Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Really authentic Italian eatery all the way out in the Bronx...
Marea New York: high-end Italian food in enviable setting
After rip-roaring success at New York favourite Convivio, chef Michael White returns for a repeat performance at Marea, Central Park South.
Manhattan Bound: Great Books About New York
Great family restaurant with a good mix of peasant dishes, friendly service and a wonderful and affordable wine list...
Low-key and well-priced trattoria full of pretty, young hipsters...
Maison Premiere
Oysters, cocktails and premium absinthe are the driving force behind Maison Premiere, a retro-tinged Williamsburg bar and restaurant.
Madison Square Park
The founding home of Shake Shack, and if that's not good enough I don't know what is...
Madison Avenue
If you're in town to exploit the great exchange rate look no further than Madison - it's home to every designer you can think of. Happily one of our favourite lunch spots Le Bilboquet is about half way up.
Macabre Martinis & Spooky Speakeasies – Haunted Bars for Drinks with the Dead
Lure Fishbar
Under-rated seafood joint with an overflowing raw bar full of salty goodness...
Easy-going neighbourhood that is patronised by all the big name local chefs...
Locanda Vini e Olii
Hip Brooklyn eatery housed in an 130 year old apothecary...
Locanda Verde
Stunning mains and immaculate desserts. Savour every last morsel in the warm and rustic surrounds.
Little Branch
West Village speakeasy from the Milk & Honey boys...
Lincoln Center
The beating heart of New York's performing arts scene...
Lil’ Frankie’s
Food glorious food is the key to Lil Frankie's success.
Liberty Helicopters
Liberty Helicopters offers the most glamorous way to see the sights of New York City - from the air where you can truly see what the Big Apple has to offer.
LES Tenement Museum
A tour around the Lower Eastside Tenement Museum is a real insight into old New York.
Le Parker Meridien
A hip assemblage of upscale furnishings modern art and innovative restaurants.
Le Bernardin
One of the all time New York greats is still going strong after many years...
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club
Larry Flynt's lap-dancing club is a favourite for business men, bachelor parties and celebrities...
Well-priced wine list and great atmosphere draw the professionals...
La Esquina
One of NYC best known hidden restaurants - go through the kitchen to find the gold...
Knitting Factory
One of Brooklyn's best live-music clubs...
Kiehl’s Spa 1851
Kiehl's Spa 1851 is a beacon for health and beauty in New York’s Lenox Hill neighbourhood, offering a menu of bespoke treatments in chic surrounds.
Kevin Gerlach: A Zest for the Best of Cape Town
Kevin Gerlach is the man behind Villa Zest, one of the hippest hotels in Cape Town - here he shares his thoughts on his career and what makes the city tick
Katz’s Delicatessen
A really old-school favourite this deli has become a quintessential NYC experience...
JW Marriott Essex House
This elegant Midtown hotel has been updated with modern touches and offers guests luxury at every corner.
Chef Shaun Hergatt’s New York restaurant, Juni serves contemporary, innovative cuisine in one of the city's top Michelin star establishments.
Joyce Theater
In the heart of Chelsea is The Joyce Theater, a temple to dance troupes from across the globe...
John Varvatos Soho
The label whose minimalist fashion has become synonymous with rock 'n' roll nostalgia fits perfectly within this once iconic punk club.
Joe’s Pub
Joe's Pub is all about live events from theatre to music washed down by lots of beer...
Coffee favourite that's now springing up all over the city...
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...
Proudly the flagship of Jean-George Vongerichten's eateries the food is close to flawless.
Jay McInerney – His Bite Of The Big Apple
Jacques Torres Chocolate Haven
It's all about the chocolate - Jacques Torres is Willy Wonka in human form...
Interview with Chef Eric Ripert
Hg2 speaks to chef Eric Ripert as he defines his cooking style, reveals his favourite cities and discusses his hopes for the future.
Il Buco
Charming Umbrian farmhouse restaurant complete with peasant trappings...

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