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Voted by OpenTable diners as one of the Best Overall Contemporary American Cuisine in Detroit in 2016, you’ve come to the right place!
The Rugby Grille Restaurant located inside Birmingham Michigan’s Townsend Hotel offers a memorable-dining experience. It features beautiful art, intimate tables and a private bar, world-class service and the culinary expertise of our talented team. The menu changes seasonally and features the very best in USDA prime beef, seafood, poultry and salads. The Rugby Grille features monthly events including wine dinners.
The Rugby Grille has been recognized with the following awards: the coveted AAA Four Diamond award, the Forbes Travel Guide "Recommended" rating as well as the very exclusive Wine Spectator "Two Glass Best of Award" of Excellence since 2016.
4-Course Thanksgiving Prix Fixe$95.00 per personNov 26, 2020 onlyThis holiday season, gather with your friends & family for a delicious meal! Four Course Prix Fixe for $95 per person, excluding tax and gratuity A la Carte Menu will not be available Children will be offered a special A la Carte Thanksgiving Menu
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Everything was perfect from start to finish. Great staff, amazing food and very nice experience.
Service is always the best and the menu covers everything you could possibly want? Great soups also for those cold and raw days coming!
Great waitstaff and hostess. Food good but overpriced. Nice ambiance quiet breakfast spot.
Always consistent with incredible food and service. Dean is a consummate professional behind the bar and Foysal is a tremendous server always willing to accommodate our needs. Sunday brunch is so comfortable on the patio with heaters. Its worth every penny to enjoy this experience. We truly appreciate the experience.
Always an excellent meal with service as good as it gets. A little pricey but worth it!
Had a great corner table in bar area. Noah was an exceptional server and food was superb.
Birthday breakfast and they overheard us talking about it and brought a slice of birthday cake! How nice!
The food and service here are always impeccable!
Service and food delicious!
Sat in booth best to bar and was somewhat loud. Service and food were excellent!
Perfect late summer evening dinner outdoors
We have dined at Rugby Grille several times over the years, but this was the first time since COVID. The food was mediocre, unlike our past experiences. Also, there were several flies in the dining area... more than one would expect from normal door opening and closing. We won’t be back soon.
Always a great meal. Outstanding food and service
Amazing service and the food is top notch for the price.
Food and drinks mediocre, laughably overpriced. We felt cheated. Menu dull country club fare.
My husband and I dont really get to go out to eat mostly because we are both chefs and prefer to just make our own. for our 10th year anniversary we thought we would try something different. Rugby Grille is amazing! They really made us feel special from the moment we pulled up. Our waitor took his time making sure we would like our selecions from the drinks to the main course. Everything was clean and neat and the atmosphere was upscale with nice romantic touches. The crab croquettes were some of the best ive ever had. And the steak was prepared perfectly. The only thing i can say negative was that the lobster tail was not what i was expecting as it was a bit tough and rubbery. I did make the mistake of asking for the wrong sauce for my chicken so that didnt go well for me lol again my fault entirely. The sauce however did pair amazingly with the steak so bonus there. And to top it off i had nonproblem paying for my error in sauce selection however they didnt even ask they just took my meal completely off the bill. The experience alone was worth every penny, and we will definitely be back! They even brought us a chocolate cake to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you Rugby Grill for making our 10th anniversary amazing!
A great business breakfast location. Great food and service.
Great brunch, great service. Food was tasty. Will return soon.
The staff is friendly.
The service is prompt.
There was no wait for my reservation.
The restaurant was quiet, clean, and peaceful.
Great place for breakfast meetings and especially during this period of Covid, they check all the boxes on the proper CDC protocols. Food and service always excellent!
The Rugby Grille is always fantastic. Aurora, Emmanuel, David, Jeffrey and Rhett were awesome.
Best breakfast in Birmingham. Jeff is a truly professional server and anticipates everything. The omelettes are delicious and the outside patio is so pleasant on a weekend morning. Strongly recommend Rugby Grille.
There seemed to be some confusion or hesitation in regard to service upon arrival. I believe staff were trying to limit contact but did so in a way that made myself and my party feel awkward. Perhaps an investment in technology that would allow for safe distances when placing order or submitting payment after the meal.
The food was just okay. The appetizer was cold when it arrived to the table even though we were basically the only guests at the restaurant. Although a fresh, hot replacement was requested and received. The steak was dry, a bit over cooked, and the serving size side dishes was not filling especially for the price of the meal.
I will more than likely not return to the Rugby Grille.
I chose Rugby Grille for brunch with the intent of catching-up with a friend I had not seen in some time. The expectation was that we'd do a lot of talking and the venue fit that need very well. We were seated a decent distance away from others so as to have a private conversation through the meal and the overall noise level of the restaurant was low, as well. I ordered the lox, thinking it would just be a sandwich, yet this giant platter arrived to my delight. While I asked for a second bagel, there was easily enough fish to make three bagel sandwiches, nevermind all the accompaniments, lol. It was a great spread and no shortage of food whatsoever.
Our dining event was a business meeting with drinks and appetizers. Elected to sit inside given the 90 degree outside temperatures. The setting, the drinks and the food is always worthy of praise.
Always a pleasant experience when we dine at Rugby Grille. The food and service is impeccable. Will always return! Thanks for always making it special for us!
First time dining at the Rugby. It was our 5th wedding anniversary. Waiter was outstanding. Room was perfect and the food and wine were outstanding. We absolutely dine here again.
There’s no better server (at any restaurant) than Jessica!! Hi
We had dinner to celebrate our anniversary. The weather was perfect for sitting on the patio. Noah our waiter was very attentive and helpful. The food was very good and presented well. This is one of our favorite place to eat.
We just didn’t like the choice of music being top 40. It’s supposed to be an elegant restaurant so we expected French or bistro type music
Always a wonderful experience. Plenty of outside tables making it very comfortable. Food and service are always top notch. The breakfast is the best in the city. You simply cannot go wrong here. A first class experience.
Consistently outstanding food and service. They always get it right. Rib eye is so delicious. I strongly recommend. One of the best experiences in Detroit.
food is overpriced and only average in quality. Service was only fair as well, as we waited for a long time to place our orders. Then our food arrived and we had to wait for our waiter to bring silverward. Many other places in Birmingham are better than this.
Always great food, great service and great location!
Breakfast outside on the patio is awesome!
Started with a couple of glasses of rose eating on the Patio, enjoying the weather. Always love the shrimp cocktail. They always do it right! The steak au poirve (filet w/cracked pepper and au jus) cooked medium rare was delicious and ended with cheesecake and fried carrot cake with vanilla bean ice cream was wow!
Great breakfast, fabulous service! Serene and I am always happy to have a meal here.
We love the Rugby Grille. Perfect for brunch or dinner and stroll around Birmingham. Besides the wonderful food and comfortable, upscale setting, the staff is the absolute best anywhere. We love Manny and Jeff!
Excellent service and very safe conditions
You can order delivery directly from Rugby Grille using the Order Online button. Rugby Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 642-5999.
Rugby Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 792 OpenTable diners.
Rugby Grille does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.townsendhotel.com/fine-dining/rugby-grille-bar-restaurant-metro-detroit-michigan.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.