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Reviewed 13 October 2022

I have been at the Rugby Grill many times for breakfast, both business breakfasts and family breakfasts. The food and service are consistently great.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Townsend Hotel, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2022

Dear MarkD3367HF Thank you for choosing to dine at the Rugby Grille Restaurant on your recent visit! Your kind comments regarding your positive experiences are certainly appreciated! We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future! Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing Director...More

Reviewed 16 August 2022

I had a breakfast business meeting at this Grille, thinking it might be a good restaurant since it's owned by The Townsend Hotel. I ordered a vegetarian omelette and made sure to ask the waiter not to have any meat in it. I remembered this...vividly because the waiter joked and asked me if I wanted hot spices on it. I said not this early in the morning. I also ordered potatoes to go with the meal. I took one bite of the omelette and I noticed a strange pink ingredient coming out. I checked it and it was full of bacon inside. I called Mr. Waiter to tell him, and he blamed it on the cook. There were hardly any customers in the restaurant so it was not really busy for this kind of eatery to make this mistake and miss a simple instruction. The waiter apologized and brought me another omelette; it was vegetarian alright but with spinach, which I asked him to exclude. The potatoes and the omelette practically tasted nothing even with lots of salt, pepper, and ketchup. I certainly do not recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Steven Kalczynski, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2022

Dear Khalil, As we discussed in your Google posting providing feedback, we are certainly sorry that this was your experience. Certainly not acceptable and not to the level we are know for. As I mentioned, please let me know when you return so that I...More

Reviewed 9 August 2022

The burger was soooo good! Beautiful presentation! And what was even better about the burger was the service. I felt so taken care of. My iced tea was never empty and our server was so patient with us while we decided what to order. Highly...recommend. Can't wait to go back...now the question would be - order the burger again or try something new?!?More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Steven Kalczynski, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2022

Dear javaka7e, Thank you for choosing to stay and to dine at The Townsend Hotel and Rugby Grille Restaurant on your recent visit to "walkable" Birmingham, Michigan! Your kind comments regarding your positive experiences are certainly appreciated! We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming...More

Reviewed 7 August 2022

It has been a while since dining here and I missed it. Upon entering the hotel doors and approaching the restaurant something seemed off....and not in a good way. Several staff members were gathered at the hostess' station gossiping. I thought to myself, "..is this...the Rugby at the Townsend?" I asked the hostess, to be seated on the patio and was rudely told "no" due to the weather forecast. Soon thereafter, the restaurant manager gladly walked another party to the patio. hmmm.... I brushed it off and prepared myself to order. The waiter approached but had no jacket. His shirt, like many other team members, was a dingy white and wrinkled. He did the best he could, but it was quickly apparent that he did not have the panache and skills that I am used to having at the Rugby. I chose the grilled half chicken with root vegetables and a wonderful Bordeaux. It is a meal that I have had previously. When it arrived, it appeared more like a sectioned Cornish game hen that a standard chicken. Wow!! How times have changed. The restaurant manager walked back and forth several times but never stopped at this table. Sad to say, but that is not "The Rugby Grill". It is more like the "restaurant" at the Townsend. Another lost customer.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Steven Kalczynski, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2022

Dear Perfect_Fan_Food_Ser, Thank you for returning to dine with us and we are certainly sorry you had a negative experience on your visit. Your experience is certainly not indicative of the service we have been known for over the past 34 years and do hope...More

Reviewed 5 August 2022

The experience my team had at The Townsend Hotel and Rugby Grill was beyond my expectations! Our team flew in from out of town and hosted a filming event to highlight Townsend Hotel on a national show and had a delicious lunch at Rugby Grill....The moment you step foot in front of the Townsend doors, you are greeting with a warm welcome and that feeling carries throughout the luxurious property. Lunch was absolutely delicious! Our time at The Townsend hotel was second to none, and hands down the most excellent experience we've had!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Steven Kalczynski, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2022

Dear H8122HMerikam, Thank you for choosing to stay and to dine at The Townsend Hotel and Rugby Grille Restaurant on your recent visit to "walkable" Birmingham, Michigan! Your kind comments regarding your positive experiences are certainly appreciated! We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming...More

Reviewed 5 August 2022

Top notch fresh food in a comfortable atmosphere. We sat outside for lunch; and had excellent service. They had several salads, a few sandwiches, and a few entrees. Not a wide variety of choices, but everything cooked to perfection with a good mix of ingredients,...fresh vegetables or fruit. It was expensive; yet lived up to the price.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Steven Kalczynski, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2022

Dear 795davec, Thank you for choosing to stay and to dine at The Townsend Hotel and Rugby Grille Restaurant on your recent visit to "walkable" Birmingham, Michigan! Your kind comments regarding your positive experiences are certainly appreciated! We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming...More

Reviewed 4 August 2022 via mobile

What an incredible resort, hotel! This hotel, invites you to feel welcomed the moment you pull up in front of it! Walking in the main lobby I felt comfortable immediately, and I felt like I belong here. It’s so luxurious, the finishes in the hotel...are gorgeous, and I have a funny feeling, will be back here very soonMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Steven Kalczynski, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2022

