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
Everything was setup for perfection. We ...
Everything was setup for perfection. We sat at the counter where you could watch the cooks. It was our anniversary. All dishes were cooked to perfection but all three courses were salty. I wasn't going to complain since it was a special dinner. My wife afterwards said the same.
Such a shame since the potential was there.
My 2 friends and I went for dinner there ...
My 2 friends and I went for dinner there and although we enjoyed reading the menu because of how uniquely different the dishes sounded, there wasn't as many "normal" entrees to choose from. I had a mushroom dish that was wonderful but my friend had the chicken dish that was good but over priced. My other friend had the steak entree that she said was tasty but a little chewy and needed more sauce. We are glad we went but probably won't go back.
I would definitely not get the sunday su ...
I would definitely not get the sunday supper again. We had one round of drinks and anburrata app split 4 ways. The meatloaf came out cold. And the tab was $200. Pricey for a meatloaf dinner. If I return, i will definitely order al la carte. Ps the dessert last sunday was so sweet even the sugar lovers couldnt eat it.
The food was extremely good, I had the d ...
The food was extremely good, I had the duck confit which was perfect and my wife had the triggerfish which was perfectly cooked. As an appetizer we had the rabbit rillette which was one of the best we ever had. Our waiter Randy was exceptional and well knowledgeable on the plates the restaurant was offering.
The experience was phenomenal, a modern convivial setting, highly recommended
Cheese plate was a really nice mix with ...
Cheese plate was a really nice mix with help from the waiter. The meatballs were delicious, not dry. The corn fried oysters were surprisingly tasty. We've never had oysters prepared in that fashion and enjoyed them. We also liked the shredded pork. The service was awesome! The only downside is how close the tables are to one another and the Boise level. But that seems to be happening more and more. Overall I would definitely go back!
This restaurant was recommended by frien ...
This restaurant was recommended by friends and it was outstanding. Possibly the best food and service we have experience in the last year or so of fine dining. The food was beyond superb. I had the sheepshead (fish) and my wife had the trout. Both were wonderful. The service was great and the waiter made excellent wine selections for both dishes. For appetizers, we had the roasted veggie platter and it was incredible. The desserts looked great, but the portions are plentiful and with the appetizer, unfortunately no room left for dessert!
The food is very good but it seemed that ...
The food is very good but it seemed that the menu was overly complex in terms of number of ingredients per dish. The descriptions build an image in your mind that didn't necessarily play out in the mail delivered.
Our meals were very good, however the ov ...
Our meals were very good, however the overall experience was marred by slow service. It took 10 minutes to take our drink order, another 15 minutes to receive our cocktails. We were there for over an hour before our entrees arrived. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered, but then we had another long wait for the check. I couldn't figure out whether the small open kitchen was unable to keep pace with the number of diners, or if our server was overwhelmed, or a combination of the two.
Cool atmosphere, great locatrion!! Food ...
Cool atmosphere, great locatrion!! Food was awesome....Entrées were a good value but the salad we had as an appetizer was expensive and a very small portion. Ordered a bottle of wine that we did not finish but were allowed to cork it and take it with us. The entrée list was a little small. overall a nice experience!!
We sat outside on the patio and the only drawback was the street people tended to hang out pretty close to where we were seated.
When we finally located the restaurant w ...
When we finally located the restaurant we were graciously met and being 20 minutes late were seated at bar. 2 appetizers were sent out and enjoyed till table available. Food was very unique and we tried 12 of the small plates!! Was a great night for my date and myself the highlight of our week off traveling in Tennessee and North Carolina.
We would definitely recommend this to our peers and hope to return when next in Asheville.
We really enjoyed the food we ate except ...
We really enjoyed the food we ate except we could have done without the pickled onions and blackberries in our salad. They would have been much more tasty without the pickling. The sweet potato dessert was wonderful. My brother recommended this restaurant because the owner is a former chef of Blackberry Farm. We could see the influence in the foods offered and it was very good. Our waitress, from Ecuador, was delightful!! Very good value and quality. We would rank this, and one other (next door) as the two best restaurants in Asheville!
The food at Rhubarb is excellent. The Oc ...
The food at Rhubarb is excellent. The Octopus a la Plancha was the best octopus my girlfriend and I have ever had. The Mongolian Lamb Ribs where also delicious (sauce was a tad sweet but overall still great) and the collard green kimchi with it was solid. The Duck Confit was cooked perfectly (crispy skin and tender meat) and all of the accouterments went really well with it. The Goat Cheese Burrata was good but not great, I felt like the texture was very nice but it seriously needed some salt. Perhaps this is just me, but it was a little too mild.
The food came out at a good pace, the wait wasn't too long despite it being fairly busy but not packed. The service was really good, not overbearing but we were definitely taken care of. The ambiance was perfect. We sat outside and it was a little chilly but they had heat lamps which made it perfect. There was also a very talented classical guitarist which really took the ambiance from great to perfect. The beer selection was good (we aren't wine drinkers) and the beer prices were reasonable for an upscale place.
