The Whitney

4.7
4069 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. 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

  • 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.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner

    Nov 25, 2021 only

    Thank You for celebrating this very special family holiday with us. The Whitney will only be serving our Traditional Thanksgiving Day menu, complete with "leftovers" to complete the experience. Preview our 3 course menu at www.thewhitney.com. For parties larger than 6, please call The Whitney directly at 313-832-5700
  • Wednesday Wine Dinners

    $99.00 per person

    Sep 29 - Dec 1, 2021

    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 November 10th 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. November 17th dinner will feature a 100% Vegan menu. $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.
  • New Year's Eve Four Course Dinner

    $99.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Dinner includes Champagne Toast, four course dinner & non-alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages, Valet, Tax & 20% Gratuity additional. $99 per person billed with reservation, cancellations and refunds available through 12/27. No refunds or credits available after 12/27. To best accommodate all guests, we request that you limit your dining experience to 1 & 1/2 hours.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 4069 people are saying
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TameeA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. The food and service was remarkable. The server was amazing. The establishment was absolutely stunning. We will definitely return.

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GailH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a wonderful experience. Thank you.

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MarkP
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Wedding spoiled the evening. After we had ordered our food, a Manager came around to inform several tables, including ours, that food orders would be delayed because of the wedding. Received our food 55 minutes after this notification. Wish we knew about this when they called to confirm our reservation; we would have cancelled. I asked Manager if they would spring for a glass of wine during the long wait and was given a terse “no”. Not at all what I expected from a supposedly first class place.

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Nadia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever Angie was EXCEPTIONAL! The tour was so informational. Absolutely a 5 star experience. Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Tea party experience during brunch and had an amazing time! Staff was excellent, our waitress Anna was amazing! The mansion is absolutely gorgeous!

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MarjorieL
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was a truly elegant, lovely experience. The price was reasonable enough that it made possible for me to gift some friends with this experience.

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AmyW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good friend was visiting from San Francisco and had never been to the Whitney. We had an amazing tea experience with great food and service.
It was such a pleasant way to spend a Sunday morning. I highly recommend it.

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GreatRestaurant
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, attentive staff, and amazing food.

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Dnw502
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening, Stephen our waiter was entertaining and helpful. Food was great and overall just the evening we were looking for.

DB
DennisB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was decent, food was good (not great), desert was poor. Atmosphere is always nice.

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BryanB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Hidden gem in Detroit.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

We had our dinner on the 2nd floor in Mr. Whitney's bedroom. We were told it wasn't the most impressive room. Dinner was OK. I think kinda expensive for the price. The pictures on the website don't match the actual food. The waiter suggested a $40 bottle of wine, not bad but then we got charged $60. I noticed after I got home and looked through my pictures. I had taken a picture of the menu. The filet was over cooked. The beef Wellington was cooked perfectly. Chef's Eric dessert on the "Whim" was just a piece of cake. Which there was a wedding there so I'm thinking it was wedding cake. I thought it would had been a tad more fancier. Considering it said seasonal. For the price I anticipated a tad bit more. The waiter putting your napkin on your lap, serving women first, pulling the chair out for women. None of which we received.

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Lindsey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! Our waitress was very personable and kind! It was our first time at the Whitney, but we intend to celebrate our birthdays and anniversaries there every year from now on!

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GiannaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Me and my husband went for our wedding anniversary. The place was good but the food did not meet my expectation at all. Main entree was better than first 2 courses which felt like store bought. Dessert was awful too. We didn’t even finish out desserts only had couple bites. Don’t think I am coming back, first time thing is enough.

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BrianL
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Absolutely delightful experience. Food was very good.

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SuzanneL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful and historic restaurant! The food was amazing and the staff so friendly! We will be back!

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KarenL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Everything was perfect

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ChristopherC
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Second time there. Just as good as the first time there

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The venue and ambiance and service is amazing. The food is very underwhelming as they served sheet cake for dessert and a pot roast for an entree. A portion of the bill does go to the upkeep of the historical landmark. In my opinion the meal and wine pairings were not worth $100 per person

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SDrobot
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our trip to the Whitney was nothing less than absolute perfection! The food was beyond amazing, the staff was courteous, kind, and thoughtful of us celebrating our recent marriage, and the ambience was something I will never forget! Thank you so much for making our night truly magical as it was our very first time dining at the Whitney!

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DawnW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our Wedding Anniversary and they continually acknowledged that and made us feel special as they contributed to the celebration. And the food and drinks were amazing!

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SandraR
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed it very much! If you like the whole tea experience this is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for sweetest day. The vibes were super awesome/ Our waiter was very nice

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NinaJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great vibe

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Missyann
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Little Chaotic. Valet didn't have change. Couldn't find someone to give him change. Was told we were early but could go to the ghost bar. “When the stairs run out you are there.” That was 3 flights. Never offered elevator. Get to the top and the hostess says ok it will be a few minutes for your table to be ready. Stood at a crowded area and never saw a bartender. Waitress was ok. Asked me about allergies. Said to shellfish. She brings me shrimp. Never offered more beverages. Food was ok. Bland. Took dessert to go. We cant say it was bad just wont have the desire to go back.

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TanyellB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it !!!!! From the valet to the bar to dinner would highly recommend!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster bisque and the beef wellington were amazing!

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Appetizers lacked flavor, salad and desert were great, both of our main course were served luke warm.
Server failed to meet our expectations of a restaurant of this caliber.
Overall it felt like a poorly executed wedding menu in a great location

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish was a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Will definitely be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday tea party!! Awesome service and perfect celebration!!

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BryantB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was ok, I had the beef wellington again, it wasn't as big as my last visit and was less seasoned. The shrimp dish was just ok. There was a wedding party do we didn't do the tour or even have the chef prepare a dish for us.

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ColleenO
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and our server was fantastic! Such an amazing building :)

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was an awesome dinner. They did a special menu wishing us a Happy 18th Anniversary! They also did a nice dessert for us for our anniversary. Great service, beautiful mansion and nice piano playing.

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MirH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the Mansion Tea Service and we had an excellent time. We were the last guests to stay and didn’t want to leave. 😅 Would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I couldn’t be more than satisfied with the experience the Whitney serviced me and my family for me and my sisters half birthday, we always played tea party as little girls but the Whitney allowed me and my family to experience a exquisite and fancy tea party birthday celebration ;I believe I will be coming back!

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vipLuluma
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall! Service was wonderful, food and tea were delicious. Highly recommend.

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Feegs
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rude staff long wait even with reservations horrible would not recommend to anyone

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JeffH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious with the old days feel of luxury. Nice table spaces and quiet. Staff are kind and attentive. Birthday dates are great with a personalized evening they take care of.

FAQs

The Whitney is rated 4.7 stars by 4069 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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