Rhubarb

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$30 and under
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American
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. Rhubarb asks that parties of 6 or more please contact the restaurant directly. We are closed every Tuesday.
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vipRobK
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter’s birthday and staff could not have been better. We enjoy Rhubarb every time we come to Asheville. They never disappoint! I

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the very best meals we have had in a long time!!

Will definitely go back. The trout was incredible as was our halibut starter. Staff was friendly and not overbearing. Exceptional service.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing restaurant! The food was incredible!

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing farm to table food with equally amazing craft cocktails

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vipscpape
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent spot in downtown with vegetarian friendly options

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Raybrinkley2013
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service, as always. Rhubarb never disappoints.

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but not as amazing as expected. Service was a little slow.

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JessieA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dishes and lively, chic atmosphere. I loved sitting at the chef’s bar and watching them make everything. Great options for vegetarians like me as well!

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Stoph
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great locavore spot. The crew here does a killer job of showcasing NC ingredients, especially veg.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
107 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a great dinner at Rhubarb, a small modern southern restaurant in the heart of Asheville, walking distance from our hotel. We sat by the open kitchen which allowed us to appreciate the hustle and simpatico of the team. My wife and I shared small plates and a main. We enjoyed a local cheese plate that was really delicious and a "sharing salad of local lettuces" which was really tasty. The walnuts that accompanied the salad were so fresh tasting as to be heavenly (an odd thing to say about walnuts, to be sure).

For our mains we shared a sliced ribeye for two with collard greens, fried wild mushrooms, and a delicate and delicious sauce and...I think...turmip puree. Absolutely spot on cook on the ribeye and my wife LOVED the fried mushrooms.

Our cocktails were quite good as well, albeit unusual (in a good way).

Service was casual and attentive. Would definitely come back here again and if you're looking for a cool place for some elevated southern cooking, this is a great place to dine.

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phllyphoodie
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was innovative and fresh. Cocktails and wine were perfect. We will definitely be back!

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JoanS
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 2 adult daughters and I had a wonderful time at Rhubarb. Our waitress was very efficient in her explanation of the menu and we easily found 6 tapas-style dishes we wanted to try. There was a huge variety of dishes on offer, all imaginative and inviting. The striped bass ended up our favourite but all of our selections were very interesting, flavorful and delicious. This was the highlight of our Asheville trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty locally sourced soul food (friend had a healthy market veg option that was delicious too). Wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their cocktails were absolutely delicious! The food was amazing. The desserts were our favorite! Nice environment and very friendly staff.

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BonnieB
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We enjoyed our meal in a lovely setting. The food was very good and pretty creative and the service just adequate.

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mattl
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Dishes were so salty we thought about sending them back. Paying $20 for a small plate of greens, beans, and three mushroom caps is never easy to swallow. Would not recommend.

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NathanF
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The food really needs work. Quality ingredients do not make up for poor execution. Turnip and Carrot dish was completely bland with only a trace of the promised pesto. Desperately needed salt, acid, and a textural contrast of some kind. Red shrimp and grit cake, on the other hand, was extremely over salted. All dishes sampled were quite underwhelming, as were the two wines sampled. At this price point, much better options exist.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing trout!!! Best fish we’ve had! But the shrimp were just as incredible -I thought I already had a high standard for seafood but now I’m afraid I’m spoiled :(

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Jennifer
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Every item we received was made with extreme care and was deliciously prepared. From the cocktails to the main plates. The only complaint we had was that the waitress kept trying to upsell us. I understand it is their jobs to make recommendations, but I do not need a face made at me when I decline dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Terrible service and mediocre food.

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Jfor
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was amazing and creative

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent the weekend celebrating my birthday in Asheville. Rhubarb was my favorite meal there. Will definitely be back. ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We have enjoyed meals there in the past but food- especially pork loin and soup -were subpar. Our waitress was very sweet though.

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Erock
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable.........................................................................

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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DSW1
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only my second time dining here, but it still qualifies as my favorite restaurant in Asheville. Service was outstanding, as was the food. Comfortable space with creative cuisine. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max was wonderful. Service was fast. Food and drinks were amazing!

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DianeW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Asheville and stayed downtown. Wonderful to be able to walk to such a great place!

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viplynnv
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

a return visit, and, once again, Rhubarb delivers good food and excellent service.

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vipJackM
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Everything they brought to the table was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Made reservations for my wife and I’s anniversary and I asked for them to put candles or flowers on the the table. Neither happened, and the servers didn’t even mention anything about our anniversary. Not that they have to do it, it just would’ve been nice!

Other than that, great food and ambience.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each course was excellent. The preserved plate was creative and varied and offered a balance to the fried hominy.

The steak was great. Rare steak done right. My wife enjoyed the wood fired whole rainbow trout. Perfectly cooked and de-boned at the table by our server who was very attentive and helpful

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jeff
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

service was excellent
food was great; especially sweet potato soup
we had seat in window; very cool
bar staff were very accommodating during out short wait

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vipRDUDiner
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Our server was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. A cheese plate with a great selection of regional cheeses was very good. Unfortunately the food went downhill from there. The final shared dish, a steak, was quite rare and we sent it back. It came back a couple of minutes later with a new dollop of sauce on top and it was cold and had obviously not been even reheated, much less cooked more. I guess that was the chef/cook telling us that we didn’t know how we wanted our steak prepared.

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AnneF
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. However, the portions were tiny, incredibly tiny. It's not a tapas place and they don't call them small plates but, with the exception of the 1/2 chicken, our entrees were ridiculously small. We were warned by the wait person, so it wasn't her fault - we were still surprised by how little food we got for the money.

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RussM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the kitchen top table. Amazing!

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murfman
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant in downtown Asheville with some interesting veggie dishes. The service as excellent. We actually prefer Benne, another Flair restaurant off of Eagle better.

The veggie dishes were just OK, with my carrot/turnip dish being undercooked. The flavors were interesting, but would probably not order it again. The dessert was outstanding, as was the service.

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ShawnA
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great, honest service. Our waitress steered us toward amazing dishes and wonderful wine. Highly recommend!

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vipCheersz
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

No open table points for reserving so what's the point of being open table if the diner ft ets no perk? The prices were very high for the amount of food you get. Food taste was super great.
Our waitress was very scarce and came by very infrequently. It was bunch time and was not busy, although slow service. The other waitress was at her two tables quite frequently and one time asked us if we needed our server. Yes. Take away the slow service and this place is very nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was excellent!

FAQs

Rhubarb offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 785-1503.