Rhubarb

4.6
3324 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
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3324 people are saying
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service. Temperature of our fish wasn’t right. Overall good experience. I would go back.

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viplewren
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first sit-down, outside, served restaurant meal since March 2020. It was wonderful all around. Riley was delightful and took excellent care of us. Would highly recommend Rhubarb and, in particular, the mushroom cavatelli and chicken.

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JessicaL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the service was as excellent!

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LindsayF
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Appetizers and desserts were good but I got the pasta dish as my main course and the portion was very small.

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BigManEats
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crazy inventive, fresh food that tasted out of this world!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an early dinner. Our server was Riley, and she was amazing. The food was delicious — the watermelon basil soup was absurdly good, as was my husband’s boudin sausage, the goat cheese and peach appetizer, and our main courses. I had the sirloin and he had the trout, and both were absolutely scrumptious. The wines were excellent; my first was the Riesling, perfectly chilled, and I switched to the Malbec for my main, which was good, but not as fruity as I like. I had the Semillion with my dessert — the peach sundae — and while they brought the Sauvignon Blanc, they immediately realized their mistake. We were all masked and it’s hard to hear through a mask. They immediately remedied it and brought me the correct wine, and I was one happy camper. Could not recommend Rhubarb enough!!

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JayJay
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience and food. Service was very good. Restaurant is located in the heart of the action in downtown Asheville.

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vipCathy
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

A bit overrated. Food was good, menu was limited. Service was below expectations (took 10 minutes and then had to remind our waitress to get a glass of wine I ordered.) She had an attitude.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to Rhubarb while on vacation. Food is great! Service was fantastic - server was knowledgeable and gave great suggestions. Highly recommend

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ReggieV
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great ambiance with a downtown vibe and excellent food.

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finefood2
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Booking 2 weeks in advance allowed us to reserve a table outdoors. Beware if you think the noise level will be less than at an inside table. Directly next to the outdoor patio is a prime spot for street groups to set up and "serenade" the appreciative (read that, loud) people surrounding them. Until the night's group unhooked their amps and departed our foursome needed to shout to be heard across the table. Next time- inside table. Aside... Carrie, our server, was excellent. Knew the menu and the wines and offered suggestions on both. The entree portion of the menu is not expansive but the unusual appetizers/ small plates add just enough to the meal. Carrie checked on us often, always at hand to fill water glasses and remove used plates and wine glasses. She was a 10 at a time when good servers are sorely lacking in most restaurants.

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KathrynH
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant serving locally sourced food. A must in Ashville

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been on vacation in Asheville for a week… trying different restaurants each day…. this was by far our favorite!!! Food was superb. Everything was ‘farm to table ‘ fresh and dishes were creative and excellent. Waitress very attentive. Our only down side was band outside ( not associated w Rhubarb) was a little loud.

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SarahS
New England
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All our food was very good..beautifully presented. Service was very good. Sitting out side was noisy because of the street musicians performing at the entrance to the restaurant which made it difficult to carry on a conversation at times.

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Piffle
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, innovative food, attentive and knowledgeable service. Outside dining included great live music compliments of local talented street musicians!

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REB2
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything, even a 'simple' steak, was executed to perfection. A highlight of our recent trip to Asheville.

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LizaM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal we had in Asheville!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was superb.

ME
MiriamE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was well prepared with interesting favors and textures. The wait staff was attentive.

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ChipI
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was very good and the overall experience was nice. We will definitely return.

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vipMolly
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Delicious food.

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was a little slow. Quality food at a reasonable price for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience3

Very small portions

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amazing
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was wonderful. We had hoped for a better table but we were next to the kitchen. Though everything was great and service fantastic. We were just looking for a more intimate seating.

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vipFortyandfull
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Dinner out for two on vacation. We ordered some small plates to share and then a large meal to share.

Service was prompt. They asked if we had any dietary limitations and we explained we were gluten free (tolerance) The server explained there were only two things they couldn’t accommodate and we didn’t order those

When the first two items came they both had gluten in them. No big deal, we are around it.

The small plates came out really really fast. We had plates stacked up and couldn’t really enjoy each. They needed to better pace orders.

The flavors were good but the execution wasn’t. The shrimp were hard and chewy, the soup lacked seasoning, the barata was awesome and so was the chicken.

Overall, good but not great. If you are picking between here and Curate, Curate won hands down.

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vipDisappointed
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok, but disappointing. Very few choices. Salad option was embarrassing as there were so few additions to the lettuce.

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ChrWin
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch at Rhubarb! Literally every single thing we ordered tasted incredible! Also love that the tables are spaced out because some downtown restaurants are way too crowded. The space is big, much bigger than it appears on the outside. Great experience!

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2eatsf
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great farm to table brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My party of 6 went for Sunday brunch. Our waitress was friendly, but we felt a bit rushed when we asked questions about certain items on the menu. Our cocktails took a long time to come out, and the waitress continued to push for our orders even before we were served our cocktails. The food was very good…in particular, the chicken biscuit was ridiculously flavorful and the omelet was perfectly cooked and well seasoned. Overall, we enjoyed eating at Rhubarb and will try to come for dinner next time instead of brunch.

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vipLovefood
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated properly with our reservation outside very good waiters nice food My egg was a little overcooked on the quinoa egg potato hash but still good - a def must visit !

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DustyDan
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Although the food was decent, nothing really stood out.

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ReubenS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best meals we've ever had. Unquestionably the best (just barely) under $100. We ordered five small plates -- the goat cheese burrata and lamb ribs are life-changing. For dessert, the rhubarb upside-down cake is exquisite.

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vipGourmet
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Asheville in my opinion. Had a great table and excellent food.
Vanessa, our waitress was very professional and knowledgeable.

Will reyurn

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jerryg
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good as expected, and service was efficient. Atmosphere was a little frenetic.

JM
JillM
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday at Rhubarb and had wonderful, flavorful innovative food. Loved every tapas we ordered and the brownie dessert was scrumptious. We will be back to Rhubarb every trip to Asheville. Highly recommend!!!

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Bearcat93
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat outside, great view, fun people watchig.
Service is excellant, food great, those hush puppies are heaven.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding.

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NicoleL
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any time I find myself in Asheville Rhubarb is my favorite restaurant to visit. This was my first time coming for brunch and it did not disappoint. Our server was Kelso and they were fantastic! The food and drinks were all wonderful. This is definitely the spot to come with good friends, family, or on a date.

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ScottJ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent small plate selections. Great cocktails.

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vipBarbaraS
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, wonderful food. Could not have been better. LOVED the hush puppies and cucumber soup. Honestly best meal and service I have had in awhile.

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 4.6 stars by 3324 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.