Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Dig Inn Seasonal Market
The clean, local and healthy food that packs a zesty and flavoursome punch...
The Dutch
Wollman Rink
Now owned by Trump - what isn't in New York - the Wollman Rink offers the perfect Christmastime activity...
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.
Union Square Park
Union Square Park is a cultural hub of happenings. Stop savour and enjoy...
Oak
Cutting-edge and urban, Oak’s Bond Street branch sells apparel and accessories from the latest up-and-coming designers to Manhattan hipsters.
The River Café
The food takes second place to the exquisite view of Manhattan from the Brooklyn shore...
Employees Only
First of the speakeasy bar/restaurants hasn't lost its edge or its good-looking clientele...
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.
Hôtel Americano
Super-chic and oh-so-trendy boutique nestling against the High Line in West Chelsea...
Union Square Café
Understated elegance is the backdrop for impeccable Modern American cooking...
Bar Jamón
With a huge wine list and an even bigger menu of Spanish-style sharing plates, Bar Jamón offers tantalising tapas at its very best.
Hearth
You come to Hearth for the collected ramblings of a madman and his divine wine list...
Gramercy Tavern
Gramercy Tavern is the quintessential modern New York restaurant...
Eleven Madison Park
This is the one everyone's talking about - Eleven Madison Park is slowly creeping up the list of the World's Best Restaurants...
Cookshop
Upmarket Americana is the name of the game at Cookshop.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
While it may be 30 miles outside of the city, for food this farm-fresh we're more than prepared to make the effort.
I Trulli
Friendly Puglian Italian with a sensational wine list...
Grand Central Oyster Bar
A New York must for any tourists with a penchant for the aphrodisical bivalve...
Tommaso’s
This old-world Italian eatery, with operatic accompaniment, is ideal for a romantic first date dinner...
Landmarc
Well-priced wine list and great atmosphere draw the professionals...
Peter Luger
Peter Luger's is still widely regarded as serving the best steaks in town...
Peasant
The rustic Peasant is the ideal dark and warm retreat on a winter's day...
Nathan’s Famous
Coney Island hot-dog stand that has become a New York institution...
Second Avenue Deli
Kosher deli that's a New York landmark...
Monkey Bar
Everything Graydon Carter touches turns to the hippest hue of gold, the Monkey Bar is certainly no exception...
Momofuku Ko
David Chang's low-key, low-budget, low-cover eatery reinvented NYC dining...
Masa
With a set menu in excess of $400 the sushi has to be pretty darn amazing...
Manducatis
Great family restaurant with a good mix of peasant dishes, friendly service and a wonderful and affordable wine list...
Blue Ribbon Sushi
If it's sushi in the city you're after, call off the search; perennial favourite Blue Ribbon offers arguably the best in New York. Everyone knows it. 
Barney Greengrass
Smoked fish and eggs, amongst other things, is the order of the day at Barney Greengrass, where breakfast is the most important meal of the day. 
Baci and Abbracci
There's pizza and then there's pizza, and it's the second you'll get at Baci and Abbracci with the kind of Neapolitan variety to make a grown man weep.
Katz’s Delicatessen
A really old-school favourite this deli has become a quintessential NYC experience...
Jimmy’s No. 43
Gastro pub with great beer and a 'secret chef' capable of culinary miracles...
Jewel Bako
One of the hippest, most-intimate dining establishments in the LES...
Hampton Chutney Co
Dosa-devouring heaven in this small SoHo takeaway...
Gray’s Papaya
If Batali can breakfast on one of Gray's dogs then we know we're heading in the right direction...
Franny’s
Highly regarded neighbourhood pizza joint in Brooklyn that is so worth the schlep...
Ferrara
Packed old-school Italian cafe that serves up beautiful sfogliatelle and strong espresso...
Extra Virgin

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