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 Sunday Brunch with endless Mimosas Sunday Morning. The Whitney also serves a Luxurious four course "High Tea" Monday through Friday. Live Entertainment in The Ghostbar Thursday - Saturday nights. Call for Ghost Hunting Dinners and Special Events.
Hours of Operation:
Hours: High Tea Tuesday - Friday at 2:00 by call-in reservation only. Saturday at 1:00 Dinner: Tuesday through Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm, Sunday Dinner 4:00pm - 8:00pm Ghostbar open seven days a week at 4:30 Live Entertainment Friday & Saturday 9:30-midnight. Garden open Memorial Day - Labor Day. $29 Early Evening Menu available Tuesday - Friday 5:00 - 6:30, and all evening Sunday
$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.
Valet $7.00 Gratuities are appreciated. During M1 construction, we recommend accessing the Whitney from M-10 the Lodge Freeway. Exit at Forrest/Warren, take a left on Forrest ( left turn onto Forrest from center lane). Take Forrest 1/4 mile to Woodward,Right on Woodward. The Whitney is 1/10 of a mile down Woodward on the right.
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: 3138325700x208
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. Breakfast with Santa, High Tea, monthly Paranormal Dinners, and Garden Parties, just to name a few. Visit our website for more details.
The Whitney Ratings and Reviews
One of the best restaurants in all of De ...
One of the best restaurants in all of Detroit. Not just because of the amazing food, ambiance, service, but because it is such a historic place. It is a little pricey but you really need to dine here at least once. I highly recommend Josh as your waiter when you do dine here. He is very kind and one of the best waiters anyone could ask for.
We went with another couple to celebrate ...
We went with another couple to celebrate our anniversaries, and it was a wonderful choice. The service was outstanding. Our server Daniel made us feel special. From the great wine recommendation to the added touch of bringing an extra appetizer for my friend who was obviously having trouble making a choice, he was perfectly professional while being funny and engaging. Food was great, atmosphere was lovely, and we will definitely be going back.
The Whitney is a beautiful, historic man ...
The Whitney is a beautiful, historic mansion, definitely worth visiting. My husband and I really enjoyed our filet mignon, it was prepared perfectly! Our waitress went above and beyond to insure it was an extra special dining experience. She gave us a tour and offered to take our picture. We will come back again!
Took my wife to The Whitney for our anni ...
Took my wife to The Whitney for our anniversary dinner. It was amazing in all regards. There was someone playing a piano all through our dinner. Appetizers were good. We both ordered Beef Wellington, which was delicious. Went to the second floor dessert area. My wife had some raspberry white chocolate cake and I had the Banana's Foster. Both were very good. Then up to the third floor to the bar. Nothing out of the ordinary here, but the bar was cozy and the furniture looked nice. Will definitely be going back here for our anniversary dinners and at other times throughout the year. Beautiful restaurant with a lot of Detroit history.
We had a great birthday meal for my wife ...
We had a great birthday meal for my wife!
The staff was very friendly and attentive.
The food was very good. The seasoning was simple on our steaks, though. I think probably ok for my wife's filet, but I usually enjoy a heartier rub on ribeye. The food may have been overrated slightly for the price, but the atmosphere compensated.
We don't enjoy fine dining frequently, so we are fairly critical when we do step out for something nice. All that said, we will go back.
This was our first time at the Whitney a ...
This was our first time at the Whitney and it was nothing short of amazing. When I made the reservation I mentioned we were celebrating our 21st Wedding Anniversary. When we got there, the top of the menu was personalized and wished us a happy 21st anniversary. That set the tone for the entire night. The staff was professional and added to our experience. The food was wonderful and timing between courses was perfect. We also visited the dessert parlor and ghost bar. We even got a history lesson from one of the wait staff who knew the history of the Whitney Family and the house. It made it a night I will never forget and I will definitely be recommending it to everyone who wants to experience fine dining at it's best.
I had a wonderful time for brunch on Sun ...
I had a wonderful time for brunch on Sunday at the Whitney with a friend, The food was fantastic. The Red Velvet Pancakes and Bread Pudding are to die for. Our server Sean was so personable and made us feel welcome. I have already planned a return visit.
The best part of our experience was the ...
The best part of our experience was the waiter. He did an excellent job at serving us and explaining some of the history of the restaurant. He even took us on a tour so we could get a better sense of the history. He represented your establishment very well. The swordfish was excellent, however, the tenderloin tower was not so good. I would like to see more affordable items to choose from.
Downstairs food and service was awesome. ...
Downstairs food and service was awesome. Very well presented dishes and attentive service. Our waitress really helped to make our Anniversary special. The chef sent out complementary appetizers, and the clam chowder was excellent as was the wedge salad and white fish. After dinner, the second floor dessert level was less attentive. Our waitress was friendly, but was busy with other tables and the wait time was long. Also, when we ordered Bananas Foster, it was not explained to us that the dish was not prepared table-side as was expected. Half the enjoyment of this dish is to view the preparation. She did give us some complementary coffee and scones and a tour of the "Ghost Bar". Over all, we had a wonderful experience and the building itself is worth the trip.
