Bouley has been around forever and it is STILL excellent. Located in Tribeca, a large wooden door transports you to a wonderful dining experience. For autumn, the entry way is stacked with apples, delighting the nose with their smell. There are two dining rooms, the one to the right, a bit more light and open, the one to the left, red and more lush.
The restaurant is complete with a sommelier (which you'll need to make your way throught the wine selection, and, good luck finding anything under $50/bottle.)
The tasting menu is a great deal, but a LOT of food. I went a la carte, and when my appetizer arrived - a panache of 3 appetizers (butternut squash risotto, foie gras with apple, scallop/lobster dyo) I was worried that the portions were so small I'd be starving. Even when you order a la carte, though, they bring so many extra goodies that you will be more than stuffed - we got a 3-grapefruit starter, a fromage frais sorbet, an extra dessert, and finished with a strawberry/yogurt/mousse concotion, and cookies, we were stuffed!
Wait staff is delightful. Just be warned - if you order bottled water, they won't ask you if you want a second bottle, they'll just bring it and charge you for it.
Otherwise, a delightful experience!