Some new restaurants I want to try:
Rheon Cafe, which opens its actual cafe today! Located in Soho and features a menu created by consulting chef Hisanobu Osaka, formerly of Morimoto. Roast duck sandwich with cucumber and miso? On housemade bread? I'm there.
Bacaro in the Lower East Side - more Italian yumminess (small plates) with huge wine selection. Great for groups I've heard, and the space used to be an aquarium. Even better.
Belcourt in the East Village. Mark Hamilton spent two years on an olive farm in Tuscany. I've never heard of him but now I'm dying to try some.