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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.
Asheville, NC 28801
American, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Daily Hours: Monday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30AM- 9:30PM
Tuesday - Closed
Friday 11:30 AM-10:30 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM Dinner
Biltmore Ave and Patton Ave
$30 and under
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private Party Contact:
Ellie Wigodsky: (866) 603-6751
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Rhubarb Ratings and Reviews
Made our rez without realizing it was Sunday Supper night! We were offered the SS menu, even though we were not at the community table, and jumped at it. Chefs Choice meal of the freshest local ingredients: 4 appetizers, 5 mains and dessert. All served family style and the portions are entirely appropriate so you can enjoy it all. Kelsey, our server, was wonderful. She saw that we wanted to enjoy our meal more slowly and jumped in to make it happen. We were seated outside and lucky enough to have some of the best buskers in Asheville performing during our meal. (Abby the Spoon Lady and Chris Rodrigues - YouTube them for a treat.)
Fabulous evening and Rhubarb will be a must do when in Asheville.
Wonderful evening from entry to exit. Food was delicious, perfectly cooked and locally sourced. Service was excellent. It is obvious the people at Rhubarb are serious about their food, why they do it the way they do it, and they take time to share this with their customer family. Very well done.
My husband and I shared three items. On the cure plate, the best item was the country pate with pickled radish slices. The salads/dips were OK. The pork belly was good - especially the glaze but 90% of it was fat. Mind you, very nice fat but I only expect that much fat if I'm ordering marrow. The duck confit was very good - especially with the glaze that was on the pork belly. It didn't have enough of it's own sauce to complement it. Maybe we were a little jaded after spending a week in New Orleans eating stellar food. Rhubarb is decidedly second tier for foodies, nothing to compare to August, GW Fins, Revolution or Antoine's. Coming from Blackberry Farm, I guess I expected a little better from this chef. The service, however, was superb.
We ate at Rhubarb this past Saturday night. Excellent creative menu, we all enjoyed our meals and cocktails. Cool atmosphere, it became a little louder around 9 pm( our reservation was at 7).
Our only negative comment was regarding the wait staff. Our server, Michelle, was kind but spoke very fast ( this coming from a fast talker) and seemed rushed . The menu is complex with some culinary foods that need some description. When we inquired about something she rushed through her answer and then asked if we needed more time. We all felt we were bothering her by asking questions. This is frustrating when you are out for a nice meal. As a mom of 2 young kids, we don’t get this opportunity often. Our bill for 4 adults between some apps/cocktails/wine/entrees and desert was over 300.00. This should warrant excellent table service.
The food was good. Everyone was hustling but it took a long time to get the food, and one person had to wait a good five minutes for the waitress to come filet his fish which obviously lets it cool. Granted she was busy, but seems like they should have someone else available to do it if needed.
The food was okay, but not anything that sets it apart from any other modern southern restaurant that we have eaten at. We had high hopes for one dish in particular, a wood roasted chicken of the woods, which was an unfortunate flop. The mushroom had no flavor, and could have been executed so much better. Vegetarian food can taste just as good, if you know how to prepare it properly.
We might have stayed to order more food, but we left a little hungry due to the fact that we sat in a windowed alcove where the temperature was an uncomfortable 76 degrees. We made this situation known to our server, who tried to remedy the situation (she was great, and did everything she could). It was such an uncomfortable dining experience.
The quality of the food was amazing, some of the best cooking I have ever had. The farm to table emphasis on freshness and quality leads to dishes that are so flavorful and the chef is very good. We went at lunch time and the prices were quite reasonable particularly considering the quality of the food. The atmosphere was casual and pleasant. We will be back.
Terrible experience, do not recommend. It took us almost two hours to get our entrees, which were small and, in the case of the trout, not very interesting or good. The waiter was competent but overwhelmed, and I had to go find the manager before we got our food. Server comped our dessert after I got sassy. Dessert was another miss - the brownie was average and the panna cotta tasted like fussy fig newton. We left hungry after a long evening in a very loud restaurant. On our way out, the server apologized and then shrugged, stating "what are you going to do, its a Friday night in October!" Be warned - this level of service is apparently not unusual.
