Jens' Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
For over 30 years Jens’ has served the best fresh Alaskan Seafood. The dinner menu also features prime steaks, lamb, 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 homemade desserts round out the dining experience. The cozy wine bar offers the full menu and over 40 wines by the glass.
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MB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As I mentioned to the owner, who was nice to say hello, the thing is that you feel like you are really dining. The food was excellent, the service was prompt, but most importantly I felt like we were having a special night that meant something. The dining room is just the right amount of other people and interesting conversation, and some privacy. This place gives you a bit of a buzz

SG
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, friendly staff, one of our favorite go-to places for a night out or special occasion.

HP
Anchorage
17 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food but a little pricey for lunch. 50 characters yet?

K
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to make last minute dinner plan change and we were not expecting much. Boy were we wrong. Everything about the experience was amazing. Especially the food! I would highly recommend Jen's and will be visiting again soon.

EV
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Lovely place but one of the waiters does not match the quality of the place.

SW
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience - thank you! Will be back again.

l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the evening was perfect. Food is superb, waitstaff is excellent. Lionel and Nancy were friendly and engaging. Deserts were delicious. I cant say enough wonderful things about my experience.

MC
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. The food was amazing and the service was great.

JN
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience1

We ate at Jens' years ago and were not overly impressed. We thought we would give it a second try since we were able to get a last minute reservation for prime time on a Friday night. This should have clued me in to the experience we would have. I did appreciate getting seated at a table where I could stow my walker out of the way but the lights in the dining room were not dimmed so the atmosphere seemed far from a relaxing. (There was no need for the candle on the table.)
I ordered cranberry juice; it was watered down.
The calamari appetizer, seafood chowder and salad were yummy.
My steak was cooked as requested and was tasty but I wasn't a huge fan of the side sauce.
I enjoyed "real" garlic mashed potatoes but the asparagus was over cooked to the point of being mushy.
The hunk of squash on the plate was not attractive nor very tasty.
My husband's Osso Buco was WAY over cooked to the point of dry and he did not finish it.
The flour-less chocolate cake dessert was yummy.
Our waiter was attentive and helpful. I always feel bad for the waiter when the kitchen messes up the dinner.
Toward the end of dinner, the music was turned up for about 2 minutes REALLY loud. This was just weird.
We were not charged for the overcooked meal.
I really wish this had turned out better but we will not go back.

OT
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent. Nancy continues to maintain the great food and service Jens and Annalisa brought to Anchorage. I miss them but continue to enjoy their restaurant. Thank you Nancy.

d
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peaceful, quiet, excellent food and outstanding service. This is my choice for intimate gatherings and for out of town guests. It’s a great venue for “at home” dining by ordering to go in advance.

DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed the Halibut and the rack of lamb. Both were excellent! The service terrific. Our waitress was well versed in both the specials and the wines available and offered suggestions that made our experience the perfect evening! I would recommend Jens' to anyone looking for a superb experience!

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun art. Knowledgeable servers. And the food was disgustingly good. Two thumbs and big toes up

TL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, arguably the best in AK; great ambiance and artwork, and impeccable service!

DP
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food , great service, nice atmosphere , very relaxing evening

DS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is amazing! We ate here for my husband’s birthday and everything was delicious. The service was also outstanding which is a rare find in Anchorage! They even sent us home with a birthday photo. So glad we ate here!

TS
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb, atmosphere breezy and elegant, service excellent. Would go again.

f
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place to go for a business or lunch with a friend. Excellent but not intrusive service, perfectly prepared food, nice environment.

AB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Calamari is the best. Braised ribs a little too rich for me. My friend’s cod was excellent and I do not really like to eat fish.

JB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our team building event went very well, everyone enjoyed their food and the service was great.!!!

CL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Jens' for 20-25 years now. Your restaurant is absolutely our favorite. We now live in Palmer and do not get in as much as in the past, but we have celebrated or anniversaries there for at least ten years. This week it was 51. More than anything, we are pleased that the menu and the experience does not drastically change.

Thank you,

The Lairds

CS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was ok but was expecting to be wowed after reading previous reviews. My pasta had way too much sauce which ruined the flavors of the mushrooms in the dish. My husbands fish was ok but he said the same; he was expecting a bit more flavor. The worst part was watching the help eat tomatoes from the salad prep area. She reached her bare hand into the bin and proceeded to eat several pieces. Low class and unsanitary! I had better meals in Anchorage thankfully. Sorry to post a so-so review but that was my experience here.

LO
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a celebration for pushing thru and finishing a huge project. The service, food, wine and ambiance made it the perfect celebration. It was so enjoyable and relaxing. I look forward to our next opportunity to be pampered.

DM
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Jens never disappoints. Great food combined with great service. A nice quiet spot to celebrate a special occasion.

RM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood we had during our 8 days in Alaska. And we ate a lot of great seafood.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice time. The staff was very gracious. We were celebrating our mothers 87th birthday. She was dung to and received a personal birthday card. The food was excellent. Thank you for such a wonderful evening.

JT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE THIS PLACE! It is one of my "go to" spots. Staff are super friendly, food is fantastic!

OT
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable dinner at Jen’s. Salmon and halibut perfectly prepared, pepper steak very good. Friendly and professional service, busy but not noisy, a great spot to catch up and converse with friends.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jens' was definitely one for the book. The service was great! Our server was awesome and very knowledgeable about the menu. We ordered Oyster and Calamari for Appetizer, and let me tell you that oyster was so succulent and that sauce which comes with Calamari was de-li-cious. The Beet's Salad was so fresh and delicious (it was the salad to beet) Hahaha, get it?.

We decided to get Almond Crusted Halibut and Pepper Steak for our entrees and Jens' did not disappoint. We are definitely coming back! Thank you Jens! My husband and I had a wonderful date night ❤️

OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food prep was original, well thought out and wonderfully flavored sides.

w
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is excellent and above all consistent. The fish dishes are always cooked to perfection. Professional and friendly wait staff. Couldn't find a better restaurant in LA, Boston, NYC, Seattle.

o
Denver
75 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and wonderful server. This was one of the best meals we have had in either Seward or Homer. We had the halibut with mushroom sauce and scallop dishes and both were terrific. Our server, Mariah, had a really nice, playful attitude, which enhanced our meal. It was generally quiet, though one person was a bit loud, but that can always happen.

OT
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night on holiday in Anchorage. Read the reviews and they were true. Great food. Would eat here again. Highly recommend.

K
Anchorage
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Jen's is always spectacular! My wife had the seafood crepe and I had the duck confit crepe in a light curry sauce. Delicious!

DV
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff is wonderful and attentive without hovering. The wine list is solid. The appetizers and bread are very good. The main courses were very good. Our waiter, Lonnie, has been there many years and is always helpful and cheerful. Our 35th Anniversary and 5th year in a row celebrating it at Jen’s. Wonderful.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific food and excellent service, one of our favorite places in Anchorage! Kim & Doug

PE
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. The servers were very attentive. The Salmon and the halibut were awesome. If we return to Alaska we will be back. Highly recommend

o
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The flavors were very good. Being a waitress myself when you pay for a cup of soup you should get a full cup. Tad bit snooty inside, but we will go back, food is good.

DC
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!!
Never been disappointed!!

S
Anchorage
43 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meatballs are my favorite. The staff are very responsive and service oriented. A great place for a causal lunch or a special event.