FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • Do we need a reservation?

    A reservation is suggested, however we always try to accommodate walk-ins.  Reservations are required for High Tea and Champagne Tours.

  • May I request a specific room or table?

    We will attempt to accommodate all table requests. Private rooms may be available for larger parties. Please alert our hostess to any special requests when making the reservation.

  • Does The Whitney enforce a Dress Code?

    We recommend Business/Country Club casual attire. The Whitney does not require jackets for gentlemen, but we do not allow sandals, sneakers, athletic wear, ball caps or tattered jeans. Gentlemen are asked to wear collared shirts and check their caps when dining in the mansion. Ladies... no athletic wear, sweatshirts, sneakers or ball caps. 

  • Does The Whitney do anything special for birthdays?

    We can arrange for birthday candles, the name of the birthday person, or a unique design to be incorporated in your dessert selection. Our reservation staff will be happy to provide details.

  • Is there a charge for valet?

    The Whitney is a valet only restaurant. The Whitney charges a nominal fee of $7.00 for valet. There is a $5.00 self-parking lot across Woodward.  

  • Does The Whitney offer a shuttle to Detroit events and attractions?

    Please inquire when booking your reservation. We are also happy to help arrange private transportation and guests are welcome to leave their cars in our valet lot during outside events. Please be sure to find out what time our lot will be closing on the day of your reservation.

  • What can I expect to pay?

    Dinner is ala carte, with entrees priced between $29 - $45.  There is a three course menu offered in the Garden only, priced at $29 per person.  Sunday Brunch is $39 for adults and $19 for children 10 and under.  Prices will change for Holiday and Special Event Brunches.  

  • How far in the future may I make my reservation?

    The Whitney takes reservations anytime up to a year in advance for large groups reservations. It is recommended that individual reservations reserve at least two weeks before the reservation date. Signed contracts and applicable deposits may be required to hold large group reservations. Please contact our sales and marketing department at 313-832-5700 for group reservation details. Walk-ins are always welcome.

  • Does The Whitney offer vegetarian dishes?

    Yes, The Whitney will always have a vegetarian entrée on the menu.

  • Is The Whitney handicapped accessible?

    Yes, The Whitney has a ramp in the back of the building (ask the Valet to direct you upon arrival) and an elevator inside the Mansion.

  • What days does The Whitney close for business?

    Generally, Memorial Day, The Fourth of July, Labor Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day. There are also unique occasions when the Mansion may close for a private event.  Please contact us regarding specific holiday closings.

  • When may I use a coupon or other promotional discount?

    Every coupon or discount promotion clearly states the valid dates for usage. Once expired, these discounts are no longer valid. Read your discount promotion carefully for terms and conditions. Only one discount or promotion may be used at any single visit to The Whitney per table or per group.

  • Can I bring my own food and/or beverage to The Whitney?

    The only outside food we allow is special occasion cakes provided by a licensed Bakery. There will be a cake service fee involved. Please note The Whitney is happy to provide you with one of our specialty cakes. Please contact us for pricing and information. Ala Carte guests guests may bring their own bottle of wine with a $25 per bottle corkage fee.

  • Can we schedule High Tea for Saturday, or another time of day?

    We serve High Tea at 2:00 on Monday through Friday and Saturday at 1:00. If you have a large (10 or more) group, we can make special arrangements.

  • Can we just come in and walk around the Mansion?

    You are welcome to stroll the Mansion when you’re visiting us for Brunch or Dinner, but we limit access to planned tours during non-business hours. Flash, or professional photography of any kind is by appointment only.

  • What's the Champagne Tour like?

    You will be guided through the entire Mansion by a knowledgeable member of our staff and given information on the Whitney Family, the History of the building and it's uses through the years. Champagne (or Non-Alcoholic Champagne) is served at the start of the Tour.

  • How big does my group need to be to open for a Private Breakfast or Lunch?

    Generally 20-25+, but feel free to call our one of our event coordinator for specifics.

  • What is the entertainment line-up for the Garden Parties?

    June 18 - The Webbs (Bluegrass/psych):  This psychedelic bluegrass trio is fronted by Andie Webb who has a buttery and warm voice that would be enjoyable even if she was singing the phone book. She's jointed by Tracy Webb and Scotty Karate a variety of instruments. 
    www.thewebbsdetroit.com
     June 25 - Britney Stoney (Neo-soul/Alt-folk):   Singer, songwriter, producer and  guitarist born raised in Detroit, Britney Stoney is a 2014 Kresge music fellow and most recently a playwright. She began her performance career at local open mics but has now been featured on several news stations, played at festivals across metro Detroit, and opened up for Ziggy Marley. Stoney is deeply inspired by the human experience and hopes to empower all listeners. She aspires to be a role model for Detroit's emerging artists and an ambassador for Detroit's art.
    https://www.facebook.com/BritneyStoney?fref=ts
     July 2 - Oscillating Fan Club (Rock) and TBA:  One of the stars of Bellyache Records, this shakeable rock and roll band from Ferndale pulls from many pop and alternative influences from the Beatles to the Talking Heads. 
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Oscillating-Fan-Club/214509177040?fref=ts
     July 9 - Ryan Dillaha & the Miracle Men (Rock):  This working class, whiskey-soaked rock band has made a good name for itself around town since debuting in 2012. The band, led by songwriter and front man Ryan Dillaha is gearing up to release its first album later this year. 
    https://www.facebook.com/RyanDillaha?fref=ts
     July 16 - TBA
    July 23 - Big Will and the 360 Degrees Band (Top 40/R&B/Pop):  As versatile as they are entertaining this long-standing group is fronted by former Sun Messengers member William Elijah.
    http://www.bigwillonline.com
     July 30 - Desolation Angels (Alt-Country/Americana):  Alternative country band with a Detroit rock and roll heart.
    www.facebook.com/desolationangelsdetroit
    www.desolation-angels.com
     Aug. 6 - School of Rock Rochester House Band (Rock/Pop):  Teenage students from the Rochester School of Rock.
    Direct contact: Eddie Baranek eddiebaranek@gmail.com 
    Aug. 13 - Annabelle Road (Country):  This young country group has a Carrie Underwood-meets-Johnny Cash-by way of-Skynard sound that's as big as the room. 
     Aug. 20 - Duende (Roots/Americana):  Sensibilities for stately, suited up country rock got splashed with the tie-dyed hallucinogens of psychedeliaʼs surreal glee, but thatʼs just a coating atop their penchants for Delta and juke-joint blues, theatrical murder-ballad inclined folk and grimy psychobilly. With Duende, you’re at a different kind of Crossroads – playing ring-around-the-rosy with R.L. Burnside, The Cramps, Link Wray and maybe even Screaming Jay Hawkins. And the Devil might be there, too, keeping time with his hoof stomps. Zesty, no? 
    Aug. 28 - MPV with Cheerleader (Alternative Rock):  Formerly known as My Pal Val, but now stylized as MPV, this passionate rock trio has chops and a growing fan base. The band's recently-released EP "In Lust We Trust" is a tough and sweet nod to '90s alternative rock. They bring with them Cheerleader, a Flint-based all female trio with a DIY, riot girl style.