Francophiles congregate here for that je ne sais quoi, right down to the delicious croque monsieur, escargots, steak tartare, and coquilles Saint-Jacques. If you think this place looks straight out of Paris, it mostly is. The banquettes, the zinc bar, the light fixtures, and cinema posters were shipped from a defunct café in the City of Light to this atmospheric downtown alley. Stop by Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights starting at 7:30 pm to enjoy live jazz
with your meal. A second Café Claude has brought Paris to the Marina neighborhood.