I saw this posting on the NYC board and thought it might raise some lively debate.
For some reason, it seems hounds are a mite slow to admit when their favorite places have gone downhill, and also slow to accept that a new/different place is indeed great. Here are a few of my votes for places I've been that didn't meet expectations based on hound posts. Other opinions?
Under-rated - Cafe Moose for breakfast especially the Mexican side of the menu.
Over- rated - Most of the Italian restaurants in Seattle.