OK, so there's no shortage of threads here about places that were hyped to the moon and got your hopes up (and wallets opened), only to be total letdowns. So in the interest of fairness, which places did you try this year (probably because you were dragged there by someone else) muttering "oh boy, is this ever gonna suck" .... only to be mercifully proven wrong?
To start the ball rolling:
1. Tin Roof Bistro, Manhattan Beach
2. Tommy Bahama, Palm Desert
3. B-Man's, Duarte