Lounges >Rumours Wine & Art Bar
2304 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720436.127269 -86.789064
Grabby Servers – I have been on three dates to Rumours in the past month. My first experience was at the 12 South location. Although the server was a bit overzealous, the experience was excellent. The food was great, from flavor to presentation. The scallop special is especially noteworthy. We enjoyed our experience so much, we decided to repeat it the next week. Unfortunately, the 12 South location is not open on Sundays, but luckily (or so we thought), the East Nashville location is. The problem with the East Nashville location is that the servers, for some inexplicable reason, think it is OK to grab food from your ACTIVE plate with their bare hands. Like, for example, you might say, "This prosciutto tastes strange and is a weird color," and your server will say, "I'm so sorry," AND GRAB IT OFF YOUR PLATE WITH HER BARE HANDS. That happened. The following week a DIFFERENT SERVER was helping us and the entrees were delivered while a few crackers and some honey remained on the cheese plate. I said, "I want to eat those crackers." She politely said something like, "Of course," and GRABBED THE CRACKERS WITH HER BARE HAND AND PUT THEM ON MY SIDE PLATE. She took the honey. Get it together.
Fun, quaint and what a cheese plate! – My boyfriend and I went to Rumours for the first time on Friday night. We arrived about 8, and were unable to sit outside as it was packed. We went inside and sat at the bar, and really enjoyed the whole scene,vibe of the place. Our bartender was really nice, and helpful when asked, but wasn't overly attentive. They were fairly busy, but she should have been able to see when our wine glasses were empty when we were sitting practically in front of her. As mentioned, she was very helpful about the wine and the food menu when we did ask for her help/recommendations. The place was great none the less. We had the cheese plate, which was to die for. How great can a cheese plate be? Well, at Rumours it's fantastic, including the smoked almonds and honey for dipping the triple cream cheese. We also ordered some red pepper tapendade which was great. The Caprese salad was nothing out of the ordinary, but was still very good. The scallops over polenta which were one of the catches of the day were FANTASTIC. The bartender recommended them, and boy was she right.
They wine menu was extensive and broken down in a way that was easy to find what you wanted. There are a nice variety of every varietal.
Overall, the place was worth going back to. If you are not able to sit outside, I would recommend sitting at the bar, as you can ask more questions that way, and see the bottles, etc. They food is pretty good, and the portions are adequate. We will definitely be going back.
A MUST for wine and food lovers!! – I have been to rumors a few times in the past few weeks, but only for their great wine list and patio atmosphere. Last night, however, I ordered one of their dinner specials and it was amazing! Fresh scallops with a pesto baste, mushrooms, tomatoes, shoestring potatoes and beautifully cooked jasmine rice. The presentation was beautiful and the dish was rich with flavor. I had no idea rumors food was so good! And the entree was only $15! A bargain! They also had a caprese salad my friend had that looked amazing. Not only does rumors have great wine and a super friendly staff, but their food is high end quality for moderate prices. A definite must for wine and food lovers!!!!
quite resturant with an European touch – This is a good resturant for a quite night with friends and in the summer you can sit outside. Wine and food are just great. Portions are not too big but the flavor is just fantastic. The only con is the price: a dinner with a glass of wine, starter, main, and dessert can go up to 50 dollars (tips included).
Cozy hangout with amazing food – I'm not very knowledgable about wines, but this place seemed to have an extensive list and I certainly enjoyed the wine I ordered. They also have great coffee that they bring out in a coffee press. The atmosphere is artsy, cozy and sophistocated, but unintimidating. You can eat inside or on the patio. The highlight for me was the food. I was there with three other people and we ordered appetizers, three of the specials and dessert. It was all scrumptious! The portions are just the right size - not too huge, but worth the money for sure. The waitstaff was attentive and friendly.
Cozy, hip sipping and noshing next door to the Art House studio and gallery in vibrant 12South. – In Short
In this quaint remodeled house, revolving art exhibits borrowed from next door's gallery adorn the brightly colored walls in the front bar area and back dining room. A quiet patio area seats guests--discerning young gallery-goers and music scenesters--in warmer months. A wine list of 50 to 60 reds and whites offers several by-the-glass options. Small entrees include options like a steak salad, halibut, seared scallops, pork chops and artisanal cheese plates.
Quite nice. – I have been a couple of times, once during the week and another on the weekend. We were seated quickly, and servers were right there to spoil us. The food is absolutely great. I also love the extensive wine list. It is a place I know that I will recommend to friends, and enjoy myself many times to come.
GREAT wine - EXCELLENT food – This place is a perfect after-work relaxing spot. I can't speak for weekends, but on weekdays there's plenty of room to sit outside or in. It's comfortable and quaint. The staff really knows their wine and we tried a bunch of different glasses - all were wonderful! The prices are fair and the food was great - very, very flavorful. Great place for a date and/or catching up with friends.
Great wine bar and food! – One of the neatest, most eclectic places I have been in a long time. Makes me think of New York or Europe!!! Small portions and lovely wine are a great way to spend my evening! I am tired of so many potatoes, mac 'n cheese and meat 'n threes. It is nice to leave a meal without feeling gorged. It is so important for our community to support independent restaurants such as Rumours. There also happens to be a fabulous art gallery and gift shop right next door. I can't think of a better way to get a jump on the holidays!
I've never had anything but a great experience! – I've been to Rumours numerous times and have always had a wonderful experience. The atmosphere is incredibly laid back and the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. The by-the-bottle prices are some of the best in town.
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