Jens' Restaurant is a Top 5
The staff was very attentive and the food, delicious. The menu had a lot of variety- try the rack of lamb, especially tasty.
We went there for our wedding anniversary and they treated us like family. I'd highly recommend this restaurant to anybody who's looking for a classy place to take someone special.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've eaten here severa times,
I've eaten here severa times, and always have a great meal. This time I had the venison sausage app, which was delicious, and
the Seared Alaskan Scallops in a Carrot/ Ginger Sauce...absolutely mouth watering. And of course the Danish Berries & Cream
for dessert...sinful. Can't wait to return.
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal I have had in a
Best meal I have had in a couple of years. We hit many restaurants on our trip through Alaska and Vancouver, B.C., and I rate Jens' as my top choice. Had a rock fish entree that was spectacular, a Southwestern preparation that did not overwhelm the fish, and my wife had superlative halibut. The pacing was slow but allowed for easier digestion! Good wine and fine food. Highly recommended.
5/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Anchorage
Without a doubt, Jens' is my favorite place to dine. The food and the service are always wonderful. This is where we take our chef friend for dinner when he comes to visit, and he is always impressed. Dedicated meat eater or vegan, give yourself a special treat and visit Jens' as soon as possible!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best in town
Best Food...Best Service...Always consistent...Always the best.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Impressed with food and service except amount of time between entres. Seated right away, offered drinks a few minutes later. Appetizer came out about 20 minutes later then it came time to wait for the main course. An hour and twenty minutes later it did arrive. Amazing and satifying in all ways but that long of a wait?
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The table, food and service were all excellent. My one complaint would be that we were surprised that there waa no liquor menu. We would definitely return.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simply the best!
You can't do better than Jens' -- they are the best in town.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food simply blows you away.
I just wish we had more room to eat it all. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable and the is no rushing. Food is produced after a reasonable time. Starters are small but the flavour more than make up for it. The pepper steak was cooked to perfection and the halibut was incredibly tasty. The deserts were of an equally high standard. Ambience was quiet but happy and friendly with a fuss made over those with something to celebrate.
If ever we are back in Anchorage we will be dining here again. Expensive maybe but worth every cent.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jens is great
As always, my most recent dining experience was very good. I had client with me and it was just a nice warm sunny day we chose to sit at tables that Jens staff had set up outdoors. It was great.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Place was packed, and the
Place was packed, and the food was great as usual!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous, as always
The thing I like best about Jens is the way they cook their fish, just slightly "underdone" by typical standards. It's perfect. They also have a wide variety of fish, we picked between salmon, halibut, black cod, and rockfish - went with the black cod with a very light tomato sauce and a parmesan crisp, yummmm. My girlfriend and I ordered 2 appetizers and split the main dish, more than enough food!
I'll definitely return, but for me it's a special occasion place, so maybe 3x/year.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious culinary creations
Nice variety of choices. All well presented. Service is outstanding.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite Dining Spot
We have been to this restaurant several times and it has always been a pleasure. The food never disappoints and the staff is responsive and friendly. There is nothing I have eaten here that was not marvelous, but the Rack of Lamb is something special. My husband ordered a breve (coffee) to finish our meal, something they did not have on their menu but were most willing to try, and it was probably the best one I have ever had. anywhere. That shows me something of their expertise and dedication to excellence. Just the right level of conversation, and a pleasant atmosphere in a place where one might not expect it. You won't regret a visit, believe me.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best in Anchorage.
