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.
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.
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, 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. 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
My mother has always wanted to dine at ...
My mother has always wanted to dine at The Whitney, so for her 60th birthday celebration, what else were we supposed to do! Two people in the party had the Beef Wellington and both proclaimed it was the most delicious thing they have ever tasted - melting in their mouth. Additionally, the filet mignon was very well seasoned and succulent as was the Salmon resting on a bed of rice. The server was very professional yet had a personality and, although minor to some, very conscious of where he placed his hand on your drinking glass. I had the vegetarian option which was a Tofu Portobello Tower which had very simple ingredients and not a huge bold flavour (which is why I have given The Whitney 4 stars opposed to 5). The meal was a nice portion, not very large, but it was very simple. Very simple ingredients, nothing outstanding. I did not eat this dish and think, I will remember this in 50 years (this is the only reason I have given the Whitney 3/5 stars for Value). The rest of the party, on the other hand, did feel they would remember this meal. So yes, if you eat meat and enjoy a quaint historical atmosphere, please do yourself a favour and dine here at least once in your life.
Service was amazing. House wines by the ...
Service was amazing. House wines by the glass were delicious and paired wonderfully with my beef wellington. The puff pastry around the beef wellington was buttery and crispy. The steak itself was so tender that it could have been cut with a fork. We will definitely be back!
We had an excellent Sunday brunch. I wa ...
We had an excellent Sunday brunch. I was glad to see The Whitney go back to a sit-down brunch rather than a buffet. The atmosphere is very historic and lends to a great dining experience. There are many menu options for a Sunday brunch. Looking forward to a return soon.
Great evening. Began at the bar - excell ...
Great evening. Began at the bar - excellent cocktail - bartender is always great. Had a great meal (shrimp cocktail appetizer is my favorite). Finished our evening in the dessert parlor with a tour by our waiter. Lovely Christmas decorations.
I made my reservation and noted that it ...
I made my reservation and noted that it was my friend's 60th birthday celebration. Imagine our surprise when the menus handed to us included the caption Happy 60th birthday on the top. What a lovely surprise and delight. Our waiter, Daniel, was quite attentive and patient. His initial greeting was a birthday greeting for my friend. It made her feel very special and contributed to a wonderful, relaxed evening with great food and drink and encouraged conversation. Thank you for such special treatment. I will be back.
The Whitney is always a special place to ...
The Whitney is always a special place to visit. The dinner prior to going to the DSO was perfect for starting a great evening. The restaurant should be considered when you have guests in Detroit. Brunch on Sunday will have your guests singing your praises and telling their friends of their wonderful visit to our city. The food is great and memorable from the fresh raw bar to the main entrees and carved beef. A visit to Mr. Whitney's library for the special desserts will immediately make you forget your diet. This restaurant should be on your regular dinning out schedule.
This was our first visit to the Whitney during the Holidays and it is decorated beautifully. Thanks to the hostess who greeted us to our server Amy and the piano player who was outstanding. A special thanks to the chef and all the staff who make the Whitney a very special venue among many in the City of Detroit. Some of the dinner guests arrived walking down Woodward Ave. Priceless.
Perfect locale for our Thanksgiving dinn ...
Perfect locale for our Thanksgiving dinner. Incredibly friendly service. We felt right at home. Wonderful family atmosphere. A fine blend of classy ambience and comfortable, not overly formal service and ambience.
We went for Thanksgiving dinner (Our fam ...
We went for Thanksgiving dinner (Our families are out of state and every year since we moved her we try a new high-end restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner). The ambiance was lovely and the host was very kind. Our server was not very attentive and was not familiar with the menu. We chose the thanksgiving dinner course and it was less than mediocre. The turkey was dry they didn't give us very much gravy and the sides were pretty standard, nothing special. The desert trio was the best part. It was fun to try, but we probably won't be going back.
Thanksgiving dinner with my elderly moth ...
Thanksgiving dinner with my elderly mother was excellent. The setting is elegant and fascinating, and the food was terrific. She really enjoyed the piano accompaniment. The best part was the service. Our waiter was attentive, entertaining, and accommodating. He took extra special care of my mother and her requests.
The ambiance of the home, itself, can't ...
The ambiance of the home, itself, can't be beat. It's beautiful. We had the "early dinner." The food was ok. A cheese-type of bread was served with our soup/salad and I have to say..."it was soggy."
The service for our 3rd floor dessert course, was outstanding.
Being as this was my first time here, I'm glad I can now say; "I ate at The Whitney." I'll move on.
Very Disappointing! We have been going ...
We have been going to the Whitney for years. We do the Brunch once a month and do celebration dinners a few times a year at the Whitney.
We had been bragging about the Whitney to a couple of our friends forever and were finally able to arrange a get together for Brunch Last Sunday.
The hostess at reception was not very hospitable. We were placed at a table in the passageway which was a very inconvenient location and the noise level was very high as well. We noticed a table for 4 in the white room next door and kindly requested the hostess for a relocation. That would have a been perfect spot for us to enjoy the venue, the ambiance and the meal . She bluntly said its reserved for 5 people and she cant move us - Sorry .
