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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, Prime Rib

Hours of Operation:
Hours: Serving Breakfast & Lunch everyday 9:00 - 1:30, High Tea: Everyday at 2:00 by call-in reservation only. 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. $29.95 Early Evening Menu available Monday - Friday 4:30- 6:30, and all evening Sunday. Prime Rib Lunch & Dinner available in The Woodward Room daily by phone-in reservation only.

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 Thursday - 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:
Valet is $5 before 4:30 and $7.00 in the evening. Gratuities are appreciated. 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.

The Whitney Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.9

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (102)
Good for Anniversaries (99)
Special Occasion (98)
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Good for a Date (94)
Worth the Drive (63)
Good for Birthdays (59)
Quiet Conversation (57)
Pre/post Theatre (52)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Cozy (41)
Authentic (37)
Business Meals (36)
Great for Brunch (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Afternoon Tea (29)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Notable Wine List (28)
Good for Groups (23)
Live Music (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Fun (19)
Scenic View (19)
Bar Seating (16)
Afternoon Coffee (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Seasonal (10)
Casual (9)
Late-night Find (9)
People Watching (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Organic (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Vegan (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

You go to the Whitney for the ornate, over-the-top house. Food is well-prepared but fussy/fancy and expensive. Wine list is boring and very expensive. Glad we went once - but once is enough.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent place

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding dining experience! Our waiter was supberb ...warm yet professional. My steak was done to perfection. The ambiance of the estate and its history is not to be missed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

It was great the only problem was our server never brought our leftovers back to us and we had such a great time we forget until we got home.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The service and food was excellent. Will definitely eat at The Whitney again!

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Romantic, People Watching
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·Dined 6 days ago

Our service was awesome. I believe her name was Lori, I could be wrong. We were there to celebrate our anniversary. While we waited for our entrees she led us upstairs to do the tour. My boyfriend got the Tomawak steak, which was really great, also huge. The entire night was an experience, which I prefer on my nights out.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I are plant based only. Very few options and not able to make adaptations on most things. The only vegan dish was blah. The house is stunning but in need of TLC.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The staff was fast, friendly, and respectful. Really had a great time. Only downside was the tour guide was a little dry.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Perfect celebration for our niece's birthday! Daniel was amazing , excellent attention to detail. William ended our evening in the dessert parlor ! Thank you for making the evening so special!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Absolutely superb experience. Great food, incredible setting and very knowledgeable staff. Special kudos to server Iris who informed, amused and took extra care of each table she served. One of the most memorable dining experiences ever.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The Whitney is a little on the costly side but well worth every penny. The ambiance is a beautiful home from the 1800's with fireplaces and decor. The service is personal and great. Our server took the time to talk with us as well as make sure everything was to our liking. Moreover, the host was informative and friendly as well. He took the time to explain the history and interesting aspects of the Whitney as well as tell us about the other events coming up at the restaurant. Overall, I would highly recommend this place to anyone seeking great service, food, and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We celebrated my wife’s birthday. My wife, son and I really enjoyed The Whitney!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing food and service!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our waitress was superb. The ambiance was great. We really enjoy the attention our waitress displayed and her explanation of each course.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely great location ... great food! The service was outstanding and they took care of the smallest details to make our anniversary special.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We enjoyed our dining experience in the main dining are. We were disappointed in the "dessert room." The room itself wasn't very comfortable, the service was unprofessional, and the desserts very average. It seems to me we were encouraged to enjoy dessert upstairs so they could turn the table over in the dining room. Don't bother with the dessert room!

