Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Farmshop
Found in the historic Brentwood Country Mart in Santa Monica, Farmshop is a restaurant and market that showcases Californian cuisine and ingredients.
Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails
Found in West Hollywood, Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails is a sleek, stylish bar and restaurant with a great drinks list and an international menu.
Commissary
Housed in a greenhouse on the second floor of The Line Hotel in LA, Commissary serves delicious international, Instagram-worthy fare in Koreatown.
The LINE Hotel
A sleek hotel that knows how to use colour, The LINE Hotel in Koreatown has restaurants from chef Roy Choi, an open-air pool, and industrial-chic rooms.
République
Restaurateur Bill Chait and husband-and-wife team Walter and Margarita Manzke are responsible for the French-inspired splendour of République in LA.
Egg Slut
A gourmet eatery in LA’s Grand Central Market, Egg Slut serves up delicious dishes that feature eggs in the starring role.
Scopa Italian Roots
LA's Scopa Italian Roots, with its sleek interiors, expertly-mixed cocktails and delicious Italian fare is a reservations-only kind of place.
The Factory Kitchen
A trattoria-style Italian restaurant in LA’s Arts District, The Factory Kitchen has an industrial heritage and a truly accomplished menu.
Estrella
A hippie chic Modern American restaurant on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, Estrella serves delicious, creative fare in a Laurel County bungalow-style space.
Orsa & Winston
Orsa & Winston is light-filled, simply-decorated space in Downtown LA, serving seasonal, creative cuisine from chef-owner Josef Centeno.
Knuckle & Claw
Knuckle & Claw offers delicious lobster rolls, oysters, and chowders from its chic seafood “shack” in Santa Monica, with another location in Silverlake.
Sotto
Found in West LA, Sotto takes its inspiration from the cuisine of Southern Italy, offering Neapolitan-style pizzas and a fantastic cocktail list.
Otium
Found next to the contemporary art museum The Broad in Downtown LA, Chef Timothy Hollingsworth’s Otium is a sophisticated, approachable restaurant.
An Ode to Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier is the old-school focal point of the whole Santa Monica community and the tourists who troop along the boardwalk
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is a beacon to the local and international creative set, thanks to its homey-cum-industrial style and trendy public spaces.
Redbird
Redbird, found in the 1930’s rectory of Downtown LA’s deconsecrated cathedral, is a New American restaurant from talented chef Neal Fraser.
STK Los Angeles
Beautiful cuts, beautiful people and beautiful decor sum up LA's power steakhouse, STK Los Angeles, in its new found Beverly Hills location...
Maude
An intimate restaurant in Beverly Hills from Chef Curtis Stone, Maude serves a nine-course tasting menu that takes one key ingredient as its focus.
Petit Trois
Petit Trois is a popular and truly petite Franco-licious restaurant in Hollywood, offering up lashings of Parisian ambience and delicious bistro fare.
The Gadarene Swine
Apart from the odd drizzle of honey, there are no animal products on the menu at The Gadarene Swine in Studio City, but you won’t miss them.
Alimento
Found in Silver Lake, Alimento is an Italian restaurant from Chef Zach Pollack with serious culinary chops and a neighbourhood vibe.
Hotel Covell
Hotel Covell is a scene-tastic micro-hotel from the minds that brought LA the ultra-trendy Bar Covell, offering five intensely design-conscious rooms.
The Oyster Gourmet
Run by Master Ecailler, Christophe Happillon, The Oyster Gourmet is a decadent oyster bar based at LA’s Grand Central Market.
Sushi Tsujita
Sushi Tsujita is a high-end, high-calibre sushi joint in LA’s Little Osaka, offering a pricey, but wow-worthy Omakase menu and other dishes.
Blue Plate Oysterette
Blue Plate Oysterette pretty much does what it says on the tin. Ocean-fresh oysters and seafood with a blue and white decor - need we say much more...
Tavern
Tavern is an achingly hip Californian eatery from irrepressible duo sommelier Caroline Styne and chef Suzanne Goin serving superb seasonal produce...
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Marc by Marc Jacobs is part of the uber-hip little cluster of Marc Jacobs boutiques in this sunny corner of Melrose
Catch
Ocean-fresh seafood is on offer at beach front eaterie, Catch. Located in Santa Monica it's been making waves now for some time...
Cut
Wolfgang Puck is the master of all things meaty - and his LA outpost of Cut is no different - sublime cuts of meat on offer...
Firefly
Firefly in Studio City is continually feted as one of the most romantic hang outs in LA, who are we to argue, oh the stories we could tell...
Flight 001
Looking like the interior of a 747 fuselage, Flight 001 has a retro-chic interior and every possible gadget for the dedicated traveller...
The Beach Cities
Living on the beach nurtures a carefree attitude among residents which is why the beach cities - Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo - are happy places indeed. Flip-flops at the ready.
Brentwood Country Club
Oceana Santa Monica
This is a heavenly Santa Monica spot featuring beachside views, great seafood, and a boutique surf-chic vibe. Definitely one of the more laid back areas to stay
Runyon Canyon
If views are your thing a ramble along Runyon Canyon is an incredible way to see the city - from all kinds of awe-inspiring angles.
Abalone Cove
Natural beauty awaits at Abalone Cove where skinny-dippers and fishermen alike come to explore the tidepools.
Harvard And Stone
The best cocktail bar in Los Angeles, Harvard and Stone is an amateur mixologists wet dream with R&D facilities to concoct that perfect drink...
Palihouse Holloway
Combining luxury long-stay residences and boutique hotel suites, Palihouse Holloway brings chic styling and top amenities to its upscale properties.
Wilshire Limousine Services
One of the best, Wilshire Limousine Services offers affordable transport around the city for those who want to arrive looking like a hip-hop legend...
Shutters on the Beach
Shutters on the Beach is a serene waterfront property with whitewashed New England charm on the ocean front in Santa Monica

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