Here are a few more excellent eateries that, like Silver Spoon, nestle in neighbourhoods not known for their culinary arts.
LEMON MERINGUE (2390 Bloor West, at Jane, 416-769-5757) By day an upscale patisserie and gourmet food shop, after 5 this chartreuse, candlelit room becomes a super neighbourhood boite with some of the best food for miles. Best: seared strip loin with smashed spuds, multi-mushroom mix and pearl-onion jus; roasted pear, Stilton and caramelized pecans over bitter arugula. Complete meals for $40 per person ($20 at lunch or brunch), including all taxes, tip and a glass of wine. Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday 5 to 10 pm, for lunch Tuesday to Friday 11 am to 3 pm, and for brunch Saturday only 10 am to 3 pm. Closed Sunday, Monday and holidays. Fully licensed. Smoke-free. Access: barrier-free, washrooms in basement. Rating: NNN