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The Whitney

4.7
4.7
4736 Reviews
$50 and over
American
The Whitney is Detroit's most Romantic Restaurant. Housed in a historic 1890s mansion on Woodward Avenue in the heart of Detroit's cultural district. All parties of 7 or more must be booked directly through the restaurant. Private dining rooms are available for a reasonable rental fee. We are currently serving dinner Wednesday - Sunday evenings. The Whitney also serves a luxurious four course Afternoon Tea at 11:00 and 1:30 on Saturday and Sunday (Some weekends excluded by private events or holidays). Live Piano during Afternoon Tea and Dinner. The Whitney does enforce dress code for ladies and gentlemen during all visits to The Mansion. Visit the website www.thewhitney.com for Dress Code and information on Ghost Hunting Dinners and Special Events. We look forward to offering you a memorable dining experience.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 832-5700

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Culinary Director: Tim Patino

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    The Whitney sustains an extensive and impressive resume for private dining events which includes hosting classically themed weddings, corporate occasions and any number of other, miscellaneous, intimate parties. Private Rooms for Bridal and Baby Showers and Teas, Luncheon meetings, Business and Rehearsal Dinners are available.

  • Private party contact

    Samantha Cesarz: (313) 832-5700 ext. 208

  • Neighbourhood

    Detroit

  • Cross Street

    Canfield Street

  • Parking Details

    On-site Valet is $10.00. There is a paid self parking lot across Woodward, and some limited street parking along Canfield.

  • Public Transit

    When the Qline is operating, there is 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.

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mansion Tea Service

    Multiple dates available
    Mansion Tea service at The Whitney transforms you to a time when mid-day was meant for relaxing. Put on a beautiful hat, leave your cares behind as you sip Champagne upon arrival. Then enjoy The Whitney lifestyle over tea, scones, a soup and salad duet, canapes, warm hors d'oeuvres and pastries. Live piano with Joel compliments the elegant afternoon. Complete your mid-day visit when you book a "Champagne Tour" on The Whitney's website event page. Due to the nature of this service, our Chefs require a 24 hour advance reservation, and we cannot accommodate menu/dietary restrictions or substitutions.
  • Valentine's Day Weekend

    US$99.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2023
    Fall in love all over again ... at The Whitney. Enjoy this special romantic holiday weekend at The Whitney with a special four-course dinner menu, complete with a strolling violinist throughout the mansion and a souvenir red rose for each couple. Served Friday, 2/10, Saturday, 2/11, Sunday, 2/12 & Tuesday, 2/14. Non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages, valet, tax & 20% gratuity additional. $99 per person prepaid reservation. Cancellations and refunds are available through 2/09/22. No refunds or credits are available after 2/09/22. To best accommodate all guests, we request that you limit your dining experience to 1 & 1/2 hours. The Ghostbar will be open exclusively for dining guests to enjoy before or after dinner.

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What 4,736 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Ambience

  • Detroit

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  1. CL

    CarrieL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was a solo diner and was treated with respect and excellent service. I had a perfect table, expert service by Amanda and a delicious four-course dinner. The live piano music in the gorgeous historical setting was like a dream. Perfection all around!

    The WhitneyResponded todayThank you so much for leaving us a review, Carrie! We will pass your message onto Amanda. We truly appreciate you stopping by and enjoying our food, music, and historic building!

  2. BN

    BethN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved my birthday experience at The Whitney! I’d always wanted to try an afternoon tea service and this one was great!

    The WhitneyResponded todayThank you so much, Beth - and happy birthday! We are so glad you enjoyed your special afternoon tea service and hope to have you back again!

  3. CL

    CalvinL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The overall experience was ideal for our 40th anniversary outing. It was a fine experience and we even did the post meal tour. I was somewhat surprised that the food was only luke warm at best. It was tasty, but given the price point I would have expected a meal that was more individualistic. Well eing flavorful, it presented as something mass produced and perhaps warmed a little before serving.
  4. R

    Reece

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Great service! Don’t think…just reserve a table. You’ll be SO glad you did.

    The WhitneyResponded todayThank you, Reece! We are so glad that you decided to give us a visit! Hope to have you join us again soon.

  5. JL

    JenniferL

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as usual!!

    The WhitneyResponded 2 days agoWe are blessed to have you as a regular Jennifer. Thank you!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely birthday celebration at the Whitney! The restaurant never disappoints.

    The WhitneyResponded todayThank you very much for your review and happy birthday! We are so glad we were able to make your special day even more special!

