Rugby Grille

4.7
880 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Carry out is available! To place an order please visit our website www.rugbygrille.com or call 248-642-5999

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.

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Experiences

  • Thanksgiving Dinner

    $95.00 per person

    Nov 25, 2021 only

    Join 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, 2021

    This 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 880 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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vipMIchaelA
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary
Fantastic service and food!

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vipJohnL
Detroit
76 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the ambience of the Grille. Good, drinks, food and service.

JT
JonT
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was very good as usual. The server did a really good job.

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viplmelyussif
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect brunch spot, as always.

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DebraP
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipPedro
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, one of best steaks I have had in a long long time !!!!! Service was excellent Great night

JT
JonT
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good! The food was excellent. The overall atmosphere was very nice and relaxing.

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johna
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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MichaelG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Wimv
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went over for brunch on Saturday. Excellent food, great beverages, impeccable service. What a great experience!

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MarkN
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

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.

JF
JulieF
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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vipchar
Detroit
46 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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 ....

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vipRDPP
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent as always!

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MARIA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JASON OUR SERVER REMEMBERED ME AND WAS VERY CORDIAL AND HELPFUL. FOOD EXCELLENT AS ALWAYS. OLD SCHOOL CLASSY HOTEL...LOVE IT!

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vipKimberlyL
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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GinaT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio!

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vipGreat
Philadelphia
409 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent service as well had delicious food. Everything was perfect. We highly recommend it.

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PeteRydell
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service from the Valet to our Host to our Server. Food is always good but very pricey for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , awesome service !

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vipHojo
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Mark
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful staff and exceptional food. Somewhat overpriced compared to similar Birmingham Restaurants.

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vipDaytonGal
Munich
175 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch. Lovely menu. Good price point. Very nice decor. EXCELLENT service. We enjoyed it very much.

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JoanneF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and food. Well done!

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vipDiner1
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food superb as usual, especially the French onion soup. Prices have gone up on many items but still a great dining experience.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 :)

JT
JonT
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the server was excellent.

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jims
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Cocktails were delicious. Perfect charcuterie board, Caesar salad and sole fish. Service was great. Sat in bar area, a little noisy.

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Gigi37215
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was lovely except loud extremely under-dressed teenagers that detracted from our special night out.

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Vicki
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CFFZFF
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

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 !

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vipAlexN
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DianeM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was wonderful from the hostess, to the waiter, the food, the restrooms.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and staff. The chef did an amazing job. Looking forward to my next dinner

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MatthewA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I liked this place. Food was good staff was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was delicious!

TL
TanishaL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time & we will be back.

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vipLionslayer
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kerina, Aurora & David were fantastic.

FAQs

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.

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