Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

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 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...
Otto Enoteca
Otto Enoteca is superstar Italian chef Mario Batali's take on the traditional pizza, and unsurprisingly they just keep 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...
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...
Monkey Bar
Everything Graydon Carter touches turns to the hippest hue of gold, the Monkey Bar is certainly no exception...
Momofuku Noodle Bar
The first stop in David Chang's ever-rolling, ever-hip reinvention of what simple dining should be...
Momofuku Ko
David Chang's low-key, low-budget, low-cover eatery reinvented NYC dining...
Masa
With a set menu in excess of $400 the sushi has to be pretty darn amazing...
Manducatis
Great family restaurant with a good mix of peasant dishes, friendly service and a wonderful and affordable wine list...
Marlow & Sons
Part-gourmet store and part-greenmarket, Marlow & Sons pulls in a regular crowd from the bright lights...
Bouley
Inspired Italian fare comes as standard at Bouley, with a mouthwatering Mediterranean menu that please even the most discerning critic.
Blue Ribbon Sushi
If it's sushi in the city you're after, call off the search; perennial favourite Blue Ribbon offers arguably the best in New York. Everyone knows it. 
BLT Prime
BLT Prime is best defined as a creative steakhouse, with all kinds of meaty options available in subdued by nonetheless stylish surroundings. 
Bella Blu
Bella Blu is an Upper East Side trattoria that offers fabulously fresh ingredients within gorgeously rustic interiors.
Bar Pitti
A cash-only casual affair in West Village, Bar Pitti offers gorgeous Tuscan plates in a suitably rustic setting.
Barney Greengrass
Smoked fish and eggs, amongst other things, is the order of the day at Barney Greengrass, where breakfast is the most important meal of the day. 
Baci and Abbracci
There's pizza and then there's pizza, and it's the second you'll get at Baci and Abbracci with the kind of Neapolitan variety to make a grown man weep.
August
Welcome, welcoming and downright homely, August has rustic comfort fare all wrapped up.
Westville
Low-key Westville is neighbourhood cooking at its finest...
Yakitori Totto
Authentic Japanese cooking – the shiso-wrapped chicken skewers are a must...
Katz’s Delicatessen
A really old-school favourite this deli has become a quintessential NYC experience...
Jimmy’s No. 43
Gastro pub with great beer and a 'secret chef' capable of culinary miracles...
Jewel Bako
One of the hippest, most-intimate dining establishments in the LES...
Jacques Torres Chocolate Haven
It's all about the chocolate - Jacques Torres is Willy Wonka in human form...
Il Buco
Charming Umbrian farmhouse restaurant complete with peasant trappings...

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