  7. RE

    RochelleE

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday. Waiter Stephen was very knowledgeable about the history of the mansion and menu selections! We really enjoyed our meals and had great drinks at the Ghost Bar! It was my boyfriend’s first time at the Whitney and he was definitely impressed.

    The WhitneyResponded todayThank you so much for leaving us a review, Rochelle! Glad we were able to help give your boyfriend a wonderful birthday experience. We will pass your wonderful message on to Stephen! Hope to have you back again soon.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall experience of food was superb. Service had a nice flow of the 4 course meal. The ambiance is extraordinary!! No matter where you sit it's beautiful. The history and architecture is wonderful. Started with Hors d' Oeuvres Trio which are great samplers. Second course I had the Lobster Bisque which is phenomenal, the best lobster bisque I have ever tasted. Third course I had the Chilean Sea Bass which was a little under seasoned but the crab risotto with wilted greens and tomato sauce a nice combination. My wife had the Herb-Roasted Half Chicken is always a classic. 4th course was the dessert, I wish they would have kept the carrot cake but I tried the Lemon Mascarpone Cake which was mouth watering and I wanted more!!! The cake was moist and lemon garnish was perfect. At the end of dinner they offer a tour of the mansion and it's a must see!!
  9. SA

    SteveA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visitor, but felt extremely welcome by all the staff! Great dining experience!

    The WhitneyResponded 2 days agoSteve, You are always welcome here. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to the staff!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for my man and it was perfect.

    The WhitneyResponded 2 days agoThank you for choosing us for his celebration. Happy Birthday!

  11. EP

    ElizabethP

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful girl afternoon out and enjoyed our time at the Whitney.

    The WhitneyResponded 2 days agoThank you ladies for your afternoon visit. It was a pleaser to serve you.

  12. U

    Unimpressed

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The venue is gorgeous and the history is very interesting. The food was subpar in flavor with the lobster bisque being awful, and the meals were delivered cold because one of the dinners was not ready so they left the other dinners sitting there waiting. It is far too expensive for the meal that we were served and we'll be taking them off the list of places to enjoy. It's too bad because it used to be really good.
  13. BS

    BruceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just outstanding after the Van Gogh exhibit. Plus the historical tour by Deb was very interesting. The new menu was welcomed.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not have asked for a better 20th anniversary dinner. Amazing service, amazing food, and such a great setting and location. We will definitely be back

    The WhitneyResponded on January 21, 2023Once again, Happy Anniversary! We love to hear from happy guests. Thank you for choosing us for your special night.

  15. HA

    HusseinA

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Ok to do once. Will not repeat
  16. SS

    SusanS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was enjoyable and delicious! This was Whitney's first day open after cleaning hiatus. Pianist was just wonderful. Only complaint is the Spanish coffee I ordered had no whipped cream and was lukewarm. Really enjoyed ourselves. Please do more reasonably priced meals and events. $50+ price for chicken is outrageous.
  17. S

    Stacie

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic. Food was delicious and we loved touring the house after dinner.

    The WhitneyResponded 2 days agoWe are so happy you enjoyed your visit Stacie. Please come again!

  18. T

    Tigersfan81

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food and the food service was phenomenal. If I could rate that part more stars I would. The only imperfection of our recent experience was when we arrived at the scheduled time the front desk told me that they were getting things ready and that we could go wait at the bar. They gave me the impression that someone would notify us when our table was ready. 40 minutes had passed before I went back down to the desk. At that point they sat us immediately. In the future I do recommend a better way to notify us when our table is ready.
  19. LC

    LeslieC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a unique and lovely experience! Everyone should come here at least once. Beautiful historical landmark. Excellent service. I came for the tea service and it was delightful.

    The WhitneyResponded on January 21, 2023We are so glad you enjoyed the Tea Service Leslie. We welcome you back any time :)

  20. KG

    KellyG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went for 40th Anniversary- it was so beautiful. I can’t believe I’ve never been. Food was very very good but you can’t beat the setting. Outstanding
  21. JN

    JeffN

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a wonderful birthday meal, and our server, Kayleigh was fantastic. She set me up with a gin drink for my birthday, and gave me the largest happy birthday platter I've ever seen with a delightful ice cream sunday on it.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, great ambiance, wonderful service, great food and enjoyed the tour!

    The WhitneyResponded 2 days agoWhat a review! Thank you!

