Mabel Gray

4.8
1400 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Tasting menu paired with wines was well worth it. Overall Wonderful Experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! The food was absolutely incredible and the service was some of the best I’ve had. Brock was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. He thoroughly explained every dish we ordered. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite dining experience in the Detroit area. The James Beard nod is well deserved.

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AlanY
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The meal was very well curated. Out of the 8 courses for the tasting menu I enjoyed all of them except for 3. It doesn't seem like a lot of food but by the end of the night you are full. My wife had the drink pairing, and she enjoyed how each drink matched the food course very well. Overall the meal was good, but on the pricey side.

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Alexis
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 3rd time I’ve done the tasting menu and it was excellent as always. The oysters were incredible and I’m pretty sure we’ll be talking about the waygu beef for the rest of our lives.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the best food around. Highly recommend the tasting menu.

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HannahH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We waited a LONG time to get a reservation here. We did not know if it would lice up to the "hype", since we had heard great things. It definitely lived up to the hype. We splurged and did the tasting menu with the wine pairing and we loved everything we tried. It was perfect.

Definitely a treat for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic.

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JDFoodies
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant in metro Detroit! That is saying a lot because there are so many downtown that we love but Mabel Gray is a rare gem! Our server, Max, is outstanding!!!! He always remembers us even if it’s been a while since we’ve eaten there. The service here is outstanding and the food is fresh, seasonal, creative and ridiculously delicious! Their cocktails are exceptional & always on point. Music is always a great mix & the whole place has a very cool vibe!

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kcbgohogs
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very knowledgeable staff. Wonderful experience!

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TomN
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, had a great experience at Mabel Grey. Our waitress was excellent and all of our selections were so tasty. Can't wait for my next visit and I know my friends with me would agree.

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AnnaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Mable Gray 3 times now - and have always had the Chef's Choice menu. All I can say is - WOW! The food is dynamite EVERY time! I love this place!

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vipDavehorn
Detroit
44 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, as always! The menu rocks, and service is the best! Great staff, and food!

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Betty
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have NEVER enjoyed a more wonderful chowder. Will be back!

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Jrshaouni
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose the “Tasting Menu” and we were definitely not disappointed!
Food was absolutely amazing and had great service.
Oysters were probably the best we’ve had!
We will be back!

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LauraS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Rigato is a genius. Every sing course on the tasting menu was absolutely phenomenal. On top of that, staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. This is hands down the best restaurant around.

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KatB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Noise level is fairly high. Great food. Great presentation. Great value.

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MicheleS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu and beverage pairing was delicious and fun. I want to do it again. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our service was quick also.

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RandyS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very small but nice. Food was very good, drinks as well but the service, Molly was fantastic. I would highly recommend.

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IrishMel
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was superb. Highly recommend the chef tasting with beverage pairing. Our server was awesome. Would love to return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Everything was great. Some of the dishes were a little spicy but server did tell me in advance. So we asked for a sauce on the side who’s house was a good thing

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SusanW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish sparked joy! Great care was taken in the preparation of each dish, which was served with knowledge, care, and good humor. I can't wait for another visit.

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VT113
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service here is always top notch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Always an exciting adventure of flavors!

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Skoneyhill
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another superior tasting experience by Chef James and his team. Many thanks for a wonderful night.

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vipPegla
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and our server Molly was brilliant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Best service, innovative food, always a great time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and spectacular food

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vipwifdoc
Detroit
47 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 4th experience at Mabel Gray but my daughters first. It never lets me down. The food is delicious, creative and never boring. Mark Anthony and Max explain each dish and generally make dining an enjoyable adventure. Paulina the sommelier was once again helpful in deciding a great bottle of wine. My husband had the steak which was unbelievable!!! The tasting menu was superb. Atmosphere is friendly and fun. I can’t wait for next time!

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ElizabethR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The restaurant is small, and when full, customers must talk over the background music and the din of the entire dining room is too much for any sort of conversation unless you want to be heard by the people at neighboring tables.

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KimberlyH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service - we will definitely return

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, drinks, food. The tasting menu was amazing and the service impeccable!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wanted to be pampered by the Mable Gray crew

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zappafan
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps the best restaurant in SE Michigan and a bargain for all that. If you haven’t been, go. Period.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the attention to detail this establishment has is exceptional. Food and service is top notch.

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Robbie
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was different than what we were expecting, however it was excellent! Enjoyed everything, food drinks and our server was fabulous! Wish the restaurant was little bigger so we don’t have to wait two weeks for reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a member of our party that couldn’t eat meat and they went above and beyond to reconfigure her tasting menu so she could still have the same experience as the rest of us. I can’t recommend this place enough

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mable Grey never disappoints. The food is always amazing and the staff is the best in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No matter what you order, the food is always phenomenal. Treat yourself and order the tasting menu with the beverage pairing, you won't be disappointed.

FAQs

Mabel Gray offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 398-4300.

Mabel Gray is rated 4.8 stars by 1400 OpenTable diners.

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