Payard's intimate dining room seats 46 people. Its main attraction -- other than its cuisine -- is the open-air chef exposition station, which is described in more detail below. The room is semicircular and features a whimsical white banquette; made of diamond-shaped tufted leather, it gently hugs the room's curved wall, which is toward the right and in front of you as you enter. Toward the left, meanwhile, are large, almost floor-to-ceiling windows, which have rectilinear seating for about a dozen guests and provide a perfect view of the bustling Raos, hallways to the convention center and one of the entrances to the Garden of the Gods Pool complex. The dining room is whimsical and fun and includes gentle nods to flavors and components used in Francois Payard's cuisine, such as the white leather banquette, which is reminiscent of white chocolate; the gentle color that illuminates the room, which looks like butter; and the cream- and butter-colored table service. The butter-colored room is accented by dark wooden tables -- both round and rectangular -- and stands in welcome contrast to the vibrant coloring of the open kitchen and of the whimsical pattern in the red, gold, beige and grey carpet underfoot. Finally, fanciful lights are strategically placed throughout and are of several different styles; there are teardrop-shaped chandeliers, for instance, which are described below, and fanciful golden sconces, as well as two sunset-hued lamps featuring bases similar to the "trees" outside the restaurant.