Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Tao Uptown
Specialising in mouthwatering pan-Asian cuisine, Tao Uptown is revered on the New York dining scene for its club-like vibe and high-end clientele.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bâtard
A modern French restaurant in TriBeCa, Bâtard serves wildly imaginative and responsibly sourced cuisine in sleek surrounds.
Hudson Clearwater
A rustic, romantic hideaway in the heart of the West Village, Hudson Clearwater delivers some of the best hearty American fare.
Juni
Chef Shaun Hergatt’s New York restaurant, Juni serves contemporary, innovative cuisine in one of the city's top Michelin star establishments.
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.
Estela
A bar/restaurant serving spanish cuisine alongside terrific wines
The Musket Room
Nougatine
Minetta Tavern
Parisian steakhouse meets classic New York City tavern
Public
Located in the heart of Nolita's maze of chic streets this is a great lunch option.
Locanda Verde
Stunning mains and immaculate desserts. Savour every last morsel in the warm and rustic surrounds.
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Acclaimed chef David Chang continues to receive plaudits for this latterly fast-food restaurant.
Jean-Georges
Proudly the flagship of Jean-George Vongerichten's eateries the food is close to flawless.
Bar Americain
Superchef Bobby Flay's interpretation of the Brasserie is a triumph. From seafood to steaks; it is stunning.
Apizz
A less than salubrious location just adds to the charm of Apizz.
Prune
Homey sophistication is the order of the day come for classic cocktails and great food.
Maya
Magnificent meals (and margaritas); some of the best Mexican fare in town.
Per Se
This three Michelin-starred restaurant is where New York's moneyed elite dine in plush modernity overlooking Central Park.
Freeman’s
Tucked away down a little alleyway is this temple to the hunt.
Cipriani Downtown
Dress in the day's designer purchases and join the jet-set crowd for Bellinis and people watching.
Hundred Acres
Comforting and comfortable. Particularly popular for the rustic brunch.
Antique Garage
Formerly an auto-garage the space is now a bi-level restaurant slash antiques shop.
Blue Ribbon
A landmark on the New York culinary scene. This is the place for late night dining.
Beauty & Essex
One New York restaurant that's been described as a bit like the city itself; grungy and confusing on the outside but with a loud, glamorous, surprising, beating young heart.
Scarpetta
This food defies description. Be similarly dazzled by the cellar holding 3,000 bottles of wine.
Spigolo
Reservations are a must if you are going to join the lucky crowd sampling the fine trattoria fare.
Perry Street
Sleek design is married with sleek food at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's eighth New York restaurant.
Frankie’s 457 Spuntino
Well worth venturing to Brooklyn for this is relaxed New York at its finest.
Dovetail
Sample sublime Michelin-starred food infused with an American twist while sitting in glamorous and grand surrounds.
44&X Hell’s Kitchen
Classy comforting cuisine; perfect pre-show dining.
Mary’s Fish Camp
Simple unfussy seafood keeps Mary's permanently packed.
Alta
This international tapas restaurant in the West Village is a truly special place.
BLT Steak
Cocktails and steak we find it hard to think of a more compelling combination.
Morandi
Fashionable types flock for the sophisticated food and stylish scene.
21 Club
Classic, old-school restaurant with a private members' club feel for Midtown power brokers...

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