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About Rhubarb

*Rhubarb welcomes you to dine with us this Valentine’s Day for an exciting, 4-course menu designed for intimate sharing . $65 per person, or $100 per person with wine pairings. Book now, as space is limited!*

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.

7 SW Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Mon 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
Wed, Thu 11:30 am–9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am–10:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am–10:30 pm
Sun 10:30 am–9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Biltmore Ave and Patton Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 785-1503

Website:
http://rhubarbasheville.com/

Parking Details:
There are 5 parking garages located within close proximity to Rhubarb. Street parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
John Fleer

Private Party Facilities:
We'd love to host your event! Our private event space seats up to 80, and is comfortable for standing receptions up to 125. For more information about our event space, visit rhubarbasheville.com/private-events, or email elizabeth@rhubarbasheville.com.

Private Party Contact:
Elizabeth Westridge: (866) 603-6751

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Rhubarb Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

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4.4

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4.1

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (62)
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Good for a Date (48)
Special Occasion (41)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Authentic (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Romantic (25)
Casual (25)
Hot Spot (23)
Healthy (22)
Cozy (21)
Seasonal (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Fun (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Organic (16)
Notable Wine List (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Groups (12)
People Watching (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Tapas (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Business Meals (6)
Great Beer (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Vegan (4)
Happy Hour (3)
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Scenic View (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food, service and ambiance!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Hands down one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve had in Asheville. Incredible food. Impeccable service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Great restaurant with a unique menu. The osso bucco was excellent!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

The energy level in downtown Asheville on a Saturday night is mirrored on the interior of Rhubarb. This was our second time having dinner at Rhubarb. The menu is inventive and the food is good. We were seated at one of the four two-top tables on the perimeter of the open kitchen. They should have just made this a communal table since you are so close to your neighbors. This arrangement also presents difficulties for the server (and it also presented problems in communicating with him). Not the place for relaxing dinner and conversation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Above average but not excellent. The flank streak (bravette) was tender but over salted . Service was great and they do their best to please. Duck confit was juicy. Good second choice if you can’t get into top choice restaurant .

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious brunch and lunch food!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

Birthday weekend for my wife in Asheville! It was Saturday Brunch and it was just OK! Service was fine. My wife’s Toad in the Hole bread was burnt on the bottom. My Sweet potato breakfast bowl was fine, but nothing you’d expect for $12. The Breakfastish menu was too eclectic. $33 for brunch with 2 entree’s and coffee seemed excessive. Thought it was going to be fabulous. It wasn’t!

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 (Western NC)·Dined 3 days ago

Easily one of my favorite Asheville restaurants. The menu is always so creative and perfect for the season. We also had an incredible Barolo wine that was very reasonably priced. Don't come to Asheville without trying this spot.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fun
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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was excellent. From the server, to the menu, which changes daily, was all superb. It's a little pricey, but all food items were impressive and good portions.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I had a fabulous meal at Rhubarb! The cocktails were amazing and we loved the food - try the lobster corn dogs and scallops if they are on the menu - so many super delicious choices at Rhubarb!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food with emphasis on fresh and local. Server was very helpful and the options were varied.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 4 days ago

Best restaurant in NC if not the American South. Perfect blend of Asheville, French cooking, and American South.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Exceptional experience, Charles Emrick C.E.C.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was superb, Service was the best I’ve had in years!!
My only issue is we went on Valentines Day and it was never mention to me until we got there that It was a four course meal. Instead of the regular menu but even still I would highly recommend this establishment!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was so worth the wait!... It was Valentine's Day so if course it was a little crowded. Definitely will be back !

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was amazing. I would highly recommend.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

I had made a reservation at Rhubarb on Valentine's Day based on their regular menu. Upon arriving, we were informed that you had no option except the special Valentine's Day special dinner, of which we were never informed, which turned out to be astronomically expensive - would be expensive even in NY or Chicago, much less Asheville! It's probably no accident that the restaurant chose to not disclose the price of the Valentine's Day Special on the menu, a deceptive practice which is very disturbing. Had the price been listed I certainly would have walked out. Moreover, the options for vegetarians and vegans on this special menu were close to non-existent. The waitress checked with the kitchen and they came up with a substitution for some items. But for all the hype and outrageous price, the food wasn't even very good. The salad dressing was mediocre and the mushroom dish we both had was drenched in oil. The portions were ridiculously meager. And the bill: a whopping $165 for 2. All in all, an overhyped ripoff! We did truly feel exploited.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a lovely dinner and a good overall experience.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines dinner. We always have a great time at Rubarb.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Brought an out of state friend to Rhubarb for lunch. She and I had the trout with a vegetable hash. Delicious. My husband had the pork meatballs with grits . He felt that the pork was perfectly cooked but lacked flavor. For dessert the bread pudding was huge but much too dense and lacked custard. On the other hand the red velvet roulade was beautiful and delicious. A real winner!

