Rumi was a great find! Good
Rumi was a great find! Good food, atmosphere and service! I enjoyed the sole and while i usually avoid sole--this one was very flavorful and enjoyable. Try Rumi, you will enjoy it!
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice staff, excellent food.
Nice staff, excellent food. I highly recommend the bread pudding.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been to Rumi's three
I have been to Rumi's three times. The dishes have consistently been cooked nicely, including fish to perfection. The staff is friendly. The dishes have hints of exotic flavors that are not overdone. A good place for dinner if you have time--you are not likely to get quickly in and out during the peak.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very long wait (30 min) for
Very long wait (30 min) for entrees. Uneven quality of food (excellent lamb; mediocre gnocchi). High price for what we received.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
My first time there this week.
My first time there this week. I highly recommend this restaurant. Great menu and wine list.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a great place to
This was a great place to take my great aunt and uncle for dinner.
The food is great and the service is attentive and sensitive.
My wife and I have dined there before, and I am happy to return.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I booked this restaurant for a dinner with some business colleagues, one of whom is a vegetarian and I am a pescatarian. The clean, airy and casual decor was great, as was the service and food. I would go back.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was outstanding - we went for a family birthday celebration and the menu had options for everyone.
Short ribs was a hit and the pasta was excellent.
The service was good - could of had a bit more attention from the waiter.
Overall, an excellent spot!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is always good and
The food is always good and the service is top notch. It's a very nice, intimate restaurant. We have been here several times and have never been disappointed.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved everything about the Restaurant. My son took me there for Mother's day and it was delightful. Can't wait to go back.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining at Rumi was very pleasant.
Dining at Rumi was very pleasant. Even though it was Mother's Day and quite a challenge for reservations, Rumi was available and we were quickly seated. They had changed the menu and added many delicious entrees new to us. The service was excellent as well as our meals.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite low key place
Rumi is by far my favorite low key place in the Bay Area. Great food, good wines, good prices , easy parking. I highly recommend this for everybody.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there once; the food
Went there once; the food was good but not outstanding. I had a great appetizer though consisting of a large amount of smoked salmon with fried polenta squares and a nice topping-it was such a generous amount it was a whole meal. My entree was a free range chicken dish and although good it was very plain and lacked some interesting spice or sauce to finish it off. The broccoli rabe that accompanied it was too al dente. Very nice ambience and had window seating. They also have a few tables outside. The wait staff was moderately attentive but pleasant. My firend had the lamb shank, which she said was great-it looked like it was in a lovely rich sauce.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
Rumi's has consistently been a great neighborhood restaurant to patronize. The service is always great and friendly staff greet you. Food is great too! They have a good off the beaten path wine list.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been here many times
We've been here many times and the food & service is always excellent!!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm, friendly service and
Warm, friendly service and excellent food. Pleasant surprise that I will visit again soon.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neighborhood Gem in San Carlos
Great food, friendly service in a nice neighborhood location in San Carlos. The lamb shank was fall-off the bone tender and amazingly flavorful, and gnocchi with sausage and olives was delicious as well. Will definitely return!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was a little concerned going in. It was a Saturday night and it wasn't full at 7:00. However, the food was absolutely amazing. Scallops were divine. Squash soup was excellent. Great wine. My friends also enjoyed their meals and all said we have to come back!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Apprecitated the attentive staff and owner. Also appreciated that the menu was not expansive, but limited in scope to the specialties of the restaurant and the seasonal fare. Great taste, preparation and presentation. A satisfying dining experience-
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are so fortunate to have Rumi's
The staff keeps a low profile, yet they are attentive. It's about the food and presentation. Menu makes use of seasonal fresh items. Rumi's website is one of the best out there for a restaurant. Check it out. You will appreciate Rumi's even more. I strongly recommend an OpenTable reservation for Rumi's for Friday and Saturday nights in particular. But, even on weeknights it gives the staff the opportunity to gear up for you mentally. Try it for yourself and see if you don't agree it makes a difference when you are "expected"
After paying their bill from their table, most patrons at Rumi's seek out a staff member to express gratitude for something with regard to their dining experience. This continues to blow me away when I see this happen.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent neighborhood gem
Only my second time eating here and I will return.
It was a business meal but the food and ambiance and
Excellent service made for such a surprisingly
Entrees of scallops, gnocchi and sole were all
Perfectly prepared to highlight their flavors; and
The vegetable and accompaniments were
Done to perfection
I also prepared to enjoy the fruit crisp for dessert
And was not disappointed; friuit and crisp were the
Stars and not added sugars..
