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The Rumor Mill

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8069 Tiber Alley, Ellicott City, MD 21043 (Main St)
4104610041
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pretty good!

I'd say our experience overall was positive. We got the tempura asparagus (very good), jalapeno poppers (very good, not too spicy but good jalapeno flavor), duck (very good), pork belly (so good!), and unfortunately the crab dumplings - which did not say they were fried on the menu :( They were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Kristen P
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Pasadena, Maryland, United States
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  • Special occasions
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Pasadena, Maryland, United States
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I'd say our experience overall was positive. We got the tempura asparagus (very good), jalapeno poppers (very good, not too spicy but good jalapeno flavor), duck (very good), pork belly (so good!), and unfortunately the crab dumplings - which did not say they were fried on the menu :( They were overcooked and hardly any crab. The good news it... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have eaten here many times. Each time we are never let down. Our server Holly was OUTSTANDING! very attentive and friendly. We had our usal favorites with a couple new plates thrown in. Honey Miso Scallops are to die for. Tuna Tartare was delightful. As always the Blossoms are wonderful cocktail. We will keep returning.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We've been here several times this year and have had an enjoyable meal each time. Tapas menu that can be pricey, but with mid–range items if you are trying to keep the bill down. The Caeser salad, asparagus, and Brussel sprouts are go-to starters while the Kobe sliders, scallops, and salmon are the go-to main plates. There are plenty of... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had considered The Rumor Mill for years, but never got around to visiting until a recent Friday evening. We wish we had been before. We made a reservation via Open Table and were rewarded with a nice table upstairs, away from the madding crowds. Service was prompt and attentive, but not overbearing. Drink selection was vast, but the wine... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I went with 2 good friends for a girls night out. We shared 7 or 8 small plates, plus the chocolate/peanut butter dessert. Every dish had excellent flavor and was elegantly served. We enjoyed everything we tried. Our servers were very friendly and did a great job. I would love to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Lovely tapas bar! We ranked it excellent in lieu of schnazzy because it's fabulous and delightful! And we will definitely be back. Very intrigued by the chalk board behind the bar. ;)

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Don't let the location and laid back interior throw you off. Matt and his team create innovative and delicious small plates to be savored and shared (if you are willing). There are a wide range of choices to suit any palate - all nicely prepared. It's a comfortable, and not pretentious space. Try some of the infused vodkas!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, and want something tasty, there is plenty to choose from at The Rumor Mill in Ellicott City, MD. You can sit at the bar, and eat, or choose to get a table. Either way, you'll have fun reviewing the menu, to try and pick the tapas you are in the... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We did a girls' happy hour here and the service was great, very attentive and they catered to us so we had a great time! This is a cute spot in historic Ellicott City, a bit hidden away but worth a visit!

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Joined friends that had eaten here once before. They had dined at an event that paired Spanish wines with various tapas dishes. They were pleasantly surprised that the wines were white and not the expected reds. We had the regular menu on a Friday night. We shared multiple dishes which were all excellent and enjoyed two bottles of reasonably priced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8069 Tiber Alley, Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (Main St)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: 4104610041

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?