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Cafe Whitney, Reno, NV

Cafe Whitney

4.3
4.3
49 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
If you were hoping for a long-winded origin story about the prism through which we define our cuisine, you won't find it here. We just want to feed you cheffed-up versions of comfortable favorites that pay attention to details.

We draw our inspiration from all over the place, so rather than worrying about boxing ourselves in, we just have fun making delicious, craveable food with big flavors.

Look forward to seeing you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Italian, Burgers
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Thu 6:00 am–10:00 am Fri–Sun 6:00 am–11:00 am Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (775) 398-5456
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Reno
  • Cross street
    Complimentary valet when dining.
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 49 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Good for business meals

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Good for groups

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Neighborhood gem

  • Reno

    Good for business meals

  • Reno

    Kid-friendly

  • Reno

    Good for groups

  • Reno

    Neighborhood gem

49 Reviews
  1. Tone

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wait staff was friendly and helpful, food was very nice and fresh. We'll be back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service. Really enjoyed the valentine menu, will be back for more!

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  3. Tahlyn

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been to Whitney Cafe many times and always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. This time we were excited to bring out of town guests, but was very disappointed. The menu was very limited, many items had jalapeños or shriacha where others were very bland. Not the restaurant it was. We won't be going back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had another great dinner at Cafe Whitney. This was our fourth time and we’ve been impressed by the consistency of the food and service. This time we brought several friends and everyone raved about the food. The short ribs, brussel sprouts and beet salad are amazing. Our waiter Cristian was excellent. We’ll definitely be returning.

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  5. RobertaK

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thank you for offering a special in New Year’s Eve. Derrick was a professional and friendly server.

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  6. Honey

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was great. Food was delicious. Folks at the table next to us were pretty loud and one or two of them were getting drunk.

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  7. RonaldM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Grat Xmas Dinner - Prime Rib. Great Portions. Great environment.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    After attending a few wine dinners there, I felt confident to go there for a Christmas dinner after viewing an ad. Was not disappointed, the featured a Duck Confit which was very good and well worth the $. Overall, the experience was very enjoyable and the service was pleasant.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent with wonderful vegetarian and vegan options. We had the stuffed pasilla pepper with amazing red pepper sauce. Also, the prime rib was delicious if you eat meat. Other options of corn chowder and roasted beet salad were delicious. We would tone the ambience down with more soft surfaces to absorb sound. Ditch the cheesy glass beads and go for more warmth. You can be hip and cozy at the same time. Great for locals… not just out of towners.

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  10. RhondaJ

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was cold. Crab cakes weren't cooked. Shrimp in Caesar salad were not washed. Very bad fishy taste.

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  11. PamD

    Tahoe

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly lovely experience. Went for breakfast. Pancakes were the best I ever had. Nice set of options and including coffees, teas, hot chocolate. Everything was fresh and tasty. Would love to see something like overnight oats oh the menu. Service was warm and friendly.

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  12. NEVADANATIVE

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. Our meals were delicious. The menu on line was different from menu we had at the restaurant and had more choices we liked. The papadelle pasta , chile rellano , and ramen bowl were big hits. Service was good. The room was mostly empty which was surprising on a Saturday night with such tasty entrees. We also really liked the spicy and delicious brussel sprout appetizer.

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  13. Honey

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was very good and so was the food. We hope you offer a Christmas menu. We’ll be back.

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  14. Andy

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated at 5:30 pm, not very busy at that time, maybe half full. We didn't see a waiter for 20 minutes after we were seated. Waited another 30 minutes for burgers, which we did not receive, before we decided to get up and leave. Never again !!

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  15. Cailen

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EXCELLENT....Everything was GREAT!! Service / Food/ drinks/ atmosphere was just FABULOUS!! Cannot wait to come back next time I visit...Will be my #1 stop on every visit.

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  16. Chile

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The wait staff were nice enough but it was clear they have no training. Everything was late and slow.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place; good food and service We had a great time

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  18. KathyC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Many in our group had salads that they liked. We shared the Peak Combo pizza that was delicious. We also enjoyed a dry Rose that was quite good. We would definitely return in the future.

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  19. MaryC

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time eating at Cafe Whitney; WOW. I will go back. Food was outstanding. Waiter was friendly, helpful and provided good service. Ambiance was simple, but pleasing. I highly recommend Cafe Whitney!

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  20. dlruff20

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dining experience. We loved the Steak Chimichurri Salad.

