OK, it's that special season for the "bah humbugs" ... which places let you down the most in 2002? And please don't say "Jerry's Famous Deli" or the like, because you really should have known that going in. ;)
Rather, I'm talking about the places that, based on your *own* personal experience, completely failed to live up to the hype, or to the price tag, or both.
Here are the nominees from my own trial and (mostly) error ... feel free to send in your own for the collective benefit of our wallets and taste buds...
(from most to least egregious)
1. Airstream Diner
2. Giorgio Baldi
4. Parisian Room (now gone; not missed)
5. Talesai (Studio City)
10. La Serenata (Santa Monica)