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Whitney Restaurant

$$$$
Italian, American, Seafood, International
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4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1821 (Canfield Street)
313-832-5700
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great way to spend News Years Eve

We enjoyed New Years at the Whitney. Our 1st table was in the back Library, but asked for an open table in the dining room. The hostess was happy to do that. Knowing it was New Years the staff was doing the best they could. The food was great, but the waiter could have been more attentive. Our main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
David G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed New Years at the Whitney. Our 1st table was in the back Library, but asked for an open table in the dining room. The hostess was happy to do that. Knowing it was New Years the staff was doing the best they could. The food was great, but the waiter could have been more attentive. Our main course... More 

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Thank David G
Clarkston, Michigan
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've gone here twice for their high tea and it never disappoints. Over 2 hours of a multi-course meal with various teas makes for a memorable experience. Last March, we took both of our moms here for a special birthday tea and the staff went above and beyond and took us on a extensive tour of the amazing mansion. It... More 

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Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, my wife and I, family and friends, have been visiting The Whitney over the years. A few years ago something went badly wrong. Food then was frankly terribly; Service was rude or at least inconsiderate. BUT recently we were invited to the Whitney for dinner by friends. We went with dread. But what a difference! The food was OUTSTANDING,... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my husband here for a special date. I had been here a few times from 1990-2005 when I lived in the area. I was thrilled to see 11 years later the food, atmosphere, and staff were still top notch. Kudos to our waiter Glen! He was very knowledgeable about the history of this amazing residence and it added immensely... More 

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southfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Everything about this place is fantastic. We had a surprise birthday party for my mom here and it was so special. The food was great the service was superb they even made special menus for us. I have been there a few other times and it was perfect every time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

After hearing about this spot we decided to try it out. Service was okay, nothing special. The food though has to be one of the worst dinners I ever had in my life. My company had shrimp and pasta that was just ridiculous, it was literally 4 plain flavorless shrimp with pile of pasta in a middle. Two lobster tails... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

My mother hosted her 80th birthday party at this restaurant. She hired the entire building accommodating 150 guests with a jazz band of regionally renowned musicians, wine, coat check and valet parking. The food was superb; garden salad as a starter, beef wellington, baked salmon or vegetarian risotto for the main course, and a trifecta of sweets for dessert. The... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Great Beef Wellington staff was very kind and helpful regarding questions about property etc. A must for all to see. A great Detroit landmark we are lucky to have.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We have been to the Whitney several times, most recently to celebrate a special occasion for my husband with our family party of four for brunch. We especially like Sunday brunch here. Lovely selection of food and the ambience of the mansion is so special. An added plus -- we really like to celebrate and support the architecture, beauty and... More 

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Amherstburg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Went there with my wife for are 37 year anniversary before we went to see the Jersey Boys . They gave us the royal treatment ,been there a few times before always ,treated good .very reasonably priced for the service and high quality of the dinner. We will be back .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1821
    (Canfield Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: 313-832-5700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?