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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
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.
$31 to $50
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The Whitney offers live entertainment in The Ghostbar Friday - 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.
On-site Valet is $7.00. 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
Absolutely amazing dinning experience. Exactly what we were looking for. Romantic, historical, and seriously some of the best service we have had in a long while. The food was tasty but a little too much on the plate, could have had half the portion and paid a little less. (Dinner was over $200 with a couple drinks each before tip) Also, I would like to see more healthy alternatives on the menu. We were given a wonderful tour after our dinner which included all the history of the mansion. We were then brought to the desert bar, then upstairs to the lounge for some live smooth jazz. Made us feel like we were distinguished guests At a 1900’s dinner party.
We attend the Whitney for our first time for a nice romantic Valentines Day. We sat down in the dining room and the first thing we noticed was how filthy the carpet was, and the dining chairs were extremely uncomfortable. We were expecting our bill to be high, as we knew this was a pricy restaurant, what we didn't know that our meal was going to be so small that we left the restaurant hungry. I ordered the pork chop, and my boyfriend ordered the seafood platter, we couldn't believe how small our meal portions were, especially for that price. Four hours later, we went over to Pegasus and ate again, our bill there was $50.00 and we left completely full. My problem was that we paid $160.00 at the Whitney for dinner, left hungry, and then four hours later went to another restaurant to eat. The food was good, and our waitress did a great job, but I would not recommend the Whitney to anyone, nor would I return.
My fiancé and I went for Valentine’s Day and it couldn’t have been more perfect. This was our first time visiting The Whitney so it was a must that we checked out the ghost bar and tour, we aren’t big dessert fans so we passed on the parlor but on our way to the ghost bar we were able to view the many scrumptious desserts and they looked quite delicious! We couldn’t have asked for a perfect night and hope to return soon!
It was a great Valentines day evening. We had an exceptional meal (salad, beef wellington, and two extra shareable sides) which left our stomachs quite full (coming from a guy who can easily eat half a large pizza). Afterwards, we walked around enjoying the interior of the mansion and were lucky enough to get a tour by our waiter (she certainly knew her history)! Place is very professional and they treat you very kindly. We would have had a few drinks at the bar on the top floor, but unfortunately had to leave (I have been to that bar on a separate occasion and it's on point). Make no mistake, this is a VERY nice restaurant and one can easily lighten their wallet very quickly, however we managed to spend less than $150 including and generous tip. Not bad at all.
The Whitney is amazing. I proposed to my fiancé here this past Friday night. The entire night was awesome. Dinner was impeccable (ask for Paul the server/bartender, he really knows his stuff) the second floor dessert parlor was amazing, and the absinthe is a must at the ghost bar to finish the evening. Will definitely be coming back!
The Whitney holds it's own over the amazing dining scene in Detroit and a plethora of delicious new restaurants. The Whitney's ambiance and service are impeccable. Unrivaled. The food is absolutely delicious. It's telling when even the caesar salad is memorable. The Filet Mignon is always top notch. Wine list is a dandy. The Ghost Bar is delightful. The Lump Crab Cake is outstanding!
We visited The Whitney to celebrate an engagement and a new baby announcement. We told one person and the word spread quickly! Everyone of the staff said congratulations, it was so sweet! The food and service was absolutely outstanding! This was my first time here, and i cannot wait to visit again. Thank you to everyone at the Whitney!
We were here for a birthday date night. Ambiance, service and food were all fantastic. The live piano music was wonderful and the front of house staff happily took a picture for us. The dessert parlor on the second floor was closed the night we came, but Nathan and Jennifer went above and beyond to accommodate our dessert requests. Finishing the night in the Ghost Bar was the perfect end.
