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 Monday - Friday at 2:00 by call-in reservation only. Saturday at 1:00 Dinner: Monday 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.
$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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
Hands down the best Sunday brunch ever.. ...
Hands down the best Sunday brunch ever....
Perfect Sunday Brunch
I took my 86 year old mother to a downtown church, the Whitney for Sunday Brunch, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a 2:30 show. She said it was one of the best days of her life.
We went to the Whitmey to celebrate our ...
We went to the Whitmey to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Everything was very good. Staff was very attentive . Seemed to truly care that you enjoyed your experience. Loved the little touches like the menu that was printed with "Happy 30th Anniversary" on it. Would definitely return!
the food was exquisite, the service impe ...
the food was exquisite, the service impeccable and the server, Candace, was truly special. We go every year to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and it's a very special place.
Brunch at Whitney
The Whitney is a ascetically beautiful restaurant. The entire building is available for wandering around in and it is gorgeous. The service was excellent. Most of the food was very good. We did tell our waiter that the shrimp and grits were a big disappointment. The dish had absolutely no flavor of any kind. The rest of the food, including the desserts were very good.
It was a great experience to go to the W ...
It was a great experience to go to the Whitney for Sunday Brunch. The food selection and quality was excellent. The atmosphere of the Whitney makes the whole experience memorable. I would definitely go there again.
This Sunday Brunch was our second visit to The Whitney. In both cases, we were extremely satisfied with the meal, ambiance and service. The first time we dined there, we were celebrating our 49th wedding. I don't remember telling anyone that but the staff treated us like royalty. It was truly an incredible experience.
Brunch was excellent and the unlimited M ...
Brunch was excellent and the unlimited Mimosa's were the perfect compliment!
We went to The Whitney for a 40th birthd ...
We went to The Whitney for a 40th birthday dinner for two. I really wanted to like this place as it was our first time dinning and our close friends rave about the brunch. I must admit that the service here is exceptional. The waitress paid attention to every detail while we were there. Chef even sent several complimentary items to our table. However, we were beyond severely disappointment with the food. The steak lacked seasoning and had absolutely no taste. The lobster tail was every bit of 2oz. Corn was over cooked and buttered. And the mashed potatoes were entirely too thin. The bone-in pork flank was sourly flavored and lacked presentation. Appeared as tho the rice and vegetables were just tossed on the plate. Sadly, I prefer the taste of Logan's Steakhouse. Definitely not worth the $150.
The same as it ever was!
I first went to the Whitney 25 years ago for a special occasion. I was looking forward to seeing what had happened between then and now. The answer is "Not much"! Which is fantastic. This place is a magnificent venue for dinner, brunch or just dessert and a drink. The menu has changed, but still offers a fabulous mouth watering variety of dishes. Our server's name was Calvin and he was a wonderful guy. It helped that he was from Mississippi, as we had just returned from spending a year there ourselves. Very chatty and pleasant and was the perfect gentleman throughout the evening. Really enjoyed chatting with him. We both decided to share a hot platter as a starter which included crab cakes, eggplant bruschetta and the most delicious calamari we have had outside if France. My wife chose the Baked Sea Bass and it was probably the best seafood both of us have ever experienced. Simply superb and the chef outdid himself with this. Cooked to absolute perfection. I chose the filet and lobster and again....superb. The steak could not have been cooked better and melted in the mouth. The lobster just as good. We had a reasonable Malbec for wine and then went upstairs for the dessert. This was probably the biggest disappointment of the evening. The waiter was a little surely and did not seem at all interested in us. We ordered the lemon cake and the Pecan pie. Both were very ordinary and the Pecan pie had way too many nuts and virtually no pie! The lemon cake was yellow!!! Could have bought this from anywhere. Overall a lovely evening. We will do something different with the dessert next time, but the charm and ambiance of the Whitney is alive and well and we will be back.
Celebrated Mother's Day with my lovely m ...
Celebrated Mother's Day with my lovely mom. We both had this on our "bucket list". A wonderful experience for all of us.
We had a great time. Our waiter was awes ...
We had a great time. Our waiter was awesome. He did a great job. Please thank him again.
In all fairness, we were late for our re ...
In all fairness, we were late for our reservation. We ordered off the theater menu, we were never asked how we wanted our steak, it was well done.
The Whitney is breathtaking, from the ma ...
The Whitney is breathtaking, from the mansion, to the servers, to the food, and not to mention a whole floor dedicated to desserts. I wish I could have tried everyone of them
Sea bass was wonderful. ..staff knowledg ...
Sea bass was wonderful. ..staff knowledgeable. Experience as expected.
Service was terrible.
Service was terrible.
The converted mansion and live piano mus ...
The converted mansion and live piano music made for some very cool ambiance. A bit uppity but never anything but polite. Wait staff was great, food was good, prices we very expensive (as advertised.) All in all, not a place I'd go every night but great for a special occasion.
Very unprofessional and inexperienced se ...
Very unprofessional and inexperienced server. Could not open a bottle of wine. Was generally very unsophisticated and really did not fit the image of the Whitney.
Not happy on this occasion.
I have been to this restaurant for the last three years, I love the setting of the restaurant, but I was definitely not happy with this visit for our 27 th anniversary. When we arrived the hostess asked what was the occasion? I said Anniversary, she then switched menus and said congrats. If you have a regular waiter or waitress ask for them because ours was horrible. Dante who was busy is one of the best waiters. I regret he wasn't able to assist us. No offer of a champagne toast and the waiter sure didn't offer. $116 bill and one hour later my wife and I was out the door. I felt the food was overpriced . I may pick another restaurant next time.
