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Rhubarb, Asheville, NC

Rhubarb

4.5
4.5
4072 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 785-1503

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    John Fleer

  • Catering

    We do not offer off-site catering, but would love to show you our on-site event space!

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to host your event! Our private event space seats up to 50, and is comfortable for standing receptions up to 75. For more information about our event space, visit rhubarbasheville.com/private-events, or email events@rhubarbasheville.com.

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth Westridge: (828) 785-1502

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Cross street

    Biltmore Ave and Patton Ave

  • Parking details

    There are 5 parking garages located within close proximity to Rhubarb. Street parking is also available, free after 6pm and all day Sundays.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Crop Circle Pop Up

    $72.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 18, 2022 only
    Join Chefs John Fleer and Brian Canipelli in a secret crop circle out at Gaining Ground Farm! This special pop-up dinner will celebrate the harvest from Gaining Ground with a variety of vegetable-centric dishes, thoughtfully paired with biodynamic wines. Please note that this is an offsite event! Gaining Ground Farm is located at 298 Sluder Branch Road Leicester, NC 28748.

Popular dishes

What 4,072 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Asheville

    Healthy

  • Asheville

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville

    American

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

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  1. RC

    RebeccaC

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All fabulous!
  2. JC

    JessicaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! The staff were knowledgeable and friendly and the food was delicious.
  3. C

    Corinne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! And beautiful, from the food to the atmosphere and lighting. The staff was very friendly. Food was reasonably priced for how amazing and thoughtful it was. We are from out of town and I’m SO glad that we came here.
  4. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at rhubarb with an attentive staff to answer questions and make a memorable night.
  5. KU

    KristinaU

    Costa Rica

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    We enjoyed the cocktails. The servers who brought the food were lovely. The bartender unfortunately was not personable in the least. We love to sit at the bar but not this one. We liked the food but the rhubarb and berry salad was extremely tart. We will try it again to make sure this was a fluke evening.
  6. GV

    GabrielV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful time at Rhubarb. We sat outside where the street noice was very intrusive but inside seemed to be very lovely. Food was excellent and the service was impeccable.
  7. PW

    PerryW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Extremely pleased with our experience from the personable waitress Carri to the delicious entrees. The goat cheese burrata is a must but ask for an extra slice of the delicious locally grown tomato. We sat outside on a lovely Asheville evening and found a dynamic but slightly noisy street scene. Had a very enjoyable time elevated by a fun and informative waitress Carri. Highly recommend when visiting Asheville.
  8. b

    bitesoutoflife

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service and Drinks were great. Our starters were both dry and over cooked with a noticeable burnt after taste. We could not finish them. The trout entree had good flavors but was cold. I feel like this restaurant might be better than the experience we had due to its success and popularity over the years. I think our experience was just a miss.
  9. ME

    MelE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Honestly, extremely disappointing experience. Food was overpriced and underwhelming. Hush puppies and cornbread were flavorless and significantly over cooked. Burrata came with “toast” that wasn’t crisp and fell apart. Pork loin was fatty and rice undercooked. Sat on the patio and it was very loud and rowdy. Our server was great, everything else was not.
  10. TK

    TinaK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food was underwhelming for the price. Cool atmosphere and service was good.
  11. KS

    KristaS

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious and creative. Don’t miss the hush puppies! Our favorite dish was lamb ribs with peanut relish. Wow! So good.
  12. EH

    ElizabethH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant space was fairly typical of current trends - fresh flowers on the table in handmade pottery bud vases was a nice touch. The restaurant smelled like woodsmoke from a BBQ pit. I loved that, but it might not be for everyone. The food was delicious. Fresh, local ingredients. The peach and tomato salad was refreshingly tart and sweet. My duck confit was tender and delicious. The grits that came with it were creamy with a nice flavor. The trout was good but the shaved vegetables that came with it were a little overwhelming. The rye and rhubarb dessert was outstanding. Wonderful flavors and textures.
  13. GW

    GitanaWPB

    West Palm Beach

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved the interesting, creative food choices on the menu.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Great food and service!!
  15. SC

    SaltflyCT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Asheville restaurant serving locally sourced Southern dishes. Melissa our server was helpful and informed with the menu & our interested. One of Asheville's true dining gems. Not to be missed.
  16. RS

    RS65

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding establishment. The vegetarian plate was excellent - especially the eggplant with the miso sauce. The namesake-containing dessert was delicious! Highly recommended!
  17. A

    Anna

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. Still dreaming about it. Our server was knowledgeable about the wine and food options. Overall amazing experience.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As with all restaurants post COVID, they were definitely scrambling to provide service as best as they could, with the staff they had. Our waitress was running circles and doing her job and everyone else’s job. We appreciated her effort and great attitude. The food was amazing and it was the best meal we had in Asheville.
  20. MD

    MaggieD

    Wilmington

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Savory and well prepared food. Limited choices, but fresh, Farm to Table.
  21. L

    Lauren

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on vacation and wanted to eat at the best restaurant in town that was also up to our ethical standards.
  22. PS

