When I travel to Paris, Monaco, and the like, I don't dine at "normal" restaurants, so I guess the question is really irrelevant. Obviously if I lived there, I would have the opportunity to do so more often, but when I am in Paris/Monaco, etc... I am there for either business or pleasure in both cases, I will be dining at top tier restaurants. I have dined at at least 5 3 star restaurants in Paris, and several 1 and 2 stars as well, L'Ambroisie, Grand Vefour, Arpege, Guy Savoy, Pierre Gagnaire, Alain Ducasse, and a few others. In Tokyo, I've dined at the Park Hyatt, Nobu, and many Japanese restaurants... I'll be much more likely to dine at neighborhood/local style restaurants in Tokyo than in Europe though.