Club Paris (update), Anchorage, 7/29/21

Club Paris was visited by Frankie in 2018 for lunch so this visit we decided to have dinner.  It is an old school place but the interior has been changed quite a bit to deal with the Covid pandemic.  Tables are now separated by dividers and so room shots are difficult.  The building dates back 100 years and the current restaurant to the 1950s when I understand the owner married a French woman and he decorated the place with lots of Paris images to make her feel at home. The Selman family bought it in the 1970s with many of the staff having worked there for more than 25 years.  They are known for their steaks and seafood as well as their pink neon sign out front featuring an Eiffel Tower.  It is a long space with a curved bar taking up most of the front room.  Music is in the background, the lights are low and they did have one nightly special to add to the menu.  Their wine selection was not as appealing as their cocktails so we enjoyed martinis with dinner. Continue reading

Club Paris Restaurant, Anchorage, 8/3/18

street sign
street sign

Club Paris is a long narrow dark place with tons of stuff on the walls.  The walls are lined with booths sized for 2 or 4 people and closely placed tables running down the middle.  The tables were set with “office chairs” complete with rolling wheels.  The low ceiling had fans and 60’s rock played in the background.  A large bar took up a lot of the front of the restaurant and it looked like you could eat there too.  It was full of people so a reservation is a good idea but with a carpeted floor the noise level was not too bad.  The floor did seem to be hollow underneath so you could feel/hear the staff running back and forth.  Service was friendly and efficient but there wasn’t much time for chatting with so many people.  It did die down some while we were there so I’m guessing a lot of the crowd was there for lunch during the workday where time was of the essence.  There was a great vibe to the place and many renditions of the Eiffel Tower as well as Paris references.   Outside was a wonderful sign that looked like it dated back quite a ways.  Continue reading