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FiDi Steakhouse Harry’s Reopens After Reported $1M Renovation

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Plus, two Department of Health shutters — and more intel

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What a restaurant renovation costing a reported $1 million looks like

After closing for a few weeks, 46-year-old FiDi steakhouse Harry’s Cafe and Steak is now simply Harry’s, still serving classic steaks but in a newly updated room. The renovation from owner Peter Poulakakos (Harry’s son) and PDLab has an art deco vibe, with alligator-trimmed suede booths, a neon meat locker, and a glassed-in conservatory. Sources tell the Post that the renovation cost $1 million, though HPH Hospitality, who did the renovation, declined to talk about the total cost. The menu also got an update, with shareable plates, beef Wellington, and a build-your-own sundae bar.

DOH closures from the East Village to the Upper West Side

Bad Department of Health news for two Manhattan restaurants: Jing Fong’s Upper West Side dim sum outpost and East Village takeout restaurant Pinky’s Space have both been shuttered for various health violations. Up at Jing Fong, evidence of mice was among the reasons for the closure, while at Pinky’s, food from unapproved or unknown source was among the whopping 121-point violation.

Openings, closings, and coming attractions

Flatiron Chinese clubstaurant Jue Lan Club will expand uptown to Inwood at 400 West 202nd St. Coming to Long Island City at 47-25 Vernon Blvd. is Bellwether, a seasonal American restaurant from a former Barbuto chef. Burger joint Black Iron Burger will open in a 1,450-square-foot space near Barclays Center at 234 Flatbush Ave. Over in Williamsburg, bakery Ovenly has opened a fourth location at 43 North 5th St., while in Downtown Brooklyn, Korean barbecue taco joint Korilla added a location at 2 MetroTech Center. But five-year-old Greenwich Village organic cafe Ellary’s Greens will have its last day on March 11.

A Jeff Koons food-filled exhibit opens this week

Mega-artist Jeff Koons has a new exhibit opening March 10 at the Gagosian gallery in Chelsea, and the playful art is full of food. It’s his Easyfun-Ethereal series, which combines food, faces, limbs, hair, and amusement park scenes to convey beauty. Full details here, and for a look at some pastry art, watch below:

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