Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

21 Club
Classic, old-school restaurant with a private members' club feel for Midtown power brokers...
44&X Hell’s Kitchen
Classy comforting cuisine; perfect pre-show dining.
abcV
The restaurant abcV serves elegant vegetarian cuisine from breakfast through to dinner in its bright white space within ABC Carpet & Home in Manhattan.
Aburiya Kinnosuke
If you’re looking for sushi, you’ll need to find somewhere else–the menu at Aburiya Kinnosuke champions the traditional Japanese method of robata grilling.
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.
Arlington Club
The Arlington Club is an Upper East Side steakhouse with lashings of old world style and a menu that tempts with far more than its prime Meyer Farm beef.
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.
Bar Americain
Superchef Bobby Flay's interpretation of the Brasserie is a triumph. From seafood to steaks; it is stunning.
Bar Boulud
Bâtard
A modern French restaurant in TriBeCa, Bâtard serves wildly imaginative and responsibly sourced cuisine in sleek surrounds.
Beauty & Essex
One New York restaurant that's been described as a bit like the city itself; grungy and confusing on the outside but with a loud, glamorous, surprising, beating young heart.
BLT Prime
BLT Prime is best defined as a creative steakhouse, with all kinds of meaty options available in subdued by nonetheless stylish surroundings. 
BLT Steak
Cocktails and steak we find it hard to think of a more compelling combination.
Blue Hill
Blue Hill serves good, honest food direct from the farm courtesy of locavore chef Dan Barber. 
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.
Blue Ribbon
A landmark on the New York culinary scene. This is the place for late night dining.
Bouley
Inspired Italian fare comes as standard at Bouley, with a mouthwatering Mediterranean menu that please even the most discerning critic.
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.
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.
Cipriani Downtown
Dress in the day's designer purchases and join the jet-set crowd for Bellinis and people watching.
Cookshop
Upmarket Americana is the name of the game at Cookshop.
Craft
Ultimate foodie NY experience.
Daniel
Daniel Boulud's flagship restaurant is NY fine dining at its absolute zenith...
Danny Meyer to Open New York Venture Untitled
Restaurater Danny Meyer is replacing the cafe at the Whitney Museum with his newest concept Untitled.
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...
Del Posto
Del Posto brings fine dining charm to Italian cusine and does so with aplomb.
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.
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...
Employees Only
First of the speakeasy bar/restaurants hasn't lost its edge or its good-looking clientele...
EN Japanese Brasserie
EN Japanese Brasserie offers authentic Japanese cuisine and an extensive list of sake, Japanese whisky and shochu from its perch in Greenwich Village.
Esca
Batali is the muscle behind Pasternack's seafood restaurant and the quality shows through...

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