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The Whitney

4.7
3000 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse
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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.
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Phone number
(313) 832-5700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Executive Chef Natasha Vitti, Pastry Chef: Eric Bunge
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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.

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

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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat your Mother to Detroit's Best Brunch at The Whitney. Enjoy a three course plated Brunch, complete with a Mimosa and a Very Special Gift for Mom. We will be serving our regular ala carte dinner menu Sunday evening.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 3000 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.8
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2.0Dined 5 days ago

We dined at The Whitney on Saturday, 4/15/18, to celebrate a birthday. There were 4 of us in our group, and we had drinks at the bar before our reservation time.
We sat down, were greeted by our server, and we ordered a bottle of wine and additional cocktails. The wine took over 25 minutes to get to us, and was presented without any information or flourish at all, especially considering the ambiance of The Whitney.
We ordered our dinner at 8:30, and did not receive our food until 10:00 pm. We had multiple drinks while waiting, but were not offered any apology or appetizers or anything of the sort.
While the food was good, it was completely unacceptable that it took 1 1/2 hours to make a pork chop, 2 filets, and scallops.
The manager came over to our table about 5 minutes before we were finally served and told us that the pork chop was what was taking so long (which makes no sense because it doesn’t take 90 minutes to cook pork). He didn’t offer remorse, a complimentary drink, or anything of the like. We asked him to take a photo of us and seemed annoyed at this request.
We will not recommend this historic Detroit restaurant any longer, because with the rapidly growing Detroit restaurant scene, you can now find PLENTY of other options with far better menus and superior service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The atmosphere of this restaurant is truly extraordinary. Prior to dining, we enjoyed the Whitney tour to learn more about the property history - highly recommend it. Excellent food and fantastic service. Shrimp cocktail was an amazing presentation (each so big they looked like mini lobsters). Dinner was definitely an experience and a night to remember!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

What an incredible experience?! The food was amazing, the service, impeccable, and the ambiance was second to none! This was truly one of the most special dining experiences of my 49 years!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very expensive but the food is excellent and the ambiance is special.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Piano music was far too loud, painfully so. Impossible to have a conversation.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We dined at The Whitney for our anniversary dinner. It was an outstanding experience. The food was delicious and prepared artfully. Our waiter was very attentive and informative. He made us feel completely comfortable and gave us information to enjoy our time and food completely. The mansion itself is beautiful and breathtaking. The atmosphere is romantic and fun at the same time. We visited the Ghost Bar for a drink, before our reservations, and then had dinner. Unfortunately the dessert parlor was full, so we did not go there for dessert but we did have dessert served to our table and that was wonderful as well. At the end, we took a tour of the house and we really enjoyed learning about the history.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

I went for afternoon tea with 2 friends. I mentioned in reservation 1 person was vegetarian. I called 2 days before to confirm reservation and mentioned again 1 person was vegetarian. I was told this was no problem. We showed up, and the vegetarian was served a slice of cucumber and a slice of red pepper with shaved carrot on top in place of the mini beef Wellington and salmon sandwich the other questions received. It did not look appealing or filling, and it was very disappointing for the price of the tea. The building is beautiful and service is nice, but that is a wretched way to treat guests at your establishment.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed our first dinner at the Whitney before a whiskey tasting at Eastern Market. It's an amazing mansion and we heard the history behind the venue. Both main courses were delicious. Music was great. Because we had an event afterwards we didn't get a chance to explore the 2nd/3rd floors with the bar or dessert, but will definitely go back again.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Overall atmosphere of the mansion is incredible but disappointed at the food and service for the price.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Service by Donte was excellent as well as our meals. Beautiful venue for lunch or dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful experience dining before seeing a performance at The Fox! Bradley was our server and was excellent! Thank you for a fabulous evening! Will be back soon! Kudos to Bradley!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love this place. Highly recommend and make sure you have a drink at the ghost bar on the 3rd floor.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My wife and I have been coming to the Whitney for the last four years after I proposed to her there. The staff made it a very memorable occasion. I would highly recommend it to all my friends and family.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love the Whitney and had it not been for a long wait for our dessert and no one checking in on us on the 2nd floor, I would have given 5 stars across the board.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had an absolute wonderful experience. The food was great! The wait staff was funny and attentive. We will be back!! :)

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Such a beautiful venue! The service and food were excellent! We enjoyed the anniversary touch of complimentary champagne! After dinner we took a very interesting tour of the mansion. Our tour guide was delightful and dismantled many myths that surround the mansion’s history.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The staff made my moms 60th birthday an unforgettable experience

