Rhubarb, at the heart of Asheville on Pack Square, is a comfortable place for friends, families and strangers to simply lean in and enjoy the company-a place where food and drink is at its uncomplicated best. Chef John Fleer, a three time James Beard nominee for Best Chef Southeast has created a menu inspired by seasonal, local ingredients and pays homage to the bounty of regional and American cooking. A wood-fired oven and grill complement the rustic creations. Wine selections are entirely ecological and sustainable. The bar pays tribute to the early 20th century cocktail culture.
Sunday Supper, a three-course meal served at the Rhubarb family tables, is served each Sunday at 6:30. The Sunday Supper menu will be different from the regular restaurant menu and will reflect the bounty of the weekend markets presented family style. A local guest farmer will host our weekly convivial community tables. For Sunday Supper Reservations please call at 828-785-1503.
Hours of Operation:
Monday, 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
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
There are 5 parking garages located within close proximity to Rhubarb. Street parking is also available
Private Party Facilities:
Rhubarb is a place where you can simply lean in and enjoy the company. A place where food and drink are at their uncomplicated best - creating personal memories and shared experiences.
Private Party Contact:
Ellie Wigodsky: 8666036751
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Rhubarb Ratings and Reviews
As someone who loves to cook and appreci ...
As someone who loves to cook and appreciates great food, this was my favorite restaurant in the 3 days we visited Asheville. The combination of ingredients in each dish from appetizer to entree to dessert was so complex and worked perfectly. Duck with green sweet garlic, muscadine grapes, blackberry coulis, walnuts, spinach and a sweet potato cake -- delish! And if you love caramel, the caramel rye cake is one of the best desserts I've ever tasted. Who would have thought a burnt cheddar ice cream would taste good? The dish sounded so unique that we had to try it. The crispy apples chips and salted caramel with the cake and then the cheddar ice cream...I will dream of this dessert. We also had the rabbit appetizer. Saw lots of those coming out of the kitchen. Yummy. When we visit again, we will eat here! Service was lovely.
We went for our first wedding anniversar ...
We went for our first wedding anniversary. Our waiter was excellent- very attentive, but not in our face. Started with the Cheese and Meat platters- and let them pick what they gave us. Very good selections! My husband got the Swordfish and I got the Duck. Amazing! Very relaxing, wonderful evening for our first anniversary. They even treated us to a dessert at the end of our meal!
WE had 8 pm reservations and were seated ...
WE had 8 pm reservations and were seated at 8:30pm Not very apologetic and no offers of anything for our long wait. The food was exceptional. The noise level was unpleasant. Despite the quality of the meal I would not return.
Had a great table by the widow, so we co ...
Had a great table by the widow, so we could watch Aheville go by. Wait staff was very attentive on orders and refreshing drinks. We had the trout and it was so fresh and flavorful! Would definitely recommend it. Manager also came around to say hello and make sure everything was perfect.
Excellent for lunch and in the past I ha ...
Excellent for lunch and in the past I have also had dinner which was excellent as well. Right in the middle of Asheville, so a great spot when walking around town. We had a very caring server and completely enjoyed our lunch. We were close to the open kitchen and it was great watching the talented folks in the kitchen. Love the local ingredients and the pickled options!
We enjoyed the food, which provided one ...
We enjoyed the food, which provided one of the more creative brunch menus I've ever seen. Unfortunately some the dishes weren't executed properly (Over easy egg was cooked through and way too much garlic overpowered one of the dishes.) Our server never came over to check on the food and then took over 10 minutes to pick-up the check and never thanked us or said have a nice day.
Very cool spot in Asheville! We loved be ...
Very cool spot in Asheville! We loved being able to sit near the open kitchen and witness all the goodness they were cooking up! Everything is fresh and they note on the menu where they get produce from. There were so many options - meatballs, burrata and duck confit were some of our favorites!
I come here often and have found that it ...
I come here often and have found that it is either very good or very mediocre.
When it is good I feel happy to pay the price, when it is not I feel ripped off.
Along with other problems many of our dishes were over salted.
We ate 1:00 Sunday lunch at Rhubarb on a ...
We ate 1:00 Sunday lunch at Rhubarb on a lovely fall afternoon.
It was fun to watch Asheville's diverse crowd with musicians
Food was amazing. I had sweet potato duck conference...so delicious ; partner's salad too. Best biscuit in this world! Super wine choice!
We were promptly seated and greeted by o ...
