Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

A marvellous marriage of Italian and Mediterranean flavours, Vic’s – with Chef Hillary Sterling at the helm – is a NoHo knockout.
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.
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.
Locanda Verde
Stunning mains and immaculate desserts. Savour every last morsel in the warm and rustic surrounds.
Cipriani Downtown
Dress in the day's designer purchases and join the jet-set crowd for Bellinis and people watching.
This food defies description. Be similarly dazzled by the cellar holding 3,000 bottles of wine.
Frankie’s 457 Spuntino
Well worth venturing to Brooklyn for this is relaxed New York at its finest.
Fashionable types flock for the sophisticated food and stylish scene.
Del Posto
Del Posto brings fine dining charm to Italian cusine and does so with aplomb.
Lil’ Frankie’s
Food glorious food is the key to Lil Frankie's success.
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.
I Trulli
Friendly Puglian Italian with a sensational wine list...
Chic laid-back Italian spirit that's perfect for wining dining clients (or even just yourself)...
Really authentic Italian eatery all the way out in the Bronx...
Low-key and well-priced trattoria full of pretty, young hipsters...
Easy-going neighbourhood that is patronised by all the big name local chefs...
An authentic and much overlooked Roman trattoria hidden in the heart of the Big Apple...
If Daniel Boulud raves about the wine list maybe you really should visit...
Great family restaurant with a good mix of peasant dishes, friendly service and a wonderful and affordable wine list...
Il Buco
Charming Umbrian farmhouse restaurant complete with peasant trappings...
Big neighbourhood eaterie, amazing Italian food and wine and an atmosphere to match...
Marea New York: high-end Italian food in enviable setting
After rip-roaring success at New York favourite Convivio, chef Michael White returns for a repeat performance at Marea, Central Park South.

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