We had a great time at Rhubarb. Adam was our server and he was just great. We started with the toasted almonds which were delicious. I ordered the Wreckfish and my wife ordered the Tilefish which was a tad better. Overall a great place with a fantastic chef.
Prices in this restaurant would’ve been justified with tableclothes inside on the tables. It was vibrant and noisy but expected because we were at a table near the kitchen. Quality of the ingredients and the creativity of the dishes was amazing from app to dessert.
We've eaten at Rhubarb twice and have been underwhelmed with the food both times. While the ambiance, presentation of food and service are excellent, the food flavors are underwhelming. The meats are over cooked and the main flavoring is butter or bacon grease. For the price, we expect flavors to pop and the food to be exciting both on the plate and in the belly. Sad to not be going back as we're locals who love supporting our community.
Sat down and left within about 10 min. It was very loud. We were seated right next to kitchen so lots of noise and heat coming from there. Couldn't even hear the waiter and he couldn't speak up loud enough for us to hear him. Decided to cut our losses at that point and left. Too bad bc we had heard good things about it. The menu did have a lot of unique items, maybe even a bit unusual. I really only saw a couple of things that looked good. Not enough options for a vegetarian either. Prices seemed a bit high. I would recommend that others look at menu before deciding to go there. I should have looked at it more carefully.
Amazing cuisine... service less appealing! My husband and I visit Asheville for a week every year around Fall, and we are kind of foodies that love the laid back service oriented atmosphere. When we arrived WITH reservations it was clearly the "you need us, we don't need you" feel. I did appreciate that the portions were very small and very high-quality and I don't mind paying any amount for food that is good for your health; but THE STAFF assessment... awful and put out. I am frequently patronizing new restaurant scenes in many states and if you are simply "over it" upon arrival of people wanting to relax and be cared for, not a good taste! Side note: the bartender was GREAT!
Service was too fast. Waiter was rushing around and we didn't have time to ask questions before he walked away to take care of something else. There is a balance between good customer service and being efficient . This waiter did not understand that concept.
We dined for lunch on 10/27, based on previous OT reviews. We were sorely disappointed. The patio was bustling; inside was empty but for one table. We ordered. Exactly one hour later our food arrived, although two other tables came and went. During that time, our water glasses went dry and we had to go to the bar to get a 2nd beer and glass of wine. Food finally arrives, 2 entrees were room temp and 3rd entree was completely wrong. We returned the wrong entree and received the correct entree within 10 minutes. The wait person simply said, "sorry about that." The bill arrived and 2nd round of drinks were not listed. Hoping they were compensation because of the long wait and incorrect service, I was astonished when I asked about it and Rhubarb ADDED the 2nd round of drinks to the bill. I spoke with the manager who responded with, "We apologized and made the correct entree straight away." What a disappointment that what could have been a delightful dining experience turned sour because of poor service and poor attitude by staff. As three former wait staff ourselves, we tend to be understanding in cases of reduced staff, big crowds, etc., none of which were the case here. We left an empty restaurant, we will not be back and we will not recommend it to any of our friends going to Asheville. Such a shame that what could have been fun was disappointing.
Rhubarb is a delightful restaurant with an ever changing menu that is creative, delicious, and largely locally sourced. Ideally located in the heart of downtown Asheville, the atmosphere is at once uptown and rustic. The feel that engenders is as if you are being treated to world class cuisine in the comfort of home. Chef John Fleer has injected his personal imprint on more than just the food extending it to the warm setting and the personal yet knowledgeable service staff that display not even a hint of pretense. The wine list is eclectic with interesting and usual selections at very reasonable prices.
We've been twice and don't understand the hype. The food is fine, local, yada yada, but not worth the high price. Portions are pretty small. One meal was too salty. The other too bland. Neither stood out as something special, other than they came from local sources (not a unique thing nowadays). The restaurant is really loud and not a place for conversation. There are just better choices out there. Don't believe the hype.
The restaurant is located in the center of the town. The room is spacious and dinning areas include indoor and outdoor areas. The food is very creative. My husband and I had a lunch in this restaurant. I ordered duck confit and my husband ordered mushroom. The presentation of both meals are very nice and the taste of food is good. However, the portion of food is small and not only that, I almost couldn't find duck meat in duck confit dish. The dish is almost composed entirely potato and sweet potato with few minute sized duck meat. The mushroom dish is the same, and the whole dish is almost just peas with only a few small pieces of mushroom.
Food was excellent!! My third time to Rhubarb, was extraordinary every time. I think its one of our very best restaurants in Asheville. The bar left a little to be desired on this trip. It would be hard to mess up a dirty martini, but they put something sweet in it.... YUK.
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