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The Whitney
The Whitney

The Whitney Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thewhitney.com
  • Email: Info@thewhitney.com
  • Phone: (313) 832-5700
  • Hours of Operation: Open for Breakfast/Lunch Monday - Friday 8:00am - 2:00pm. High Tea served Monday - Friday at 2:00pm. Dinner: Monday through Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday Dinner 4:00pm - 8:00pm Ghostbar open seven days a week at 4:30 Live Entertainment Friday & Saturday 9:30-midnight.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Gardner
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Info@thewhitney.com

  • Private Party Facilities: The Whitney sustains an extensive and impressive résumé for private dining events which includes hosting classically themed weddings, corporate occasions and any number of other, miscellaneous, intimate parties. Private Rooms for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are available.
  • Private Party Contact: Samantha Amiot (313) 832-5700 x208
  • Entertainment: The Whitney offers live entertainment in The Ghostbar Thursday - Saturday nights. Live pianist nightly and during Sunday brunch.
  • Special Events & Promotions: The Whitney hosts several events each year, The Carnivore Carnival in July and The Haunted Halloween Dinner are annual favorites. Like us on facebook to recieve updates.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Canfield Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet $6.00 Gratuities are appreciated

A word from 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 plated Breakfast Monday through Friday. Live Entertainment in The Ghostbar Thursday - Saturday nights. Call for Ghost Hunting Dinners and Special Events.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "We ended up in the David Whitney dining room all by ourselves (party of six) the other party never showed up so we had the room all by ourselves. We had a very relaxed dining experience. The food was ok but not outstanding. We had drinks in the ghost bar before dining and the experience was wonderful. The staff in the ghost bar and the dining room were excellent. Very accommodating and attentive to our needs. We will for sure be dining at the Whitney in the days to come. Ciao"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Last Saturday we had the pleasure of dining at The Whitney during restaurant week. The food was amazing and presented beatifully. The overall ambiance and feeling of dining in such a historic place was incredible. The service was superior and all our needs were cared for. After dinner much to our surprise and delight, we were treated to a tour of the mansion! It was wonderful! We enjoyed ourselves immensely."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This was my third time here and I was a little disappointed. Our table wasn't ready for quite a long time; food trays weren't always filled and service wasn't up to what I had in the past. I chalked it up to a busy holiday and will definitely go again."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was our first time at The Whitney. The House is very beautiful, and we went on the tour after dinner. The Young Lady that gave the tour was very knowledgeable and interesting. Our server Donte was on point further enhancing the evening. Even though it was "Restaurant Week" and the menu was limited the food was delicious and the portions were satisfying. My friends and I will visit the Whitney again and again! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "As a lifelong resident of the suburbs of Detroit I have always wanted to try the Whitney and it lived up to all of my expectations. My parents and fiance took advantage of Detroit Restaurant Week to try this wonderful restaurant in celebration of Easter. We all had the Prime Rib which was excellent. My favorite part of the meal however was the AMAZING cream of broccoli soup and the excellent and warm bread. The ambiance, service and food was all outstanding. I am looking forward to trying their brunch in the near future. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The Whitney was excellent in food and service. My date and I tried it out for the first time for Detroit Restaurant Week. We had a very enjoyable experience and will be back again."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Our experience at The Whitney was nothing short of SPECTACULAR!! Everyone was so nice and professional. We went during restaurant week and sometimes premier restaurants treat you differently when you are dining during a discounted promotional period. Not The Whitney! We were treated with the utmost respect and the food was superb. I look forward to dining at The Whitney again, very soon."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "It was restaurant week so the menu was pre-fix to go along with the normal menu. The waitress was very friendly and created a great atmosphere for the night. The food was great and mansion is gorgeous. Classic restaurant that deserves high praise. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Being new to metro Detroit we're looking to establish favorite restaurants in the Midtown and Downtown areas. Detroit Restaurant Week - we felt this would be a good opportunity to try new places at $30 per person. We had made a reservation and were seated immediately on the main floor in a smaller dining room area. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive so we were feeling good about our choice - thus far. We ordered the Shrimp Bisque as an appetizer. It was watered down with very little flavor, much less a seafood flavor. As a main course the Prime Rib was good but was lukewarm and layed over mashed potatoes. Lastly, the canoli dessert was soggy. Based on this experience, I'm apprehensive about going back pay full price. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The Whitney never fails to meet/exceed my expectations."