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great and inovative cuisine. Excellent service. A gem in Asheville!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 12, 2018

When in Asheville, North Carolina, make sure you treat yourself to a meal at Rhubarb. Fresh and locally sourced ingredients shine at this lovely establishment. The service was exquisite and non-intrusive. The atmosphere was tasteful and we were able to view the chefs preparing our meal. Great experience!

Tags: Organic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I had dinner at Rhubarb's with several friends this week I had recommended Rhubarb's because we had a brunch there following my daughters wedding last June and it was outstanding! However, I was a bit disappointed this time around. I ordered the gnudi and it was totally tasteless! The portion was very small (2 gnudi) and one of them was burnt. I was not happy with my choice. Those with me made better choices. The lamb ribs were very good as was the mushroom cassoulet and red shrimp. Guess I just made the wrong choice!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Divine seasonal farm to table offerings with unique flavor combinations and exceptional service. I would go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We came in on a Sunday and ended up getting the Sunday Supper, a family style meal. It was delicious and creative. Definitely recommend!!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Rhubarb had a great energy, the service was on point and the food was delicious. The sweet and sour greens were the best I have EVER had & the pork was cooked to perfection. We arrived to our reservation early &they helped us find a spot at the bar for a drink and our table came open quickly too! I can't wait to visit again!!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great assortment of cheeses, small plates, and entrees. Snapper was delicious! Mushroom cassoulet was a great dish as well. The Frico, however, was very confused. Good service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Rhubarb was overall a good experience. We arrived a bit early for our reservation so we headed to the bar for a drink after checking in with the hostesses. Definitely order the "Cocktail Formerly Known As....." - a unique Gin drink unlike anything I had tried before. As our reservation time approached and eventually lapsed, it was evident the hostesses had forgotten we were there. Once prompted, we were immediately seated at our corner table. We ordered specifically off the Share menu and enjoyed most everything we had. The star of the show was definitely the fresh burrata dish served with in-house baked bread. The only dish we found lacking was the Raviolo which, for the price, was lacking in flavor and overall quality. We would absolutely visit Rhubarb again when in Asheville as it was a fun experience and a restaurant certainly unique and worth visiting.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing atmosphere, amazing service, the servers are knowledgeable and able to explain the items on the menu and recommend accordingly. The food was a burst of flavors unlike anything I’ve had before. A must eat if you’re in the Asheville area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a great time at the Chef's table, watching how the kitchen works and seeing all the delicious plates.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were there for brunch. All 5 of us got something different and loved it. Love the atmosphere

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The trout was big but very bony. Chicken was the best.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Table was very wobbly. Could have asked waitress to help but was able to wedge my shoe under one leg to keep table more stable.

Tags: Casual, People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Trout was tasty, if unspectacular. But that’s ok - the rest of the food was beyond reproach (especially the half shell oysters), and Tucker was more than accommodating, and punctual when needed. Will dine here again if I find myself in Asheville. Solid dining experience.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I don't know why I keep going back to Rhubarb. Perhaps I go because it does get mentioned as one of the better restaurants in Asheville.

Every time I've been, I have been disappointed. My party should have left immediately when we saw that we were going to be one of two tables occupied in the entire restaurant. And this restaurant is in the middle of downtown.

Yesterday's lunch was grits with pork grillade and green tomatoes. The pork was very tough and so, too, was the excessive breading. There is no excuse for a decent restaurant to serve tough pork. The entire meal was bland.

I will not return, nor do I recommend it.

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Amazing food showcasing local ingredients. Staff was lovely. Perfect atmosphere for our 15th wedding anniversary dinner.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food and service were amazing!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great local food, interesting combinations. Couldn't easily read the menu because the things on it were often foreign.

But the place is overpriced by a lot. At that price I expect not only great cuisine but also fine dining ambiance, not some crowded yuppie-joint.

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyable, upbeat, and lively. Interesting food selections, well prepared. My roast pork entree was tasty but a bit too salty overall for my preference. Great location.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The menu was not that great. 5 of us were there to celebrate 2 birthdays. I tasted everyone's entree, didn't really like any of it. We love the Chestnut, we will go there next time.

Tags: Vegan, Cozy
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