Grey Gables Inn

Grey Gables Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.greygablesinn.com/
  • Phone: 2315479261
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Global, International, Gastro Pub
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: US 31
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Grey Gables Inn
Today Grey Gables continues to offer the kind of traditional up-north dining experience that has made the restaurant a favorite Charlevoix destination for nearly 75 years. Owners Kelly and Darren Romano are Culinary Institute of America graduates. Their recipe for success combines a flair for creativity with the freshest ingredients to provide a satisfying dining experience that will leave a lasting impression.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Grey Gables Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (30)neighborhood gem (29)special occasion (26)fit for foodies (22)good for groups (9)notable wine list (9)great for outdoor dining (5)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We especially enjoyed the $44 for two special with an entree, bottle wine and dessert for two. Combination of good food, good service and good prices makes this restaurant a WINNER..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carol
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We hadn't been to this restaurant for awhile, but so glad we visited again. Very nice ambience, quiet, food was very good and Aaron (our server, sorry if spelled wrong) was great. He made the evening even more enjoyable with his delightful demeanor and prompt service. We'll definitely come here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic dinner
    Ejgregory
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Have celebrated a couple anniversary dinners and absolutely love the food and the service. Will go back again!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PjmmVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is a classic old restaurant. Favorite time for us is Fall or Winter. Food always good. Bar a little more upbeat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Grey Gables!
    LakeGoddess
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Four of us had dinner at Grey Gables for the first time and simply loved it! Each of us raved about our apps, salads and entrees. The Mussels Diablo were divine. The app came complete with wonderful bread to sop up the incredible sauce. We sat in the dining area which was lovely. Definitely will come and sit in the bar area too -it looked very inviting! Our server was the best. Thanks for such a great experience. We're looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big hipe advertising
    Unlucky
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was at best average, wine list lacked good local wines and the service lacked professional character!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible Experience
    RandeVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Start with the location--beautiful Charlevoix on a quaint street. Then add charming old home with a variety of rooms for comfortable seating. Wait staff, service is impeccable. We have our favorite, Pam, but each server is knowledgeable and attentive. The host takes good care of any customers' needs.Now----the food.They are known for their prime rib, and there's a reason. Simply wonderful. Darren, owner and chef, has a variety of delectable dishes from which to choose, to please any diner.If you're in the mood for an after-dinner libation, the bar is a great place to relax and enjoy. Don't miss this "one of a kind" dining establishment! It will become one of your favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Raves from Californians
    SnowbirdVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We went with friends who live in California and are used to 'eating well'. The man ordered the caesar salad to start with and said it was one of the best he's ever had. The woman had the white fish and said it 'melted in her mouth'. We frequently come here to eat and we always enjoy it. But, it's fun to bring out-of-towners and hear their raves, too.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place !
    Uplander
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We chose Grey Gables for the name, and it surpassed all expectations. The ambiance reminded us of the Victorian restaurants of Cape May, NJ. superior food and presentation, expert service and a notable wine list. A perfect package!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Charlevoix's best
    TrunkSlammer
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Grey Gables has been one of Charlevoix's best restaurants for more than a decade. It's CIA trained owners have supplemented a solid, traditional menu with elegant additions from elsewhere including a hangar steak and a mussels diablo. There are several specials on the supplemental menu that changes weekly. The service is always excellent. Charlevoix is blessed with several good restaurants, and Grey Gables is consistently on that list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice , quiet and good food
    ContiVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This restaurant is a pleasure to go to. The service is good and the food very good. We had the strip steak and the fish. Both were prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Dining in Charlevoix
    luvGreyGables
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The best restaurant in Charlevoix. Food, atmosphere, service and location are superb. My favorite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    7YearsMarried
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent food & service. Staff was friendly & knowledgeable of the menu. Really a great night out with my wife!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • better than remembered!
    luveetodine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Was here many years ago, and was not expecting the delicious food and fabulous presentation! The place could use a bit of updating, that's a bit picky, considering tasty food is the #1 thing for us!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional meal
    Akos
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I were pleasantly surprised when we were able to reserve a table 30 minutes before arriving on a Friday night! We were greeted by a friendly staff! We only had a 5 minute wait for a table on the porchand it was a delightful setting. The service provided by Aaron was very good! My husband had the prime rib special and was very pleased with the quality. I had the whitefish with pecans, also a special for the evening. It was delicious and an ample portion. The people at the other tables were very friendly and, like us, were there for an enjoyable dining experience. I love the fact that they provide shuttle service, which we will take advantage of next trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We're from NY
    nyfoodie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Ordered a salmon cake and it was a big mistake. One does NOT heat up smoked salmon. They quickly redeemed themselves with delicious scones ( I bought 12 to go) and wonderful Wal eye and white fish. Dessert was a disappointment. Description on the menu did not match what we were served. Cherries "moobilee" was just black cherry ice cream. The homemade brownie was a dry tiny square cookie and there were no fudge swirls in the ice cream. One can tell I love dessert. All in all we did enjoy our time at Grey Gables
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining experience!
