Monday, June 22, 2009

The Whitney Restaurant has officially opened their gardens for lunch, dinner and happy hour!

Warm weather means al fresco dining and garden cocktails. In addition to a new lighter fare menu for lunch visit the Whitney throughout the week for a rotating schedule of special events including:

"Twilight Tuesday's" featuring DJ Captain 20

The 89X Garden Parties from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday's

"Feel Good Friday's" from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Friday

Also don’t miss the “Motown Sunday Brunch", every Sunday. This buffet style meal features the best in Motown musical hits.

Visit for more information and menu options.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Woodward Avenue Action (WA3) Features The Whitney in its WoodWORD Newsletter:

"Another big winner in the Hour Detroit Best of Issue on newsstands now was the historic Whitney Restaurant, owned by Bud Liebler was voted best restaurant for Dinner before the Theater among their three honors. The Whitney was also voted the best pre-theater dinner spot by the readers of Metro Times in their annual best of issue. Visit for more information on special events, their "Motown Brunch" and more."

Friday, June 5, 2009

A Garden Family Hootenanny

Invite your family (and friends) to enjoy an afternoon in The Whitney’s beautiful garden oasis in Midtown Detroit on Sunday, July 12th from 3pm- 5pm for the first ever Garden Family Hootenanny! Families can enjoy music from The Mydols and Cello-Bella as well as kids activities and crafts. The Whitney's delicious garden bistro menu and full beverage service will also be offered. Adult admission is $10 and kids are FREE!

Please make reservations by Wednesday July 8, 2009 by contacting Emily Driscoll at 313.832.5700 or

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Wendell is Back in MidTown!

When was the last time you drove through Midtown and caught a glimpse of a garden gnome kicking back and sipping a dirty martini? If you have driven past The Whitney on Woodward in the last two weeks you would have seen the return of Wendell – The Whitney’s garden gnome. Although Wendell made his debut last year (on the Northeast corner of Woodward and Canfield), he is back and happier than ever that its summer in Michigan and that The Whitney gardens are officially open!

But wait, that’s not the only sign that’s new! Have you also noticed that The Whitney has a gorgeous new sign out front? We decided to do some Spring cleaning and took down the burgundy awning in our driveway. We didn’t want to block the beautiful view of the mansion any longer but instead wanted showcase a cleaner and more updated sign in front of the house on the fence.