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Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro

4.6
4.6
1001 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro is a unique dining and bar experience offering an exciting approach to food and drink. Inspired by classic southern dishes and multi-cultural influences, Chef Jay Medford sources from local farms to provide delicious fare. With one of the largest rum selections in NC, Storm has a flavor and style for everyone! We feature creative craft cocktails, pre-prohibition classics, local beers and delectable wines. At Storm, we believe that the most interesting places can inspire creativity, imagination and ideas. Places with an authentic style draw the most intriguing people, stimulate lively conversation and become a backdrop for the unexpected.

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Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Bar Daily 5:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (828) 505-8560

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jay Medford

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Cross street

    Hilliard Ave and Lexington Ave

  • Parking details

    Free Parking in our private lot on Lexington Ave across from our patio, look for the star murals on the walls!

  • Public transit

    6 minute walk from the ART Station. <br /><br />From the ART Station head south on Coxe Ave towards Aston St. <br /><br />Turn left on Aston St.<br /><br />Turn Right onto S Lexington and follow to 125 S Lexington Ave!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Small Plates

  • Smoked Turkey & Apple Mac$5.00

    Parmesan, cheddar, smoked turkey, granny smith apples

    • Watermelon Salad$13.00

      radicchio, pickled apple, roasted beets, squash, angostura vinaigrette, graham cracker, herbed goat cheese

      • Artisanal Cheese Plate$15.00

        chef's choice of 3 cheeses, house accoutrements, grilled baguette

        • Pickled Egg Plate$11.00

          chef's choice of pickled eggs, pickled vegetables and fruit

          • Gochujang Pulled Pork Nachos$16.00

            black beans, oaxaca cheese, house nacho cheese, cured jalapeno, picked corn, tomatillo salsa

            • Glazed Pork Belly Tacos (2)$14.00

              glazed pork belly, spiced beet aioli, pickled apple slaw, feta

              • Sweet Potato Falafel

                kimchi, apple butter, house pita

                Large Plates

                • Bourbon Marinated Flank Steak$35.00

                  smashed fingerlings, house Velveeta broccoli rabe, cornbread, spiced butter

                  • Dorito Fried Catfish$28.00

                    apple butter broth, fried brussels sprouts, pickled strawberry, smashed fingerlings

                    • Cider Braised Chicken & Grits$26.00

                      House Velveeta grits, charred mushroom, root veg, jus

                      • Grilled Pork Loin$26.00

                        collard greens, charred corn on the cob, pickled peach & mustard seed compote

                        • Braised Brisket$28.00

                          ginger- turmeric broth, fried garbanzo beans, roasted mushroom, parsnip chips

                          • Red Beans & Rice$18.00

                            red beans, rice, onion, garlic, tomato, caramelized pineapple, jerk spiced coconut

                            • Meatloaf & Waffle$26.00

                              Jay's meatloaf (spicy pork & beef, cornmeal waffle, fried green tomato, pickled red onion, bread & butter pickles, arugula, cheddar buttermilk gravy

                              • Smash Burger$16.00

                                two smash patties, cheddar cheese, LTO, pickle, fries (veggie patty available)

                                Kids

                                • Burger$5.00

                                  fries & ketchup

                                  • Grilled Cheese$5.00

                                    fries & ketchup

                                    • Cheese Quesadilla$5.00

                                      fries & ketchup

                                      • Macaroni & Cheese$5.00

                                        cup of Storm's mac-n-cheese

                                        Last updated: February 5, 2022

                                        What 1,001 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                        4.6
                                        4.6 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.7Food
                                        • 4.7Service
                                        • 4.5Ambience
                                        • 4.5Value

                                        NoiseModerate

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                                        1. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Western NC

                                          6 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great experience.

                                        2. F

                                          Flotown

                                          Chicago

                                          52 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          52 reviews

                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                                          Good food and an interesting rum/rhum flight experience. Enjoyed the Kung Pao Duck dish. Got an interesting education and tasting regarding rum vs rhum!

                                        3. J

                                          Jaye

                                          Western NC

                                          8 reviews

                                          vip
                                          2.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                          overall2food2service2ambience2

                                          Good drink and deviled eggs but swordfish entree poorly composed and tasteless.

                                        4. MB

                                          MarteeB

                                          Cincinnati

                                          1 review

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 2, 2022

                                          overall3food4service3ambience2

                                          Visited on Monday night because of location and $10 smash burger special. While the place has a cool vibe, it was a little dirty. Tables and menu dingy with finger marks. Service, okay but slow. $12 not $10 on special but that makes sense in today's world. So, we waited a long time on the burger on a night that was not very busy. Server was not particularly interested in whether we were ok with that. BUT I will say this. The smash burger came and WOW. It was all of that. Turned out that it was worth wait. Fries were also very tasty. This place has so much potential. Just needs a through cleaning, more service training and a few updates. The food...perfect.

