Dining and Catering at the Townsend Hotel Fast Facts


The luxurious TOWNSEND HOTEL offers numerous dining options for guests. Under the direction of the Executive Chef, THE TOWNSEND HOTEL'S culinary fare consistently garners rave reviews in local, national and international circles. From afternoon tea to gourmet celebrations, THE TOWNSEND HOTEL turns every culinary encounter into an unforgettable experience.

Rugby Grille

Step into the world of exquisite cuisine and unparalleled service, wrapped in the elegant ambiance of a premier Metro Detroit restaurant.  The Rugby Grille offers a one-of-a-kind, luxury dining experience in a classic setting. With a commitment to uncompromising service, the restaurant provides guests with a variety of the options including the Chef's Tasting Menu for guests wanting to experience dining as an art form and the Traditional Dinner Menu.

Guests will also be delighted with Chef's superior expertise in food and wine pairings. A perfect compliment to the extensive wine list with over 200 worldly selections.

This Four Diamond restaurant was also voted "Best Restaurant," in Zagat's 2008 survey. The Rugby Grille is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a delicious Sunday brunch.

The Corner

THE CORNER is a true Birmingham original. Located adjacent to THE TOWNSEND HOTEL.

Guests will enjoy an impressive selection of first-class wines and champagnes hand picked from around the world. All varieties are available by the glass including Dom Perignon. THE CORNER also features an eclectic selection of premier spirits including Small Batch Bourbons, Single Malt Scotches, XO Cognacs, and Premium Vodkas. Knowledgeable members of the bar staff concoct hundreds of cocktails raging from the award-winning Mojito and Flirtini to the original Mai Tai. Guests can also indulge in a specially-selected light-fare menu developed by the hotel's Executive Chef.

THE CORNER'S decor is unquestionably urban chic with stainless steel, mahogany, pewter tiles, mosaic tiles, and beveled glass. Euro-Contemporary light fixtures, an intimate layout, and a striking backlit bar lend a trendy feel to this unique locale.

An inventive lighting system with spots and rotating lights creates an edgy enhancement to the surround sound of soul, contemporary, classics and rhythm and blues. THE CORNER also offers live entertainment every night of the week with live performers and Metro Detroit's best DJs.

In 2009, The Corner was recognized by Hour Media Magazine as the "Best Corner Bar".

The Townsend Bakery

The enticing aroma of freshly baked goods draws visitors to THE TOWNSEND BAKERY. With delectable breads, delicate scones and rich tortes, choices are always difficult to make. In addition to delicious baked goods, homemade soups and sandwiches are also available for carryout.

THE TOWNSEND BAKERY is well known for catering with its elaborate cakes and elegant pastries. An on-site chocolatier is available to design custom-made creations. THE TOWNSEND BAKERY is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday.


THE TOWNSEND HOTEL offers full service, on-site catering for two to 500 guests. With the culinary vision of the chef, guests will enjoy delectable food and impeccable service. From weddings, formal occasions, corporate events or intimate dinners to a garden party or an Asian inspired luncheon, the theme possibilities are endless. Private homes or businesses may also receive catering by request.

Afternoon Tea

In the English tradition, afternoon tea is served as a relaxing midday break with satisfying, yet light fare, including delicious finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, preserves, pastries and a selection of fine teas.

Live classical music provides a charming backdrop for this refined afternoon break. The Townsend Tea Director is available to create and orchestrate an afternoon of elegance and time-honored tradition in the Tea Lobby. Offered Tuesday through Saturday afternoons, reservations are required. Private seating is available for larger groups.

The desirable gift of tea can be given as a gift certificate for your family and friends to experience the art of the tradition.

In-room Dining

Guests need not leave the comfort of their room to enjoy the flawless service and cuisine of THE TOWNSEND HOTEL. An in-room menu is offered daily and includes enticing specials from the Rugby Grille.

As a four star hotel, THE TOWNSEND's in-room dining services go beyond meals. Mouthwatering desserts, wine and cheese trays and champagne with chocolate-covered strawberries are just a few of the specialties available for delivery. Upon request, staff may provide personal tableside service and wine by the glass.


The Rugby Grille was voted "Best Restaurant," by Zagat's in 2006 Survey and awarded "Top 10 Table 2004 & 2005," by the Detroit Free Press.


For more information, contact JASON BROWN, PublicCityPR 248.252.1687