The Whitney

4.6
3428 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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DN
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Service and food was top notch

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great , loved everything

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C
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and staff was very helpful!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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AS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and it was great!! Food was amazing. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu. Loved the atmosphere, very romantic. It was a perfect valentines day dinner!

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DL
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit. The food was top notch and perfectly prepared. The only reason for a 4-star instead of 5 is the inconsistency of the drinks. Same drink, very different from the ghost bar and the dining room. We will definitely return.

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

Marisa was super attentive and enhanced our experience.

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F
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It would have been a better dining experience if the piano wasn't so loud. It was difficult hearing each other.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

1st time there and we had a wonderful time. The food was incredible. The staff was friendly and very helpful. We will definitely be back - probably for brunch on a Sunday.

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T
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was delightful. Ambience is some of the best I’ve been at... what a cool place. Free tour. Awesome separate bar area upstairs with different sitting areas. Amazing beef Wellington and calamari... best I ever had. First class experience all around. Was a great Valentine’s Day. Thanks!

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RM
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

A beautiful, must try restaurant- But. We had an excellent waiter and lovely dinner downstairs. But, it was so cold in the dining room we had to ask for our coats back and put them on. It was so cold in the restrooms you could store meat in them. Two managers abruptly interrupted us to ask how things were. Two. No courtesy or tact in the interruptions. Then upstairs for dessert it all went South. No silverware or napkins, absentee waiter, coffee issues, tortoise like service. Great desserts, but the poor service stood out. How many times can you say I'll get that right away or I'll be right back and then ignore the table? He sure had a system.

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SE
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was an exceptional fine dining experience! The service was seamless, from the hostess to our server. The pianist was delightful and talented, and our food was perfect! Will be back for my next special occasion!

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S
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service - fantastic/ historic venue facing Woodward avenue - a little pricey but an above level experience that is worth it for a special occasion.

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OT
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was my first visit to The Whitney. As one of the city’s renowned landmarks, I should have taken cues from the relative mum about the dining experience here. Unfortunately, the food was underwhelming, some of dishes being served cold and lukewarm. For its reputation and price points, I expected to be dazzled. I had the filet mignon (because NY Strip was not offered). It was prepared well (medium rare) and was very flavorful, though not as hot as I prefer. The green vegetable selection was limited. There weren’t a lot of patrons during the time we were there so I don’t understand why we couldn’t get fresh, hot from the grill food. The ambiance was very intimate and dimly lit, more suited for couples than a group dinner. We had a stellar, attentive server. The bathrooms are outdated. Definitely needs some improvement before I can recommend with high praise.

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W
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful brunch before DSO concert. Brunch menu was extensive for all tastes.

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C
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our experience was fantastic! From the time we drove in, until the time we left, everything went how a “date night” should go. Our server, Ron, was knowledgeable and his service was over the top! We’ll be back and will bring a group to share another great experience.

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G
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ghost Bar service was awful. Took 30 minutes to get 4 drinks.
Our server at The Whitney was great. The food came out very slowly. It was an odd night compared to what we are used to at both places. Will give it another try based on past experiences.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, albeit on the small side for the price but your also paying for the ambiance and great service. Family loved it, even the kids menu was great. They included a free birthday desert for my wife and daughter. Have always enjoyed our time at The Whitney!

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AC
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great for a surprise birthday. The small touches were greatly appreciated!

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CK
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great. Brought my wife for 40th birthday. They gave her the menu wrapped in a bow and her dessert was awesome. Was given a history lesson of the building and the whitney family.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a thoroughly fabulous experience!

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LN
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent but they need to invest in new dining chairs as they were in extremely bad shape and uncomfortable

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HS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mansion is beautiful, the food is amazing and the staff was excellent!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food highly overrated and expensive not the best in taste.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

2 birthdays. Made both feel special with Birthday menus and deserts. The tour after dinner was fantastic.

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TB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a awesome experience!!!! The food was excellent!!!! Will be returning.....Beautiful!!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Auto show preview awesome

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JO
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Step back in time through the front doors of a beautiful late 19th century logging baron's mansion come upscale but not pretentious restaurant that serves a hearty brunch menu to the sounds of a musician playing a grand piano in the lobby. The décor is warm and the service is professional and gracious. My family decided that we will all order different items so that we can share and compare. No one was disappointed. If you are anywhere near the mid-town Detroit area, do yourself a favor and make reservations.

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SB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous restaurant. We had the Chateaubriand for two. The portions are very generous. The presentation was amusing, served table side. Our meat was perfection.

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