Rhubarb

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$30 and under
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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 6 or more please contact the restaurant directly. We are closed every Tuesday.
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent creative dishes.

t
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moving. Delightful. Genuine. Maybe it was the homeless people camped right outside, or the seemingly historic years of plaster on the walls - but the place seems special from the moment you walk in. Almost unplanned. You can tell walls had to be broken down to accommodate the ambition. Spaces combined to give everyone a chance to dine here. And I appreciate that. I like the different levels of floors and going through the different areas that years ago were probably designated for some other venture. But now it all housed and accommodated this place. My sons and I had the fortune of being seated where we could watch the wood fired oven and the cooks carefully attending to their work. It was great to watch.

We ordered the pork dishes (meatballs & belly) and the bread to start. You forget sometimes the role music plays in a dining experience - but eating the food, the flavors echoing inside my mouth, and the lingering simplicity of the butter and bread on my tongue - all while listening to "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is" by Irma Thomas - literally transported me to a place I really needed to be at that night. Maybe it was the nostalgic sound of the song, or the obvious freshness of the meal - but I immediately felt calmer, clearer.

Overall - was blown away. Truly a unique experience and if you don't eat here while in town, it's truly your loss. Like passing your soul mate on a street kind of loss. So pay attention, open your eyes. Eat this food. Drink their drinks. Experience the knowledge and wisdom of good, strong people.

MB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was impeccable! The server helped us navigate the menu. She was very knowledgeable and personable. The food was cooked to perfection with a mix of complex and subtle flavors. Our palates were wowed in different ways with our drinks and every dish we ordered.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience

B
Western NC
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Appetizers were ok but not great (fried hominy and fried almonds were odd), my pork loin was fabulous but my wife’s cassoulet was hard to eat as the kale was not chopped and the flageolets were fried. Our friends half chicken looked great. Our server, Jessica, was attentive after engaging.

M
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was outstanding. Waiter anticipated everything.

LB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food was disappointing. Very good service saved the experience...

AE
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fall-themed French Toast ever! Enjoyed a nice, quiet meal off peak hours with excellent service. 11/10 recommend.

OT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I treating change of pace- friendly staff and patrons!

J
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very few menu choices. Poor service, for example, asked several times if we'd chosen our wine yet when we'd already told our server we were waiting on friends. Then later, when one of us wanted a second beer, we were told she was having problems finding someone to get the beer for us. Biscuits were too salty and chalky. I expected far more.

M
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Our brunch was delicious, our server was great and our overall experience was excellent.

LG
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!! Highly recommend!! The Apple Jacks french toast was so yummy!

M
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were not enthralled. The ingredients are all excellent, and the quality is great, but the cuisine was rather uninspired, in our opinion. Nothing interesting, and what we ordered was well prepared, but nothing that truly jumped out at us.

MG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Over salted main meal. A bit noisy. Service was excellent, kind and chef and wait staff understanding of dood allergies.

A
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal here! The food and the service are top notch and the innovation and attention to detail are exquisite. Such a Great Neck's of fine dining elements in a casual relaxed unpretentious restaurant.

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. The tapas were delicious. Our service was superb.

MA
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Rhubarb was recommended by a friend, and she was right. It was a great place to eat while we were visiting Asheville. Our waitress Brandy was very nice, and the food was delicious. The Burrata appetizer and the lamb ribs were delicious. We will return if we're back in the area again.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great way to enjoy a first night in Asheville. Really enjoyed the food and wine. Nothing disappoints and it’s a great location.

CD
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is so creative and complex, I couldn’t choose! We ordered 8 different shareable plates and every single bite of everything was an explosion of flavor and perfection! The chef Derek is a genius with food. It is a farm to table restaurant with an ever changing menu which is awesome! The staff is very friendly and attentive. I can’t recommend this enough!

S
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Will be back!

B
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My wife and I eat (mostly) vegetarian and found enough very well thought out options to keep us satisfied and happy...not feeling like the poor-relations who drop in unexpectedly. Pickled vegetables and desserts are especially good, the latter are not cloyingly sweet. We were especially impressed with the parsnip in one of our desserts and fig in the other.

W
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good dinner after a stressful day. Trout was excellent and accompanyments were excellent. Recommend the pimento pops.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, eclectic menu. Fresh flavors. Bar was relaxing. Highly recommend for diners who like farm to table fare.

KD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious — and a great value for exceptionally prepared dishes. We would definitely go back next time we are in Asheville! Highly recommend

E
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Rhubarb is delicious. Everything from the barbecue lamb ribs, to the shrimp and grits with a twist, to the baked chicken. We haven't had a bad meal there yet.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waitress had ok understanding of menu items, but not great.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flavors of the food are incredible! Service was excellent. The specialty drinks were unique. We really enjoyed it all.

RP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were in AShville for our 20 year anniversary and Rhubarb was perfect. All of the food was fantastic. The butter with the bread basket was totally worth trying. Our entrees and soup were amazing!

JG
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience1

A massive homeless community is permanently camped out in front of this place. Constant cigarette smoking and loud crude conversation can be overheard. Also unwelcome interaction with street people.

s
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As it always is the food and service ant Rhubarb is incredible. We did the "special" dinner of the night and each step was served perfectly and tasted wonderful. This menu changes daily and is worth as stop.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot! Pear infused mule is a must! It was a wonderful cozy dining experience on a chilly day!! Highly recommended.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Came highly recommended via Hotel and Food and Wine. We had the meatball appetizers which was good when mixed with hominy but not flavorful, main course was the pork which was also good over the black eyed peas though honestly it was something I could have made myself. Desert was the chocolate brownie batter which was the best thing by far. Our waiter was spot on. Overall average

L
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a great experience. Glad to have chosen Rhubarb as my first meal in Asheville.

CD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun vibe and great food! Highly recommend.

KH
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were inventive and delicious! Food was scrumptious, and waitress was on task and took care of us! Rhubarb never disappoints! My favorite restaurant in Asheville!

g
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent, but the service was a little slow

RB
Western NC
30 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious venue

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J
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal at this great restaurant!

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Food and service were both five star.

W
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had a great cozy date night at Rhubarb last night! Our server, Carrie, was fabulous! The energy of the restaurant was so fun (on a Saturday night) and customers were coming and going while we were there. The food and drinks were fantastic!