1) Lower East Side: The Manhattan location of the Greenpoint seafood restaurant Lobster Joint quietly opened last week, according to Bowery Boogie. The menu isn't online yet, but the original location on Manhattan Avenue serves up lobster rolls, burgers, and sandwiches, plus soups, mac and cheese, and the like. Status: Soft Open; 201 E Houston St.
2) Tribeca: Tribeca Citizen notices a brand-spankin'-new sake bar called Shigure that's quietly opened on Church Street. It's in the space above B Flat that was most recently the home of Ristorante Aglio. Status: Soft Open; 277 Church St.
3) Upper East Side: A new location of the burger chain The Burger Bistro has opened on the Upper East Side. This is the third location of the Bay Ridge-born build-your-own-burger concept that allows diners to choose from a few dozen cheeses and toppings, several sauces, and five different breads to make a customized burger. Status: Certified Open; 1663 First Ave., 646-368-1134.
4) Clinton Hill: A new café called The Joint has opened in a Myrtle Avenue space that still has the bones from its life as a speakeasy back in the '30s. Owned by Taryn Groth and Tanya Rynd (the latter a co-owner of Superfine in Dumbo), the café serves up coffee and espresso drinks, turkey stew, and sandwiches built on olive-stuffed ciabbatta. Per DNAinfo, it's been open about a month, and Groth and Rynd plan to apply for a liquor license and to host art shows and poetry readings. Status: Certified Open; 471 Myrtle Ave.
5) Harlem: Floridita has opened at the corner of 125th Street and 12th Avenue (the same building as Dinosaur Bar-B-Que), after closing a few years ago at its original Manhattanville location. Harlem Bespoke hears that the menu is a combo of diner classics and pan-Caribbean cuisine. Status: Certified Open; 700 West 125th St.