The Whitney

4.7
4216 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 Thursday - Sunday evenings. The Whitney also serves a luxurious four course Afternoon Tea at 11:00 and 1:30 on Saturday and Sunday (Excluding December 26th, when we will be serving our "Home for the Holidays" Brunch). Live Piano during 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.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Weekend

    $99.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2022

    Valentine's Day Four-Course Dinner! 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 at each table. Served Saturday, 2/12 - Monday, 2/14. Non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages, valet, tax & 20% gratuity additional. $99 per person billed with reservation. Cancellations and refunds are available through 2/07/22. No refunds or credits are available after 2/07/22. 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. Fall in love all over again ... at The Whitney.
  • 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 completes the elegant afternoon. Due to the nature of this service, our Chefs require a 24 hour advance reservation, and we cannot accommodate menu/dietary restrictions or substitutions.
  • Mawby Special Wine Dinner

    $99.00 per person

    Feb 23, 2022 only

    Wednesday Wine Dinner Champagne upon arrival, 5 courses, 4 wines, all designed to make a memorable evening of good food, wine, and friends. Each week a member of our culinary team will take point and create a surprise 5-course dinner, all paired with interesting wines. Join us for February 23rd for a Special Mawby Sparkling Wine Experience! We will be featuring Michigan's finest sparkling wines with each course. The winemaking team from Mawby will be on hand to discuss the future of Michigan wines. $99 per person includes dinner and wines. Valet, tax & gratuity additional. *Due to the nature of this event, menu requests and dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated. 21 and over only.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 4216 people are saying
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Paige
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and atmosphere! Our server was incredibly attentive but not overbearing, the food was delicious, and we enjoyed a wonderful tour of the Whitney after our meal. We can't wait to go back!

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Aslure
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Please fix your dessert. The carrot cake was very dry.

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JoleneC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! The beauty of the building and the stellar service has us planning our return trip!

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AmmarandAya
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a pleasant evening and the service was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A little slow between courses but food was great Csrrots we’re on the he hard side but everything else was great

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GregB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like walking back in time. Very impressed by the staffs knowledge on the history of the mansion. Take the 20 minute guided tour very interesting.
The food courses were fantastic.

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tkinmi
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good.

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Julianne
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Whitney; its reputation stands true! Phenomenal customer service, food to die for, and an elegant and calming ambiance make up a truly perfect evening. It is well worth the splurge.

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NancyS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High tea service at The Whitney is a must for any occasion. Chef Eric's creations throughout the tea service is delicious and the desserts to be remembered. I'm already planning my next event.

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DebraB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tea was awesome and I thought it was worth the price even so it is a tad expensive but… it’s the Whitney so🤷🏻‍♀️

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful mansion with tons of history. The hostess and waitress were extremely attentive and very friendly. We had the 4 course meal with filet mignon and the steak was cooked perfectly medium. The area we were seated in was very quiet and cozy.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After checking in, we proceeded upstairs to the bar. We ordered a drink and had the bartender given us the history of a few antiques. We were then seated in the Absinthe Room and had a delicious dinner. We both ordered the fillet mignon. Can't say enough about the flavor and overall experience of our dinner.
It was my wife's birthday and our waiter brought desert on a platter. Very impressed and overall it was the best service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Appreciate that our waiter paid attention to details. I am gluten free and he made sure all 4 meals were safe for me to eat.

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MichaelW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall1food1service4ambience1

I think they lost their chef during the pandemic. Food was bland.

MK
MelanieK
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful place to go have a special dinner. The piano player is awesome and the bartender is top notch. We come here every year for our anniversary, can't wait to come back!

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! From the time we walked in the staff was wonderful. The piano player had beautiful music which was not too loud, it was nice background. Our server Asia was attentive and offered history on the room we were seated in. The service was top notch and the food was so good. After dinner we enjoyed the tour of the house and learning more of the history. We wrnt up to the ghost bar after dinner and the service and staff were great. This is a gem in Detroit

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AaronS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambiance incredible. Food excellent. Service excellent. Great experience

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KarenL
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love The Whitney. The mansion is amazing. I had the special of the day which was Haddock with mashed potatoes and asparagus and my boyfriend had the Beef Wellington. We both had the spring salad and desserts. Our waitress was top notch and the food was fabulous. I have been here several times now and would highly recommend.

