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Date
Mon, 1/22
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9:00 PM
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Rugby Grille

4.7
541 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Voted by OpenTable diners as one of the Best Overall Contemporary American Cuisine in Detroit in 2016, you’re come to the right place!

The Rugby Grille, located inside Birmingham’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 Executive Chef Eric Avila and his 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 for 2016 & 2017.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Steak
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 6:300am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm to 6:00pm; Light Menu: Saturday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm and Daily 10:00pm-close; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(248) 642-5999
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Cross street: Pierce & Merrill
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Mon 1:30PM - 2:45PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM
Tue - Wed 1:30PM - 2:45PM
Thu 1:30PM - 2:45PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM

What 541 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.0
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vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0
Dined a day ago

Warm atmosphere, friendly professional service in a lovely setting

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining here recently. Our waiter was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We shared a wedge salad, dover sole and braised short ribs. Yum! The chocolate cake was a very pleasant end to a wonderful meal.
We will definitely eat here again!

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DocMike (Detroit)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Awesome service provided by Montgomery! He ruled!!! Food was great, not cheap, but you get what you pay for, quality!!!!
Rib was to die for, scallops yummy!
We will be back!!!

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Jgamma1980s (Detroit)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Outstanding as always. Went for lunch. Superior service and food. The best restaurant in the Birmingham area in my opinion. Highly recommend!

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MeloneyL (Detroit)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful night out with my husband! Delicious martinis, great wine, amazing food...and we could talk! No music blasting so loud you can’t have a conversation. The wait staff is lovely and the room is cozy. Just a fabulous date. All around!! Their brunch is also lovely!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

First time ever disappointed with Rugby. Hair in our food, waiter no where to be found and didn’t compensate for either.

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Balletgirl (Detroit)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Impeccable service with excellent food options. Love the ambience. Not your typical restaurant. It's above all others.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

We went on a Wednesday evening so I was afraid food would be compromised, however, it was not the case. My steak was cooked perfectly and service was wonderful.

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juliab (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful evening. Our only criticism was the recommendation of wine was very expensive and that might have been mentioned with the recommendation.

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vipDownhillZen (Detroit)
4.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

Let’s get this straight....open table has this mis-marked as $30 and under. Most of the entrees run $45+ for dinner. That said, food was good and service exceptional. The old fashion cocktail I had could be better. Have and will repeat.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Steak
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 6:300am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm to 6:00pm; Light Menu: Saturday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm and Daily 10:00pm-close; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Cross street
Pierce & Merrill
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(248) 642-5999
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Catering
The Townsend Hotel provides a wide variety of venues to accommodate your needs. Our brand new Clancy Room can accommodate up to 30 for a Rugby Grille private dinner. Please call for specific details.
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Parking details
Valet parking is available at restaurant entrance (100 Townsend Street) or two hour complimentary parking at the Pierce Street Garage is located right next door.
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Executive chef
Eric Avila
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
The Rugby Grille can celebrate all special occasions i.e. birthdays, engagements, small dinner parties, or a special night out. Just let us know how we can creat and enhance your celebration!

Private Dining

The Rugby Grille is the perfect place to host a variety of events such as corporate business dinners, birthday celebrations, wedding showers, and engagement celebrations.

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