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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
Hours of Operation:
Hours: High Tea: Monday - Friday at 2:00; Saturday & Sunday at 1:00 by call-in reservation only. Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30-1:30. Dinner: Monday through Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday Dinner: 4:00pm - 8:00pm Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10:30am - 1:30pm, Ghostbar open seven days a week at 4:30 Live Entertainment Friday & Saturday 9:30-midnight. $29.95 Early Evening Menu available Monday - 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.
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
Stopped by for lunch with my wife. We love historic places and the Whitney certainly did not disappoint us. The meal was wonderful as was the service. After we took a tour with our waitress who was very knowledgeable of the Whitney family, the architecture and it's succession of owners. We are most certainly are looking forward to our next visit.
My friend & I enjoyed our meals (I had brunch, she had the crab cakes) however I was served a souplate of sweet cream & 4 small strawberries as my appetizer & disappointed with my pastry as I was told caramel cream & received lemon. That was fine as the other was delicious but that pastry shell needed work. Now, if you're going to seat people next to a beautiful window, at least have that glass shining, not dingy. I still love this grand place ~
For our anniversary I suprised my wife by having a romantic dinner at The Withney. We were thrilled beyond our personal expectations. The food was great. After dinner, we received a private tour of the building. Following the tour we enjoyed the deserts. We didn't want the night to end.
I took my mom for brunch on Sunday for her birthday. I made a small note of the occasion when I made the reservation and to my surprise, not only did the host wish her a "happy birthday" upon our arrival, but so did our waitress, and they had a personalized menu for her saying "Happy 74th Birthday"! Our experience was wonderful, from start to finish~~the service was impeccable, the food was delicious and I simply can't say enough great things about The Whitney! We will definitely be back and I'm spreading the word about this fabulous downtown gem! I highly recommend for any special occasion...they sure made us feel special!
This is one of the most romantic places in Detroit. The multiple fireplaces and historic mansion atmosphere paired perfectly with the incredible menu. Our waitress (Candice) helped make our evening truly special with her knowledge of the menu and the unique history of the mansion. After diner we headed upstairs for Bananas Foster in the dessert area and were blown away. We are already planning our next visit to this great restaurant.
Beautiful old mansion ambiance. Great for the special occasion for someone special. The staff were very attentive and were very knowledgeable of the food and drink menus. Chef likes everything a little on the salty side so ask them to back off on the salt if you don't like it salty. Bring your wallet!
I took my Mom here for brunch for her 70th Birthday. We have been trying to come to the Whitney for a while, but hadn't had the chance until now. It wasn't a disappointment! Atmosphere was amazing and everyone was so accommodating and nice. Our waiter Sean was very informative, attentive, and personable. He even took us on a quick tour. We're coming back for tea/mimosas and bringing some friends
I loved our server! She was divine, and very knowledgeable. The entire staff was amazing and I cannot wait to go back to try their Brunch! Definitely will be dining for dinner again as well! I recommend this for an evening night out or a girls brunch outing! The dessert room was my favorite ;)
We had an outstanding dinner before the symphony. I had the "Early bird" dinner whitefish and it was perfect. My son had the swordfish; it was also outstanding. Leave at least 2 hours for dinner. We went up for dessert to the dessert bar. It was delicious, and we ordered 2 when we should have ordered one. We would have liked to stay at our original table, but sadly we couldn't get a full dessert menu there. Next time, we order the little desserts, one dessert, or no dessert. I did not like moving around. Our dinner waiter was outstanding. The dessert waitress was ok. We love the Whitney for pre-concert and special occasion dining.
Everything was exceptionally prepared and delicious, from the chef's appetizer-a fried wanton with smoked salmon pate, right through the dessert we opted to take home. We had the shrimp cocktail and calamari appetizers, both delicious prepared perfectly. The calamari was so light and tender, could be the best I've ever had. Our main entrees were the Alaskan king crab with lobster tail, and the seafood sauté were delicious. The crab leg meat was removed table side by the waiter so no messy hands. There were four nice large leg pieces. The seafood sauté was crab, shrimp and scallops which were buttery soft and served over a bed of orzo nicely seasoned. They practically melted in your mouth. Wait staff was warm, friendly and highly knowledgeable about the food and its preparation. It is pricey but at the end there was nothing to complain about or wish it was different except the price. You could say quality and good service Is what you get at that price. Dante was our server. He did a great job and even told first hand stories about his own experiences regarding "ghosts" while working there. The Whitney is a beautiful old home with very elegant classic styling. It's a nice place for a special occasion. I'd eat there more regularly if price was no object. Looking forward to going back in the future.
The Whitney was beautiful and the service was excellent. We were disappointed that the Sunday Brunch was discontinued a few months ago. We attended the Sunday bunch multiple times and highly recommended it to family and friends. I agree that you want the class of the Whitney to remain and felt it was disappearing with the Sunday brunch. However we feel if you would strict enforce a dress code the class would remain. Many times we saw blue jeans and tee shirts and shorts allowed and that was disappointing.
This time the table we had the panio was so loud we could not even hear each other talk at the table. But we realize sometimes that happens.
I truly hope the Whitney goes back to the Sunday Brunch and enforce dress code. We truly loved it and hope to enjoy it again.
Nice restaurant with great service and ambiance. The food was ok. I ordered the swordfish and it was burnt so I had to send it back. The second one was very good.
I think you shouldn't have to pay $7 for valet parking given the overall price for the meal.
Overall good, but expensive for what you get.
Everything from the service (our waiter David was awesome), food, and atmosphere was excellent. Some of the prices are a bit high but for a special occasions it is well worth it. The clam chowder was the best I have ever had (our waiter Told us it was phenomenal and he was not joking...if you have the opportunity definitely have it)
Toak my boyfriend to The Whitney for his 60th birthday. We had 8 people so they put us upstairs in our own room. It was lovely and special -- they even included his birthday on the menu!
Service was very nice and food was good. The crabcakes on the appetizer were a little too bready for me. Some people felt their beef/filet/steaks were a little overcooked. Boyfriend ordered the salmon, and he loved it. Two people added crab legs which was shelled tableside and was given a thumbs up. The desserts were the BEST!
One BIG disappointment was that I ordered a special birthday balloon bouquet delivered and the restaurant would not allow them in the room, it is their policy. Someone should have called me when they were delivered, so I could maybe have them sent to the house. But now YOU know, so you won't make the same mistake!
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