Tuesday, December 28, 2010


It's not too late to make your New Years Eve reservations, so call today at 313.832.5700! And check out our menu for the evening...

First Course

Seared Froi Gras and Pears

Caramelized with Honey and Rosemary

Tempura Fried Vegetables

Cilantro Chili Sauce

Second Course

Roast Tomato Bisque

Crouton and Goat Quenell

Blue Pointe Oyster Rockefeller

Pecorino and Pernod

Lamp Chops

Pomegranite Reduction

Third Course

David Whitney’s Salad

Selected Greens, Hearts of Palm, Asparagus, Lobster and Saffron Vinaigrette

Mrs. Whitney’s Caesar Salad

Reggiano Cheese and Garlic Crouton

Fourth Course

Pan Roasted Hudson Valley Duck Breast

Blackberry Demi Glace, Potato Gratin and Baby Vegetables

Grilled Pacific Mahi Mahi

Cous Cous, Pearl Vegetables and Tamari Butter

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Sage Cream and Rainbow Swiss Chard

Filet of Beef and Roasted Maine Lobster Tail

Truffled Mashed Potato, Fresh Asparagus and Sauce Bearnaise

Fifth Course (trio of)

Chocolate Decadence

Triple Sec Flavored Flourless Chocolate Cake with Blood Orange Sauce

Rainbow Frangipane

Jaconde with Almond Cream and Apricot Raspberry Glaze

Banana Truffle

Phyllo Dough with Pistachio

Thursday, December 2, 2010

"The Coachmen" CD Release at The Whitney

On Saturday, December 18, Detroit's favorite and most versatile jazz band, The Coachmen, will be having their CD Release Party at The Whitney's Ghostbar from 6p.m. to 10p.m.

Not only have The Coachmen dazzled The Whitney's guests for most every major holiday and event, but have been the ONLY band to do a live recording in the historic mansion!

This event is surely one not to be missed. Cover is free!

The Whitney Tea Service

If you haven't joined us for afternoon tea yet, this wintry weather and our NEW tea menu is the perfect excuse!

The Whitney

Tea Room

By Reservation: Tuesday through Friday,

Noon - 3 p.m.

Saturday Afternoon by Appointment Only.

Tea Service will include:

Two Select Blends of Whitney Signature Tea

(Decaffeinated and Regular)

First Course

Orange Cranberry Scone with

Devonshire Cream and Lemon Curd


Second Course (Chef Selection of 3)

Smoked Salmon

Cucumber and Dill

Smoked Turkey Tartlet

Apple, Walnut and Blue Cheese

Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream Sauce

Hot Vegetarian Quiche

Hot Spinach and Feta Cheese Wrapped in Phyllo

Third Course (choice of 2)

Chocolate Mousse Cup

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Seasonal Cheesecake with a Fresh Raspberry Garnish

$34 Per Person (includes tax and gratuity)

For Reservations Contact:

Ashley Carnaghi

313.832.5700 ext. 209 or acarnaghi @thewhitney.com

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wishing you a...

Happy Thanksgiving


The Whitney

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Your Holiday Party at The Whitney!

Looking for a place to celebrate the holidays with family, friends or coworkers?? The Whitney is just what you had in mind! Join us for a casual luncheon, an evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, or a fabulous dinner prepared by our most talented chefs.

For banquet information, contact our Sales and Marketing Department at 313.832.5700 ext. 208 or 209

We look forward to planning your special holiday event with yo

Friday, October 29, 2010


Today ONLY, visit Groupon.com and purchase a $40 gift certificate with an $80 value to be used at The Whitney!! You can't beat that price! And what a perfect holiday present for a friend, family member or Secret Santa recipient!

Gift certificate valid through March 1, 2011.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Whitney Gets Noteworthy Praise

You signed on to Zagat.com, you rated your favorite restaurants and you've all agreed, The Whitney is once again a favorite.

Check out this article from The Detroit News.

Thank you, Detroit!

October 27. 2010 3:52PM

Diners choose 20 Detroit-area restaurants for 2011 Zagat guide

Molly Abraham / Special to The Detroit News

Twenty Detroit-area restaurants have been named among "America's Top Restaurants" in the 2011 edition of the influential national Zagat guide. The slim maroon book, which rates 1,552 restaurants in 45 major cities, arrives in bookstores today.

