Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits: The Whitney Restaurant in Detroit

 

The Whitney Restaurant, one of Detroit's jewels, has been completely renovated is quickly becoming a dining destination in Detroit. Originally a mansion built for David Whitney, one of Detroit's lumber barons of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, The Whitney is located in Detroit's Midtown near Wayne State University. 

Built in 1884 at a cost of $400,000, the mansion includes over 21,000 square feet with 52 rooms, 218 windows, 20 fireplaces and an elevator; as well as a 6,000 square foot carriage house. Over the years, the Whitney Mansion has been the home of the Wayne County Medical Society and the Visiting Nurses Association. It was purchased in 1980 by Richard Kughn and transformed into a restaurant in 1986. In 2007, another Detroit supporter, Bud Liebler, bought The Whitney and restored it to its present splendor. The Whitney continues to be a treasured Detroit icon.

The staff at the Whitney is preparing for a wonderful Mother's Day celebration; reservations are being accepted for the special menu for the special day.

The Whitney restaurant is on Woodward Avenue in the heart of Detroit's cultural center.

The Whitney
4421 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-5700

You can email The Whitney at info@thewhitney.com

 

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