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Rugby Grille

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100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009 (Pierce & Merrill)
+1 248-642-5999
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06:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 00:00
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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214 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I came for Birmingham Restaurnat week and had an amazing lunch. Service was perfect, attentive without being obtrusive. We started with a delicious pureed squash soup and a large salad with candied walnuts and blue cheese. Both excellent. My bronzino was a tiny portion but was delicious. My friends' filet (actually three small pieces) was an ample... More 

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Thank Jonathan L
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan L, Thank you for attending Birmingham Restaurant Week at The Townsend Hotel! We appreciate so much your kind words and in sharing your experience with others. We look forward to the opportunity to have you return in the near future. Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel More 

Detroit, Michigan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
RESTAURANT'S FAVOURITE REVIEW
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Truly great service and really some of the best food in Metro Detroit. Hard to find food like this outside of NYC, LA, and Chicago. Try the Foie Burger and/or one of their steaks. Forbes rated I was told. More 

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Thank Billsmith
About Restaurant's Favourite Review
Birmingham, Michigan
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for restaurant - had a reservation - were seated at once and then proceeded to sit for 10 minutes without anyone approaching us and they were not that busy. We decided to leave, we asked the hostess for our coats and mentioned that no one had bothered to come to our table - she apologized and a server... More 

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Thank TennaRotor
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

Dear TennaRotor, Thank you for choosing Rugby Grille Restaurant for your dining pleasure. Please accept our apologies for the lack of attention upon your initial visit as it certainly not indicative of the service we are known for and try to maintain. I am pleased however that we were able to end on a high note with service and with... More 

Utica, Michigan
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wrote a review before but I recently visited the place again. The food is still excellent with great service.

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Thank EdShelby
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

Dear EdShelby, Thank you again for choosing Rugby Grille Restaurant for your dining pleasure. We are pleased you continued to enjoy the food and the experience and look forward to having you return again in the near future. Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel More 

South Lyon, Michigan
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

While staying at the Townsend Hotel, we decided to eat at the hotel's restaurant after seeing all the positive reviews. Best decision! We started with the special appetizer - escargot and a cheese tray. The escargot was so very good, I wanted to lick the dish! Cheeses were flavorful especially with the fig jam and lavender honey, but I wish... More 

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Thank Andrea W
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

Andrea W, Thank you for staying at The Townsend Hotel and for dining in our Rugby Grille Restaurant! We appreciate your kind words regarding your experience and look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future! Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel More 

West Bloomfield, United States
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148 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our 1st anniversary at the Rugby Grill. From the moment you walk in, you are treated as the most important guest at the restaurant!! Fantastic atmosphere with a very high level of service. Table was set beautifully with Rose Petals !! The appetizers were fantastic, beautiful presentation with fantastic taste! The main dishes were done to perfection!!! The... More 

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Thank Joshua B
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

Dear Joshua B, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your one year anniversary with Rugby Grille Restaurant! We are pleased you enjoyed the evening and look forward to welcoming you back at your 2nd anniversary! Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel More 

Dearborn, Michigan
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We ate at the Rugby Grill for my husband's birthday, and it was a marvelous evening. There was a handwritten birthday greeting and yellow rose petals were sprinkled on the table. Jessica, our server, was attentive and knowledgeable, and we will ask for her the next time we make reservations. We were seated next to the bar, which was rather... More 

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Thank Donna A
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

Dear Donna A, Thank you for choosing The Townsend Hotel to celebrate your husband's birthday! We appreciate so much you sharing your experiences on this special occasion and we look forward to seeing you next year to celebrate again! Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel More 

Detroit, Michigan
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice dinner with friends. Excellent service and everyone enjoyed thier meal. I had the burger with a spicy cheese on top, it was amazing! Great wine selection and coctails. Not cheap; byt nice. I have also eaten brunch there which was also good.

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Thank lunaroxie
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

Dear lunaroxie, Thank you for dining recently in Rugby Grille Restaurant and your kind words on our Rugby Grille burger and the service you received. We appreciate it so much and look forward to having you return in the near future! Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

In Michigan for a visit, we took a group of old friends to a Sunday brunch at the Rugby Grill which is located in the beautiful Townsend Hotel in downtown Birmingham, Michigan - a suburban area north of Detroit. The brunch menu is not extensive, but the food was delicious and the service excellent. Nothing but top quality ingredients used... More 

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Thank Ann H
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

Dear Ann H, Thank you for choosing to dine at The Rugby Grille on your recent visit to the Birmingham/Detroit area. We appreciate you sharing your positive experiences on our food and service and look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel More 

Troy, Michigan
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

When I want to celebrate an event that is special, I take my wife to this restaurant, located in the Townsend Hotel. The food is first class with service to match. Best Dover Sole and Steaks. Excellent wine list.

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Thank ssmileart
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

Dear ssmileart, Thank you so much for choosing Rugby Grille to celebrate! We appreciate you sharing this with us and look forward to your return to celebrate again! Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$49
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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, Cash Only
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
    (Pierce & Merrill)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 248-642-5999
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?