Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

République
Restaurateur Bill Chait and husband-and-wife team Walter and Margarita Manzke are responsible for the French-inspired splendour of République in LA.
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.
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.
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...
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...
Acme
A wide range of work is exhibited at ACME, including painting, drawings, prints, sculpture and installations. With the great variety of artists and media here even the most discerning are sure to find something.
Katsuya
Mélisse
An artist with herbs and a scientist with flavor combos marry French flair and Californian approachability...
Comme Ça
French power bistro from our favorite chef in LA fuses the comforting and the creative...
Cecconi’s West Hollywood
Cecconi's West Hollywood is the LA outpost of Soho House-owned luxe mini-chain of Italian restaurants with elegant interiors and wonderful Italian dishes.
Café Stella
The coolest funkiest little French bistro in Silver Lake...
Via Veneto
Pedigree Italian stallion is perfect for a steamy third date...
The Hungry Cat
Slick and chic seafood restaurant and raw bar Hungry Cat secretes from view behind a Borders bookstore in the Sunset + Vine complex on, you guessed it, Sunset and Vine. 
The Hart and the Hunter
Former pop-up finds hot new home at Mid-City’s Palihotel to continue their southern comfort vibe.
The Bazaar
Traditional tapas-style plates for sharing are given an innovative and luxurious twist by executive chef José Andrés
Tar & Roses
Opened in spring 2012 by award-winning head chef and Santa Monica local Andrew Kirschner, the menu at Tar & Roses reflects wholesome home cooked American food but with bags more flavour and imagination than you’re likely to find in the aver
Red Medicine
Punked-up and modern Vietnamese cuisine from three LA locals with a love of East-Asian spice.
Providence
Some of the best seafood in LA with the emphasis on simplicity of flavors...
Picca
Picca presents a rip-roaring and zesty fusion of flavours from lofty Peruvian landscapes and Japanese coastline.
Park’s BBQ
This chic Korean franchise has landed in Korea Town to let loose their refined Korean cuisine on LA palates.
Nobu Los Angeles
Consistently elegant cooking and clientele continue to win Nobu plaudits the world over...
Musso and Frank
Grilled meat’s their speciality but it don’t come cheap. Make sure you attend though – even just for one of their famed bone-dry Martinis. This is a Hollywood institution.
Mo-Chica
Classic Peruvian grub is given a modern LA makeover in Mo-Chica’s hip new Downtown digs. 
Mercado
A modern gem with a contemporary, sophisticated take on finger-licking Mexican cuisine. 
Malo
Don't let the Sunset Boulevard address throw you - Malo is no Hollywood scene with terrible food that no one orders. Quite the opposite, in fact.  Exceptional Mexican dishes and margaritas.
Lazy Ox Canteen
This eclectic Little Tokyo joint serves up crafted global cuisine with a chic exterior. 

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