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About Rhubarb

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.

7 SW Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Biltmore Ave and Patton Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 785-1503

Website:
http://rhubarbasheville.com/

Parking Details:
There are 5 parking garages located within close proximity to Rhubarb. Street parking is also available

Executive Chef:
John Fleer

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 elizabeth@rhubarbasheville.com.

Private Party Contact:
Ellie Wigodsky: (866) 603-6751

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (59)
Creative Cuisine (58)
Local Ingredients (54)
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Good for a Date (37)
Special Occasion (32)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Authentic (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Casual (24)
Hot Spot (24)
Seasonal (23)
People Watching (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Fun (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Healthy (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Organic (14)
Romantic (14)
Cozy (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great Beer (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tapas (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Business Meals (5)
Vegan (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Live Music (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

Great service. Amazing food! Definitely recommend!

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Great meal every time. Combinations of flavors remarkable. Staff impeccable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Seasonal, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 14, 2017

One of the best meals that I have had in years. Chef Fleer and his team know how to use local, seasonal ingredients to create a culinary experience that is unparalleled in Western NC.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service. The food is delicious. Mostly local seasonal items on the menu. Very enjoyable experience. Truly a gem in Asheville.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was okay. Ate here for brunch. Buttermilk Cornbread Soup was interesting.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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??

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 6, 2017

All I can say is AMAZING!!! Great service, wonderful cocktails, appetizers were fantastic, entrees were to die for and we had four different ones and tasted them all!, dessert was amazing! Please make reservations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Vegan, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good food, great service.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was slow. I asked for a quiet corner because it was my wife’s birthday and the sat us at the table next to the servers entrance to the kitchen, the busiest place in the restaurant . Other than that it was good!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fun, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I’ve been 3 or 4 times and have always been very happy.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great Beer, Romantic
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food in comfortable atmosphere.
Unique and eclectic.
Good and friendly staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Organic, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent food service & atmosphere. Great place! Fabulous find.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Not really sure what the fuss is about. Service and location are good, but the food and drinks were definitely mediocre. Will not be coming back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Shane was an amazing server! His recommendations were spot on. We loved everything! We will definitely return to Rhubarb when we come to Asheville again.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Made a reservation weeks in advance, but waited an hour to be seated.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner. All dishes were delicious and unique in flavors and ingredients. Will definitly go back when in Asheville!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Good unassuming food, great service at a fair price.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Enjoyed the ambiance, locally-sourced vegetables; good service, but a bit pricey!

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent food and service. Unique spices, sides and presentation. All well balanced and complimentary to main course
We sat outside and listened to Street minstrels as low background. Easy to communicate and hear.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food and service are fine but it’s not a “must go to” place. Enjoyed the meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Wonderful dinner highlighting fresh local foods. Wonderful flavor profiles. We would definitely dine at Rhubarb again when we return to Asheville.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Delicious food cooked with an open kitchen. No hiding. We loved it.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food , great service, Asheville vibe at it’s finest!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was outstanding as was the wine and cocktails. However, the server pushed very hard to turn over the table. I rather resented paying more than $200 for a rushed 1 1/2 hour meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Outstanding farm to table experience with covered outdoor dining. Fresh ingredients including eggs, duck, herbs, chesses and vegetables. Very creative options. Want to try supper soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fantasic Saturday Brunch. Great people watching spot if you chose to sit outside.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food. Staff well informed. Hard to get a reservation. However when we arrived the restaurant was not full.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients
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