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, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Rhubarb Ratings and Reviews
Went for brunch, good but expected a lit ...
Went for brunch, good but expected a little more. Entree came with bacon that had been cooked earlier in the day and had sat until it was hard and mealy. Not good. They did cook a fresh order for me, but had to explain it to the waitress who didn't seem to understand no kept questioning me. Other than that service was good.
What an experience! We started with coc ...
What an experience! We started with cocktails at the bar-- Spencer really knows his stuff. He was able to make something up based on what sounded good to me,and he makes a mean negroni, too. On to our meal-- we were seated near the kitchen, and watching the action add to our experience. We sampled a number of small plates; the Lyonnaise salad goes down as one of the best things I've ever eaten. The grilled peaches with Benton ham were also extraordinary. Everything else was fantastic, as well, all the way through coffee and dessert. We will make this a must-stop any time we are in Asheville.
We had heard about this restaurant & the ...
We had heard about this restaurant & the chef, so on hubby's birthday, we drove 3.5 hrs to try it. Our server was fabulous and the food, overall, was great, but one dish was a bit too salty; ok, was notably oversalted-tasting (& we both don't mind salt!). I thought they'd resolve the issue in some manner, but it didn't happen. We tried several different appetizers to get a flavor of the menu. We would definitely recommend this gem of a restaurant.
Exceptional dining experience. Amazing c ...
Exceptional dining experience. Amazing choices on the menu. The pork collar was to die for. Mussels were very good. Wine choices were diverse. Great location. I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in haute cuisine.
Although recommended by a local, it was ...
Although recommended by a local, it was definitely not a place that I will revisit on my return trips to Asheville. Perhaps this restaurant is what the people of Asheville can afford and enjoy and I wish them well.
To start with, when seated I could not read the menu because of the dim lighting in the dining room and the noise level was so high (at 6:30 PM on a Monday) I could not hear my partner across the table. We asked for and were fortunate enough to get an outside table...otherwise we would have left at that time. Although hot and humid outside, at least were could share a nice conversation and were able to listen to a street vendor who played classical music on his guitar. Several others were also enjoying this added feature of the area. His classical pieces were a far cry from what we had just experienced inside the dinning room.
There appeared to be one waiter for the outside area and we had to get his attention if we needed anything. The food was good however the portions were too small for the price. The duck confit was very good but a few more bites would have made it more enjoyable. I had not planned to spend over $130.00 for two entries and 3 glasses of wine in Asheville NC while on vacation.
I am sure there must be other restaurants in Asheville that I can discover on my next visit and I will need to make more inquiries before calling for reservations. As mentioned above, Perhaps this restaurant is what the people of Asheville can afford and enjoy and I wish them well.
The food was excellent! Very creative, ...
The food was excellent! Very creative, with flavor combinations I haven't seen before. Our only negative here was the experience on the patio in the evening. There was a group of homeless individuals who were loud and obnoxious to those passing by. Even harassing a few of them.
We ate outside and enjoyed teh street mu ...
We ate outside and enjoyed teh street musicians playing. The meal was great. My wife is a vegan and the chef accommodated her requests, creating a wonderful entree. I had the duck confit which was delicious. The wine by the glass options were lovely.
We will return.
Came to Rhubarb with a group of girlfrie ...
Came to Rhubarb with a group of girlfriends from college, loved the atmosphere. Be prepared for noise on a Saturday night, my order was wrong but they fixed it pretty quickly although I think they could have been more apologetic about the mistake. Menu was creative and tasty, would go back.
Poor value for the food you get for your ...
Poor value for the food you get for your money. Waitress got my dessert order wrong and forgot my after-dinner drink. However, I didn't tell her. Fish was over cooked and salty. Desserts were not very good. Salad, however, was great, and servers were friendly on the positive side.
We split an entree in order to fully enj ...
We split an entree in order to fully enjoy appetizers and dessert.
The skirt steak was wonderful. Also enjoyed fried oysters and a fresh mozzarella cheese appetizer and dessert was zucchini cake.
Beautiful presentation on all dishes.
Right on Pack Square, I sat outside and ...
Right on Pack Square, I sat outside and was graced by the perennial Asheville buskers show just outside the dining area. It's a wonderful collision of all that makes Asheville what it is. I had the whole roasted local trout which was amazing. The street musician was playing an acoustic guitar and gave an outstanding performance of Bohemian Rhapsody. Sit inside for an upscale refined dining experience, or outside, for the same wonderful food and service, and a chance to be up close and personal with the bohemian scene on Pack Square.
We enjoyed the duck confite hash and the ...
We enjoyed the duck confite hash and the rabbit rillette. The selection of local cheeses was nice. When sitting outside be aware that there are public benches in front of the restaurant that attract young travelers.
Yum, yum and yum! Went on busy 4th of J ...
Yum, yum and yum! Went on busy 4th of July evening and the AC was out, and I still wouldn't have traded it for the world! Food was outstanding and unique, and the atmosphere was fun. Even our wait time at the bar playing Connect Four had a whimsical feel to it. Thanks for a wonderful evening!
I think this is probably an excellent re ...
I think this is probably an excellent restaurant, but we happened to go at a time when their air conditioning was not working.
The hostess apologized for the temperature when she seated us and explained the a/c problem.
We were seated in a little area that had no air flow, so during the one of the hottest days in Asheville, we were in what I think was the hottest area of the restaurant.
The restaurant was full or we would have asked to be moved.
As for the food and service, they were both excellent. My wife had the pork tenderloin and I had the half chicken. Both were outstanding.
On another night, I probably would have given all 5's to Rhubarb.
We love Rhubarb better than the ratings ...
We love Rhubarb better than the ratings here, our recent visit was marred by the AC being out on a hot summer day, 4th of July. The staff did what they could with fans and were constantly apologetic, and the service did not suffer though the servers likely did. Chalk this off to a bad day, this place is great for their unique treats and great people.
Solid dinner pick for foodies. Rustic at ...
Solid dinner pick for foodies. Rustic atmosphere. Open kitchen. Has sidewalk dining. Small plates to share or you can do entree. Nice selection & most with innovation. The A/C was broken so we didn't want to hang around after the meal. Tasty lamb ribs and generous mussels bowl had a superb broth, but not served with enough bread.
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