                                        5. R

                                          Rascal

                                          Western NC

                                          14 reviews

                                          2.0

                                          14 reviews

                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                          overall2food2service4ambience2

                                          This was not a good dinning out experience. We arrived after a concert at 4:30 and noticed the doors were locked. Their web site said they open at 4. We sat in the patio to wait till 5. A hostes came out and said rudely, We open at 5. When we advised her about the web site, she said I am not responsible for the we site, again rudely. Nobody came out to get us at 5, judo ignore us. The waitress was very nice, but did advise us that they did not have the New York strip stead as shown on the menu. Two of us ordered the duck which was awful. I will not be telling anyone to go there.

                                          Storm Rhum Bar and BistroResponded on May 3, 2022

                                          We're so sorry to hear you had a bad experience! We do open at 5, and we're sorry if you viewed a different site but our website and Google both say that we open at 5 pm. We'll be sure to talk to our team members to make sure that no one communicates rudely. I hope that you will give us another chance and that in the future if the dishes are not to your liking, that you will let us know so we can try to fix the issue before you leave unhappy!

                                        6. L

                                          Lisa

                                          Indiana

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Such a great place with unique menu items and atmosphere. Great detail shown in preparation and presentation. Taylor really knows the menu and wine list. I highly recommend.

                                        7. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Western NC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food and service! Couldn’t have asked for more.

                                        8. AE

                                          AdamE

                                          New England

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on April 20, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The food was amazing, the drinks were delightful, and the service was speedy and very helpful when we had questions.

                                        9. CF

                                          CharlieF

                                          Charlotte

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We love this place! Laid back and the food is great! Not to mention the cocktails which are creative and tasty.

                                        10. DD

                                          DebbieD

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          When we walked in we were like oh oh it was different but once you read the story behind the restaurant everything falls in place very very good we will definitely be back

                                        11. SH

                                          SethH

                                          Northern MI

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 14, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Taylor’s recommendations were outstanding. The food and drinks were great!

                                        12. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Denver

                                          5 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent!

                                        13. S

                                          Susan

                                          Western NC

                                          22 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          22 reviews

                                          Dined on April 4, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Love your burgers but everything is delicious!

                                        14. t

                                          tnjavl

                                          New England

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 25, 2022

                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                          We enjoyed our time here, very much. Food was spectacular -- time between ordering and arrival seemed perfect. Our appetizer, the deviled eggs, 4 of them, we each had one, was delicious and again perfectly timed. Our waiter seemed over-eager while also seeming nonchalant and bothered about his job. He was not a problem, just something we noticed. Ambience good; creative meals, nice atmosphere, well worth it!

                                        15. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New England

                                          6 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on March 24, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Justin was awesome! Get a mai tai!!

                                        16. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Charleston

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 22, 2022

                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                          Unique options, but classic food too.

                                        17. PR

                                          PatrickR

                                          Charlotte

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 19, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Simply stated, one of the best meals my wife and I have ever enjoyed. The food was just amazing, whether the comfort classic pork chop or the unique brisket dish. Every single bite was dynamic and delicious. The restaurant itself was bustling, but my wife and I could converse easily at our table. The room is so comfortable, not a hint of pretentious. The service was great, timely, and well-informed and honest. An absolutely fantastic restaurant.

                                        18. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Western NC

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on March 18, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Absolutely amazing me and my wife enjoyed everything thoroughly staff was amazing food was amazing definitely will be coming back soon

                                        19. L

                                          Lavinia

                                          Western NC

                                          28 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          28 reviews

                                          Dined on March 18, 2022

                                          overall4food5service5ambience3

                                          The food and service here was absolutely great. Our waiter was very patient with us, we had a communication snafu with my friends who showed up late, people ordering at all different times, and he handled us very well :-). The place could really use a little TLC though. The seat in our booth was badly torn, the dust and cobwebs hanging from the lights were painfully visible across the room. Maybe they're going for dive bar atmosphere, but I don't think it serves them well. That said, it's a great place to just grab an excellent meal near downtown.

                                        20. MB

                                          MargaretB

                                          Richmond

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 16, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Excellent service and meal! Will definitely go again.

                                        21. DB

                                          DianeB

                                          Western NC

                                          13 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          13 reviews

                                          Dined on March 13, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back!

                                        22. RI

                                          RICHARDD

                                          Western NC

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on March 12, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Interesting varied menu… inspiring dishes of rabbit, alligator and Korean beef…all with sides that compliment the main dish.

                                        23. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Western NC

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on March 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          They have a good Monday evening burger and beer special. It’s always good. Highly recommend.

