This is my second annual thread on the topic, and the premise is simple. Please list the best new restaurants, you went there for the first time this year, of 2006. Some on my list came from the 2005 thread.
I was fortunate to travel extensively in 2006, so my list is somewhat long.
1) Zula - Houston, TX Worthy of rating
2) Damians - Houston, TX North Itl, to die for
3) Lola - Dallas, TX Food & wine list both good
4) Zizikis - Dallas, TX Greek cuisine
5) Marios - Nashville, TN North Itl, incredible
6) Suilan - Atlantic City Asian fusion, great t
7) Spechio - Atlantic City North Itl,great
8) Riccis - Wash DC North Itl, to die for
9) Sobys - Greenville, SC Contemporary
10) Restaurant O - Greenville, SC Steakhouse
11) Tribeca Grill - NYC Excellent wine list
12) Buddakan - NYC Asian fusion, great
13) Mesa Grill - NYC Southwest, Bobby Flay
Hopefully, many of you discovered some great new places and can add to the list.