What, The Whitney!This is one that will be remembered. It was a very good choice for brunch on Mother's Day. A gentleman played the piano while we enjoyed the delicious meal. Later an opera singer come in and she sang so beautifully along with the piano accompaniment. She was so good I thought it was a record or recording playing until my son pointed the singer out while she was singing. Absolutely fabulous!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMUnforgettableThe Whitney was beautiful. An unforgettable experience. Everyone needs to try it at least once.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingOur evening at The Whitney was outstanding! The wine in the bar. The table location. The dinner wine. The meal. The server and the tour of the restaurant conducted by ther server. Even the interaction with the parking valet was pleasant. Overall one of the best dining experience my partner and I have had. She was very impressed with everything as well.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA Detroit classic worth the visitWhile saving those pennies for that trip to Hawaii, if you find yourself with a few extra, the Whitney is a good choice. It is not a "hey, what's for dinner" event. High prices (may I say over-priced) for sure. If you can get your head wrapped around that, it's a great experience. Our server, can't recall her name, was very friendly with an enjoyable knack of gab. My oldest daughter, a vegan, was able to make liberal substitutions. The portions were small and ala carte. Food was very slow in coming. We hit the 3rd floor ghost bar after dinner which is still youngster friendly. Enjoyed Sonny and the piano bar who put on a nice interactive show with the us and the small wedding party in the back dining room. $6 valet to avoid headache.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday Dinner!We were trying to find a different place to celebrate my birthday and we were not disappointed with the Whitney. We first went up to the Ghost Bar for a cocktail. We were a little disappointed in the lack of experience our waitress had although she was very pleasant. With the price of those drinks, you would think they would have an outstanding staff. We were seated for dinner in the "library" in a corner table that was perfect. Our waitress here was able to answer all our questions about the menu and give some good suggestions. The food was outstanding: crab cake appetizer was delicious; eggplant bruschetta was very good; Beef Wellington was cooked as ordered; carrot cake was to die for!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellentMy mother enjoyed her time there for her birthday. Everything was delicious and the experience was one to last a lifetime. Good job!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTry Something DifferentI hadn't eaten at The Whitnet in a long, long time, so since it was Detroit Restaurant Week I decided to treat myself and my grandmother. We have the duck taco and scallop for our appetizers. We received a complimentary bite of salmon mousse from the chef that was delicious. Both of us were very satisfied with our entrees & dessert. The customer service was very good. We arrived too early, but that allowed us the opportunity to tour the house. The only thing our server forgot was our bread. But I don't really need the carbs anyway so I didn't complain. Other than that, it was a very delicious meal, on a rainy day at a warm and beautiful location. I'm looking forward to dinner at The Whitney again soon.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMy server name was DeidreMy server name was Deidre I have never had someone who was as professional as she. Because of her and the food I will continue to eat at the Whitney and also tell friends.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for Detroit RestaurantWent for Detroit Restaurant Week 2013 - in short, a great meal and a great time.
The food, service, wine, and atmosphere were all great. Highly recommended!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGood experienceGood experience. Was there during Detroit Restaurant Week. Great choices to pick from. Service was great. Didn't feel hurried or sitting too long. The former home it is in is fabulous! Pricey but well worth it for a special occasion. It probably deserves a 5 star experience but I never give anything 5 stars.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy girlfriend and I foundMy girlfriend and I found the whole experience first class! All of the employees were both informative and ready to,serve with a smile. The wait staff was especially detailed in his service to our table with comments like " Are you folks in a hurry or do we have time?" After dinner, we enjoyed the Ghostbar upstairs for dessert and Sinatra. Great entertainment. We'll be back for outdoor Garden themes!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at the Whitney, and it was a great experience. It was our 45th anniversary, and the food was great, the service was second to none, and the tour of the home was a special treat. Thank you for a memorable evening!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMagical evening at the Whitney!We had not been to the Whitney for dinner in over 20 years. It was always beautiful inside, but the food and service always seemed to be lacking.
Because of restaurant week and the fact they have new owners, we gave it another try.
Well, needless to say......it was WONDERFUL.. We arrived early for our reservations, so we went up to the Ghost bar and had a drink. We could not believe they had a 5 person group of singers playing Motown and 50's music. We loved it!! Our dinner was superb, service was excellent, did not feel rushed at all. We were impressed that John, the manager came over to introduce himself. He was truly passionate about his job and took pride in the Whitney. Piano player was the icing on the cake! We will retur4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Whitney home was a greatThe Whitney home was a great place that evening to have dinner for the Detroit Restaurant Week.