What a great place for lunch or dinner. Food is outstanding
and the menu is one of the best. Certainly
one of the top wine lists and all can be ordered
by the glass.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Night Out
Had out of town guests and took them to Jens. It was our second time. Great food and choices of wine. Nice ambience and service was very good. Service was not crowded or rushed you. This let us relax and enjoy our company and talk. Prices were a bit high but overall it is a good experience and one of the better places we like to eat. It is definately a place to go for a romantic or special occasion.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have eaten here many times and they are consistently great! the gravat lax starter is always a winner, and the divers scallops were succulent and tender. it was a perfect Alaskan July night, so I ate outside (near the parking lot, unfortunately), but it was very enjoyable.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
most fabulous in anchorage
and everyone that knows it keeps it a secret. the food is always great and the service is unbelievable. love life
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arguably the best in ANchorage
For overall experience Jen's continues to excell. THe food, service, etc are all excellent. The art at this time is a bit jarring and "cartoonish" but cannot take away from a great time.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb local caught fish!
When visiting Alaska, trying the fresh Alaskan caught fish is a must. This was the best Halibut I've ever eaten. Well presented, beautifully cooked, light and tasteful sauce. Very nice place to eat if you are willing to venture 10 minutes from downtown. A local place, not a lot of tourists. Do not go for the scenery as in a strip mall, but inside is great food, great service! Expensive but my best dinner in Alaska.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous as always
We love eating at Jens. The food is wonderful and the service the best in Anchorage. It's always a delightful dilemma to decide on what to order and it's always good no matter what we select. We miss Jens himself but are so glad his place continues.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
this was a real delight.
our server was well informed and so willing to share information (and maps) with us.Food was delicious.
We will certainly revisit this restaurant when we travel.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem !
You can not go wrong when you go to Jens! Annalise & staff are the best in their business. Always a treat !
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jens' Is Among The Best
...among the best anywhere. From its reliable surf and turf and garden regular menu to its updated daily special menu, Jens' presents one of the best gourmet selections anywhere...along with a generous wine selection. The clean tablecloths, friendly but not too familiar service rank it in the category of "inviting and highly professional". Having enjoyed many business luncheons and dinner celebrations in this Anchorage gem, I am only reluctant to recommend it because I am fearful of one day not being able to obtain a reservation.
Jens' food and customer service reflects extremely well on "Open Table", on all of the restaurant's front- and back-of-house employees, and on its discriminating, dedicated and caring management.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfection as usual
A warm greeting and gracious service are an excellent match to the superb food routinely served by caring staff while surrounded by eccentric art work which may also inspire conversation. Equally suited for lunch or dinner, the entrees, including wonderful Dutch cuisine, fresh seafood, poultry or steak, and satisfying soups and salads are easily paired with wine. Select a nice port afterwards--or take the full tour--either way, a lovely way to cap a delicious meal if you haven't left room for a delectable dessert.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoy Jens for great food
Enjoy Jens for great food and presentation. Service is good, and celebration of special occasions is fun.
They do up birthdays in style!!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jens top notch
As always the food at Jens was awesome. The staff is attentive and the menu is varied.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place in Anchorage!
Jens is my favorite restaurant in Anchorage. Not only is the food always to die for, but the waiter is the best in town! He is so kind, sweet, energetic, and just fabulous!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back to being #1
Jens had slipped a bit if food quality last visit, 6 months ago, but it is back to being my favorite dining spot in AK
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still my favorite
I always bring new people and let them in on this secret gem. Jens never disappoints. Fantastic food and wine and even 2 Silver Gulch brews to choose from. Woohoo! Take your time and save room for desert.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent (I
The food was excellent (I had the silver salmon). the atmosphere was surprisingly upscale for a strip shopping center restauarant (or any restaurant for that matter). We had two waites which was a little unusual. The first one approached us right away for our drink order, but the waiter assigned to take our food order seemed to ignore us for about 10 minutes after the drinks were served.
Overall good experience and the quality of the food and ease in parking in the shopping center would make me want to go back.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Despite the passing of Jens, the quality and elan of Jens restaurant remains constant. Still excellent food and still the gathering spot for the many whose who's of Anchorage.
Tried the seafood crepe for the first time and it is superb, loaded with shrimp, scallop and fish wrapped in delicate french crepe, generously portioned.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thank you so much
We celebrated our 35 anniversary an they made it a wonderful night. Everything was perfect top to bottom.
