Friday, December 30, 2011

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Friday, December 23, 2011

5...4...3...2..1.. Happy Whitney New Year!

The countdown to 2012 is approaching quickly and reservations for New Years Eve at The Whitney are filling up fast. The Whitney will be offering three dinner seatings as well as a New Years Eve Celebration party. A four course meal with wine pairings will be served during each seating at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 9 p.m. The New Years Eve celebration party begins at 10 p.m. and will include live music, hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast at midnight, and open call bar from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. For more details and pricing information, please call The Whitney at 313.832.5700. We hope to see you there!

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Whitney Celebrates the New Year

It's said the way you spend New Years Eve foreshadows how the pending new year will pan out. That being said, who wouldn't want 2012 to be as fabulous as a night spent at The Whitney? The Whitney will be offering three dinner seatings and an all-access New Years Eve party December 31st. The dinner seatings will be at 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m., with the New Years Eve Celebration Party beginning at 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.. Please call The Whitney for pricing details and to place a reservation. We promise a New Years Eve at The Whitney will be one to remember!

Details on each individual seating:

4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
To include:
4 course meal with wine pairing
Live pianist

9:00 p.m.
To include:
4 course meal with wine pairing
Live music
Access to New Years Eve Celebration Party until 2:00 a.m.
Open Call Bar
Champagne Toast at Midnight

10:00 p.m. New Years Eve Celebration Party
To include:

Open Call Bar until 2:00 a.m.
Hors d'oeuvres
Champagne Toast at Midnight
Live Music from 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Wild Game Dinner

With the end of hunting season drawing near it's time for the Whitney chefs to show off their skills when preparing wild game. The Whitney will be hosting a Wild Game Dinner on Wednesday, November 30th at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will consist of a four course meal with wine and beer pairings at a cost of $65.00 per person. We welcome you to join us and enjoy a taste of nature!

Monday, November 21, 2011

December at The Whitney

The month of December is quickly approaching. Please join The Whitney for our Saturday and Sunday "Santa Brunch". Our Santa brunch will feature our brunch buffet along with our Santa available for pictures. Please contact The Whitney at 313.832.5700 for reservations available on Saturday, December 17th and 24th, as well as Sunday, December 4th, 11th and 18th.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Whitney for the holidays

Fall is in now in full swing and it is time to start thinking about planning your Holiday Parties at The Whitney. The Whitney offers an array of options to ensure you get just the type of event you're looking for to celebrate the Holiday Season. All bookings can be made through The Whitney's Banquet and Sales Department. Do not hesitate to call with any inquiries or questions, we look forward to hearing from you!

On a separate note, The Whitney will be hosting the VIP guests the morning before the Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. The Whitney offers them a warm place to stay before their chilly walk down Woodward.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall is now upon us...

The Whitney is proud to be celebrating it's 25th anniversary this fall. Through the months of October and November the Whitney will be offering four specialty menus. These menus allow guests to experience old and new Whitney favorites. We welcome you to come and enjoy the history of the Whitney this fall.

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Whitney Turns 25!

The Whitney is thrilled to be celebrating it's 25th Anniversary. As part of the celebration through the months of October and November The Whitney will be offering four specialty menus in addition to the regular dinner menu. These specialty menus will unite the best of The Whitney's past and present dining fare. The Whitney is excited to celebrate it's first 25 years and looks forward to serving you at least 25 more!

Friday, September 16, 2011

DIFFA at The Whitney

Thursday, September 22nd, DIFFA, Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids, will be holding a fundraiser to benefit the Michigan AIDS coalition. The Whitney is honored to be providing food for the event, as well as hosting the After Party in the Whitney Garden.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Canine to Five

The Whitney is proud to host the Canine to Five event Tuesday, September 20th. Canine to Five is Detroit's most celebrated dog daycare, boarding, and grooming facility. The event will take place from 6:30 until 10:00 where guests will be welcome to bring their dogs to enjoy The Whitney Garden with them. For more information on the event Canine to Five can be reached at 313.831.DOGS.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Leaves will be Changing Color Very Soon...

Summer is coming to an end, but there is still time to participate in the summer festivities happening at The Whitney. Metro Times will continue hosting The Whitney Garden Parties through the month of September. Every Thursday from 5:30 til 8:00 p.m. we welcome you to enjoy food, drink, and live music in the Whitney Garden. Don't miss out on all the great bands left to perform!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

TRAFFIC at The Whitney

Come and dance the night away at The Whitney's "Traffic"

Wear the colors that represent your relationship status:
RED: "Stop" In a relationship
YELLOW: "Caution" It's complicated
GREEN: "Go for it" Single and ready to mingle!

This is a 21+ event

Music by DJ's Chuck D and John Larson

Presented by Jody Haddad, Michael Zogratos, Craig Jelinek and Kevin Cermak

VIP tables and cabanas available- 248.566.4499

Hope to see you all there!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Come Out and Party in the Whitney Garden!

