Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

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.
The Eddy
A seasonal New American restaurant, The Eddy is packed with talent you can trust, like Executive Chef Jeremy Salamon and Head Bartender Brian Elder.
Meadowsweet
A New American restaurant with whitewashed walls, an indoor herb garden, and seasonal creds, Meadowsweet is a fixture on the Brooklyn dining scene.
Grand Banks
An oyster bar on hand-built historic wooden schooner in New York, Grand Banks is an outdoor drinking and dining experience you aren’t likely to forget.
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.
abcV
The restaurant abcV serves elegant vegetarian cuisine from breakfast through to dinner in its bright white space within ABC Carpet & Home in Manhattan.
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.
Juni
Chef Shaun Hergatt’s New York restaurant, Juni serves contemporary, innovative cuisine in one of the city's top Michelin star establishments.
Estela
A bar/restaurant serving spanish cuisine alongside terrific wines
Nougatine
Public
Located in the heart of Nolita's maze of chic streets this is a great lunch option.
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Acclaimed chef David Chang continues to receive plaudits for this latterly fast-food restaurant.
Maya
Magnificent meals (and margaritas); some of the best Mexican fare in town.
Blue Ribbon
A landmark on the New York culinary scene. This is the place for late night dining.
Mary’s Fish Camp
Simple unfussy seafood keeps Mary's permanently packed.
BLT Steak
Cocktails and steak we find it hard to think of a more compelling combination.
21 Club
Classic, old-school restaurant with a private members' club feel for Midtown power brokers...
Del Posto
Del Posto brings fine dining charm to Italian cusine and does so with aplomb.
The Dutch
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...
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.
Hearth
You come to Hearth for the collected ramblings of a madman and his divine wine list...
Gramercy Tavern
Gramercy Tavern is the quintessential modern New York restaurant...
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...
Cookshop
Upmarket Americana is the name of the game at Cookshop.
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...
Landmarc
Well-priced wine list and great atmosphere draw the professionals...
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...
Momofuku Ko
David Chang's low-key, low-budget, low-cover eatery reinvented NYC dining...
Masa
With a set menu in excess of $400 the sushi has to be pretty darn amazing...
Manducatis
Great family restaurant with a good mix of peasant dishes, friendly service and a wonderful and affordable wine list...
Jewel Bako
One of the hippest, most-intimate dining establishments in the LES...
Extra Virgin
Red Rooster
 Comfort food and soul music in the heart of Harlem.
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.
The Standard Grill
One of the most fashionable and sought-after restaurants in New York...

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