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have always enjoyed Jens. The service is great and the food is awesome too. For us, its one of our favorite in town. I highly recommend it.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jens Is A Gem
From Beijing to Florence to Soul, Quito, News York, Houston, San Francisco, Toronto and Anchorage, Jens' is my favorite. Daily specials are exceptional and permanent menu items are consistently wonderful. On my latest luncheon trip, I recommended the liver lunch to a friend while I ordered the Marina Salad with grilled salmon. I told him his entree would be better than mother used to make. He resisted that notion until the lunch came and after the first bite he proclaimed: "It is better than Mother used to make". And my fresh salmon salad was sublime, as usual.
You'll love the comfortable chairs, the professional service and food from heaven -- from soup and salad to fresh seafood, delicious pork, beef and chicken choices.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, great taste,
Excellent food, great taste, superb wine recommendations. Great for a nice evening out and especially on a special occasion. Wonderful menu choices to choose from. Quiet atmosphere.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jens continues to justify is role among the best Anchorage restaurants. Best lamb I have had in Alaska last night, great service.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, not quite great
We had an excellent time and the food was good but we're not sure it met our expectations of value nor the raving we've heard from friends. The wait staff was stand-out excellent, however. Quirky decorations, nice atmosphere. Perhaps we'll try it again a different night.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic date night for two! Great food, wine and service. Will go again for a special occasion.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jens has an established reputation
Jens has an established reputation for fine dining in Anchorage. Based on our most recent visit, the quality remains high.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, delightful
Jens' is our favorite restaurant. Being recognized is nice though not necessary for a great dining experience. The food is wonderful and the service superlative. With the Corsair closed this has become our favorite place to go. Close to home making it even more attractive for later dining.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jens' is the type of Restaurant that has an understated elegance and atmosphere. There will never be a bad choice from their menu or wine list, just difficult ones as every dish is outstanding. The entire staff at Jens' is outstanding from Hostess to Chef, you feel very welcome when you arrive, whether your first time dining experience or your 101st. My wife and I dine here 2 to 3 times per year, and we can both say we've never had a less than outstanding dining experience. To all who have never dined with Jens', try it, you will not be disappointed!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and staff
Jens has an incredible menu and the best ribeye in Anchorage. They also have an incredibly professional staff!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Leaving on a high note
For a going away dinner Jens was a perfect send off, dinner was spectacular, service perfect and the atmosphere was lovely!!!
I will be back to Anchorage and to Jens!!!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great evening with friends
Jens is a gem for fine dining with great seafood and steak selections as well as specialty dishes. Great for an evening out with friends. Don't be in a hurry. It is a dining experience
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have eaten at Jens' several
I have eaten at Jens' several times, and I must say the Pepper steak was better then ever! Loved it! Never disapointed!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Before a show at PAC
Everything downtown was already booked up for early Saturday evening. Glad it was- we had a wonderful time, delicious food, impeccable service. The place is so beautiful- sometimes forget about it because of the location. Had no trouble making the opera on time.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special dinner at any time
Dinner at Jens' is such a great joy! Food is great, but the wait staff are friends to all and work well together to bring a great meal to each dinner. Linger over the choices and enjoy the adventure! Top the evening off with one of the speciality desserts offered or share one.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still the best
It was fluke that the night before Thanksgiving that at 6:30 there were no other diners. We had the place to ourselves. It was like having the best kitchen and wait staff in the world in our own private dining room. Wonderful. The food was as usual wonderful. People started showing up after about 30 minutes. But still so quiet and personal. Loved it.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a Wonderful Experience
We have been going to Jen's for several years now, and the experience has never been short of awesome. On this occasion we enjoyed a bottle of wine (they always have a great selection), and appetizers only. The service was great as usual, and the atmosphere was a 12, on a 10 point scale. Would highly recommend!!!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM