The Whitney

4.7
3192 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Neighbourhood
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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
What 3192 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Our second visit. Our server was obviously new and not getting enough support. The food was very tasty.

They discontinued the preshow menu, which is why we went there.

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KP
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very impressed. I didn't expect to leave with a full stomach.

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S
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Whitney is a stunning castle with a romantic classic atmosphere.
I love the wine choices, the details in the food preparation and the dessert parlour.
I celebrated a birthday that night and the menu I was presented with had my name on it!
What a keepsake.
Thank you for another amazing night to remember<3

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was so much fun! I enjoyed myself, the ambiance was gorgeous and the food was wonderful.

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VW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I made the reservation for our anniversary dinner quickly and easily through open table. The valet was nice. Immediately seated. Beautiful atmosphere and decor. We got personalized meus for our anniversary, and was treated to a few small treats! Our server was wonderful, she knew all about the menu, what to suggest, and answering all questions. The entire experience was delightful and I look forward to maybe attending an event here in the future that isnt just a special occasion.

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JM
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had such a fabulous time. Our server, Stephanie, was extra special and we so enjoyed her. She pampered and spoiled mu aunt, who was there for her 86th birthday celebration. The food was divine, the drinks were delicious. We had such a wonderful time I've already recommended it to all my friends!

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MG
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Greatly enjoyed our evening at The Whitney. The mansion is amazing. The 3rd floor bar was perfect for cocktails... interesting chat with bartender and locals... plus excellent piano player. Our meal was fantastic with excellent service. Same piano player for dinner (a nice bonus). All in all a wonderful way to spend an anniversary.

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KC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambience in a historic Detroit home. Food was good well presented and deserts were amazing.

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JU
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great service! Pianist phenomenal!

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AL
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed the Sunday brunch. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was very good.

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MW
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ask for Josh, he was a fantastic servicemen. Thanks for a great evening.

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J
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Overall we had a nice time at The Whitney. Really the only thing that was bad were the actual chairs for sitting at the dining room tables. I changed my chair three different times and still ended up with a chair with a worn out cushion and very uncomfortable. We also witnessed two other tables exchanging their chairs in an attempt to find ones that were comfortable.

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AY
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I are just empty nesters (woth 2 children off to college and our oldest already married) and decided to treat ourselves to a nice evening out in downtown Detroit. Dinner at the Whitney Mansion did not disappoint! We really enjoyed Brianna's very informational tour of the building for which really enhanced the visit.

My wife really enjoyed visiting the formal dining room where she immediately asked, "Where is the trap door?" This was significant because she had no idea there was actually such a thing in the mansion. My wife explained that once she walked in the room it reminded her of old movies with large homes that all had one so why would this on not. Once Brianna chuckled and said, "Wow, have you been here before?" My wife responded,"No". Then she was immediately told there was one. What a highlight to a great evening. By the way, dinner and dessert was great also!

We are ready to explore so many things together with our new found freedom without extra bags in tow! Thank you kids for preparing us to go have fun.

Thank you Whitney Mansion staff for a great evening!

Abu and Bernadette Young

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service, great atmosphere, wonderful food, and you get to explore the mansion!

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RB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great brunch, excellent food presentations. Excellent price point.

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W
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food. Ambiance was entertaining. Definitely will visit again!!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Overall great experience but did take longer than expected

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LB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful Brunch, great service and the Whitney is awesome just to see. Food was superb too.

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RC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our anniversary and my wife's Birthday. Overall, it was wonderful! The waiter-I'm can't remember his name, made us feel like we were the only guests in the restaurant. We plan to make the Whitney our restaurant our place for special occasions. For both of us, it had been over 18 years since we last dined here. That won't happen again. Perfecto!

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KC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The food was pretty good, just not that good for the price. The building was amazing and the service was ok. We told our waiter we were going to take a tour of The Mansion before dinner. When we came back, our table was completely cleared and champagne gone. Other than that it was a good time

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WL
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for dinner right after getting engaged. The entire staff was so kind and excited. The food was incredible. It was a perfect celebratory dinner.

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DB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My absolutely favorite restaurant in the world (and I've done a bit of international travel, eating at some very fine places)! I love to celebrate special occasions here (I recently brought my mom and sisters here for tea on her 90th birthday) and make sure that my out-of-town friends get an opportunity to experience this "gem" of a restaurant when they come to visit. The food and its presentation was excellent, the staff was very attentive, personable and friendly, and the beauty and elegance of the setting goes without saying. Finishing off the evening by walking upstairs to the dessert parlor was the "icing on the cake," so to speak. I never worry when bringing new guests that they will be disappointed. Overall, just an exceptional dining experience!

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K
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A nice meal in a beautiful setting. I loved the quiet ambiance, which is a stark contrast to most dining downtown. It was very relaxing. The servers are very attentive. The food is not as dynamic or creative as it is at the newer restaurants. The menu reads as classic Anglo-American (expect lots of beef and pork). It's a nice to place to get dressed up and go for a special occasion. The building is beautifully preserved with lots of original fixtures and gorgeous details. That alone is worth the price of dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Whitney is a very special place. We were celebrating my daughter’s 16th birthday, she had the best time, something she will always remember. The house is amazing. The food was delicious. The dessert room added such a special touch. The whole experience was truly unique and so elegant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Cool place!

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food. Amazing mansion with original feel. Great menu selections.

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NS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely brunch. We liked the choices for each course. We would return.

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DK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here and had an amazing experience. The service, food and ambiance were perfect, and we had a chance to dance to our song as the pianist played our special request.

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MD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My wife and I came here for our 25th wedding anniversary. Beautiful mansion for sure. We showed up early and went up to the Ghostbar for a cocktail before dinner. Enjoyed a glass of wine and a crown n coke as we melted into very soft leather chairs. Food and service were fantastic. Our table was right next to a window looking out at Woodward. This area of Detroit is amazing compared to where it was years ago. Very clean and safe. Go check it out and spend some money in the old hood!

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R
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a nice evening! Our server went above and beyond for us - we had a great date night!

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BS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Wonderful location. The house itself is amazing. The dining rooms nicely set up. But the food was pretty pedestrian and disappointing. How does as chef at a high-end place over - cook a big, thick pork chop (on a quiet night)?? I'd recommend it for the ambience; not the food.

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CB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, very good service, beautiful place, wonderful historic site. I recommend it to anyone looking for a memorable evening.

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D
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visiting the Whitney for brunch and it did not disappoint. Food was very good, and service excellent. The facility is truly one of a kind.

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BT
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always. The service was outstanding. Such a beautiful venue. Nice choices for Sunday brunch.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner and time at the Whitney. The food was outstanding and service great. Wedding on first floor so restaurant put us in room on 2nd floor. Very quiet and perfect for our group. Would go back again.

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TH
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an amazing time! Food, ambiance, and service are always above average!

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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always .My aunt cried when she saw Birthday wishes and her name on the menu . Just one of extras the Whitney does .

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful place. Great history behind it. Excellent food and service. First class all the way.

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