not your average restaurant in a good way!.
i have spent a lot of time at rumours 12th over the past 5 years. i've seen it grow and become what it is now. its small and intimate,which makes you feel like you're the only one in town that knows about this hidden gem on 12th ave south. the patio is a great place for people watching in the summer. ( and the $5 wines for happy hour dont hurt either)
the food is fresh and the menu changes daily. which is good if you like surprises.(i do.) they also have a menu with its regular menu options: cheese plates,appetizers and small plates. i love this place and i can't believe all these bad reviews on here. there is no other place in town like it-not even rumours east. they are original and truly one of a kind. i will be back.
GREAT place to dine and hang with friends. One of my absolute "go to" places in Nashville. Makes me think of wine bars in Europe. Small portions(cheese plates, hummus, salads etc) or large portions (anything from crab cakes, fish, scallops, mussels...you name it) for food options and everything I have had there is fantastic. The wine list is always a hit with versatile lovely tasting wines. The servers and owners really know their stuff and you can tell they are handpicked for knowledge. They are always ready and willing to make a suggestion and have not failed yet! This is a must visit for fun and great atmosphere with great wine and food to boot!
Rumours - Great Neighborhood Wine Bar. Rumours is a great for a date night or girls night. There is a large patio - great for warm weather - and a large wine list. The wine can get expensive but there are some good, reasonably priced choices specials - ask your server. The menu options are limited but delicious. The servers are very friendly and attentive. Rumours is my "go-to" restaurant.
Rumours: Good Wine but server/manager was unprofessional. I "booked" the backroom for a party and was told it would be no problem. Upon arrival, we found that another group had been given the room so we shared it! There was literally no room to turn around. The wine was fine and the chocolate torte was a hit, but despite agreeing to break up the bills at the end of the night we received ONE HUGE BILL with NOTHING ITEMIZED!! I should have insisted that if they couldn't itemize something, we wouldn't pay for it! Furthermore, she (the manager/hostess) included gratuity but then had places asking for additional "maitre d" tip, etc. Maybe its a sign of the timeis, but I am getting sick and tired of second rate (or worse) service expecting to be rewarded. I can say that the group was likely the highest earning 20+ group of people they can expect to not see back soon.
Great cheese plate, not a great place for happy hour..
I went to Rumours for the first time recently to meet a friend for happy hour on a beautiful day. There were available seats but they are not at all comfortable and our table was wobbly, a problem when glasses of wine were on the table. The table/chair setup wasn't very complementary and I ended up banging my knee on the metal twice and getting little bruises.
I was surprised that there was no happy hour promotion or special and I would never go back at that time, because to get the most basic wine for $8 a glass at happy hour isn't a great deal.
I did love the cheese plate- four cheeses with bread and crackers and other things. And the wine was good, but I prefer true stemware but they use stemless.
It was overall a good place with good service but overpriced for happy hour and they need to improve the patio seating.
Not for anyone even ~slightly~ money conscious. I love the idea of a great local restaurant where you can enjoy a light dinner and a glass of delicious wine. Rumours is very cozy, in a fabulous location, and offers wonderful food if you are able to spend some cash. This review is based on two glasses of wine and the pizza special. I was pleased with the wine, but try to find a worse $13 six-inch pizza in town! Rumours' pizza is terrible. How can you mess up pizza and charge that much for it?
A+ Dining Experience.
I just had dinner tonight at Rumours on 12th and wanted you to know how truly wonderful it was. Mary Anne Husley is a friend of mine and house sits for my mom and we went in to see her and have dinner. Her trout was divine!
I am sorry I missed you but just wanted you to know what a lovely evening we had. Our waiter and the bartender were so charming.
I hope you are well and enjoying the holiday season.
I miss seeing you.
Must try cheese plate! Great wine! friendly staff!!.
We truly enjoyed our visit to rumors wine bar. It's a great place to start the night (close to several other area bars), or a great place to spend an evening on the patio sipping wine with friends.
the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable! The food is fabulous! great great great local hang out.
A Refreshing Experience.
My experiences at the Rumors Wine bar locations have been two of the best in Nashville. The owners make sure that each customer has a unique and exhilarating experience. They have hand picked each staff member with precision. They know their stuff!!
My first visit was to the 12 south location. The food was wonderful, wine?exquisite, atmosphere?cozy, and pricing?moderate. I had great service and overall a wonderful time. Then, once I learned of the grand opening of the new east Nashville location, I decided I MUST check it out. I have to say, I was even more impressed. The location is larger and has a much more grandiose air about it. The color scheme is unbeatable and the tables?unique and impressive. Once again, the food was delicious, great wine selection and different from the 12 south location. My husband and I stayed for hours, enjoying each other's company and chatting with the staff. As I am a newcomer to the world of wine, I was able to try a variety of flavors at the recommendation of our waitress. The bartender was prompt, as well as the kitchen. I will be leaving Nashville soon and Rumors will be greatly missed!
Fabulous Atmosphere and Great Food!. This place is very hip and trendy, but still comfortable. The wine list is extensive and the 12th Ave location has some great beer choices as well. The food is always great, and there are always specials that give new choices! Art is everywhere, and the patio makes it a wonderful spot when the weather turns nice. I usually run into someone I know there, and generally meet interesting people there as well!
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