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American, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed July 17, 2021 via mobile

Just a welcoming feeling upon entering; immediate seating and attention. Service was outstanding and serving staff was very attentive. My food was exactly the way I ordered it. I have been dining at the Rugby Grill frequently before and during pandemic and always felt safe...with wonderful service and meals. Feeling is enhanced with restrictions now more openMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Townsend Hotel, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2021

Dear RoyfromTroy, Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent visit to The Rugby Grille. We appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience and we look forward to the opportunity of having you return in the future! Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing...More

Reviewed July 12, 2021

I was searching for a graduation cake for my daughter's party. She is vegan and gluten-free. The pastry chef provided me with the most amazing, beautiful cake! And it was so delicious! My guests were impressed and my daughter was thrilled!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Townsend Hotel, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2021

Dear traduda, Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent purchase from The Townsend Bakery. We appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience and we look forward to the opportunity of having you return in the future! Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing...More

Reviewed July 6, 2021

This restaurant's ambience is quite peaceful and tranquil. The service is impeccable, as the staff is very attentive and very hospitable - in fact, they provided excellent service! On top of this, the meal was just DELICIOUS!! Everything from the bread, to the salad, to...the coffee, to the dessert was just amazing!!! From now on, I will definitely be going to Rugby Grille regularly as well as telling all of my family and friends to do the same. It is now one of my favorite spots in the Metro Detroit area!! The combination of the hospitality, the food, and the ambience made my experience at this restaurant just one-of-kind!! I highly recommend it!!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Townsendhotel, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2021

Dear ashleymw78 Thank you for your kind review of Rugby Grille Restaurant! I t is very much appreciated and we look forward to the opportunity of having you return in the near future. Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel

Reviewed June 16, 2021

Call me old-fashioned, but when I am paying over $30 for breakfast, I would like my toast done right! The service here was so-so, and the server seemed to be very distracted even though the dining room was not very busy. My omelet was fantastic,...but slow to come out. Cold, burnt toast was not fun, and I had to run for a meeting so I did not have time to address the problem. Explore other options.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Townsendhotel, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2021

Dear CuriousTravelerRadio, Thank you for choosing the Rugby Grille Restaurant for your recent dining experience. I am sorry to read that we did not meet your expectations with your service and preparation of your toast. We do try our best to accommodate everyone's requirements but...More

Reviewed April 11, 2021

The breakfast here was amazing. The service was both pleasant and efficient. The coffee and water were refilled constantly, and the staff constantly checked on us to see if we needed anything. We had a variety of dishes, including, eggs, waffles, acai bowl, along with...all the side dishes of potatoes, bacon, sausage, and toast, and everyone enjoyed their meal. Highly recommend for dining if in the area!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Steven K, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2021

Dear flalovetravel, Thank you for your kind review of Rugby Grille Restaurant! I t is very much appreciated and we look forward to the opportunity of having you return in the near future. Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel

Reviewed November 10, 2020 via mobile

Based on my last visit to The Rugby Grill, I decided to revisit for a very special occasion. Notwithstanding the Covid risk, I felt very safe; thermal check at the entrance and everyone masked up. My bone in ribeye was perfectly seasoned and cooked to...my specification. Others in my party had the grilled lamb chops, the whole branzino, and Pappardelle. Beautifully presented and enjoyable. Desserts were spectacular. Definitely recommended as a go to destination for special occasions and beyond.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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stevenkJ5465KT, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2020

Dear Roy Y, Thank you for your kind review of Rugby Grille Restaurant! It is very much appreciated and we look forward to the opportunity of having you return in the near future. Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel

Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Always a very nice place to eat. Well maintained but could use an update. Small bar. Very nice breakfast love the sourdough toast!!

Date of visit: March 2020
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stevenkJ5465KT, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2020

Dear ShuGirl6, Thank you for your kind comments regarding your breakfast experience at Rugby Grille Restaurant! It is appreciated! Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend hotel

Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

Had an amazing dining experience last evening. The Rugby Grill is the featured restaurant at the highly rated Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, MI. Started with Duck Wings a l’Orange; first time I ever saw duck wings on s menu; bursting with a blend of flavors,...it was fantastic. Shared Diane’s Pear Salad; again a salad bursting with flavor! My main was Seafood Americane. A blend of seafood “baked in copper and pastry”that included lobster, scallops, shrimp, and sea bass. The pastry sat on top, removed by waitstaff, and served with the seafood. Just an outstanding dining experience! Oh, had a taste of the bone in ribeye; worth returning for!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Steven K, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2019

Dear RoyfromTroy, Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent visit to Rugby Grille Restaurant in The Townsend Hotel. We appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience and look forward to the opportunity of having you return in the near future!...More

Reviewed November 9, 2019

Make sure to try the Brick Chicken and the Caesar Salad. The chicken was absolutely delicious (but ask for extra sauce)...and it is the only reasonably priced item on the menu. Your prices are outrageous!!!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Steven K, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2019

Dear crunch6, Thank you for your kind comments and your constructive feedback regarding your recent trip to The Townsend Hotel. We appreciate it and look forward to having you return in the near future. Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel

Reviewed August 28, 2019

Ordered the potato latkes they were burnt which was kind of sad because the sauces served with them were tasty I also orderd sourdough toast which was cold. The other person I was with ordered pancakes and eggs they enjoyed the eggs but did not...like the syrup. The waiter was very attentive though because he noticed I only ate a quarter of one latke and took them off the bill.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Steven K, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2019

Dear travelingtatertat, Thank you for choosing the Rugby Grille Restaurant for your recent dining experience. I am sorry to read that we did not meet your expectations but was pleased that our server handled it correctly. We do try our best to accommodate everyone's requirements...More

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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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Yes, Rugby Grille offers takeout services.

Rugby Grille is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4