We checked with Trip Advisor, even though we are locals, to help us decide where to go one recent evening. Buffalo is blessed with a surprisingly good selection of great restaurants. We ended up going to Hutch's. It was outstanding. What is surprising is that the current Trip Advisor has Hutch's listed at number 16 in Buffalo, and that is ridiculous. Locals might disagree about the order in which the top 5 should be listed, but Hutch's would be in the top five on any list prepared by those who have been to them all. There is a menu, but there is also an extensive list of specials. It keeps things from getting dull, and both the regular menu items and specials are almost always outstanding. I had a halibut dish from the specials menu. The halibut was pan seared and had great flavor. It was accompanied by sugar snap peas and the "starch" was pureed celery root. Everything was perfectly prepared and just delicious. My wife had a Moroccan style salmon, again from the list of specials, and she raved. No adventures in the dessert department, however, Hutch's is well known for its almond lace cookie cup. We like to think the fruit is healthy. The sugary, buttery, crisp cookie cup, the whipped cream and the bed of caramel sauce not so much, but it is certainly a candidate for best dessert ever. The only problem with Hutch's is that it can be noisy when busy and it is always busy. This place would be among the best restaurants in any city.