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Lox, Tarallucci E Vino NoMad, Lighthouse Outpost, The Last Word, and More Open

Essential info on 9 new restaurants around NYC

1) NoMad: Italian mini-chain Tarallucci E Vino opened its fifth location on Monday. The dinner menu here includes options like veal & beef meatballs, seafood cavatelli, and gnocchi with spring peas and basil pesto. This is Tarallucci E Vino’s largest location with 70 seats indoors and an outdoor area that seats 50. Status: Certified Open; 44 East 28 Street, 212-779-1100

Photo via Tarallucci E Vino

Photo via Tarallucci E Vino

2) Battery Park City: The Museum of Jewish Heritage has a brand new cafe called Lox. Open only during Museum hours, Lox is serving a spread of sandwiches including a whitefish salad sandwich, one with caviar on challah, and a hot smoked kippered salmon sandwich. A Herring section of the menu includes a "Jewish bento" that comes with schmaltz, pickled herring, salad, borscht, matzo babka, black bread, and three vodka shots. Lox is closed on Saturdays and you don't need a Museum ticket to enter. Status: Certified Open; 36 Battery Place, 646-437-4202

3) East Village: The poké craze came full circle when it took over a former sandwich shop over the weekend. Dubbed The Pokéspot, the new fast casual restaurant is serving raw fish in burritos, with rice, in a salad, and with zucchini noodles. Toppings include avocado, bonito flakes, rice puffs, and masago. As mentioned yesterday, The Pokéspot is already attracting long lines. Status: Certified Open; 20 4th Ave, New York.

4) BoweryAfter opening its first New York location in Flushing two years ago, massive Mongolian hot pot chain Little Lamb now has a Manhattan outpost. Dubbed Little Sheep, the restaurant will serve as the company's Manhattan headquarters. A selection of meat and seafood options for your hot pot of choice include angus beef, pork kidney, shrimp balls, and fried fish cake. The menu also has over 45 toppingsStatus: Certified Open; 105 Bowery, 646-484-5707

5) SoHo: The team behind Lighthouse in Brooklyn opened Lighthouse Outpost on Mulberry Street earlier this month. Brother and sister Assaf and Naama Tamir teamed up with chef Joey Scalabrino to offer a new breakfast and lunch option for the neighborhood, with plans to start dinner soon. Here, lunch options include tile fish ceviche, a duck pita, and a burger with jalapeño mayo and cheddar. Status: Certified Open; 241 Mulberry Street, 646-912-9422

6) Astoria: A Raines Law Room vet and his partner are opening The Last Word today in Queens. The speakeasy-style bar will offer options like the Rabble Rhouser with rhum agricole, raspberries, Dolin Blanc, rhubarb water, lemon, and sparkling water; and the Mumbai Daiquiri with white rum, Batavia-arrackm curry syrup, lime, and rose water. Homemade bar snacks will be available, too. Status: Certified Open; 31-30 Ditmars Blvd, 718-440-3378

7) Jamaica: Popular Jamaica, Queens cafe Cafe Energy now has a second location in the neighborhood. For the last six years, Cafe Energy operated as an annex to nearby Rincon Salvadoreño before opening its first standalone restaurant. With the new space, owner Andrew Gutierrez and his family are offering new dishes like chicken sandwich with bacon and avocado, a burger with feta cheese, and a beef kebab sandwich. A variety of smoothies, salads, and wraps are also available. Status: Certified Open; 147-21 Jamaica Avenue, 718-262-8439

8) Midtown: Chef Melissa Chmelar of Spoon and Tbsp. opened Spoon Table & Bar last week after closing the Flatiron original. The menu at the newly opened Spoon includes options like chicken pot pie, pan-roasted chicken, a four cheese mac & cheese, and a grilled pork chop. Spoon is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, Status: Certified Open; 38 East 33rd Street, 646-230-7000

9) East VillageThe Second Avenue location of Dumpling Go reopened over the weekend as Dumpling Guo, specializing in hot pot and dumplings. Options for soup bases include classic bone broth, mixed mushroom, spicy Szechuan, and seafood tomato. Dumpling Guo promises to rotate the dumplings each season. Status: Certified Open;188 Second Avenue, 212-228-8855

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