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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
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 Qline is operating at no charge util Labor Day 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 waiter was average. He spoke fast and not great eye contact. More of a causal dining waiter, not fine dining IMO. I ordered the filet medium rare, it was definitely medium- but I didn't send back, Med is fine. The filet sat on mashed potatoes and green beans. Both of which were slightly warm/cold, not hot and neither had any flavor. So bland and dry. The filet was amazing, but what filet isn't? The whole dish lacked detail. It was basic, literally no sauce or extra flavor.
The ambionce was ok. Cool old mansion but the old part was very obvious. As we walked through the floors I took note of one piece of decor, mid stairwell that has a solid 1/2 in of dust. Lots of old dust filled fake flowers. The carpet in our dining room was gross, stained, wrinkly in spots from being worn, etc. I was surprised it wasn't kept up more.
Overall it was just eh. My mother who is 70 LOVED it. She got the double lobster tails. Personally I was not impressed.
We had a great time at The Whitney!
Such a historic home with history, charm and detail. Our server was just wonderful and the food was delightful. The only problem may have been how loud our own group was! We were having such a good time and hope that our laughter didn't disturb any other guests.
The evening was tremendous our server Iris was spectacular her knowledge of the menu and the house back ground was a bonus to the excellent food. Our evening was fabulous the tour after dinner was an added bonus. We are looking forward to a return to the Whinty in the future.
I chose the Whitney for our wedding anniversary dinner location this year. My wife, daughter and myself really enjoyed our dining experience. Our waiter was extremely attentive, polite and professional. The food was definitely worth the cost. I recommend the filet! I also appreciate the no cell phone policy in the dining room. After dinner we enjoyed dessert in the parlor. Valet parking was also reasonably priced. Fantastic all around experience and we will be returning in the future.
We had a wonderful evening! Appetizers & dinner was outstanding, our waitress was excellent, & the pianist made the dining experience even more special. Definitely a special occasion destination since the alacarte menu & drinks are very pricey. The ghost bar after dinner is always a great experience, though again, very pricey.
The entire experience was exceptional. The service was extremely professional, the timing of the food was perfect, and the food was well prepared and excellent. Additionally, bringing out of town guests made the history and the building itself a real 'wow factor'. It was a great evening.
A trip back in Detroit history. What a glorious space. Wonderful service. We elected the Fixed Price menu, which is far more limited. The cornish game hen was a little sad, but the whitefish was very good. The biggest draw is the mansion itself. Very special. Service also was personal and attentive. Very nice.
The experience at the Whitney was exceptional. Our waiter Daniel was hands on and attentive. I had not been there in awhile trying all the new other restaurants downtown and in mid-town, but The Whitney is tried and true with the menu, cocktails, and service! Our party of six was totally delighted and while there was a wedding on the premises it did not interfere with the attentive and timing of each of our courses! Can't wait to go back! I love good service!
Fabulous staff, outstanding food. The mansion is absolutely gorgeous , and you can have an optional tour. It is a must experience if you go to Detroit. It is fine dining and priced accordingly. Most enjoyable for our group of 5. Ages 21-58 everyone loved the experience
It was a rather long wait for the lunch entree. It was almost as if the waitress didn't put our order in or either forgot to pick it up in time. People that arrived much later than us were brought their food ahead of us. The manager came to our table and we shared that we were still waiting for our lunch entree. The waitress never came back to check on us or speak to any delays. The last thing that made us livid was the fact that an ant was crawling down my friend from Ohio's plate. We were initially impressed with the ambiance but were very furious about the service and the ant.
Awesome!! Very romantic dinner and cocktails in the ghost bar! Finished with dessert on 2nd floor! Celebrated 5th year anniversary! Wait staff was great! Daniel took very good care of us and was very personable. Take the tour and experience the full experience of the Whitney and the history of the mansion. I would highly recommend. This was the best night out to dinner I have had.
I don't even know where to begin. The Whitney is hands-down a "must visit" for anyone visiting the city for the first time and for special occasions. I went there for a date and they exceeded our expectations. The ghost tour, the dessert parlor, the extensive wine list, great cocktails and incredible dinner options make The Whitney my number one upscale restaurant in the city. Men don't need sports coats but it still drops old World charm, decadence, and luxury. Will definitely visit for tea and champagne hours.
We were celebrating our anniversary and had a wonderful time. Joshua, our server, was extremely friendly and thoughtful! He played a huge role in making our evening special and recommended dessert and a tour following dinner (we followed up on both recommendations and had a great time). There were vegetarian options for us that were delicious and filling, from starter to entree. Great experience.
Service is personable and upbeat. The chicken and waffle dish is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. Lovely Architecture. I recommend the tour. Table and chairs were nestled a tad tight in the corner for my party of three. An occasional must do for a 'Luxe Dining' in Detroit.
Everyone who lives in the Detroit Metro Area should try this dining experience at least once! The Whitney is a gorgeous mansion from 1894, and it was so interesting to get a personal guided tour for a half hour before dinner. I recommend going up to the Ghost Bar for a pre-dinner drink, then going on the tour (every half hour), and then having dinner in one of the amazing dining rooms. Thought about enjoying an after dinner drink at the outside patio bar, but we'd had enough! We'll need to return for that! The food was very good, from the appetizers to the entrees to the delicious desserts. I even got a personalized menu with birthday greetings printed at the top for my 60th birthday, that I was able to take home. Great way to celebrate this milestone! Oh and go for their Witching Hour cocktail! I'm usually a wine and beer kind of gal, but this limoncello, vodka, raspberry drink was too tempting to resist!
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