Fabulous experience from the time we walked in the door until we left! This restaurant exceeded expectations in every way, just a wonderful evening all around!
Food was satisfactory but expectations were high so the net is so-so
Unfortunately we had an all around bad experience. Two of us had the Toad in a Hole. Egg should have a soft yolk but both were hard cooked and overcooked. Bacon was not hot. Cornbread side was so dry it crumbled when you tried to cut it. Service was beyond slow. Even waitress commented that she could not figure out why they had one bartender for a busy Sunday brunch. Waitress was very nice but everything else that was bad outweighed this positive.
Lovely atmosphere with excellent food and team. They may have been a bit short on servers the day that we came but still good service just the tiniest bit slower than I would have expected for getting there right at opening. Otherwise yummy and creative food locally sourced and beautiful space.
Awesome food, drinks, service and patio; a favorite in Asheville for sure!
Server gave the vibe that she didn’t want to be there. Kills the experience.
this was by far our least favorite meal in Asheville. The service was quite good. The food was average and not worth remembering. The one dish that could be called excellent was the roasted trout.
I sat on the patio and waited 10 minutes for someone to bring me water. Then I waited another five minutes for my server to ask me if I wanted something else to drink. After that the service was good. There was a commercial or something being filmed at the entrance of the restaurant using people from the patio. No one came to explain what was going on or apologize for the lights and ladders and noise right next to me.This started after I was seated. The meal and cocktail were excellent.
An Asheville favorite. Sat outside so a little noisy but easy to have a conversation. Great service and food.
Food was a little disappointing. Their seasoned butter was kind of sweet (in addition to having rosemary) and I didn't love the combination. i got the cassoulet which was pretty good but nothing special.
We were delighted with our visit to Rhubarb and enjoyed the breakfast-ish biscuit dish, as well as an excellent green salad with perfectly done steak addition. The RhuBurger is one of the best we've had, and our waiter was very attentive. Now we need to plan to go back for dinner!
We were really looking forward to our evening and our meal. It was our opinion that they simply tried too hard to create dishes that were unique. Great location and great ambiance. However, my suggestion would be to take it down a notch. You really don't need that many flavors in one dish. The Mushrooms in my dessert took it over the edge. Not for us. Sorry!
Lots of deconstructed dishes including the baba ghanoush so need to ask for explanations. Disappointed they were out of the Sunday supper special by 7:15, which is pretty early. Interior a little too industrial cold for my taste. Good service, very friendly wait staff.
Excellent menu and everything was delicious. Nice wine list and cocktail menu. Sophisticated recipes with a southern flair.
I generally despise brunchBUT Rhubarb has a GREAT brunch. Delicious southern food, great service, good beverages and no damn background music. Not cheap but not extravagant either. Go and be fed!
Server ignored us and did not check in often, seemed bored and uninterested
Menu looked great but food was mediocre. The kitchen could not cook an egg properly at brunch time (tried to redo 3 times!) and the potatoes in both dishes we ordered were undercooked and cold when they arrived.
Disappointing especially after seeing it on so many top lists for Asheville. Found the food average.
The food was tasty but we felt neglected by our server. Had she been more attentive we would’ve likely ordered more food. We were ready to leave because no one had checked on us in a while. The server did apologize, however it made the experience less pleasurable
Just finished dinner and must say this is one of the worst tasting dishes I believe I’ve ever had. We got the trout which was cooked well but there was no seasoning on anything on the plate, the “okra cake” was disgusting and was basically made up of the left over endings of the okra over baked into some sort of cornbread that was dry and tasteless. The field peas were undercooked and had no seasoning, we both took one bite and never went back to them.
We were looking forward to this meal and unfortunately were tremendously let down. Better off going to any one of the other recommended spots in Asheville and it hurts to say that as we had high expectations.
Excellent service and the food was prepared "just right"
Your entrees, one featuring grouper and the other pork, were absolutely the best we had during our week in Asheville. Interestingly, a street musician playing an electric violin on the sidewalk outside the restaurant was equally extraordinary and turned our already excellent experience into something quite magical!
If you want to feel well taken care in a casual atmosphere with delicious, creative farm to table dishes, head to Rhubarb. The staff is friendly, attentive, and absolutely on it if you have any sort of food intolerances. Excellent all around experience!
Today was me and my husband’s 3rd anniversary. We wanted to have a nice romantic dinner and Rhubard was the perfect place for it.
The staff and the ambience of the rooms have always made me feel welcome and comfortable. I really appreciate the fact that the menu emphasizes locally sourced ingredients.
Great brunch! Food and service were wonderful! We will be back!
The food was delicious!!
A fine dining experience. Seated and attended quickly. Food choices are unique. All we ordered was very tasty. Table side fish filleting was interesting but could be off putting for some. Left some bones which are annoying while eating. Flavors of fish for two were complementary. Noise bounced quite a bit, particularly from one loud table. The “hardness” of the dining room absorbs no sound. Enjoyed my birthday dinner.
our food was flavorful but everything was brought out cool. The air conditioning was also too cold which made our dinners even colder.
Great experience good food
Everything was great except felt rushed. Staff kept trying to take plates before we were done with the course
My wife an I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary at Rhubarb in Asheville, NC We shared 3 small plates and one entre. It included Crispy Fried Hominy, Seared Royal Red Shrimp, Heritage Pork Meatballs, and Full Entre of Planch Seared NC Grouper. The menu can change daily based available local and regional ingredients. There is a small open kitchen with a woodfired oven. The restaurant was packed, but the service was excellent and the dishes arrived with perfect timing. We usually skip desserts when dining out, but for our golden anniversary, we made an exception. The herbed ice cream with crisp toffee crumbles and brownie with cream sauce and hard chocolate were excellent. No negatives here on this night. Highly recommend.
Warmly greeted at hostess station and seated right away. Our server was very friendly, attentive and helpful with additional details of the food selection. Food presentation was great and very flavorful.
Gotta love a woodfired Grill! Apps were delicious, server team work together. Main course fantastic!
We were extremely disappointed in our food. We had eaten at Rhubarb a couple of years ago and enjoyed excellent meals all around. This time we ordered a variety of small plates and appetizer to share. We all agreed that nothing was anything special, just adequate. My friends shared the Bloody Mary and thought it was not good (described by one as tasting too much like cocktail sauce). This was particularly frustrating as we had saved our dinner splurge for Rhubarb on our last night of our trip.
I will say that I am not picky about my food and seldom say that I would not try a certain restaurant again.
We will not be returning. There are many other delicious choices in Asheville.
We had an absolutely perfect dinner. Three of us shared “The House Cure,” a delightful board consisting of house-made country pate, smoked fish spread, head cheese, pickled veggies, and some other wonderful goodies to spread on the accompanying house-made crackers. For dinner, two of us had the wild mushroom cassoulet, and one of us added pork meatballs. Another had two appetizer-sized dishes for dinner: the royal red shrimp and the Mongolian barbequed lamb ribs; the latter were so good that we got an extra order for the three of us to share. Even though we thought we could eat no more, we got a special fig dessert to share; it consisted of fig ice cream and fig cake that was delectable.
Our server, Heather, was an absolute pro.
We had a great meal at Rhubarb. We did the Sunday Supper menu —this was delicious and was a lot of food for the value.
Excellent good and service. The capstone was a delicious new gig dessert.
Food was just ok, service was sub-par, ambiance was really good. Won’t go back, felt like it was way overpriced.