Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

The River Café
The food takes second place to the exquisite view of Manhattan from the Brooklyn shore...
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First of the speakeasy bar/restaurants hasn't lost its edge or its good-looking clientele...
Café Cluny
Delectable dishes are served in a relatively intimate and achingly fashionable setting.
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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...
Stone Park Café
Stone Park Cafe's more original brunch menu is a Brooklyn Sunday must...
Café Gitane
Crusty baguettes and French models are the staple at this Nolita café...
Café Habana
Rest assured there is a good reason why so many hip locals queue around the block.
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.
Ali’s Kebab Café
The trek to Queens is worth it at Ali's Kebab Café, where offal and atmosphere are served up in equal measure.
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Pok Pok Ny
Known for its authentic Thai dishes, Pok Pok Ny's food is more flavourful than you thought possible.
The Surrey
The Surrey is glamorously reminiscent of the Upper East Side's past.
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Four Seasons
it's been deemed grand and glorious, dining at the Four Seasons is a moment of arrival. Classic New York as you're going to get.
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...
Batali is the muscle behind Pasternack's seafood restaurant and the quality shows through...
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...
A culinary adventure from one of the rising stars of the NY dining scene...
Ultimate foodie NY experience.
Upmarket Americana is the name of the game at Cookshop.
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.
As one of New York's most famous Parisian-style brassaries, Balthazar doesn't need to do much to get foodies through the doors.
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...
Chic laid-back Italian spirit that's perfect for wining dining clients (or even just yourself)...
Daniel Boulud's flagship restaurant is NY fine dining at its absolute zenith...
Blue Hill
Blue Hill serves good, honest food direct from the farm courtesy of locavore chef Dan Barber. 
Really authentic Italian eatery all the way out in the Bronx...
Low-key and well-priced trattoria full of pretty, young hipsters...
Sushi Yasuda
Delicately fresh and simple flavours at this celebrated sushi restaurant...
Low-key and excellent homely Middle Eastern cooking in Brooklyn...
The Strip House
A great atmosphere and a few eclectic culinary touches put this steakhouse ahead of the pack...

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