We were surprised to hear that, since the table could only accommodate 4 people but didn't want to challenge her. 10 mins later, we noticed the table was now assigned to a couple. We felt lied to and didn't appreciate the attitude of the hostess. To make the morning worse,our waitress didn't introduce her self, didn't explain the new menu and was very abrupt. It really felt like a different place. Maybe we got used to the exceptional service we used to receive.
Our friends who were visiting from Toronto had the same impression and we left that afternoon with a bad taste.
We used to visit the Whitney because of the experience and the exceptional service but since we received none of that this time around and felt embarrassed in front our friends, it is very unlikely that we will ever re-visit the Whitney again.
The Whitney is such a wonderful place! M ...
The Whitney is such a wonderful place! My husband and I took his mother there for her 71st Birthday, it was on her bucket list. The service was great and food was delicious. Just being there put you in a great mood. They even custom made the menus to say "Happy 71st Birthday." It was a great experience and hope to go back one day!
So - I had this amazing dessert - every ...
So - I had this amazing dessert - everything else pales in my memory in comparison.... I was this remarkable chocolate mousse tart with fresh strawberries and bananas and a ganache coating. It was wonderful. Up until the dessert - I thought the baked potato soup was going to be my favorite part of the meal. Nope - dessert was even better!
Amazing food. 4 stars only because deser ...
Amazing food. 4 stars only because deserts are not worth saving room for. Better eat an appetizer and a main course.
Deserts feel like in a diner.. it was very disappointing.
Otherwise everything is amazing about the place.
Visited this restaurant for our wedding ...
Visited this restaurant for our wedding anniversary, early reservations (5:30 pm) so had the place to ourselves for a bit. Ambiance is, without question, awesome. This old mansion has a lot of style, was a pleasure to take it all in. Waiter (Max) was awesome too, if something was needed he was right there, but not overly intrusive. My wife and I ordered the Steak Tartare for a starter, this is where the questioning started. We have eaten this dish in many restaurants, but have never had it prepared as it was at The Whitney. Very chunky is the best way to describe it, not how we like our tartare for sure. There was one caper on the plate, the size of a grape, which meant you had to slice it. Just not our cup of tea, but we didn't let it discourage us. My wife ordered the 29-day dry aged 14 oz NY Strip, while I went with the 22 oz dry aged Ribeye. I have to tell you, neither steak was the quality that I would expect from a dry aged piece of beef. Sinewy, fatty, and just not that impressive for the price; the presentation was excellent though! In fact, I brought both home because we could not get through it all, and I had so much waste when I took the meat off the bone it was just disheartening. I would visit The Whitney again, but would definitely steer away from the dry aged steaks, the menu is definitely worth more exploration. Please don't take this review as gospel, my wife and I are very picky when it comes to dry aged beef, try for yourself and you be the judge.
Sunday brunch at the Whitney was great. ...
Sunday brunch at the Whitney was great. The venue itself is stunning, so it's definitely worth a one-time visit at least. The menu was interesting and the dishes we ordered were very good, but if the menu doesn't rotate there weren't a ton of items we were interested in outside of what we ordered. Overall great experience, though!
We made reservations for after the Satur ...
We made reservations for after the Saturday matinee at the Fisher. We had never been to The Whitney before; but thought it would be a nice way to wrap up a nice day. We were not disappointed. Iris was wonderful with us, taking us on a mini tour before our food was ready and arranging for a full house tour afterward. The building is filled with history and the food was fantastic. We capped off the evening with decadent desserts & coffee on the second floor after our tour. It was a great experience from everyone in the place. Well done.
The Whitney was on my wife's bucket list ...
The Whitney was on my wife's bucket list. At first I thought it was going to be a typical 'wife's dream while husband is dragged along' scenario, but the historic atmosphere, delicious food, and friendly yet professional bar and waitstaff won me over as well. Definitely recommend everyone visit the Whitney at least once in their life. It is an unforgettable Detroit experience.
Celebrated our Anniversary, the food, se ...
Celebrated our Anniversary, the food, service were outstanding. Very romantic atmosphere was great with the piano playing in the background we were able to have a quit conversation. This not the first time at the Whitney, its always a great experience.
We went for brunch and I had only recent ...
We went for brunch and I had only recently been to the Whitney for a friend's birthday party. I brought a date for a Sunday brunch and the server (Daniel) remembered me from the weekend prior. It was not only great of him to recall who I was but Daniel even spoke of small details that stuck in his mind from that particular evening. How wonderful to have someone so friendly at the table.
The food portions were spot on and the brunch was stellar. I don't think I've tasted salmon this good before anywhere. My date Kimberly had the poached eggs and I had an omelette that was divine. To say that I could have died happy after this meal is an understatement.
I want to commend the staff and in particular our server Daniel for being so gracious, thoughtful and just an outstanding gentleman. Well done sir!! Bravo!!
I look forward to having brunch or perhaps dinner there again soon.
Also of note and special thanks to Troy up in the Ghost Bar for mixing The Duke Of Detroit for Kimberly. WoW!! What a great mixture and Troy is yet another terrific and wonderful man to have at the Whitney!!
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