Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

The Bar Room
Found under The Beekman’s nine-storey Victorian atrium, The Bar Room is a glamorous spot for a cocktail and a few light bites.
Tavern on the Green
The iconic Tavern on the Green offers a seasonal food menu and atmospheric indoor and al fresco dining overlooking the Sheep Meadow in Central Park.
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.
The Beekman
Housed in a landmark building in Lower Manhattan, The Beekman has been fully restored and is now even more striking than when it was first build in 1881.
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.
Terroir
LES Tenement Museum
A tour around the Lower Eastside Tenement Museum is a real insight into old New York.
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Brooklyn's contemporary art museum is well worth a trip...
Riverside Church
Serene and spectacular venue for theater and concerts...
Joe
Coffee favourite that's now springing up all over the city...
Zinc Bar
Jazz, live music and perfectly mixed tropical cocktails...
Employees Only
Guggenheim Museum
One of the most iconic buildings in the city houses one of the world's greatest art collections...
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
St. Patrick's is architecturally stunning and offers an alternative to the city's parks and galleries.
Empire State Building
NYC's iconic landmark still provides the best views of the city...
Frick Collection
A collection of artworks housed in the former estate of steel tycoon Henry Clay Frick...
Museum of Natural History
All you ever wanted to know about natural history...
Statue of Liberty
Lady Liberty is one of NYC's most iconic landmarks - pity it's a bit of a schlep to get there...
Raines Law Room
A 'neo-speakeasy' with on-trend cocktails and a whiff of 1920s nostalgia...
Rockefeller Center
Built by one of the quintessential industrialist American families the Rockefeller Center is a mixture of views, shops, restaurants and live music...
Perry Street
Sleek design is married with sleek food at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's eighth New York restaurant.
Bowery Ballroom
A temple to the bright young things worshipping at the altar of ultra-hip sceney music...
The Dead Rabbit
The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog is a retro-inspired cocktail bar with an upscale atmosphere.
Ear Inn
One of New York's oldest drinking dens...
Nice Matin
The perfect destination for a lingering summer lunch take some newspapers and prepare to settle in.
Schiller’s
Sexy fun dining from Keith MacNally that's hard to beat.
The Cloisters
A hidden oasis of calm, The Cloisters showcase Medieval European art and architecture...
Raoul’s
Alsatian cooking at a Soho institution.
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club
Larry Flynt's lap-dancing club is a favourite for business men, bachelor parties and celebrities...
Employees Only
First of the speakeasy bar/restaurants hasn't lost its edge or its good-looking clientele...
Bar Boulud
Al Di Là
If it's low-key comfort food you're after, you'll find it by the piled-high plateload at Al Di Là; expect northern Italian fare done well.
Union Square Café
Understated elegance is the backdrop for impeccable Modern American cooking...
Esca
Batali is the muscle behind Pasternack's seafood restaurant and the quality shows through...
Degustation
A culinary adventure from one of the rising stars of the NY dining scene...
Craft
Ultimate foodie NY experience.
Buddakan
As a one-stop shop for pouting and posing, it's reassuring to know that Buddakan doesn't disappoint when it comes to its mouthwatering menu of modern Asian dishes.
Balthazar
As one of New York's most famous Parisian-style brassaries, Balthazar doesn't need to do much to get foodies through the doors.
I Trulli
Friendly Puglian Italian with a sensational wine list...

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