Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

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...
Huckleberry Bar
It's all about the cocktails at Huckleberry (oh and the small plates to help fortify the stomach)...
Hop Kee
Good fast Cantonese-style food for late-night diners on the run...
Hill Country
It's all about the 'cue at this Texan-inspired BBQ joint...
Hampton Chutney Co
Dosa-devouring heaven in this small SoHo takeaway...
Grimaldi’s
Pizza worth waiting for and a whole load of cliches rolled into one...
Great NY Noodletown
Perfect late-night Chinese noodle joint for a feast of flavoursome Cantonese food...
Gray’s Papaya
If Batali can breakfast on one of Gray's dogs then we know we're heading in the right direction...
Gotham Bar & Grill
A more recent part of NYC's dining history is still going as strong as ever...
Franny’s
Highly regarded neighbourhood pizza joint in Brooklyn that is so worth the schlep...
Ferrara
Packed old-school Italian cafe that serves up beautiful sfogliatelle and strong espresso...
Extra Virgin
Egg
Honest to god breakfast and brunch joint in Brooklyn...
Diner
Reliable and delicous staples.
Di Fara
Best pizza in the city.
Dell’anima
Big neighbourhood eaterie, amazing Italian food and wine and an atmosphere to match...
Daisy May’s BBQ
An all BBQ joint makes carnivores writhe in ecstacy, especially those too lazy to leave the state...

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