As you might guess, Anchorage has several of the meat-lover chain restaurants, including Black Angus, Cattle Company, Lone Star Steakhouse, and Outback Steakhouse. More upscale is Sullivan’s (5th Avenue Mall, 5th Ave. and C St., 907/258-2882, www.sullivansteakhouse.com, Mon.–Fri. 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5:30–11 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 5–10 p.m.), where two-inch-thick steaks are seared at high temperatures and cooked to perfection, and the dessert soufflés are to die for.
Just a block away is Anchorage’s old-time steakhouse, Club Paris (417 W. 5th Ave., 907/277-6332, www.clubparisrestaurant.com, lunch Mon.–Sat. 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., dinner Sun.–Thurs. 5–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 5–11 p.m., entrées $20–38), a plain-Jane fixture on the downtown scene since 1957. The atmosphere is dark, and one wall is lined with photos of the famous and infamous visitors who’ve eaten here over the decades. Super-tender filet mignon is the house specialty ($38, and worth it), but other items are somewhat cheaper, including fresh seafood, burgers, and salads.
© Don Pitcher from Moon Alaska, 10th Edition