My only complaint was that the dish I ordered wasn't too good. The trout was pan seared. I felt that it was old and not freshly cooked. I will not order that dish again.
The entertainment was excellent.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, the experience atOverall, the experience at the restaurant was really good. The wait staff were very knowledgeable about the food and wine offered.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for Detroit RestaurantWe went for Detroit Restaurant Week - which means a non-standard menu, but the quality and presentation of everything along with the superb staff and surroundings won us over and we will be back.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMClassic Foodie ChicMy experience at The Whitney was fantastic. The mansion is breathtaking and you get a definite vintage, classic feeling just entering the door. My waiter was friendly and answered any questions we had and the food was phenomenal. I would recommend the Lump Crab Cake and Duck Confit Taco for starters - just lovely. Will go again many times over.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I went o the WhitneyMy wife and I went o the Whitney for our 50th anniversary . We had a wonderful dinner and our service was excellent. My only complaint if I had to come up with one would be the piano player was to loud for my husband who is hard of hearing and wears hearing aids. but I repeat we had a wonderful dinner and great service.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMsophistication, elegant and superbOne of the gems of Michigan and Detroit. The food, service and ambiance is excellent. Looovvved it.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMrs. BThis is a great "special occasion" restaurant. The lighting, the small rooms, and music created a very romantic setting to celebrate a special event as a couple. The Whitney itself is a beautiful mansion full of rich character. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Whitney is back..althoughThe Whitney is back..although it never really left. Great service, very good food, although my food could have been hotter. And the ambiance is outstanding.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWhitney worth the visitThis restaurant achieves 5 star rating for every aspect of the dining experience.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great. The serviceThe food was great. The service was awesome. And the ambiance was very pleasant.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMIt had been awhile since IIt had been awhile since I had eaten there and the food was even better than I remembered! The server was a little gruff and in attentive, but the water guy more than made up for it, I would have rated this perfect except for the waiter's in attentiveness and gruff responses to questions- I asked if there were a vegetarian option to the 'Restaurant Week' menu and he just snipped backed "No". I found this to be out of character for the restaurant and he followed up with "Oh yeah, we can make the Risotto vegetarian ". It was the best Risotto I have ever had!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWished we had known it wasWished we had known it was Restaurant week in Detroit when we made the reservation as the regular menu was limited. Great food otherwise.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful anniversary eveningMy husband and I had dinner at The Whitney to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We really enjoyed everything about it. The food and wine were excellent, the service was great and the tour of the beautiful Whitney home was interesting and informative. We would definitely recommend The Whitney.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch a beautiful place. AllSuch a beautiful place. All the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The mansion was just beautiful. There is a lot of history within the mansion itself. This was our first time there. One off our bucket list. I would definatley will recommend.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful opportunity toA wonderful opportunity to visit again after 20 years (having moved from the area, and returning). This was during Detroit Restaurant Week. Portions were quite large. I did not get a sense as to what prices were during regular business, but I saw a few meals which were not part of Restaurant Week - they were pretty generous, too. The bar on the 3rd floor looked inviting.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time. WouldWe had a wonderful time. Would have been nice to have a few vegetarian options.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed the ambiance ofI enjoyed the ambiance of this place. I always wanted to go to the Whitney but never made the time to do so. Q was our waiter and he was excellent! Really personable and kind person. He even took us for a brief tour. I did Restaurant Week. I had the Duck Taco Appetizer and the Trout over Pasta. The Trout was excellent but the pasta was not so good. I also tasted my dates Chicken. It was just ok. We went to the Ghost bar afterwards. Once again, this place is beautiful and I would recommend it just for the environment.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a wonderful dinner.I had a wonderful dinner. The service was a little slow but very attentive. I blame that on how busy it was for restaurant week. Great job! The first time we went up to the ghost bar. The bartenders were great. I cannot wait to come back for the garden party4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a good brunch! StaffWe had a good brunch! Staff were friendly. Had a tour. Place a it rundown but full of history.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDrinks not so much...Food was fantastic. Service was even better. 5 star in both those fronts. The alcohol and drink selection was set up for the 60 something crowd. Dismal and boring.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMmore super dining room supervisionI have had the priviledge of dining in some of the best restaurants in the world. I
would consider The Whitney among them. However..although "Jules" gave us excellent
service, her backup staff seemed distracted: cold decaf, cold rack of lamb, etc.
