Hard to rate this place. We are frequent diners in many Ellicott City and Catonsville restaurants. Several people had recommended the Rumor Mill, so we finally tried it. Very excited by the online menu- we hoped it would be good. We planned this as a date night- 60 years old but taking care of elderly mom so this time out was as important to us as if we had babies at home!
Bottom line- wonderful food!! We were so thrilled to find a new place for us to enjoy top of the line small plates. UNFORTUNATELY, we ordered a sparkling rosé from the special summer menu. Looked great- tasted great. Never dreamed that there were TWO on the wine list and when the check came, this one was $42 instead of the $30 one we thought we ordered. Disturbing BUT not at all as disturbing as the appearance of someone who challenged us "to split the difference "and acted as if we were trying to pull a fast one. The wine had never been shown to us, sat in a wine bucket away from the table, and when we did finally see the label we thought maybe WE were being ripped off. Horrible attitude toward us- ruined our whole experience there. Needless to say we will never return nor will we recommend to anyone. Sad to have this all happen over a wine that retails at $15!!! Even sadder that the man who soured our experience turns out to be the owner!!! Bad business practice- we'll stick to Regions in C-ville!
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