The rankings represent the opinions of ordinary diners who register on Zagat.com to comment about the food, decor, service and cost of restaurants selected by editors of Zagat, one of the best known but most mispronounced names in the world of restaurant ratings — zuh-GAT (rhymes with cat) is the way to say it.

"Anyone who is passionate about food can be one of our surveyors," says Tiffany Herklots, communications director at Zagat.com. The 2011 guide ($15.95) represents a cross-section of the views and comments of more than 153,000 diners who have visited the restaurants they vote for in the past year.

Ten Detroit area restaurants achieved the top tier ranking of 28, 27 or 26 points out of a possible 30. That's pretty much as difficult as batting over .400. Another 10 local restaurants receive the designation of "other noteworthy places." That might seem akin to coming in second in a beauty contest, but it's solid recognition nonetheless.

Bacco Ristorante in Southfield and the Lark in West Bloomfield Township are the only local spots to get 28 points out of the possible 30. In the Zagat guide, Bacco fans call it "superb" and a place to "see-and-be-seen," while the Lark draws such comments as "still the top of the heap" and "old-school elegant."

Bill Roberts, the only local proprietor with not one, but two, restaurants in the top tier — the Beverly Hills Grill in Beverly Hills, which has made the list before, and Streetside Seafood in Birmingham, which shows up for the first time — says it's "thrilling" to be included.

"It's great to be acknowledged by our guests, who are the ones who write in and get the ratings to the guide," he says. "Our staff does such a good job. We tweak and change and try to make things better, and this sort of recognition makes it all worthwhile."

Guests of Streetside Seafood quoted in the guide call it "happening," "a neighborhoood favorite" and say it has "fantastic seafood."

Craig Common, chef/proprietor of the Common Grill in Chelsea, also is not a newcomer to the Zagat ratings yet excited to be included.

"This will probably be the sixth or seventh time, but I'm never tired of it," he says. "It's nice to be recognized, and it's a good feather in the cap of the staff. The guests who've supported us all these years will be excited, too." Comments from Common Grill patrons include "worth the drive" and "uncommonly good."

The Zagat guide originated in 1979 as a hobby for husband-and-wife team Tim and Nina Zagat, but now rates hotels and resorts as well as restaurants and has a staff of 100 in New York, an online shop and international scope.

With an e-mail address and ZIP code, diners can register at www.zagat.com to provide feedback about restaurants from a list created by Zagat editors in that area. There are two ways to contribute: by participating in surveys throughout the year, or going to a restaurant's Zagat property page and providing feedback after a dining experience. Restaurants with a lot of positive feedback are included in the "America's Top Restaurants 2011" guide, with some editorial discretion to include restaurants that are particularly well-known.

Zagat's Detroit top food rankings

The Lark, 6430 Farmington Road, West Bloomfield Township. (248) 661-4466. www.thelark.com

Bacco Ristorante, 29410 Northwestern Highway, Southfield. (248) 356-6600. www.baccoristorante.com

Common Grill, 112 S. Main St., Chelsea. (734) 475-0470. www.commongrill.com

Zingerman's Delicatessen, 422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor. (734) 663-3354. www.zingermansdeli.com

Cafe Cortina, 30715 W. 10 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 474-3033. www.cafecortina.com

Beverly Hills Grill, 31471 Southfield Road, Beverly Hills. (248) 642-2355. www.beverlyhillsgrill.com

Saltwater, 1777 Third St., Detroit. (313) 465-1646. www.mgmgranddetroit.com

West End Grill, 120 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. (734) 747-6260. www.westendgrillannarbor.com

Streetside Seafood, 273 Pierce St., Birmingham. (248) 645-9123. www.streetsideseafood.com

Logan, 115 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor. (734) 327-2313. www.logan-restaurant.com

Other noteworthy places

Assaggi Bistro, 330 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 584-3499. www.assaggibistro.com

Atlas Global Bistro, 3111 Woodward Ave., Detroit. (313) 831-2241. www.atlasglobalbistro.com

Capital Grille, 2800 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy. (248) 649-5200. www.thecapitalgrille.com

The Earle, 121 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor. (734) 994-0211. www.theearle.com

Eve, 1415 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor. (734) 222-0711. www.evetherestaurant.com

Hong Hua, 27925 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills. (248) 489-2280. www.honghuafinedining.com

Rattlesnake Club, 300 River Place, Detroit. (313) 567-4400. www.rattlesnakeclub.com

Roast, 1128 Washington Blvd., Detroit. (313) 961-2500. www.roastdetroit.com Rugby Grill, 100 Townsend St., Birmingham. (248) 642-5999. www.townsendhotel.com

The Whitney, 4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit. (313) 832-5700. www.thewhitney.com

From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20101027/ENT03/10270309/Diners-choose-20-Detr#ixzz155bGdgTL

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Whitney's "Haunted at The Mansion"

Inside these haunted walls the ghosts of David Whitney and his family are waiting to scare your socks off!

