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.
We were particularly impressed with the knowledge and service of our server Jessica. Wonderful evening make better by her.
Great food. The ambiance was quiet. The bar scene was not vibrant. Older crowd.
Looking forward to dining there again. It was fabulous! Food was great as was our server Steven. So enjoyable. Thank you!
Seems to be the place to dine for business! Great food and service!
Outstanding service and food quality. We really enjoy dining at the Rugby Grille.
Jeffrey provided great service. The food was excellent, great service & warm atmosphere. Loved it.
Great breakfast and service per usual.
The experience was great. The food was very good and the ambiance was excellent.
Beautiful restaurant offering great entrees and unprecedented service. I did my engagement here and stayed the night at the hotel, the experience was beyond my expectations and the lady was equally impressed.
Excellent ambiance and great place for a romantic night out!
Usually the food is very good, but for the brunch, i had scrambled eggs that were very dry and tasteless. The rest was ok but not outstanding for the price you pay.
Truly the finest restaurant in Greater Detroit.
Great meal. Try the duck la orange for two! Foie is delicious as an appetizer. End with the chocolate cake. #todiedor
The staff will go out of their way to make it a great experience.
The Townsend is always a special place to bring guests. It never disappoints. Entrees were perfect!
Jessica our server and Jerome the manager made us feel so comfortable! They did a fabulous job!
Service was good, food was not to the level of expectation. I will try them once more for dinner since I only visited for brunch, im hoping dinner will live up to the hype of this place. I do have to say that the Beignets were amazing, everything else was OK
Our food and service were very good. We wil return.
Chicken on all salads served cold. That leads me to believe that all chicken was pre-cooked, stored in the fridge, then plopped onto the salad. Disgusting.
This is our new favorite brunch place! Everything was fabulous, especially the service. Jeff was great! Everything was great!!!
Everything was perfection , the service , the food and our lovely booth. Thank you for a fabulous evening ..
Over-priced and bleh.
No ambiance, we felt like we were in a wedding reception stuffed into a dining room.
Portions were extremely small (three quarter sized scallops) and the preparation was just OK; nothing extraordinary.
Definitely pricey for the meal and atmosphere we experienced.
As we were wrapping up our quite, business contract signing business lunch, who came walking through the hotel lobby & dinning area but the entire Chicago Bulls NBA Team in town to play the Detroit Pistons the following evening !!!!
Food was great for omnivores and the menu included a wonderful vegan dish as well. Fabulous evening with great wine, food and the service was impeccable.
Terrible experience from the start. Server, Emanuel and food were A-1 but hostess obviously was under orders to not seat main dining room or not seat it with children so we were made to wait for 45 minutes with hungry children even though the entire dining room was open. The manager never came to speak to us though standing around, avoided eye contact and was all around unhelpful. Like I said the food and waiter were great but that was of little help to over tired and over hungry family.
Great service and high quality food, definitely a special occasion destination
Delicious meal, great ambiance, wonderful service! Love this place.
Solid food. Ok service. Convenient location. Really enjoyed the comfortable environment.
WOW! what an amazing restaurant! the classy wait staff, the professional management,the beautiful anniversary table set up that made my wifes night...than the food, Oh God, the food, greatest fish ever, comes out in a timely manner, Alex the server was great...i can keep going on and on, just make a date, and go experience this place...cant wait to go back.!
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.