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Rugby Grille

100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6068
+1 248-642-5999
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“dover sole” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Pub
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Value
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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 via mobile

Went to supposed upscale restaurant. Placed in open hall area with luggage carts and deliveries going by, loud obnoxious party next to us. Refused to move us when there were empty tables in dining room. We paid the same as other guests who were given...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Connector273286
Steven K, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Conector273286, Dear P.P., As you had already written on Yelp twice under "Rugby Grille", I will copy & paste my respond again: Thank you for dining with us. We are certainly sorry you did not enjoy your table. The manager could not move you...More

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We have loved this venue since 1992, and it has only gotten better. We recently stayed at the Townsend, and ate the better part of our meals at the Rugby Grille - despite the fact that there are numerous fine places to eat in Birmingham....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Revlucky
Steven K, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Dear Revlucky, Thank you so much for your kind comments regarding your experiences at Rugby Grille Restaurant in Birmingham, Michigan! We appreciate you sharing with others and look forward to the opportunity of have you return in the near future. Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose the Rugby Grille because we wanted to take an elderly relative somewhere quiet and elegant for brunch. We were not disappointed! The dining room has a classic, old-world feel with white linen tablecloths. Service was impeccable – polite and unobtrusive yet attentive. Food was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MIfamilyguy
Steven K, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear MIfamilyguy, Thank you for your kind email and for sharing your experience at Rugby Grille Restaurant! We appreciate you dining with us and look forward to a return visit in the near future. Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service were wonderful! I would absolutely come here again. Thank you Leslie and team!!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Paradise45129601793
Steven K, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Paradise45129601793, Thank you for your kind review of your dining experience in Rugby Grille Restaurant in The Townsend Hotel! We appreciate you taking the time to share of your positive experience and look forward to having you return in the near future. Sincerely, Steven...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Townsend did a wonderful job of hosting my daughter's 16th birthday luncheon. They treated her like a queen. Service was great, customized the menu and provided a delicious cake, tailored to my daughter's request. She commented to me later that night, it was exactly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Christine S
Steven K, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Christine S., Thank you for your kind words on your experience in Rugby Grille Restaurant! Congratulations on your daughter's 16th birthday! We appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experiences and look forward to the opportunity of having you return in the...More

Reviewed September 29, 2018

I've had breakfast, lunch and dinner here (not all in 1 day) and each meal has always been good. My favorite was the burger it was exquisite!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Craig K
Steven K, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Dear Craig K, Thank you for your kind review of your dining experience in Rugby Grille Restaurant in The Townsend Hotel! We appreciate you taking the time to share of your positive experience and look forward to having you return in the near future. Sincerely,...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Just got back from vacation, and thought of this restaurant as we had some great food in similar establishments abroad So we decided to return and hell was it worth it, I mean yes the prices are a little high but the quality and standard...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Janeweir45
Steven K, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

DearJaneweir45, Thank you for your kind words on your experience in Rugby Grille Restaurant! We appreciate it so much and look forward to the opportunity of having you return in the near future. Sincerely, Steven

Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Sunday brunch very good need reservations. Bar is small but classic Menu nice but won’t be your fantastic have to go back but walk around downtown Birmingham is nice as wellMore

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Alwaystravel999
Steven K, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Dear Alwaystravel999, Thank you for your kind comments on your recent experience in Rugby Grille Restaurant in The Townsend Hotel in "walkable" Birmingham, Michigan! We appreciate you choosing us and look forward to having you return in the very near future! Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing...More

Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough good things about our experience with the Townsend/ Rugby Grille. They offer a wonderful atmosphere and superior service. Try them. You won’t be disappointed!More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank aprilrasawn
Steven K, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Dear Aprilrasawn, 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

Reviewed June 10, 2018

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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank DebbyStrock
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

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

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20 - $49
Cuisine
American, Pub
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
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
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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