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 flip flops, sneakers, athletic wear, ball caps or tattered jeans. Gentlemen are asked to wear collared shirts with sleeves 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 paid self-parking across Woodward.  

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

    The Qline now provides transportation along Woodward from West Grand Blvd. to Jefferson.  The Qline stops at the corner of Woodward and Canfield.  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.  The Garden offers it's own unique menu with specials throughout the week.  Ala Carte Brunch menu prices range fro $19 - $39. 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 everyday by reservation only. If you have a large (20 or more) group, we may be able make special timing 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 do I make reservations for The Woodward Room?

    Due to very limited seating capacity, reservations for The Woodward Room must be made over the phone.  Once seated in The Woodward Room, you can order the Prime Rib feature, or order from the regular menu.

  • Are you open for Lunch?

    We serve "Brunch" everyday from 9:00am - 1:30pm.  The menu features breakfast AND Lunch selections.