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Simply, Awesome ! Was great 30 years ago and still holds true. A real Detroit Gem !!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Beautiful mansion, convenient location, great service, intimate atmosphere, outstanding food—everything is worth the price and the trip to The Whitney.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Beautiful setting in an old mansion. Excellent service. Food good not extraordinary though. Pricey but worth it for special occasion. Make sure to take a tour of the mansion --very good

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Please tell someone to do some dusting, there were cob-webs everywhere & on the chairs (Awful)! Then in the lady's room the curtain was ripped. Doesn't look like a five star restaurant with ripped curtains, unacceptable!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went here after play at Fox. Had drink in Ghost Bar prior to dinner reservation; excellent service in bar and restaurant. Food delicious and presentation great. Had selections in between courses to freshen palate which were very interesting and delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The mansion was beautiful but probably would have been nicer on a better day. It was cold and raining when we went.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Just Phenomenal. Celebrating 22 year anniversary and couldn’t have been better. Staff and food were wonderful!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and the atmosphere was absolutely spectacular. Definitely would recommend to go, and I'll be back myself. Bon appétit .

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

AWESOME! Will be back.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Clients in from out of town. Iconic beautiful location. Part of history of Detroit. Food was great and service was excellent. Little surprised when we arrived 30 minutes before 5:45 reservation we were advised needed to wait while seemingly plenty of open seats, but I do understand elements of timing for the wait staff. overall great value.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and the service was impeccable. We would certainly recommend your restaurant for a great date or special occasion. It was a bit pricey for the amount of food given.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The Whitney never disappoints! Great food, drinks, ambiance, and piano player!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Having been to the Whitney many times over the years, I know our experience was not "the usual". The food was served lukewarm and service was extremely slow. Since the overall experience was very poor, the manager made his apologies by giving each of us a $25 gift card. The entire experience put a damper on our birthday celebration. It was supposed to be a special brunch.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The filet, ordered medium rare, was closer to well done, but the time-warp ambience is spectacular.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I love old Detroit and the History as a child I remember going downtown to the David Whitney bldg for my doctors appointments lol. The food was DELISH and our server was awesome. The mansion is very grand and you can almost be transported back in time. The only thing I hate is that I do believe I under tipped my server she was worth so much more....Will be going back again and again

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Iris our waitress was amazing. She was very professional, friendly to our children(first time visit), and overall personable! Overall the food was excellent and great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The Whitney was recommended to us by friends - what a fabulous restaurant!
The character of the building, the ambiance and the service was above and beyond our expectations. As we celebrated our friends birthday, the detail to making his day special was truly a unique experience. We live out of state but would definitely revisit when in town in the future.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The Whitney is a dining experience. It's worth the time to arrive early and explore all 3 floors of the mansion. We arrived at 5pm for a 6pm reservation and enjoyed drinks and calamari in the Ghost Bar. During the week, drinks and appetizers are half off during happy hour. A great way to start our evening. For dinner we were seated in the dining room (ask to see the hidden door to the "safe room". My wedge salad was perfectly dressed and my husband thoroughly enjoyed his tomato basil tortellini soup. Our waitress, who was lovely, brought us a light citrus drink in champagne flutes for a palate cleanser. For dinner, I had the seafood saute over orzo. A very rich tasting dish but would not order it again. For $30+ I expect more than 2 scallops, 2 shrimp and a 1 inch piece of lobster on a small portion of orzo. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his duck breast. It was a lovely composed plate with potatoes and greens. We ordered 2 sides, the red skin potatoes and the roasted root vegetables. We had to send the vegetables back as they arrived cold. We were too full to consider dessert but we plan a trip back for Happy Hour and dessert. The Whitney is definitely worth visiting.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our waitress was amazing! She was a great advertisement for the restaurant by telling us about other events. We plan to go to a Sunday haunted event. She made our dessert special for my husbands birthday and made sure we got a tour.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 26, 2017

It was nice to revisit this great historic building for an enjoyable face book friend of the restaurant lunch special. The back in time ambience is always a treat.

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 25, 2017

As usual the Whitney does not disappoint. Great atmosphere, food was good. Nice wine list.

The pianist was wonderful. A great place for a special dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Met our expectations of an interesting venue and then some. Love early dining with smaller meals

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The place, service and food were perfect.
The downstairs is nice, but I recommend the Ghost bar and dinning room.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent setting great food and service. expensive but a good value . Highly recommend

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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