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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 with a stop on the corner of Woodward and Canfield, connecting south to The Fox, Ford Field, Little Caesars Arena and the DSO. It also connects north to West Grand Boulevard with a short stroll to The Fisher.
Executive Chef Natasha Vitti, Pastry Chef: Eric Bunge
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. Tea with Santa, Paranormal Dinners, and Garden Parties, just to name a few. Visit our website for more details.
The Whitney Ratings and Reviews
Amazing night. Would have given 5 stars in every category but there were a few glitches. The waitress was a little mechanical and lacked warmth, in addition to spilling water on my son's seat when refilling his glass (luckily he wasn't seated at the time). The amuse-bouche lacked flavor as did the saffron risotto. But everything else was superb, from soup to salad to fish to beef to sides. And the ambience was incomparable. Had a great time.
Our visit was fantastic with seeing the old house and ambience, food was good, however, no vegetarian options other than one tofu dish, hate tofu, and no willingness to make something simple off menu... that was dissapointing and not very customer focused. They can do better than that.
And not sure about the "bus tour" people showing up late during dessert... it was overly crowded for the dinner guests and annoying to get through the hallways with so many people and in flip flops?? I don't think so.... I don't think that is the kind of ambience you are going for, might want to rethink that.
My husband and I dined here for the first time to celebrate our anniversary. The staff made us feel like we were the only diners there that evening. The chef, our server Josh, and the manager each added something special to our experience. The bartender made me a specialty cocktail that was not on the menu and nailed it! The food was outstanding. We shared the lump crab cake to start. I had seafood sautee and my husband had the duck breast. We've been to many pricey restaurants and are often disappointed with the meal. Not here! We also enjoyed the pianist during dinner and the tour afterward. Delicious desserts on the second floor and nightcaps on the third floor. It was truly a special evening. We will definitely return.
We are ordered mainly seafood, calamari was very good as well as the shrimp cocktail, these were the staters and appetizers, but when we went to the main course, the food felt heavy, and we couldn't complete our dishes so we took them with us, that been said, we couldn't order desert because the main course was heavy, the service was excellent, and the place was beautiful, the place is mainly for taking picture in your anniversary or any other occasions, but sure not for dining in.
I love this restaurant. The employees are great and very knowledgeable. The piano player is great. It's nice to hear a song that you know played in a piano version while conversing with the people at your table (friends, family, whoever). I have been here twice for my wedding anniversary. This time, we brought another couple with us. Next year, we will be adding more couples to the reservation. The food is excellent. The atmosphere is stunning. This restaurant has a lot of history. I plan on coming back to this restaurant as often as I can and for many years to come.
The Pomo grant tea was good as well as the scones. The soup was okay but the salad flavorless. The three tiered finger foods were not good. Sandwiches had stale bread and the pastries seemed like they were were straight from the freezer. The chocolate finger cake was satisfactory but the raspberry tart was not good at all. I'm glad I made the visit for the ambiance but I would not return because of the quality ( or lack of) the food. I'm sorry but these are my true feelings.
We met for brunch at noon on Saturday. The Whitney was booked later in the day for a wedding, which may have made it even quieter. The food was wonderful and our server was not only very attentive but also very informative, with a great working knowledge of the history of the building, as well as the food and drink selections available. The entire experience was wonderful and is always highly recommended by me.
Second time we have celebrated our anniversary at the Whitney. Started with a martini in the Ghost Bar, then moved down to the restaurant, where we were seated in a beautiful room. The food we ordered was excellent and our server was exceptional. We were surprised and very pleased when our server brought out complimentary desserts for our anniversary. Only one downside to mention. As a wearer of hearing aids, I found the piano music, although beautiful, a little too loud, which made it difficult for me to hear my wife or our server.
Came here to celebrate my birthday. They wrote happy Birthday on our menus and later the menus were wrapped in a ribbon and given to us. This was very special and unique ..I've never seen that done at another restaurant. The server was very friendly, polite and professional. The atmosphere was amazing...lovedthe piano playing in the background. Very romantic and perfect for a date or special occasion. We really enjoyed our dinner! The food was delicious as well. I got the salmon which came with just a few vegetables so I do wish that they enrich this dish a little more. Will definitely come back.
My wife and I had just visited The Whitney through a Detroit Athletic Club tour of the mansion. We decided that we would make a reservation for our 18 wedding anniversary. We had one of the most incredible experiences. The management team along with our waitress Candice was impecable. They made our night one to remember. We started in the Ghost bar with pre drinks then moved down to the main floor for an incredible dinner experience. Candice went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. After dinner we were going to go out on the town in Detroit and listen to music. Instead we joined a tour of the mansion and returned to the Ghost bar where there was music playing with one of the most incredible piano players we have ever heard. We finished out our evening with after dinner drinks and great music. Again the management and the bar staff were unbeliable. I look forward to returning to The Whitney soon. Thank you for making our anniversary so memorable
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