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "During Restaurant Week, the food seemed to be mass produced while the servers moved around like a streamlined and oiled machine in order to get people in/out promptly. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We went here during restaurant week and the service and food couldn't have been better. I brought my 7 year ols daughter and she was pleased with the kids menu. If you haven't been here, make it something to do. The history on the building alone is worth the trip. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Our perfect brunch started out with our own private room and pomegranate mimosas. The staff was very friendly and the building is beautiful. The prime rib and sausages were amazing. We had such a great time we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We dined at The Whitney during Detroit Restaurant Week. This restaurant is in a beautiful, old, Detroit mansion on Woodward Ave. near the Detroit Institute of Arts. Service was great and the food was good. Choice of meals was limited to several different options; we enjoyed the Prime Rib and Seafood Au Gratin. Diners were offered a "dual plate" of salad with a cup of broccoli soup or a bisque before the main course. I chose to get a 12 oz. piece of beef instead of the 7 oz. for an additional $10. Dessert was either a white chocolate mousse or a pair of pastries. Food, 2 glasses of wine, tax and tip: $115. Valet parking is $6"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great and the bartender had a great attitude and upbeat personality. I felt a little bad for him because he seemed too busy or he wasn't given the help to keep enough items he needed to complete tasks. I asked for a martini cocktail menu he didn't have any. Was never offered a beer glass and my cosmo was served in a wine glass instead of a martini glass. Bright red all I tasted was juice.Everything else was great my husbands seafood bake and bisque was so good.I was given a complimentary glass of wine,not sure why, I never mentioned anything to any of the staff about upstairs."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Food was so-so and the chairs we sat in were in *desperate* need of refurbishing. For that, we spent $250 on brunch for four. Disappointing, to say the least."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Decent experience about sums it up. The server was very capable and very accommodating but being restaurant week she was very busy attending to the plethora of tables that were seated in the grand room? downstairs. The seven of us had a pleasant meal and for the most part the food was quite good. There were a couple steak mishaps but the replacements were quite good. I don't think I'll be back for food, but the ambiance for drinks is enchanting and I'll likely be back for that."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The food at The Whitney was very deliscious and fulfilling. The service was second to none. I enjoyed the aesthetics and story being told throughout the restaurant. My visit there at The Whitney was one that exceeded the worth of the wait and will remain momentous! Thank you Braxton and Eri(k) with a k!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Wonderful way to end an overnight getaway with my husband! The house and its history are stunning and the staff was beyond pleasant! Highly recommended! "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My fiance and I got engaged here over the weekend and the staff was amazing. They set everything up for us perfectly and we got to learn a lot about the Whitney. The staff was super friendly and always willing to help. The restaraunt is historical and just an amazing place just to visit. The ghost bar at the top is awesome and the place has quite and amazing history. The food was excellent and we got our meal in a very timely manner. Everything about the restaurant was very elegant."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Always a pleasure to go to the Whitney. And the chef was present, helpful and funny ! Thanks for a great day!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Delicious food and a good deal for restaurant week!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The coffee was cold. They ran out of scones-and croissants after being open a half hour and much of the food was so-so. OVERPRICED!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food was good, a little pricey I thought. I had the Beef Wellington which I thought was very tasty, though the carrots were barely warm. My date had the Seafood Au gratin which was very hot, I thought could have had a little more seafood, but very good. The dessert was just ok. After we ate we went upstairs to the bar, I think the staff could have been friendlier and could have mentioned there was a bar and that we could get a tour. But you had to ask if the bar was open and we heard about the tours because another couple asked about them. The valet was excellant, brought the car right around very quickly. We had a nice dinner experience, I would go again for the atmosphere, enjoyed the piano music in the back ground."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT WE ORDERED THE PRIME RIB; SERVICES WAS FAST AND THE WAITER WAS EXPERIENCED AND VERY PROFRESSIONAL"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My friend and I went on Sunday evening and had the most unexpected terrible experience. We went for restaurant week and I can't help but wonder if they did not put their best foot forward because we were paying a low price. The shrimp bisque was fabulous. Our server was average. The meal was cold and the beef was as dry as a pork chop (both of ours). We had to ask our server where our meal was after a table of 7 that sat after we did were served. We spoke to the manager who brought the two new plates out, no apology, just simply got our plates and it was still lukewarm, at best. And I really think they purchased a cheaper cut of beef. Restaurant week is used to gain new customers, I think they forgot this or simply didn't care."