Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

P.Y.T.
A seasonal restaurant in Downtown LA, P.Y.T. serves fresh, vegetable-centric dishes in light and airy bistro-style surrounds.
Here’s Looking at You
Here's Looking at You is an international restaurant in Koreatown, serving a creative menu of dishes and an innovative bar programme.
Chi Spacca
A beloved Melrose restaurant from Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali, and Joe Bastianich, Chi Spacca serves a delicious meat-heavy, Italian-inspired menu.
Gwen
The second LA restaurant from famed chef Curtis Stone, Gwen is a meat-lover’s dream, found on iconic Sunset Boulevard, with its own on-site butcher counter.
The Butcher’s Daughter
The Butcher’s Daughter restaurant in LA is much like its sister outposts in NYC; it’s a “vegetable slaughterhouse”, and a damn tasty one at that.
Gjusta
A bakery, deli and cafe in Venice, Gjusta has a huge menu of sweet and savoury delights that have won over Angelenos, some driving across town for a fix.
Night + Market Song
Kris Yenbamroong serves up northern Thai street food at Night + Market Song, a bold and colourful restaurant in Silver Lake.
Obsolete
A design store in Culver City from Ray Azoulay, Obsolete stocks one-of-a-kind, utterly lust-worthy pieces from furniture and lighting to homewares.
Shibumi
Shibumi in Downtown LA is the kind of Japanese restaurant that dreams are made of – stylish, scrumptious, and with a serious eye to quality.
Umami Burger
Umami Burger at The Grove in LA’s La Brea neighbourhood is bold, bright, and packing a menu of seriously tasty fried and fabulous dishes.
Cassia
A Southeast Asian restaurant with Californian sensibilities, Cassia is a knockout Santa Monica restaurant serving dinner and drinks week-round.
Salazar
A Mexican restaurant in Frogtown, Salazar offers its diners top-notch dishes inspired by the Sonora region in its leafy, largely al fresco space.
Sun Nong Dan
A 24/7 Korean restaurant in LA, Sun Nong Dan serves a menu of soul-soothing comfort food dishes from its bijou location in Koreatown.
Salt’s Cure
A New American restaurant in Hollywood, Salt’s Cure is popular week-round for its well-sourced, expertly-prepared dishes.
Destroyer
Serving breakfast and lunch during the week, chef Jordan Kahn’s Scandinavian-style cuisine at Destroyer has wooed and won the hearts of LA diners.
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...

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