SKY HIGH: Despite the enviable view and Rainbow Room ambitions of its 56th-floor restaurant Ciel de Paris, the Tour Montparnasse has an image problem: Most consider the only skyscraper within city limits an eyesore. But that may soon change thanks to hot interior designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance and artistic director Yorgo Tloupas, who reinvented the restaurant’s visual identity. Out went the latter-day Vegas trappings in favor of a camel, amber and warm gray palette in the designer’s signature organic shapes — a massive bronze-tinged resin Champagne bar, an irregular-shaped table within a wraparound banquette for large groups and smoky mirrors on the ceiling that reflect the city below. Newly appointed chef Christophe Marchais focuses on updated French classics (lunch menus are at 26 euros and 38 euros, or $32.80 and $47.90 at current exchange, while dinner per person is from 60 euros, or $75.65).
— Tina Isaac
Ciel de Paris, 33 Avenue du Maine, 75015.
Tel.: +33-1-40-64-77-64. Open daily 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
The American bar stays open until 1 a.m.