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Alcazar Restaurant Review: Once jeu de paume courts in the seventeenth century, a printer's address in the eighteenth century, then a cabaret, 62 rue Mazarine is now home to this contemporary restaurant and lounge. Managed by the Conran Group, L'Alcazar's interior is part warm and cozy living room with deep blue and red cushions lining the benches of its mezzanine, and part design space with glowing florescents and abstract furniture. The restaurant gets its nod in turn as many in the art world are lunch regulars. Dinner sees an eclectic and cosmopolitan crowd of Parisians and out-of-towners who feel at home in its trendy yet relaxed atmosphere. The menu, executed by chef Guillaume Lutard, is full of simple, contemporary dishes such as homemade duck foie gras with apple chutney, salmon tataki with ginger, mild chili quinoa and eggplants with cumin and fennel. Desserts are an oozing chocolate cake or poached peach in lemon verbena with peach sorbet. Great for a sophisticated yet relaxed meal. The ambiance is chic and festive at the Mezzanine bar, that has become an inescapable Parisian rendez-vous spot.