7 Best Restaurants for French-Inspired Food in Alaska

Traditional Alaskan fare—fresh seafood and game—lends itself exceedingly well to French-style preparation. And several of the state’s chefs have taken note of this natural melding of flavors and techniques. The result is some truly unique, Alaskan-style French cuisine. Yes, you can still find some more typical French fare on the Last Frontier, but these are our favorite restaurants for French-inspired foods in Alaska.

Paris Bakery & Café, Anchorage, AK

In Anchorage, diners will find some of the state’s most classically French cuisine at Paris Bakery and Café. The bakery side serves up croissants, bread and other Parisian-style pastries, while the café offers a menu of typical French country fare that includes flavorful preparations of fresh ingredients—think scallops ala Madame St. Jacque and chicken cordon bleu.

SALT, Juneau, AK

SALT, in Juneau, is the restaurant that most fully realizes what a fusion of French and Alaskan culinary traditions can be. Although SALT bills its menu as “modern Alaskan cuisine,” the French influence is immediately apparent in dishes like the truffle frites, duck confit and the classic French onion soup.

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Le Barn Appetit Inn and Creperie, Seward, AK

Given its Seward location, Le Barn Appetit Inn and Creperie is by no means your typical crepes joint. Founded by a Belgian immigrant who made his way to Alaska, Le Barn has a full menu of savory crepes (and even Belgian waffles), such as their crepe epinard et jambon, as well as crepes for those with a sweet tooth, like the classic butter-sugar-lemon crepe.

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Campobello Bistro, Anchorage, AK

Anchorage’s Campobello Bistro is a Mediterranean restaurant that also offers some fantastic French twists on fresh Alaskan ingredients. Examples include their savory Alaskan seafood crepe, duck a l’orange, and a traditional filet champignon.

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North Pole Crepery, North Pole, AK

You can grab some seriously tasty crepes in the Interior. Head for the North Pole Crepery—in the town of the same name—for a Last Frontier twist on this French classic. Craving a vegetarian pizza crepe? You can get one there!

Club Paris, Anchorage, AK

The venerable Club Paris—serving up classic supper club fare for more than 60 years—is not exactly a French restaurant. However, you can get certain French classics there that are difficult to find elsewhere, like escargot. They also offer an hors d'oeuvre platter and, of course, filet mignon.

Lepi de Paris, Anchorage, AK

Lepi de Paris is a small café that is owned by the same folks who brought you Paris Bakery & Café. Lepi de Paris, however, is a coffee shop that specializes in French-style coffees and pastries, as well as small bistro plates, like quiches and savory croissants.

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