Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Blue Hill at Stone Barns
While it may be 30 miles outside of the city, for food this farm-fresh we're more than prepared to make the effort.
Balthazar
As one of New York's most famous Parisian-style brassaries, Balthazar doesn't need to do much to get foodies through the doors.
Insieme
Intimate Midtown Italian where the emphasis is on the wine list...
I Trulli
Friendly Puglian Italian with a sensational wine list...
Grand Central Oyster Bar
A New York must for any tourists with a penchant for the aphrodisical bivalve...
Felidia
Chic laid-back Italian spirit that's perfect for wining dining clients (or even just yourself)...
Daniel
Daniel Boulud's flagship restaurant is NY fine dining at its absolute zenith...
Blue Hill
Blue Hill serves good, honest food direct from the farm courtesy of locavore chef Dan Barber. 
BLT Market
With everything locally-sourced, you can bet your bottom dollar that the dishes on offer at BLT's ever-expanding chain are farmhouse fresh.
Mario’s
Really authentic Italian eatery all the way out in the Bronx...
Malatesta
Low-key and well-priced trattoria full of pretty, young hipsters...
Sushi Yasuda
Delicately fresh and simple flavours at this celebrated sushi restaurant...
Swifty’s
Good food and a very well-heeled crowd worth watching hang out at Swifty's...
Tanoreen
Low-key and excellent homely Middle Eastern cooking in Brooklyn...
The Strip House
A great atmosphere and a few eclectic culinary touches put this steakhouse ahead of the pack...
Tommaso’s
This old-world Italian eatery, with operatic accompaniment, is ideal for a romantic first date dinner...
Macelleria
Housed in an old butcher's shop Macellaria is still a haven for meat lovers...
Lure Fishbar
Under-rated seafood joint with an overflowing raw bar full of salty goodness...
Lupa
Easy-going neighbourhood that is patronised by all the big name local chefs...
Locanda Vini e Olii
Hip Brooklyn eatery housed in an 130 year old apothecary...
Le Bernardin
One of the all time New York greats is still going strong after many years...
Landmarc
Well-priced wine list and great atmosphere draw the professionals...
La Luncheonette
Charming and affordable French restaurant is perfect for a quiet and clandestine lunch...
La Esquina
One of NYC best known hidden restaurants - go through the kitchen to find the gold...
Sandro’s
An authentic and much overlooked Roman trattoria hidden in the heart of the Big Apple...
Pho Grand
A huge bowl of steaming goodness is perfect for curing any hangover...
Peter Luger
Peter Luger's is still widely regarded as serving the best steaks in town...
Peasant
The rustic Peasant is the ideal dark and warm retreat on a winter's day...
Pearl Oyster Bar
Charming, local New York fish restaurant that's great for those dining alone...
Pastis
Parisian-style caf‰Û_e Pastis has been the epicentre of where to see and be seen for almost a decade...
Otto Enoteca
Batali's take on the traditional pizza keeps on winning industry plaudits...
Nathan’s Famous
Coney Island hot-dog stand that has become a New York institution...
Moustache
Fast, fantastic Middle Eastern food on the go in the East Village...
Second Avenue Deli
Kosher deli that's a New York landmark...
Sistina
If Daniel Boulud raves about the wine list maybe you really should visit...
Soto
Exquisitely inventive sushi ensures Soto is always packed...
Sparks
Classic dishes and an extensive wine list complement the sumptuous old-school de‰Û_cor...
SriPraPhai
The best Thai restaurant in the five boroughs, definitely worth the schlep...
Sugar Sweet Sunshine
Riding the wave of the global cupcake frenzy SSS comes out on top...
Sushi Seki
A relaxed sushi joint where many chefs head for late night/early morning sustenance...

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