Rhubarb

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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. Rhubarb asks that parties of 6 or more please contact the restaurant directly. We are closed every Tuesday.
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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

First visit to Asheville and wanted a special local food scene to match the quality food reputation of the city. Even told our waiter we were here to enjoy the evening. No hurry. Wanted a pleasant evening. Not here. Restaurant partially full yet sat near a table of kids and in a runway aisle. Ordered drinks and 3 courses and food brought out so quick the server said here's your entree, make room on the table. We had them hold the plates in the kitchen till we were ready. The trout deboning was a nightmare and left about 50% of the fish edible, but delicious. Apologies and some amends, but we presume many better choices are out there for a couple looking for a nice evening out in Asheville. Did not feel welcome.

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MI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch menu! I got the fried chicken biscuit it was a huge portion and amazing flavor! The Bloody Mary looked amazing at the table next to me too!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and lovely aervice

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Rhubarb was a cute restaurant in a good location. The food was incredibly pricey for a mediocre meal. For example - we paid $16 for 6 mussels in a broth. I would say it was fine but for the price, definitely not worth it.

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reservation for 8.15. Table wasn't ready until 8.45.

Adventure in dining. Our group of 4 gave food mixed reviews. Food was "trying too hard". Not one traditional item on the table but sometimes food you recognize is good.

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WS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A roommate from college was in town for work. We planned a meal out. I had not been to Rhubard in several years and decided to take my friend there for our meal and catch up time together. I had forgotten how excellent the food is. And to me, it seems even better. My buddy is a world traveler. And he eats in some of the best restaurants in the world and in the large cities of the U.S. He was blown away by the quality and taste of the food. The server helped me negotiate around my dairy allergy. We both had fish, he the trout and myself the tilefish. We shared a large greens salad and two large vegetables. The vegetables were done rightly with texture and their natural fresh taste at the fullness of quality local veggies. Our server was very helpful. In fact, when she was in the middle of refilling our water glasses my friend asked a specific question about one of the house wines. She answered the detailed question with not a moment of thought. She is that familiar with the wines which I would say is very unusual. He was very pleased with the choice of his second glass of wine as it paired with his fish and the vegetables. We both left saying that Rhubarb is on the top of our list for a time in the near future. Wes in Asheville.

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TD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My husband and I found the food to be overly heavy and greasy. The flavors were nice... but not quite on the mark. Perhaps we didn’t order well.

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MF
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner. Busy place. Definitely need reservations.

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y
Western NC
29 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome!! Oysters so fresh, loved the three sauce choices. We had a great meal and can’t wait to come back!

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KD
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food in a warm atmosphere!

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CS
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love a good farm-to-table restaurant--and Rhubarb is a good one. We sat outside, and the music from the street (lots of drumming) made it hard to talk for a while, but then it rained (hard), and the music stopped, and many diners moved inside (it was a really hard rain that made sitting near the railing a little dangerous if you wanted to stay dry), but we were away from the edge and stuck it out. It was actually nice after the rain. The food was good--the burrata was amazing (though I could have used some more of the accompaniments (rhubarb and strawberries)), the meatballs were very good, but the mushroom/bean cassoulet was a little disappointing--not too flavorful in the end. All in all, a very good dinner. I'd definitely go back and recommend it to others.

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Birmingham
60 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Rhubarb is a very nice restaurant with very interesting dishes, mostly very well made. Limited choices in coffee, only regular coffee. We sat on the porch with our dog, it was a bit tight but worked great. Good location.

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LS
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Rhubarb lived up to its reputation. The food was excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu, although timing was a little off, we felt rushed even though the place was not crowded. There is a chefs table which looked like a great spot to be. Asheville has many choices and this should be tops on the list!

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d
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinning is a lovely settings. Staff was friendly & helpful. Will be going back again.

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AD
Charleston
135 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband just said: "One of my favorite restaurants ever!" Everything is amazing! From the Oysters Benton to the variety of cheeses, the lamb, pork belly and everything else it's incredible! Eric was perfect at making recommendations. Love it and will be back asap!

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f
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was excellent. We enjoyed the evening at Rhubarb!