Give them the opportunity and join us on Devil's Night, Saturday, October 30 at the Whitney for the 3rd Annual "Haunted at The Mansion". The event takes place in our 115-year-old, massive 21,000 square foot, 52-room mansion equipped with 20 fireplaces, Tiffany stained glass windows, and even a secret vault!

Get fancy with it and reserve your exclusive VIP table, which includes two bottles of premium vodka, 10 VIP tickets, plush couches and a private server.


The success of last year's party is sure to carry over to this year so get your tickets and VIP table reservations now for the hottest ghoulish event of the season!

For tickets and reservations, visit http://www.neptix.com/events/2732/ or call 248.660.6890

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"Sweet Escape" for Sweetest Day

You've ordered the flowers, bought the chocolates and prepared your monologue of sweet-nothings for your sweetheart.....now your next step is to wine and dine them at The Whitney for a "Sweet Escape" on Sweetest Day, October 16th.

Adoring couples will enjoy a four-course menu* of delicious Whitney fare for $55 and live jazz on the first flour of the historic mansion.
Following dinner, guests are invited to attend an exclusive after party in the third-floor Ghostbar featuring a live jazz and a special guest appearance by R&B sensation Brian McKnight!
Tickets to the after party are $30 and can be purchased through The Whitney at 313.832.5700 OR by calling Lorenzo at 248.789.8773
Make this a night that you and your loved-one will remember!

*not including alcohol, tax or gratuity

Friday, September 17, 2010

Dining Dos and Don'ts

Metro Parent magazine has outlined the dos and don'ts of dining when it comes to children and The Whitney was front and center...literally. Check out the front cover and you will notice the beautiful scalloped ceiling from The Whitney's first floor Drawing Room. The article goes on to state that "it really depends on the child's temperament and interest in the experience" when it comes to fine dining.

Good temperament, bad temperament, The Whitney is just glad to have you and
your family as guests.

From Garden to Ghostbar

Our summer was hopping with outdoor parties in The Whitney's garden oasis, from Thursdays with Metro Times to jazz in the late afternoon sun. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end...well sort of. The weather is cooling off so our garden bar has now moved to our historic third-floor Ghostbar! It's the perfect place to bring a date or a group of friends for classic cocktails, delicious eats and Detroit's best jazz. Check it out!

Known Far and Wide

The Whitney is going international...well sort of. Jim Fox, a writer and member of the Visit Detroit magazine family, recently wrote an article titled '48 Hours in the Detroit'. The article featured a number of Metro Detroit's local favorites including Greenfield Village, The Riverwalk, Motown, classic cars and of course, The Whitney. It was quickly picked up by The London Free Press and ran on the front page of their Travel Section.

You can read the full article in The London Free Press below, but since then,
the article has run far and wide through syndication, including all major cities in Canada - Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, London, etc. and on the Sun/Quebecor Media website, Canoe.com, with links throughout
the world on other websites, such as USA Today.com, etc.

48 hours in <http://www.lfpress.com/travel/2010/08/04/14920806.html>
Detroit | Travel | London Free Press

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Detroit Restaurant Week at The Whitney

Detroit Restaurant Week has been a continuous success story here at The Whitney so once again we will happily join in to make the City of Detroit alive and buzzing with business, September 24 – October 3.

Our menu is sure to entice your senses and bring flavor to your palate. The enchanting atmosphere of the historic mansion will make your evening one to remember.

Guests will enjoy a three-course meal for only $28 (exclusive of beverages, tax and gratuity)

Make your reservations today by calling 313.832.5700!


