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The Whitney, Detroit, MI
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The Whitney

4.7
4.7
4727 Reviews
$50 and over
American
The Whitney is Detroit's most Romantic Restaurant. Housed in a historic 1890s mansion on Woodward Avenue in the heart of Detroit's cultural district. All parties of 7 or more must be booked directly through the restaurant. Private dining rooms are available for a reasonable rental fee. We are currently serving dinner Wednesday - Sunday evenings. The Whitney also serves a luxurious four course Afternoon Tea at 11:00 and 1:30 on Saturday and Sunday (Some weekends excluded by private events or holidays). Live Piano during Afternoon Tea and Dinner. The Whitney does enforce dress code for ladies and gentlemen during all visits to The Mansion. Visit the website www.thewhitney.com for Dress Code and information on Ghost Hunting Dinners and Special Events. We look forward to offering you a memorable dining experience.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 832-5700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Culinary Director: Tim Patino

  • Catering

    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.

  • 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 and Teas, Luncheon meetings, Business and Rehearsal Dinners are available.

  • Private party contact

    Samantha Cesarz: (313) 832-5700 ext. 208

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Cross street

    Canfield Street

  • Parking details

    On-site Valet is $10.00. There is a paid self parking lot across Woodward, and some limited street parking along Canfield.

  • Public transit

    When the Qline is operating, there is a stop on the corner of Woodward and Canfield, connecting south to The Fox, Ford Field, Little Caesars Arena and the DSO. It also connects north to West Grand Boulevard with a short stroll to The Fisher.

  • Entertainment

    The Whitney offers live entertainment in The Ghostbar Friday - Saturday nights. Live pianist nightly and during Sunday brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mansion Tea Service

    Multiple dates available
    Mansion Tea service at The Whitney transforms you to a time when mid-day was meant for relaxing. Put on a beautiful hat, leave your cares behind as you sip Champagne upon arrival. Then enjoy The Whitney lifestyle over tea, scones, a soup and salad duet, canapes, warm hors d'oeuvres and pastries. Live piano with Joel compliments the elegant afternoon. Complete your mid-day visit when you book a "Champagne Tour" on The Whitney's website event page. Due to the nature of this service, our Chefs require a 24 hour advance reservation, and we cannot accommodate menu/dietary restrictions or substitutions.
  • Valentine's Day Weekend

    $99.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2023
    Fall in love all over again ... at The Whitney. Enjoy this special romantic holiday weekend at The Whitney with a special four-course dinner menu, complete with a strolling violinist throughout the mansion and a souvenir red rose for each couple. Served Friday, 2/10, Saturday, 2/11, Sunday, 2/12 & Tuesday, 2/14. Non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages, valet, tax & 20% gratuity additional. $99 per person prepaid reservation. Cancellations and refunds are available through 2/09/22. No refunds or credits are available after 2/09/22. To best accommodate all guests, we request that you limit your dining experience to 1 & 1/2 hours. The Ghostbar will be open exclusively for dining guests to enjoy before or after dinner.

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What 4,727 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

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  1. SA

    SteveA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visitor, but felt extremely welcome by all the staff! Great dining experience!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for my man and it was perfect.
  3. EP

    ElizabethP

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful girl afternoon out and enjoyed our time at the Whitney.
  4. U

    Unimpressed

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The venue is gorgeous and the history is very interesting. The food was subpar in flavor with the lobster bisque being awful, and the meals were delivered cold because one of the dinners was not ready so they left the other dinners sitting there waiting. It is far too expensive for the meal that we were served and we'll be taking them off the list of places to enjoy. It's too bad because it used to be really good.
  5. BS

    BruceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just outstanding after the Van Gogh exhibit. Plus the historical tour by Deb was very interesting. The new menu was welcomed.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not have asked for a better 20th anniversary dinner. Amazing service, amazing food, and such a great setting and location. We will definitely be back

    The WhitneyResponded 6 days agoOnce again, Happy Anniversary! We love to hear from happy guests. Thank you for choosing us for your special night.

  7. SS

    SusanS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was enjoyable and delicious! This was Whitney's first day open after cleaning hiatus. Pianist was just wonderful. Only complaint is the Spanish coffee I ordered had no whipped cream and was lukewarm. Really enjoyed ourselves. Please do more reasonably priced meals and events. $50+ price for chicken is outrageous.
  8. S

    Stacie

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic. Food was delicious and we loved touring the house after dinner.
  9. T

    Tigersfan81

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food and the food service was phenomenal. If I could rate that part more stars I would. The only imperfection of our recent experience was when we arrived at the scheduled time the front desk told me that they were getting things ready and that we could go wait at the bar. They gave me the impression that someone would notify us when our table was ready. 40 minutes had passed before I went back down to the desk. At that point they sat us immediately. In the future I do recommend a better way to notify us when our table is ready.
  10. LC

    LeslieC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a unique and lovely experience! Everyone should come here at least once. Beautiful historical landmark. Excellent service. I came for the tea service and it was delightful.

