Mabel Gray

4.9
1014 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for a Date
  • 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.
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Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top choice to eat in metro Detroit
Menu is always creative. A true culinary experience!

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

Mabel Gray was amazing - as always. It was a guest chef night so the food was more Mexican/South American in style but with the same amazing local ingredients whenever possible. Posole, pink grapefruit guacamole, seafood stew with Sea Bream were all amazing. Drinks were excellent. Staff were excellent and highly attentive. We were even told via text that we could be seated an hour earlier than our reservation which was excellent for us!

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

Sooo I have been waiting forever to get into this amazing establishment. I made reservations a month before actually going. I understand why they only allow reservations a month in advance and to keep the demand high... BUT it is absolutely frustrating to make reservations so far in advance and then get so excited to go only to find out James was out of town with his GF, the other chef, and it was like a mexicanish menu takeover by his BFF. :( :(

It wouldn't have been so bad but we made our own chicken tacos monday night, I had a taco salad for Taco Tuesday for lunch at work and then we had the reservations Tuesday night. I could have cried. The food was still amazing but it was just the complete opposite of anything I wanted to eat. I was sooo looking forward to the seasonal hand written menu.
Maybe next time... But It would be nice to have the option to cancel or reschedule when this happens. Was a complete bummer. And I know the guy needs a vacation butttttttttt that is not what I came for.

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

We went specifically to try the Spanglish temporary taqueria and it was amazing! Chef Omar is from a city my grandfather was born in and the entire meal made me feel like I was with family. From the Bombita to the Fajitas there was not one single item that missed the mark. The service was exceptional as always! There has not been a visit to Mabel Gray that has let me down. I look forward to my next meal there as well as the next time Chef Omar visits!

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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fabulous!

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S
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant. The food is fresh, creative and exceptional. The staff is knowledgeable. The service is great. You can tell they work as a team.

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D
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

I really like tastings. This was the way to go and was not disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Incredible food. Incredible service. Truly an explosion
Of flavors for your mouth!

Must try for anyone in the area!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I can’t say enough about this place! Their tasting menu is simply a spectacular dining experience. Both times I’ve gone I’ve had Max as my server and he was the highlight. Which is saying a lot because the food is unreal. Max is extremely affable and accommodating. My wife is a vegetarian and he managed to put together a special tasting menu just for her. She is also pregnant and he made her special virgin cocktails so that she didn’t feel left out. I will continue to come here for future birthdays and anniversaries for as long as they will have me!

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c
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had tasting menu and alcohol pairings. Absolutely unique and delicious !

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I got very lucky and was able to get a day-of reservation. I was quite excited since I’ve been wanting to visit Mabel Gray for sometime. I was not disappointed. I opted for the tasting menu and my girlfriend chose to go with the lobster bisque and chicken sandwich. I cannot stress enough how great the experience was. From matching beverages to our meals, making excellent recommendations to explaining the locally sourced ingredients, it was very impressive. They will cater to special requests and even had their sommelier match small pours of wine for my girlfriend. Brock was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed his depth of knowledge on his products and his laid back but outgoing and fun personality. We could not have had a better dining experience!

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RS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and great service. The staff was very attentive. We had the tasting menu and loved every dish! Unique and interesting flavors.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I had Scallops that were so yummy, I wish they could be on the menu permanently . My daughter had the tasting menu and as always delicious. I really enjoy every time we go.

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LW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The tasting menu was innovative, ample and wonderfully prepared. Our server Mark Anthony was a delight and everyone who came to the table was knowledgeable and friendly. Though it is very small, we did not feel like we were sitting with the people around us which was lovely. All in all a great evening and a wonderful culinary experience. The chef is truly an artist.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was delicious. Chefs tasting meal with wine pairing was wonderful! Well worth the wait to get a reservation!

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BM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always best food around. I would eat here everyday if I could afford it.

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RQ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service! We had to wait a while for our table but got a few complimentary glasses of wine as we waited.

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I came to Mabel gray on a date night and it did not disappoint. From the moment we were seated to the moment we left we were always attended to. The service was absolutely phenomenal. They made accommodations based on our dietary restrictions and what we liked. I would highly recommend MG to anyone looking to try a new experience!

Ps. Not tooo many vegetarian options but was still able to try a few different things!

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MI
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In my opinion this is the best dining experience in Metro Detroit. I really mean that. The food is incredible and the staff is fantastic.

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a very long time. You absolutely must have the tasting menu, it’s worth the price. The bartenders do a great job and the service is excellent.

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VR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding! Service was fantastic and food was beyond words !!!! I could eat there every weekend !!! Can’t wait to go back

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DP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It took us a long time to get a reservation for dinner at Mabel Gray. It was well worth the wait. Our Thursday night dinner in the small restaurant area began with Brock, our server, acquainting us with options. I had read many prior reviews, which suggested ordering the tasting menu, which Brock also recommended. My wife agreed, and the adventure began. Eight tasting courses later, we agreed that the food was spectacular, as was the service. From the dual oyster first course, through the salad, soup, crudo, palate cleanse, venison entree, to the decadent chocolate mousse dessert, paired each time with the perfect wine or other beverage, we were taken to culinary places we had not been. And we enjoyed each adventure. This is a "must try" restaurant experience. Not inexpensive, for sure, but well worth it!

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Going to dinner was a great experience. Not one thing to complain about. Spencer was an added benefit

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C
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Birthday dinner
Liked the candle in the dessert
Great food. Waiter was very attentive
Had oysters, onion soup was amazing
Tables are too close together

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really nice food, inventive and aiming to use local production.

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NM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always amazing and the staff could not be more knowledgeable or attentive. Mabel Gray is the best restaurant I've ever been to. Love it every time!

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AS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Metro Detroit, hands down. We’ve dined here a number of times now and every single time we are blown away by how amazing the food and service are. I usually go with a group of people and we order the whole menu. I have a gluten allergy and dairy intolerance and so often times I am not able to eat the majority of the items on the menu. The chef and the waiter work together to come up with off menu items for me every time, even though I never ask for them. All of the wait staff is amazing but Max is our favorite. He’s just awesome! Go here... you will not be disappointed!

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FH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Mable Gray is amazing. The food is fantastic. Extremely flavorful, cooked to perfection. Never a complaint on that end. It’s a different menu every day, so you never really know what you’re going to get, but everything they have is unreal, even if it doesn’t sound appetizing, it’s amazing.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mabel Gray never fails to impress - another amazing culinary experience. Excellent service from Brock.

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DC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and staff were fabulous! Love this restaurant!

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfection.

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LF
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was well prepared and well worth the time it took to get a reservation. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and open to questions. We met the sous chef, also very friendly. Only comment is the pairing menu. Some of the drink choices were excellent, others were not great.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent atmosphere... loved every bit of it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was delicious! Greeted and seated immediately for our reservation. The best touch was being offered warm cider to warm us up from the cold weather. I will definitely visit again with my husband.

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TR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It definitely lives up to the hype, and beyond. Get the tasting menu and get ready to have fun. You'll have no regrets at all.

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing!!!

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FL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Both the food and the service were outstanding. Very imaginative food combinations.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Been here multiple times, and always choose the tasting menu

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K
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Must try!!!

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never a bad meal here! Chef James is one of the few chefs I trust 110%! Our meal was balanced and ever sooo tasty!

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