Rumours East
Rumours East

Rumours East

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rumourseast.com/
  • Phone: (615) 262-5346
  • Hours of Operation:
    HAPPY HOUR: Daily 5pm - 6:30pm
    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.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matt Hayes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Special Events: 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

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street Parking on 12th Ave

    Complimentary Valet Friday & Saturday
A word from 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Rumours East reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (42)great for outdoor dining (39)romantic (34)fit for foodies (33)notable wine list (30)special occasion (24)vibrant bar scene (6)good for groups (6)late-night find (5)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Delightful experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My wife and I were delighted with our meal at Rumours East. The lobster corn fritters were to die for. Seafood chowder was perfect - seasoned correctly with a wonderful taste. Lamb chops were also delicious and perfectly prepared. The service was A+. Great wine selection. The restaurant reminded us of restaurants in which we have dined in Portland, OR, which has a great restaurant scene. The setting in an old home is charming and cozy. Contrary to some other reviews, we found the prices to be very reasonable for the quality of the food and wine that is served. We'll definitelty return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat!
    Keifer411
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I've been here several times and it's always a treat. The food is spot on with a great selection of wines. The staff is attentive but not intrusive and always knows the menu very well. The presentation of the food is almost as good as it tastes. For my budget, it's a little pricey, but this is one of my "go to" spots for a special romantic dinner or taking out of town guests for a nice meal. Worth....go....you'll thank yourself
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome place
    trell
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Service is always awesome. Drinks are amazing. Great for any occasion. The entire staff is always helpful and pleasant. Did i mention that the cheese plates are awesome as well.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnificent
    jscase
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I absolutely love Rumours East. It has become our special night out at least once a month!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was just okay this time.
    FoodieinnashVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I enjoy the ambiance, wine, and service at Rumors. This particular time I ordered a dinner special pasta. It wasn't at all what I expected and sadly I only ate half of it, because it was all I could eat. It was a touch above hamburger helper. Eh. I'm the past I haven't been disappointed with the steak, pork chops, or lamb.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant, Poor Service
    Tim0107
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I will start off by saying that I would definitely go to here again. I was really surprised by the location, which seemed to be a converted house in a neighborhood. We promptly got an outdoor table, which I recommend, the ambiance and outdoor dining locations were fantastic, all located in the houses backyard, which was lit up and very cool looking. The waiter took our drink order then never brought us our appetizer, and drinks took waaay to long. The place wasn't even that busy. We would have had probably another 2-3 drinks each had he been attentive, instead we sat waiting for the check for almost 20 minutes and left after dinner. At least he forgot to put the appetizer on the bill as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Okay
    BlynnM
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was good, the service was fine, nothing was excellent or worth what it cost. There are much better restaurants in Nashville if you plan on spending this much money.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OverTheHillBill
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    As a group of six - three generations celebrating a 75th birthday - we enjoyed our first time dining experience at Rumours East and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Hliv
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We had a wonderful time! It was great food and wine! The desert was amazing as well! Loved it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Absolutely
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Awesome everything! The pumpkin risotto was my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoroughly enjoyable
    BigDaddyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Got to try the first night of the fall menu last Friday. The pork chop was perfectly done. Cocktails wine list and bartender amazing. Excellent service. Lovely outdoor seating. This place is consistent but last visit was over the top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Setting is Stellar
    Tnwlknghrs
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    In the fun and funky East nashville neighborhood, we were delighted to find Rumors East. The food was excellent-my pork chop was a little tough-hence the 4 stars. I try to give an accurate rating. Loved all the other dishes. Sophisticated but not pretentious. The best was the outdoor setting. They have quite a few tables in their backyard which is nicely landscaped. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Experience
    Tasteofheaven
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The patio was nice for romantic open air dining. Didn't try the entrees, but the apps and deserts were had were great. The server was attentive and friendly. Overall it was a nice experience and I would recommend Rumours East as a romantic or casual destination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sit outside
    Andy
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Amazing food, great wine list, and the outside area is absolutely beautiful. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good date night option.
    Scarlet77
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We've eaten at Rumours East twice. The first time was a much better experience. The second time, service was terribly slow. Got a refill on water when we got the check. Food was not hot, just warm. We really enjoy the outdoor eating option and the ambiance. The downside of the interior is that it's a tight fit and not well air conditioned. But overall, a romantic outdoor setting is great for a date night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • emptynest
    emptynestVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Pasta special was really good. Steak was not as good as last time which was disappointing because it was excellent last time. Half off bottles of wine on sunday night is also huge plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but very pricey
    Tammylynn2341
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    For two of us it was 140$ for an appetizer, two entrees, and two drinks each. Food was pretty good, but I don't think if go back there for anything other than a special occasion
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Brunch in Nashville
    PickyPolly
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Sunday brunch is amazing. The best shrimp and grits on the planet. Creative mixology partners perfectly with the delicious foods. A must whenever you visit Nashville.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    TXNinTN
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Pricey without being particularly unique. Not enough bread, and the toast points were burned black. Just not enough imaginative flair....I was disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slow service
    indyguy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    While I was pleased with the food quality. The service was slow. The restaurant was not crowded at all. Yet we waited a long time for our orders to be taken and then again to receive our appetizers and main course. The waiting turned what could have been a 45 minute event to a 1.5h event. Which is too bad because the food was tasty and imaginative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    VegasClarks