    The WhitneyResponded 6 days agoWe are so glad you enjoyed the Tea Service Leslie. We welcome you back any time :)

  11. KG

    KellyG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went for 40th Anniversary- it was so beautiful. I can’t believe I’ve never been. Food was very very good but you can’t beat the setting. Outstanding
  12. JN

    JeffN

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a wonderful birthday meal, and our server, Kayleigh was fantastic. She set me up with a gin drink for my birthday, and gave me the largest happy birthday platter I've ever seen with a delightful ice cream sunday on it.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, great ambiance, wonderful service, great food and enjoyed the tour!
  14. TG

    ThomasG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I feel bad about not remembering our waitresses name. We were on the third floor. Nothing short of spectacular. She helped make our night a special day. She’s definitely a keeper!! Thanks
  15. TD

    TeresaD

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food not worth the price! Beef Wellington certainly did not look like the picture that The restaurant posted. It was good but wouldn’t go back!
  16. LS

    LisaS

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always fantastic food and service
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The brunch was great!
  18. H

    Honeydew

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday celebration. The menu had happy birthday and there name printed on it. The musician played happy birthday and patrons joined in a sing-a-long. They received a sorbet with a candle. Excellent food. Great service. Knowledgeable staff about the history of the mansion. I would come again.
  19. TH

    TiaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovely Afternoon Tea outing with my daughter. The grand staircase is stunning upon entering the door. Service was excellent, and the staff we encountered were friendly and eager to share their knowledge of the Mansion. The service was delightful, although a few menu items were subpar. I'm not sure who thought a heaping pile of double cream and strawberries was the right choice for service; however, it was overwhelming while sipping tea. Our scones were cold and dry and fell apart on the first bite. It felt like mass-produced Sysco foods. Not saying it was horrible, but for $50 a person, the quality was just okay. The exceptional service and history of the Mansion made up for the just-okay food options. The Mansion's interior, especially upstairs, is defiantly showing her age and needs repairs. Overall, it was a good experience, but nothing I would rush back to repeat.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our entire experience was excellent. The food (our four course dinner menu) was exceptional, especially the black bean soup and beef Wellington. The entire building has so much history- makes for a perfect date night atmosphere. Will definitely be back!
  21. KL

    KristynL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening for a birthday dinner and drinks. Can't go wrong with this place. Food, ambiance, service all deserve a 5 star rating!
  22. RM

    RMRM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Whitney ranks #1 for ambience. The live pianist was incredible, the service impeccable, and the food was great. By far, one of the most beautiful restaurants I have ever had the pleasure of dining in.
  23. BG

    BrianG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Have to say that their signature Beef Wellington was “meh” at best. Service was amazing. Food is no longer extraordinary, rather just mediocre.
  24. C

    Candace

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at the Whitney last night. The food was delicious and the presentation for each course was outstanding. We cannot wait to return.
  25. AM

    AngieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner! Impeccable service. They went all out for our Anniversary!

    The WhitneyResponded 6 days agoThank you so much Angie and we will be sure to pass along your compliments to Amanda!

  26. JM

    JulieM

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was ok
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Lovely place but the food and service were just ok.
  28. JO

    JOHNV

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Whitney is an exceptional experience. Old school pampering with outstanding selections and excellent presentation. Perfect place for a special evening.
  29. G

    George

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and service was exceptional! Very attentive and personable. Food was delicious. Enjoyed the home and experienced some of Detroit history.
  30. A

    Atcguru

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. The servers were amazing especially our bartender up in the Ghost bar!!
  31. MK

    MelissaK

    Grand Rapids

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue with a rich history of the house. Service, drinks and food were all top notch.
  32. LS

    LauraS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Cocktail - whiskey sour was the worst I’ve ever had. All sour and too much citrus. After dinner Spanish coffee tasted like it was made with instant coffee, no whipped cream or style. Our table and the atmosphere was lovely. Our waitress served like you would expect at a family diner. Stacking plates at the table. We expect much better at the Whitney. She was very anxious for us to vacate our table at the end of the evening. We should have been able to stay at our main floor table until midnight - instead we had to go stand in the lobby holding our after dinner coffees and doggie bags PLUS champagne etc while waiting for midnight. Food was as expected although something special for dessert would have been nice. Disappointed in side veggies (one carrot and limp “green stuff”. Everything else was very good. Except for the waitress we had the feast of the staff was lovely. Finally, there is a safety hazard in the ladies room off the bar. The carpet edge between the restroom and the “lounge” area is pulled up and a trip hazard.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    New Years! It was our second time at The Whitney and DID NOT disappoint.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We were there for nye and our food was just ok which is strange cause we come here frequently and it’s always been good. My husband had the surf and turf and the steak was over done and tough and the lobster was very rubbery. I had the beef Wellington and it was small in comparison to the past, the carrots weren’t cooked enough to our liking but that might just be our preference.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoy The Whitney
  36. t

    trendingmde

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    manager was courteous and poured our champagne. The server gave him a candle for his dessert for birthday. Pianist is wonderdul he was on the first floor on nye. He remembered us from valentines day.
  37. T

    Tatiana

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my husband’s first time here and we really enjoyed our visit. We will be returning.
  38. DG

    DanielleG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve! Perfect night!
  39. P

    Paul

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent, the food spectacular, and music was delightful to listen to.
  40. PW

    PaulW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to the Whitney for the New Year’s Eve event. Amanda, our server was great, the food and drinks were exceptional and as always, the Whitney did not disappoint

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Whitney is rated 4.7 stars by 4727 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


Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Whitney

4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Canfield Street

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of operation

    Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    On-site Valet is $10.00. There is a paid self parking lot across Woodward, and some limited street parking along Canfield.

  • Public transit

    When the Qline is operating, there is a stop on the corner of Woodward and Canfield, connecting south to The Fox, Ford Field, Little Caesars Arena and the DSO. It also connects north to West Grand Boulevard with a short stroll to The Fisher.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Culinary Director: Tim Patino

  • Entertainment

    The Whitney offers live entertainment in The Ghostbar Friday - Saturday nights. Live pianist nightly and during Sunday brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (313) 832-5700

  • Catering

    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.

  • 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 and Teas, Luncheon meetings, Business and Rehearsal Dinners are available.

  • Private party contact

    Samantha Cesarz: (313) 832-5700 ext. 208

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