Located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, Club Paris has been serving steaks and seafood to Alaskans and Visitors alike since the late 1950’s. Anchorage’s oldest steakhouse is housed in a building that was constructed in the nineteen twenties. Before the doors were opened as the Club Paris, the building at various times was a funeral parlor, a furniture store, and home for the store keepers. A photograph, circa 1937, of the original structure before anything was erected around it may be seen on the west wall near the front entrance. Here you can also find a chef’s hat and an original menu, hand drawn by Club Paris’ first chef, Jewel Hawkins. This area of the restaurant was an addition to the original building that was intended to look like a Parisian sidewalk cafe with an "Awning" like ceiling and Shrubbery.
The Club Paris safely weathered the 1964 Earthquake unlike many other structures in Anchorage. An aftermath photograph on the east wall of the lounge shows a damaged portion of the J. C. Penney building on the street with the Club Paris in the background. There is also a replica of the Anchorage Times front page describing this EVENT, along with a Byron Birdsall depiction of the destruction on 4th avenue caused by the quake.
On the west wall of the dining room we invite you to view our Rogues’ gallery of famous and infamous visitors from over the years. We’re happy that you have chosen, like they did, to let us serve you and hope that you have enjoyed what we proudly call