About The Whitney
Detroit, MI 48201
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.
Hours of Operation:
Hours: High Tea: Monday - Friday at 2:00; Saturday & Sunday at 1:00 by call-in reservation only. Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30-1:30. Dinner: Monday through Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday Dinner: 4:00pm - 8:00pm Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10:30am - 1:30pm, Ghostbar open seven days a week at 4:30 Live Entertainment Friday & Saturday 9:30-midnight. $29.95 Early Evening Menu available Monday - 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.
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
We had a lovely time, the food was outstanding. Our server was wonderful and his knowledge of the history was amazing. Thank you so much, we will definitely go back, can't wait to try brunch and be able to view this jewel and her treasures in the daylight.
This was my first visit to the Whitney. Having been born and raised in Detroit, I
'm not quite sure why it took me so long to get there. I booked a 5:30 pm dinner reservation, and planned to attend a production of the Lion King at the Opera House that evening. For some reason I thought the show was at 7:30 pm, but the day of, I looked at the tickets and it read 6:30......When I arrived at the Whitney, and having just an hour for dinner, I explained my dilemma, to the hostess. She calmly assured me not to worry.The entire staff leapt into action and pulled off a full service dinner, with time to spare without feeling rushed. My hat's off to the staff for their excellent service, and the personal attention I was shown.
I have often recommended to others the great Whitney Sunday brunch buffet. We planned a trip to the DIA with my brother and his wife, beginning with brunch at the Whitney, last Sunday. It didn't occur to me to confirm they offered the buffet, and we discovered on arrival that they didn't. The menu was rather limited and, when we ordered the Belgian waffles, we were told by our admittedly-new waitress that they weren't available. Nothing on the menu seemed particularly attractive so we ordered omelets to order. Later we overheard another waiter offer pancakes to diners in place of the waffles, which we would have taken if they'd been offered. The omelets were good, but the potatoes were cold. Coffee was slow. And there was nothing really special about the breakfast. All in all, a trip to our local breakfast dive would have been more rewarding.
We had not been to the Whitney in years but took our children there long ago and this time we returned after matinee theatre with our son and his wife and children 11 and 9-they loved it. Its still beautiful and impressive and the food was great-just needs a little polishing here and there but well worth going to especially now that Detroit is reemerging as a wonderful city-we never thought we would see that in our lifetime.
My girlfriend and I celebrated Valentine's Day at the Whitney on Friday evening and we could not have asked for a better evening! The valet service, hostess was very attentive. Our waiter, Glenn, was incredible. Extremely personable, made fantastic recommendations, and made the experience very special. The food was incredible and we will definitely be going back to The Whitney!
The Whitney is always a pleasure. This visit was no exception. Our server was very attentive, the piano music in the background was perfect, and the food was outstanding. This was a memorable Valentines day. As Detroit continues to make it's wonderful rebirth the Whitney will be one of the wonderful special restaurants that will be able to benefit. We love this venue.
Absolutely horrible experience. Waiter and the manager very rude. My dinner and side dish I ordered was not edible at all. My wife's steak was deceNt. The free desert they gave us was very good and that waiter was very pleasant.
I would never recommend anyone going here.
Once waiter new I was returning my dinner and didn't want anything back and knew the manager gave us free desert he was quick to say make sure you enjoy your free desert. The manager really didn't care the food was not edible. Two other couples returned a steak for being under cooked
Manager said even the Yankees loose a game or two.
Very unpleasant time
We were there on a Sunday. The waiter was very attentive with top service (including a brief history of the dining room) . The food was excellent and reasonable for a brunch. The pianist was wonderful background music in the central hall. Loved taking a self tour after and will return to the beautiful bar on the third floor. Valet made parking convenient.
Our server Candace was amazing! She brought us sample desserts to go and was fun and kind! The food was amazing. The service was impeccable and I would recommend this restaurant for a fancy occasion or fun and romantic date night. I would recommend the steak 100%! They also have vegetarian options as well. Yum!
My boyfriend and I went to the Whitney to celebrate his birthday (a couple weeks late - I was traveling for work on the actual date). From the moment we walked in - an hour before our reservation so we could get (excellent) drinks at the bar upstairs - to the very end, it was an amazing experience. Out of our whole weekend in Detroit, the Whitney stood out as the best part.
Our waitress was fabulous - when she found out that we were there for his birthday, she could not have been more welcoming and helpful. We got special treats throughout dinner, and we both looked up in surprise when we heard the pianist start playing 'Happy Birthday' - she was walking towards us with a lovely little fruit and Bavarian cream tart.
The prices, while on the high end, are absolutely worth it. His beef Wellington was excellent, and I had the filet mignon with crab legs - we split a side of jalapeno cream corn and we can definitely recommend that side for anyone! We never felt rushed, and the atmosphere was warm, classy, and welcoming. We're already trying to figure out what the next special event we're going to celebrate there is! Definitely worth a drive, and absolutely a must-visit if you're in Detroit for any length of time.
This is our third visit to the Whitney. The first visit was late in the evening and we had drinks and desserts with some friends. Our second was late a date at the FOX theatre;the chef held the kitchen open for us. We were so impressed with the service and food we returned for dinner and had a wonderful evening.
The chef does not take into consideration what the customers prefer. We ordered steak and we made it clear that we want it well done. The waitress came and said that the chef does not like to cook it well done but we promise that it will not be red from inside. The steak turned out red and tastes as if it was boiled not sautéed. The salmon tasted really bad. even the calamari was still raw from inside.
The ambience is very good but for sure not the food.
Our waiter was the best but I noticed they all new how to support their guests. Those who needed to eat quick to go to the show were accomodiated and those of us who wanted to hang around for the experience were pampered - do not forget to ask for the mini-tour of the main floor between desert and coffee - totally worth it.
Excellent service. Loved how the waitress did not appear rushed, and explained to us all about the history of the home. While we we sipping our mimosas and eating our delicious tea cakes, we all left the the table to use the washroom. When we came back to the table, we were surprised to see they had cleared it. (They thought we had left!). When the saw we were back, they reset our table and gave us new mimosas. So I would definitely say "excellent service". Also, it was fascinating to look around the home, which is filled with beautiful stained glass and lovely oil paintings!
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