The Whitney

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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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom to Detroit's Best Brunch at The Whitney.
Mom will receive a very special gift on her special day.
Three course brunch including a fabulous Dessert Buffet. $59.95 Adults, $29.95 kids 10 and under. Menu is available on-line

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I understand you want to keep the royal vintage look but updates are necessary.

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S
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service by "Keith" was outstanding. The food was VERY good. In addition, the ambience, although a bit "dark" (building was constructed in the 1890's) was warm and supportive. My only complaint is that the elevator to the second and third floors was inoperative. Thus, a less abled person would not have been able to visit the very cool third floor bar. The neighborhood is a bit "dicey" but the valet parking gives one a sense of comfort. We are from Chicago but we plan to return to this venue when next in metro Detroit.

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M
Las Vegas
55 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The venue was lovely and the server was delightful. That said, there are many tired aspects to the dining room where we ate. The padding in the chairs is degraded and we were basically sitting on the frames. The ceiling needs repairs. While dessert was very good, the potatoes which came with our mains were tasteless, cold and under cooked. Yet, the crab cakes were good, not laced with fillers. Perhaps because this was an Easter Brunch, the restaurant’s usual standards were lacking and quality was uneven.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We enjoyed the Easter Brunch prior to attending a play at the Fisher Theater. The food was excellent, our server was only fair. He was somewhat unresponsive to our requests-although he eventually responded.
The manager made sure we got our vehicle pulled up when it became clear we we’re running late due to our server’s lack of attention.

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

Easter brunch

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Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience!

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CR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Easter Brunch. The food was very good and the service was exceptional. The setting is very special. it was well worth driving into the city on a dreary saturday morning. We will definitely return to The Whitney.

You should know. $5 Valet parking. Portions are very large.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were having brunch before seeing “Hamilton”.

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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paul was absolutely outstanding on the service side. Food was perfection and the ambiance could not be better. Thank you for making my birthday outstanding!

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AS
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were so good to my parents and I, thank you for the special treatment for our birthaversary dinner! Service was excellent as was the food! We were not disappointed. The piano was a bit loud at our table, but playing Happy Birthday for three of us made up for it.

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C
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the Whitney and were very pleased with everything. The parking was effecient and timely. Our waiter was very accommodating and made our dinner an enjoyable experience. Our meal was excellent and reasonable considering the quality. We were able to take in a guided historical tour of the mansion which was very good as well. We lingered for a bit soaking up the ambiance of the Whitney over drinks. It was a memorable evening.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very highly recommend.

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AL
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience, very welcoming staff. My daughters and I enjoyed the food and our “fancy” night out.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect dining space before going to the Fisher Theatre, it’s mine and my husband’s go to place for dinner downtown Detroit. To our surprise, they gave us 20% off our food bill since we were going to see Hamilton after dinner. It sweetened our night.

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MF
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early dinner after a matinee performance of Hamilton at the Fisher Theatre. Great facility. The chef accommodated food allergies with no problems. Hot food arrived hot. Staff did not rush us. Plan to take the 15-20 minute free tour of the mansion. Be sure to visit the Ghost Bar on the 3rd floor. You might experience an apparition!

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KT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrated birthday.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was perfect.

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GP
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience. We will definitely repeat after another production at the Fisher. Having valet parking is absolutely a big plus! Next time we want to take the tours.

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AC
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
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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LS
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every one was fantastic from the hostess to the waiter. Impeccable service and foos

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F
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
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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SP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
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
19 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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