Cardinal Rule's Katie James serves up her original Maki N' Cheese.
5 Roncesvalles, 647-352-0202, cardinalrulerestaurant.com
Following in the pioneer spirit of the Peter Pan and the Swan, Katie James and Marta Kusel have transformed a down-on-its-luck diner into an offbeat dinner destination. Sure, the retro room's a little funkier than what the 1 per cent might expect if they were ever to stumble this far down Queen Street (dig that argyle paint job!), but their carte, much of it vegan and/or gluten-free, couldn't be more on trend if it tried. Factor in meat loaf muffins and deep-fried "sushi" fashioned from Kraft Dinner and it's little wonder that this Cardinal truly rules.
Liberty Belle Bistro
133 Jefferson, 647-352-3553, libertybellebistro.com