Now the negative. Between my girlfriend and I we split, the Octopus a la Plancha, The Mongolian Lamb Ribs, the Goat Cheese Burrata, and the Duck Confit entree. She had one beer and I had two. Our meal was $86 ($104 with tip) and we were both still a little hungry. The Octopus plate was very small but delicious so I can't really complain too much there. The Buratta was a decent size and the Lamb was a little small (could have given a bit more of the collard kim chi) but overall not too bad. The Duck however was $28 for a leg and thigh (average size), a sweet potato cake, and some nuts and fruit. It was disappointingly small. Perhaps this is me just sounding like a typical American, but I feel like for us to both have been satisfied we would have had to get another $25-$30 entree on top of three small plates. That being said we still really enjoyed it and would probably return next time we are in Asheville.
Our group of 6 all agreed our lunch choi ...
Our group of 6 all agreed our lunch choices were excellent. The two girls who had the burgers said their burger was the best they ever had. My squash entree was excellent. And our service even with a shift change was perfect.
We were given a gift certificate for Rhu ...
We were given a gift certificate for Rhubarb. While we had a chance to review the menu prior to our visit, there didn't seem to be much that we were interested in eating. However, we had $100 gift certificate and didn't want to let it go to waste since we were just visiting the area. The menu was not our cup of tea but based on the crowd it was for many. However, we had to ask our waitress to explain almost everything on the menu. She was great explaining everything we ask her to tell us. The menu was Greek to us. We ordered what we felt comfortable eating to ensure we weren't going have an immediate gastric reaction to what we ate. The food was tasty but the items we ordered were ones that we were familiar but the taste was obviously different. We ate just parts of our order - those parts we were familiar. I would recommend Rhubarb to those who like organic, are familiar with the menu and enjoy eating the food items prepared and served. Excellent experience - but not a restaurant that I will ever go to again.
The food was very good and the service a ...
The food was very good and the service at the bar was wonderful. Our server at the table didn't seem that into waiting on us. It took her a while like 10 minutes to make her way over and then another 10 to get back over for us to place an order.
Excellent. We were visiting Asheville an ...
Excellent. We were visiting Asheville and wanted a killer meal...this did not let us down. I am always leery of a place I have never been to, or have no personal recommendations from, despite good reviews. So often restaurants have the right idea, and everything sounds/looks great, and then it ends up being decent yet unimpressive. This, however, was not the case; all three of us dining were thoroughly impressed with all aspects of our meal, but it was the food that really stood out. I would go again in a heartbeat.
We enjoyed Rhubarb very much. Reasonab ...
We enjoyed Rhubarb very much. Reasonable and enjoyable wines. Very nice service. Delicious food. I ordered a whole trout and the waiter filleted it for me at the table. My husband had snapper which he found delicious also.
If ever close to Asheville, Rhubarb is a ...
If ever close to Asheville, Rhubarb is a must visit. You will not be disappointed. Rhubarb takes you a bit off the menu that you might be accustomed to and lets your taste buds enjoy a new experience. Anything you try at Rhubarb will be enjoyable and memorable. Chef John Fleer is truly one of America's great chefs.
Food was locally sourced, creatively pre ...
Food was locally sourced, creatively prepared and delicious. Service was friendly, helpful and attentive. We sat outside and enjoyed the music of the talented street buskers but had no problem carrying on our own conversations in spite of sidewalk and street traffic. I'd gladly go again.
Amazing heritage pork meatballs, buttern ...
Amazing heritage pork meatballs, butternut squash soup, wook oven buckwheat flatbread and Berkshire pork belly. However the one dish that was so over the top outstanding in every way was the Goat Cheese Burrata. It was simply beyond words. Bravo/a to all at Rhubard -- you once again amazed me. Cheers!
This was a great restaurant overall and ...
This was a great restaurant overall and the food was delicious. Unfortunately our waitress seemed a little impatient as if all she wanted was to leave for the night and made some condescending remarks that left our overall impression of this restaurant a little less enthusiatic than when we came in.
The restaurant in right in the middle of ...
The restaurant in right in the middle of the square. We sat outdoors just to get a feel for what downtown Asheville was like. We were entertained by a very good street guitarist and a mixed crowd of locals and tourists. The service was first rate. The menu was a bit eclectic and might not immediately read like a steak and potatoes restaurant and scared away many dinners. Sitting outside near the posted menu we saw numerous folks walk away due to the way they interpreted the menu.. Ask plenty of questions because the reward is an over the top meal that you should not miss.
This was a return visit. I was wowed my ...
This was a return visit. I was wowed my first visit, and less so on this return trip. My husband got the beef dish, albeit a know tougher cut, and it certainly was chewy. So a disappointment here. I am not inclined to return, unless,perhaps for the excellent burrito cheese and wood fired toast appetizer. This visit, I had a better dinner at Market Place.
My husband and I went for our 31st weddi ...
My husband and I went for our 31st wedding anniversary ! The menu was creative and inspired. The wait staff were incredible. Attentive but not in your face...just perfection all around. We were seated inside but by a window so we could look out. My husband got the trout and I got the snapper both excellent dishes. For dessert he had chocolate cake and I had the yammies it had so many bursts of flavor, I can't begin to explain. We got there early it gets crowded and loud but in a good way! Next time I want to try the Sunday night supper and I can't wait! Bon appetite !
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