Mabel Gray

4.9
1059 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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service combined with amazing original food made for a great evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. The staff knows each dish in great detail. I enjoyed the Chef's Choice meal. I was looking forward to every plate.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. My wife and I ordered the tasting menu with 8 courses. Awesome. Spencer was our waiter. Very knowledgeable and friendly. The noise level was slightly high, but that's my only complaint. Great experience.

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CL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Mabel Agra’s many times and will keep coming back! Tasting menu was phenomenal as always!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall excellent. Recommend the tasting menu!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CC
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time there for another birthday and even better than the first.

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DH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JG
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

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TM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JP
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience!

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S
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing - waiter and the rest of the staff were awesome!

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AV
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paul and Spensor awesome hosts. Desert chef
Delivered desert herself. Such personal service.

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GK
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 !!!!!

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S
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding. A must go to!

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M
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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J
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best food in Detroit

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible restaurant and food. Best place in town for an amazing meal

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EL
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Service was Excellent. I would recommend to anyone! Loved it!

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B
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent informative waitstaff and a cool, comfortable atmosphere.

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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BC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! Awesome food with Chef Tasting Menu & Italian wine. Will come back for sure!

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JC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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DC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent !

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NM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience. I did the chefs menu with the wine pairing. Everything was so delicious, well made, well paired. Outstanding job.

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DD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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LK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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D
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the tasting menu with the pairings and each dish was unique and delicious! Looking forward to a return visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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