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 since 2016.
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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
The quality of food, service and ambiance has significantly decreased over the past 1-2 years. Not a special place to dine anymore....
Great outdoor seating and the food, as always, was outstanding.
I went there with friend and family for diner
Service was very poor
The food was cold not great for the price
And I had a fruit platter at end was very skimpy.
Was not a good experience
Dessert was wonderful! It was three fresh little berry pies with a biscuit crust warmed just right!
Exquisite food that is prepared to pefection, and truly impeccable service. Dark, quiet, private atmosphere
Just average...nothing great or, truly wonderful to make you want to return.
Love they serve omelets and eggs all day!
Our server, Jessica was amazing. She has a great personality and she was very sincere. The restaurant was clean and it was a nice touch of them to offer a complementary slice of birthday cake.
Always a very tasty meal at the Townsend! Nothing else to add
Perfect place for a business lunch or social meeting with great food and service
Food was just okay for the price, no dish stood out as great. Service was lovely. Ambiance is nice but tables are very close together.
Outstanding professional service, menu creative without being silly, no rush during our special dinner. Highly recommend for special occasions!
New York strip was amazing.
Montgomery was an amazing server and made our experience at the restaurant very enjoyable! We will definitely be back!
This restaurant has become grossly over priced. Nearly $500 for four people with one glass of wine each.
Great breakfast! Love the oatmeal! Egg white omelets were wonderful too!
We had friends in town staying at the Townsend and other breakfast spots were packed due to it being the Dream Cruise weekend, so we ate at the hotel. I had eggs, bacon and toast ($18), which were unremarkable, my husband got oatmeal (loaded with wonderful fresh berries, very good), our friends got eggs Benedict and French toast, both good. The environment is lovely, the service was not rushed at all but still attentive and the best part was that there were no crowds (due to the pricing, without a doubt, but it was worth it to have a lovely and quiet meal.)
The service and food was very good. Will be back soon
Our favorite restaurant. Great food and ambiance. Love Abul!
Amazing as always
Had a 7 pm reservation. Left at 9:15. Service very slow. 3 Dover soles 2 had bones in them chicken was very good. The special pasts was the size of appetizer. Unusual experience for this location. Very disappointing as usually top notch always expect it to be excellent as it is very expensive
Very good food and service, though be warned that the two dollar sign price point and "$30 and under" is an absolute lie. Expect to pay $100 per person for dinner. It isn't necessarily overpriced, but if you're going there expecting anything in a lower price point because you saw their OpenTable listing, you'll be quite surprised. Otherwise the restaurant is nice and what you'd expect from the renowned (if not aging and showing signs of "frumpiness") Townsend.
Everything was amazing and top notch. The only thing to note is that the legend should show as three or four $ and not just two $.
We had a delightful breakfast for my friend's breakfast and it was so beautiful.
Fantastic evening spent at the rugby Grille in Birmingham with close friends. The service and meal were impeccable. Jerome (manager) and our server made us feel very welcome.
Started with their amazing shrimp cocktail and ended with one of their specialty drinks - the Hummer!
I always recommend this restaurant 2 our friends. You will not be disappointed.
My wife and I from time to time eat breakfast here and it's pretty good. Other than the toast comes out different EVERY TIME! I know it sounds small, but it's TOast! Today my wife's lobster omelette was over cooked. Other than that everything else was fine.
Birthday dinner. Excellent service
I always find the staff at the Grill very engaging and helpful. This is one of the added benefits to a great meal.
The setting was very private.
Our waitress was polite and knowledgeable. The food and wine were excellent.
Great food and service! We ate outside on the patio!
Exceptional on all levels, food, wine, and service. Love the Rugby Grille!
One of our regular dinner places. Consistently good food and good service. We are never disappointed!
Fabulous, first class all the way; but a very comfortable, hip vibe
The food is very good to outstanding, but the service is impeccable. The waitstaff is friendly and attentive without being intrusive.
The waiter largely ignored us, it took almost 20 minutes to take our order
Everything about the Rugby Grille is top notch. Food is great and you cannot beat the service.
Good was excellent. We had a wonderful breakfast. Service was impecable.
Our service was horrible. Our food was just ok. How could our waiter at this level restaurant be so bad? And for breakfast? Our “appetizers” (breakfast starters) came out right before our breakfast was served, we were never checked on even though our waiter was taking pictures at another table. We were missing part of our starters, our meal came, we weren’t checked on again and we ran out of water (literally no one came to fill our water) you need to check your service. Now we won’t be back until this experience is no longer on our minds. We expect more.
Excellent food and excellent service; an excellent restaurant choice for my family and I and we will always have fond memories of this fine dining experience; we celebrated our only daughter who recently obtained her J. D. Degree; we’ll definitely return.
Rugby always has the best food and probably the best brunch around. Service is always on point as well.