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
My wife and I went to Rhubarb for lunch. ...
My wife and I went to Rhubarb for lunch. We both had the Trout. It was cooked perfectly. It was served with local root vegatables with a light tasty sauce. The open kitchen was great, the service was a little bit slow but attentive. The environment was understated but classy. Nice bar and nice selection of moderately priced wines. I would definitely go back.
The food was absolutely outstanding. I ...
The food was absolutely outstanding. I love autumnal soups generally but the pumpkin soup was excellent and had a different flavoring from anywhere else. The sunburst trout was cooked perfectly, there were three other entrees I could have ordered from the very creative menu. Wine list had something for every budget and dessert also excellent.
Very hip, cool vibe. The portion sizes ...
Very hip, cool vibe. The portion sizes of appetizers and main course are very generous. We are paleo (not strict when dining out) and loved the protein and vegetable choices. Service was spot on. We didn't sit at the chefs bar but I would recommend, unless you want something more private.
I've dined three times at Rhubarb which ...
I've dined three times at Rhubarb which has a central location at Pack Square and very pleasant ambiance and staff and a bar with a wide variety of scotch and bourbons. However, I have found uneven quality in their preparations and find it extremely overpriced compared to equivalent restaurants including a $20 corkage fee and even an annoying $3 charge for bread and butter. Even with a $50 OpenTable coupon and bringing my own wine, dinner for two with tip approached $100. Over my three meals I noted the following: While the grilled octopus was superb, the lamb ribs are served unimaginably in a Hoisin sauce right from the jar and the Market vegetable plate is more notable for its arrangement than its taste; very bland. The roast chicken is a generous portion but I found mine undercooked and tough and the wreckfish was not only a tiny portion but did not smell fresh and was decidedly rubbery in texture. I think its potential to be superb, but it is falling well short of being the dining destination it ought to be.
Great local fare. Rhubarb is wonderful ...
Great local fare. Rhubarb is wonderful in their commitment to using great locally sourced products. The kitchen really shines here,and it is nice that it open and we can watch the chefs prepare our food. Highly recommended .
The cooking was excellent with a high re ...
The cooking was excellent with a high regional focus. The waitress was excellent throughout the dinner. We joked that, while all four of us are very good cooks that cook outside the box, we were looking up ingredients on the internet. Guess we don't cook Appalachian food. Wine list was good and fairly priced. Will definitely go back but it wasn't one of those restaurant's that you say I have to come back soon.
Great farm to table spot. The Rhu-burge ...
Great farm to table spot. The Rhu-burger is obviously the most popular item on the menu. Have eaten here a couple of times. Enjoyed the rabbit rillette and the country pate appetizers. Have had the Rhu-burger, the trout and the confit duck hash. I am normally a real carnivore but after Thanksgiving I was feeling the need to cut back a bit and had the seared jester squash entree. It was very tasty and quite filling. I sat overlooking the kitchen and while there they brought in a huge wreckfish that I was to be on that day's dinner menu. I think that this is a nice spot with well-prepared food. We will be back.
Food was fantastic. Had lamb ribs and be ...
Food was fantastic. Had lamb ribs and beef belly appetizers. Duck, steak and pork collar dinners. All the sides were delicious as was the pork collar. Service was a bit intermittent and could have been more polished. All said, was a great meal.
This was my first experience. After all ...
This was my first experience. After all of the rave reviews I've read, I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, it was a disappointing experience. Our waitress wasn't very friendly or engaging, and she didn't seem interested in interacting much with our table. We were seated promptly, and the bartender and hostess were both very friendly.
The food was very disappointing. I ordered the local lettuce salad. It was artfully arranged, but it was sopped in dressing, and it was incredibly salty - almost to the point of being inedible. My meal was the steak. It was cooked very well, but it was uninspired. The vegetables it was served with were bland/uninteresting. For dessert, I tried the Chocolate Cake. It was tasty, but the cake was very dry.
The ambiance was nice, but for the price of the food, I expected exceptional quality and exceptional service, neither of which I experienced.
I would not recommend this restaurant to others.
This was our second time at Rhubarb. Ou ...
