Mabel Gray

4.8
888 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International, American
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm , Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(248) 398-4300
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
James Rigato
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Chestnut Ave.
Additional
Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Wine
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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply one of the Best culinary experiences in the Detroit area.

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LF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The tasting menu and wine pairing exceeded my expectations. The dishes were all equally delicious and it was absolutely worth the price. Can't wait to return!

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CS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was phenomenal. Service was excellent, servers were knowledgeable and very helpful. I loved the uniqueness of everything. Definitely a one of a kind type of place.

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KR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have eaten at a lot of exceptional restaurants, and this was easily a top 5 all time meal. To exceed the already very high expectations (given the near-impossibility of getting a prime time Saturday reservation) was no easy task, and yet we were blown away by the food and service.

We did the tasting menu with wine pairing (strongly recomended). Hard to say if the pumpkin soup or scallop was our favorite course... the lamb dumpling would be an honorable mention also if you include the wine pairing. Our server was phenomenal, and his supporting cast was great too. Super relaxed and unfussy atmosphere... its all about enjoying the food and trying some new and unexpected things.

Will absolutely be back!

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DL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time here and it was better than the first. Awesome food and service!

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CP
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Amazing food.... I was eating low carb and ask for a steak and he said it’s not on the menu but I have a $100 wagu steak that takes 45 min to souvey and sear.... it’s was the best steak I’ve ever had and worth every penny

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun and casual... yet a meal thzat excites the taste buds. We had the tasting menu and nothing disappointed. Highly recommend.

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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LT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

couldn't have asked for anything more. It was perfect.

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JD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for our 23rd anniversary and had an amazing time. We both got the tasting menu and my husband also got the drink pairing package. Phenomenal doesn’t even begin to explain the experience.

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DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated our second anniversary in a row here. We've done tasting menu's at the best restaurants in NYC and Mabel Grey is right up there with the best food money can buy. And at a totally reasonable price for the level of quality and experience. I cannot say enough about this great place.

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LS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A great night out for a birthday. Our waiter was very knowledgable about the particular food pairs of the menu offerings for that day.

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WW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had their tasting menu and it was, perhaps, the best meal I have ever had

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AM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I had what may be the best restaurant meal of our lives at Mabel Gray. We had the tasting menu with the wine/cider pairings and loved every creative course. It is clearly not only the best restaurant in metro Detroit, but also in the country.

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b
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The service was the best part!! The food was so delicious but there was too much noise.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our experience!! The food and drinks were amazing! Max was our waiter. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely be going back!! Thank you so much!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The server was amazing! He knew everything that was being served and recommended dishes to try. Top notch!

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DA
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love the innovative foods! Great knowledgeable servers! Fun and unique atmosphere

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place never disappoints! The food is always creative and flavorful. I could eat here everyday!

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BC
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had never gone because it is so hard to get reservations... and now we know why. Fantastic service and tasting menu, which apparently changes daily. Great atmosphere!! Loved this place and would love to eat there monthly, if we can...

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L
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always the food & service were EXCELLENT!!! But the noise level is very high!!
Very hard to have conversation with your party.

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was incredible! Very knowledgable of menu and made each of us a unique drink once we told him what we normally like / drink. I can'r remember his name but he had a skull hand pin with the finger sticking up haha. He was the best part of our experience for sure!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brock was awesome. Food was incredible. Killer experience.

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MS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Blow for blow as good as if not better than anywhere else in Detroit metro food-wise. The separator here is the paired wine menu. The sommelier did an unbelievable job with choosing wine pairings, greatly enhancing all of the food, the wine itself, and the experience. Just a wonderful time and we'll be back for sure.

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B
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Very friendly, trendy vibe. Very tight spacing. Our small table for two was so close to the wall, I had to move the table and chair over in order to use my right arm and hand for eating. Hubby had the tasting menu and I ordered a la carte. Every plate looked beautiful and was presented with flair; however, every dish was either very spicy or very rich. Two of the dishes were spicy to the extent of being virtually inedible and we are from Louisiana and love spicy food. I understand that the object is a memorable meal, but it is often better to let the food not the seasonings shine. All in all, rather disappointing, considering our bill was over $250.00 for two,

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CL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tasting menu, wine pairing, and service were outstanding as always!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, good service, great time

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SG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hard to get into but worth it! Will absolutely come back! Food was incredible and the staff was super attentive!

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RS
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing evening enjoying the tasting menu. All the staff are extremely knowledgeable and this restaurant knows how to set the bar. The food was exceptional and we would come back monthly.

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r
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

VERY GOOD. EATEN HERE MANY TIMES, ALMOST ALWAYS GET TASTING MENU. THIS PAST TIME WAS VERY GOOD, BUT MANY PRIORS WERE AMAZING. BROCK IS SUPERB ADVISOR/WAIT STAFF

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VA
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I wish there was a word to describe the dining experience at Mable Gray - outstanding does not cut it. This establishment is one of those rare ones that offers the highest level of food, service, wine/drinks, and atmosphere. I would highly recommend the tasting menu with the drink pairing. The service went out of their way to make my dinner extra special (I was asking a lot of questions about the wines specifically).

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JT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went to celebrate our son's birthday. The food and service (Brock) were outstanding. However, the energetic athomesphere made a quiet conversation difficult. Two of us ordered the tasting menu and two did not. The timing of the meal is such that you would be advised to ALL order ala carte or from the tasting menu. My son's girlfriend's dish came out first and she sat for three hours with out anything in front of her. Likewise, my husband's steak came out towards the end and he sat for a while without any food. Then , when it did come out it was too large for one person. The girlfriend, who is vegetarian, had finished her meal by this time. The wine pairing with the meal was not to our liking. The food was great and so was the service; however, the timing was disappointing.

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G
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unique menu changes frequently. Attentive, knowledgeable, staff. Service is well paced. Food is incredible!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Food was excellent. Ambiance is horrible. Wooden chairs, Salvation Army plates and glasses. To me dining should be a total experience. There’s lots of dining options that do it better. I won’t be back.

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GF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wait staff was awesome beyond belief. Also, each serving was thoroughly explained to us which was very appreciative.
Highly recommend the experience.👍

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was top notch as usual.
My favorite place to dine in Michigan.

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I did the tasting menu and beverage pairing. Everything was delicious. If you don’t like something, the chef will gladly substitute something else for you. Our server was nice and attentive. I can’t wait to go back in the future.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I did the tasting menu. Absolutely amazing! I felt satisfied after the 8th course, not over stuffed. Plates were smaller to accommodate getting through 8 courses. Drinks were great. Definitely would go again!

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J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding. First time getting the tasting menu. I recommend highly. Great service. The Manhattan is a big winner.

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