The Whitney

4.7
3457 reviews
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The Whitney is Detroit's most Romantic Restaurant. Housed in a historic 52 room 1890's mansion on Woodward Avenue in the heart of Detroit's cultural district. Elegant plated Brunch Saturday & Sunday Morning. The Whitney also serves a Luxurious four course "Afternoon Tea" everyday. Live Entertainment in The Ghostbar Friday - Saturday nights. Call for Ghost Hunting Dinners and Special Events.

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us for Easter Brunch! Special visit and gifts for the kids from The Easter Bunny.
Brunch 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 4:00 - 8:00 You can view the complete menu on-line. $49.95 adults, $29.95 for children under 10

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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AC
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Added my daughter to the reservation with no problem, thank you #The Whitney for always making my experience Wonderful!

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F
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine food! Excellent service in one of the most iconic restaurants in Detroit before seeing Hamilton...what a night!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening.

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DB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great.
The service was great.
The chairs were dirty and a bit uncomfortable.
I was surprised with the lack of customers.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday and Hamilton (20% off food which was nice).

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TK
Caribbean
16 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great historical building. We went for an early dinner before heading to the Fisher to see Hamilton. Our server was very friendly and was respectful of our time. We started with some champagne which was great and the eggplant bruschetta which was not great. We both had the beef wellington which was amazing. I believe it is their house specialty. Big wine selection by the glass which is nice so you can get a great glass without having to buy a bottle. For dessert we had the chocolate cake and the cheese cake. My wife does not like cheese cake at all but liked this one. Save time to head up to the 3rd floor to have a drink at the ghost bar!

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TJ
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and i went for bunch before attending Hamilton. We got there a little early, but we were seated right away. Everything was clean and the scenery was beautiful. Service was excellent. Our cups of water never got low. Food was excellent, delicious and didn’t have to wait long. The menu had quite the selection and was hard just to choose one option. Very appreciative of waiter giving all three of us 20% off our meals since we were seeing Hamilton that day. Always enjoy going to the Whitney.

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M
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a perfect Sunday brunch experience at the Whitney. From the valet to our waitress everything was wonderful. Our waitress did a fantastic job! She was very attentive and was very timely. She knew we had to get to a show and served everything perfectly. The food was fantastic. The menu has a lot of wonderful choices. It was hard to decide what to pick! We highly recommend the Whitney for brunch.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Whitney is beautiful and the food and staff are amazing. Took my wife for her birthday and they did not disappoint. I would highly recommend this place

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EB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my girlfriend birthday.

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CD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch is fantastic and the price for what you get is amazing! I would highly recommend it to anyone. The food, ambiance and service are outstanding!

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p
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch for a family member’s birthday and The Whitney was a perfect venue for the meal. It is elegant and the food is extraordinarily good.

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R
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for brunch for our anniversary and everything was great from the service to the food. Highly recommend.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most amazing experience!!! The food was outstanding, some of the best we’ve ever had. It set a very romantic night out, we will be going again

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, great waiter. It was our 1st wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time.

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EP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aside from the small child screaming at a table close by for a while we couldnt be more satisfied with our experience. If I could give 6 stars for the food and service I would! Worth every penny and a wonderful way to spend a night out.

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DR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Make sure you visit the 'Ghost' bar on the third floor after your meal.

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OT
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was exceptional but service seemed to be off compared to usual. Long waits for items ordered or for clearing of plates, etc. Example, a 15 minute wait for drink order while only one other table in our server’s section at a 4:30 reservation. Chocolate hazelnut cheesecake was fantastic.

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food excellent. Home beautiful. What a treat to experience. Our waiter's table etiquette to be desired; reached over table several times, reached across to pour coffee. I had coffee pot in my face several times. For a dining experience like this one would expect a better trained service team.

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P
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Whitney was a Five Star experience all the way around. We arrived early and had a drink in the third floor bar which was very relaxing. The hostess was very friendly and we were seated at an excellent table. Our waiter (Joe) was attentive but not pushy. He kept a nice steady pace with our meal. When our meal arrived mine was a little over cooked but still very tasty. When the waiter came back to check on us he noticed the meal was not made correctly and offered to replace it. I was not concerned and since we were going to a concert we would not have time to wait so the waiter brought the manager over and he comp’d the meal. They were very apologetic about it and made us feel good as a customer. This positive experience has made us want to come back again and enjoy the historic house and dining experience.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!!

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P
Detroit
48 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We have always loved the Whitney, but this time we were very disappointed. The server was okay, but not nearly as professional and on her game as others in the past that we have come to expect. The calamari was delivered lukewarm and a little tough. The bread was literally the best part of the meal. Salad was good, beef wellington was a little tough and over cooked. I don't normally complain but this visit to the Whitney was overall disappointing. With the number of amazing new restaurants in Downtown Detroit; this doesn't even come close. Someone in their management needs to take a close look at who is serving and what is being delivered to the table.

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g
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

date night with the wifey

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JG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a terrific experience here! The server, Josh, was fantastic! The food was amazing and the whole vibe of the place was fabulous! I can't wait to go back😊

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A
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Date night, special occasion or throwing a wedding. This is a beautiful place inside out. It has a valet service for $10. Reservation is must especially during holidays and weekends, you can even specify the table you would like to have reserved (if you have not been here - ask for one near to window facing Woodward Ave for late evenings)
Things about this place that really stands out are the history, hospitality and amazing food. You will get a tour of this place every 30 minutes. Ghost bar on third floor is famous for being haunted and that’s how it got the name I guess.

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H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Waitress took forever to give us our food

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DN
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love the Whitney. One of our first dates was to the Whitney and we have been going there ever since. We just celebrated our 27th anniversary with you and any time we want a fabulous meal with beautiful ambiance and great service, we choose the Whitney.

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MB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous experience, including food and service. Make sure you arrive early and experience an adult beverage at the Ghostbar.

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JW
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Whitney is awesome!!! So beautiful, amazing staff from valet to coat check to bartender to waitress!! The food and presentation is exceptional! We will definitely come to the Whitney again for our next special occasion!!! Thank you so much for all you do to make the Whitney very special and beautiful!

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Service and food was top notch

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely, elegant, historically mystical, dining experience😌❤️.
Love the Woodward window view an food was delicious. “Salmon An beef Wellington “ were the chosen entres ...

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DG
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Our visit started off with a tour given by Jim. That was an outstanding experience and Jim really knew his history. The food was awesome and my only complaint is regarding our server Keith. We went quite a bit of time with empty wine and water glasses. This really put a sour note on what was an amazing evening otherwise.

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RW
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The setting and service Excellent. The food was adequate. Big plate small portions HUGE price.

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DF
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prepare to spend a lot of time here. The pace is slow and elegant. Sea food sauté is amazing

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great , loved everything

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C
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keith’s service was fantastic and the food was delicious!!

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JS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to the Whitney several times, but never for their brunch!! And, my goodness was it worth it. Excellent service, excellent food. We were all expecting portions on the smaller side, and were surprised at how big each of the three courses were. The eggs Nantucket were delicious. The crab cakes were filled with wonderful crab and cooked perfect. You can’t go wrong with any of the dessert options. Each person in my party ordered something different and we all sampled one another’s!! Yum!

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PR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and staff was very helpful!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable atmosphere, piano in the background, dim and fitting lighting for the setting.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic, beautiful and amazing. And the staff was amazing too! I already want to go back!

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