Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

44&X Hell’s Kitchen
Classy comforting cuisine; perfect pre-show dining.
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.
August
Welcome, welcoming and downright homely, August has rustic comfort fare all wrapped up.
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.
Blue Hill
Blue Hill serves good, honest food direct from the farm courtesy of locavore chef Dan Barber. 
Café Cluny
Delectable dishes are served in a relatively intimate and achingly fashionable setting.
Café Habana
Carbone
Carbone conjures the spirit of New York's great Italian-American restaurants of the mid-20th century, serving old school classics with lashings of style.
Cherche Midi
A Nolita bistro that looks like it’s been spirited from the streets of Paris, Cherche Midi is an elegant, sunny restaurant with a tempting French menu.
Cookshop
Upmarket Americana is the name of the game at Cookshop.
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.
Degustation
A culinary adventure from one of the rising stars of the NY dining scene...
Delaware & Hudson
A petite, proudly American restaurant in Brooklyn, Delaware & Hudson serves a weekly-changing menu of dishes inspired by the mid-Atlantic states.
Dell’anima
Big neighbourhood eaterie, amazing Italian food and wine and an atmosphere to match...
Dovetail
Sample sublime Michelin-starred food infused with an American twist while sitting in glamorous and grand surrounds.
Employees Only
First of the speakeasy bar/restaurants hasn't lost its edge or its good-looking clientele...
Esca
Batali is the muscle behind Pasternack's seafood restaurant and the quality shows through...
Estela
Estela, serving accomplished Mediterranean dishes from its elegant, understated space in New York's East Village, has swiftly established its reputation
Estela
A bar/restaurant serving spanish cuisine alongside terrific wines
Extra Virgin
Frankie’s 457 Spuntino
Well worth venturing to Brooklyn for this is relaxed New York at its finest.
Freeman’s
Tucked away down a little alleyway is this temple to the hunt.
Gotham Bar & Grill
A more recent part of NYC's dining history is still going as strong as ever...
Gramercy Tavern
Gramercy Tavern is the quintessential modern New York restaurant...
Hearth
You come to Hearth for the collected ramblings of a madman and his divine wine list...
Hill Country
It's all about the 'cue at this Texan-inspired BBQ joint...
Hudson Clearwater
A rustic, romantic hideaway in the heart of the West Village, Hudson Clearwater delivers some of the best hearty American fare.
Hundred Acres
Comforting and comfortable. Particularly popular for the rustic brunch.
I Trulli
Friendly Puglian Italian with a sensational wine list...
Il Buco
Charming Umbrian farmhouse restaurant complete with peasant trappings...
Jewel Bako
One of the hippest, most-intimate dining establishments in the LES...
La Esquina
One of NYC best known hidden restaurants - go through the kitchen to find the gold...
Landmarc
Well-priced wine list and great atmosphere draw the professionals...
Lil’ Frankie’s
Food glorious food is the key to Lil Frankie's success.
Locanda Vini e Olii
Hip Brooklyn eatery housed in an 130 year old apothecary...
Lupa
Easy-going neighbourhood that is patronised by all the big name local chefs...
Lure Fishbar
Under-rated seafood joint with an overflowing raw bar full of salty goodness...
Malatesta
Low-key and well-priced trattoria full of pretty, young hipsters...

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