Rhubarb

4.5
2935 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
  • 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
What 2935 people are saying
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vipBruce
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Limited selection. Steak was uneatable— hard time to even cut it off it’s a knife

A disappointing meal out

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SCamp
Western NC
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second visit to Rhubarb and we brought friend who had never been there. Small menus, but enough to choose from even for us non-meat eaters. Everything is fresh and prepared to perfection.

Definitely an excellent choice here in Asheville.

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Kelly
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 out of 10 recommend and will be back. I haven’t stopped thinking about the buratta goat cheese since we finished the dish and basically licked the plate clean. The service was also fantastic. Our server was incredibly friendly and provided great recommendations. I can’t wait to go back.

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Jocelyn
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the goat cheese burrata and the hash with bacon. It simple, good tasting food. Drinks were pretty tasty too! Sat on the outdoor patio and people watched!

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AdamP
Poconos
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food!

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JesseR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual. Rhubarb never disappoints.

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kaitlyny
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Failed to highlight (or even note) when I made this reservation that the restaurant would be putting us outdoors- on a barely heated patio (three small heaters hanging from the roof of a roughly 20 x 35 patio area) , with an open plastic "covering" while it was 42 degrees and raining. Did not offer indoor when my party arrived. Food flavor was good, but cold as soon as it arrived, and way overpriced for what you received. Being able to see one's breath while they eat is a less than desirable atmosphere. Needless to say, I will not return even after COVID regulations, because if this is the plan for dealing with the outdoor dining situation, you need to get better management.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice dinner with my Girlfriend. We shared an appetizer and an entree and were quite satisfied with the taste as well as the portion size

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adamm
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rhubarb was fantastic. The service was was very professional, we felt very comfortable and at home. Interesting, yet very delicious take on cocktails. Very delicious. We ordered tapas for our meal, with a full range of meats and items we left very satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fun! I haven't had burrata since my last visit overseas. Have been to Rhubarb several times over the years and it delivers consistently high quality food and top notch service! Thanks y'all!

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DonnyG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had requested outside seating when I made my reservation, and the night of our reservation was cold. We were seated outside in the enclosed patio - which was fine, but the space heaters that were out there were inadequate to heat the space, especially since there were gaps in the enclosure to allow for air circulation. We had to eat in hats, gloves and heavy coats which did not enhance our experience. If you are going to offer outdoor seating during the winter, there should be enough heaters to make the space comfortable. The food was good, but not remarkable - except for the hush puppies which were some of the best I've had. We would have probably enjoyed to food and the experience more than we did if we weren't trying to rush through our dinner to get to somewhere warm.

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claudiac
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took by two daughters to Rhubarb for brunch. One of my daughters has to be completely gluten free, and she was able to order ALMOST anything off the menu.
Food separate. Our server was knowledgeable about the food on the menu and attentive to our needs.
We were seated 6 feet apart from others. Masks were worn by all staff at all times.
Guests wore masks until seated.
It was such a pleasurable dining experience in such a difficult time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We went for brunch—hubs had the fried chicken biscuit & it was great/filling. I had the shrimp & grits & it was incredibly underwhelming. Only 3 little shrimp, and the grits had absolutely zero seasoning. No salt or pepper. Once I mixed the sriracha sauce that was on the shrimp in with the grits, it was okay. Just sad to leave an expensive brunch still hungry.

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lah207
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Get the gnocchi, get the burrata. Then place a to-go order for more of both.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing! They were so accommodating with our seating request. The food, as always, was delicious! Thanks to Rhubarb for a great date night!

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vipDreFoodieMD
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Solid food, excellent service and a cozy atmosphere. A great dining experience.

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MatthewB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both incredible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was very knowledgeable and patient with our questions. The cheesecake was delicious! And she has excellent wine selections.

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SGVa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Valentine pre-fixe menu made sense and overall, very good! The first 3 courses were really very tasty and creative. However, the lava cake at the end was expected and somewhat dry.