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  21. PamelaP

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great modern bar/restaurant with amazing food

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  22. DarrinS

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Carl (host) Chris (server) were both top notch. Food was cooked perfectly and well presented. Will be back.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This place was just bad. The food quality was extremely poor; one dish was inedible. When we asked the waiter about it he just replied, “is it not what you expected?” No offer to exchange dish, or refund it. And the service was bad too. We were one group of 4; only 2 other parties seated and waiter never checked on us during entire meal. We had to wave him over for sugar, for refills, for extra plates, etc.

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  24. AnneG

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice ambiance, good was good, but they didn’t have enough wait staff

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  25. Jose

    Tahoe

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Mothers Day Sunday brunch! Food was excellent and great service. Dessert bar...to die for! Enjoyed the Cafe very much. It is somewhat noisy when lot's of folks are eating and drinking. Great location! We will definitely go back again!

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  26. RossW

    Tahoe

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was just ok, service was great, nice and clean place

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  27. CraigP

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were treated to great food and Drink in an elegant but casual atmosphere. I am always impressed with a restaurant where the kitchen is in full view of diners. Our server was attentive but not overly so and accommodative the special request of some of our guests.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here before a concert. Delicious drinks and food and great service. Would come here again.

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  29. EatsLasVegas

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Attractive restaurant in a stylish downtown hotel, friendly service, nice Easter brunch menu. Food was good, not great. Poached eggs in Eggs Benedict were a little runny and a little vinegary, and Canadian bacon was too thick and chewy, not cooked enough. Coffee was very good. Would try again.

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  30. Pepper

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and for happy hour very reasonable. the service was particularly attentive and helpful. We totally enjoyed ourselves. From the outside doesn't look like much but much nicer inside and very comfortable. Loved that it was open early for a happy hour.

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  31. KevinK

    Tahoe

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner for 7 people to try the menu as my step-daughter is having her rehearsal dinner at Whitney Cafe later this year. The menu is great, service was awesome and we had a great evening. Our servers were attentive and our food was great. We look forward to the huge dinner catered later this year. Highly recommend this restaurant. Great atmosphere. Great Service.

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  32. Melissa

    Tahoe

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Why were we allowed to make a reservation when the restaurant was closed for a “ticketed” event? I made this reservation at least 10 days in advance and there was no mention of an event taking place. The day before the reservation, I even received a confirmation text. When we arrived, we stood in line for breakfast and when we arrived to the front, the lady checking people in was awful and rude to us. She kept repeating that this was a “ticketed” event and we couldn’t eat there. I tried asking her why I was allowed to make a reservation on the website and that I had received a confirmation text the night before, but she barely allowed me to speak and she had absolutely no empathy or patience with me and my friend. I could have understood if she said they were sorry and someone must have made a mistake on the reservation system, but the way she treated us, I will never return to this place. If the staff are this awful to the patrons, then that only reflects on the restaurant.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing. St. Patrick’s day date night. We sat at the bar for dinner. Irish nachos and the corn beef was more than delicious! Service was phenomenal. restaurant was very clean and we cannot wait to return again.

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  34. CigarGuy

    Indiana

    91 reviews

    3.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Solid 5 out of 10 and with all the choices in Reno that isn’t good. Soup was flavorless and not tolerable without heavy salt and pepper. Duck was tough and lacked flavor. Brussels sprouts were the best part of the meal. Overall it just was ok

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  35. ElizabethB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing. Menu options not impressive. I make better basic food at home.

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  36. DAVIDR

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    food was very good but server took the wrong order and it took forever for it to arrive eventually.Server didnt seem that bothered either way

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  37. SBM1222

    Tahoe

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    In spite of making reservations ahead of time, we had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. Once seated, Another 30 minutes for a waiter to stop by and acknowledge us. Food was cold. We ordered the special and didn’t receive our salad/ soup. I didn’t want to wait another hour for it. I’m sure they were short staffed but it would’ve been nice to know about wait time before seating us. Will not he going back

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  38. ClairaS

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor service, forgot items, brought wrong items, didn't fill up water glasses. The food was very good especially the bruschetta. Some parts of my risotto were cold.

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  39. CelesteMc

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant- we stayed at Whitney Peak Hotel, ate at the cafe and went next door after dinner to the Cargo Room to see Lainey Wilson. A great night all in one location.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful date night!! Delicious food, lovely modern aesthetic, and pleasant service!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe Whitney using the Order Online button. Cafe Whitney also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (775) 398-5456.

Cafe Whitney is rated 4.3 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Whitney

255 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501-1407

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Complimentary valet when dining.
  • Neighborhood
    Reno
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Thu 6:00 am–10:00 am Fri–Sun 6:00 am–11:00 am Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Italian, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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