    Ryan
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our food was fantastic and the live pianist was great. Overall, our entire party had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not recomended
    unhappy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    8/16/14 Arrived for a special night out for my wife's birthday. The table was great and the overall atmosphere was good. My wife ordered the stuffed white fish which she liked until she found a hair on it. The wait staffs response was oh sorry, I can get you another one but it will be 10-15 minutes. Disappointed she opted for the prime rib which was delivered by who I am assuming was the manager (he did not introduce himself nor he offered any apologies). The Prime rib was tuff and had no flavor. My scallops on the other hand were very good. Our bill was adjusted to the Prime rib price, but a simple offer to buy us a drink or desert would have been appropriate. All in all we felt that they could not care less about it. We will not return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was great except for one dish( the duck was very stringing could hardly be cut) they did replace it with another dish when sent back. Our specific waitperson was not very good. Never gave us the bread that all other diners received and seemed unsure of themselves.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sbzmom
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We visit Charlevoix at least once per summer and Grey Gables is on our list of "must do". Wednesday is sushi night and they nail it. We took our 3 kids (ages 15, 13, 11) and they were all thrilled with their meals (steaks, prime rib). It is a wonderful walk through the neighborhood from the marina where we stay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too great expectations
    delicious
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I had always wanted to come to Grey Gables because of its romantic reputation. The inflexibility of the chef was a real turnoff. Our son in San Francisco, who works in the restaurant industry, always educates that "if it's on the menu, you should be able to substitute!" I guess NOT at Grey Gables! The place is faded and shabby and the food was NOTHING special. Very poorly seasoned.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at Grey Gables
    Service
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Dinner started out great and our waitress Pam (we got her name at the end with our bill) was really nice, which changed by the end of our dinner. Probs: We got our bread but no butter, coffee no sugar & no Pam. We had to flag down another waiter each time to get it for us. When we finally flagged her down to order after dinner drinks-we got service with an attitude & rude comment! Our bill was all together, which we wanted separate bills & was told that we should have mentioned it to her earlier. First of all she wasn't around for us to mention & most waiters ask at the beginning. This was our 2nd visit, as we loved the ambience, food and service, if I had to have Pam as my waitress again-we wouldn't be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drhrl
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    ate outside for the first time. great ahi tuna appetizer and steak was served just as we wanted it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grey Gables
    Dobber
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food as always was excellent....service as always was spotty.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding experience
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had dinner on July 13 and both of us ordered the Salmon preparation with a leek preparation. It was one of the best Salmon dinners I have had. The entire dining experience was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Randy
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We went to Grey Gables Inn expecting pizza and maybe a beer but found that it was a fine dining restaurant as well. We would have stuck with the pizza and beer idea but they had a special (2 dinners for $44) that changed our minds. The food was excellent as well as the service. We would definately dine there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Good friends, good food, good entertainment (the piano player/singer was fabulous....a lot of fun!)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best Up North
    LGPamVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We have never been unhappy dining at GGs. The menu has lots of options. The salmon entree is always outstanding and beautifully presented. My husband raved about the special prime rib offered in 3 sizes. Kale salad with cherries and a lobster risotto to start - excellent. Service could be improved, but the detail to the food is incredible. A lovely setting on a quiet street!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 205 reviews are from the Grey Gables Inn reviews archive.
  • Lovely
    mirevans
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We were visiting the area and wanted a quiet, special, romantic place for dinner. The Gray Gables fit the bill perfectly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Larksfam
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Set in a quaint old house - food and service was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old and Grey
    Stuart809
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This aging lady needs a makeover as she has not aged gracefully.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was great !! The service not so... Waited to be greeted and beverage order taken. Also waited for our meals to be served.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect up North restaurant
    Eat9north
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Very good food and service. Staples such as Whitefish and Prime Rib. Terrific manager ( Chuck ) . Ask for Pam as server, too!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALWAYS A NICE PLACE TO GO
    Kitty60
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    It's nice to come here for a night out. The food is always good and the service as well. We love getting our "birthday" cards and getting together with friends to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food!!
    PastryGirl
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The chef creates outstanding food... using local, seasonal products availabe. The morel, asparagus pasta is to die for, along with the amish chicken!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful service and food
    MidMichFoodie
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We recently celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary at the Grey Gables. My lamb shank was fall-off-the-bone fabulous paired with a shiraz/Grenache Australian wine and my wife's fish was delectable. The mushroom bisque is a revelation, redolent of a little sherry maybe? The service was even better. Jordan, our server, remembered us from a prior visit last year and sat us a premium table with a nice view of the local neighborhood. The manager also came out to reminisce with us and the complementary almond crème brulee was very tasty. We live in Central Michigan and visit the Charlevoix area a couple of times a year and the Grey Gables has been on our agenda for around 10 years. Not all that pricey, a little sedate but worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Raims27
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Amazing amazing food! Yummy ribs! Great service!! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Easter Brunch
    wranglersgirl
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The brunch was good other than difficulty cutting into the roast beef. It was on the tough side. Also, would like to have seen a couple unique dishes. The choices were tasty but boring. Almost "grandma's house" type of choices. Desert table could have been more appealing. Waitress was excellent and victorian ambience was pleasant.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Handicap problems
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We took my mother to Grey Gables for Easter Brunch, I let them know a few times that she is in a wheel chair and would need easy access to the buffet. We were sat at the back of the restaurant which made it impossible for her to pick out her food, someone had to go get stuff for her and bring it back. Food was pretty good, although we felt the beef was tough and the ham was dried out. Jordan was our waitress and she did a nice job.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch - BEST!
    bdb7607
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Excellent selection, warm delicious variety of food and outstanding service made a very memorable Easter Brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet