Located in the heart of the Marais not far from the Cirque d'Hiver, the restaurant in the famous Hotel Murano is painfully cool and trendy, with ultra 'design' furniture, all-white décor, a virtual chimney and 'stalactites' that continually change colour hanging from the 5 metre high ceiling. Frequented by clients of the hotel and a few well to do Parisians who enjoy the high-life, it pays to be impeccably dressed if you want to be let in here, and naturally every dish on the excellent menu costs the earth.
The bar is more of a 'lounge' and again, no sneakers allowed. Here everything is bright and colourful: the walls are padded with coloured cubes and the multi-coloured bubble chairs are lit up by fluorescent neon lights. The atmosphere is jazzy-soul and house, with three resident Djs. An impressive menu of 180 vodkas will give you pause for thought, and the Sunday brunch is very popular among Paris's bright young things.