Coincidentally, I ate at AIX yesterday for a $100 lunch and 2 hours of my time that I really want back. The service was deplorable, the menu (the lunch menu anyway) sucks, and the food was mediocre at best. They gutted their wine list, there were only two things I recognized on the whole list, everything else was that <$10/bottle low-end small producer California crap, e.g. questionable quality but high profit-margin for them.
And I never knew there was such a thing as a $14 grilled cheese sandwich, so I figured I ought to try it out for kicks. It was literally the same grilled cheese you'd make in your kitchen in 5 minutes, spruced up with some stale allegedly-homemade chips and a pretensious menu description. And an hour-long wait to get it.
It has been awhile since I'd been there, and we were driving by so I figured what the heck. About halfway through, at the point where there only thing you could do was either walk out or laugh about it (and since we were still hungry we chose the latter) I remembered why I quit going there in the first place. At this point, I'll try Vino's out of retribution!