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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
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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
The plated brunch was fantastic. The food was delicious and a good variety with-in the entire menu, from the starter to dessert courses. The room my family and I were seated became a bit warm, but our server tried what he could to make us all comfortable by opening a window. Overall, we had a great time and enjoyed our food and service from The Whitney during brunch.
I am in a hurry so I will keep this short. When you combine the history and beauty of The Whitney, with the food, it is a fantastic dining experience. Ending the meal upstairs in the Ghost bar only makes it better. What a great way to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. It is a very special place, and hopefully always will be.
We dined here for my wife's birthday on a Thursday evening. The place is a beautiful historic mansion located right on Woodward Avenue. The service was very good. The cocktails were excellent. The food was also very good. My only complaint was that the food portion that I got was less than as described. I ordered a chef's plate with a lobster tail that was supposed to be 8 oz but was closer to a 4 oz. It was very good just not enough of it.
My wife loved her filet and someone else had the white fish that I wished I would have ordered. We will be back for sure. Awesome experience overall.
The Whitney is a fantastic spot for special occasion dinners. The setting is perfect for any type of celebration or date. The setting is elegant, the food is delicious, and the service is spectacular. It has been a long standing go to place for a great meal in Detroit for years. Even as Detroit goes through its renaissance and new restaurants open all over the city it stands as the old guard benchmark that all the new places should aspire to become.
I ordered the duck which was very disappointing. Overall we had a very good experience. The ambiance is amazing. Definitely will go there again but will not order the duck!. My companion's food also I was told was not outstanding. Food should definitely be improved.
I have to say that this is definitely a special place and very historic. A must see. The food on the other hand was average. Beef Wellington was good but the potatoes under cooked and the carrots as well were under cooked. Not worth the price but nice to see. Could be better.
We expected the Whitney to be top notch in every way due to the reputation and the price. First of all I made a reservation and then was given a table that vibrated due to the boiler underneath and was told this happens at two tables in the restaurant. So while other tables were empty we were seated at this one and then couldn't move when we determined the problem. We were told we should put our order in because there was an event of 75 people upstairs and things could get bogged down. Now I expect if the Whitney reserves a whole floor for a preplanned party they should have the resources not to rush the rest of their guests. My husband martini on the rocks with a twist came in a margarita glass with no ice and no twist. One of our party ordered the seafood over orzo and said he wouldn't order it again. My husband's duck was tough. I thoroughly enjoyed the Beef Wellington and Crab tomato soup. The ambiance is stellar but food and service a bit disappointing.
Everything about the restaurant was spot on, except the most important thing- the food. I ordered the bone-in ribeye and my wife had surf and turf (filet). I wanted rare and she wanted medium rare. Mine came medium well and hers was pretty much well done. When we told the server our meat was overcooked he politely gave us a lesson in how the meat was actually cooked the way we ordered it. For the price I expected they would promptly take it back and try again. Instead they brought a plate of fancy desserts at the end with their apologies. Others I talked with have not had that experience so we may try it again someday. The rest of the meal was well prepared.
I loved the decor, attention to detail, and service.
Went in for a birthday brunch with my wife, and the building was beautiful. Very historic, and fun fact, the restaurant has a paranormal aspect as well. Appearantly has been on ghost hunters in past seasons.
The food was very tasty. Hearty as well.
Service was great and very accommodating. The drinks we ordered (mimosa and Bloody Mary) were good as well.
We were celebrating birthdays. The architecture of the Whitney is absolutely beautiful. The staff is attentive. The salad, entree, and bread were outstanding. Good selection of red wines. Could have more of a selection of chardonnays. The crust on the chocolate mousse desert was too tough to eat. The waiter did not inform us about the dessert room upstairs. We took our own tour of the building and discovered the dessert room. Overall, it was a very special restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.
Great place and fabulous service - love the upstairs for dessert and after dinner drinks - I took my boyfriend for his birthday before the symphony and he loved it - it's his favorite place - they even personalized his menu with his name and Happy Birthday! Highly recommend for a special occasion.
I took my husband for a birthday lunch. Host was fabulous. Server was Great. HOWEVER, after lunch we went for the tour. before we left, we were told twice don't for get to come back for your Birthday Desert. BIRTHDAY DESERT> at most restaurants this means Complimentary. We were not very happy when we were presented with a bill for what we chose. We chose the fruit tart. Crust was very hard, and had a tuff time cutting it.
Stan and Rosemary Truskowski
Brought my wife there for her 40th birthday celebration. We love the Whitney! We go for special occasions and it NEVER disappoints. What we love about it is that we can take our time, enjoy the incredible food and not feel rushed to leave. The service is top notch and second to none. We are treated like VIP's for the entire 3 hour experience both during dinner and upstairs for dessert. The Whitney is our go to and will always be. The pride in what they do is on display at every turn. Thank you Whitney staff...especially server Anne!
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