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ate here twice in one week
The food is consistent and good. The heirloom tomatoe/burrata salad was top notch and the meat skewers with pearl rice with raisins and currents was delciious. Wine list is pretty decent but a few more by the glass could be added.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dinner at Rumi
My husband enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Rumi. The waiter was great and knowledgeable with the menu. We started with the Sweet Spice Roasted Beet Salad w/ Goat Cheese which was delicious. Per the recommendation of our waiter, we ordered the Vermillion Sea Scallops and Rosen Farms Lamb Shank. Both were cooked perfectly, just barely done for the scallops while the lamb shanks were falling off the bone. We were quite full but couldn't resist the Warm Fresh Fruit Crisp. They also have a great wine list which changes often. The one on the website is out dated.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
Another great dining experience at Rumi's! We had the pre-fix menu and it was delicious! Service was great too! I'll be back for more in the near future!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Enjoyable Meal
Serving sizes are moderate, but the quality is high, the service excellent, and the variety of options offers something for everyone. The smoked salmon pasta and beet with goat cheese salad are both great!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I thought the food was terrific.
I thought the food was terrific. There was a very fine blend of different food cultures. I enjoyed that very much. Music was a little loud and when more customers arrived, the noise level was quite high. Service was very good but could not answer several questions we had about the food.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our lunch there. The
Enjoyed our lunch there. The sweet gem caesar salad was good, but the addition of grilled prawns add so much more flavor to it. One friend for the Grilled Chicken sandwich that was delicious. Short tim sliders needed more flavor to them. But the fries that came with both sandwiches were very tasty and a very big portion. I have been here a few times for dinner as well and everyone always liked it, but they do tend to under season their food, so they really should put salt and pepper shakers on the table for those that like a bit more seasoning.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real get-a-way!!!
As we were seated at our table I began to feel warm and cosy, like I had entered another world. The interior is inviting and relaxing - it just pulled me in. Then came the food - we had an inexpensive but truly delicious lunch. I was treating my friend and was happy I had chosen Rumi's since it felt so special.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rumi was such a nice suprise. The restaurant is tucked away from the main thoroughfare so it could aford to be quiet and romantic. The fish special I had was perfectly seasoned. The bed of vegetables it came on was fresh and beautiful. I had a great meal and would definitely go back.
10/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
food was really good. service
food was really good. service a little slow but was OK. not a real mediteranian choices on the menu.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food in San Carlos
Although there is a lot of competition in San Carlos, I think Rumi serves the best food. I have been there for both lunch and dinner and I have never been disappointed. I also like that the restaurant is located in a quieter part of laurel street so parking is never an issue. Rumi is also not the "scene" that you find down the street at restaurants like Town. You can easily hold a conversation without having to shout across the table. Ambiance is nice; kind of a Mediterranean feel.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I found this restaurant on OpenTable and decided to take a chance on hosting a dinner sight unseen. The food was marvelous - Scallops, Shrinp, Filet Mingon, Short Ribs, and Lamb. Save room for dessert as the banana bread pudding will steal the show! The menu may vary depending on season, but it's well worth trying this restaurant. My party thanked me again the following morning for such a memorable meal. In fact, the leftovers didn't make it past midnight that evening :)
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Fusion Restaurant
My mom and I were looking for somewhere to eat on a Friday night. We came across this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. The food was superb and the waitress was knowledgeable. The restaurant is tiny and it was freezing.
I had the bbq beef sliders with fries. The sliders were yummy but fries a little over cooked. My mom had the gnocchi with lamb sausage that was excellent.
Overall great experience.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, excellent atmosphere,
Great food, excellent atmosphere, nice staff.... I will certainly return myself and will recommend to others. Some of the best braised beef tips I've ever been served!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed a very relaxing
We enjoyed a very relaxing lunch post-spa. Service was good and our group did not feel rushed. The menu was nice and the food was fresh.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Off the beaten path
Rumi is a bit away from the downtown san carlos restaurant scene bit worth checking out. I had the short ribs and was remarkably surprised at the mix of wonderful flavors. We will go again.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fine lunch spot
A great menu selection - flavorful soup, enticing salad combos, interesting sandwiches, kabobs, and entrees, a variety of wines, beers and cocktails, a pleasant atmosphere. All plusses. I recommend Rumi's for lunch. Dinners too!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Staying by the airport, we decided to go into San Carlos for dinner. Using Yelp, we identified this cute little restaurant and decided to try it. The restaurant was small and quaint with an open kitchen. The wine list was remarkable and we were able to try samples before our selection. The selection of dishes all sounded fantastic, with unique vegetables, beans, and starches. Meats are from naturally raised farms, and vegetables are super fresh. We got a roasted asparagus and serano ham appetizer that was very tasty. My husband got the roasted pork dish while I got the chicken scallopini. The sauces were outstanding and each of us left no leftovers. The atmosphere was very pleasant and somewhat romantic even with children nearby.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great a always
As usual, made a stop at Rumi this trip. The food was great as always. The restaurant is changing owners, and I cautioned them to keep the Rumi "favorites" such as the Three Dips and the Beet Salad.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM