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Rugby Grille

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100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6068 (Pierce & Merrill)
+1 248-642-5999
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06:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 00:00
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Detroit, Michigan
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 same. Given that this is an expensive restaurant I think it is reasonable to expect... More 

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Thank polymath2016
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

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 would certainly appreciate if you could provide more detail on your experience. I can be... More 

A TripAdvisor Member
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!

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Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

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 More 

detroit
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153 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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

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Thank news37
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

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 More 

West Bloomfield, MI
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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.

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Thank BelieverMI
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

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. Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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 a little more upscale. It's not a very big restaurant, so reservations would be recommended.... More 

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Thank Kathy B
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

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 More 

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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254 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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 tiny portion but was delicious. My friends' filet (actually three small pieces) was an ample... More 

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Thank Jonathan L
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

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 Managing Director The Townsend Hotel More 

Birmingham, Michigan
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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 no one had bothered to come to our table - she apologized and a server... More 

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Thank TennaRotor
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

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 however that we were able to end on a high note with service and with... More 

Utica, Michigan
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110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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

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Thank EdShelby
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

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 Hotel More 

South Lyon, Michigan
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

While staying at the Townsend Hotel, we decided to eat at the hotel's restaurant after seeing all the positive reviews. Best decision! We started with the special appetizer - escargot and a cheese tray. The escargot was so very good, I wanted to lick the dish! Cheeses were flavorful especially with the fig jam and lavender honey, but I wish... More 

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Thank Andrea W
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

Andrea W, Thank you for staying at The Townsend Hotel and for dining in our Rugby Grille Restaurant! We appreciate your kind words regarding your experience and look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future! Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel More 

West Bloomfield, United States
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195 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our 1st anniversary at the Rugby Grill. From the moment you walk in, you are treated as the most important guest at the restaurant!! Fantastic atmosphere with a very high level of service. Table was set beautifully with Rose Petals !! The appetizers were fantastic, beautiful presentation with fantastic taste! The main dishes were done to perfection!!! The... More 

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Thank Joshua B
Steven K, Managing Director at Rugby Grille, responded to this review

Dear Joshua B, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your one year anniversary with Rugby Grille Restaurant! We are pleased you enjoyed the evening and look forward to welcoming you back at your 2nd anniversary! Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director The Townsend Hotel More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$49
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?