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Rugby Grille

€€€€American, ,
100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6068
+1 248-642-5999
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“dover sole” (11 reviews)
“bibb salad” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6068
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the Rugby Grille for breakfast so decided to try it out for dinner. The restaurant itself inside the Townsend Hotel features an intimate bar that seats 10, about a dozen tables inside the main room and 6 booths outside in the hallway that...More

Thank LGspartan
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear LGspartan, Thank you for sharing your positive dining experience at The Rugby Grille Restaurant in The Townsend Hotel! We are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us with both food and service. Thank you again and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 30 July 2017

What a treat...cesar salad one of the finest I have had worldwide...their boneless veal chop done to perfection....their staff attentive, knowledgeable and well attuned to needs. I rate this as a Must visit when in the area.More

Thank Mentorman52
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Dear Mentorman52, Thank you for choosing to dine at the Rugby Grille Restaurant! We realize you have a lot of choices to dine in the area and we certainly appreciate you choosing us. I am pleased also you had a positive experience with both food...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of staying with the Townsend on a two day business trip. My first night in, I was tired and decided I'd try the Rugby Grille. Needless to say I was very pleased I did. Originally, I was in the mood for a...More

Thank Cgreen32
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Cgreen32, Thank you for sharing your positive experiences at The Rugby Grille Restaurant! We are known for our "hummers" and of course our steaks #aretodiefor. We are so pleased you enjoyed it! We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back soon to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a birthday, and ordered the fois gras to start. What a fresh take on the fois gras! I have never had it prepared this way and we decided we should have ordered another because everyone wanted a bite. We also had...More

Thank sarahkal12
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear tammyBEL, Thank you for sharing your positive experiences at The Rugby Grille Restaurant! We are pleased you enjoyed your service and of course our foie gras and Rugby Grille "Foie" burger! We believe it is also quite good! We look forward to the opportunity...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We checked into the hotel late, and were able to get dinner here at 10 pm. There was a bar menu at that time, but the waiter totally worked with us to get us what we wanted. Food was good and service was excellent!More

1  Thank Carters4
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear Carters4, Thank you for your kind words on the service and food at the Rugby Grille in The Townsend Hotel! We appreciate so much you sharing your kind comments and look forward to the opportunity of having you return in the near future. Sincerely,...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Amazing Rugby burger and fries , and the Hummers are a must for a late night cocktail. Friendly atmosphere be careful on weekends should call in advanceMore

Thank tammyBEL
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Dear tammyBEL, Thank you for sharing your positive experiences at The Rugby Grille Restaurant! We are known for our "hummers" and of course our Rugby Grille burger and are so pleased you enjoyed it! We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back soon!...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The Rugby Grille is located in the Townsend Hotel. The setting is very nice, with a club-like atmosphere. The food is terrific, and reasonably priced. Service is excellent. I will certainly return on my next visit to the Townsend.More

1  Thank Mark P
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Dear Mark P, Thank you for dining with us at The Rugby Grille Restaurant! We appreciate your kind comments on our food, service and atmosphere and look forward to the opportunity of having you dine with us again soon. Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

The atmosphere in the Rugby Grille (and at the Townsend Hotel in general) is relaxed and well appointed. Reservations are honored promptly and special requests are accommodated when possible. But sometimes the service can be slow, and at our last visit, the food was slow...More

Thank emceemk
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear emceemk, Thank you for dining at Rugby Grille on your recent visit to The Townsend Hotel. We appreciate so much your constructive comments and do take these seriously. I apologize for the lack of service during your experience as it certainly is not indicative...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Quiet, chic, hotel with great food, wine and deserts. Excellent service and great gourmet menu. Wonderful little bar and outside patio make this an oasis from the hustle and bustle outside.

Thank craigmV4507OM
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Dear craigmV45070M, Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent experience at Rugby Grille Restaurant in The Townsend Hotel. We look forward to the opportunity of having you return soon. Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend hotel

Reviewed 18 April 2017

We have eaten at the Ruby Grill many times. Located in the up scale Townsend Hotel you would expect that the Rugby Grill would be to the high standard of the hotel. Alas it is not. The food is OK and the service about the...More

Thank polymath2016
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Dear polymath Thank you for choosing to stay with The Townsend Hotel in the Birmingham, Michigan/Metro Detroit area. We certainly apologize regarding your experience in Rugby Grille as it certainly is not indicative of the service we are known for and try to maintain. I...More

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Irene B
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Response from Steven K | Property representative |
Good Day, Thank you for your interest. We are an ala carte restaurant offering "breakfast" offerings on the weekends. We hope to see you there! Remember to make a reservation!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$49
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 00:00
Monday
06:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 00:00
Thursday
06:30 - 00:00
Friday
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 01:00
Saturday
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6068
    (Pierce & Merrill)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 248-642-5999
  • E-mail
Description
The Rugby Grille is a world-class, unpretentious restaurant serving an array of creative appetizers, entrees and tempting desserts in a classical setting that makes for a true, one-of-a-kind dining experience. The Rugby Grille has been recognized with the following awards: The coveted AAA-Four Diamond award, and the Forbes Travel Guide "Recommended" rating and The Wine Spectator "Two-Glass" for its wine program. From the moment you are greeted by our reception staff, to our Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, to the final satisfying dessert creations by our Pastry Chef, you can be certain that dining has been redefined. Relax in the traditional setting of the Grille room with its crisp white tablecloths complemented by fine silver and sparkling crystal wine glasses, enjoy the natural light in the Gallery, or dine al fresco on our seasonal patio. Our professional service staff will ensure you experience a defining level of attention and culinary creations. Executive Chef Eric Avila and his skilled staff use only the freshest ingredients and best products to mastermind an array of flavors sure to delight every palate.
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