Rugby Grille

The Rugby Grille is a world-class, unpretentious restaurant serving an array of creative appetizers, entrees and tempting desserts in a classical setting that makes for a true, one-of-a-kind dining experience. The Rugby Grille has been recognized with the following awards: "Top Ten Best Restaurants in the United States" by Zagat's Restaurant Guide, the coveted AAA-Four Diamond award, the Forbes Travel Guide “Recommended” rating and The Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence” for its wine program.

From the moment you are greeted by our reception staff, to our Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, to the final satisfying dessert creations by our Pastry Chef, you can be certain that dining has been redefined. Relax in the traditional setting of the Grille room with its crisp white tablecloths complemented by fine silver and sparkling crystal wine glasses, enjoy the natural light in the Gallery, or dine al fresco on our seasonal patio. Our professional service staff will ensure you experience a defining level of attention and culinary creations. Executive Chef Drew Sayes and his skilled staff use only the freshest ingredients and best products to mastermind an array of flavors sure to delight every palate.

Cooking With Style

Experience the taste of style and share your passion for cooking in this informative series of cooking classes presented by The Townsend Hotel and Leslie Jacobs Associates.

Classes are held from 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Class and dinner: $125.00 (inclusive of tax and gratuity)

November 9th- All American Thanksgiving

For Cooking With Style reservations or additional information, please contact Leslie Jacobs at 248-505-1019.









Thanksgiving at the Rugby Grille

The Rugby Grille will be open Thursday, November 26th to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Chef Drew Sayes and his culinary team have created a special four course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu available beginning at 11:00a.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 248-642-5999 or on Open Table.

Thanksgiving Menu


Rugby Grille Whiskey Club

Enjoy a monthly whiskey tasting at the Rugby Grille complemented by light h'ors d'oeuvres from 5pm-6:30pm. Our beverage team will be on hand to discuss the whiskeys and answer questions.  Reservations are required due to limited seating and can be made by calling 248-642-5999. 

October 22nd-Bourbon Whiskey

November 19th-Rye Whiskey

December 17th-Islay Scotch





Cocktail Hour at the Rugby Grille

We invite you to join us at the Rugby Grille for Cocktail Hour. We offer a special small plates menu priced at $8 as well as $8 signature cocktails and weekly beer and wine specials.  This menu is available Monday through Friday from 3:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M.


Cocktail Hour Small Plates Menu


Cocktail Hour Gallery






Rugby Grille Reservation

BREAKFAST 6:30 A.M.-10:30 A.M.

LUNCH 10:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M.

DINNER 3:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M. 

WEEKEND BRUNCH 6:30 A.M.- 3:00 P.M.

For reservations, please call: 248.642.5999 or OpenTable



Rugby Grille OpenTable





Virtual Tour of Rugby Grille