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vipKwhalen
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a bit chilly on the patio but the food was amazing. Had a great Valentines dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day!

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JessicaJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Valentine’s Day, and we made last minute reservations for 4:30. The prix fixe menu with drink pairings was amazing. Every dish was super flavorful. Even with COVID restrictions, the restaurant made the experience special. The four course menu was just the right amount of food, and we left the restaurant completely satisfied. My favorite bite was the smoky hen of the woods mushrooms paired with the Bench Cab (2016). Yum!!!

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Christian
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck confit for Valentine's Day was amazing! I will be back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef does a great job!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, exceptional service. Valentine’s morning brunch was perfect.

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JulianneT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food!!!!

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vipCherylR
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. They are a little over the top about Covid . You can’t get a drink from the bar while you wait for a table even if you are wearing a mask and social distancing. But once you get your table the service becomes friendly and accommodating.

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EMMD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, from tapas to entrees, served with a smile.

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TracyS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

It seems the chef works very hard to create "complex" dishes but can't do simple things like not plate pasta well before it is served so that it is cold when it reaches the table, or roast a potatoe so that it is not raw and still crunchy. Also if you order steak I shouldn't have to chase you down to get a steak knife to actually eat the steak. Overpriced and underwhelming.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got a bottle of red wine to share (Malbec), the goat cheese starter, the steak and the pork main and shared the cheesecake for dessert. 10/10 meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service

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kschmuck11
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic, service was friendly and prompt! Covid considerations made us feel very comfortable dining out.

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vipSperbalicious
Western NC
19 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a romantic dinner date for 2 and were so happy that we were placed at this cute table for two alcove with glass surrounding us so we were COVID safe and could view the happenings in the restaurant. Rhubarb is an Earthy, yet upscale culinary experience filled with tasty delights. The craft cocktails were original and amazing, and the wine list featured many great options. Our appetizer, the hushpuppies made with pimento cheese and onions were to die for. The Cauliflower soup with a taste of pumpkin was light and delightful. And my main entre' - the NC Trout with Sweet Potato slices and Brussel Sprouts was so good. The service staff was professional, congenial and cute. Loved every minute of it. I highly recommend it for couples or small groups. It has a great Asheville WNC vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious Sunburst Trout

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food was a little bland this go around unfortunately (for multiple people in our party). This is our third time coming here.

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Jesse
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Do yourself a favor and dine here.

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Tara
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! An absolute A+ dining experience! The food is ABSOLUTELY insanely good, and Mike, my server, was absolutely incredible. He was super low key and fun and smart and funny and helpful and attentive and... just perfect. I had the hush puppies (DO NOT leave this restaurant without those!!), the gnocchi and the salad. Even the cocktails and beers were killer. Awesome experience. I absolutely loved it!

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cbjb
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was not good and the way they manage the restaurant seemed peculiar. We made a reservation for 8 pm and were not seated until 8:30 pm because our "table was not ready". During that time period, three sets of couples entered at different times. The hostess turned away the first two couples who needed a table, but then gave the third couple (who just happened to be dressed nicer) a table outside. Once we were sat, we noticed a larger table that could easily seat 8 guests (and was 6 feet from other tables) went without guests for the entire length of our dinner. I ordered the Squash dish. I was unable to eat more than 3 bites because it was overly salted. I'm 8 months pregnant, so I thought maybe it was just my altered taste...but my husband tried it as well and said it was so salty that it was inedible.

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julia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience, and food! Would go back here a million times over!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We order pick up throughout 2019 pandemic and wanted to celebrate a birthday and actually dining at the establishment. Rhubarb sat us when we walked in and server greeted us upon sitting down at our table. Tables are safely distanced and we enjoyed the atmosphere. The meal was delicious and amendments for a particular eater were easily made. We would return in a heart beat! Thank you Rhubarb!

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 2935 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.