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Rugby Grille

100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6068
+1 248-642-5999
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 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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Service
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

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 1 week ago

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

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 14 January 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 15 January 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 18 December 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 19 December 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 13 December 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 14 December 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 6 November 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 7 November 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 27 October 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 30 October 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 23 October 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 26 October 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

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

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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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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