Just rather disappointed on all levels, actually. (And then it may not have helped that there was a group of homeless men RIGHT outside the fencing of the restaurant. One got rather excited and began kicking the fencing. A bit distracting to say the least.) The server brought a couple of tastes of wine--one sample was actually bad. He didn't seem too terribly happy to be there, and sadly that transmitted to his enthusiasm in serving us. The beet salad was okay; it seemed as if the beets might be a bit old. The fish that my daughter and I shared was very good though. Just wasn't really bowled over at all.
Had an 8:00 reservation-got to the bar at 7:00 and checked in with the hostess. Checked with the her again at 8:00, 8:15 and 8:30 about our table. Finally seated outdoors because our indoor table was still not available--we'd had the reservation for 3 weeks. Think we were forgotten at the bar and our table was give to someone else! They should be able to do better!
Overall the meal was very good, but we had a few small issues. First, although our reservations were for 7:30, we weren't seated until 8. I'm okay with waiting for a few minutes, but this really seems like poor management by the restaurant. Second, I had called ahead of time to try and order a dessert- we were celebrating both a birthday and an upcoming wedding. The restaurant assured me they would make a note and take care of it. Great, except they didn't. We even mentioned the special occasions to our server directly after being seated. So overall a good experience, but a few service missteps that were a little disappointing.
This is my second time at Rhubarb. Lamb appetizer was wonderful. The entrees were delicious.
I suggest skipping the desserts. The chef is making complicated desserts that are tasteless. We ordered a variety of desserts for the table and not one person was delighted.
overall friendly environment with happy waitstaff and always engaging owner. chicken with vegetables was delicious and pork collar was tasty though a small portion - think about ways to fill the plate a bit more while retaining the display. chard wasn't quite cleaned and too al dente. Trigger fish was good too but, again, too small a portion for the price. table salad for 4 was inadequate in volume and taste for $27. the Hogue Cabernet Savignon was nice for the pallet but at $72/bottle it was pricey. Overall, though, we'd go back because we always expect something good and better from Chef and Owner John Fleer!
I have eaten at Rhubarb several times - the food is good, the service is spotty - sometimes great, sometimes not so great. But one constant is a badly managed bar.
This visit was a birthday party with family coming to Asheville from San Diego to Brooklyn and in between. So it was embarrassing that we had a very grumpy server and a very slow bar - our appetizers came before our drinks and our drinks were not complicated. Really not acceptable.
We had to ask for the birthday platter - and then it looked like someone threw a bunch of leftover bits of dessert on a board with a very small sad candle -
Rhubarb should do better and now I'm not sure that I will return.
Our experience was disappointing. Our dinner reservation was early (6:15) to allow us time to get to an event afterward. They seemed behind from the get-go, which isn't what you expect that early on a Friday.
10 minutes for someone to take first drink order. Almost as long to receive first drink order.
Appetizers were better than main dishes. Server was inattentive at best and appeared to spend more time helping at the kitchen counter than helping guests. He was even impossible to flag as he made he way through to deliver food to other tables. We eventually had to go to the bar to get our own drinks because he was gone so long. When he finally came back and saw that we had drinks, he was clearly confused but didn't ask how we got them or offer any apology - he just looked annoyed. Didn't come back at all once food was served. Bizarre.
There are so many great restaurants in Asheville that we'll take this one off the list.
Vacationing in Asheville. Rhubarb was a suggestion by staff at the B&B where we were staying. We were impressed with uniqueness of the menu. Our entree was very tasty with a number of warm and cold sides. Our server was attentive and made a great wine selection for us. Would definitely come back.
We really enjoyed a late evening dinner last Friday night! The weather was perfect so we opted for outdoor seating where we could enjoy the fun Asheville street performers. We also decided to share a long table with another couple whom we did not know and had fun conversation (as well as benefitting from their dining experience). In order to try the most items from the very interesting menu, we opted for a series of small plates and were not disappointed by any of them! Very friendly and knowledgable servers. We will definitely recommend Rhubarb to friends!
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