Best Of 2015

Best Splurge with a View: Top of the Pontch

2 Washington Blvd., Detroit; 313-782-4313;

Both the food and the view of sparkling Windsor and the river are glorious, so the only thing stopping you from choosing the Pontch for your Big Night is the size of your splurge budget. If that’s an oxymoron, go for delectable duck, sublime scallops, the osso buco, the octopus, the lamb shank, the risotto, or the lobster that pops up all over the menu, from bisque to $85 tail. Sure, the interior space is laughably ugly, but keep your eyes on the horizon and away from the bottom line.