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Rugby Grille

100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6068
+1 248-642-5999
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“bibb salad” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6068
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Rugby Grille
1. Great for Steaks!
"I had the prime, Beef tenderloin that was exquisite."
sking81
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2. Delicious Foie Burger!
"The burger is spectacular!"
mdsiel
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3. Brunch Suburb!
"We enjoyed a delicious brunch, and dinner twice at the Rugby Grill."
eoc109
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had dinner at the Rugby Grille, which is located inside the Townsend Hotel, on two (2) occasions. First night we had dinner with her nephew, wife and son and were extremely pleased. Our group had the grilled dover sole, grouper, jumbo...More

Thank DebbyStrock
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear DebbieStrock, Thank you for taking the time to write of your recent positive experiences in Rugby Grille Restaurant in The Townsend Hotel. We appreciate you sharing your experience with our food with others and we look forward to the opportunity of having you return...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed January 13, 2018

Very intimate setting, fabulous service, yummy food and very efficient. Two of us had the rib eye steaks, I’ll just say one of best that I have had in quite some time. The lobster tail add on was dessert before dessert, that good. The ladies...More

Thank Mike K
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Dear Mike K, Thank you for choosing to dine at Rugby Grille Restaurant in The Townsend Hotel! We realize you have a lot of choices and appreciate your patronage! Thank you for your kind words on your experience with both the food and with your...More

Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been coming to the Townsend for years. The restaurant went down hill in my view a few years ago and always seemed quite empty. Never a good sign. On the latest visit I ate there and really thought it was better. Good choices and...More

Thank Partner792
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2018

Dear Partner792, Thank you for your kind comments regarding Rugby Grille Restaurant in The Townsend Hotel. We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to having you return in the near future. Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel

Reviewed February 15, 2018

This is a great restaurant plain and simple. The menu is terrific and there were literally 15 different things I would have happily ordered. Our waiter was attentive, funny and did a great job from start to finish. We both had the KC Prime steak...More

Thank Seaurchineceviche
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2018

Dear Seaurchineceviche, Thank you for dining with us at Rugby Grille in The Townsend Hotel! We appreciate so much you sharing your positive experiences and look forward to the opportunity of having you return in the near future. Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend...More

Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

I had the prime, Beef tenderloin that was exquisite. The atmosphere is cozy, the cocktails and wine selection are excellent.

Thank sking81
Steven K, other at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2018

Dear sking81, Thank you for choosing the Rugby Grille Restaurant in The Townsend Hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience and look forward to having you return in the near future. Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel

Reviewed December 18, 2017

highly overprice for the quality of food.. nothing special , small portions. it is a hotel restaurant , that generally are overpriced, but it has a local attractions.. will avoid this place in the future.. a real rip offMore

Thank Julie G
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Dear Julie G, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and we are sorry you did not enjoy your experience. We do find that our prices are equal to or below other similar restaurants in the Birmingham, Michigan area and as we do not...More

Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

The burger is spectacular! Everything on the menu is wonderful. I never eat dessert; but the pumpkin pie here is to die for!

Thank mdsiel
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2017

Dear mdsiel, Thank you so much for your kind comments regarding your experience in our Rugby Grille Restaurant! We appreciate you sharing with others and look forward to your return in the near future! Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel

Reviewed November 6, 2017

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 November 7, 2017

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

Reviewed October 27, 2017 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 October 30, 2017

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 October 23, 2017 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 October 26, 2017

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

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Monday
6:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Tuesday
6:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday
6:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday
6:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday
6:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Saturday
6:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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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