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The Rumor Mill

4.2
563 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fusion / Eclectic
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The Rumor Mill is located in Ellicott City, Maryland. Since the change to free parking downtown, it is even easier to enjoy the fusion-style bar and restaurant cuisine offered. Since opening in 2007, this eatery loves offering modern food from its historic location.

The tapas-style menu at The Rumor Mill affords the opportunity to be adventurous and try new things. Options include a brie sampler, roasted Brussels sprouts, beet salad, seared salmon, tuna Mediterranean, smoked swordfish, Kobe sliders, rabbit ragu, beef tartare and bison steak. The desserts at The Rumor Mill are made in-house and include Trinity cream and bread pudding. A decadent option is the chocolate peanut butter tart which is designed for two to share.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Open at 5 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday (closed Monday).
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Phone number
(410) 461-0041
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What 563 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.2
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4.3
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
4.2
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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0
Dined on July 29, 2016

The food is delicious, but a little pricey, even for Ellicott City.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0
Dined on July 29, 2016

Superb food and equally wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0
Dined on July 27, 2016

We love rumor mill!! Always amazing food & great service

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BetteM (Baltimore)
5.0
Dined on July 27, 2016

A friend recommended this great little place hidden away in Ellicott City. The fusion cocktails were fun and the small plates varied and delicious. Our waitress, Ashley, was enthusiastic and offered great service. We were on the second level adjacent from a window that looked out on the cobblestones between buildings -- for a second I thought I was on a European vacation! I’ve never seen an advertisement for this restaurant. It’s a gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 21, 2016

Incredibly impressed by this place. The food was amazing, and there are lots of unique menu items. I definitely want to go back to try more of them. :) Same goes for their cocktails as well. They have lots of infused liquors, as well as drinks that use them. Highly recommend this place.

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SHARONB (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 20, 2016

Food was amazing. The best Caesar salad I've ever had aand I eat a lot of them!

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stite (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on July 15, 2016

Great food. Excellent Service. As we were leaving, the chef/owner greeted us and asked us about our meal and experience. Extremely nice touch. He spoke about the various dishes we had for dinner in detail, especially his inspiration for them.

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JohnM (Columbus)
4.0
Dined on July 9, 2016

Very good small plates. Good for groups that like to share a variery of dishes.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2016

The ambiance was warm and inviting. The waiters were amazing and tentive. Food was 10 all the way.

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DianaC (Baltimore)
3.0
Dined on July 2, 2016

The food was tasty, but very small portions - over priced for the value. My desert was supposed to be an apple crumble, but it was more like apple mush and way too sweet.

Service very friendly.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Open at 5 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday (closed Monday).
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Cross street
Main St
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(410) 461-0041
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Parking details
Looking for parking in Ellicott City? There's an app for that! Download Streetline's free Parker app for Droid or iPhone and see real-time parking availability throughout town. For details or to download the app, visit Streetline's website: http://www.streetline.com/find-parking/
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Special events & promotions
The Rumor Mill has an accessible private room for parties of up to 25, and a larger, semi-private upstairs mezzanine that can accommodate up to 65. The restaurant is also available for buyouts depending on booked business.