Mabel Gray

4.8
845 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, American, Global, International
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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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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious and unique experience. Tonight grilled fish collars with a chili oil, whitefish chowder, and Berkshire pork chop were the highlights.

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SC
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing testing menu! Every course was very fresh and unique. The only complaint is that the space is really small and crowded and the noise level is too high. So it's hard to relax and talk to other people.

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NM
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect as usual. Best Restaurant in Detroit!

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday date Night. Had the tasting menu .... outstanding!!!

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AS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mabel Gray lived up to all our expectations. We’ve been hearing so many great things about the food and were impressed with everything we tried. We ordered the tasting menu and everything was presented beautifully and tasted delicious. I ate things I normally would never order and was very happy with everything. We will definitely be back!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first wedding anniversary and per usual all the food and service was ON POINT. They create such unique dishes with the tasting menu it all works so well. Mabel Gray is by far the best restaurant in Metro Detroit as evidenced by its stellar reviews!

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A
Miami
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous! Terrific food and service. Quite small so hard to get a reservation but absolutely worth it!

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SG
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I would recommend the tasting menu if you are unsure about other menu options. Menu changes frequently (daily?) and you will want to keep in mind that if you receive a later reservation time >7:30 you may wait for tables as the dining area is rather small. Service and food is outstanding however, as are the bartenders.

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NL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I loved everything about Mabel Gray except for the noise

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CC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food. Knowledgable, friendly staff and great service. Very chill, personal experience. Love the spontaneity of a new menu created daily with fresh local food.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Metro Detroit- the menu changes and it always gets better

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OC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The service was top rate (thanks Max!), the food was terrific and generally it was an awesome dining experience. This was the second time we've dined at Mabel Gray but it sure won't be the last.

If we had any complaint at all it would be that it's so tough to get a reservation at the restaurant. Blame the fact that it's such good food and the place is relatively small.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, great service!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The waiters and staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was amazing. The meal was well paced. It was a very enjoyable experience overall. Can’t wait to go back!

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E
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Last meal before leaving Detroit. Restaurant was beyond generous in accommodating my 5month child as we were unable to get a sitter for the night.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about the experience was perfect: the food, drinks, timing, service, atmosphere, knowledge of the staff, attention to detail, cleanliness, professionalism. They even accommodated my allergies without making me feel weird about it. I can’t think of a single thing that wasn’t on point. When you go, try the tasting menu! You won’t regret it.

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C
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mabel Gray never disappoints. The food is always delicious and the drinks always pair well with the food. This is our second time having the tasting menu and we will definitely be back. Thanks for an amazing night!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

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s
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

There's something about a good restaurant that doesn't take itself to seriously - but still delivers on all points. Enthusiastic wait staff, nice cocktails. Every dish was delicious. Was with a not adventurous diner who said he'd "probably eat anything they made because it would be good." Food is well crafted, presented and unique. Hope to go back sooner than later.

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KC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great. Explained the dish and locality of the ingredients.

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TK
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Attention to detail in the food and the service. Careful and unique preparation of the food makes this a special place. Cucumber tongue salad and gazpacho were wonderful as were the fish entrees. The only slight disappointment was the key lime cake dessert.....it was a bit dry and the mint was overpowering.

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

The food was phenomenal! This was definitely the best food we’ve ever eaten in our lives. The amount of flavor in each bite was unbelievable. We would recommend Mabel Gray to anyone.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! We absolutely love coming here and trying many things on the menu. The staff is so passionate about the food prep and overall dining experience. Honestly, they could make saw dust taste amazing because everything is so wonderful! Thank you again! We will be back soon!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing service. Everything was amazing. Chef Rigato changes the menu everyday, so you’ll always be served something different. The food is fresh and extremely flavorful. The staff is highly professional and describes everything that is served to you. Such a great experience and joy to taste wonderful food.

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R
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great Chef's Tasting-Menu. Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible.

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GS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably the best meal you will ever have in Detroit.

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KH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We did the tasting menu with wine pairing and it was delicious! The food was outstanding - my favorite were the clams and the steak - and the wines were carefully and tastefully paired. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and the food. I will definitely be going back and will recommend to all of my friends!

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MK
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Second time eating at MG’s. A great dining experience....staff are extremely knowledgeable about the food/drink and how it’s prepared. Not pretentious at all...thankfully. I highly recommend the tasting menu with drink pairing.....gastronomical ecstasy! Well done....and yes the magic words will be stated “we’ll be back.”
MK

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Birthday for the mother!! Our sever was amazing. I don’t remember his name but taller dark brown hair and full beard

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OT
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was wonderful with fresh ingredients from local and national sources. The menu changes frequently and the staff are well equipped to help you find something you will like. The service was superb and I understand from friends who go more often that the high standard is always maintained. The dishes focus on fusion ideas with strong, clear but in some case delicate flavors. Hot dishes were a nice hot temperature, and spicy, if called for in the dish. High noise level the night we went, but lots of people having fun. Plan to go back soon.

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S
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was delicious and very creative. Great and knowledgeable service!

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LW
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food but disappointing wine selection. Great service. Good ambience.

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very attentive staff. The food was delicious and each dish seemed well thought out.

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

Amazing! Best meal that I’ve ever had!

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TB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Brock was outstanding! He was very knowledgeable about the food and wine pairing and very personable.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We did the tasting menu with wine pairing and every dish and drink was on point. Exceptional service!!

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RS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I went out for a date to Mabel Gray and we could not have been happier. Max and Lindsey were amazing, extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The food in unbelievable especially for the price. Quality out of this world and super unique. Can not wait to go back.

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PL
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Simply amazing! This is by far the best restaurant in Michigan. I felt like we were in Park Slope in Brooklyn. The Sommelier was incredibly knowledgable, the tasting menu flawlessly executed, and the service was over the top spot on. If the Michelin guide came to Michigan this would get AT LEAST one star.

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J
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Exceptional wait staff, extremely fresh food. Unfortunately I cannot eat garlic so there was only two items I could select. My husband who can eat garlic enjoyed our meals but would have liked a more substantial element of food. Quite expensive for the small amount of food.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and cocktails. Amazing atmosphere and our server Brock was very knowledgeable and friendly. Will be back again! Thank you.

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