The weather forecast is looking great for our Garden Party this evening! Tonight's performance will be by Katie Grace, starting at 5:30. Come on out and enjoy the music. Don't forget, there is never a cover charge, and we have drink and food specials from 4 until 6! We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Whitney and the Michigan Humane Society's Animal House Party

The Whitney is proud to support the Michigan Humane Society in holding the annual Animal House Party this Saturday, August 6th. The party starts at 8 pm and there will be food, drink, and music to enjoy. All proceeds will go to the Michigan Humane Society. This is one event this summer you do not want to miss!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Whitney July 21 Garden Party

The Whitney has been overtaken by the sauna of the Midwest heat wave! The July 21 Garden Party has been cancelled due to an excessive heat warning across Metro Detroit. Garden Parties will resume next Thursday where the party will be hot and the drinks will be cold!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Join us in the Whitney Garden tonight!

The Metro Times hosts our Whitney Garden Party tonight from 5:30-8 p.m. Get ready to party with the band, House Phone, tonight in the Whitney Garden. Happy Hour runs from 4-6 p.m. You do not want to miss out on all the fun!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July 7th Garden Party

The Whitney Garden welcomes you today, July 7th, to come and enjoy our Whitney Garden Party featuring food, drink, and the musical talents of Doop and The Inside Outlaws. Hosted by Metro Times, the party runs from 5:30-8:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sunday Brunch at The Whitney

Please come join The Whitney for our delicious Sunday Brunch on July 10th from 11:00am to 2:00pm. We look forward to seeing all of you there!

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Whitney Gets Wild at the Detroit Zoo

The Whitney is proud to be a part of the Detroit Zoo's 2011 "Sunset at the Zoo", an evening to celebrate and benefit the Detroit Zoological Society. We will be featuring our signature Whitney Carrot Cake for the guests enjoyment.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Garden Parties at The Whitney

We are happy to announce our first Garden Party of the year was a booming success this past Thursday, June 9th. The Whitney Garden will be holding Garden Parties hosted by Metro Times every Thursday this summer from 5-8 p.m. Please stop in to enjoy the live music, food, and drinks The Whitney Garden has to offer.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer at The Whitney

The Whitney Garden is now open! Please join us in the oasis of the city. Happy hour begins at 4:00pm and ends at 6:00pm Tuesday-Friday. Garden parties are being held every Thursday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm Hosted by Metro Times. There will be no cover, live music and drink specials!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Whitney Garden is ready for you!

That's right, The Whitney Garden is looking greener than ever and with a new Garden Menu and drinks for all to enjoy. Come join us for Happy Hour Tuesday through Friday from 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. or stop in for our lively Garden Parties every Thursday starting June 9th from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. Garden Parties include free admission, happy hour specials, and groovy music! It's all first come, first serve so we hope to see you strolling through The Whitney Garden very soon!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter is coming up quick...

The breeze blowing through Midtown is beginning to warm up for Spring and the Easter Bunny has already made plans to hop by The Whitney on Easter Sunday. Make your reservations today (seating is limited) to enjoy our famous Sunday Brunch, which includes endless mimosas and a new Bloody Mary bar for guests over 21 years old.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Detroit Restaurant Week is in full swing...

Detroit Restaurant Week is in full swing, but don’t worry there are still three more days to enjoy our delicious deals. We welcome guests from all over Metro Detroit to enjoy a hearty three-course meal for $28 (excluding beverage, gratuity and tax). We enjoy seeing familiar faces but are excited to welcome new friends. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to experience The Whitney!

MASH Magazine at The Whitney

It’s a great time to live in Detroit!

MASH Magazine, the newest edition to Detroit’s media family, celebrated their launch party this past Thursday on the second floor and in the Ghostbar. Mashawnta Armstrong, editor-in-chief and publisher was thrilled to have her guests experience an evening of music, food and networking with Detroit’s most sought-after beauty, fashion and design professionals. Portions of the event’s proceeds benefited Detroiter Laura Oliveto’s Cancer Survivorship Fund.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Dear Friends of The Whitney

Thank you for purchasing a Groupon last week!  

Whether it's lunching with an old friend, enjoying a special dinner with a loved one, relaxing in our third-floor Ghostbar with some spirits (no pun intended) or bringing the family in for our Sunday Brunch Buffet, your Groupon is perfect for all occasions!

Not sure of our hours?

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday, 11:30a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday, 5:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
Brunch: Sunday, 11:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Happy Hour in the Ghostbar: Tuesday - Friday, 4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.

Groupon can not be redeemed on holidays, such as Mother's Day and Easter, or during Detroit Restaurant Week (April 1 - 10, 2011). 

For reservations, call (313) 832-5700 or click on the link below...


The Whitney Chefs have created an amazing three-course menu for only $28!  
Have you made your reservations yet??

