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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 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
Absolutely LOVE the Whitney. Although there is an extensive menu, I was disappointed the Sunday Brunch Buffet has been changed to a plated selection. The buffet offered such a variety of items, it enabled you to try things you may not normally consider ordering. Some buffet items are no longer available (even as a plated selection). It was truly second to none! Please consider bringing back the the Sunday Brunch Buffet. Overall... Love, Love, Love the Whitney.
Glen was an exceptional waiter/server. He was pleasant, polite and personable. His recommendations were excellent and his knowledge of the wine list and history of the Whitney dwelling was very impressive. We were very happy with our dining experience and will request his services when we return. The food was delicious with very generous servings.
Even the valet service/staff was polite and professional.
Thank you for personalizing the menus for John on his birthday. Attention to detail was appreciated.
The food's good but not great, and it costs a bit too much, but dining in a robber baron's villa is worth it. There's an odd and endearing disconnect between dining under tapestries (etc) and being handed a paper bag with ground coffee packed in a paper bag and saran wrap and a styrofoam shell with a slice of unbaked cheese bread before you leave. Go for the Sunday brunch, which is fabulous, and try to nab a seat on the veranda in summer.
The experience at the Whitney was weird. The atmosphere was lovely and the mansion is beautiful, but the afternoon tea service was bizarrely restrictive. The tea began with a server informing the table next to us that they would not be able to order champagne until exactly 2pm because tea did not begin until then. There were zero menu options, just a pre-arranged menu of scones, soup, sandwiches, and dessert, and each course was announced to the room as a whole instead of individual service. The food was all right, but certainly nothing to justify the lack of variety. Ultimately, it was too stifling for luxury, and I will not be back.
What a beautiful restaurant! I can't believe I've lived in the Detroit Metro Area my whole life and have just now dined. The eggplant bruschetta, saffron risotto and beef Wellington were phenomenal. Great drinks, great ambiance and excellent service. While a bit steep in price, it felt worth it! Can't wait to come back in the summer and see the gardens!
Only issue we had here was that we were originally seated in a corner area of the first room right by the hostess/front door area. Probably shouldn't do that for someone's 5th Anniversary reservation is my only advice to the owners. The issue was taken care of. We got moved to a window table with a nice view of the gardens. Otherwise everything else about our experience was great!
I took my mother out for an early Mother's Day brunch and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Our server, Shawn, made our expierience memorable and gave my mother service fit for a queen. Our meals came out timely with the courses evenly spaced; not only did it look appetizing, it tasted like it was handmade just for us. We had no complaints and will definitely be back for another event in the future.
The service was lacking. We waited a long time for our drinks and then my plate arrived luke warm and the "melted cheese" had already firmed up and was more like a crust on my hash browns. The omelet was very delicious, but if it had been served when it was hot, it would have been much more enjoyable. We were celebrating a college graduation and had brunch.
We took our friend here for his birthday. One party and redress then bone in ribeye that came WAY overdone. Sent it back and second time the stake was WAY underdone (blue in the middle) ...the manager took it back and the same stake that she cut into before came back this time charred. When tasted it had no seasoning to it. We were embarrassed to even complain about it the third time ...she just didn't eat. My husbands mashed potatoes were cold...I mean lumpy and cold. You can tell it was reheated not too fresh. I ordered wedge salad and the lettuce was old and wilted on the outside. I could only eat some from the center. The portions are huge so if you want a lot of poorly cooked and bland tasting American fare than this place is for you. Overall I would never go back here. Not sure where these reviews come from but other than he historic building this place is pretty bad.
Our service for brunch was impeccable! There are few places where you can tell the staff enjoys what they do and has a passion for making people happy. We came in for a birthday and to kick-start our Kentucky Derby celebration and we couldn't have asked for anything more! I will most definitely be coming back again! The food was absolutely delicious as well! I will be dreaming of the calamari and smoked salmon until we return!
Amazing, historic Detroit building. Hostess was welcoming, and was completely familiar with our reservation and our seating request. She even called us by name. Waiter was decent, but not quite the attentive, efficient server that would be expected at a place like the Whitney. We had to ask for both coffee and water refills, scones were to come with the 3 course brunch and did not arrive until we asked for them. The food itself was excellent, generous, served at the proper temperature and plated beautifully. The ambiance is wonderful, and this is a perfect place to take an out of town guest, celebrate a special occasion, or simply treat yourself.
A great spot along Woodward. Pleasant atmosphere, especially with the piano music provided which enhanced the relaxed feeling while enjoying the service and delightful meal. The Dessert room was done well and the desserts were very good. I would recommend it highly to all who wish to spend time in our great city of Detroit.
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