At our predinner drink in the upstairs bar, Lou treated us like Royalty!!!!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I had suchMy husband and I had such a pleasant experience for brunch. We were sat and served with mimosas immediately. The brunch buffet was outstanding in both it's presentation and taste. There was also a wide variety of food to choose from. We had everything from chicken to shrimp to prime rib to salmon as well as a custom omelette. The Whitney is always spectacular with its gorgeous atmosphere. Truly a wonderful dining experience!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe attended the Sunday Brunch.....eWe attended the Sunday Brunch.....excellent. Food choices, Setting, and Service were excellent. We do plan to visit again.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for tea. Would like toWent for tea. Would like to suggest the music be quieter. And sitting at the table right by the door was not the best.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat High TeaWe went for High Tea and we had a wonderful experience. The tea was delicious, the waiter was very attentive, the room had great charm and we just loved it.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful brunch - - -lotsBeautiful brunch - - -lots of options, delicious and the dessert table was TDF!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was excellent atEverything was excellent at Easter brunch! Beautiful historic home.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster brunch was ok, butEaster brunch was ok, but I guess I expected a little more. Chafing trays were empty most of the time I went up to get food. Omelets were very good. Food was not bad. Server was excellent. I don't know, for $49/person it was a lacking for the money. I have been to other places that seem to do a better job during this holiday that have bigger venues. Maybe the holiday is problematic for finding help. I won't go back for a holiday brunch.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and staff were excellent.The food and staff were excellent. John the service manager took care of all our requests and tiny have us a great tour.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMHadn't been to The WhitneyHadn't been to The Whitney in awhile. Please to find it still a wonderfully elegant venue. Food was excellent and service quite good. We walked around a bit after dinner to look at the various rooms. Highly recommended.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Whiney is a special ticket!We had tickets to "The Book of Mormon" at the Fisher Theater and wanted to eat downtown. The Whitney was the extra ticket we didn't know we had! Very special dinner to compliment a very special evening.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy sister and I took my 9My sister and I took my 9 year old nieces for their first "grown-up" meal at the Whitney for Sunday brunch. The atmosphere was excellent for a ladies' day out. The buffet was delicious with plentiful desserts and the best shrimp and grits I've ever had. They also had made to order omelets and made to order bananas foster. The mansion is beautiful and you can walk around as well as go on a guided tour. The live piano music was the perfect addition to the ambiance. The serving staff and pianist were delightful and very sweet to the children - showing them how to fold their napkins and encouraging them to practice their instruments at least 30 minutes a day. I would definitely go back.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot for a date night.Great spot for a date night. The food was amazing and we had great service. The Whitney is beautiful, The Ghost Bar was relaxing and enjoyable. we will be returning often!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur visit was for an anniversary,Our visit was for an anniversary, and it was my wife's first experience at the Whitney. The food was excellent, the atmosphere romantic, and our service was superb. The mansion, of course, is simply gorgeous, and I can't imagine how the evening could have been any better.
Tony Swan3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGorgeous and DeliciousThe Whitney mansion is an eye-popping spot for Sunday brunch. With a fabulous pianist, lots of good food and elegant surroundings, it is very special. Reservation is a must. Attire is business casual. The bottomless mimosa glass adds a bit of sparkle. Great brunch!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMTook an out-of-town visitorTook an out-of-town visitor for brunch - great ambiance, wonderful and full selection of food, friendly staff, and music that added great energy but did not overwhelm conversation. It was a wonderful way to introduce a visitor to Detroit! Thanks!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBone-In = quality out.Service, atmosphere, dessert, drinks all outstanding. However, I had the "Bone-in" Filet Mignon, which was disappointing. The first few bites were great, but the closer I got to the bone, the more marbleized the meat was, and the taste changed, and not for the better. When I order a filet, I expect a very lean, extremely tender, piece of meat with no gristle, especially when I pay $80 for the entrée. I'm doubting the filet was truly a filet, and possibly a re-labeling of a porterhouse.
I definitely expected more for the price, but it may not stop me from returning.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM