Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

11 Howard
A boutique hotel in SoHo, 11 Howard features Scandinavian-inspired interiors, a stylish lounge and an acclaimed French restaurant.
abcV
The restaurant abcV serves elegant vegetarian cuisine from breakfast through to dinner in its bright white space within ABC Carpet & Home in Manhattan.
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.
Arlene’s Grocery
A temple to the young and hip Arlene's Grocery is a great place to kick back relax and enjoy the buzz.
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.
Bar Veloce
Bar Veloce draws in a smart and sophisticated crowd in need of a good glass of wine to unwind.
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. 
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Alternative music to cutting-edge theatre is on offer at Brooklyn Academy of Music...
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Brooklyn's contemporary art museum is well worth a trip...
Caroline’s Comedy Club
One of the city's most well-known comedy clubs has a mixed line up of stand up and improv...
Casa Mono
Tapas and wine go together like a horse and carriage, which is why it's good to know that Casa Mono does both oh-so well.
Cookshop
Upmarket Americana is the name of the game at Cookshop.
Cooper-Hewitt Museum
A look around here will make you realise the full impact design has on the way we live.
Dante
Now a registered New York landmark, a drink or a meal at Dante offers a side of history with every Italian-inspired meal and potent cocktail.
Delicatessen
Smooth and striking interior; a tasty SoHo take on the greasy spoon diner...
Dig Inn Seasonal Market
The clean, local and healthy food that packs a zesty and flavoursome punch...
Empire State Building
NYC's iconic landmark still provides the best views of the city...
Employees Only
First of the speakeasy bar/restaurants hasn't lost its edge or its good-looking clientele...
Employees Only
Estela
A bar/restaurant serving spanish cuisine alongside terrific wines
Extra Virgin
Frick Collection
A collection of artworks housed in the former estate of steel tycoon Henry Clay Frick...
Gotham Comedy Club
Brings grandeur and glamour to the Big Apple comedy scene...
Grand Banks
An oyster bar on hand-built historic wooden schooner in New York, Grand Banks is an outdoor drinking and dining experience you aren’t likely to forget.
Grand Central Oyster Bar
A New York must for any tourists with a penchant for the aphrodisical bivalve...
Guggenheim Museum
One of the most iconic buildings in the city houses one of the world's greatest art collections...
Hearth
You come to Hearth for the collected ramblings of a madman and his divine wine list...
Hôtel Americano
Super-chic and oh-so-trendy boutique nestling against the High Line in West Chelsea...
I Trulli
Friendly Puglian Italian with a sensational wine list...
Jewel Bako
One of the hippest, most-intimate dining establishments in the LES...
Jimmy’s No. 43
Gastro pub with great beer and a 'secret chef' capable of culinary miracles...
Joe
Coffee favourite that's now springing up all over the city...
Knitting Factory
One of Brooklyn's best live-music clubs...
Landmarc
Well-priced wine list and great atmosphere draw the professionals...
LES Tenement Museum
A tour around the Lower Eastside Tenement Museum is a real insight into old New York.
Manducatis
Great family restaurant with a good mix of peasant dishes, friendly service and a wonderful and affordable wine list...
Martha Washington Hotel
Following a recent renovation, the boutique Martha Washington Hotel, previously catering to women, now comes with a new tagline: "exclusively for everyone."
Mary’s Fish Camp
Simple unfussy seafood keeps Mary's permanently packed.
Maya
Magnificent meals (and margaritas); some of the best Mexican fare in town.
Meadowsweet
A New American restaurant with whitewashed walls, an indoor herb garden, and seasonal creds, Meadowsweet is a fixture on the Brooklyn dining scene.

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