Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Zinc Bar
Jazz, live music and perfectly mixed tropical cocktails...
Union Square Café
Understated elegance is the backdrop for impeccable Modern American cooking...
Tommaso’s
This old-world Italian eatery, with operatic accompaniment, is ideal for a romantic first date dinner...
The W Union Sq.
W Union Square's landmark 1911 Guardian Life building has the city at it's fingertips.
The Strip House
A great atmosphere and a few eclectic culinary touches put this steakhouse ahead of the pack...
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 Rose Bar
Oh so media friendly the GPH's bar is a work of art...
The River Café
The food takes second place to the exquisite view of Manhattan from the Brooklyn shore...
The Polo Bar
The Polo Bar, part of Ralph Lauren’s stable, offers a classic NYC restaurant experience, complete with cocktails – both liquid and shrimp varieties.
The Plaza
Found on the southern fringes of Central Park, The Plaza is arguably New York’s most iconic hotel.
The Pierre
No expense has been spared to make this one of the largest and best hotels in this city.
The Peninsula
The fusion between contemporary accessories with old-world grace makes this hotel a special pick.
The Mark
A recession defying refurbishment has embellished the elegance and exclusivity of this luxury hotel.
The Mansfield
Situated in Midtown East the Mansfield blends seemlessly in with its rather grand surroundings.
The Loews Regency
A landmark among New York’s collection of classic hotels, The Loews Regency has enjoyed the favour of film stars, socialites and royalty over the years.
The Lambs Club
The Lambs Club is perfect either for that rushed pre-theatre bite, or a more leisurely post-theatre feed. 
The Frye Company
The cult following of Frye’s heritage boots have garnered will love the brand’s flagship store on Spring Street.
The Dead Rabbit
The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog is a retro-inspired cocktail bar with an upscale atmosphere.
The Cloisters
A hidden oasis of calm, The Cloisters showcase Medieval European art and architecture...
The Carlyle
The Carlyle is a timeless classic a showcase of great art and a sanctuary of privacy.
The Box
Decadent, debauched, anything-goes hedonism has meant The Box has been one of the city's most talked about clubs in recent years...
The Benjamin
The Benjamin provides discerning New York travelers with intimacy and comfort.
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.
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.
The Bar at Baccarat Hotel
The Bar at Baccarat Hotel is opulent and literally dripping with crystal; it’s a fine place for a Champagne cocktail or even a New York cider.
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
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.
Sushi Yasuda
Delicately fresh and simple flavours at this celebrated sushi restaurant...
Sunshine Cinema
The hipster haunt for film fans…
Statue of Liberty
Lady Liberty is one of NYC's most iconic landmarks - pity it's a bit of a schlep to get there...
Sparks
Classic dishes and an extensive wine list complement the sumptuous old-school de‰Û_cor...
Sistina
If Daniel Boulud raves about the wine list maybe you really should visit...
Schiller’s
Sexy fun dining from Keith MacNally that's hard to beat.
Sandro’s
An authentic and much overlooked Roman trattoria hidden in the heart of the Big Apple...
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
St. Patrick's is architecturally stunning and offers an alternative to the city's parks and galleries.
Rockefeller Center
Built by one of the quintessential industrialist American families the Rockefeller Center is a mixture of views, shops, restaurants and live music...
Riverside Church
Serene and spectacular venue for theater and concerts...
Ritz Carlton
The theme of the hotel is pure old-school luxury... but with just enough contemporary twists.
Raoul’s
Alsatian cooking at a Soho institution.

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