The city’s new hot boîtes include bistros du jour La Maison Blanche, with its power booths and VIP club, and Hiramatsu, a Japanese place with just 18 seats. But visiting celebrities and Parisian stars tend, like everyone else, to dine regally at the city’s grandest restaurants. The posh Hôtel Plaza Athénée attracts Lenny Kravitz, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, and Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen to Bar du Plaza Athénée, which also has the three-star Alain Ducasse restaurant. At the Hotel Meurice, the splendidly renovated dining room has sated the appetites of Matt Dillon, Plácido Domingo, Kirk Douglas, Rupert Everett, and Robin Williams.
La Maison Blanche, 15 avenue Montaigne, 011-33-1-47235599
Le Meurice in Hotel Meurice, 228 rue de Rivoli, 011-33-1-44581050
Restaurant Hiramatsu Saint-Louis en Lîle, 7 quai de Bourbon, 011-33-1-56810880
Restaurant Plaza Athénée in the Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris, 25 avenue Montaigne, 011-33-1-53676655