Mabel Gray

4.9
943 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
We offer tasting menus as well as à la carte dining. Please specify which option you prefer in your reservation notes.

A restaurant embracing the history of Detroit's industrial reach. The cinder block building that housed neighborhood fare for decades has received new life to further the tradition of hand-made, thought-out food and beverage.
Expect personal service, handwritten menus, and a fresh, comfortable atmosphere. Food and beverage selections rotate with the seasons and availability of local farm products, with no set menu. Everything is handmade from scratch, with fresh, ethical ingredients from Chef Rigato’s extensive network of farms, butchers and foragers.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm , Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(248) 398-4300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
James Rigato
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Chestnut Ave.
Additional
Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Wine
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Detroit
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is one of the bests in metro Detroit. Service is top notch, food is unique, creative and tasty. I like how the menu changes daily. Really cool spot.

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JI
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. The staff was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was creative and full of flavor. I highly recommend the place.

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish you had membership

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the experience! Chef has an amazing talent.

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SP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience, every time. Can't recommend this place highly enough. I would eat here every day if I had enough self control to keep from stuffing myself into a food coma.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends. We shared, enjoyed, and Leslie’s Birthday was celebrated. Unfortunately, Ron was defiantly Republican.

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GF
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu was incredible. One of the best meals I've ever had.

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O
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mabel Gray never disappoints. Their food is always interesting and delicious. It’s always exciting to see what they come up with on their ever changing menu!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Unique spot! Fun experience

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TC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and was told to try the tasting menu and the beverage pairing and we did. Glad we made that choice as each course was perfectly presented with our beverage. Unique and creative to say the least.

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth the wait to get a table at a decent hour on a Saturday night. Will definitely be back and do the tasting menu again

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was unreal good. Easily one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Every course was 11/10.

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SD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cool place with amazing food. Definitely going back!!

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A
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Menu changes every week. Bartenders were friendly and were very accomodating. Menu changes on a usual basis

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e
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Expensive, but the discovery menu is outstanding.
Good wine pairing and knowledgeable waiters make the experience unique in Detroit metro

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have an incredible experience at Mabel Gray!! The food is superb and the customer service can not be beaten.

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S
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food as usual!! Every course was superb!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ah-mazing everything! Not a detail left out! Worth the drive, worth the money, worth our time!! Can’t wait to return! Guest chef @Mightyinthemitten nailed it!! Thank you!!

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D
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

The food is very different from the norm. It is not the usual standard. For the attention and quality of the food, I believe this is overpriced.

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k
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A frequent visitor to Mabel grey, I am consistently impressed by the staff! The cuisine is always eclectic, fresh and delicious. They crank out an insane variety of yumminess in such a small space, it is amazing. And the bartender rocks!

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A
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience for birthday dinner

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CO
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Mabel Gray several times and will return many more. Regardless of any food aversions I may have had in the past or still currently harbor, I’m willing in all occasions to try them if they’ve been prepared by Chef James, as I trust his talent so much. If he has prepared the dish I am comforted to know it’s been considered on every level and been placed in front of me as an exquisite example of what ever it may be.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was awesome. Food was excellent. Love the place.

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NH
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience! The food was so delicious,the service was great too! I will be back soon!!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and attention to detail and also great food

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JM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well worth the wait it took to secure a reservation. Try the tasting menu with the wine pairing - you won't be disappointed!

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DH
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How this isn't at the top of anyone's list of best restaurants in the midwest in unconscionable. The Eater 38 is incomplete without Mabel Gray. Brussel sprouts, meh, Mabel Gray brussel sprouts with venison chorizo, a fantastic dish with flavors that burst with every bite. Tater tots are fast food items, Tater Tot Waffles, unbelievably creative. The Crispy Bass was prepared to perfection, very moist and the skin was, of course, as advertised. The staff is very attentive and in tune with the food prep for that evening.

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TW
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mabel Gray is definitely a hidden gem. Had a difficult time finding a convenient reservation that would accommodate my schedule, however, once I found a viable option, it did not disappoint. Great value, great service. One of the best meals I have had in a long while. Would definitely recommend the tasting menu as it is a sample of just about everything on the menu. Still amazed by the taste, quality and presentation. A rare find for the area for its price point. Definitely will dine here again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What an amazing dinner! The food wa superb, couldn’t be more perfect. Our sever Max was knowledgeable and fun. I can’t wait to go back! It was beyond satisfying. I’m all about the food and company. If you’re looking for fancy, this isn’t your place, but if you’re looking for a mouth organism and great background music while you sit with your date or friends, this is it! I can’t wait to come back!

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OT
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 1

Food is very expensive and just ok.
I was sick all night. Never again!!

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MA
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Max is an amazing server! We continue to come back for a night with wonderful food and awesome service!

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KH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had high expectations because of all the reviews. They were all met if not exceeded. The food was amazing and unique. I had to book a reservation a month ahead but was completely worth it!!

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AG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal! Everything about the experience was amazing

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S
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding! The food was good, but for the price not as great as I'd built up in my mind. The atmosphere was really fun and the decor was cool. We ate at the bar which was great.

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I loved the food, the best meal I had in my life. I did not appreciate that waiter ordered caviar, Champaign and chips for us. We did not realized it was extra, we thought it was part of tasting menu. It was $100extra which I did not plan for. Other than that it was great experience.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible!

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v
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was outstanding! Always impressive. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because we felt pretty rushed (party of 4). We ordered the tasting menu with drink pairings and we had hoped to linger over the meal with friends, but it seemed more that the goal was to get us through one course after the other quickly. Kind of a bummer because it seems like part of appreciating all the work that goes into each dish would be to relax and savor it. Either way, it will not keep us from coming back again. Each course really was absolutely delicious.

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday dinner each year here has been an experience to say the least! This year John was our server and he was beyond!!! Thanks to chef James for an amazing fall menu !

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VH
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and Service! Shout out to the best waiter Alex ❤️

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CW
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing birthday! We all had the tasting menu and it was sublime! (with the wine pairing!!!).

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