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    In a neighborhood with such great restaurants, Rumours East needs to learn from their competitors. With main dishes in the $20-30 range you would expect a decent serving on your plate (not the case here). Let's just say after an app and a main for myself and my date I would have been better off going to Wendy's, where I get more food and save myself $50 on dinner. After eating at Rumours East I felt I had been taken advantage of. Go to Marche, 5 Points Pizza or Margot Cafe instead when dinning in this neighborhood.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience
    Luvfood1
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food and service was just amazing! The best lamb chops ever! Great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 193 reviews are from the Rumours East reviews archive.
  • Marvelous
    GMan
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Had a first date at Rumours East and it was the perfect place to meet. First, we were seated in back outdoor patio area which is very well done. Wait staff was on the ball yet very patient as we took our time. Staff kept up yet was not a distraction. Food was perfect and the bartender 's drink special was awesome. Win for the evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service but menu not so much
    MissB
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Service was great and bartender made excellent cocktails but... The food here used to be great as well but not so much anymore. Not sure what has changed but change it back- please!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service is always so slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I have been a customer for years and the food is fantastic but the service is slow .As in like waiting 15 minutes each time we ordered a cocktail or a glass of wine .This is just unacceptable to be paying those prices as we have many other choices in town now that can supply the service .I am not sure why Rumours just seems to have slow service almost all the time .Let me give you an example we ordered a glass of wine and received this after we had finished the entree's as in 15 minutes to wait .
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  • Great dinner in Nashville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Wonderful place for out if town visitors to enjoy a nice meal in Nashville. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth every penny
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Exceptional service and beautifully prepared food. The perfect end to a very special day. Thank you to the whole team, especially Sara our server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice relaxed environment
    Tg0213
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I had dinner on the back patio. It was a nice relaxed environment. The server was attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food and service was excellent! This was the second time we have eaten at Rumors East. We will be back to eat again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bad service, but good food!
    jess
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    the appetizers were the best! next time, I'll for sure stick with a variety of small plates instead of spending lots of money on ok mains. Then there's also more money for wine! The wine was excellent, the outside ambiance beautiful. Slow, inattentive service (but the last time I was there the server was amazing, so it's not the culture of the place, just who we had).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful outdoor seating
    Eaters37205
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had a great dinner (duck croquets and lamb chops) and superb service in a lovely outdoor setting. Nice wine list too. I have nothing but good stuff to say about Rumours East -- We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good choice
    eweezy
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was my second time at Rumours East, and it did not disappoint. We had wonderful service and enjoyed a lovely meal outside on the patio. We ordered the duck croquettes and it was filling but not too heavy, and full of flavor.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    FoodBuoy56
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    It was a dark and stormy night in East Nashville. Our table was darker and small, next to the bar. Numerous intrusions to pour our wine (reaching across the table and disrupting eye contact with my dining mate) were unnecessary and distracting. Our water was room temp (we had to ask for ice). The mussels were rubbery and dry. We were sold extra toast points for a $1...classy. The steak was marginal for the price and I was assured that the halibut was nice. Men's room was determined to be out of order after numerous attempts to visit. A sign would have been nice. We were looking forward to perhaps adding Rumours East to our list of favs. I wanted to like this place...it wouldn't let me.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot in the neighborhood
    WolfgangVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Right next to the busy 5points corner is this great backyard with a great menu and good service, I would go back and just eat a few of the shrimps on tomatoes and feta cheese. Great place for an evening getaway
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good-ish food, lousy service
    Bkgrprep
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    My book group met at Rumours East for dinner and discussion of the book. They had a lovely table in the back garden for us, and they didn't demur about our asking for separate checks. The wine was good. The food was good, though the bread we asked for after waiting for 45 minutes for our food, was definitely below par: tasteless mostly. The most irritating thing was the extremely long wait we had for our food. It was with some difficulty tht I was able to persuade the group to remain rather than to leave before it got there. The restaurant didn't seem that full or overly busy, but the service was really awful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Such a lovely patio!
    BRnative
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Came here with my parents who were visiting from out of town. Delicious dinner, super knowledgeable waitress and great ambiance. We'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Etch but very good!
    TiggyVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Fun and funky old home with a great outdoor dining area in East Nashville. Food very well prepared and interesting. Loved the fritter appetizer and duck entree. Our only complaint was the surly waiter. It felt like we were doing him a favor. Too bad because our guest were from out of town and got a terrible impression of our city.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bucolic
    Newschew
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Rumours East has a one of a kind menu. The food is interesting and tasty. I asked the waiter for a recommendation for wine to pair with my duck confit and he chose superbly; a nice Spanish red blend. Also, the make the best gin martini in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Fancy
    jessleerich
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Made the last-minute decision to snag reservations here for girls night with my best friend. Neither of us had been, and were looking for drinks and some light food, & a change from some of our usual spots. We split the mussels, charcuterie plate, and olive bread & fig jam. It was the perfect spread and we hardly spoke as it was all so tasty! Our waitress was so kind and perfectly friendly. If I hadn't so enjoyed the grapefruit-tequila cocktail & glass of Sauvignon Blanc, I might be able to recall her name, but I feel confident in saying the rest of the wait staff exuded the same friendliness. It was a perfect night out splurge (for two poor college grads) but without the intimidation factor! (OH & dessert was to die for!)
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Easter Brunch
    Tara
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The weather was beautiful and the back patio and garden was lovely for a perfect Easter brunch. I wish I could remember the name of my breakfast sandwich - it was a homemade bologna that was a little "boy food" (heavy and slightly salty) but really delicious. We just don't come here enough.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet