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Jens' Restaurant
Jens' Restaurant

Jens' Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.jensrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (907) 561-5367
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Jens Hansen, Chef de Cusine Nancy Alip
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: A small private dining room seats up to 20 guests. The whole restaurant is also available for private parties. Please contact us for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Annelise Hansen (907) 561-5367

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arctic Blvd
  • Public Transit: There are bus stops on 36th Avenue and on Arctic Blvd. Very close to the restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The restaurant is located in the Olympic Center with lots of free parking.
A word from Jens' Restaurant
For over 20 years Jens’ has served the best fresh Alaskan Seafood. The dinner menu also features prime steaks, lamb, veal, deer and fresh pasta along with a wide selection of delicious appetizers and salads. The menu changes often to take full advantage of the best fresh ingredients. For lunch Danish specialties joins the fresh seafood, American standards, pastas and salads. A selection of home made desserts round out the dining experience. The cozy wine bar offers the full menu and over 40 wines by the glass.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Amazing food and terrific service. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "As always, dining at Jen's in a fun experience, great service, ambiance and food. Well presented, attractive plate. Been many times and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We made a reservation for this restaurant after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. The food was unique and excellent. Our children, one of whom is very adventuresome in his food selections, were treated very well and enjoyed their meals. They don't have a kid's menu and ours were the only ones present, but they did have a pasta dish for kids. They have interesting art throughout and the staff were excellent. The location wasn't what we expected. If we hadn't seen the reviews we would have missed this gem. This restaurant would be worthy of a repeat, anytime."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "great food and good service can be expected during every visit for lunch or dinner"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Located in a strip mall. First time going - life time Alaskan. Food and serviced were great. Beautiful artwork on walls for viewing and purchase. Open tables, but positioned for private feel. Not noisy, but homey vibe. Overall we had a fantastic night out and will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Darrel was our waiter the food was great as always but Darrel made the experience awesome he rocks"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "A very descent restaurant. The place had a good vibe, but it is hard paying quality food prices from a strip mall based restaurant. I will go again.."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our favorite spot to dine. Would rather forgo eating out cheap every week and eat at Jens once a month!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Jens had an extensive and varied menu. The sashimi Napoleon was excellent. The pepper steak melts in your mouth."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Consistently excellent food, variety, service and management...."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Everything was fine. Good food, wine and service w"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great food, great service, made birthday celebration ver special."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal here The tuna salmon layered appetizer was fabulous and really enjoyed the Salmon and also the Halibutt special was delicious"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My niece lives in the valley, so when she comes into town I try to take her to Jens' for lunch or dinner. She loves the pepper steak! I love all the food here. It's the best!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I always enjoy Jen's. It's a great place to eat and the food is quite good."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Another fabulous meal at Jen's -- always the best!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My daughter and I took a trip to Jen's a few days ago and had a wonderful time. I have been a number of times but it was her first trip. She was quite impressed with the food and the great service."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "First time here and we went for lunch. I had their beef hash with eggs and my love had the seafood crepe. We had sauted calamari with grilled bread as an app. The calamari was exceptional! It was sliced thick and cooked in a lovely sauce with capers and dill. OMG...so good! The hash was yummy. It was chunks of tender fillet mignon in a brown gravy with potatoes, onions, and two over easy eggs on top. Delish! My love's seafood crepes needed a little salt but were very good otherwise. We will definitely return to try their dinner menu. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We love Jens. We'll always love Jens. The food is superb. The wine is fantastic. And there is this cute old waiter who dances with a sparkler whenever there is a celeration. Our favorite restaurant in Anchorage."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed! Great food & service!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food was wonderful and staff was very attentive! It is a little pricey for dinner but well worth it!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Over the years the quality has never changed. Jen's personal attention to his customers is always a welcomed touch. The food from the sea or from the land is always excellent."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Nice choice for a professional lunch. Quick, friendly service and wonderful food. I took clients to Jens for lunch and the atmosphere was perfect. Friendly efficient staff and quiet enough to talk business. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "This place totally blew me away. A friend took me to lunch here and I had to insist that my husband take me for dinner. The menu changes frequently so it may not be the same choices from day to day but I did notice the pepper steak is a standard. I can't imagine there is a bad choice to be made. Denmark has some wonderful traditional dishes and Jen's has perfected them. Be prepared for the prices. Not a place we can afford on a regular basis."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "You will never be disappointed with the food and service."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Awesome, great food, great service, great wine list a place that has all the points of fine dinning. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Love your restaurant, can always count on your food to be of the highest quality/flavor and your staff are top notch. Always a great dinning experience. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "The food is great! Good for lunch or dinner. Professional attentive staff. Tables are well spaced and you can actually have a conversation. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Nice people. Attentive servers. Love to dine here."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Jens is one of my favorite places to eat. The food is always wonderful. I have never had a bad meal there. The staff is outstanding. They are very attentive and are very lively. They are fun to interact with because of their joie de vie."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Jens' Restaurant has exceptionally good food that is not overpriced for what you get. Their service is outstanding as well, which is very refreshing as customer service for dinning out has been on a downward spiral. The restaurant is somewhat small, could be deemed "cozy". Its culture and history tend to attract the older, elitist crowd of people, which may make intimidate some young adult customers."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food was well prepared and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We celebrated my wife's birthday. The staff was awesome!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The staff were excellent--very on top of their tasks but not intrusive. Very helpful and informative. The ambiance was warm, inviting, very pleasant--set the tone for having a wonderful gathering of colleagues. Superb food--and the wine was excellent. I'd go back any time."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "An extremely pricey restaurant with above average food and usually above average service"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The service was instantly and impeccably friendly, attentive, and *insistent* on going the extra mile! The server's wine recommendations were spot on! Decidedly one of the most outstanding preparations of my favorite food, salmon, I have ever enjoyed. My friend's review of her porkchop: "Amazing!" The birthday surprise.... specially selected theme music for the presentation of a sparkler! (MY FAVORITE PART) and a beautiful card with my picture. They had me at sparkles!! Honorable mention: fantastic local art! I've traveled all over and can assert that their stellar reputation would hold up anywhere. Hands down, the best service I may have ever had. Thanks, Jens', for making the celebration of my day remarkable!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Went with a group to Jen's. Had a wonderful dinner as far as the food preparation was concerned. Salmon was very fresh and prepared perfectly to my order. However, the service was incredibly slow and took about 2 1/2 hours to get through dinner with very long waits for initial course after ordering and then between courses. I like a leisurely dinner where one is not rushed through dinner but this was way too leisurely with 30-45 minutes between courses."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. -consistently excellent!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Jens, a white tablecloth restaurant that does what it does well. The menu is small and compact, a little heavy on seafood, two red meats (steak and lamb) and oddly lacking any fowl, but that is a minor quibble. The dishes, well though out and executed with confidence by the kitchen. Eschewing the trendy for more traditional flavorings and parings, the flavoring of the dishes were solid, if a little on the bland side, a bit more boldness with the salt cellar in the kitchen wouldn't hurt. Service is efficient and unobtrusively attentive; wine selection is good. The ambiance was deliciously quiet. An evening is going to be on the spendy side, but you can easily spend as much and get far less and any number of other Anchorage restaurants."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "My husband and I had never been to Jen's before and we were so thrilled with our experience! We were seated right away and our waiter was really friendly and engaging. We ordered our appetizer and salads and as it was our anniversary, we exchanged our gifts. Since it was our 5th, I thought it was pretty awesome when our waiter commented that it was a 'milestone' event. I ordered scallops and my husband ordered the Mahi Mahi. Both were absolutely amazing. The seafood was so moist and positively melted in your mouth. We ordered the most amazing carrot cake that we have had since our wedding. We even had a surprise from our waiter that made our experience memorable. Thank you, Jen's for such a wonderful anniversary dinner!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014