Le Pain Quotidien in Central Park.

Hudson Eatery: This sleek midtown eatery, located in the new luxury high rise The Helena, is being billed as a daytime lunch spot that transitions into a nighttime hangout. The menu focuses on comfort foods, such as loaded macaroni and cheese and buttermilk fried chicken. Breakfast is served all day. Entrees range from $14-$20. 601 W. 57th St., btwn West St. and 11th Ave., 212-265-2300

Fornino Park Slope: Chef and owner Michael Ayoub has returned to his Park Slope roots, with this expansive, 165-seat space encompassing three storefronts. Unlike the Williamsburg location, which specializes in Neopolitan pizza, this Fornino will serve grilled pies. In addition to pizza, a wide range of Italian offerings will be available — with every item $20 or less. Coming soon: An on-premise store offering homemade sauces, cheeses, pasts and grab-and-go meals. 256 Fifth Ave., btwn Carroll and Garfield, Park Slope, 718-399-8600

Diablo Royale Este: This new spot is twice the size of its sister West Village space Diablo Royale, with two floors of seating and an outdoor dining area with a gaucho-style pit, where freshly killed whole pigs are slow-cooked. Expect "Euro-Mex" cuisine with a twist. Entrees include chicken with smoky peanut mole ($17) and a chipotle burger ($14), in addition to tacos and fajitas. 167 Avenue A, near 11th St., 212-388-9673

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cityhouse: This sleek new steakhouse at the Park Central Hotel, offers dishes such as lobstertini ($14), slow braised tomahawk short ribs ($29) and pistachio-crusted diver scallops ($29). Steak entrees ($29-$42) range from the cowboy rib-eye to the filet mignon, accompanied by sides such as mac n' 5 cheeses and truffle fries. Outdoor seating will deput this summer. 870 Seventh Ave., at 56th St., 212-707-5500

Le Pain Quotidien: This Saturday, the Belgian chain will open its newest location in Central Park (in the Mineral Springs Pavilion at the northern edge of Sheep Meadow). Special items offered exclusively at the Central Park location
including organic draft beer, organic vegan ice cream, fresh homemade Belgian Liège waffles, take-out baguette sandwiches and pre-packed picnic boxes. There will be table service
in a 30-seat dining room, a 100-seat terrace overlooking Sheep Meadow and a take-out window. Sheep Meadow. Nearest entrance: West 69th Street and Central Park West

The Lion: This new eatery from The Waverly Inn’s John DeLucie and media darlings Dan Abrams and Dave Zinczenko, is a bi-level 120 seat venue that’s sure to draw a scene-y crowd. Appetizers include blue fin tuna tartare ($13) and artichoke fritters ($13); entrees include a burger “special blend’ ($20) and lobster pot pie ($28). 62 West Ninth St., 212-353-8400