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*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.
Asheville, NC 28801
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
Biltmore Ave and Patton Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There are 5 parking garages located within close proximity to Rhubarb. Street parking is also available.
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 email@example.com.
Private Party Contact:
Elizabeth Westridge: (866) 603-6751
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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