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T+L Reports: A Meal and Massage in Paris

How do you finish off a sinful meal in Paris?Not with dessert, judging by the batch of restaurants adding massages to their menus. Wednesday through Sunday nights at Nirvana (3 Ave. Matignon; 33-1/53-89-18-91; dinner for two $184), just off the Champs-Élysées, you can slink away from the rest of the couture-clad clientele to the "de-stress" corner for a 25-minute rubdown ($23). Sir Terence Conran's chic Mezzanine Bar at Alcazar (62 Rue Mazarine; 33-1/53-10-19-99; brunch for two $60, including massage) is the place to be for brunch on Sundays—not only for the Beautiful People-watching, but also for 15-minute kneading sessions. In the subdued 15th Arrondissement, On Air Café (25 Rue Balard; 33-1/45-58-45-68; dinner for two $44) arranges quarter-hour tableside treatments ($17) in a casual, bistro atmosphere. And celebrity flytrap Man Ray (34 Rue Marbeuf; 33-1/56-88-36-36; dinner for two $135) gives patrons a reason not to hate Mondays, with a weekly after-work elixir: a strong cocktail and a half-hour massage ($12). With any luck, you might catch owners Johnny Depp and Sean Penn getting pummeled in the next seat.
—Liz Krieger

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