Chris Noth Sings in Elaine’s; Gwyneth Paltrow Laughs at Smith & Mills

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Photo: Patrick McMullan

New York native Gwyneth Paltrow left her glam duds at home when she joined friends for drinks at Smith & Mills in Tribeca. The casually dressed GOOP guru was able to enjoy some down time in peace, despite clearly being recognized by fellow diners. But Chris Noth was anything but incognito when he stopped by Elaines. Mr. Big wowed a crowd containing familiar faces like Gay Talese, actor Jason Patric, Martha Plimpton, and former CIA Director Robert James Woolsey. The Good Wife star apparently rattled off several songs, accompanied by Elaine's pianist Michael Garin. Read our complete roundup of celebrity dining below.

Del Frisco's: Jets owner Woody Johnson, Republican Mitt Romney, and Rudy Giulianis former press secretary Matt Higgins were seen dining at the Times Square steak house. [Page Six/NYP]

East Side Social Club : At Patrick McMullans dinner for eighties it-girl Dianne Brill, Brooklyn artist Kenny Scharf broke a molar after an unfortunate encounter with an olive pit. [Page Six/NYP]

Elaine's: Sex and the Citys Chris Noth burst into song at the Upper East Side Haunt. [Page Six/NYP]

Gabriel's : Nancy Pelosi and Times op-ed columnist Bob Herbert ate at the Upper West Side bistro. [Page Six/NYP]

Hotel Griffou: Former NSYNCer Lance Bass and hair stylist Kyan Douglas enjoyed brunch with actress Marlee Matlin and director Joel Schumacher. [Page Six/NYP]

Locanda Verde: Governor David Paterson ate with his wife, Michelle, at the Tribeca restaurant Sunday. [NYDN]

Pulinos: Vogues Anna Wintour and her daughter got past security to try the pizza. [Page Six/NYP]

SD 26: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was seen out again, dining with guests in a private room at the Flatiron restaurant. [Page Six/NYP]

Smith & Mills: Gwyneth Paltrow sipped drinks with friends at the small Tribeca bar. [People]

Sundaes and Cones : Big Love star and indie icon Chlo Sevigny celebrated the warm weather with an ice-cream cone in the East Village. [Gawker]