Monday, July 27, 2009

The Whitney makes the top 10 outdoor havens in the Metro Detroit area

Molly Abraham of the Detroit News recently gave The Whitney a nod as she posted it as one of the Top 10 outdoor havens in the Metro Detroit area.

Excerpt from the Detroit News: July 23, 2009

It's the height of summer, the perfect time for savoring the season at restaurants that offer al fresco seating. We're not talking about sidewalk cafés. Although sitting at a table on a busy sidewalk has its own appeal, the best outdoor dining involves gardens, waterfront terraces and secluded courtyards away from the exhaust fumes.

It's about places that offer something a little extra in addition to the fresh air and sunshine of Metro Detroit in summer.

The Whitney

Tables are set in the shadow of a 125-year-old American beech tree; there's a bubbling fountain and a winding path around the grounds of the vintage mansion. And a bistro menu of very aff0ordable fare is a plus. Typical bistro dishes: Chicken and ricotta crêpe with spinach/orange salad, roasted turkey club on toasted sourdough. An extra: If it starts to rain, you can duck into the house, and, in fact, even if it doesn't, garden diners are invited to tour the interior. 4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit; (313) 832-5700.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

MetroMix Boasts Alumni Reunion Block Party

Do your colors run green and white; maize and blue; black and gold? Whatever they run, The Whitney is welcoming alums from area colleges and will turn the restaurant and its gardens into a picnic block party Saturday, TODAY!

Graduates from Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Wayne State University, Oakland, Central and more, are expected to participate. Tents, loungers and an outdoor grill will be provided at the Whitney along with live music and sounds by DJ Polo.

8 p.m. Saturday, the Whitney, 4421 Woodward, Detroit. 313-932-5700. $10.

Friday, July 24, 2009

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Party Like A Rock Star at The Whitney
DateTuesday, July 7, 2009 at 10:52AM | AuthorBecks Davis

In 1894, when the David Whitney House was completed, the Detroit Free Press described it as, "an American palace enjoying the distinction of being one of the most pretentious modern homes in the state and one of the most elaborate houses in the west."

It’s an amazing structure built in the Romanesque Revival style with Tiffany windows throughout. Unfortunately, David Whitney only lived in the house for 6 years before he died. The house has had few owners since then and today we know it as the fashionable and upscale restaurant, The Whitney.

The historic Whitney Mansion.But the Whitney isn’t just for fancy schmancy dinners. It also has a cool vibe side; they have been doing their 89x Garden Parties for a while now on Thursdays. Earlier this summer they started Twilight Tuesdays and it has caught my attention.

Twilight Tuesdays, like the 89x parties, are also in the garden. It launched on June 2nd and will continue throughout the summer, rain or shine. If it rains the party just moves from the garden to the Ghost Bar. Why did Twilight Tuesdays catch my eye? The party is from 8pm-1am and there is a $20 cover. But, and this is why it got my attention, that cover gives you an open bar from 8pm-11pm. I know a lot of people who could make that $20 worth their while. Oh, and there is music with DJ Captn20. All this on beautiful summer evening at one of the most pretentious homes in the Midwest. Yep, sounds like a good time to me.

Oh, and they have a happy hour. The Whitney offers “rain or shine” happy hour Tuesdays through Fridays from 5pm-7pm. The happy hour specials are $3 domestic beers and $5 cocktails.

So, we have Twilight Tuesdays, 89x Garden Parties on Thursdays, and “rain or shine” happy hour. As a special bonus there are people who say the old Whitney mansion is haunted. Oh yeah, I’m so there.

The Whitney is located at 4421 Woodward Avenue, Detroit. Phone: (313) 832-5700. Please remember to drink responsibly and use a designated driver.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sunset at The Gardens: WA3’s Quarterly Mixer

The Woodward Avenue Action Association will kick off their new year with quarterly in our fabulous Restaurant and Gardens today from 5pm-8pm. Guests will enjoy a strolling feast complimented by the best summer drinks in town. Get to know what’s new with the organization and Woodward Avenue and have a chance to win one of many great door prizes!

Entertainment for the evening is provided courtesy of Six Degrees Magazine's and the Whitney's Twilight Tuesday's legendary DJ Captn 20.

The evening's proceeds will go to support the on-going work of the WA3. Attire is business & summer chic. Cost: $20 for members & $25 for non-members in advance, $30 at the door and includes food and open bar.

To purchase tickets please visit For more information please contact Outreach & Promotions Coordinator, Nicole Brown at or call 248-288-2004

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Whitney’s Neighborhood Gathering is a Success!

Last Wednesday The Whitney hosted its first Neighborhood Gathering with all of its favorite friends in Midtown. Strolling hors’deurves- crispy crab cakes, chicken skewers with our special sauce, grilled brie cheese sandwiches- were gobbled up as guests also enjoyed The Whitney’s Signature Summer Mojitos. Representatives from all of the major cultural institutions, universities and the DMC were in attendance. It was a great opportunity for this key Midtown Detroit group to be together and The Whitney felt privileged to be at the center of it all.

Friday, July 10, 2009

2009 Sumer VIP Jet Set Event

The Whitney is excited announce the Exclusive 2009 Summer V.I.P. Jet Set event set for Saturday, July 11, 2009. The event honors NFL hometown hero T.J. Lang of the Green Bay Packers and welcomes special guest NFL hometown hero, Jason Jones of the Tennessee Titans.

Entertainment includes: a live performance by R&B artist Princeton; house, techno and R&B music spun by DJ BDUBZ Walker, as well as DJ Alexander and Detroit Pistons House DJ Earl Mixxin McKinney. In between sets, national stand up comedian RubenRuben will give a live comedy performance.

WBC welterweight titleholder Andre Berto, who will soon face-off with boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., is flying in from Miami to join in the star-studded event. Other special guests include Music Mogul Tony Sutton of VVS Records from Miami and R Phophet formally of Nappy Roots. But wait there’s more, a silent auction will be offered throughout the evening will have jewelry from Metals in Time, sports memorabilia, and artwork from local artists.

$10 gets you in the door! Rush Communiqué and event planner Laura Deljanin of Laurette Designs of Birmingham is hosting this event.