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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.

The Whitney Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (132)
Good for a Date (126)
Special Occasion (120)
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Good for Anniversaries (120)
Pre/post Theatre (81)
Good for Birthdays (78)
Quiet Conversation (74)
Worth the Drive (74)
Cozy (64)
Neighborhood Gem (52)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Notable Wine List (43)
Great for Brunch (38)
Business Meals (37)
Authentic (37)
Afternoon Tea (30)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Good for Groups (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Live Music (30)
Sunday Lunch (30)
Scenic View (28)
Bar Seating (23)
Great for Lunch (20)
Fun (18)
Seasonal (16)
Afternoon Coffee (12)
Happy Hour (11)
People Watching (10)
Casual (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Tasting Menu (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 2 days ago

Best dining experience we've ever had in our life. The food and staff were exceptional. They went above and beyond to give us the best experience they could.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The early evening menu has superb no compromises food at about 1/3 the typical Whitney tab. Service was great and you can take all the time you want because you are there early. Just a great option all around.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I went for Valentine's Day and we loved it! The staff were all extremely nice and the house is so beautiful. We had a great time and will definitely be returning.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 4 days ago

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!

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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It is always a pleasure to have brunch at the Whitney! The atmosphere in the beautiful mansion is wonderful, really my favorite part of the experience. The food is really good and the overall experience a joy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server was great and we enjoyed the ghost bar. My only complaint was that the valet was full, and I hadn’t planned on walking though the snow in heels and a dress coat.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

I greatly enjoyed The Whitney. Food and decor were wonderful. I only gave high the noise value because I was unlucky enough to be next to a happy wedding party.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Business Meals, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

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!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

When we made our reservations we thought we were going to ha e a lunch. When it turned out to be tea, we were disappointed. The tea was well presented just not what we wanted. We will come back another time for dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This is my fav place in Detroit! So beautiful with amazing service and food!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great birthday dinner for a friend. Nice touch with the surprise personalized menu for birthday girl

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was good we went for our daughter 27th birthday staff was very helpful very clean great food

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

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:)

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Had a great time there plan to go again.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food and Service. I recommend getting there 30 minutes early for the tour!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing interior, great food and service, quite pricy, but worth experiencing.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Live Music
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Awesome food. Great service. Was a little crowded- but overall fantastic.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Took my mom for her 60th birthday for afternoon tea! Was an awesome experience, 4 courses with tea. Awesome idea for something different, each meal was delish!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 21, 2018

It was my first time for brunch at The Whitney and they did not disappoint! From start to finish it was amazing. It also was not rushed in anyway, so it was an excellent eating experience. The food was delicious. I plan to return again soon.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Atmosphere was good food was a bit salty but overall a good night

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

As always, a fantastic meal but made all the more enjoyable by our server, Shawn.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Friendly staff. Didn’t wait too long for reserved table. Great food, best we’ve eaten in a long time. Private ambiance despite close tables. Cool history. Will definitely come back!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Best experience ever, great food fantastic service. Annie was out server what a find. Make sure you ask for her.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Live Music, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent service as always! Made daughter’s birthday extra special. Chef and staff made every morsel particularly to address food allergies. Delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Daniel was awesome! Food was great! Can’t wait to go back for dinner!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The ambiance was beautiful, the service was excellent. I dined here with my daughter for my birthday, the manager came out an d wished me a happy birthday, which I thought was a great touch for such an amazing night.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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