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
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, 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
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.
I actually arrived to my reservations a ...
I actually arrived to my reservations a bit late. Reservation were for 2pm and I got to the Resturant around 2:20. I was willing to try the brunch anyway. I went to the restroom and notice there wasn't any soap. I then came out ask and employee for some soap. It took them 10 Minutes to return w/o any and then someone came over with some hand sanizter. I took it however I really want to wish my hands. Then the other two people in my party it took then 10 minutes to be seated. We ended up living going to another Resturant.
The service was just fair. It took a con ...
The service was just fair. It took a conversation with another wait staff to discover that there was a way to get a tour of the house . We ordered flaming deserts that were flambéd out in the hallway and not at the table. The bananas foster were just melted ice cream over bananas. It was very disappointing to find people in shorts and flip flops. The Whitney has lost some of its class and glamour.
Formal dining room is not the best envir ...
Formal dining room is not the best environment for a date night dinner. Room felt dark and was too quiet (lack of patrons). Entree quality was not equal to price of the meal. Maybe we ordered the wrong things, but they were slightly underwhelming. Lobster Mac and cheese was good, but could have used more lobster.
Truly a place for a special occasion! Th ...
Truly a place for a special occasion! The building is beautiful and the food was great. I particularly enjoyed the beef Wellington - don't see this dish very often, and the execution here was perfect. Service was attentive and gracious.
Daniel, our waiter was nothing short of ...
Daniel, our waiter was nothing short of perfection. He was knowledgeable, kind, and was trying really hard to create an atmosphere where memories could be made. Unfortunately, the energy and the food were disappointing. The potential to be great was there, but the ingredients tasted old. The lobster tail was way over salted (and I love salt) and chewy. The beef was beautifully cooked, but the fish was nothing special. The wine was excellent, but besides our waiter Daniel, and of course the mansion itself, the rest of the staff (the Maiter D') seemed disinterested and even a bit annoyed that he had to acknowledge our presence. He also seemed upset when we told him that we had changed our minds are were not going to have dessert upstairs. In retrospect, perhaps making a reservation on a Sunday was a mistake. There were not many guests, and I got the distinct feeling, from everyone except Daniel and the other female server, that they did not want to be there. Perhaps we will try again, but would never risk taking a group.
Jd heard all good things, I have to say ...
Jd heard all good things, I have to say it exceeded our expectations on every level. Our waiter was great and the piano was wonderful. The food amazing, perfection with the salmon and roast beef and the desserts to die for. Top Notch.
Beautiful restaurant especially if you l ...
Beautiful restaurant especially if you like old historical buildings like me. They had no chicken meals on the menu so the waiter asked the chef if he could make me a chicken meal and he did. That made me very happy since I don't eat seafood or steak. Our waiter was very nice and attentive. Only dissapointment..... $28 for 2 pieces of chicken, mashed potatoes and a few broccoli florets. A little overpriced restaurant.
A perfect setting for any celebration or ...
A perfect setting for any celebration or just because you're hungry. The desert bar to the omelette station and from the delecious prime rib and beyond. There is something for all ages and the surroundings of one of Detroit's most iconic buildings adds a feeling of wonder as you eat and socialize.
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