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.
Thanksgiving Dinner$95.00 per person
Nov 25, 2021 onlyJoin us for a delicious 4 course prix-fixe dinner this Thanksgiving. We will be serving a beautiful, seasonally inspired menu with holiday classics as well as Rugby Grille staples. Seating times are 12:00PM, 3:00PM and 6:00PM, $95.00 per person plus 20% service charge and tax. There will be a children's a la carte menu available.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day$125.00 per person
Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2021This holiday season, gather with your family and friends for a delicious meal! Join us for a delicious 4 course prix fixe dinner this Christmas Eve or Day. We will be serving a beautiful, seasonally inspired menu with holiday classics as well as Rugby Grille staples. $125.00 per person plus 20% service charge and tax, A la carte menu available for children.
- 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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Fantastic service and food!
Always enjoy the ambience of the Grille. Good, drinks, food and service.
The food was very good as usual. The server did a really good job.
Perfect brunch spot, as always.
Went for the Dover Sole but it was dry and we had to send it back. Ordered the halibut. They were very gracious about it returning the sole. Halibut was very good
Honestly, one of best steaks I have had in a long long time !!!!! Service was excellent Great night
The service was very good! The food was excellent. The overall atmosphere was very nice and relaxing.
Dover sole $72 was way overcooked. Mushroom pasta was good. Asparagus side was ok but not hot. Service was very slow but friendly. Loud, seated next to bar without a barrier to ceiling to blunt the noise from over-beveraged patrons. Overall very disappointing. And over priced. Waiter did take the sole off the bill and served a gratis shrimp cocktail.
Great food and service.
My wife and I went over for brunch on Saturday. Excellent food, great beverages, impeccable service. What a great experience!
The food has gone downhill here. Great hotel, nice location and staff is very good. For the price the food is below what it should be. I ordered a chicken caesar and the chicken was so over cooked and dry. Our waitress was fabulous and it is a great place ofr a quiet meal.
We had a wonderful time celebrating my husband's birthday at Rugby Grille. The service was incredible and the food was outstanding. We asked for secluded outdoor seating to minimize COVID exposure for our little one and they made sure we had the perfect spot. We're already planning another visit.
Great service and food.
I cannot get over why you removed the Hydro-Bibb salad..... it was absolutely the best and my reason for lunching with you! Everytime i hope it is there and it isn't ....
Service and food were excellent as always!
JASON OUR SERVER REMEMBERED ME AND WAS VERY CORDIAL AND HELPFUL. FOOD EXCELLENT AS ALWAYS. OLD SCHOOL CLASSY HOTEL...LOVE IT!
I arrived for our reservation and was told by the hotel door man that the restaurant decided to close for lunch on Monday and Tuesday. I was never notified of this. Very unprofessional and disappointing as I had to scramble last minute to find a lunch location for myself and my clients.
Excellent service as well had delicious food. Everything was perfect. We highly recommend it.
Always great service from the Valet to our Host to our Server. Food is always good but very pricey for what you get.
Great food , awesome service !
Wonderful staff and exceptional food. Somewhat overpriced compared to similar Birmingham Restaurants.
Went for brunch. Lovely menu. Good price point. Very nice decor. EXCELLENT service. We enjoyed it very much.
Superb service and food. Well done!
Food superb as usual, especially the French onion soup. Prices have gone up on many items but still a great dining experience.
We had a great experience at Rugby grille. Our waitress Jessica was very nice and polite and the food was amazing. We really enjoyed the appetizer bread and butter and also our entrees (salmon and steak for the two of us), all very delicious and nicely presented. They even brought us a complementary cheesecake for our anniversary. Totally recommended :)
The food was very good and the server was excellent.
Very elegant yet comfortable restaurant with a varied menu that everyone should like. Staff service is very warming & professional. Also, a good location in the heart of Birmingham.
Cocktails were delicious. Perfect charcuterie board, Caesar salad and sole fish. Service was great. Sat in bar area, a little noisy.
Everything was lovely except loud extremely under-dressed teenagers that detracted from our special night out.
Molly , our wait staff person was excellent. She was very patient, resourceful and didn’t make us feel rushed. She brought out a beautiful
plate of strawberries with fresh whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate for our friends birthday!
Everything was perfect from the table outside to the delicious food.
For the first time in many years of patronage, we had a problem with our food. It was quickly and efficiently handled by our server and management. We will be back !
What a great experience. The ambiance and service are perfect. The food…what to say about the food. There are no words to describe how delicious the Thai gazpacho is. A must try when you’re there
The entire experience was wonderful from the hostess, to the waiter, the food, the restrooms.
Excellent restaurant and staff. The chef did an amazing job. Looking forward to my next dinner
I liked this place. Food was good staff was attentive.
Service was great, food was delicious!
Our first time & we will be back.
Kerina, Aurora & David were fantastic.
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 4.7 stars by 880 OpenTable diners.
Rugby Grille does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.townsendhotel.com/amenities-services.
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.