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About The Whitney
The Whitney is Detroit's most Romantic Restaurant. Housed in a historic 52 room 1890's mansion on Woodward Avenue in the heart of Detroit's cultural district. Elegant plated Brunch Saturday & Sunday Morning. The Whitney also serves a Luxurious four course "Afternoon High Tea" everyday. Live Entertainment in The Ghostbar Friday - Saturday nights. Call for Ghost Hunting Dinners and Special Events.
Detroit, MI 48201
American, Prime Rib
Hours of Operation:
Hours: Serving Breakfast & Lunch everyday 9:00 - 1:30, High Tea: Everyday at 2:00 by call-in reservation only. Dinner: Monday through Saturday 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday Dinner: 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Ghostbar open seven days a week at 4:30 Live Entertainment Friday & Saturday 9:30-midnight. $29.95 Early Evening Menu available Monday - Friday 4:30- 6:30, and all evening Sunday. Prime Rib Lunch & Dinner available in The Woodward Room daily by phone-in reservation only.
$31 to $50
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The Whitney offers live entertainment in The Ghostbar Thursday - Saturday nights. Live pianist nightly and during Sunday brunch.
We offer private dining options for groups from 10 - 200. Cocktail parties, afternoon Tea Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Birthday Brunches, Garden ceremonies are just a few of the options. Call 313-832-5700 for information and details.
Valet is $5 before 4:30 and $7.00 in the evening. Gratuities are appreciated. There is a $5 self parking lot across Woodward, and some limited street parking along Canfield.
The M1 Rail will be running soon, with a stop on the corner of Woodward and Canfield.
Paul Jackman, Pastry Chef: Eric Bunge
Private Party Facilities:
The Whitney sustains an extensive and impressive resume for private dining events which includes hosting classically themed weddings, corporate occasions and any number of other, miscellaneous, intimate parties. Private Rooms for Bridal and Baby Showers, Breakfast meetings, Business and Rehearsal Dinners are available.
Private Party Contact:
Samantha Cesarz, Katie Laughton: (313) 832-5700 ext. 208
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The Whitney hosts interesting variety of special events throughout the year. Camille's Ordeal, Tea with Santa, Paranormal Dinners, and Garden Parties, just to name a few. Visit our website for more details.
The Whitney Ratings and Reviews
The Whitney really is an iconic representation at every level. The staff went out of their way to provide us with a first class fine dining experience. Each room has its own classic ambiance. We enjoyed the library room for ourselves. Thank you for making my birthday truly happy!
Used a Groupon for brunch and champagne tour of the building. It was a good value, bringing the cost of brunch down by $15 each and providing a free champagne tour. The champagne, Andre, was not what I expected - they could definitely provide a better beverage. But the tour was great fun and brunch was good, if cheese-laden. Next time I will ask the kitchen to go light on the cheese - way too much and too heavy for the meal (omelette and potatoes). But my special request for an egg white omelette was fulfilled with no problem, which I appreciated. All in all, a fun experience in a beautiful setting.
I brought my husband and mother here on a Friday for dinner at 5:30pm. I had a choice between dinner and early evening menus. The early evening menu had great options with great prices. Our waiter was very friendly and gave us a wonderful dinner experience. We took a guided tour of the building following our dinner. Very interesting history, beautiful architecture. I'm so grateful that this structure has been cared for and preserved for our city to enjoy. What a gem.
I made reservations weeks in advance to celebrate our 36th anniversary. We arrived very early and were graciously seated at a wonderful table near the window where we could see pedestrian traffic, Hop Cat and the Q-line. The Whitney is a very lovely and historic building known for its superb food, beautiful architecture and elegant ambiance. I am VERY sorry to say we experienced very little ambiance. It was more like Playland at McDonalds. There was an extremely loud, very inebriated woman seated with a group of about 8 at a table at the far side of the room from us. I can only imagine how excruciating it was for people seated near her. She basically hollered and hooted throughout our entire meal. The only time it was quiet was when she went out to smoke and immediately after she broke her wine glass. Management did not step in to remedy the noisy situation. We requested a tour of the building, which it says on the web site can be arranged if you ask at the beginning of your service. We asked at the beginning and again at the end right after we paid our bill. Our server said to, "give him a moment and he would facilitate that." Twelve minutes later we were still waiting. We simply left. We had originally intended to go have a drink in the Ghost bar too but, were disinclined after the mediocre service. The food was delicious, the piano player was wonderful and what I saw of the building was gorgeous however, we simply felt like a number and that shouldn't happen at a place like the Whitney when you are celebrating such an occasion.
