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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.
Detroit, MI 48201
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Whitney offers live entertainment in The Ghostbar Thursday - Saturday nights. Live pianist nightly and during Sunday brunch.
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.
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.
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 Natasha Vitti, Pastry Chef: Eric Bunge
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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