Food was not worth it for the price. Ver ...
Food was not worth it for the price. Very small portions of the steak and lobster. Swordfish was very good. Coke was flat and bad tasting. Our waitress was very nice and pleasant. The House itself was a nice treat to walk through. Though seeing mops and mop buckets in bathrooms was not a sight you would expect to see in a dining mansion open for public viewing. Valet parking was not worth it as the valet boys stand in their stand waiting for you to come to them. Our car was 10 feet away under the canopy and yet we still paid and tipped them.
The Whitney is a beautiful historic resi ...
The Whitney is a beautiful historic residence. Everyone seemed to enjoy working there and the service was excellent. Our server David was very kind, informative and gave us a wonderful informative tour of the Whitney.
The service was excellent, the food was absolutely wonderful and the ambience was romantic. A young man was playing the piano and he played wonderfully. What a wonderful experience it was. If you have driven by the Whitney as I did many years ago and thought about going there, go. Even if it's just for dessert to try it, go. I recommend it for a wonderful experience and for food that you will never forget.
We had heard of the Whitney on the radio ...
We had heard of the Whitney on the radio and was happy to find it rated as one of the top places to dine in Detroit. Was looking for a special experience for our 30 th Anniversary. We weren't disappointed. The beef Wellington was superb, and my wife's Cornish hen was outstanding. Great service by Iris, which included a tour and some history of the mansion, as well as by Omar who served us dessert in the 2 nd floor! I would recommend a visit if you are looking for great dinner and a wonderful experience!
Went to The Whitney for our 30th Wedding ...
Went to The Whitney for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Valet, Hostess and Waiter were all attentive and made our experience delightful. Food was outstanding. Live Jazz Group just happened to be performing on the terrace, perfect for after dinner entertainment. Highly recommend this venue.
The food was amazing! My waiter Ahmed w ...
The food was amazing! My waiter Ahmed was awesome and did everything he could to accommodate me party. He was very down to earth and not stuffy at all. The Host seemed very uncomfortable dealing with another race of people. The air conditioning in the first area wasn't working well and we had to be moved. I would have thought that he was in charge since our concerns were never addressed by a Manger. Overall, I would visit again.
Our waiter, Daniel, was awesome, friendl ...
Our waiter, Daniel, was awesome, friendly knowledgeable on the food and wine list. Our dinners were outstanding. Daniel recommended a wine that was even better than the one I ordered. Wonderful atmosphere. Great evening.
This was me and my significant others fi ...
This was me and my significant others first time at the Whitney and it was just amazing ! From the time we walked in we were just in aww. Sonny was incredibly sweet and helpful in helping me surprise my date with a chocolate cake for dessert , felisha was very sweet also , I feel bad I didn't tip her enough the first time , but I'm not use to fancy restaurants so I'm glad my date fixed it I hope she knows my heart meant well ! The food was amazing , everyone even the pianist was nice . I can't wait to go back ! Hopefully he surprises me this time and this can be a yearly thing ! He has already talked about the Whitney and shared our 5 star all around experience on Facebook ! Wonderful ! Thank you all for everything !
My wife and I haven't been to this gem s ...
My wife and I haven't been to this gem since 1986. We just got busy with careers and family. Came back after having talked about it to our kids, Christmas gift (note we were too busy up to this time to go!). This place is like dining in history, just amazing at how mansions looked years ago. So much to see just from sitting at our table. The wait staff was amazing, always tending to our needs. We actually got a few freebies and wow they were just so tasty. The main course was great, we each ordered a different one, the whitefish and the tenderloin, and both of them melted in our mouths. No shortcuts in any aspect of the meal. We then got a reservation and went up to the dessert room. The carrot cake was just to die for. Oh, apparently that had been the case for many years according to the ghostly history of the place. (We didn't see anything by the way, they must have been on vacation too!).
Overall, a piece of living history, a must see for locals and travelers alike.
One of the best restaurants experience I ...
One of the best restaurants experience I ever had. It was our 34 wedding anniversary. I will be back in the near future. I thought it was too close to downtown Detroit but the neighbor hood was very clean and friendly. I was astonished.
It was hard to enjoy the bunch as it was ...
It was hard to enjoy the bunch as it was so hot and humid. Very poor air conditioning and no air circulation. We would have stay longer but could not stand the temperature. All the desserts melded as soon as you got them to the table could not even eat them.
We had really high expectations because ...
We had really high expectations because it was rated #1 by Hour magazine for best romantic restaurant. We were seated extremely close to a table where there was a very LOUD guy eating. We got to hear he and his dates whole conversation. The hostess knew this was a special occasion. I don't know why she seated us there. It certainly wasn't for the view. Although we had a window seat the only thing we could see was the Woodward construction. Our food was good, but not hot. It had been sitting in the window for a while. Not what we expected, certainly not for that price.
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