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.
Overall excellent. Recommend the tasting menu!
Everything was perfect.
Food and drinks were amazing, so fresh and tasty, definitely nothing like it in the area. Server was fun and picked great drinks for us.
2nd time there for another birthday and even better than the first.
Best meal of my life!!! The chef is amazing!!! I recommend the tasting menu so that you can experience all of the wonderful that lives in his mind and comes out on your plate.
Love Mabel Gray! You spoiled us with the bison back in December! Nothing has compared :). Everything else amazing though. Just missed that as well as the lamb chop. Yum!
Our first time here. My wife and celebrated our wedding anniversary. We tried the tasting menu option which was excellent. I also noticed most of the guests were doing the same thing.
Amazing - waiter and the rest of the staff were awesome!
Paul and Spensor awesome hosts. Desert chef
Delivered desert herself. Such personal service.
Mark Anthony, and the rest of the crew made my average Thursday a great evening. I wish I could thank by name every employee there. This was my 4th time at Mabel, the first was lovely, and it gets better , and better every visit. Money well spent, and cuisine/service is very much worth it. It’s almost seems as this joint has no ceiling as far as impressive experiences go, and that they have no problem showing that. When you dine at Mabel it’s comforting, interesting, and inexpensive from my perspective. They craziest part is that as well performed by all of the staff from top to bottom actually make it look effortless! PROS !!!!!
Outstanding. A must go to!
Our favorite restaurant in Detroit. We have been there three times, and ordered the tasting menu each time. Each of the selections has been delicious, wonderfully prepared and presented. The only downside is that it is difficult to get a reservation. Highly recommended!
Best food in Detroit
Outstanding as always. We can never choose from the menu on our own so we go with the tasting menu. It never disappoints. We love sitting at the bar for dinner as well. Spencer is amazing.
Incredible restaurant and food. Best place in town for an amazing meal
Amazing food, excellent informative waitstaff and a cool, comfortable atmosphere.
Food was fantastic. Service was Excellent. I would recommend to anyone! Loved it!
An unbelievable experience all the way through.
The tasting course was amazing and the service by Marc Anthony and staff was great start to finish!
I can't recommend this place enough and will be stopping by again!
It is a great food experience!!!
We had the tasting menu, and it was awesome and totally worth it.
I think the magic of Mabel Gray is how they present you food that you have had before but with incredible flavors an ingredients.
All the dishes are super tasty and full of flavor. The amount of food in the tasting menu is perfect because when you get to the dessert you still have that space in your tummy to eat it and feel amazing but not super full.
My fiancé had the pairing drink menu and all the wines and beer were super nice and really interesting.
The staff is super cool, and very well informed about the food that they are serving.
In conclusion, it worth the price, and the wait to get a sit!
The food was delicious and amazing. Best chicken sandwich ever! Daughter had mussels which was wonderful also. Can’t say enough about what a talented chef James is and how knowledgeable his staff is also.
Service was wonderful. Mark Anthony was our server and was awesome. The food was delicious. Was a expensive date night but was fun and really nice. It’s great for a once in a while treat on date night
Fantastic experience! Awesome food with Chef Tasting Menu & Italian wine. Will come back for sure!
Tasting menu and drink pairings were all well matched and amazing. Hamachi and lamb chop were the two highlights of the evening, but rest were more than enjoyable.
Mabel Gray continues to provide the most amazing food and top-notch service. Our waiter, Max, has learned my tastes so well that he had a menu ready for me to order when we got there. You cannot ask for better food or service than what Mabel Gray provides. It continues to be my favorite restaurant!!
Loved the entire meal. Mark Anthony was our server and helped with a few adjustment to the menu for special requests. We’ll be back soon!
Amazing dining experience. I did the chefs menu with the wine pairing. Everything was so delicious, well made, well paired. Outstanding job.
First time to Mabel Gray and what a treat. The service was good and the food was excellent. Enjoyed the overall experience and would highly recommend this restaurant. It is small so challenging to reserve a table because it books up fast but well worth the wait.
The food was delicious. Our favorite was the octopus. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations for food and wine. Made a second reservation for a month from now as we were leaving.
We did the tasting menu with the pairings and each dish was unique and delicious! Looking forward to a return visit!
Mabel Gray lived up and surpassed all expectations. I attended for the first time with a friend who was down from Toronto. After hearing numerous glowing reviews I figured this a great place to show Detroit culinary achievements. The tasting menu was incredible, every dish was absolutely amazing. Our server Max was so charismatic, friendly and knowledgeable. His passion for the food, drink pairings and the restaurant was impressive and made the experience even better. I could not recommend Mabel Gray more, thank you for the experience!
Great food, great staff.! I usually don’t leave Detroit for a night out but I am very happy I was able to experience this restaurant.
Awesome food and service!
We had the tasting menu & did not like one of the courses. Our server (MarkAnthony) took upon himself to discuss our concerns with Chef. Chef James ended up making us something off the menu to “make us happy”, happily. We were happy even though we didn’t care for 1 of 8 courses & would have been good there. Turned out we were ELATED when they took our opinions to heart. Chef took it as a challenge & was not offended at all. Everything was perfect, from the food, drinks, & especially the service. I can’t wait to go back!!
Heard amazing things, but the night we went did not have the chefs tasting menu that I expected. Still great food overall, but was disappointed could not have that.
Experience, food, cocktails were all amazing! Our waiter, Marc Anthony was outstanding. Thank you for another amazing night!
Food and service were both phenomenal as always at Mabel Gray!
Top choice to eat in metro Detroit
Menu is always creative. A true culinary experience!
Always a great experience, wonderful creative food. Attentive, knowledgeable and friendly servers. Hard to find a better meal anywhere else.