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Hiramasa kingfish in a pineapple consommé

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Located inside the opulent St. Regis Hotel, Atlas is as much a museum as it is a place to eat: The space is adorned with a rotating roster of art on loan from a $1 billion private collection. Yes, that’s a Matisse, a van Gogh, a Picasso. The room itself is magnificent and hushed, a cathedral worthy of the works of art on the walls and on the plate. Chef Christopher Grossman previously worked at the French Laundry, and most of his food is simultaneously light (in an ethereal way) and decadent (given his deft use of luxe ingredients). Pillowy mushroom agnolotti is made heavenly with foie gras-enhanced jus and Australian black truffles, and an entree of hot smoked trout with potato mousse, green apples, and celery threads is elevated by a genius stroke of smoked caviar cream. 88 West Paces Ferry Road, 404-600-6471,