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Rugby Grille

) #28 of 71 Restaurants in Birmingham $$$$ American, ,
100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6068
+1 248-642-5999
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“dover sole” (11 reviews)
“bibb salad” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6068
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 19 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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Standish, Michigan
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing food! Shrimp cocktail is the biggest you will ever see. Drinks are premium. The staff is the best!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences at Rugby Grille! We look forward to your return! Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel

Reviewed 5 March 2017

Went to the bar for cocktail hour. Wife & I ordered appy's which were excellent. The bartender Chuck is a true craftsman in the art of mixology. Great to talk to also. Always love our visits

Thank news37
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Dear news37, Thank you so much for your kind words on Chuck our bartender and our apps. We appreciate so much you sharing your experience and look forward to having you return in the near future. Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great Birmingham location. The servers are expertly trained. The food is of the highest quality. Classic decor. Will be back again and again.More

Thank BelieverMI
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Dear BwlieverMI, Thank you so much for your kind words on our food and your wait staff service on your recent visit to The Rugby Grille. We appreciate so much you sharing your experience and look forward to having you return in the near future....More

Reviewed 28 February 2017

The food is wonderful. The server seemed very knowledgeable about their menu items. I ordered wine by the glass and it was a very healthy portion. The atmosphere in the restaurant is not much, it is located in the Townsend Hotel so you might expect...More

Thank Kathy B
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Dear Kathy B, Thank you for dining in Rugby Grille Restaurant! We appreciated your kind comments on our food and service and look forward to having you return in the near future! Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel

Reviewed 11 February 2017

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...More

Thank Jonathan L
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

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...More

Reviewed 10 February 2017

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...More

Thank TennaRotor
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

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...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

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

Thank EdShelby
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

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...More

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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
USD 20 - USD 49
Cuisine
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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