Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Russ & Daughters Cafe
Russ & Daughters Cafe is a sit-down branch of the ‘appetizing’ store, which has been serving New Yorkers their bagels and smoked salmon for over 100 years.
Opening Ceremony
A high-end fashion store in Lower Manhattan, Opening Ceremony stocks brands like Acne and Rodarte in its chic, art-centric space.
Estela
Estela, serving accomplished Mediterranean dishes from its elegant, understated space in New York's East Village, has swiftly established its reputation
Carbone
Carbone conjures the spirit of New York's great Italian-American restaurants of the mid-20th century, serving old school classics with lashings of style.
The Broome Hotel
A Parisian-inspired boutique hotel in New York’s SoHo district, The Broome Hotel offers guests a serene setting in which to unwind after a busy day.
Wythe Hotel
Housed in an old factory building from 1901, The Wythe Hotel is a boutique hotel offering incredible views over the Manhattan skyline and sleek interiors.
Aire Ancient Baths
Cavernous and grand, the Aire Ancient Baths in New York are housed in a 19th century textile factory, offering a luxe decor and an extensive treatment menu,
Aburiya Kinnosuke
If you’re looking for sushi, you’ll need to find somewhere else–the menu at Aburiya Kinnosuke champions the traditional Japanese method of robata grilling.
Ardesia
Found in Hell's Kitchen, Ardesia is chic neighbourhood wine bar offering a curated collection of wines and a tempting menu of snacks and light bites.
Roberta’s
Roberta's, housed in a former garage, is one of Brooklyn’s best pizza joints and a longtime foodie favourite of visiting celebs and in-the-know locals.
The Beekman
Housed in a landmark building in Lower Manhattan, The Beekman has been fully restored and is now even more striking than when it was first build in 1881.
Tertulia
Seamus Mullen's debut restaurant, Tertulia, was inspired by the sidrerias of Northern Spain, serving plenty of tapas, as well as a Spanish wine list.
Kiehl’s Spa 1851
Kiehl's Spa 1851 is a beacon for health and beauty in New York’s Lenox Hill neighbourhood, offering a menu of bespoke treatments in chic surrounds.
The Cutting Room
One of New York’s better live music bars, The Cutting Room, with its intimate rock’n’roll decor, draws a crowd of celebs and live music lovers week-round.
Bâtard
A modern French restaurant in TriBeCa, Bâtard serves wildly imaginative and responsibly sourced cuisine in sleek surrounds.
Tørst
Danish for ‘thirst’, TØrst is the latest addition to Brooklyn's ever expanding bar scene, and a real haven for beer aficionados.
The Third Man
A speakeasy-like bar in Alphabet City, The Third Man serves creative cocktails and a great selection of wine and beer in its rustic-chic space.
The Marmara Park Avenue
Light, airy and unexpectedly modern, The Marmara Park Avenue offers a welcome retreat from the busy streets of Manhattan.
Hudson Clearwater
A rustic, romantic hideaway in the heart of the West Village, Hudson Clearwater delivers some of the best hearty American fare.
Maison Premiere
Oysters, cocktails and premium absinthe are the driving force behind Maison Premiere, a retro-tinged Williamsburg bar and restaurant.
The Todd English Food Hall
New York’s answer to the food halls and markets of the Mediterranean, The Todd English Food Hall is located in the luxurious Plaza hotel.
Martha Washington Hotel
Following a recent renovation, the boutique Martha Washington Hotel, previously catering to women, now comes with a new tagline: "exclusively for everyone."
The Musket Room
Estela
A bar/restaurant serving spanish cuisine alongside terrific wines
Terroir
Minetta Tavern
Parisian steakhouse meets classic New York City tavern
South Street Seaport
South Street Seaport has shopping, restaurants and cafes to offer on its broad, traffic-free pRomenades...
Smyth Tribeca
Delightful details make this a charming 'boutique' hotel.
LES Tenement Museum
A tour around the Lower Eastside Tenement Museum is a real insight into old New York.
Crosby Street Hotel
Áber-hoteliers Tim and Kit Kemp made the leap across the pond in 2009 transforming a vacant SoHo lot into this boutique beauty.
Ace Hotel
Achingly hip, vintage-inspired décor and quirky, nostalgia-inducing touches are guaranteed to charm.
Public
Located in the heart of Nolita's maze of chic streets this is a great lunch option.
Le Baron
Famous for its impossible-to-impress door handlers and tres chic clubbers in Paris, Le Baron's New York's outpost fits in swimmingly in the Big Apple...
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Brooklyn's contemporary art museum is well worth a trip...
Riverside Church
Serene and spectacular venue for theater and concerts...
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Acclaimed chef David Chang continues to receive plaudits for this latterly fast-food restaurant.
Bembe
Very cool, very alternative, very eco-friendly, very Williamsburg...
Joe
Coffee favourite that's now springing up all over the city...
Bicycle Habitat
Whether you want to rent or buy, you're guaranteed to leave this store on two wheels. The perfect way to see the city.
Little Branch
West Village speakeasy from the Milk & Honey boys...

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