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Wisefish Poké, Num Pang FiDi II, Empire Steakhouse, Galeria, and More Open

Galeria is also "concept store" where you can buy the chair you sit on during dinner.

Empire Steakhouse
Empire Steakhouse
Empire Steakhouse

1) Chelsea: Wisefish Poké is now offering the Hawaiian raw fish dish that's been spreading across the mainland lately. Diners can design their own poké bowls or choose house-mixed ones, like one with ahi tuna, sweet onion herb, tobiko wasabi, and "avocado cream wisefish" sauce. Status: Certified Open; 263 West 19th St., 212-367-7653

2) Midtown: Empire Steakhouse recently opened a Midtown East location on East 50th Street.  In a previous life, the 150-seat space was an opera house.  The menu features a tomahawk steak, bone-in ribeye, Chilean sea bass, a four-pound lobster, and a koe beef burger. Status: Certified Open; 151 East 50th St., 212-582-6900

3) Lower East Side: Galeria is a new art gallery, restaurant, and "concept shop," according to Bedford and Bowery. The restaurant serves seasonal-inspired bowls full of healthy ingredients, while the concept store "will give you the chance to remember a moment," according to the website. Everything in the store, including the table you eat at for dinner, is available for purchase. Status: Soft Open; 43 Clinton St.

4) Upper East Side: Paleo restaurant and market Hu Kitchen debuted a location further uptown.  The new three-story restaurant has a smoothie & juice bar, a cold food bar, and hot food bar, according to DNAinfo. Its soft opening hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends for brunch. Status: Soft Open; 1536 Third Ave.

5) FiDi: Num Pang opens another location in the Financial District, this time with a lemongrass-braised short rib rice bowl with pickle relish that's only served at this location. It seats ten and otherwise offers the same menu of popular sandwiches and rice bowls. Status: Certified Open; 200 Water St., 917-475-1854.

6) Downtown Brooklyn: French bakery chain Maison Kayser opened its first location in Brooklyn last week — this is the eighth in New York City. It serves a variety of French baked goods, as well as grab-and-go lunch options. Status: Certified Open; 57 Court St.

7) Bushwick: Terra Firma, a combination cafe, bar, and restaurant, serves Devocion coffee and a lunch menu of sandwiches and salads. At night, it has a dinner menu with options like skirt steak with a gruyere biscuit, trout with white been puree & succotash, and crab & corn beignets. Status: Soft Open; 119 Ingraham St., 718-366-4375

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