Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Perry Street
Sleek design is married with sleek food at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's eighth New York restaurant.
Morgans Hotel
Morgans boasts a wonderful location and facilities and services to satisfy every whim.
Plaza Athenee
Renowned for personalised service and wonderful upper-crust décor.
Cooper-Hewitt Museum
A look around here will make you realise the full impact design has on the way we live.
The Box
Decadent, debauched, anything-goes hedonism has meant The Box has been one of the city's most talked about clubs in recent years...
Comic Strip Live
The self-styled Best stand-up comedy club on planet Earth"..."
Old Town Bar
Historic New York tavern that appeals to hipsters and mobsters alike...
44&X Hell’s Kitchen
Classy comforting cuisine; perfect pre-show dining.
The London NYC
Here British establishment figures - designer David Collins, chef Gordon Ramsay and concierge service Quintessentially - try and help guide homesick expats through the supposedly baffling maze of New York.
Frankie’s 457 Spuntino
Well worth venturing to Brooklyn for this is relaxed New York at its finest.
Bowery Ballroom
A temple to the bright young things worshipping at the altar of ultra-hip sceney music...
Dovetail
Sample sublime Michelin-starred food infused with an American twist while sitting in glamorous and grand surrounds.
Mary’s Fish Camp
Simple unfussy seafood keeps Mary's permanently packed.
Chikalicious
New York's first (and finest) dessert bar built around an open kitchen...
The Bowery
This hotel combines eclectic design gadgets galore and one of the trendiest bars in town.
Joyce Theater
In the heart of Chelsea is The Joyce Theater, a temple to dance troupes from across the globe...
The Dead Rabbit
The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog is a retro-inspired cocktail bar with an upscale atmosphere.
BLT Steak
Cocktails and steak we find it hard to think of a more compelling combination.
Gramercy Park Hotel
Situated in the private Gramercy park the hotel offers a refuge from the hectic city streets.
Room Mate Grace
Slap bang in the centre of the Theatre district and Times Square, this quirky, modern hotel aims to be creative
‘Wichcraft
Gourmet takeaway from one of America's top chefs...
Scores
The city's legendary stripclub comes with decent restaurant and sports to boot...
Alta
This international tapas restaurant in the West Village is a truly special place.
Temple Bar
Glamorous, fabulous and oh so Mwah - not to mention the cocktails...
Joe’s Pub
Joe's Pub is all about live events from theatre to music washed down by lots of beer...
The Standard
Towering graciously above the neighbouring warehouses and the High Line, this glistening glass wonder offers stunning city views.
Madison Square Park
The founding home of Shake Shack, and if that's not good enough I don't know what is...
Amore Pacific
The perfect place to spend the day relaxing under expert hands...
Battery Park City
It's easy to spend time pottering around Battery Park City ogling the bay views...
Ear Inn
One of New York's oldest drinking dens...
Sakagura
Superb sake and sashimi in elegant Japanese surrounds...
Bliss Soho
Relax at this global neighbourhood spa chain in the heart of SoHo...
Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry has been captured in countless movies and is one of New York's most iconic activities.
21 Club
Classic, old-school restaurant with a private members' club feel for Midtown power brokers...
The Library Hotel
The smallish rooms are made up for by the Library itself, a great place to unwind after a day hitting the shops.
Meatpacking District
You don't need to stroll far to hit retail mania in the Meatpacking District. Top of the list should be Jeffrey (a top-to-toe emporium of all things fabulous) taking in Theory and Scoop along the way.
Morandi
Fashionable types flock for the sophisticated food and stylish scene.
The Standard East Village
The Standard East Village is striking, stylish and chic. This 21-storey tower has beautiful rooms, super cocktails and one of the best restaurants around...
NYC Public Library
Housing an important collection of literature, although it's the building that tends to be the real star...
The Marcel at Gramercy
Inoteca, The Marcel at Gramercy's fine Italian eatery, merits a visit whether you are staying or not.

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