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Whitney Restaurant

4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1821
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Ranked #67 of 957 restaurants in Detroit
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Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood, International
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Canfield Street
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187 reviews from our community

61% Recommend
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English first
Dearborn, MI
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This past Saturday a friend and I stopped in for dessert about 8:30 pm. Once seated, it took quite a while for one of our 2 servers to approach us. They explained that they had a fabulous new pastry chef and offered 5 new tortes, creme brulee and a pie. We were a little disappointed that the menu wasn't what... More

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Return visit was just as enjoyable as my previous visit last year. Food is excellent and service is as well. Even provided us with a complimentary glass of champagne to help us celebrate our anniversary.

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Livonia, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is unpleasant to write. But so was our meal. At the suggestion of the server we had the soup/salad starter(dessert is included with this) .. the salad was room temperature, the vinaigrette was fine, nothing memorable (but no complaints). The soup was "meh" .. it needed a splash of balsamic or lemon .. but honestly, it tasted like it... More

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Westland, Michigan
2 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The truth about the Whitney...Last November the first I was contacted by someone who apparently had found me on LinkedIn. Apparently, my reputation preceded me, and I was asked if I would run the kitchen of The Whitney. Being inquisitive, I asked what had happened to my predecessor Chef Jason Gardener... I was told that he was verbally abusive towards... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Whitney on my list for a long time so finally glad to go. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the City and the service was impeccable. I had the Beef Wellington and my husband got the Surf and Turf. Both were delicious. We also had one of the best bottles of wine ever suggested by our... More

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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I went to the Whitney to celebrate our 11th anniversary. We had never been there before and everything from the server to the manager, to the atmosphere and food was better than great. Our server gave us a complimentary apetizer for our anniversary. She suggested the prime rib (Whitney Cut) and it was, as she promised, the... More

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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

LOCATION: A magnificent 52 room mansion built by a lumber baron in 1894. Woodward Ave., Midtown, Detroit. ATMOSPHERE: The Grandeur of the Whitney feels like something out of a Hollywood movie, except it's all real. With it's Tiffany stained glass, rich woodworking, ornate ceilings, elegant decor, The Whitney is luxurious without being pretentious. I received a warm greeting from not... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went with my parents with a groupon deal. The place is so beautiful and breathtaking. I loved when our waitress told us the history of this mansion of Detroit. Ever intricate piece of art fro. The ceilings to the hand carved molding is Enough for anyone to visit. We had the breakfast and the eggs were to die for. Also,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Our server was the only wonderful thing about our dining experience. Seafood sauté was tasteless, dry, and rubbery. I ordered "Ugli Chocolate Cake" which was just a brownie-like cake with a huge mountain of mousse over it. "Flora's cut steak" looked and tasted like the sole of someone's shoe with grill marks on it. I understand that it is a... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The service is top and also the food. I can't say anything bad about "The Whitney" other than don't have a wedding there. The Whitney has the most amazing service and the chef if one of the best. Can be pricey but worth it.

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