20 Best New Restaurants of 2006

The valley's finest new restaurants.




Considering the breadth and depth of 20 new restaurants that opened in 2006, desert dining sizzles! New ventures range from ambitious reinventions at existing haunts to a new restaurant designed specifically for its famous namesake.

Ethnic favorites such as Mexican, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese are on the rise, often combined as “fusion” concepts. From repositioning the classic American steakhouse to setting new contemporary regional benchmarks, our valley is ripe for creative competition and has an appreciative, discerning audience. In almost every desert city, new dining adventures have proven to be bold, experimental, and satisfying.

With so many dynamic new restaurants across the valley, the desert is indeed becoming a diversely cultivated community.

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Palm Springs Restaurants
Cathedral City Restaurants
Rancho Mirage Restaurants
Palm Desert Restaurants
La Quinta Restaurants


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Palm Springs Best of the Best

Azul
369 N. Palm Canyon Drive
325-5533

Mariposa
Mercado Plaza
155 S. Palm Canyon Drive
322-9654

Peaks the Restaurant and
Pines the Café
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
One Tramway Road
325-1391

Riccio’s Steak
and Seafood Restaurant
495 N. Palm Canyon Drive
325-3111

Roscoe’s Grill
665 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs
322-6500


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Cathedral City Best of the Best

Trilussa Ristorante
Pickfair Promenade
68-718 Highway 111
328-2300


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Rancho Mirage Best of the Best

Beefsteak Fine Food & Wine
The Atrium
69-930 Highway 111
328-9814

Bing Crosby’s Restaurant &
Piano Lounge
71-743 Highway 111
674-5764

Grand China Wok
42-540 Bob Hope Drive
776-1650

Sage Bar and Grill
Agua Caliente Casino
32-250 Bob Hope Drive
202-6036

Villa Abbate
69-820 Highway 111
321-6835


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Palm Desert Best of the Best

Cali Pasta
The Gardens on
El Paseo
773-5004
425 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs
322-0444

Chicago Freddie’s
74-450 Highway 111
346-1565

Fusion One 11
73-850 Highway 111
341-5903

Mallard’s
73-101 Highway 111
773-5757

Trattoria Tiramisu
72-655 Highway 111
773-9100


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La Quinta Best of the Best

Amoré Ristorante Italiano and Amoré’s Italian Deli
47-474 Washington Street
777-1315

Desert Sage Restaurant and Bar
78-085 Avenida
La Fonda
564-8744

Twenty 6
La Quinta Resort
& Club
49-499 Eisenhower Drive
564-7600 or
564-5720


 

 

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