First Course
(choice of)
Soup of the Day 

Tomato Basil Salad
Spinach, Mozzarella, Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

Lobster Crepes
With Caramelized Fennel, Ricotta, Crème Fraíche, Orange Brandy Sauce

Second Course
(choice of)
Grilled Filet
Pablano Risotto, Lime Aioli, Mango Salsa

Truffle Gnocchi
Caramelized Onions, Shitake Mushrooms, White Asparagus Sauce 

Chorizo Stuffed Quail
Soba Noodles, Lemongrass Broth, Leeks, Red Peppers

Sea Scallops
Carrot Cardamom Puree, Tabiko Caviar, Truffle Potato Strings

Third Course
(Choice of)
The Whitney Carrot Cake
The Whitney cheesecake

Crab Cakes  10
 Lobster Tail  12
Crab Meat  8
U:12 Shrimp  5
Asparagus  6
Twice Baked Potatoes  6
 Sautéed Mushrooms  7
 Bacon and Blue Cheese  5

General Manager:  Khalid Diab
*Consumer Advisory: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, or shellfish may increase your
risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.  All food is cooked to order.

The Whitney 4421 Woodward Avenue Detroit MI. 48201  313.832.5700

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
The Whitney will be featured as Groupon's Daily Deal!
Purchase a coupon for $35 with a $70 value! And just a little added bonus, redeem the coupon at The Whitney, Tuesday-Thursday for a value of $80!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

HOUR Detroit Best Of 2011

The polls are now open!!

We invite you to visit HOUR Detroit where you can play favorites and
vote for The Whitney
in all of the following categories...

General Excellence

Dinner Before A Show



Sunday Brunch


Best Outdoor Seating

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Detroit 187 Celebrates at The Whitney

It's no secret that metro Detroit has become the film industry's hot spot for production and we hope to keep it that way! With that said, ABC's hit show, Detroit 187, just finished their Season One filming and we had the privilege of hosting their 'wrap party' here at The Whitney.
Oh what a party it was!

Thank you, Detroit 187, for choosing The Whitney and we look forward to having you back in our beautiful city for Season Two.

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Whitney WINS 'City's Best' Award

The votes are in! !

Once again, The Whitney was voted
'2011 City's Best' Best Romantic Restaurant in Detroit by AOL fans.
Isn't it about time you visit us and see what everyone is talking about?
Make your reservations today at 313.832.5700 or through

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Thanks to all you lovebirds out there that made our
Valentine's Weekend a smashing success!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


The Whitney will be CLOSED tonight for dinner and tomorrow ALL DAY. We will reopen for lunch and dinner on Thursday, February 3. HAPPY SNOW DAY!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


We've arrived at that point in Winter when the bitter cold days are still quite short, the excitement of the holidays is over and warm summer days are far from insight. Fortunately, we have the perfect solution for your mid winter blues. Join us at The Whitney where you can warm your spirits with delicious cocktails and HALF OFF FOOD
Tuesday- Friday from 4-6p.m in our third-floor

On Friday evenings, check out the musically-talented
Kimberly Fairchild,
variety vocalist, in the Ghostbar from 7-11p.m. Then on Saturday, join us for Detroit's hottest jazz band,

The Coachmen, who play from 6-10p.m.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Valentine's Day Weekend at The Whitney

On Valentine's Day weekend, February 11-February 14, we welcome you and your loved one to wine and dine in the most romantic spot in town, The Whitney!

Our Chef's have created an amazing four-course menu (accompanied by wine-pairing) for the evening so don't miss this opportunity to make some lasting memories.

First Course

(choice of)

Lobster Bisque

With Lobster Claw

Roasted Beet Salad

Second Course

(choice of)

Braised Short-Rib

Brussel Sprouts, Baby Turnips, Purple Potatoes

Procuito Wrapped Asparagus

Custard Cream Sauce

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Candied Walnuts and Chive Cream Sauce

Third Course

(Choice of)


Caramelized Onions, Arugula and Sherry Cream Sauce

6 oz. Espresso Rubbed Tenderloin and Polenta Cake

Grand Marnia Reduction, Asparagus

Red Snapper

Warm Cous Cous Salad, Smoked Red Peppers, Taragon Buree Blanc

Duck Breast- Cassoulet

Black Cherries and Chamborg Reduction

Fourth Course

Trio of Desserts

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


For the last few months, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians have been on strike and we've been waiting in anticipation for the day when an agreement is made and they're back doing what they do best. Until then, we've gotten word of a few shows that have not been affected by the strike.

On Friday, February 4 at 8p.m., "Four Generations of Miles Davis", a tribute to the legend Miles Davis, will be at the DSO.

Our package to this, and other shows, includes:

Dinner for two at The Whitney
2 Main Floor Seats to the show
Complimentary Valet

Dinner includes your choice of salad, entrée and dessert before or after the concert. To make reservations please call Ashley Carnaghi at 313.832.5700 ext. 209

The Whitney will make all ticket arrangements for you and will have your tickets available upon your arrival.

Please allow two hours between your reservation and the concert. In other words, no reservation will be accepted for DSO ticket holders after 6:00pm on Thursday and Friday.


Wondering what's new and exciting at The Whitney?? Click on the link below to read our January newsletter!