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 Sunday Brunch with endless Mimosas 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. Garden open Memorial Day - Labor Day. $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
everything was outstanding! our server D ...
everything was outstanding! our server Dante was especially good. the food that came out was perfect, the grounds were spectacular, and it was clean - and the mansion architecture and woodwork was amazing. each time i go in the future, there will still be things to see.
I fell in love with the Whitney. The bea ...
I fell in love with the Whitney. The beauty and history of the building itself is amazing. The food and service was the icing on the cake. My wife and I loved our anniversary dinner there this week. Can not wait to go back!!
The Whitney did not disappoint. The foo ...
The Whitney did not disappoint. The food and service were excellent. The old house is beautiful and the separate rooms were conducive to a quiet dinner. So many of the new places are so loud you can't hear conversations. We were celebrating an anniversary and really enjoyed our experience. Definitely worth a visit.
Sunday brunch for four young women and w ...
Sunday brunch for four young women and we were so indecisive but our server, Josh was so sweet and patient with us. Everything on the menu sounded mouthwatering. One of us has food allergies and Chef Paul was kind enough to come out and help with that. Food was delicious and plentiful.
Came to celebrate my cousin's 18th birth ...
Came to celebrate my cousin's 18th birthday, we were seated right away but left alone in an empty room (with a secret door) that was pretty dark. Someone came in turned on lights halfway through meal. Being all alone in that particular room was strange, would have preferred a bright lit area with other patrons. The experience was isolating and odd. The server was pleasant and kind and did her best to make it a nice birthday experience. She brought a case with flowers to the table in honor of the occasion and gave a complimentary slice of cake. The calamari appetizer was amazing, probably the best I've ever had. My entree was a complete disappointment. I had the shrimp and lobster croissant. The croissant looked like it came out of a smushed package of bulk store-bought croissants and was cold. The lobster & shrimp was very dry with no flavor at all. My cousin's meal was the spicy chicken club and was not spiced at all. The fries were soggy and visually unappealing. The cake was a nice gesture but also had a peculiar alcohol like taste that was not disclosed. I had heard great things about this restaurant and besides the appetizer was a huge culinary disappointment.
this is the third time we've been here a ...
this is the third time we've been here and love it. the food is excellent, the desserts even better and the piano sets the tone and Joel is wonderful at the piano. Every waitstaff person has been great. Candace and Omar we recently had the pleasure with. Everyone is very friendly and it's top notch there.
We dined at The Whitney on a Friday nigh ...
We dined at The Whitney on a Friday night with our 3 children (ages 10, 17, and 21) to celebrate our daughter's 21st birthday. Everything was perfect. The staff made our dinner memorable with historical anecdotes about the property as well as some good ghost stories. The cocktails were outstanding. The appetizers are some of the best in town. The main courses were delicious. Dessert was also great. Our kids really loved touring the mansion. We had a great night!
This was a wedding anniversary dinner, s ...
This was a wedding anniversary dinner, so a special night for us and The Whitney staff could not have done more to make the evening special. The staff was welcoming and friendly. They went out of their way with special touches. The venue itself makes this restaurant a destination, but the quality of the food and the service were also outstanding. If you live in the Detroit area or are visiting, this is an experience not to be missed.
this service was top-notch the food incr ...
this service was top-notch the food incredible . The building itself spectacular . not only would I recommend someone else to come but me and my wife will be back hats off to management of the Whitney .
We were seated immediately but were not ...
We were seated immediately but were not even acknowledged for an uncomfortable 10 minutes. Had to get waiter attention and request water be filled....no smile or anything letting us know server was coming. Very cold greeting. Service was decent but did not have the high class hospitality one would expect with the prices set as such.
One of the best restaurants in all of De ...
One of the best restaurants in all of Detroit. Not just because of the amazing food, ambiance, service, but because it is such a historic place. It is a little pricey but you really need to dine here at least once. I highly recommend Josh as your waiter when you do dine here. He is very kind and one of the best waiters anyone could ask for.
We went with another couple to celebrate ...
We went with another couple to celebrate our anniversaries, and it was a wonderful choice. The service was outstanding. Our server Daniel made us feel special. From the great wine recommendation to the added touch of bringing an extra appetizer for my friend who was obviously having trouble making a choice, he was perfectly professional while being funny and engaging. Food was great, atmosphere was lovely, and we will definitely be going back.
The Whitney is a beautiful, historic man ...
The Whitney is a beautiful, historic mansion, definitely worth visiting. My husband and I really enjoyed our filet mignon, it was prepared perfectly! Our waitress went above and beyond to insure it was an extra special dining experience. She gave us a tour and offered to take our picture. We will come back again!
Took my wife to The Whitney for our anni ...
Took my wife to The Whitney for our anniversary dinner. It was amazing in all regards. There was someone playing a piano all through our dinner. Appetizers were good. We both ordered Beef Wellington, which was delicious. Went to the second floor dessert area. My wife had some raspberry white chocolate cake and I had the Banana's Foster. Both were very good. Then up to the third floor to the bar. Nothing out of the ordinary here, but the bar was cozy and the furniture looked nice. Will definitely be going back here for our anniversary dinners and at other times throughout the year. Beautiful restaurant with a lot of Detroit history.
We had a great birthday meal for my wife ...
We had a great birthday meal for my wife!
The staff was very friendly and attentive.
The food was very good. The seasoning was simple on our steaks, though. I think probably ok for my wife's filet, but I usually enjoy a heartier rub on ribeye. The food may have been overrated slightly for the price, but the atmosphere compensated.
We don't enjoy fine dining frequently, so we are fairly critical when we do step out for something nice. All that said, we will go back.
This was our first time at the Whitney a ...
This was our first time at the Whitney and it was nothing short of amazing. When I made the reservation I mentioned we were celebrating our 21st Wedding Anniversary. When we got there, the top of the menu was personalized and wished us a happy 21st anniversary. That set the tone for the entire night. The staff was professional and added to our experience. The food was wonderful and timing between courses was perfect. We also visited the dessert parlor and ghost bar. We even got a history lesson from one of the wait staff who knew the history of the Whitney Family and the house. It made it a night I will never forget and I will definitely be recommending it to everyone who wants to experience fine dining at it's best.
I had a wonderful time for brunch on Sun ...
I had a wonderful time for brunch on Sunday at the Whitney with a friend, The food was fantastic. The Red Velvet Pancakes and Bread Pudding are to die for. Our server Sean was so personable and made us feel welcome. I have already planned a return visit.
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