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About The Whitney

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 High Tea" everyday. Live Entertainment in The Ghostbar Friday - Saturday nights. Call for Ghost Hunting Dinners and Special Events.

4421 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Hours: Afternoon Tea: Everyday at 2:00 by call-in reservation only. Brunch, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 1:30pm. Dinner: Monday through Saturday 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday Dinner: 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Ghostbar open seven days a week at 4:30 Live Entertainment: Friday - Saturday 9:30-midnight. $39.95 Early Evening Menu available Monday - Friday 4:30- 6:30, and all evening Sunday.

Cross Street:
Canfield Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(313) 832-5700

Website:
http://www.thewhitneydetroit.com/

Entertainment:
The Whitney offers live entertainment in The Ghostbar Friday - Saturday nights. Live pianist nightly and during Sunday brunch.

Catering:
We offer private dining options for groups from 10 - 200. Cocktail parties, afternoon Tea Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Birthday Brunches, Garden ceremonies are just a few of the options. Call 313-832-5700 for information and details.

Parking Details:
On-site Valet is $7.00. There is a $5 self parking lot across Woodward, and some limited street parking along Canfield.

Public Transit:
The Qline is operating with a stop on the corner of Woodward and Canfield, connecting south to The Fox, Ford Field, Little Caesars Arena and the DSO. It also connects north to West Grand Boulevard with a short stroll to The Fisher.

Executive Chef:
Executive Chef Natasha Vitti, Pastry Chef: Eric Bunge

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Whitney hosts interesting variety of special events throughout the year. Tea with Santa, Paranormal Dinners, and Garden Parties, just to name a few. Visit our website for more details.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Explore the "Passionate" side of Tea with host Mary Jones. Join us for our Annual "Aphro-Tea-Siac" event on Sunday 2/11 at 12:30pm.

The Whitney Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (131)
Romantic (131)
Special Occasion (122)
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Good for a Date (119)
Pre/post Theatre (82)
Worth the Drive (79)
Good for Birthdays (72)
Quiet Conversation (72)
Cozy (66)
Neighborhood Gem (59)
Creative Cuisine (49)
Great for Brunch (41)
Business Meals (40)
Notable Wine List (40)
Authentic (39)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Scenic View (29)
Afternoon Tea (28)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Live Music (28)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Good for Groups (25)
Bar Seating (21)
Fun (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Seasonal (16)
Afternoon Coffee (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Local Ingredients (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
People Watching (8)
Casual (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Healthy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

One of the best restaurants in Detroit. Do take the tour before dinner to learn the history and see the various rooms.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Totally worth a visit. Classic style that is hard to find any more. Put it on the list when in Detroit.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

Had an awesome experience! Was my second time attending and service and quality was very nice! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

It was our granddaughter's 14th Birthday..They made it so special..she will never forget this b-day..

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience

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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

Bud Liebler and his staff do an outstanding job to make every meal a special occasion. Great food, service and ambience. A real Detroit gem.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

Service was disappointing, waiter didn’t check back after bringing out main course, 3 of us had filets, all ordered med rare, one was med well & 2 more med. when shared w manager, apologized but nothing more.
It was nice as it was first time to Whitney for our nephew in visiting, but I’d be hard press to go back.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

The food and service was amazing.
Jacinda was a delight!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I tried the weekend brunch and were not disappointed. We tried the lobster/shrimp omlet and the cabcake benedict and both were delicious. The service was much more personable and attentive than our previous visit 2 years ago. The Whitney is a lovely historical place, so we are happy it continues to evolve and improve. The Qline stops next to the restaurant, so you can park elsewhere for an event and still have convenient access to the mansion without moving your car.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food could have been a tat warmer.
Sitting by the window was beautiful although a bit cool.
Steak was a bit over cooked for me but quality was fantastic.
Overall the food was extremely good, service was great. Could have had one more server working the room, waitress was over loaded at times.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The prime rib was amazing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner here. The service was amazing and it was a beautiful, cozy way to celebrate. Will definitely return

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Lovely meal. Good “nice meal” option in Detroit. Server Jacinta was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

The original server was rude when we asked about a tour of the mansion. Her response “there is no one available to give you a tour. Anyways we don’t give tours until after your dinner bill is paid.” She made no effort to make our dining experience pleasant and seemed inconvenienced by our presence.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

