Do you go to a certain food joint/restaurant for particular things that you really enjoy and yet they never seem to be that busy? For example, and I may get hounded for this, but I really enjoy Zing at Bloor and Yonge. I think they have great szechuan green beans and I enjoy their soups. They don't seem as busy as they should be to me and they had another location at one time at Yonge and Eglinton that didn't make it.
I also love the pad thai at Nachos on King, east of Yonge (used to be Thai Thai Cafe), but could do without most of what else is on the menu. Their pad thai rates as one of the best I've ever had though and it has been consistent for years.
Do you know of places that make one or several things really good (they don't have to excel at everything) that you feel you should spread the word about?