Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

The Standard Grill
One of the most fashionable and sought-after restaurants in New York...
The River Café
The food takes second place to the exquisite view of Manhattan from the Brooklyn shore...
The Mermaid Inn
Fisherman's fare at its finest. Fashionable and flavoursome; this small seafood shack chain won't disappoint.
The Lambs Club
The Lambs Club is perfect either for that rushed pre-theatre bite, or a more leisurely post-theatre feed. 
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.
The Dutch
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.
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.
Red Rooster
 Comfort food and soul music in the heart of Harlem.
Quality Meats
Meats of quality. Midtown steakhouse created by Fourth Wall Restaurants and designed by AvroKO.
Public
Located in the heart of Nolita's maze of chic streets this is a great lunch option.
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.
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...
Nougatine
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Acclaimed chef David Chang continues to receive plaudits for this latterly fast-food restaurant.
Momofuku Ko
David Chang's low-key, low-budget, low-cover eatery reinvented NYC dining...
Meadowsweet
A New American restaurant with whitewashed walls, an indoor herb garden, and seasonal creds, Meadowsweet is a fixture on the Brooklyn dining scene.
Maya
Magnificent meals (and margaritas); some of the best Mexican fare in town.
Masa
With a set menu in excess of $400 the sushi has to be pretty darn amazing...
Mary’s Fish Camp
Simple unfussy seafood keeps Mary's permanently packed.
Manducatis
Great family restaurant with a good mix of peasant dishes, friendly service and a wonderful and affordable wine list...
Landmarc
Well-priced wine list and great atmosphere draw the professionals...
Juni
Chef Shaun Hergatt’s New York restaurant, Juni serves contemporary, innovative cuisine in one of the city's top Michelin star establishments.
Jewel Bako
One of the hippest, most-intimate dining establishments in the LES...
I Trulli
Friendly Puglian Italian with a sensational wine list...
Hearth
You come to Hearth for the collected ramblings of a madman and his divine wine list...
Grand Central Oyster Bar
A New York must for any tourists with a penchant for the aphrodisical bivalve...
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.
Gramercy Tavern
Gramercy Tavern is the quintessential modern New York restaurant...
Extra Virgin
Estela
A bar/restaurant serving spanish cuisine alongside terrific wines
Employees Only
First of the speakeasy bar/restaurants hasn't lost its edge or its good-looking clientele...
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...
Del Posto
Del Posto brings fine dining charm to Italian cusine and does so with aplomb.
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.
Cookshop
Upmarket Americana is the name of the game at Cookshop.
Blue Ribbon
A landmark on the New York culinary scene. This is the place for late night dining.
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.
BLT Steak
Cocktails and steak we find it hard to think of a more compelling combination.

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