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a great family experience that lasted three hours over the three floors. The food was delicious and ambience was great with the live music (piano). Dessert is on its own floor and is an experience of its own. The bar upstairs was cool and the atmosphere different than anywhere else around. I would recommend coming here for an unforgettable time.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was excellent. The ambiance was superb. The service could have been better. I know the waiter was new but I expected better especially for the Whitney.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a great time, the food was very good, the service was excellent. It was a little pricey for Easter brunch. We had fun and would go back maybe during the week they have three course early dinner specials for $39.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Easter brunch was a home run. The food and service were both outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent!! 1 of the best restaurants I've been to world wide.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent place to take your wife for her birthday

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

A true gem in our great city...The ambiance, food, service, tour, were perfect. Lakeitha was a joy. Lots of great conversation about the place and it's history. She was awesome!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We went for a small baby shower, 7 people. They gave us a privately room and put the mother-to-be’s name on top of our menu. Delicious food, classy fine dining.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Absolutely wonderful experience. My boyfriend proposed and the server was so excited to help him, it was truly a magical night.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I received a gift certificate from my team members for my birthday. The atmosphere was wonderful, as well as the service and food. I would recommend for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food. Service was very nice - waitress was very friendly. The tour at the end was fantastic - we were able to have a one on one explanation of the mansion. Highly recommend this to anyone.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We were looking much forward on Good Friday to the food at The Whitney on a spontaneous night out. However, I was a little surprised when making the reservation that we were able to find a table for two without problems (all times were still available) - doubts came up that the experience might not be as good as we were expecting (where in the world can you make a reservation in a top restaurant with such short notice on a Friday).

The Calamari were certainly good, as was the Asparagus Creme Soup from the duet starter - the Salad was not the freshest and the dressing too sweet for my taste. My Beef Wellington was superb, while my wife's Towering Tofu with Portobello was so so (too sour). The additionally ordered Cauliflower Steak from the spring menu (my wife was split whether to order the cauliflower or the Tofu tower, so I ordered both) did also not meet our expectations (too dry), despite some surprising personal touches from the chef to the dishes.

The wait staff was very professional and attentive. The ambiance in a old wood baron mansion can not be beaten.

To be be in line with similar food temples in cities like Chicago, more attention to the food has to be made.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Super impressed with this place on every level. From the welcoming staff and delicious food to the awe-inspiring surroundings. Highly recommend the Beef Wellington and the key lime cheesecake.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

This restaurant is a hidden gem. We had drinks first in the Ghost Bar during Happy Hour (Half off). They are the same drinks after HH. Many restaurants dilute HH drinks. Then had a wonderful steak and lobster dinner for my husbands birthday. They even had his name printed on the menu. Then we hopped
On the Q Line to go to the Pistons game at LSA. Left our car there and retuned after the game. This is a wonderful restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We were celebrating two birthdays that night and had a wonderful meal on the first floor and went to the dessert room on the second. Everything was outstanding. We had steaks and children to the Whitney on each of their 21st birthdays. A great place to celebrate.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent experience and all request made, were delivered, even the menu had Happy birthday on it. Now that's 5star service.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Second time having brunch at the Whitney and it did not disappoint! Food was excellent and the service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Beautiful rooms.loved the tour of the mansion after dinner

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The Whitney is an extraordinarily mansion and beautifully kept. Or dinners were delicious, our server capable and professional. We enjoyed our desserts very much. Expensive but worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Went without any good idea how great this place was. My date and I tried the eggplant bruschetta and loved it. I had asparagus soup, so fresh! For our entrees she had the duck and I had the portobello tower w tofu. We both loved our entrees. We finished w the “ugli” chocolate cake, also a ten. Our server was appropriately attentive and warm. Our drinks were excellent. At the conclusion our server recommended we take the tour of The Whitney, so glad we did that! I won’t spoil the surprises but this place is NOT to be missed.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Absolutely fabulous atmosphere, service and food. Worth every penny and lived up to every expectation.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This was supposed to be a memorable, enjoyable evening to celebrate my wife’s birthday, but turned out to be a disappointing experience. Unfortunately we were seated in a room with a bunch of drunks from a party bus!! They were evidently the overflow from the bar. They were loud and vulgar and management did nothing to curtail the behavior!! After a half hour, they finally left but the damage was done. The only bright spot was that my wife’s dinner was excellent. She has always wanted to come to the Whitney because we’ve heard such rave reviews about the food and beautiful building. We expected a high class environment but ended up in another bar and grill setting for a much higher price tag!! Extremely disappointed. I was so disgusted we didn’t even go on a tour of this exquisite building.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Simply an amazing dining experience. This place is a must go if you want to have a truly memorable meal.

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