Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Vic’s
A marvellous marriage of Italian and Mediterranean flavours, Vic’s – with Chef Hillary Sterling at the helm – is a NoHo knockout.
Union Square Café
Understated elegance is the backdrop for impeccable Modern American cooking...
Tørst
Danish for ‘thirst’, TØrst is the latest addition to Brooklyn's ever expanding bar scene, and a real haven for beer aficionados.
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.
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 Standard Grill
One of the most fashionable and sought-after restaurants in New York...
The Standard East Village
The Standard East Village is striking, stylish and chic. This 21-storey tower has beautiful rooms, super cocktails and one of the best restaurants around...
The Spotted Pig
New Yorkers have firmly embraced the Spotted Pig and gastro-pub concept some while after opening it's still regularly packed out. Go for epic bar food and to watch Manhattan sophisticates do what they do best.
The Marmara Park Avenue
Light, airy and unexpectedly modern, The Marmara Park Avenue offers a welcome retreat from the busy streets of Manhattan.
The Lambs Club
The Lambs Club is perfect either for that rushed pre-theatre bite, or a more leisurely post-theatre feed. 
The Knickerbocker Hotel
A peaceful, sleek hotel overlooking Times Square, The Knickerbocker Hotel has a rooftop bar, cuisine from Charlie Palmer and 350 soundproofed rooms.
The James
A boutique hotel in SoHo, The James has a residential vibe and some seriously stylish outdoor and rooftop spaces, including an urban garden and plunge pool.
The Eddy
A seasonal New American restaurant, The Eddy is packed with talent you can trust, like Executive Chef Jeremy Salamon and Head Bartender Brian Elder.
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.
The Cloisters
A hidden oasis of calm, The Cloisters showcase Medieval European art and architecture...
The Bowery
This hotel combines eclectic design gadgets galore and one of the trendiest bars in town.
The Blond
Found within Aby Rosen’s 11 Howard, The Blond bar is where New York’s style set go to drink, dance, and make merry in Manhattan.
Soho House
Chic decadence seeps from every pore of this building a top choice for a trendy media-set.
Smyth Tribeca
Delightful details make this a charming 'boutique' hotel.
Schiller’s
Sexy fun dining from Keith MacNally that's hard to beat.
Room Mate Grace
Slap bang in the centre of the Theatre district and Times Square, this quirky, modern hotel aims to be creative
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.
Red Rooster
 Comfort food and soul music in the heart of Harlem.
Raines Law Room
A 'neo-speakeasy' with on-trend cocktails and a whiff of 1920s nostalgia...
Prime Meats
With a menu that comes by way of far-off Alpine regions, Prime Meats is a sleek restaurant in Brooklyn with a farm-to-table ethos and undeniable style.
Porchlight
A sleek New York bar with some old school Southern style, Porchlight in Chelsea has oodles of charm, cocktails that pack a punch, and Southern food.
Pok Pok Ny
Known for its authentic Thai dishes, Pok Pok Ny's food is more flavourful than you thought possible.
Opening Ceremony
A high-end fashion store in Lower Manhattan, Opening Ceremony stocks brands like Acne and Rodarte in its chic, art-centric space.
Oak
Cutting-edge and urban, Oak’s Bond Street branch sells apparel and accessories from the latest up-and-coming designers to Manhattan hipsters.
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Acclaimed chef David Chang continues to receive plaudits for this latterly fast-food restaurant.
Minetta Tavern
Parisian steakhouse meets classic New York City tavern
Meadowsweet
A New American restaurant with whitewashed walls, an indoor herb garden, and seasonal creds, Meadowsweet is a fixture on the Brooklyn dining scene.
Maison Premiere
Oysters, cocktails and premium absinthe are the driving force behind Maison Premiere, a retro-tinged Williamsburg bar and restaurant.
Lupa
Easy-going neighbourhood that is patronised by all the big name local chefs...
Locanda Vini e Olii
Hip Brooklyn eatery housed in an 130 year old apothecary...
Little Branch
West Village speakeasy from the Milk & Honey boys...
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.
Joe’s Pub
Joe's Pub is all about live events from theatre to music washed down by lots of beer...
Jewel Bako
One of the hippest, most-intimate dining establishments in the LES...
Hundred Acres
Comforting and comfortable. Particularly popular for the rustic brunch.

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