Everything was great, the staff was unbelievable, the ambiance was excellent. I enjoyed it all.
The Whitney Provides a memorable experience any time of the day. Brunch is beautiful, high tea, or dinner are fabulous. Happy hour in the Ghost Bar is the best kept secret, and on Tuesday nights they have music. We keep returning over and over and are never disappointed. The mansion is amazing and allegedly haunted. What a gem in downtown Detroit!
Had a wonderful dinner before a show, Wedge Salad, Salmon and Pork Shank all excellent. Came back for Dessert in the dessert room ... terrific. Service from Leann (dining room) and Joshua (desserts) bot top notch. We'll be back soon!
1st date since Baby #2 arrived
We had a great time. Perfect for a fancy date night. We even got a tour and learned all about the house.
Our Service at the Whitney was OUTSTANDING. It began with the Gentleman who greeted us at the door to every single person along the way during our dining experience. We were treated like Royalty. Another outstanding observance was how everyone worked together like a Team and where one person started another person would just naturally take over to help the other person. I have been to a lot of Brunches and this one Tops the List with FOOD and SERVICE. Can't wait to go back!
Robert gave us a wonderful tour, we told him that it was our anniversary and when he started the tour (it was just us two and him), "Georgia On My Mind" started playing and that is actually our song! We are from Georgia and had never been to the Whitney, just heard that it was a Detroit staple. He realized it was our song before we had to say anything, excused himself for a moment, and returned with a corsage for my boyfriend to pin on me. It was so precious! Most definitely a moment to remember forever. He touched on the perfect highlights of the tour and helped make our evening extra special.
This was a special occasion for my parents (35th Anniversary) and I've never heard them compliment service, food and overall experience like they did from their experience at The Whitney. I wouldn't change a thing... thank you for making their experience so memorable!
Our Dining Visit
My wife and I celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary with a dinner at the Whitney . The visit was all for which we could have hope. The waitress, Laurie, fluttered around us like a butterfly. The meal and the ambiance were outstanding. The staff treated us like royalty. We will go back again.
The staff were friendly, the food was de ...
The staff were friendly, the food was delicious, but service was slow. It took nearly 2.5 hours for dinner and dessert (upstairs). We weren't planning on blowing our whole evening here, but that's what happened. I asked to jump in on a tour after our dinner ended, but the tour was just ending. No one offered to help set us up for a different time. After reading about the history of the building beforehand, I was a little disappointed that we didn't get to see much. I would recommend this to a friend, but I don't plan on dining here again.
Delicious dinner in a beautiful atmosphe ...
Delicious dinner in a beautiful atmosphere. Service was great. I did order my steak medium and had to send it back, when it came back it was closer to rare but I didn't send it back again. That was my only issue, other than that it was a wonderful dining experience.
For a special occassion this is the place to go. Beautiful old building with all the fixtures you would expect from a century old building. From before dinner drinks at the bar on the 3rd level, dinner on the 1st floor, followed by a special coffee and dessert on the 2nd floor, everything was great.
Gorgeous space, great food!
We had great service. The bar has an awesome happy hour. Our dinner was fantastic and reasonably-priced. I love that there's an entire parlour/floor dedicated to dessert! Our server even offered tableside Spanish Coffee, of which I promptly took advantage.
The Brunch was a special treat for my 8 ...
The Brunch was a special treat for my 8 year old granddaughter. She had a wonderful time. She had previously researched the history of the Whitney!
The BEST brunch in town
My sisters and I took my mom here for her birthday. The brunch is outstanding and has an amazing selection of food. The service is fantastic and bottomless mimosas were great! The Whitney is definitely worth the price.
The bone in lamb chops melted in my mout ...
The bone in lamb chops melted in my mouth! The service was outstanding. I honestly cannot put my experience in words. It was absolutely incredible! This is about my 6th time at the Whitney and this was by far the best experience I have ever had!
Beautiful place inside and out. The staf ...
Beautiful place inside and out. The staff was great with lots of great historical stories, incredibly gorgeous with plenty of rooms for entertaining. Our first time at The Whitney was exceptional, we will definitely be back several times for many occasions and will bring plenty of family and friends along for there enjoyment. A priceless gem👍
Dined again at a long-time friend, the Whitney. Always have wonderful service (Alex and Jen were outstanding) and Tony always takes care of all of the customers in a friendly, humble fashion. Twin lobster tails were amazing, as was the dessert bar. Highly recommend for any special occasion or just a night out on the town.
I love piano music however, I'm glad we ...
I love piano music however, I'm glad we weren't Too close to it, it was a little loud. Great experience.
The whole overall experience was outstan ...
The whole overall experience was outstanding. The staff was perfectly attentive the ambiance was perfect for a holiday...the food was plated exceptionally and the whole experience leaves me with a very satisfied Easter...would absolutely recommend the Whitney to anyone looking for a very elegant upscale dining adventure. Kudos to the #Whitney 👌
It too three hours for dinner then the f ...
It too three hours for dinner then the food was cold. They told us to go upstairs for dessert or was another 30 min
I have wanted to visit the Whitney since I moved to Detroit in 2010. I finally got to go this past weekends and it was everything I dreamed it would be. The atmoshphere was incredible, the staff was amazing and went above and beyond to.make the experience magical to say the least. The home itself is incredible and makes you feel like you've stepped back in time. I cannot wait to visit again.
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