                                        24. SH

                                          StephenH

                                          Charleston

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 25, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent food in a cool setting. The Country Pork Chop was delicious and the cocktails are great too!

                                        25. C

                                          Chrisc

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 18, 2022

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          Bartender was very knowledgeable and friendly. Table was surprisingly quiet. Waiter was very attentive.

                                        26. CF

                                          ChrisF

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 18, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We had a great dinner here. Wait was minimal and service was excellent. Oh and we really liked the food too!

                                        27. b

                                          bisbob

                                          Western NC

                                          31 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          31 reviews

                                          Dined on February 14, 2022

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          Everything was good, although the Shepherds pie was just barely warm, not hot at all. Also, server presented final check without asking if we wanted dessert. A serious fail.

                                        28. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New Orleans

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on February 14, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          What a great way to spend a Valentine’s Day!

                                        29. CW

                                          ChristinaW

                                          Seattle

                                          8 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on February 12, 2022

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          Overall decent experience. This place appears to more suited for individuals who enjoy late evening outings. Husband and I dine early to avoid crowds (I have social anxiety) but experienced an enjoyable evening nonetheless. Atmosphere was decent, service was attentive and pleasant, and the food was also decent. I love the fact that they had an eclectic selection that is different from standard fare.

                                        30. U

                                          Unhappy

                                          Charlotte

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on February 11, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Our server, Taylor, was wonderful! Very attentive without hovering and well versed in menu items. The food and cocktails were excellent.

                                        31. AB

                                          AaronB

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 4, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          I made reservations here for my wife's birthday and it was a wonderful experience. The waiter was very nice and knowlegable, the food was an amazing culinary journey and we didn't want the night to end! Make your reservation now!

                                        32. MO

                                          MOliv

                                          Charlotte

                                          8 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on January 29, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food and drinks. Flavors are amazing! Went for my birthday and had great service! Would highly recommend. Justin was excellent!

                                        33. f

                                          flutterbyluv

                                          Raleigh

                                          9 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on January 29, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The menu options are unique and tantalizing to the tastebuds. The food is equally as good as the descriptions. I wanted to try everything on the menu. We will surely return again.

                                        34. D

                                          Dbmcd

                                          Western NC

                                          16 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          16 reviews

                                          Dined on January 8, 2022

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          Small plates most interesting from that evening’s menu. Great rhum choices

                                        35. AN

                                          AlexN

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 4, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Had a great time at Storm! Always a go to spot for my husband and I.

                                        36. RI

                                          RICHARDD

                                          Western NC

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on January 3, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Monda burgers and beer are a staple for my wife and myself.

                                        37. E

                                          Eclecticmermaid

                                          Atlanta

                                          12 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          12 reviews

                                          Dined on December 31, 2021

                                          overall3food3service5ambience4

                                          Almost everything on the menu was spicy or things I don’t eat. Wound up with a hamburger that was tough. The French Press coffee & bread were excellent . My husband gave his chili rubbed pork chop as a four. A strange but inventive menu.

                                        38. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on December 31, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We always have a great experience at storm, food, drinks and service are great.

                                        39. K

                                          Katenyc

                                          E. Tennessee

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on December 29, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                          Great experience as always! Food is unique and yummy and the drinks are on point!

                                        40. A

                                          Andy

                                          San Francisco

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on December 28, 2021

                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                          The beet salad and venison shepherd's pie were fantastic!!

                                        Safety precautions

                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                          • Contactless payment available
                                        • Physical distancing

                                          • Limited number of seated diners
                                          • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                          • Extra space between tables
                                        • Protective equipment

                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                          • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                        • Screening

                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                          • Diner temperature check required
                                          • Staff temperature check required

                                        FAQs

                                        You can order delivery directly from Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro using the Order Online button. Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 505-8560.

                                        Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 1001 OpenTable diners.

                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                        Booked 13 times today
                                        Google Map for Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro

                                        125 S Lexington Ave Suite 103 Asheville, NC 28801

                                        Additional information

                                        • Cross street

                                          Hilliard Ave and Lexington Ave

                                        • Neighborhood

                                          Asheville

                                        • Hours of operation

                                          Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Bar Daily 5:00 pm–2:00 am

                                        • Cuisines

                                          American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Dining

                                        • Dress code

                                          Casual Dress

                                        • Parking details

                                          Free Parking in our private lot on Lexington Ave across from our patio, look for the star murals on the walls!

                                        • Public transit

                                          6 minute walk from the ART Station. From the ART Station head south on Coxe Ave towards Aston St. Turn left on Aston St.Turn Right onto S Lexington and follow to 125 S Lexington Ave!

                                        • Payment options

                                          AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Executive chef

                                          Jay Medford

                                        • Additional

                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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