The former Hotel Pontchartrain is now Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront. Its restaurant menu is described as American fusion, but draws on plenty of influences. A standout appetizer: a Japanese 'Okonomoyki' pancake with bacon, cabbage, blue crab, and a spicy mayo topping. The short list of entrées includes a short-rib risotto, rainbow trout, smoked lobster mac and cheese, and a seared filet with wild mushroom butter. Desserts are imaginative, as well.