Detroit Restaurant Week: The Jefferson House

The Jefferson House Detroit

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.

Pontchartrain Hotel Detroit

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 Jefferson House Detroit

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.

The Jefferson House Detroit
 The Detroit Roll
(Prepared with spiced short rib, nori, cabbage stir-fry and spicy mayo)
The Jefferson House Detroit
Crab Japanese Pancake (Okonomiyaki)
(Prepared with bacon, cabbage, blue crab and spicy mayo)
The Jefferson House Detroit

Berkshire Farm Pork Tenderloin
(Served with five-herb pesto, goat cheese spread and chocolate wild mushroom sauce)

The Jefferson House Detroit

Chambord Creme Brulee

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