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 WinnerMost Booked
Grey Gables Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (26)romantic (26)fit for foodies (22)neighborhood gem (22)good for groups (8)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Excellence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
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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
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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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    Traveler
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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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    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 197 reviews are from the Grey Gables Inn reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Grey Gables Easter Brunch
    jfood
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This is a really special place - looks like it was someone's home with the tables placed in the various rooms. The food is terrific! The service very congenial and staff were very attentive. Table was prepared prior to our arrival. The buffet was kept well-stocked throughout our meal. The 3 foot chocolate fountain was a hit with the ladies at our table as was the desert bar with it's variety of site prepared deserts. We have been there for Mother's Day in the past and enjoyed the meal then as well.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our first visit
    HappyHoosier
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We made a 5:30 p.m. reservation to fit our personal schedule and accidentally discovered when we arrived at the restaurant that they offered an "early bird special for two" that was an outstanding value. We do not know how often this special is offered, but it was a fabulous value. Choice of four different entres, each of the two people can make their own choice from this list, plus a house or caesar sald for each person, plus a small hot fudge sundae for each person plus one bottle of either white or red wine. Didn't know about the special prior to arrival but it was great! Food and service were excellent and we won't hesitate to return when in the area even if there isn't another "early bird special."
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to us, so I took my husband there for his birthday! He was super happy with his food as well as myself. We signed up for the birthday/anniversary club which is a nice bonus next year whe we get to utilize it. Aaron was our server and he was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good experience.
    Kitty60
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We've always had great food and service here. You can make it a casual dining experience or you can dress it up! We've come in large groups and by ourselves as a couple and have always had very attentive service. The birthday/anniversary promotion is nice too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique, charming, great food
    Charlevoix6
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Just east of downtown Charlevoix in the unique Belvedere community, Grey Gables has long been a Charlevoix landmark restaurant. We enjoyed an excellent meal with great service. Our table ordered the filet, prime rib and white fish and all were well prepared. We finished off with the ever-popular Sanders hot fudge cream puff with extra hot fudge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again did not disappoint
    BarbP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We live in the area, eat here a few times a year and have never been disappointed. Six of us ate here for my husband's 70th birthday. The prime rib was excellent, according to two of our party, as was the pecan crusted whitefish, one of my favorites. The 2 for 42 deal can't be beat! Does tend to be noisy, but we were still able to carry on a conversation. Jordan, our waitress, was very informative and attentive, let us take our time, and did not make us feel rushed at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome experience
    Charlevoix
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Great gables is a place we have been driving by and curious about. After visiting their website we decided to make it a place to enjoy our wedding anniversary. This was such a great decision. They were so professional. Our waiter Aaron couldn't have been more knowledgable on the menu and helped me us choose the perfect meal with his recommendations. The general manger introduced himself and spoke kindly and the chef came out and introduced himself and spoke with us as we'll. thank you for such a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    chowhounds
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    What a great place to experience an evening dinner! We enjoyed the delicious meal, the warm and cozy atmosphere, and the hospitality of the waitstaff. The Grey Gables Inn will definitely merit a return trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort food elevated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    In a rare occurence, all six people in our party had the same entree; potato gnocchi with braised short ribs. The temps outside were in single digits, and this "homey" dish in an upscale presentation proved irresistable. We were not disappointed. What a wonderful way to chase away the chills; good friends, a great atmosphere, and comfort food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Evening at Grey Gables!
    Linda
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who values great food and knows that even if the food is excellent, it's the service that makes the meal special. We enjoyed our food selections, each one was high quality and delicious. The service was fantastic. Our server, Pam greeted us with a smile from the moment we were seated and she did a top-notch job making us feel welcome at Grey Gables! We would only ask for her when we go back again! The staff was very friendly, and a special shout out to bartender Matt for visiting us at the table and joining us for a special toast to a fantastic evening! The Grey Gables Inn is on our "not to be missed" list for our next trip to Charlevoix.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a new year's tradition
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We have a get-away condo in Petoskey - discovered Gray Gable four years ago - it has become our New Year's Eve tradition. Food is excellent - so is the service - just a pretty and fun place to celebrate. We also manage to get there throughout the year - we're never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    My husband and I recently celebrated our 27th Anniversary at Grey Gables. We ordered the 2 for $42 and were very happy with the meal and the ambiance. Thank you for a special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.