We were promptly seated and greeted by our server. The restaurant was far from full- maybe 40-50% full at noon on a Sunday, so it was very quiet. When I had called about a reservation earlier in the week, I was told there were drink specials every day, but upon arrival was informed that there were none on Sundays. The drinks were pretty pricey- $8 for a mimosa, but the food wasn't too outrageous in terms of price. And I must say, the food was delicious. Overall, when I want brunch, I want to stay and relax a while, but with the drink prices and atmosphere, this was not a place where my group felt we could stay and hang out. Worth a quick stop for the unique, delicious food.
We were very excited to eat at Rhubarb a ...
We were very excited to eat at Rhubarb after reading about it in Garden and Gun and hearing that John Fleer was the man to get Blackberry Farms going. Our service was excellent, but my husband's steak was so salty it was almost not edible.. He didn't eat most of it. We should have sent it back to the kitchen but didn't. My meal was just ok. Sad because the atmosphere is top notch. Hope they iron it out - perhaps we caught them on a bad night.
Never disappoints we had a large group 6 ...
Never disappoints we had a large group 6 adults 2 children - we were seated in a perfect alcove with a chalkboard wall for the kids ! The food was amazingly fresh and inventive - our server was attentive and personable - can't wait t go back !
I was so excited to try Rhubarb during o ...
I was so excited to try Rhubarb during our weekend visit to Asheville - however, I was pretty disappointed and didn't understand the hype after leaving. The service was sub-par - felt very rushed during our meal. They never asked if we wanted another drink, etc. The food was good, we had the salad and steak. Nothing that was too different than other places, but it was enjoyable to eat. I think we were there a total of 45 minutes for what we wanted to be a nice, sit-down dinner date. Probably would not return upon our next visit.
Had a girl's weekend in Asheville and ma ...
Had a girl's weekend in Asheville and made reservations at Rhubarb for brunch. The food was very fresh and full of flavor. We loved the decor of the restaurant as well. When we visit Asheville again Rhubarb will be on our must eat places!
Was a bit disappointed with dinner. The ...
Was a bit disappointed with dinner. The lamb ribs were fantastic, but everything else was just okay. The half chicken was under seasoned and not very interesting.
However, we did go back for brunch and felt like the brunch experience was much more consistent and pleasant than dinner.
Food was good & reasonably priced for As ...
Food was good & reasonably priced for Asheville. While our server was very warm, personable, & attentive, the host and another server were quite rude. We had a reservation, and inquired about a table outside -- the host seemed quite put out to be asked for any effort from him at all (only rolling his eyes & not even verbally responding). After we were sat outside, a musician on the sidewalk began playing/singing with an amplifier and it was unbearably loud, so (before we had even seen a server) we (apologetically!) asked to go back inside -- well, at this point we were treated as the most unreasonable guests, ever. My friend was walking in from outside and a server behind her apparently found her to be too slow -- rudely asking her to step aside (an employee! asking a guest to get out of the way!).
Contrast with the previous night, at Curaté -- where every employee we came in contact with was friendly & accommodating. Having a friendly staff is a top-down effort -- as a past server I know that emphasis on this comes from management. If Rhubarb chooses a can't-be-bothered attitude over good service, my next meal in the city will be elsewhere, and I'll recommend the same to traveling friends.
Tough to decide on just a couple restaur ...
Tough to decide on just a couple restaurants while in town for the weekend. Honestly wish we'd gone with a different choice for our nicer more expensive meal. The food was okay, but we left Unsatisfied for what we paid.
The atmosphere and overall experience wa ...
The atmosphere and overall experience was amazing. Sat outside and listened to the local musicians under the lights on the patio. Service was impeccable, and food was delicious, but portions were miniature. No more than 10 mussels in the appetizer, and the duck entree was the size of a chicken wing! Very tasty, just not enough food!
The food is wonderful, if a bit pricey. ...
The food is wonderful, if a bit pricey. We stuck to splitting a few of the appetizers. The serving sizes were great, the food was amazing, and it was a great way to try a variety of foods without spending a lot of money. Good service and the outdoor porch is fun for people watching in Asheville, but it can get noisy out there.
Wonderful .. we are food snobs .. we've ...
Wonderful .. we are food snobs .. we've eaten all over the world for the past 40 years ..
ALL OVER THE WORLD .. this place is a gem .. knowledgeable/friendly staff ..
Local food off the hook .. DON'T MISS THIS PLACE ..
And Asheville .. well it's all true ..
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