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Rumours East
Rumours East
  • Address:
    1112 Woodland Street
    Nashville, TN 37206
    Neighborhood:
    East Nashville
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Rumours East Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rumourseast.com/index.php
  • Phone: (615) 262-5346
  • Hours of Operation: HAPPY HOUR: Tuesday thru Sunday 4pm - 6:30 & 10pm - Close
    DINNER: Tuesday thru Sunday 5pm - 10pm
    BRUNCH: Saturday thru Sunday 9am - 2pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Hernan Borda
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: RESTAURANT WEEK
    Tuesday 01/17 - Sunday 01/22.
    $20.12 and $30.12 three course meal with optional $16 wine pairing.
    THURSDAYS jan.12 - feb.2 "Crackerboots" live music in the bar 8 - 10pm.
    Please visit us at www.facebook.com/rumourseastwinebar for more details.

Getting there

  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street Parking on 12th Ave
A word from Rumours East
Rumours East, is a restaurant and wine bar located in East Nashville's historic and trendy 5 points area.

The corner house features a full spectrum of wine and delicious cocktails served by a knowledgeable neighborhood staff. The handcrafted bar is the center piece of the restaurant but the patio and beautiful al fresco dining draws the crowds. Complimented with chef, Hrant Arakelian's blend of American and Mediterranean cuisine Rumours East is the perfect place for a dinner party, casual drinks by the fire or an evening of fine wines on the lawn. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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 ."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Wonderful place for out if town visitors to enjoy a nice meal in Nashville. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Exceptional service and beautifully prepared food. The perfect end to a very special day. Thank you to the whole team, especially Sara our server."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I had dinner on the back patio. It was a nice relaxed environment. The server was attentive."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Came here with my parents who were visiting from out of town. Delicious dinner, super knowledgeable waitress and great ambiance. We'll be back!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "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!)"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Food was delicious and well presented. Our table had 5 different entrees and all were delicious. Charcuterie appetized was okay, but did not contain anything special. The appetizer with the l'oeuf.... title (egg) was absolutely fabulous. Our favorite of the night. Could eat that over and over again. The service was friendly without being intrusive. Since Rumours East is set in East N'ville in an old house, it is a lovely place to take visitors (which we had in tow). Our Sonoma chums were greatly impressed with the food and the setting. It's pricey, so we can't go weekly, but i would if I could. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Sat us next to a door with servers going in and out the entire time, even though not crowded. My sides were totally bland. Felt like a new restaurant trying to work out kinks. Loved the wine list!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Really great place to grab a bottle of wine and take in a long dinner on the back patio and yard. Definitely recommended."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Waited a very long time for our hummus appetizer and then again a long wait for entrees. The fish and duck weren't cooked through. The veggies were still raw on all the entrees."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Very little to choose from in the moderately priced range that was drinkable. It was just disappointing on the wine front for any restaurant but a wine bar in particular. Full disclosure that I am from California and I have expectations as I am used to drinking high quality wine in restaurants for reasonable prices. The food was a mixed bag of good to not so good but nothing great. With The TreeHouse and Margot's in the neighborhood, I'd think they would feel some pressure to improve."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We loved it. Our first time. Had Lamb Chops. Very good. Split an appetizer, which was different and delicious. The wine was great. No complaints!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Rumors is something a long time east Nashville resident will hold close and dear. Always on point, always what you wanted- food, ambiance, service. This time our waiter was Jabari.. Couldn't ask for better. Plus Andrew behind the bar is really helpful and knowledgeable. Ask for those two and you're assured a perfect time. xxx"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Rumours East is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants in East Nashville. I took two of my friends there who were in from out of town and they have not stopped talking about how "perfect" of a restaurant choice it was. The food was amazing, the drinks were delicious, and the service was oustanding. I would recommend Rumours East to everyone I know! It's well worth the cost."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We each ordered 2 glasses of red wine, so we got to try 4 wines total. I am in no way a wine connoisseur but all 4 wines tasted absolutely wonderful. We did not order any entrees, but instead enjoyed several appetizers / small plates. The smoked salmon toast was really good; the charcuterie plate was just okay. We had great service and enjoyed the atmosphere!