We loved Rumi's and we go there for our birthdays-our two teenagers and parents....But, they moved for more space and it has lost its intimate ambiance. The old space was dark, with the noise of water in fountains as the main sound you remember after eating there. It is now very noisy because of the hard floors and high ceilings. There is now an open kitchen which probably adds to the sound in the dining room. The service is still excellent. The food is still superb. I don't know if others will have the same reaction. It is currently very popular. We went a couple nights ago for my daughter's birthday. It was crowded and when we left after 9, groups of people were still arriving for dinner. It may serve well as an upscale restaurant-with a kind of "chi chi" style. But, unfortunately I would not want to go myself because of the noise. *There is now a market with some of the yummy foods sold to take home and also a bar, which they did not have in the old space.
Posted: 1/20/2013 • Link to this review
We were seated outdoors on Christmas on a tented patio. We were cold and there were constant drafts. There were two heaters and they would not turn the one closer to us on. The folks at the other end of the patio were hot. When we checked the thermostat they had it set to 60 which didn't take into account the drafts. My daughter was freezing. They told us the heaters didn't work but we turned it on and it worked fine and they snapped at us for trying it. It was obvious they weren't being truthful. During the course of our dinner several parties were seated next to us and quickly requested to go indoors and were obliged. Our meal was a terrible experience and our out-of-town guests were disgusted. They took a substantial amount off the bill but it didn't make up for a deplorable Christmas dinner experience. We will never return. The way they treated their guests was egregious. I will be notifying the health inspector, as well.
Posted: 12/26/2011 • Link to this review
Poor parking. They won't allow you to sit down unless your entire party is there. There is virtually no bar as its directly behind the entrance. We stood there for 20 min before someone asked us if we wanted a drink. Once we sat down they hurry you through the meal to seemingly turn the table for the next party in the feed line. This is a very small restaurant. You're likely going to feel like you're sitting with everyone else in the place. If you're patient enough to deal with a "must valet parking" we'd recommend take-out only. They really need to a bigger location as the food is good. We won't be back. Not worth the hassles.
Posted: 10/31/2010 • Link to this review