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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Wonderful service
Would definitely return

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B
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed celebrating my birthday at Rhubarb with some amazing food!

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JB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

We came for dinner and only had 1 appetizers. We found the menu difficult to understand. The outside seating is very loud and non-appealing with the street traffic

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good service! Brunch was amazing.

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BJ
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lucky to sit outside on a beautiful night in Asheville. My wife had an excellent steak dish and I had delicious, fresh trout. I did not expect such wonderful oysters in western NC, but we had them. A very talented and not too loud street musician made for a very fun evening.

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N
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Referred to by a co-worker, Rhubarb is a delicious farm to table restaurant, with unique flavor to some brunch classics. Anything with the gravy is a must!

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f
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The overall experience was great. We had specialty cocktails, ordered multiple smalls and enjoyed each and every item. Service was very professional and unhurried. We were able to order additional courses after each course which is not always the case and we appreciated that.

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A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always very enjoyable. The chef was very accommodating and came up with some off of the menu dishes.

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EW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible. Fresh and satisfying, our best meal on vacation. They were so friendly to our toddler...very accommodating for families who still want a nice meal out. Really exceeded our expectations.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Informed, helpful, and friendly service.

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HB
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

In town for a wedding and decided to try Rhubarb on a friend’s recommendation. Cocktails were good, cool atmosphere. My quail was fantastic, but the brown butter bourbon sauce could have been reduced a little more. I’d get uneven mouthfuls of sugary sweet or a shot of bourbon Rather than a smooth blend - it was a little disorienting. Husband’s trout was good and he seemed happy with it. Dessert was okay.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a somer group remembering a family member who had passed recently & our waiter, Luke, was outstanding, attending to our every need. The food was great too. Nothing more important than good employees.

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n
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This was our second visit to Rhubarb, and it wasn’t that great of an experience either. (Our first encounter involved service issues, total apathy on management’s part and good but not great food.). So, we tried it again. Our appetizer of oysters stuffed w Benton ham etc were tasty but dry. Our app of Royal Reds was too salty even without the Benton ham which I told our sever though I did indicate I would eat it. (No comment from her though she was very pleasant.)The pork loin was a tiny bit dry and the gnudi unremarkable. Probably the standout was the side of peas w a mint pesto. Not a bad meal, but certainly not exceptional and I expect more from a John Fleer place and at that price point. (PS I had indicated it was a bday meal when I made the reso, but it was not brought up.)

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R
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service and excellent food. We always enjoy dining here. The trout was delicious, but the snow pea pods were absolutely wonderful.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Attempted to go for the “Sunday Dinner”. I was able to make reservations for it only to find out when I arrived that they don’t do it on holiday weekends. I didn’t see this noted anywhere on the website. The restaurant was very busy and it seemed the result was very slow service. The server was not very friendly at all, it would be nice to see a smile. The food was OK but nothing memorable. Overall experience was disappointing, maybe I had too high expectations.

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Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This is a very farm to table, foodie-type place. Sometimes that's what you're looking for, sometimes it's a little over the top. I made a reservation specifically requesting the patio since I have dogs. I got there and was told that the patio is first-come, first-served. While you could not specify outdoor seating when you made the reservation, I would have appreciated a phone call telling me that as it was hot and my dogs needed some shade pronto. That said, they did work us in very quickly since we did not have the option of sitting indoors. They brought the dogs plenty of water and the food was very good. Highly recommend the brown butter and clove cocktail. It's a twist on an old fashioned but with a buttery note that is delicious.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff were great. The covered patio was perfect for our dogs and they brought out a water bowl. Will be back

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CB
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and level of service is outstanding. They have overhead fans which made it very comfortable on a hot day to sit outside. Highly recommend!

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SF
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We normally have great service here but our waitress forgot some things on our order. My food was cold and I asked for it to be heated up which ended up taking about 15 minutes. By then, everyone else in my party was done with their food.

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Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brilliant date spot with excellent food in a rustic dinning room mixing a Cafe with and wood fired oven and industrial walls. Definitely recommend.

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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding experience with artfully crafted and delicious dishes served by a very professional and attentive server.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Best roasted chicken and “brownie” dessert. Great twist on classic dishes.

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Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was okay - not as great as expected based on reviews

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