Had some decent meals in this town, but nothing transcendent.
Kool Beanz has gone downhill since Nick, the old chef, left for Miami.
Cypress remains consistent but pricey and without much variance.
Sage was underwhelming, although they tried.
Cluster and Hops was a bit too precious and over-prepared (finishing sauces, etc.).
Chez Pierre is a frat house fiasco.
Kitcho is above average but nothing special.
So far, out-of-the-way Spring Creek Restaurant remains my top choice...but how often must I eat fried fish?
Full disclosure: I'm a native New Yorker, so my bar is rather high.
That said ... is there any hidden gem I've missed? And, will Liam's make up for this lack of sophistication?