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JamieH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alfred, Tony, and Antonio made our experience incredible!! The Ghost Bar and the associated stories are entertaining and fun. The food was delicious (definitely order the beef Wellington-it’s their signature dish for a reason)! Service was prompt and courteous. Do yourself a favor and come here immediately!

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Robert
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

its a classic. worth the revisit. Service was great and the wellington was excellent

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BeckyC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Was expecting much more for the prices of dinner and drinks. Service was OK but no different than any other family restaurant. Also, we were overcharged for drinks we didn’t even have. Just thought we would be a much better experience since this was our first time there.

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vipPaul
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and meal were very good!! We had a very enjoyable time!!

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ChristopherP
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Having been a long time visitor to the Whitney I can say that I’ve never been disappointed in over 100 visits. That was until last night. The service was accommodating and gracious to our party of six but the food was poorly prepared. In addition to the underwhelming food prep and presentation the 4 course service took over 2 2/2 hours to complete. Hardly the top notch experience I’ve had in my many previous visits. I’m still a huge fan of The Whitney and will be back. My only hope is that this one experience was due to staffing issues and will be rectified soon.

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Mona
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most beautiful restaurant experience I’ve ever had. The service is incredible, especially Tony. Loved it!!

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twinkletoes
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been dining at The Whitney for years and have never tried their signature dish, Beef Wellington until yesterday. It did not disappoint! It was excellent! The beef was cooked to perfection, the sauce was rich and flavorful, the vegetables cooked perfectly and potato were smooth. It is my new favorite! The signature cocktails are appreciated. The liquor selection is outstanding. The staff was friendly and attentive. The ambiance was intimate. I always say you get what you pay for. This experience was money well spent.

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Lynch313
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the Beef Wellington!!! I enjoyed how you get 4 courses with options to choose from. The live piano performance and the fireplace going sets the perfect mood for the evening. I love The Whitney, every time I go I feel I'm visiting an old friend.

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vipjefersonv
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from start to finish. The 4 course menu is very well put together, and price is fair for the amount and quality of food. We’ll definitely come back.

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DavidH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 4 course menu is fantastic and a great value. The estate is beautiful, so make sure to leave time for the historian to give you the tour! 10/10 would recommend

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MICHELLEj
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! So beautiful and elegant! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal. Overpriced but lively surroundings.

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LarryJ
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was a beautiful old home that was outstanding to visit. The architecture was very beautiful! I would go again just for the home! Food and service were excellent as well.

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BrianJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique experience with 5-star service.

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun evening ! The atmosphere, the service and positive energy of staff, the pianist, the meal, and the historic tour, all were so wonderful. Thank you !!

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katyg
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really nice restaurant with lots of history. Great service and wonderful food. The server even gave us a little history lesson on the house. Such a beautiful place and a great experience.

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RachelR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A step back in time. I had forgotten what it was like to be waited on with such service. Every course was satisfying and the cocktails alone were enough to come back. (Highly recommend Dressed to Impress from the Ghost Bar)

DB
DanB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would have liked a choice on appetizers but other then that everything was great!

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vipGraceB
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant and food was good. The temperature was cold. Cold air blowing out of the vent that was closed right by the table. The manager told the waitress to put a menu over the vent and it helped a little. We were moved to another table that was a little better but needed to wear my coat. Another couple asked to move as well. We were moved to another table that was better. The piano player was great. Was happy to get in the car to turn on the heat.

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RichardS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal at the Whitney. Our server Jordan was wonderful, both engaging & attentive. The ambiance too was terrific, including the great piano player. The prix fixe menu is a little pricey but all in all, a lovely way to celebrate my wife’s birthday.

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vipLisaS
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Whitney delivered on the food and service. Jordan was absolutely fantastic and personable. Made the dinner that much more memorable

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time at afternoon tea! Highly recommend!!

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The Whitney is rated 4.7 stars by 4216 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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