This was our second time at Rhubarb. Our first experience was a wine dinner with a select menu paired with wines that was wonderful. We decided to enjoy a family birthday celebration at Rhubarb this time. The small plates were ideal for sharing. Our waitress was very attentive and the wine was delicious. Highly recommend. Looking forward to our next visit.
We made reservations the night before fo ...
We made reservations the night before for 7:30 pm on Saturday. We arrived a few minutes before 7:30 pm. We were seated approximately 20 min late. It took a long time for our waiter to even stop by. She did not even ask if we wanted drinks. When she finally arrived, I explained that we were there for cocktails and desert. It then look her another 5 to 10 minutes to even get us a dessert menu. We had to ask to order cocktails. We ordered a Chocolate Benne Flour Angel Cake and a Buck and the Bee. It took considerable time for the deserts to come to the table after they were ordered. The Chocolate Benne Flour Angel Cake was only fair while the Buck and the Bee was a considerable disappointment and a poor chess pie. It was quite bland. Both came with homemade ice cream that were flat and offered very little in terms of taste. Overall due to the poor service and very uninspiring desserts we will not be back.
The market vegetable appetizer was incre ...
The market vegetable appetizer was incredible. The duck was great too. My friend's steak didn't come out right and my chicken was just ok. I would return and have drinks and appetizers for sure, not sure about dinner.
2nd Time Was Not the Charm We couldn't ...
2nd Time Was Not the Charm
We couldn't wait to return to Rhubarb during our annual visit to Asheville. While over all things were fine there were some noticeable differences.
The dining experience last time- was outstanding and placed this restaurant on our must return list and it joined our list one of favorites in the states.
Good food for a well exposed and experience diner is just not good enough today. It has to be outstanding in some way to be memorable and to be above the "good average" dining experience overall.
1-10 scale 10 being outstanding
Local Wreck Fish 7, Duck Confit 8, Pork Collar 6
The flavor of the sauce and surrounding beans a 9.5 . The meat was a 6 as it was tough and although braised not succulent as it should have been.(Last time it was our absolute favorite at 9.5)
Buttermilk & Berry Sorbet 6
Chocolate Cake Ice Cream 9
We were a party of 3. We divided up our meals into 3s in a "tasting" mode. Unfortunately that meant that I did not feel comfortable to turn back my pork meal but I left my portion on my plate to example the disappointment and to report the this to our waiter. The waiter had a conference with the chef of the evening and we were charged in full for the entree which in our book was not the right decision.
We turned back our sorbet and were not charge the $6 .However,
only after repeated questions as to WHY we didn't care for the taste.
While Rhubarb is a decent good dining establishment it has lost its star in our dining sky .
Something has changed and it was the consensus of all of us dining the other night . The thrill was gone and the food reflected just that.
We had reservations and given the option ...
We had reservations and given the option of inside at the chefs viewing area or outside. We chose the chefs viewing area. It was the right choice. Stephanie was our waitress. She was attentive, informative & didn't rush us. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. We enjoyed the oysters and cheese plate. My husband had the pork collar and I had the goat cheese gnudi. Both were amazing. The flavors were unique and paired nicely.
It was fun watching the chefs prep all of the meals. This was a great evening while visiting Asheville. Thanks team @ Rhubarb and Stephanie for making our night great.
Always a great experience at Rhubarb. T ...
Always a great experience at Rhubarb. The place has a friendly buzz, the food is farm to table DELICIOUS, and the service good. You can eat outside and hear buskers, watch people, enjoy the weather or inside for less of the sidewalk noise. Enjoyable from the handcrafted cocktails to the great after dinner coffee. One of our "go to" restaurants in Asheville.
We had a reservation, and were seated pu ...
We had a reservation, and were seated punctually. The waiter was helpful and energetic. The food was excellent. I had 1/2 dozen excellent oysters and a wonderful baked 1/2 chicken dish, and my wife had a wonderful fish soup.
Wonderful dining experience starting wit ...
Wonderful dining experience starting with friendly hostess. Friendly and knowledgeable helped us select great wine. Bavette steak and duck confit were expertly prepared. Enjoyed sitting outside and listening to local music.
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