Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

‘Wichcraft
Gourmet takeaway from one of America's top chefs...
11 Howard
A boutique hotel in SoHo, 11 Howard features Scandinavian-inspired interiors, a stylish lounge and an acclaimed French restaurant.
44&X Hell’s Kitchen
Classy comforting cuisine; perfect pre-show dining.
60 Thompson
Perfectly located 60 Thompson is ideal for those who want something hip stylish and comfortable.
abcV
The restaurant abcV serves elegant vegetarian cuisine from breakfast through to dinner in its bright white space within ABC Carpet & Home in Manhattan.
Aburiya Kinnosuke
If you’re looking for sushi, you’ll need to find somewhere else–the menu at Aburiya Kinnosuke champions the traditional Japanese method of robata grilling.
Ace Hotel
Achingly hip, vintage-inspired décor and quirky, nostalgia-inducing touches are guaranteed to charm.
Aire Ancient Baths
Cavernous and grand, the Aire Ancient Baths in New York are housed in a 19th century textile factory, offering a luxe decor and an extensive treatment menu,
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.
Alta
This international tapas restaurant in the West Village is a truly special place.
Antique Garage
Formerly an auto-garage the space is now a bi-level restaurant slash antiques shop.
Archer Hotel New York
The Archer Hotel New York has a curated collection of amenities, a popular steakhouse and a rooftop bar with Empire State Building views.
Ardesia
Found in Hell's Kitchen, Ardesia is chic neighbourhood wine bar offering a curated collection of wines and a tempting menu of snacks and light bites.
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.
Art Bar
Made up of two rooms with two very different atmospheres this is a great place to go for a drink whatever your mood.
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.
Bar Boulud
Bar Goto
Bar Goto, from bartender extraordinaire Kenta Goto, serves up masterful Japanese-inspired cocktails and a menu of small Japanese-inspired plates.
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 Pitti
A cash-only casual affair in West Village, Bar Pitti offers gorgeous Tuscan plates in a suitably rustic setting.
Bar Veloce
Bar Veloce draws in a smart and sophisticated crowd in need of a good glass of wine to unwind.
Barracuda
Without the attitude Barracuda is one of Chelsea's better gay bars.
Bâtard
A modern French restaurant in TriBeCa, Bâtard serves wildly imaginative and responsibly sourced cuisine in sleek surrounds.
Bella Blu
Bella Blu is an Upper East Side trattoria that offers fabulously fresh ingredients within gorgeously rustic interiors.
Bembe
Very cool, very alternative, very eco-friendly, very Williamsburg...
Bicycle Habitat
Whether you want to rent or buy, you're guaranteed to leave this store on two wheels. The perfect way to see the city.
Black Door
This buzzy little place is great for a drink and to do a bit of people watching.
Blind Tiger
Blind Tiger spent time researching fine coffee roasting techniques and created an alcohol-friendly menu to please everyone.
BLT Prime
BLT Prime is best defined as a creative steakhouse, with all kinds of meaty options available in subdued by nonetheless stylish surroundings. 
Blue Hill
Blue Hill serves good, honest food direct from the farm courtesy of locavore chef Dan Barber. 
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. 
bOb
Stylishly decorated and serving good drinks to the young and fabulous in New York.
Bowery Ballroom
A temple to the bright young things worshipping at the altar of ultra-hip sceney music...
Bowlmor Lanes
This is a great way to do something a bit different and will definitely bring a lot of laughs.
Bread
Does what it says on the tin with some added extras...
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...
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.
Café Cluny
Delectable dishes are served in a relatively intimate and achingly fashionable setting.
Café Habana

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