This was a special birthday brunch for my husband and I...the first time we've been to the Whitney for brunch. It was amazing! Our server was so friendly and attentive and the food, as usual, was delicious. It was really nice to be able to see the place with daylight, the ambiance was different and just as beautiful. They only recently opened for weekday brunch, and I highly recommend it. They had special brunch cocktails and the prices for the meal were really reasonable; if you have the chance to go for brunch, take it!
The food was tasty and well presented; the staff were welcoming and provided for a great leisurely meal; the setting is classic, beautiful; the piano player was awesome. Certainly recommend the lump crab cakes, the lobster bisque, seafood sauté...and the bread was amazing! A great anniversary dinner!
Fabulous place to enjoy good food and the company of great friends who also appreciate the historical ambiance in a luxurious setting. We have wanted to experience the Whitney for a long time, and now that we have we will be back soon.
I am confident that the Whitney was a place of grandeur back in the day, however, it seems to be a bit tired and lacking the opulence we were hoping for. The food was also underwhelming, for the description and price. Service was quite attentive, and we appreciate the effort that was given to us.
The Whitney is a lovely restaurant, very elegant and stately. We went to the Whitney for brunch for a friend's 89th birthday. The problem, the food just wasn't that good which was a huge disappointment. Two out of three meals were sent back because they were cold (cold eggs, yuck). The chicken on the "Chicken and Waffles" was overcooked and dry and the waffles were bland. No complaints about the waiter who was very attentive. Since it is such a lovely beautiful restaurant I would go back and give them another try.
15 minutes after they opened, their parking gate was still closed. We had to circle the restaurant and call to ask where to park. We were told to come into a back entrance where we parked ourselves. We were still charged the full $7 for valet parking. The food was ok but not special. The chicken in the chicken and waffles was over cooked and dry. The server was nice and attentive, but when I pointed out that my glass was dirty, she poured my drink into another glass rather than bringing me a fresh drink and glass. The restaurant is exquisite, but the rest of the experience does not justify the price.
The Whitney is an exquisite dining experience in the heart of Midtown Detroit. The beautiful mansion alone is worth the visit, but the food is equally delightful. The second floor has a separate dessert bar, which was simply wonderful. The dessert portions were extremely generous and the treats were sweet, but not overpowering. If you're just in the mood for a drink, The Ghost Bar, located on the third floor, is the perfect stop. And to top it off, the staff throughout the building are all incredibly polite and welcoming. I would recommend The Whitney to all.
Interesting restaurant in an old lumber baron home. Beautiful artwork and woodwork. Food was ok- service in bar area very slow. Our waitress, Jessie was very friendly. Ate in the Woodward room, went downstairs for dessert. Lots of dessert choices.
Absolutely LOVE the Whitney. Although there is an extensive menu, I was disappointed the Sunday Brunch Buffet has been changed to a plated selection. The buffet offered such a variety of items, it enabled you to try things you may not normally consider ordering. Some buffet items are no longer available (even as a plated selection). It was truly second to none! Please consider bringing back the the Sunday Brunch Buffet. Overall... Love, Love, Love the Whitney.
Had an absolutely wonderful time.
Loved our waitress
Food was amazing
Loved having a personalized menu we got to keep
Piano player is PHENOMENAL - truly enjoyed his music during dinner
Enjoyed the tour
Will definitely come back for more special occasions
Glen was an exceptional waiter/server. He was pleasant, polite and personable. His recommendations were excellent and his knowledge of the wine list and history of the Whitney dwelling was very impressive. We were very happy with our dining experience and will request his services when we return. The food was delicious with very generous servings.
Even the valet service/staff was polite and professional.
Thank you for personalizing the menus for John on his birthday. Attention to detail was appreciated.
The food's good but not great, and it costs a bit too much, but dining in a robber baron's villa is worth it. There's an odd and endearing disconnect between dining under tapestries (etc) and being handed a paper bag with ground coffee packed in a paper bag and saran wrap and a styrofoam shell with a slice of unbaked cheese bread before you leave. Go for the Sunday brunch, which is fabulous, and try to nab a seat on the veranda in summer.
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