First Course:

Soup of the Day
Chesapeake Blue Crab "cake"
Served with Sauce Remoulade, Siracha and Warm Spinach

The Whitney House Salad
Mixed Greens, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onions, Herbed Vinaigrette

Second Course:

Javanese Rack of Lamb
Served with Basmati Rice and Fresh Vegetables

Sauteed Michigan Perch
Buerre Noisette, Sauteed Spinach and Sweet Baby Carrot
Neo-Classic Chicken Cacciatore
Sweet Peppers, Fingerling Potatoes and Fresh Vegetables

Lemon Artichoke Risotto
Fresh Thyme and Shaved Romano
Char-Broiled Filet of Beef
Potato Puree, Fresh Vegetables and Demi-Glace

Third Course

Classic Creme Brulee
Fresh Berries and Vanilla Tuille

Chocolate Mousse

Fried Crepes, Fresh Strawberries

Add a Glass of Our House Wine
House Cabernet $6.00 House Chardonnay $6.00
House Merlot $6.00 House Riesling $6.00

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Whitney, Navigation Systems and Reviews!

Navigation systems in luxury vehicles are not only good at getting you
from point A to point B but they also lend a hand in deciding where
you should dine-out. The Whitney is getting rave reviews all over
town, literally, because of Zagat.com. So next time you're cruising
in your car, turn on your navigation and check out our review!
Here's a taste...

"Go to be treated like a royal," or at least "a lumber baron of yore", at
this Wayne State New American "grande dame" housed in an "opulent"
Victorian showplace that's "elegant in every regard" featuring Tiffany
chandeliers, stained-glass windows, marble fireplaces and rich woods
throughout; the desserts are "to die for", but the savories are "wonderful"
too, with lunch "an especially good deal."

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Celebrities in the House!

Hollywood has struck once again in Detroit and this time it was here at The Whitney! This past weekend, pop sensation and celebrity teen-queen, Miley Cyrus was here to film the English-language remake: LOL. After a full weekend of transforming The Whitney's third floor Ghostbar into an elaborate set, the crew was finally ready to film on Sunday. The day was filled with lights, cameras and busy film gurus but it was also a day to be remembered by The Whitney staff. Some sat and chatted with Miley as she waited for her cue and others stood smiling from a far. Either way, it was an exciting day to witness Hollywood in the making.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fusion Wednesdays Tonight at The Whitney!

Join us Tonight at The Whitney for Fusion Wednesdays!

There will be $3 Martinis starting at 5pm and Happy Hour from 4-6pm where drinks and appetizers from our Garden Menu are 1/2 off!

Enjoy the live Jazz music then try out your singing skills on the Open Mic! Dance lessons will also be held from 6-9pm!

We look forward to seeing you tonight for Fusion Wednesdays!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Tulips Will Soon Bid Us Adieu

In a few weeks, The Whitney will be replacing our beloved tulip center piece with a new display in the walkway in front of the restaurant. We have enjoyed having the tulips grace the mansion this summer. We can’t possibly count the number of photos our customers took standing in front of the Whitney and the over-sized annuals – many asking their server to take the picture of their entire group. Still, it was time for a change. Therefore, The Whitney will unveil brand new, enormous, totally awesome.... Nope, sorry - you will have to wait a few more weeks for the unveiling. Stay tuned - the Parade Company is in full production mode applying their incredible artistry and flare to create something truly unique for The Whitney!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Perfection Friday--Happening Tonight!

Start your weekend off right with us here at The Whitney! Join us tonight for "Perfection Friday" with The Allan Barnes Trio from 7pm-11pm, then dance the night away with music from our live DJ 11pm-2am! Free Entry until 10pm so be sure to get here early.

We look forward to seeing you tonight here at The Whitney!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Upcoming Bands Performing in The Whitney Garden!

Do you want to know when your favorite band will be performing here at The Whitney during our Thursday night Garden Parties? Check out the list below and start planning your evening with friends here in the gardens!


8/5/2010 Carolyn Striho, Troy Gregory

8/12/2010 Citizen Smile, Outrageous Cherry

8/19/2010 Cowboy Messiah, Justin Case and the Sorry Sinners

8/26/2010 Theo Katzman, Robots in the Garden


9/2/2010 Danny Kroha, My Dear Disco

9/9/2010 Timothy Monger (GLMS), Electric Firebabies

9/16/2010 Stoopz and Breeze, Front of Resistance

9/23/2010 Zoos of Berlin, Nervous But Excited

9/30/2010 The Crooks, The Sights

Remember, The Garden has Happy Hour every Tuesday-Friday from 4-6pm! Enjoy 1/2 off cocktails as well as appetizers!