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“Decent Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Rumor Mill - CLOSED

The Rumor Mill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main St
Annapolis, Maryland
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Decent Food”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

The food was decent. I expected better considering all the hype I had read. We were with another couple who had the same reaction we did. We shared: Basket of Sweet Potatoes, Fries and Ketchup (varies types of ketchup), Crab Salad, Mushroom Tart, Kobe Slider, and Fish and Chips. Nothing really stood out to us. The prices were a bit high for Tapas but I believe that had a lot to do with location.

I am willing to try this place again though.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank EowynTravels
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English first
Glenwood, Maryland, United States
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“An evening to remember”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

The owners planned and delivered a custom menu for my guests, which included a well thought out sampling of many of the items offered on the regular menu. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We opened with signature cocktails and then a sampling of appetizers from the small plates menu. The riff on onion soup served on spoons was amazingly inventive and gave us just a morsel of bursting flavor. I can't say enough about the friendliness of the staff and the owners. I whole-heartedly recommend because there are menu items to appeal to everyone from confirmed "foodies" to those less adventurous.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Betty A
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baltimore
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not a happy time.”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

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!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank webteach
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best fusion vodka ever”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

I love their drinks and they have the best beef sliders that you can ever have! they have dozens of different vodkas that they infused themselves. It's a tapas place (not spanish tapas). I do suggest they open the kitchen until they close. We went the one night past 9:30 and they were not serving food; we were very disappointed because we really like this but had to go somewhere else to eat.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Nat_is_gone
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Lyme, Connecticut
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198 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Hidden treat”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

The new management, last few years, really made a difference-but the true delight of this charming small place is the imaginative, excellent chef. Small plates of top quality foods prepared with interesting varied ingredients such as "cusabi" sauce-(cukes+wasabi--really good!) and sushi grade salmon and ahi--appetizers to desserts are limited in number but unerringly delicious and never "run of the mill", same old same old we see so many pplaces. Did I mention, prices are pretty reasonable?

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank anneed
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