Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Baroo
Famous for good reason, Baroo serves up creative, seasonal dishes inspired by Korean cuisine in its white-walled, petite space in Hollywood.
Jon & Vinny’s
A stylish restaurant in Fairfax, Jon & Vinny’s is the popular creation of chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, serving modern Italian from breakfast to dinner.
Here’s Looking at You
Here's Looking at You is an international restaurant in Koreatown, serving a creative menu of dishes and an innovative bar programme.
The Butcher’s Daughter
The Butcher’s Daughter restaurant in LA is much like its sister outposts in NYC; it’s a “vegetable slaughterhouse”, and a damn tasty one at that.
Shibumi
Shibumi in Downtown LA is the kind of Japanese restaurant that dreams are made of – stylish, scrumptious, and with a serious eye to quality.
Umami Burger
Umami Burger at The Grove in LA’s La Brea neighbourhood is bold, bright, and packing a menu of seriously tasty fried and fabulous dishes.
Salazar
A Mexican restaurant in Frogtown, Salazar offers its diners top-notch dishes inspired by the Sonora region in its leafy, largely al fresco space.
Sun Nong Dan
A 24/7 Korean restaurant in LA, Sun Nong Dan serves a menu of soul-soothing comfort food dishes from its bijou location in Koreatown.
Salt’s Cure
A New American restaurant in Hollywood, Salt’s Cure is popular week-round for its well-sourced, expertly-prepared dishes.
Destroyer
Serving breakfast and lunch during the week, chef Jordan Kahn’s Scandinavian-style cuisine at Destroyer has wooed and won the hearts of LA diners.
Farmshop
Found in the historic Brentwood Country Mart in Santa Monica, Farmshop is a restaurant and market that showcases Californian cuisine and ingredients.
Commissary
Housed in a greenhouse on the second floor of The Line Hotel in LA, Commissary serves delicious international, Instagram-worthy fare in Koreatown.
Estrella
A hippie chic Modern American restaurant on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, Estrella serves delicious, creative fare in a Laurel County bungalow-style space.
Knuckle & Claw
Knuckle & Claw offers delicious lobster rolls, oysters, and chowders from its chic seafood “shack” in Santa Monica, with another location in Silverlake.
The Gadarene Swine
Apart from the odd drizzle of honey, there are no animal products on the menu at The Gadarene Swine in Studio City, but you won’t miss them.
Alimento
Found in Silver Lake, Alimento is an Italian restaurant from Chef Zach Pollack with serious culinary chops and a neighbourhood vibe.
Sushi Tsujita
Sushi Tsujita is a high-end, high-calibre sushi joint in LA’s Little Osaka, offering a pricey, but wow-worthy Omakase menu and other dishes.
Blue Plate Oysterette
Blue Plate Oysterette pretty much does what it says on the tin. Ocean-fresh oysters and seafood with a blue and white decor - need we say much more...
Tavern
Tavern is an achingly hip Californian eatery from irrepressible duo sommelier Caroline Styne and chef Suzanne Goin serving superb seasonal produce...
Catch
Ocean-fresh seafood is on offer at beach front eaterie, Catch. Located in Santa Monica it's been making waves now for some time...
Acme
A wide range of work is exhibited at ACME, including painting, drawings, prints, sculpture and installations. With the great variety of artists and media here even the most discerning are sure to find something.
Mélisse
An artist with herbs and a scientist with flavor combos marry French flair and Californian approachability...
Café Stella
The coolest funkiest little French bistro in Silver Lake...
Via Veneto
Pedigree Italian stallion is perfect for a steamy third date...
The Hart and the Hunter
Former pop-up finds hot new home at Mid-City’s Palihotel to continue their southern comfort vibe.
Tar & Roses
Opened in spring 2012 by award-winning head chef and Santa Monica local Andrew Kirschner, the menu at Tar & Roses reflects wholesome home cooked American food but with bags more flavour and imagination than you’re likely to find in the aver
Mercado
A modern gem with a contemporary, sophisticated take on finger-licking Mexican cuisine. 
Malo
Don't let the Sunset Boulevard address throw you - Malo is no Hollywood scene with terrible food that no one orders. Quite the opposite, in fact.  Exceptional Mexican dishes and margaritas.
Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
Fresh healthy food for diners wanting to look good without sacrificing the taste.
Gjelina
Soak up Venice’s hip atmosphere in this stylish eatery, complete with roaring open fires and small plates for sharing.
Crustacean
Glorious Euro-Viet seafood restaurant for Beverly Hills power brokers...
Barbrix
Located on Hyperion just minutes away from the famed Greek Theatre, Barbrix introduced farm-to-table gourmet and a creative but accessible wine selection to the east side when it opened in 2009. 
Son of a Gun
Easy-going seafood joint from the ‘2 Dudes’ behind Animal…
SmithHouse Tap and Grill
A revolutionary American Grill with a modern twist.
Osteria Mozza
Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton team up to bring you a modern Italian classic...
Jar
Dreamy 70s-inspired chophouse with seasonal menus and a cozy interior...
Dominick’s
Classic Little Italy and an old hang out of the Rat Pack...
Cheebo
Casually cool, organic and delicious charmer in the heart of Sunset...
BLD
Easy to love for its much-loved, all-American fare (BLD stands for 'breakfast', 'lunch' and 'dinner'), this is a must for their delicious lunches or post-all-nighter ricotta pancakes.

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