  23. TG

    ThomasG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I feel bad about not remembering our waitresses name. We were on the third floor. Nothing short of spectacular. She helped make our night a special day. She’s definitely a keeper!! Thanks
  24. TD

    TeresaD

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food not worth the price! Beef Wellington certainly did not look like the picture that The restaurant posted. It was good but wouldn’t go back!
  25. LS

    LisaS

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always fantastic food and service

    The WhitneyResponded 2 days agoWe love our regulars! Thank you Lisa.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The brunch was great!

    The WhitneyResponded 2 days agoWe're so happy you enjoyed brunch. Please join us for dinner sometime!

  27. TH

    TiaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovely Afternoon Tea outing with my daughter. The grand staircase is stunning upon entering the door. Service was excellent, and the staff we encountered were friendly and eager to share their knowledge of the Mansion. The service was delightful, although a few menu items were subpar. I'm not sure who thought a heaping pile of double cream and strawberries was the right choice for service; however, it was overwhelming while sipping tea. Our scones were cold and dry and fell apart on the first bite. It felt like mass-produced Sysco foods. Not saying it was horrible, but for $50 a person, the quality was just okay. The exceptional service and history of the Mansion made up for the just-okay food options. The Mansion's interior, especially upstairs, is defiantly showing her age and needs repairs. Overall, it was a good experience, but nothing I would rush back to repeat.
  28. H

    Honeydew

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday celebration. The menu had happy birthday and there name printed on it. The musician played happy birthday and patrons joined in a sing-a-long. They received a sorbet with a candle. Excellent food. Great service. Knowledgeable staff about the history of the mansion. I would come again.

    The WhitneyResponded 2 days agoPlease do Honeydew! Happy Birthday!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our entire experience was excellent. The food (our four course dinner menu) was exceptional, especially the black bean soup and beef Wellington. The entire building has so much history- makes for a perfect date night atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

    The WhitneyResponded 2 days agoThank you for the rave review. We enjoyed having you!

  30. KL

    KristynL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening for a birthday dinner and drinks. Can't go wrong with this place. Food, ambiance, service all deserve a 5 star rating!

    The WhitneyResponded 2 days agoWe appreciate your five star rating and look forward to impressing you again Kristyn.

  31. RM

    RMRM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Whitney ranks #1 for ambience. The live pianist was incredible, the service impeccable, and the food was great. By far, one of the most beautiful restaurants I have ever had the pleasure of dining in.

    The WhitneyResponded 2 days agoIt was our pleasure to have served you. Please come again.

  32. BG

    BrianG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Have to say that their signature Beef Wellington was “meh” at best. Service was amazing. Food is no longer extraordinary, rather just mediocre.
  33. C

    Candace

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at the Whitney last night. The food was delicious and the presentation for each course was outstanding. We cannot wait to return.

    The WhitneyResponded 2 days agoWe look forward to your return Candace. Thank you for allowing us to impress you!

  34. AM

    AngieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner! Impeccable service. They went all out for our Anniversary!

    The WhitneyResponded on January 21, 2023Thank you so much Angie and we will be sure to pass along your compliments to Amanda!

  35. JM

    JulieM

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was ok
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Lovely place but the food and service were just ok.
  37. JO

    JOHNV

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Whitney is an exceptional experience. Old school pampering with outstanding selections and excellent presentation. Perfect place for a special evening.

    The WhitneyResponded 2 days agoThank you for letting us pamper you on your special evening John!

  38. G

    George

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and service was exceptional! Very attentive and personable. Food was delicious. Enjoyed the home and experienced some of Detroit history.

    The WhitneyResponded 2 days agoWe love showing off our city! Thanks for your visit George.

  39. A

    Atcguru

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. The servers were amazing especially our bartender up in the Ghost bar!!

    The WhitneyResponded 2 days agoWe will be sure to tell them that you enjoyed your time!

  40. MK

    MelissaK

    Grand Rapids

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue with a rich history of the house. Service, drinks and food were all top notch.

    The WhitneyResponded 2 days agoThanks for the top notch review Melissa. We love impressing our guests.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Whitney is rated 4.7 stars by 4736 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Whitney

4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Canfield Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    On-site Valet is $10.00. There is a paid self parking lot across Woodward, and some limited street parking along Canfield.

  • Public Transit

    When the Qline is operating, there is 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.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Culinary Director: Tim Patino

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (313) 832-5700

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    The Whitney sustains an extensive and impressive resume for private dining events which includes hosting classically themed weddings, corporate occasions and any number of other, miscellaneous, intimate parties. Private Rooms for Bridal and Baby Showers and Teas, Luncheon meetings, Business and Rehearsal Dinners are available.

  • Private party contact

    Samantha Cesarz: (313) 832-5700 ext. 208

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