The Whitney

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$31 to $50
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American
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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Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girlfriends 23rd Birthday

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HW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day brunch was delish. Food choices were plentiful and presented wonderfully. Only critique was the coffee was lukewarm at best. A neighboring table was quite loud, but ambience was delightful.

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MK
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb in every way

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Everything we ate was delicious and the atmosphere is perfect for a special occasion!

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M
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great dinner the night before a family wedding

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CJ
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We ordered a meal for our daughter valued at $29 and the food was disgusting. The fries were stale. Additionally, the overall experience was very poor. The server was obnoxious and violated our space and privacy by constantly touching my daughter and my wife and hugging my daughter.

From a value perspective, and we go out to dinner a lot as a family, and for business, I can undoubtedly say that it is outrageously overpriced for the quality of food you receive.

In conclusion, it is highly unlikely that we will return for a meal there ever again.

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JA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The place was beautiful but when we ordered our food it took them an hour and when they finally brought it out it was cold and the steak was way over done it was upsetting cause it was my moms birthday she ate her food by herslef everyone that got there before us already ate and left we got there at 715 sat down i didnt get my food till 845 the waitress never came to fill our drinks up we had to ask someone else after the first 20 min went by. The manager was very sweet he noticed how long everything was taking and apologized thats the only reason i would recommend coming here besides it being a beautiful place. Im sure the food is great but for this ti be my first experience and to bring my mom for her birthday it was pretty bad and they are supposed to have birthday specials its the tbone steak meal getting it for free with the price of another meal they never told us or took it off the bill.

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SE
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful architectural building. Enjoyed the dining experience. A bit pricey for food & wine.

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DN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Certainly a bright spot in the Detroit dining scene. The history of the mansion and its presentation was very well done. The location provides for quiet dining and good potential for group dinners. The food was passable but nothing outstanding for the price. The service was attentive. Worth the visit to this landmark.

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BL
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and I went there for our 25th anniversary. Service was excellent and food was outstanding! Loved the architecture as well. We had never been there before, as we don’t like to spend a ton of money eating out, but for this occasion we did splurge. A bit pricey, but expected, and well worth it!

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Muscovy duck and calamari were excellent. Live piano player was just the right volume and played well known pieces. Chairs were creaky and a bit uncomfortable and table placement cramped due to layout of rooms.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Beautiful estate. Great place for a special event.

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LH
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth every penny!!! The entrees are delicious and 2 of us split each course and were more than happy with our choices

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service and food! It is a beautiful house with great architecture but the chair seats need to be reupholstered and have new support to make them comfortable!

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J
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keith our waiter was awesome and helped us celebrate our wedding anniversary with amazing service. The sea scallops were the best I’ve ever had. Ambiance was great and we were seated in a semi private area. Overall a wonderful experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A beautiful and memorable restaurant.

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Mississippi
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very good experience. Stephen was really very attentive and helpful. The best service we had in the whole of Michigan.

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GT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant. The menu is limited, but everything on it is outstanding. The meat dishes are exceptional, as is the lobster, shrimp, salads, and desserts. Yes, it's a bit pricey, but for a special occasion, it's a wonderful place to dine.

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DK
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

In our case we thought the wait staff was outstanding. Often when frequenting high end restaurants it is the service that puts it over the top. In this case Keith did an wonderful job with our group.

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

My Husband and I, heard of The Whitney through a family member. We are Celebrating 17 years of marriage and wanted to try something new and exciting! THE WHITNEY DID NOT DISAPPOINT!!! The scenery was beautiful, the food was delicious, the service was stellar, staff was friendly and helpful! We closed our night out with a tour of the mansion, it was a lovely experience!

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KG
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE The Whitney. It’s always a special treat for us whenever we are in Detroit.

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DA
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both outstanding. Beautiful building. Little expensive.

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LL
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The only problem I had is that our waiter was taking too much time between main course and the dessert and forgot to give us the requested coffee refill. Our brunch took 2.5. hours. Too long. Food was great though.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great time at a true gem of Detroit! Had a wonderful brunch with excellent service.

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DS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Whitney! The food, the service, and the atmosphere and history!

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DT
Toledo
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable food, wonderful ambiance, great service. Overall experience couldn’t have been better. This is my new favorite place downtown Detroit.

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BF
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My eleven year old daughter and I had a lovely brunch and look forward to returning.

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DD
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. The server made us feel special. The food was sublime.

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

20th anniversary!!!

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LA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our Server Daniel was on point! The mansion has lots of History! Food was good but over priced.Steak had burnt pieces on it.But the evening was nice.

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JT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The building is magnificent. The service was as outstanding as would be expected for this price point. The food portions were hefty! Prepare to go in hungry. The food was amazing too.

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a
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful and historic gem in Detroit! Our waiter Stephen was amazing, gave us pieces of the history throughout our meal and we loved it! Took the champagne tour after brunch and Jim (the mansion historian) gave an excellent tour! Highly recommend as the house is exquisite- original Tiffany glass and fixtures and many other beautiful features.

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JB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was the worst dining experience ever! The service was lousy, the food was unbelievably bad. How can you mess up a chopped salad? Leave out the bacon and cheese, that’s how the Whitney did it! Oh, and cut that beef Wellington in half before serving! The management tried to compensate by taking money off the bill. No thank you, we can afford fine dining, we just didn’t get at the Whitney. Never again. Such a shame.

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

I loved the property, the staff and building were great, however the food was certainly not worth the bill. All of our dishes came ot cold and did not taste good. For the price tag, I wouldn't eat here again. However, for the ambiance and historic charm, I'll go back for cocktails for sure.

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NA
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a romantic anniversary dinner and was not disappointed. The ambiance was wonderful and the food tasted great. Our waitress was very accommodating and helpful throughout the night.

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M
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good was a little bland. To much dressing in poached pear salad. Bread was delicious.

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant atmosphere and excellent food.
Waiter gave excellent service.
Ugly chocolate cake was great and gluten free. What a surprise for such a tasty dessert.

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OT
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

My husband had loved this restaurant years ago and was so disappointed in the food this time.

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

I was surprised at the limited nature of the menu. There were no chicken dishes, no pasta option, and only one vegetarian option that was really very marginal and overpriced. Three of us ordered it-the cauliflower steak- and it wasn’t good. There was no marinade, no flavor, it was too huge, the vegetable side was bad. They really need to bring their menu up to the times by adding real well prepared vegan and vegetarian dishes. My husband was very happy with the salmon. The ambience was lovely and the server was very good, if verbose.

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NM
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful relaxibg, delicious meal in an incredible setting.

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