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Whitney Restaurant

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4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1821
+1 313-832-5700
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
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American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1821
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a birthday celebrant for spring brunch. Best seat for a Tuesday morning, by the center window. Hostess was warm and welcoming. Only 2 tables occupied. Our waiter was attentive but sorely missed the condition of my tea cup : tea stains and lipstick...More

Thank Wilma P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice brunch at the Whitney today. The food was fantastic, the service was wonderful, the ambiance was second to none!! We had an variety items from the menu, and all of them were top notch!! The Chicken and waffles was a...More

Thank David N
Reviewed April 20, 2017

My husband and I ate here recently before a Fisher Theatre performance. The maitre d', David, assisted me with our reservation and he was great! Our server, (sorry, can't remember her name) was excellent, was terrific and served us in plenty of time to make...More

Thank Beth100
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Wonderful restaurant in an old mansion. The service and food were top notch and the atmosphere, furnishings and decorations were great. Live piano music echoed through the restaurant . The bar upstarts was warm, friendly and very comfortable.

Thank Christopher A
Reviewed April 11, 2017

This is an old mansion converted into a restaurant. There was quick recognition by the staff, but a slight delay for valet parking. Three levels of dining include a variety of rooms…each with its own character. On this day, the room that was dined in...More

2  Thank DinesEverywhere
Reviewed April 11, 2017

The service here was excellent from the moment you walk in the door. Food was great and the mansion was an experience itself. Take the time to walk around all floors and hear some of the history of the building. Plenty of ghost tales from...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed April 9, 2017

To celebrate the new lunch service, the Whitney offered a three course meal for $25. A colleague and I were seated in the bay window facing Woodward, and Tim was our server. She was attentive and pleasant -- an excellent server. I had the caesar...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed March 30, 2017

My husband and I loved every bit of our meal here. What a beautiful restaurant with excellent food. We also enjoyed having our dessert upstairs. My dream is to hold my daughter's wedding reception here -- that would be amazing!

Thank MichiganMelissa04
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

We went there for the desert parlor. The desert parlor is closed but they still serve deserts from the restaurant. Beautiful building, if you like old craftsmanship, you should see this place. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We had the chocolate ugli cake and...More

Thank Ceki H
Reviewed March 27, 2017

We had a table of 8 for a birthday dinner. Our server Daniel was excellent. Everything was excellent from the amuse bouche to the root vegetable soup to the various dinners to the awesome bread. Everyone loved their entree and we ordered a variety. Service...More

Thank Samantha484
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Thinking of celebrating 80th Birthday for my mom at the Whitney. Is there a pre-select menu I can put together for 15-20 people for 6 pm seating, or is option for people to each pick off the regular dinner menu?
May 1, 2017|
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Response from pamelabastianon | Reviewed this property |
yes there is
Would like to see a price list of your entrees. Have a group of 15 educators in town for a final dinner on April 14th. Do you have a private room, and what would be the charge for that?
March 17, 2017|
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Response from Elsie M | Reviewed this property |
If you have time I would suggest checking out the 'I See Me" Reflections in Black Doll exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum. WDIV Live in the D program did a interview on March 14, 2017 with a collector and the museum... More
I know this is a historical home turned into a restaurant. What is the accessibility of the restaurant for someone with a cane or walker?
March 13, 2017|
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Response from Stacey W | Reviewed this property |
I would give them a call. We walked up front steps to get in but honestly did not notice a ramp (wasn't looking for it either). There is an elevator inside to get to the other floors.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$41 - $80
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1821
    (Canfield Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-832-5700
  • E-mail