Greeting Fellow Chowhounds,
I'm currently living in Atlanta, an up-and-coming Chowhound City, but I'm coming to New York around New Year's for about a week. I'm wondering where to go for one truly incredible meal in Manhattan. I'm reading about Bouley Bakery - any current opinions on what's going on there and how it is? How about Picholine?
I'm also wondering about An American Place. The reviews seem mixed, though I'm looking for a restaurant that serves authentic American in a fine dining environment (this does not necessarily need to be in connection with the ONE GREAT MEAL question). William Grime's fairly recent review mentionned the desserts were disappointing - any thoughts on that?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.