Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Zum Schneider
Beer just got fun again in New York...
Zinc Bar
Jazz, live music and perfectly mixed tropical cocktails...
Westville
Low-key Westville is neighbourhood cooking at its finest...
Webster Hall
Large-scale club nights and top-class live music...
Washington Square Park
Steeped in history and popular with a diverse mix of people Washington Square Park is a great place to hang out. On the weekends come and enjoy performers entertaining the large crowds.
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 Park
Union Square Park is a cultural hub of happenings. Stop savour and enjoy...
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.
Therapy
The gay crowd are flocking to Hell's Kitchen for a little late-night Therapy...
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 Strip House
A great atmosphere and a few eclectic culinary touches put this steakhouse ahead of the pack...
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 Slipper Room
The Slipper Room is a performance space offering a roster of incredible variety acts, from burlesque to aerialists and everything in between.
The Rusty Knot
The poshest dive bar you'll ever go to...
The Musket Room
The Mermaid Inn
Fisherman's fare at its finest. Fashionable and flavoursome; this small seafood shack chain won't disappoint.
The Marmara Park Avenue
Light, airy and unexpectedly modern, The Marmara Park Avenue offers a welcome retreat from the busy streets of Manhattan.
The Ludlow
Housed in a 20-floor red brick building on the Lower East Side, The Ludlow is a sleek hotel offering boho-luxe style and a buzzy French restaurant.
The Little Owl
Fun and lively dining in West Village surrounds...
The Library Hotel
The smallish rooms are made up for by the Library itself, a great place to unwind after a day hitting the shops.
The Dutch
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.
Terroir
Tanoreen
Low-key and excellent homely Middle Eastern cooking in Brooklyn...
Sweetwater
Yet another good reason to venture to Brooklyn Sweetwater consistently delivers delicious modern American fare in a no-frills environment.
Sushi Seki
A relaxed sushi joint where many chefs head for late night/early morning sustenance...
Sunshine Cinema
The hipster haunt for film fans…
Strip House
A favourite of A-listers from Lindsay Logan to Bruce Willis, this celeb hotspot attracts a crowd that ranges from well-heeled twenty-somethings to grey-haired bachelors.
Stone Park Café
Stone Park Cafe's more original brunch menu is a Brooklyn Sunday must...
Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry has been captured in countless movies and is one of New York's most iconic activities.
SriPraPhai
The best Thai restaurant in the five boroughs, definitely worth the schlep...
South Street Seaport
South Street Seaport has shopping, restaurants and cafes to offer on its broad, traffic-free pRomenades...
Soho
Fashionistas could go no further than Soho on a NYC shopping trip. From Bloomingdale's to Prada Anna Sui and Marni it's home to some great names. Lunch at Cipriani Downtown or pop into the stylish Mercer Hotel for a quick bite.
Sistina
If Daniel Boulud raves about the wine list maybe you really should visit...
Second Avenue Deli
Kosher deli that's a New York landmark...
Saxon + Parole
Downtown New York equestrian-chic restaurant featuring 'grilled meats & aquatic delights' by Michelin-starred Chef Brad Farmerie.
Sandro’s
An authentic and much overlooked Roman trattoria hidden in the heart of the Big Apple...

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