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Opening Alert: Mabel Gray Is Now Serving in Hazel Park

Check out the transformation.

Michelle and Chris Gerard
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Hazel Park's buzziest new addition Mabel Gray opens to the public tonight for dinner service. This is the second restaurant by partners chef James Rigato and Ed Momou, who earned acclaim for White Lake's The Root Restaurant & Bar. Rigato wouldn't offer specifics on the a la carte and tasting menus, but describes the general focus as seasonal, foraged, nose-to-tail ingredients. Mabel Gray will also feature a full bar curated by sommelier Rachel Van Til.

The restaurant has already brought elevated attention to the city of Hazel Park, and is likely to prove a popular spot this weekend when Rigato's fellow Top Chef alumn Mei Lin drops by. Located inside a former Coney Island-style diner, the Ron & Roman design emphasizes contrasts between old and new. Take a look back at the transformation below:

Mabel Gray on April 31 prior to construction. [Brenna Houck]

Mabel Gray's build-out begins. [Brenna Houck]

Mabel Gray receives a completely new facade and a fresh coat of black paint. [Brenna Houck]

Interior renovations underway at Mabel Gray in August. [Brenna Houck]

Mabel Gray receives signage. [Brenna Houck]

The completed exterior from Mabel Gray. [Michelle and Chris Gerard]

The completed interior for Mabel Gray. [Michelle and Chris Gerard]

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Update, 09/30,5:43 p.m.: Mabel Gray's initial hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For a tasting menu reservation call 248-398-4300 or email Tasting menu prices fluctuate based on the season but average $65/per person plus a $35 beverage pairing. No reservations accepted for a la carte.

Mabel Gray

23825 John R Road, , MI 48030 (248) 398-4300 Visit Website