Whoo, it’s pretty damn toasty in New York City right now--whatever you do, don’t turn on your oven. Here are nine amazing new restaurants to check out instead. Quick, before the whole city finds out.

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Bergen Hill

Wait, are we at dinner or the MoMa? Get your (extremely pretty) seafood fix at this stylish new Astor Place space. More black bass with smoked ramp ponzu, please. 

64 Cooper Sq. (at Fourth Ave.); 718-858-5483 or bergenhill.com

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Gristmill

Featuring ingredients from nearby farms, this much-buzzed-about Park Slope spot is definitely living up to the hype. Pork shoulder, pizza, milkshakes, corn bread…this place has it all. (Can we get one of everything?)

289 Fifth Ave. (at Second St.), Brooklyn; 718-499-2424 or gristmillbk.com

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The Wild Son

The Wild Son

The folks behind NYC bars Good Night Sonny and the Wayland have opened a decidedly less boozy new restaurant, featuring options like the colorful Augustus salad and a vegan cauliflower sandwich. Ooo, healthy.

53 Little W. 12th St. (at Washington St.); 212-727-7900

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Pondicheri

Pondicheri

This wildly popular Houston restaurant is opening an outpost in NYC, bringing Indian treats like masala dosas, kebab chutney wraps and shrimp chutney salad.

15 W. 27th St. (at Fifth Ave.); 646-878-4375

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Denino’s

Denino’s

These guys first opened in Staten Island and are now starting a new Italian joint in the West Village. Come for the mussels; stay for the Garbage Pie. (It’s pizza topped with sausage, meatballs, pepperoni, mushrooms and onions, and it’s delicious. Trust us.)

93 Macdougal St. (at Bleecker St.); 646-838-6987 or deninosgreenwichvillage.com

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Bocadillo

Mmm, a tasty new sandwich shop has opened its doors in the Financial District. Try the chorizo bocadillo (a Spanish sammy served on a baguette) with piquillo peppers and caramelized onions.

40 Gold St. (at Fulton St.); 212-227-4777 or bocadillonyc.com

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Bodega Pizza

This colorful Washington Heights storefront looks just like an old-fashioned bodega--but the wood-fired pizza is better than anything you’d get at a corner store.

4455 Broadway (at 190th St.); 917-675-7707 or bodegapizza.com

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Bing Kitchen

If you’ve never tried Jianbing, the Chinese street snack that’s kind of like crepes, venture to the Lower East Side and order the Beijing Burrito with lettuce, scallions, cilantro, egg, crispy crackers and house-made sauce.

71 Orchard St. (at Grand St.); 212-226-2710 or bingkitchen.com

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Anisette

Anisette

Can’t jet to the French countryside this weekend? Pop over to this new Gramercy Park gem and order pappardelle with lamb ragu, artichokes and Parmesan and a warm goat-cheese tart.

226 Third Ave. (at 19th St.); 646-850-2540 or anisettenyc.com

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