Rhubarb

4.5
3098 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 7 or more please contact the restaurant directly. Currently open for both outdoor and indoor seating, so please note the table types when booking.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3098 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Vanessa really took care of us and made our experience that much better. Food was delicious. Hush puppies were to die for. Will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday celebration and 25th wedding celebration

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vipAndrewnyla
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been a while, but my first foray into dining at restaurant was excellent courtesy of one of my favorites. A great experience, both I and my date enjoyed it immensely

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous good. Cooked perfect. Can’t wait to return.

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vipMissyB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was fantastic! Our waitress Carrie was so great. We had a perfect meal!!!

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Larry
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but the flavors were muted, so it was a little bland.

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vipYitz
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our food was good, though not incredible - and the mushroom soup we ordered really had too much balsamic vinegar in it. The ambiance was nice and the service OK (though not great). Maybe we ordered the wrong things, but we felt that the food was just fair.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, definitely among top 5 in Asheville

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UrsulaA
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Farm to Table food. We really enjoyed our meals. Everything was well thought out and prepared.

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Davit
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. Unusual menu choices.

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MaryruthH
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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denniss
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was fabulous!!. Very creative. Goat cheese burrata was remarkable. Use of seasonal ingredients like ramps was creative. Ambiance was a little too down home for the quality of the product served.
Only issue was the surrounding area. Homeless and sketchy people panhandling 25 feet from the front entrance really should be addressed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother’s Day

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H1123
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good location.

Outdoor dining is important in today's environment.

JB
JeaniB
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with our service, the food and the ability of staff to place something under the legs of the table to make it more stable on uneven but beautiful bricks. We will be back again.

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MeganB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit this restaurant every time we are in Asheville. It's our favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was painfully slow. We had to ask if we could order after our appetizers came out from a food runner and our drinks weren’t at the table yet. We had been there for over 30 minutes at that point. And the server forgot to put a dish in and totally forgot about it. The kitchen runner brought our dinners and we didn’t see our server again until we flagged her down after we finished our meal and asked if we could order dessert ...and let her know about the dish that never came. Not what you expect for an expensive place. They are booked all the time because of their location, not their service.

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DavidM
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for brunch last minute. Sat on the patio. I had the whole grain and potato hash which was absolutely phenomenal and had the benefit of feeling pretty healthy. I balanced the latter out with a Bloody Mary just to keep my system balanced. The home made Bloody Mary mix and pickles were, again, phenomenal. But the real reason to visit Rhubarb is the Fried Chicken Biscuit. I mean, they call it that on the menu but honestly it needs a name more suitable to what it is - crispy, sweet, spicy, soft, juicy morsels made by the gods for the gods. My wife had the foresight to order this and I came pretty close to ordering second brunch just to get some more of it once I’d had a taste. I can’t think of a better way to kick off our Asheville culinary experience but I now know exactly how all future visits will begin.

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CaraW
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

So slow. Asked for wine at beginning of meal and didn’t get it until 45 minutes later - still charged for it too.

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PaigeS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!! I can’t say enough great things about this place. Everything we ordered was delicious. The hush puppies were to die for! Our waiter was so welcoming and gave great recommendations. Would absolutely eat here again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience4

The food was poorly plated for the money spent on it. The dishes were so unappealing. We got the strawberry and feta salad and it was so bland, so small, the strawberries had no flavor. We also got the crispy spare ribs which had barely any meat. For such a highly recommended place, we were very disappointed.

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RichardG
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We sat in the bar area. Smiley, the bartender/mixologist was awesome. The best thing about him was the amazing craft cocktails he made for us and unlike a lot of mixologist we did not have to wait 20 minutes for him to mix the cocktails.
Look forward to going back.
Gus Gusler

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vipMichael
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would have given five stars, but the angle food cake desert was not angel food cake as I know it. It was dense not spongy and not to my liking.

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vipLocation
71 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The atmosphere in the outdoor "tent" was lovely. Service was pretty good. The food choices were very eclectic and delicious. I would recommend the steak and the fish specials. The hush puppies app was great for sharing! The dessert which looked amazing on the menu, was rather average. Brownie with mint chip ice cream. Brownie was average and there was a small dollop of ice cream. I would overall recommend. The atmosphere was exciting and lively.

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vipGB2016
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and really well done food. Shout out to Ethan for being a great server and magically producing the best duck confit! Will be back soon.....

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Cherie
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was not as great as the hype. It was delicious but not fabulous. Waiter forgot several items and service was super slow. Given that there is a strong request to complete a meal in 1 1/2 hours, it would be better to have drinks and food delivered in time to comply.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here two nights in a row, mainly because we loved it the first time and because most of the best restaurants were closed the following night (Monday).
The food was outstanding, as was the service. The wine and cocktail selections were great. Monday night however, the menu was a little limited. However we do realize also that most farm to table restaurants have this issue, so for us it was not a problem.
It is definitely a wonderful spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was all very good. Servers were knowledgeable and eager to share their knowledge. Goat cheese burrata was tasty. Shrimp and grits had a tomato sauce somore like shrimp creole with grits instead of rice. Frat flavor.

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KarleneL
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable brunch. We had Shrimp grits temperature was not warm enough but flavor was great. Chicken & biscuit was FABULOUS! Bloody Mary very flavorful. Their pickled side is tasty. Definitely visit!

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HowardH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The location is central to downtown and easy to access by foot. The service was friendly and knowledgeable.

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Luigi
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fun place

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TomF
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive, friendly, and informed. Food was delicious without exception.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Wonderful food and service.

JC
vipJeanneC
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were traveling - Rhubarb received a great review on TripAdvisor. Rebecca our server was wonderful!!

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vipYummmmmm
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Loved the food, but I hated the street noise. The music was too loud and we could not carry on a conveersation

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ClareT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food with knowledgable service. Excellent evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had been looking forward to dinner here for a long time! We were tucked in a corner, so did not get much of the atmosphere. Server was amazing! Gnocchi presentation is lovely and was my favorite dish. Duck wings were recommended and they were OK. Meatballs were tasty but the presentation was really lacking. Lemon bar dessert was fantastic!

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Randy
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The menu lacked excitement. Lots of grains, but no veggies.

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vipmelbeats
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. This spot is a must go!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rhubarb using the Order Online button. Rhubarb also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 785-1503.

Rhubarb is rated 4.5 stars by 3098 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.