About Rumours East
Rumours East is a full-service restaurant and bar under the guise of a cozy 1900’s Victorian house located in the Historic East End Neighborhood of East Nashville. Just a minute walk from Five Points, we are consistently recognized as the best outdoor dinning experience and patio in Nashville. Since opening we have evolved into a pre-prohibition style craft cocktail bar serving seasonal chef inspired cuisine. We are a popular venue for events and large dining parties, our unique backyard and pergola-covered patio has allowed us to become known around the neighborhood as a community-centric gathering spot.
Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
HAPPY HOUR: Tuesday thru Friday 5pm - 7pm
DINNER: Tuesday thru Thursday & Sunday 5pm - 10pm; BAR: 11pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm - 11pm; BAR: 12am
Please confirm your weekend reservations with us so that we can best accommodate all of our guests.
For reservations between 6:15pm and 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday please call us to book your table.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street Parking on 12th Ave
Complimentary Valet Friday & Saturday
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Every Thursday is cigar night. We offer a selection of cigars provided by local tobacconist Smoker's Abbey paired with spirits and cocktails.
6pm - 11pm
Rumours East Ratings and Reviews
I was pleased with everything until I re ...
I was pleased with everything until I received my entree. I chose the risotto dish. Although it tasted great, I paid $18 for a very small serving of all vegetables ("risotto" was actually cauliflower). I left hungry. Very disappointed.
We had a great experience at Rumours Eas ...
We had a great experience at Rumours East. The outdoor patio ambiance was wonderful, and they were playing some really excellent jazz, which is always appreciated. The food was good, but didn't quite floor us. We ate strictly vegetarian, which unfortunately didn't leave a lot of options (but we knew that going into the restaurant). We ordered a very tasty beet and "faux caviar" salad, and then the house-made kimchi fried rice and the cauliflower risotto for our meals. The kimchi fried rice was good, but a little greasy, and not as pungent as we prefer our kimchi to be. The risotta was great, although I wasn't a big fan of the way the cauliflower was diced into small pieces, as it was almost lost in the dish (but that's some serious nit-picking). Overall the food was enjoyable, and both were nice options for the vegetarians in the room. I should also mention they had an extensive wine list, and although we're certainly not connoisseurs, we both loved the wines we ordered. Service was excellent, staff was attentive, and well-informed about the food. I would highly recommend Rumours East.
I used to love Rumors East but it's chan ...
I used to love Rumors East but it's changed. There were very few vegetarian options, the decor was so much less beautiful, and the service, while kind and thoughtful, was stressed to the max. The room was hot, seeming to be cooled only by a box fan on the floor, which meant our waiter was dripping sweat. Overall the experience was such a step down from how I remember Rumors to be.
I won't cease to go to Rumors but it will no longer be a destination spot for me.
Due to the old nature of the house, ther ...
Due to the old nature of the house, there is NO air-conditioning, so although they had one (non-discreet) floor fan going in the room we were eating in, it was extremely warm and our business guest was mopping his brow throughout the entire meal. The food was good, although the waiter was not as trained in the menu and the specials as I would have expected. The menu itself is paper and gave off a semi-finished appearance (i.e it could have been laminated). The rooms could use some new paint. Overall, I think the restaurant is a good meet-up for college kids, brunch and the younger casual crowd, but I would not recommend it for a business meal.
Love the intimacy of the outdoor back pa ...
Love the intimacy of the outdoor back patio, such a quiet hideaway and lovely for dining al fresco. The menu is small so not overwhelming. We started with crab cakes for an appetizer which were more like puffs and not exactly cakes. I really enjoyed the sea bass special. My husband was not as enamored with his scallop dinner. There were three scallops and a side of mixed greens for $26, he definitely was still hungry. We had informed them it was our anniversary and wish there would have been some acknowledgment of our special day, that was a little disappointing. The next day Open Table informed us we hadn't checked in for our reservation so it took some doing to get that straightened out. All of the staff was very professional and helpful and mixed a great martini!
Overall it was an ok experience. The foo ...
Overall it was an ok experience. The food was great however it was really hot at our table near the bar like the air conditioning was not working. Also, when I am paying for a bottle of wine that costs more than the food I absolutely expect the server to pay attention and make sure I don't run out in my glass and to come back and keeping pouring without having to do it myself.
Went for Sunday brunch to celebrate a fr ...
Went for Sunday brunch to celebrate a friend's birthday - it was delicious! Expertly prepared and delivered to our table fast and beautifully. Try the chicken or steak and be sure to get the French toast - mouth watering!
I'm sorry, but this place is located ins ...
I'm sorry, but this place is located inside an old home- but they have not improved the air conditioning in the restaurant. It was so hot, we were miserable trying to eat our dinner. The food was ok, as well as the service, but the ambiance was terrible. I would only go back in the winter time!
