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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. For parties of 6 or more please contact the restaurant directly.
Asheville, NC 28801
American, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Mon 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
Wed, Thu 11:30 am–9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am–10:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am–10:30 pm
Sun 10:30 am–9:30 pm
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 email@example.com.
Private Party Contact:
Elizabeth Westridge: (866) 603-6751
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Rhubarb Ratings and Reviews
Locally sourced food and great atmosphere make this a great addition to the Asheville foodie scene. Highly recommend the cheese tray and pickles. We had 2 vegetarian and 1 vegan meal which were very good. Biscuits were so yummy! I would definitely recommend for anyone. Service was great and the homemade soda was wonderful.
Overall, I would recommend this restaurant, but our experience was a little weird. Great location downtown with a nice interior. Food was pretty good, but my entree should have been hotter (see comment about service). Our server was nice and professional, but appeared to be completely stressed out. I suspect he was having to take care of too many tables that night. The ordering process was confusing. My wife and I commented to each other that we hoped we actually received what we ordered (we did). The bottle of wine we ordered arrived at the table after the main plates arrived which I suspect had sat a little longer than they should before being served. Then they sat untouched while he served the wine (which took a while since the cork broke off in the bottle). Thus the less than hot food. The bill was wrong since he forgot to charge us for the bottle of wine. He said it was his error and not to worry about it he would take care of it. I know enough about the restaurant business to know that meant he would have to cover it out of his pocket. We weren't willing to let that happen so we left enough money to cover the wine plus a normal gratuity, even though we were never presented with a correct bill. The service was more amusing than anything else and would not have left me with a negative impression of the restaurant. However what did bother us was when the cooks brought out a tray of raw chickens and proceed to butcher them in the same area where food was being prepared and plated. Although I am sure that it was all sanitary, it is just not what I want to watch while eating a fairly expensive meal. Nor am I crazy about the proximity to the finished food.
This was our first trip to Rhubarb. We have eaten at a number of restaurants around the US that feature local ingredients and open fire cooking. Rhubarb was very disappointing. They have taken the open fire trend a little too far. While the ingredients appeared to be of good quality almost everything was over charred and extremely bitter in many cases. And for the few things that were not over charred the seasoning was uninspired.
Perhaps I ordered the wrong things on the menu but my favorite thing (and only thing I truly enjoyed) was the soup. They had many creative dishes and I shared a few of the ones recommended by the server with my friend. We just weren’t that happy with the dishes. Hopefully your experience will be better.
We ate there early on a Saturday evening, having made reservations. The decor and location are very good, very hip and fit the Asheville scene. The service was attentive and polite. We each ordered a glass of way-overpriced red wine ($12 per small pour). The menu has lots of very expensive vegetables offered a la carte, and 4 or 5 entrees, priced $27 - $32. We ordered brussels sprouts and squash soup for appetizers. Sprouts were very good, although skimpy quantity for the $. The soup was ok, nothing special. For entrees, we ordered grouper and duck. Both were adequate, but not at all what one expects for that price. No bread was offered and, of course, no salad comes with the dinner. We skipped coffee and dessert and the tab was $130, including tip. We can afford it, but this is WAY too much for a fairly skimpy, mediocre-quality meal.
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.
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