Given the other two threads about restaurant you love that others hate and restaurants you hate that others love... are there restaurants that you had high expectations for and they lived up to it?
I'd have to say Rays the Steak. I'm not much of a meat eater to begin with and so many people gush about it but I was so pleasantly surprised that it did live up to the hype. I thought the steaks are perfectly cooked, loved the sides, thought the service was excellent. We did eat very early to avoid the rush but thought the whole experience was great.