I write in frustration. It seems these days that whether you go to a French, Italian, or American restaurant in the U.S. -- the kind of restaurant with entrees in the $20 to $30 range -- you wind up with precisely the same kind of main course: a piece of grilled/braised meat or grilled/steamed fish carefully balanced atop a mound of semi-exotic starch and wilted vegetable. This is usually surrounded by a moat of reduced wine or balsamic. I find this Ur-dish painfully boring: 1) I've had it a million times; 2) It lacks any discernable regional idiosyncracy or pungency; 3)It tends to lack any texture beyond the mushy, mushy-chewy, and mushy-flaky.
Is there a word for this kind of contemporary middle-brow default cuisine?