Mabel Gray

4.9
1085 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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MK
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn’t been back in about two years since I moved. Best dining experience in Michigan.

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CB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Mabel Gray and it is definitely worthy of all the outstanding reviews.

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g
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasting menu by James Rigatoni’s was fantastic and it was expertly presented by Adrianne our server! Superb evening.

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CB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic staff, the food and wine pairings were outstanding!

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SF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After eating at this restaurant, I looked at previous reviews to see how our experience compared to others. I agree that the food offered with the chef’s choice was excellent. The advantage we had was that we booked the first seating at 5:00. That way, we didn’t have to wait for a table. This seems to be the only negative that people have commented about-occasional long waits for reserved tables.
I would highly recommend this restaurant. We live in the Chicago area and I’m sure we would have paid much more for the experience there. I recommend the 5:00 seating. We will be back!

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k
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the farm to table and evolving in season menu. Service, atmosphere, ambience and food were all great. Highly recommend it

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OB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome all around! Food is so delicious, it made me a bit emo lol! Will def be back soon!

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H
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drove from Kalamazoo and would do it over and over again

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

Mabel Gray is the gold standard for creative food, excellent bartending or paired wines, and excellent service.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

the restaurant had a great vibe. Cool and interesting. Food was delicious, exciting and different. Would go back anytime

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D
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best! Can't wait to visit again. The food is always amazing! Service alwaysA-1!

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

My husband and I are not very adventurous when it comes to food, but Mabel Gray came highly recommended and I was excited to try it. We both decided on the tasting menu and every bite was divine! Each course was something neither of us would have ever considered ordering, but everything was delicious and we loved every minute of the adventure. Our experience was even better thanks to our hilarious server, Max. Cannot wait to return as soon as possible! #foodscience

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unstuffy, fresh take on New American, farm-to-table dining. The chef just understands how food works together to deliver truly outstanding plates. I will come here again and again.

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KJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend to Mabel Gray to celebrate her birthday. We ordered the tasting menu and drink pairing, and all 8 courses were absolutely delicious. We had a hard time afterwards deciding which was our favorite! Our server Brock was awesome and described the background to each course we had. Would definitely recommend.

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DM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deilish perfect tasting menu

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L
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went in for a late meal on a weekday night (spring break week) as a family - most of whom had not been there before. Had a great experience - service was friendly and fast, but not rushed. Food was superb although I would go for the raw oysters rather than the baked ones next time. The seafood stew was sublime with unique flavors, and the lamb chops was as advertised. Definitely a "keeper".

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Shared the tasting menu and added a couple items - was plenty of food and we got to sample so many delicious foods! Definitely going back

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KR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service, a must have experience in the Detroit area

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I did the tasting menu and added the pasta + Reuben into it! Lots of food and every bite was amazing. Great service, great ambiance. We’ll definitely be back 😊

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m
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall I was very impressed with the service. Top notch. The food to me was "ok" The crepes were amazing but much of the rest was nothing special. I would go back just for the service alone.

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CH
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Attentive, knowledgable, and engaging staff. The food was incredible, uncomplicated, and delicious.

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner ! As always, service , food and bubbles were perfect! Thanks Max, Paulina and Chef!

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b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Detroit.

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KM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the 4th time we've been here. Exceptional food, always something new & creative and really great service. A cool vibe and the drinks are excellent too!

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can't say enough about this restaurant: the food, the service, the vibe. Our waiter, Brock, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, fun, and the food was sublime. We can't wait to go back!

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j
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
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 on March 23, 2019
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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M
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
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 on March 21, 2019
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 on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall excellent. Recommend the tasting menu!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
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 on March 19, 2019
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 on March 19, 2019
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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TM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
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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JG
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
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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JP
Detroit
22 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
5 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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