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.
P.Y.T.
A seasonal restaurant in Downtown LA, P.Y.T. serves fresh, vegetable-centric dishes in light and airy bistro-style surrounds.
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.
Chi Spacca
A beloved Melrose restaurant from Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali, and Joe Bastianich, Chi Spacca serves a delicious meat-heavy, Italian-inspired menu.
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.
Night + Market Song
Kris Yenbamroong serves up northern Thai street food at Night + Market Song, a bold and colourful restaurant in Silver Lake.
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.
Cassia
A Southeast Asian restaurant with Californian sensibilities, Cassia is a knockout Santa Monica restaurant serving dinner and drinks week-round.
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.
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.
Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails
Found in West Hollywood, Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails is a sleek, stylish bar and restaurant with a great drinks list and an international menu.
Commissary
Housed in a greenhouse on the second floor of The Line Hotel in LA, Commissary serves delicious international, Instagram-worthy fare in Koreatown.
République
Restaurateur Bill Chait and husband-and-wife team Walter and Margarita Manzke are responsible for the French-inspired splendour of République in LA.
Scopa Italian Roots
LA's Scopa Italian Roots, with its sleek interiors, expertly-mixed cocktails and delicious Italian fare is a reservations-only kind of place.
The Factory Kitchen
A trattoria-style Italian restaurant in LA’s Arts District, The Factory Kitchen has an industrial heritage and a truly accomplished menu.
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.
Orsa & Winston
Orsa & Winston is light-filled, simply-decorated space in Downtown LA, serving seasonal, creative cuisine from chef-owner Josef Centeno.
Sotto
Found in West LA, Sotto takes its inspiration from the cuisine of Southern Italy, offering Neapolitan-style pizzas and a fantastic cocktail list.
Otium
Found next to the contemporary art museum The Broad in Downtown LA, Chef Timothy Hollingsworth’s Otium is a sophisticated, approachable restaurant.
Redbird
Redbird, found in the 1930’s rectory of Downtown LA’s deconsecrated cathedral, is a New American restaurant from talented chef Neal Fraser.
Maude
An intimate restaurant in Beverly Hills from Chef Curtis Stone, Maude serves a nine-course tasting menu that takes one key ingredient as its focus.
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.
Tavern
Tavern is an achingly hip Californian eatery from irrepressible duo sommelier Caroline Styne and chef Suzanne Goin serving superb seasonal produce...
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.
Café Stella
The coolest funkiest little French bistro in Silver Lake...
Via Veneto
Pedigree Italian stallion is perfect for a steamy third date...
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
Red Medicine
Punked-up and modern Vietnamese cuisine from three LA locals with a love of East-Asian spice.
Picca
Picca presents a rip-roaring and zesty fusion of flavours from lofty Peruvian landscapes and Japanese coastline.
Mo-Chica
Classic Peruvian grub is given a modern LA makeover in Mo-Chica’s hip new Downtown digs. 
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.
Lazy Ox Canteen
This eclectic Little Tokyo joint serves up crafted global cuisine with a chic exterior. 
Hinoki & The Bird
Hinoki & The Bird, which boasts a studiously ornate interior and too-cool-for-school waiters who rock converse and chambray shirts, brings together fresh California cuisine with the delicacy and balance of Japanese cooking.
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.

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