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“Different and Fun Eating Experience”
Review of The Rumor Mill - CLOSED

The Rumor Mill
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main St
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Eight members of our family ended up at the Rumor Mill by accident after having already parked on Main Street in Ellicott City and finding the restaurant closed that we had intended to visit. We spied The Rumor Mill and decided to give it a try. We all found it a new and delightful experience. The restaurant is quite unique in that it does not serve regular entrees, but rather serves tapas type plates that are meant to be shared by a couple or passed around the table. So I would not recommend going if you are looking for a traditional salad and entree. We had fun ordering quite a few different items and sharing most of them. All were quite good. The desserts are all homemade and are really yummy. Our particular waiter was extremely attentive, and we found the atmosphere nice and conducive to chatting with one another between dishes.

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Thank DiBowers
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

It wouldn't post without a star but our real rating is No STARS, we left after our drinks without eating because we were so disgusted by the behavior of the owner. A young couple with a small child came it & were told by the owner that they didn't have high chairs or booster seats. The couple looked pretty dejected as they left. My kids are older but I remember the days when there was a limited window of time for eating out, the Rumor Mill cost that family a lot of valuable time, maybe even their whole night out. But it wasn't the lack of accommodations for children that sent us packing it was the remarks the owner made to a server about not wanting "their kind" and "brats not welcome" as the young family left that caused us to cash out before we ate dinner. He was laughing as he said these things, not sure how chasing away customers is funny. Restaurants are considered the hospitality industry. The owner of the Rumor Mill doesn't seem to realize that he depends on others for the success of his business, his nasty remarks right where everyone could hear him was inexcusable. We'll never be back.

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4  Thank Jen P
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

We stopped in the Rumor Mill for the first time this past summer. We were impressed by the menu, especially the unqiue tuna sliders. Very good! The service was great. The set-up of the entrance and dining rooms is somewhat awkward and choppy, but the good food is the main thing. Try it! We'll go back.

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Thank misterduffy
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

We went for our anniversary, trying a new (to us) restaurant. The food offered is Asian fusion in the form of tapas, so it's great for sharing many small plates. All the food was delicious from the Kobi sliders to the cherry infused duck. The crab dip was exceptional. While the martini was a generous size, we would have liked to have had the glass chilled. Also, we were confused by the lack of hot beverages on a Saturday evening, even though the reason we were given was that the coffee maker was not working.

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1  Thank ThemacMd
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Reviewed April 16, 2011

We really enjoyed ourselves and the staff did an excellent job of showing us attention and keeping us happy. The chef came and introduced himself as well as a brief liquid nitrogen demonstration....very entertaining! All and all the prices were fair for Tapas and drinks. Great time.

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Thank billz1979
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