I haven't been to the Whitney in years, and I was afraid their service wouldn't live up to my expectations. I was wrong. The food, service, and atmosphere were all better than I remembered. I was seriously impressed.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Took my wife for the afternoon tea as she had never been to the Whitney before. She really enjoyed it and the service was excellent.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The Whitney never disappoints - food was great and service impeccable.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We went to The Whitney for our anniversary. It was lovely. What a beautiful building! The food and service were outstanding. It was quiet, romantic, not rushed and so special. The dessert room was such a treat. Thank you for a lovely evening!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary and were treated so well. Everything was done with our best interests and preferences in mind. The food was delectable; well-prepared; and beautifully presented. The service was exceptional as well. And, one just can't enough of that amazing/historic mansion!! In all, it was a perfectly lovely evening.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

From Brian the server....to Joel the pianist....to the dessert staff....everyone is ALWAYS so pleasant...the only complaint that I have...is that it was VERY COLD inside. My guest and myself were FREEZING. So we DID feel a bit rushed through our meal so we could get to the fireplace.

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall excellent experience at the Whitney. The historic mansion in itself is worth the visit, let alone the amazing cuisine and excellent service. Something to enjoy on every level of the mansion including the very relaxed and exquisite Ghost bar (Old art gallery) to the private dining quarters down to the main floor dining areas. Definitely will be going back for another event. Take the tour as well!!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was my second time here and the 4 course menu was hit or miss. Apps, salad, and dessert were pretty good, but the wellington wasn't anything to write home about. My dad had the lobster bisque and it wasn't that good. My first time there was much better, but that was years ago.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was very nice and the food was amazing! Definitely will go back.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Beautiful historic building in Detroit. Great history.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is a Detroit icon. It could use a little bit of cleaning. it is a beautiful place but there seemed to be a lack of shine. The Christmas decorations did a good job of distracting from the need of a a good cleaning

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The mansion is spectacular. Stain glass windows, magnificent wood staircases, comfortable seating, quality service, excellent food, perfect place for my boyfriend's 21st birthday dinner.
They did mention a tour was available on the third level near the bar, but after waiting 20 minutes by the "Tours begin here" sign, no one ever showed up. Oh well, maybe next time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

professional service always a good expirence

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

True gem! From the moment you walk in the door you take a step back. Service is top notch and never misses a beat. Food is incredible and beautifully served. On our wedding anniversary we had specially printed menus that we got to keep and complimentary champagne. The ambiance is warm and inviting, you don’t even want to leave. I can’t wait to come back again and again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Best chicken and waffles I've ever had in my life. And I eat a hell of a lot of chicken and waffles. So full of flavor, juicy chicken and unique syrup. I will absolutely go back if I am ever in Detroit area again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was wonderful. The staff were friendly and charming. The atmosphere was lovely. What a special birthday celebration!! The Whitney is a true dining experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Don't mess around and just get the beef wellington - trust me.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

AH-MAZE-ING!!!! It's a MUST!! The food, the service and the tour was fantastic. Everyone was so incredibly friendly!!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Beautiful place, nicely decorated for Christmas. Chic, classy, great for special occasion, out of town visitors.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Took my wife to celebrate her 60th Birthday, we ordered the chateau briane for 2, the portion was hardly enough for one, the vegetables were barely warm almost cold, the waiter never brought the salad.
We went upstairs for coffee and desert, the heat must not have been working up there because it was cold, the fireplace we sat next to must be for looks as it was not lit. Hope my review saves the next person the nearly 300. I spent there.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

From the starters to main course the service and meal was excellent. I wish we lived closer so we could visit more often.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a reservation and were seated promptly but not greeted for a while. Poor choices of wine and scotch for a place of this caliber. We ordered off the early dinner menu, whitefish and lobster tail. Salad and soup to start. Tomato soup with crab was great. Took a long time to get the bill at the end. Pricey for value. Better venue for business meals.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Birthday dinner. Really good and the early specials before 6:30 are worth coming a little early for!

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

It was exciting to be in the beautiful setting of the Whitney, and we enjoyed very much all our food. The only downer was our waiter, who was frankly a little unpleasant--completely unengaged with us, slow to bring water and check, did not offer coffee to all at table, was not pleasant or affirmative, and brought the experience down a notch or two. I would return if I could be sure we would get a friendly waiter--the kind you expect at an elegant restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was good overall but the steak my father had was very poor and full of grissel. Waiter was prompt but not overly friendly. Would have liked a little more cheer and enthusiasm. I was not offered a tour which would have been very nice. Overall, beautiful place.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Warm, cozy atmosphere. Wait staff knowledgeable, attentive, not intrusive. Interesting food selections & variety. Salads outstanding with appropriate dressings. Sophisticated wine selections. Genuinely comfortable accommodations in a grande house that offered a dining experience that was delightful. Certainly looking forward to another visit

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Groups
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