I read that the restaurant had opened, I had no idea it was opened yet so we went for my husband's birthday. The lobby of the hotel is gorgeous and the restaurant is very pretty. White high back chairs, windows across the front. A nice atmosphere. The food was really quite good, we started with a fried squash blossom stuffed with gouda cheese and ham that was delicious. They have a nice list of appetizers and a good selection of different salads. Even a kale and quinoa one. We tried the prosciutto salad which fun, shaved prosciutto on top of marscapone with some radishes and I think a little parmesan. It was salty, sweet, creamy and crunchy. I loved it, my husband is not a big prosciutto fan he finds it to chewy and fatty but he did sa it tasted good. The short rib on polenta was fantastic, rich, meaty just soul satisfying. The portion I thought was huge took the rest home and had it for lunch for two days. Jeff got the scallops which looked divine and according to him were. I tasted the lemongrass risotto they came on and it was wonderful. Our server was very good, knowledgeable, friendly she gave us a dessert since it was my husbands birthday. It was a yummy warm chocolaty nutty sponge cake served warm. The Jefferson House has a good wine list, very descriptive so you know exactly what that wine might taste like. Cocktails were made the way we like them cold and a good size. We had a lovely evening there. As I said the lobby is beautiful and the restrooms were also really really nice. A great addition to the Detroit restaurant scene. There is also a great looking bar on the first floor that we peeked into. Crowne Plaza seems to have done a good job on the old Ponchatrain Hotel.
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