Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Vic’s
A marvellous marriage of Italian and Mediterranean flavours, Vic’s – with Chef Hillary Sterling at the helm – is a NoHo knockout.
The Todd English Food Hall
New York’s answer to the food halls and markets of the Mediterranean, The Todd English Food Hall is located in the luxurious Plaza hotel.
The Strip House
A great atmosphere and a few eclectic culinary touches put this steakhouse ahead of the pack...
The Spotted Pig
New Yorkers have firmly embraced the Spotted Pig and gastro-pub concept some while after opening it's still regularly packed out. Go for epic bar food and to watch Manhattan sophisticates do what they do best.
The Musket Room
The Mermaid Inn
Fisherman's fare at its finest. Fashionable and flavoursome; this small seafood shack chain won't disappoint.
The Little Owl
Fun and lively dining in West Village surrounds...
The Dutch
Sweetwater
Yet another good reason to venture to Brooklyn Sweetwater consistently delivers delicious modern American fare in a no-frills environment.
Strip House
A favourite of A-listers from Lindsay Logan to Bruce Willis, this celeb hotspot attracts a crowd that ranges from well-heeled twenty-somethings to grey-haired bachelors.
Sistina
If Daniel Boulud raves about the wine list maybe you really should visit...
Saxon + Parole
Downtown New York equestrian-chic restaurant featuring 'grilled meats & aquatic delights' by Michelin-starred Chef Brad Farmerie.
Sandro’s
An authentic and much overlooked Roman trattoria hidden in the heart of the Big Apple...
Roberta’s
Roberta's, housed in a former garage, is one of Brooklyn’s best pizza joints and a longtime foodie favourite of visiting celebs and in-the-know locals.
Red Rooster
 Comfort food and soul music in the heart of Harlem.
Raoul’s
Alsatian cooking at a Soho institution.
Public
Located in the heart of Nolita's maze of chic streets this is a great lunch option.
Prune
Homey sophistication is the order of the day come for classic cocktails and great food.
Prime Meats
With a menu that comes by way of far-off Alpine regions, Prime Meats is a sleek restaurant in Brooklyn with a farm-to-table ethos and undeniable style.
Perry Street
Sleek design is married with sleek food at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's eighth New York restaurant.
Peasant
The rustic Peasant is the ideal dark and warm retreat on a winter's day...
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Acclaimed chef David Chang continues to receive plaudits for this latterly fast-food restaurant.
Minetta Tavern
Parisian steakhouse meets classic New York City tavern
Maya
Magnificent meals (and margaritas); some of the best Mexican fare in town.
Mary’s Fish Camp
Simple unfussy seafood keeps Mary's permanently packed.
Mario’s
Really authentic Italian eatery all the way out in the Bronx...
Manducatis
Great family restaurant with a good mix of peasant dishes, friendly service and a wonderful and affordable wine list...
Lure Fishbar
Under-rated seafood joint with an overflowing raw bar full of salty goodness...
Lupa
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...
Lil’ Frankie’s
Food glorious food is the key to Lil Frankie's success.
Landmarc
Well-priced wine list and great atmosphere draw the professionals...
Jewel Bako
One of the hippest, most-intimate dining establishments in the LES...
Il Buco
Charming Umbrian farmhouse restaurant complete with peasant trappings...
I Trulli
Friendly Puglian Italian with a sensational wine list...
Hundred Acres
Comforting and comfortable. Particularly popular for the rustic brunch.
Hudson Clearwater
A rustic, romantic hideaway in the heart of the West Village, Hudson Clearwater delivers some of the best hearty American fare.
Hill Country
It's all about the 'cue at this Texan-inspired BBQ joint...
Hearth
You come to Hearth for the collected ramblings of a madman and his divine wine list...
Gotham Bar & Grill
A more recent part of NYC's dining history is still going as strong as ever...

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