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend to The Whitney for her birthday this year. It was the perfect setting for a romantic dinner. They showed us an extensive wine list which was appreciated. The food was delicious. Although our server was magnificent the food took a bit too long to come out. Outside of that it was a great experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The Whitney is a beautiful mansion in downtown Detroit that has wonderful food. We always enjoy it when we come downtown."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We went during Detroit Restaurant Week for a double date. The portions were perfect, the food was great and the building is unbelievable. Definitely take the time to walk around the house on your own or ask for a tour."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food was very good, I got the rib eye as did my dad. We both loved it. My wife got the beef wellington which she liked but has had better, and my mom got the seafood Au gratin which she didn't really care for cause the cheese and breading overpowered the seafood. For dessert my wife, dad and myself got the duo pastries, which wasn't really anything to write home about, it came with a fruit tart and a chocolate covered brownie, Brownie was way too dense. My mom got the white chocolate mousse which was very delicious and i don't really care for white chocolate. It didn't really have that traditional white chocolate taste. Overall I really enjoyed it but not sure it was a place that i have to go to considering the prices."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband and I dines at teh Whitney for the first time this past weekend. We had driven by many times and thought to ourselves that we had to try this elegant place out. The Whitney was abck again for Dertroit Restaraunt week and it was nothing less than spectacular. From the first drink up in the Ghost Bar, to the food to the great service. A delictable find. If you have not yet wandered inside....do yourself a favour and make a reservation. You will not be disappointed! And the heritage of this great mansion......wonderful"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was my second time there and the food was better the first time. Not a big fan of all the extra ingredients in the breakfast potatoes."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This was my first time eating at The Whitney. The food was great! My waitress was very good. The restaurant itself is amazing. I did not get a chance to take the free tours that were going on. If they have the free tours next time I go, I will definitely take part."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We went to the Whitney during restraunt week and lived it. Excellent service and outstanding food. Even though it was a very nusy week felt like we were their top guest. Love how the history of this beautiful mansion was woven throughout our dinner. Beef Wellington was to die for!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "There were 4 of us in our party and dining during Detroit Restaurant Week. I would expect the food to be outstanding at a restaurant like this and at a time when they are trying to obtain new customers, but that was not true. The soup, cream of broccoli tasted fine, not exceptional, but not offensive, however it was cold. The salad was dry, not at all dressed, another person in our party had the same problem. The prime rib was served room temperature (I ordered it prepared medium) and covered in an 'au jus' it wasn't clear...I couldn't see the meat. The mashed potato, good, was a minuscule portion (2 bites). White chocolate mousse tasted like basic, over whipped cream. Too dark inside, had to use phones to see menu!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I attended the Whitney with a group of friends and had a marvelous time. From the time we pulled up to the time we left we enjoyed the food, wine and ambiance of this historic gem. We sat on the first floor in one of the front rooms and there was music playing and the restaurant was packed which made for a fun, lively dinner environment. The waitress was friendly and helpful when we were selecting our wine and food and told us some of the history of the Whitney. We stopped at the Ghost bar on the third floor after our dinner for a couple drinks and really enjoyed how cool the ambiance was and the live music they had!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The Whitney, has a history of wonderful food, service and atmosphere. As you enter the Whitney, you know you have arrived someplace very special - before I had a chance to look around my coat was dashed to the coatroom - lovely! We sat in a wonderful room that was perfectly positioned to enjoy the energy of the night, with guests arriving and the foyer music. Many people automatically include The Whitney on the list of places to go - I think next time I will try brunch."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Beautiful ambience: really good food. Service was good; not great as I would've expected or experienced in other places. It was a celebration for a promotion; and it was restaurant week. We had a good night at the Whitney, and we would go back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "avoid for Detroit Restaurant Week. wine list included was cheap and did not offset the meal itself menu options do not give a great idea for what the Whitney can offer on a usual basis."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Absolutely loved everything about the Whitney. The staff was very informative, friendly and made us feel special. The food was outstanding and filled us up completely (a 24oz ribeye--wow!) We loved being able to walk around on our own and explore the beautiful mansion. An after dinner drink at the Ghost Bar is a must."
    Dined on 4/4/2014