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We wanted to like this place but they gave us nothing to like. The best thing about this restaurant is that is located within the heart of Nashville (location, location) and it is a beautiful restaurant. On this particular evening, there were only 1 other table in the main room and a maybe 3/4 people at the bar. The waiters were more interested in the conversation with themselves, rather then the customers. It took them 15 minutes to bring 1 glass of wine to our table. It was poor, slow, service all evening! I DO NOT recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great service and a proper bartender. Food was superb."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Beautiful place a bit off the beaten path....enjoyed the backyard last fall and the dining room this spring. I will be back to try the front porch and the beautiful bar. Servers are smart and kind... They know their product."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great experience at Rumours East. Went out for a girl's night with some friends. The wine list was perfect. I enjoyed several items on the happy hour menu because we all had enough to share. The coffee was delicious as well, I had two cups. I really like that I was able to use open table to make a reseveration."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This restaurant is in an old house. The ambiance is very charming and the tables are spaced nicely apart. There is nice music and a gas fireplace when the weather is a bit chilly . The menu is short but has a dish of each type of meat - fish , pork , beef and vegetarian. I had the salmon and it was perfectly cooked and excellent. This is not a large portion restaurant. It's about quality. The salad and desserts were also excellent. We enjoyed our visut here very much."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The service was great, but the chef will not make good modifications for food allergies. Was really disappointed in that. I order the steak, a safe choice since it came with a gluten free squash."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I went here with my girlfriend for her birthday. The food was incredible and the service was some if the best I've had in Nashville.jamie was attentive and courteous and knew the menu well enough to make excellent recommendations. I would Reccomend this to anyone. Notable beer list as well!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I was extremely pleased with the level of service provided by our server and the chef. They worked together to accommodate a special dietary request and didn't miss a beat in finding alternatives that would work for my guest."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Excellent from start to finish. Chef Arakelian is amazingly creative with his food, and I've not had better lamb chops anywhere in town!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Overall the food was great. My only issue was with the smoked salmon appetizer. It was so heavily seasoned with black pepper and salt that it was almost inedible. Rumors was still offering a Valentine's Day special since it was still "Valentine's Weekend" so we were able to get a nice bottle of wine half off with the purchase of two entrees. We were sat at a table right next to the door leading to the patio. My girlfriend had to move her chair twice to let an inconsiderate smoker in and out. That part I'm not happy about at all."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "They had a wonderful 3 and 4 course menu for their valentines weekend deal! Staff were very nice and timely with each course. Excellent knowledge of the wine List. Great atmosphere and had an outdoor patio and lawn that we will have to go back To dine at once the weather is warm."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I have celebrated the last 4 Valentine's days at Rumors East. The food is always top notch, with selections that are gourmet and some that are exotic for more adventurous diners. The restaurant is in an older victorian style house with high ceilings and fireplaces, and original paintings on the wall. Relaxing pleasant background music. The staff is attentive, friendly, and helpful. Parking can be challenging at times since there is street parking only, but we've never had too much of a problem with that. The food is all about quality, and not so much quantity. However, the Valentine's dinner comes with either a 3 course or a 4 course, that includes salad, appetizer, entree, and dessert. Wine pairings are also available."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were 30 minutes early and our table was ready and were immediately seated. They had their Valentine's Day package and had great choices to pick. We had the 3 course meal. We had an exquisite Crab bisque that was amazing and followed with our entrees of the Duck Two Ways and the Lamb Chops. The duck was out of this world. I kept eating from both can't pick one over the other. The duck in the phyllo dough was very good, the dough had the baklava taste of cinammon and honey. My sweetheart oohed and awed over the lamb chops as well. We capped off our dinner with a chocolate creme brulee that was decadent. The chocolate was a dark chocolate and when eaten with the sliced strawberries and white wine they made for a great experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014