The waiter, Will, was outstanding and the food was perfectly prepared....the Salmon was divine. This was the first time we left enough room for dessert.....LOVED the preparation of the Bananas Foster but watch out for the dessert coffees.....pretty potent:)
The Whitney should consider updating its chairs and/or chair cushions in the 'Music Room'. The seating is hard and makes for an uncomfortable dining experience in the 'Music Room', I'm not sure how the seating is in other rooms. Also, my party ordered a bottle of champagne and we were surprised that the champagne came in a tarnished unpolished champagne stand. When looking for an overall dining experience, details matter. The tarnished champagne stand and uncomfortable cushion-flat seating deflated our dining experience. We asked to speak to the manager before leaving, but the manager never came. We wanted to provide comments and feedback in person, but after waiting ten minutes for the manager, we left.
A wonderful peek into Detroit's golden era of pre-auto-industry moguls. The historic surroundings of lumber Baron, David Whitney Jr's mansion, include beautiful Tiffany windows and of course fantastic woodwork. The food is very good, but secondary to the environment. We will return, it was delightfully elegant and even more historically interesting.
The Whitney continues to impress as one of Detroit's classiest and well preserved dining establishments. With so much to offer it isn't surprising to see the dining rooms and the upstairs "Ghost Bar", filled to the brim with lively and well fed patrons. If visiting the Metro area, or a lifelong resident, The Whitney will meet and exceed your dining and entertainment desires!
The food was incredible, the service was excellent, and the ambience of the Whitney is incredible as well.
The history behind the Whitney, is very interesting as well. They give tours ( time providing ) they also allow you to walk around with your glass of wine, and look at various parts of the Whitney, I highly recommend that you do this, the crafstmanship that went into building this mansion is 2nd to none, and well worth your time.
Wonderful ambience. There are 3 floors there, and you can have dinner at the first floor, and then go to the Desert Parlor on the second floor, which is very cozy. We were a group of 5, and we get a separate room for the desert. 3-rd floor is nice bar with jazz music on weekend nights.
We also took a complimentary tour of the mansion, which was nice addition to the dinner.
Service was very god, especially we are thankful to Daniel, who not only satisfied our culinary needs, but also found a wheel chair for my Mom, who apparently could not walk through the mansion.
Food is OK, my Mom's fish and my Muscovy duck were a bit undercooked. Van Gogh desert was nice with nice demonstration of flaming. Coffee and tea were served pretty cold although.
Small problem with acoustics in dinning room, or we were just unlucky to sit near the table with very loud group of women. Quiet piano music is nice.
Overall experience was great.
Our experience at the Whitney was both wonderful and a huge disappointment. The disappointing part had to do with you, Open Table, and its lack of a decent scheduling scheme. I saw an ad come up on Facebook for a January prime rib special for two. Since we were going to celebrate a birthday, we thought this would be perfect. When we were seated, we were told our reservation couldn't be honored for the special, because we weren't "scheduled" for the Woodward Room. This was perplexing because, on the link on Facebook it said, "Click Here for Reservations", stating nothing about our reservation not being in the Woodward Room. I clicked. We received a confirmation number, and upon arriving at the restaurant and having our name confirmed, we didn't give it another thought...until we sat down and were embarrassed to learn we were in the "wrong place". The management did everything they could except serve us our food at the table at which we were seated. Our only option was to order from the menu, which for our first visit was extraordinarily expensive, thinking our trial visit would be what the special indicated or wait for another 1 1/2 hours for a seat in the Woodward Room. Since we were under time constraints, we decided to order from the menu. We will NOT be using Open Table again.
Always a treat to dine in such a magnificent setting, food is decent for the price, no big complaints, some dishes better than others. The duck was excellent, calamari a bit rubbery...coffee was lukewarm.
Also, some seating is in direct sunlight, they need to invest in window shades.
Also the place needs a forensic cleaning....climbing up the stairs to the second floor, you can see under the long credenza on the left wall and it's packed with dust bunnies and other debris....ceiling vent in the men's bathroom is thick with greasy dust. The bathrooms need a major upgrade as well....still, I love going, in spite of these issues.....
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