It’s that time a year again – Detroit Restaurant Week! It’s that rare opportunity to go to the fanciest restaurants in the city for a very affordable price. Even with our budget you can’t beat $30 for a three course meal. This year we decided to try something very new. The Jefferson House has only been open a few months but based on our meal Saturday I foresee a long and bright future.
The Jefferson House will certainly benefit from it’s prime location inside the Pontchartrain Hotel across the street from Cobo. The hotel re-opened in 2013 after several years of being unoccupied. The renovations are gorgeous and based on the scent of chlorine in the lobby I’m pretty sure they have a pool (a rarity in the city).
The restaurant is beautiful and patio seating is available for nice weather. It was an unexpectedly warm and sunny weekend and some people were eating outside but we decided to remain indoors. Danny was particularly intrigued by The Jefferson House because the chef is 25 years old! Justin Vaiciunas did a fabulous job and even stopped by our table to ask how we were enjoying our meal. We had only good things to report. The meal was delicious and very satisfying. We will definitely go back and would encourage others to try it out.