Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

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...
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.
Annisa
Elegant modern American dining is Annisa's thing, so be sure to drop by and order a selection from Anita Lo's mouthwatering menu.  
Veritas
Extravagant and luxurious with a wine list to die for...
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...

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