Dear Scott G, Thank you for choosing to host your event at The Townsend Hotel and Rugby Grille Restaurant on your recent visit to "walkable" Birmingham, Michigan! Your kind comments regarding your positive experiences are certainly appreciated! We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming...More

Reviewed 4 August 2022 via mobile

My business hosted a media event at the Townsend hotel today. I cannot say enough about the elite client service and red carpet experience that they provided to me, my team members and our guests. These were high profile Michigan business clients and the Townsend...did nothing less than impress! - Not to mention the complementary dining experience at the rugby Grill. Pure class.Thank you!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Steven Kalczynski, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2022

Dear 362judiel, Thank you for choosing to host your event at The Townsend Hotel and Rugby Grille Restaurant on your recent visit to "walkable" Birmingham, Michigan! Your kind comments regarding your positive experiences are certainly appreciated! We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you...More

Reviewed 3 August 2022 via mobile

I am a regular at this hotel. I absolutely love EVERY bit of my experience each time I visit…from the bell guys escorting me in to the lobby, to the front desk concierge/service, to the managerial operations…and NOW the new head chef at the Rugby...Grille. My dinner was spectacular. I can never get enough of this place!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Steven Kalczynski, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2022

Dear fallonn13, Thank you for choosing to stay and to dine at The Townsend Hotel and Rugby Grille Restaurant on your recent visit to "walkable" Birmingham, Michigan! Your kind comments regarding your positive experiences are certainly appreciated! We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming...More

Reviewed 28 June 2022 via mobile

A friend of mine and I popped in here for a quick appetizer as we were both on to different destinations afterward and passing time. The restaurant is in the prestigious Townsend Hotel, so it was no surprise that it was on the very pricey...side. However, the menu, food and service were impeccable, too. We ordered the charcuterie board, which was certainly out of the ordinary, which I appreciated. I also got a watermelon gazpacho which was fantastic and unique and hit the spot on a warm summer day. A lovely place to dine, along with a lovely overall experience in a charming town, as long as you don’t mind the pricier side of dining.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Townsend Hotel, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2022

Dear leorag603, Thank you for choosing to dine at The Townsend Hotel's Rugby Grille Restaurant on your recent visit to "walkable" Birmingham, Michigan! Your kind comments regarding your positive experiences are certainly appreciated! We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back in the...More

Reviewed 1 March 2022

Wonderful little restaurant with a very attentive staff and great food! We went for brunch, the quiche was amazing! The atmosphere is very classy and elegant. Highly recommend for any kind of gathering!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Townsend Hotel, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2022

Dear iamtigerbee, Thank you for choosing to dine at The Townsend Hotel's Rugby Grille Restaurant on your recent visit to "walkable" Birmingham, Michigan! Your kind comments regarding your positive experiences are certainly appreciated! We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back in the...More

Reviewed 28 February 2022

I have eaten at the Rugby Grille many times in the past. I recently stayed at the Hotel and had breakfast ,lunch and dinner at the Rugby Grille. Well i must say that the quality and consistency of the food was very good. At breakfast...I had oatmeal and a side of pancakes. The pancakes are a must have. At lunch I had the Rugby Burger and fries. My burger was done just the way I ordered it. When it came t dinner I had the Dover sole and I could have eaten two portions it was so good. Another note that made the experience so good was that the service was really impeccable. I really have no complaints.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Townsend Hotel, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2022

Dear ahelfman2326, Thank you for choosing to dine at The Townsend Hotel's Rugby Grille Restaurant on your recent visit to "walkable" Birmingham, Michigan! Your kind comments regarding your positive experiences are certainly appreciated! We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back in the...More

Reviewed 13 November 2021

From the moment we arrived, until the moment we left, we had an absolutely incredible dining experience. The food is amazing. We will be back again soon! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Townsend Hotel, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2021

Dear davidbZ7904OF, Thank you for choosing to dine at The Townsend Hotel's Rugby Grille Restaurant on your recent visit to "walkable" Birmingham, Michigan! Your kind comments regarding your positive experiences are certainly appreciated! We look forward to the opportunity of having you return in the...More

Reviewed 17 July 2021 via mobile

Just a welcoming feeling upon entering; immediate seating and attention. Service was outstanding and serving staff was very attentive. My food was exactly the way I ordered it. I have been dining at the Rugby Grill frequently before and during pandemic and always felt safe...with wonderful service and meals. Feeling is enhanced with restrictions now more openMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Townsend Hotel, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2021

Dear RoyfromTroy, Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent visit to The Rugby Grille. We appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience and we look forward to the opportunity of having you return in the future! Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing...More

Reviewed 12 July 2021

I was searching for a graduation cake for my daughter's party. She is vegan and gluten-free. The pastry chef provided me with the most amazing, beautiful cake! And it was so delicious! My guests were impressed and my daughter was thrilled!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Townsend Hotel, General Manager at Rugby Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2021

Dear traduda, Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent purchase from The Townsend Bakery. We appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience and we look forward to the opportunity of having you return in the future! Sincerely, Steven Kalczynski Managing...More

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Good Day, Thank you for your interest. We are an ala carte restaurant offering "breakfast" offerings on the weekends. We hope to see you there! Remember to make a reservation!
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