Nice atmosphere but only for drinks
Unfortunately, although Rumours has a history of being good, it seems the quality of the food has gone down. Our bruschetta was soggy and too salty with what tasted liked prepared marinara on it. My scallops were also very salty, and as if there weren't enough salt, they even added balsamic vinegar to our peach read pudding with ice cream, which completely drowned out the dish and made it taste extremely tart rather than sweet. The service was also slow - we got there at 6:30 on a Tuesday and even though there were only a couple others other tables, it took over 2 hours.
It was Mother's Day and we had hoped for ...
It was Mother's Day and we had hoped for a lovely evening but from the minute we walked in the door it was anything but. The hostess was confused and seemed overwhelmed even though there was just us and one other party. We did not get the seating we wanted, she didn't even want to seat us in a certain area but did. Our server didn't show up for at least 5-10 minutes, we waited another 5-10 mins just for water. The service was just awful throughout. The food was subpar- I ordered the ribeye, it was sliced, a very small serving and mostly fat- maybe got 5 bites of the steak! The scallops were good, have to mention that, but the serving was appetizer size and expensive.
We went to Rumors because of the ambiance and thought the food would be great too. Nothing about this place was good.
Oh ya....not one person even acknowledged it was Mother's Day.
I do not recommend Rumors.
Food lacked tasted and presentation. Ove ...
Food lacked tasted and presentation. Overpriced, for example, three scallops $28, portobello mushroom entree $19. Service was terrible, bill dropped on the table as the server passed by. Bar staff joked about choice of drink within earshot.
Relaxing, pleasant evening with friends
Our food was excellent as usual. But the outdoor seating had been enlarged since my last visit and it was so nice. Wonderful ambiance. We were early enough to enjoy the happy hour wine, and the red blend was excellent.
Food was unique. Service was horrible.
20 minutes for our table and half the tables were empty and we had a reservation.
30 minutes for drinks and they came at various times.
45 minutes foor food.....
Cancelled dessert after we started pushing 2:30 hours.
Awesome outdoor seating with great food and our server was great. Get the salmon and cheese plate. Take a nap before you go because the waiting will make you tired.
Poor service. Rushed.
We had 8pm reservations. It was supposed to be an important romantic evening for us. Instead, the whole time there we had to hear waiters standing around talking about their tips and take home pay for the night. In the middle of our appetizers we were informed by our waiter that we needed to order our entree immediately as they were closing the kitchen early. As we hesitated the waiter said there was a great place nearby to get a sandwich. It was clear they just wanted to go home early. After this, they got what they wanted as we couldn't wait to get out of there. Will never return.
Service: Felt like we were annoying our ...
Service: Felt like we were annoying our waiter. Not sure if he was having a bad day but he did not like to be asked questions or wait on our table.
Food: Overpriced for the quality. My fiancé's steak came out overdone, pre-cut and drenched in sauce. The charcuterie plate was ok but not something I'd order again.
Overall: Outdoor ambiance was nice but a 'been there done that' experience.
Great port in the storm.
On a very rainy night, we had a delicious dinner at Rumours East. The hostess was friendly and accommodating. We were meeting old friends and wanted a quiet place to visit. Despite the pouring rain outside, the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. We enjoyed after dinner drinks and wonderful conversation with the owner. It was a delightful evening!!
When we initially got sat, we weren't crazy about the location. The hostess noticed our less-than-excitable faces and offered to move us. We ended up outside, which was a day for night change of scenery - beautifully decorated, clean, and stylish. Dinner was amazing and the service was excellent.
Like Visiting a Cousin
Rumours East is a gem! Not only is the food pretty dog gone awesome, but the service is impeccable. I've been there like 4 or 5 times and have never been disappointed at anything. They remember you when you come back & it's like visiting a cousin who can REAAAALLLY COOK.
That pulled pork, collards & cheddar grits is to DIE FOR! One day, I may try something different, but I've not gotten there yet. :)
Expensive Does Not Equal Impressive
I was planning a friends catch up dinner and selected Rumours East because a review I read said that the atmosphere was quiet and none of us had been there before. It wasn't all bad, we were stuck in traffic and called to say we would be late. Charity answered the call and could not have been nicer. We arrived about 15 minutes late and were seated immediately. We were soon greeted by our server who took our drink orders, it was clear that he was disappointed that we didn't order alcohol. When he returned with the drinks we ordered the cheese plate as an app. It was dropped at the table without any explanation of what was on the plate. We managed to eat it all anyway. Now he is back and wants to take our orders. We ordered the scallops, salmon & pork and grits. I was shocked when our meals arrived. The scallop plate had 5 small scallops that were coated with so much pepper you couldn't even tell they were scallops, a smear of something and a small pile of raw greens, the pork and grits were a more substantial although the greens were cooked to death and lacked any brightness, the salmon was ok but nothing special. After we had our food we heard a server at another table explaining the cheese plate and describing the specials. We all looked at each others and said "specials, what specials?". All 3 of us spent almost our whole meal when empty water and tea glasses.
However, after dinner we walked to The Pied Piper for dessert. It was FANTASTIC!
East Nashville has so many great places in the same price range I would likely not visit Rumours again.
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