where would you suggest I have dinner if I wanted a well dressed, elegant crowd without the super trendy groups that invade fine restaurants or honeymooners/couples sitting quietly by themsleves. Would there be a place where some patrons know one another and certainly know the staff? I want to sit with my friends and eat fabulous food and watch haute, fashionable Parisians parade in and out. Not a hush hush kind of place but a convivial environment with people unafraid to laugh and chat. Last year I enjoyed a tremendously fine lunch at Taillevent that was truly remarkable. The crowd was too American for me and people were dressed nicely but it was very quiet and almost a solitary experience in an odd way. On the other hand, I really want a fine dinner too with good service and a lively atmosphere. Any suggestions?