Mabel Gray

4.9
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1303 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.7
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service with Max was awesome. Food was phenomenal as well.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food! Molly was very personable and did a great job explaining the dishes. It’s a little pricey, but it’s so worth it

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go. Order the tasting menu. Don’t think twice. Incredible experience. Lives up to the hype.

L
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at Mabel Gray (the first time was in the Spring a couple of years ago), and it was as wonderful as I remembered! My three dining companions were similarly wowed. Will start saving my $ for a return trip at some point in the (hopefully) not-too-distant future.

f
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We had the tasting menu and it was very good.
Saturday at 8 pm was not the best time to go if you want to talk to anyone. The noise level because it is very small and crowded was awful. It was very expensive for an evening with no ambiance
The food is very good but we were not pleased with the bill.
We eat in many restaurants internationally and Detroit and this was not enjoyable for that price

GS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mark Anthony was outstanding!
Kudos to him and the rest of the Mabel Gray staff on a job extremely well done.

NN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the tasting menu with beverage pairing! Fabulous!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Great experience. The service was fantastic.

OT
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time patrons. Lots of hype over the last few years. A little skeptical but was really great and lived up to it. Did the chefs tasting menu and was very delicious! The waiter was really great, thorough, factored into my pregnancy with some of the dishes, and ordered me a great mocktail! Will definitely go back!

MS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!! Great service, great food. Fun and interesting experience. Will definitely return.

OT
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CRAVEWORTHY beer cheese soup with spaetzle and sauerkraut in it!! I want more.

J
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service from the waitstaff to the drinks and the creative shareable dishes, everything was outstanding!

DT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We've been here several times before and absolutely loved everything we ate -- I always get the tasting menu and my husband orders random a la carte items. It was our anniversary and we did get complimentary glasses of delicious champagne but that was the best part of the meal. The first course was a cucumber salad that I thought I would love (love cukes) and I couldn't eat it. Everything else was just ok. The desserts this time were far too sweet. We had 2 different ones and only ate one bite of each. We will definitely be back because we know how good this restaurant can be. Just not the menu for us. The service was exceptional, as always. We did order 2 pies for Thanksgiving and I know they will be great-- friends have ordered before and loved them.

LH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is incredible. Best mushroom and oyster dishes! Very tasty

JM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Have the experience; Chef's Tasting menu and pairings= awesome!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this place.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you care about food and how it’s presented you need to experience Mabel Gray. The staff are knowledgeable attentive and clearly have passion for doing things right. The flavor combinations are innovative, a pleasure to the taste buds. We loved the Wagyu. Mabel Gray is definitely a go to place for special occasions or have good food with good friends.

B
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Top notch!

RH
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very different experience. Somewhat eclectic, but good food and wine. Had their "tasting and pairing menu" which is chef's choice. Server was very knowledgeable. Great presentation of different foods. Only critique is how difficult it is to get in. Restaurant is quite small. Can't make reservation more than a month in advance and if you try a month in advance, you had better try online first thing in the morning and don't expect to get a weekend night. Good for them, I guess. Anyway, after finally getting in, had a good time. Somewhat cozy and expect to converse with the patrons right next to you -usually about the food.

LS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Rigato a genius. His food is unmatched. Staff is wonderful.

MC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true joy. This was my first dining "experience" the pairings of food and drink were so much fun and really complimented each other , each course was a new direction and the atmosphere and service made it welcoming and unintimidating.

C
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark Anthony was one of the best waiters I have ever had. I think of myself as a food and wine expert, and this was my and my friends first time eating here. We all said we had the best waiter we have had. He knew the menu and was very knowledgeable and suggested the best dishes. I definitely recommend this place for the waiters, atmosphere, food, and most importantly an amazing time. They say value is what you get and you get what you pay for, this place gave us the most bang for your buck. I will definitely be a returning client time after time.

L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!!

ND
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HIGHLY recommend this restaurant. If you’ve never been, 100% try the tasting menu, you will not be disappointed. Food is amazing, both servers that I’ve had have been extremely knowledgeable and it is quite evident that they take the time to learn the menu each night and know exactly what to pair with your dishes. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the chef’s tasting & drink pairings. Amazing food, server was extremely knowledgeable about the ingredients & the source. Interesting to learn about fine dining. Beverages were also intriguing, and matched the food well. I would say that I would have liked to have had more food. Also I thought I said it was my birthday in the reservation & the person next to me got a birthday dessert, but maybe I messed it up on the site. I look forward to trying their entrees & returning to this establishment! It was very fun not knowing what was coming & having it all be so delicious!!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

BH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to go. The service is extraordinary along with the food. The servers spend the time to explain each dish, how it is prepared and what spices are in it. They are attentive, but not overbearing. The tasting menu is a great way to sample most items on the menu, a little of everything. We have at times, just ordered all the appetizers as our meal. Fantastic. We love there isn’t a set menu so each time you go, it seems like a new restaurant. Oh, the cocktails are made to perfection.

JS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was perfect for my 35th birthday with my closest loved ones. It was being my expectations! Everything about it from the ambiance, the neighboring patrons interacting with our table to the drinks and server was awesome! OH AND THE FOOD WAS MAGNIFICENT!!! The carrot cake waffle LITERALLY brought tears to my eyes! Thank you mabel grey! 😁😁😁😁

W
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. It’s a small place so you may wait a bit longer than your RESO time. But they offered you drinks right away to accommodate.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always.

C
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great, and we had fun at Mabel Gray (our first time there).

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique experience to share with friends. Did the drink paring this time and will do it from now on.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a small place with amazing food, therefore you must book at least a month ahead to secure reservation. Ambience is cozy and lively. Menu apparently changes daily so who knows what you’ll get. The 4 of us shared about 5 plates and had plenty to eat. We plan to return when hungrier for the chef’s tasting menu which is 8 small plates. Ordered Spanish red wine: Antidoto from Ribera del Duero which was light-bodied and paired well with seafood and meat dishes. Restaurant definitely meets up to the hype.

M
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was fantastic. The food was very good. The noise level was too high for conversation.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Can’t wait to go back.

AB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a very wonderful evening, great tasting menu, very good wine selection.
Fresh produce / international influences / creativity / excellent execution
The mushroom soup was amazing.
Our best experience in the US so far, we will definitely visit this restaurant again.
A (slightly) lower noise level would have made it a perfect night.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love it. Such a great dining experience. Lots of wonderful unexpected flavors.in every bitr. Do tasting menu with wine pairing.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apparently every time I come here I say that it was especially delicious

KK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib was to die for 😍 Always a beautiful and delicious experience when we come here!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing.

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