    PatrickS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The first two courses we ordered were excellent and then the last two were a tragedy. Lamb ribs were black and charcoaled, overcooked. The chicken of the woods mushrooms with fingerling potatoes were dry and over cooked, inedible. It was a shame seeing an indigenous food treated that way. We had high expectations, and became disappointed by the end of our experience. Our wait staff was absolutely wonderful, though. I think his name was Christopher.
  23. AV

    AliciaV

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good, creative food. A bit noisy but not intolerable.
  24. G

    Gail

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I thought it was odd that if our party was 10 minutes late we would’ve been charged $15 a piece, yet we waited free of charge for 10 minutes. The appetizers were phenomenal, although we did think the drink menu fell short. The entrées were a disappointment, poor value as well as little flavor. We’d come back for the amazing salads/cheeses/appetizers but we would skip the entrées.
  25. SW

    SWdiner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Small plates were fantastic, but the entrees disappointing. Prices were very high for what was served.
  26. SW

    SethW

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The goat cheese burrata was life changing. Food was great overall and service was fantastic.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our second time at Rhubarb and just as fantastic as the first. The pork tenderloin was incredible. This is a special place where everything is mindfully sourced, carefully prepared and just an overall wonderful experience. We think it is the best in Asheville.
  28. V

    Valeria

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was very very slow. It was busy and maybe short staffed. Not sure. The drink was yummy, trout was delicious, salad with rhubarb not great. Too tart. Cornbread was interesting but good. Definitely not what we thought as great, good, yes.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. This place did not disappoint. The outdoor area is busy with foot traffic and street musicians.
  30. s

    sheilaw

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I was disappointed, given the website expectation and the chef was past blackberry farm. we were celebrating our 25th anniversary which i included in the reservation. not a word from the waiter, who seemed slightly put out to be there. in his defense, tables were full but even with that i expect some interaction with the staff. we shared the pimento cheese hush puppies even though they were over brown by quite a bit. the burrata was amazing; best thing we had. my husbands spare ribs were over done. parts of it couldn't be eaten. i had the small plates lamb chops which were enought for an entree and they were quite good. in the end, IMO, food was not a "wow" factor and was overpriced. would not return
  31. G

    Golden

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great service - 4-5 stars food is good but based on previous reviews, we were expecting bolder flavors and better quality 3-4 stars Host - 1 star. J We got the short ribs, which were very greasy and kind of blend. Tomato Salad, Hush Puppies, and Goat Cheese Cannelonis were very well made. We arrived an hour before closing time, and they put us on a waitlist with no guarantee and 7 people ahead of us. I went to an open table, and they had seats available within 10 minutes. I walked in and the host mentioned that there were still 6 people ahead of us. I mentioned that I booked a table via OpenTable, and the host was well then I can seat you. I'll recommend checking avails online before walking in or while on the waitlist. Otherwise, we weren't been able to sit for dinner.
  32. AD

    AudreyD

    Western NC

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a fabulous meal at Rhubarb. We started off with cocktails, Hush puppies and the Gazpacho. All were delightful especially the soup. It exceeded our expectations. Next, we split the simple salad. For entrees, I got the Duck and my husband got the Chicken. Both were absolutely delicious. Our server, Carrie was just awesome. She anticipated our every need and was just a lovely and pleasant person. Overall our experience at Rhubarb was memorable and we will definitely go back!
  33. S

    Scottsdalefoodie

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Best cornbread concoction I have ever had. However, the duck confit was very dry and the sauce had many seeds in it that were very hard and could not be chewed. Service was decent and the outdoor seating was great if you wanted to hear street music and performances (we did)
  34. KR

    KatherineR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Good food, but service was inconsistent. Great at the beginning but deteriorated as evening went on.
  35. JS

    JefferyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a nice local restaurant with a limited menu but some good choices. The menu changes ofter since they use locally grown and sourced food. Very good waiter.
  36. VT

    VictoriaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was super attentive and had a really fun energy. Food was absolutely amazing. Restaurant was super cute, we loved it !
  37. GG

    GeorgeG

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Excellent Farm to Table restaurant. Unique preparation of local meats and produce.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Local cheese and produce. Liked the ambience of the place too. Service was excellent.
  39. WW

    WendyW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. My husband said the trout was outstanding. I loved the risotto. The chocolate and sorghum cream dessert was excellent as well. We sat outside on the patio and experienced some of the flair of Asheville.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere! Highly recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4072 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Rhubarb

7 SW Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Biltmore Ave and Patton Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There are 5 parking garages located within close proximity to Rhubarb. Street parking is also available, free after 6pm and all day Sundays.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Fleer

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 785-1503

  • Catering

    We do not offer off-site catering, but would love to show you our on-site event space!

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to host your event! Our private event space seats up to 50, and is comfortable for standing receptions up to 75. For more information about our event space, visit rhubarbasheville.com/private-events, or email events@rhubarbasheville.com.

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth Westridge: (828) 785-1502

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