Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

The Polo Bar
The Polo Bar, part of Ralph Lauren’s stable, offers a classic NYC restaurant experience, complete with cocktails – both liquid and shrimp varieties.
Tavern on the Green
The iconic Tavern on the Green offers a seasonal food menu and atmospheric indoor and al fresco dining overlooking the Sheep Meadow in Central Park.
Estela
Estela, serving accomplished Mediterranean dishes from its elegant, understated space in New York's East Village, has swiftly established its reputation
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.
Tertulia
Seamus Mullen's debut restaurant, Tertulia, was inspired by the sidrerias of Northern Spain, serving plenty of tapas, as well as a Spanish wine list.
Per Se
This three Michelin-starred restaurant is where New York's moneyed elite dine in plush modernity overlooking Central Park.
Perry Street
Sleek design is married with sleek food at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's eighth New York restaurant.
Morandi
Fashionable types flock for the sophisticated food and stylish scene.
21 Club
Classic, old-school restaurant with a private members' club feel for Midtown power brokers...
Nice Matin
The perfect destination for a lingering summer lunch take some newspapers and prepare to settle in.
Schiller’s
Sexy fun dining from Keith MacNally that's hard to beat.
Raoul’s
Alsatian cooking at a Soho institution.
Nobu
The River Café
The food takes second place to the exquisite view of Manhattan from the Brooklyn shore...
Employees Only
First of the speakeasy bar/restaurants hasn't lost its edge or its good-looking clientele...
Bar Boulud
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.
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.
Gramercy Tavern
Gramercy Tavern is the quintessential modern New York restaurant...
Esca
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...
Degustation
A culinary adventure from one of the rising stars of the NY dining scene...
Craft
Ultimate foodie NY experience.
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.
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 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...
Felidia
Chic laid-back Italian spirit that's perfect for wining dining clients (or even just yourself)...
Daniel
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. 
Mario’s
Really authentic Italian eatery all the way out in the Bronx...
Sushi Yasuda
Delicately fresh and simple flavours at this celebrated sushi restaurant...
The Strip House
A great atmosphere and a few eclectic culinary touches put this steakhouse ahead of the pack...
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...
Le Bernardin
One of the all time New York greats is still going strong after many years...
Sandro’s
An authentic and much overlooked Roman trattoria hidden in the heart of the Big Apple...
Peter Luger
Peter Luger's is still widely regarded as serving the best steaks in town...
Peasant
The rustic Peasant is the ideal dark and warm retreat on a winter's day...

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