About 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.
Anchorage, AK 99503
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm;
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
The restaurant is located in the Olympic Center with lots of free parking.
There are bus stops on 36th Avenue and on Arctic Blvd. Very close to the restaurant.
Jens Hansen, Chef de Cusine Nancy Alip
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Jens' Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Usually very satisfying meals at Jens, not so much this time. Four of us went, shared the tender calamari strips which were wonderful, as usual, but that charcuterie plate is outrageously priced for what you get. I mean, that was an appetizer for one, but cost 16 bucks, and nothing at all on that plate was special. Now, I had a pork chop meal there last year that was fantastic, so I ordered it again, expecting another dynamite taste experience. I was sadly disappointed. I really don't like answering the question "how would you like it done", because I'd hope that the chef knows how to cook a pork chop to perfection, and my idea of well done is not necessarily his. It was undercooked and very thick and fatty, and just not good. Not only that, but it had some kind of simple barbecue sauce on it, and was not the same as I'd had before, at all. Nothing noteworthy about this recipe, very disappointing. On the plus side, my dog got half a 30 dollar pork chop. I stayed up all night going to the bathroom and nearly got sick. Yeah, the pricing is pretty high here for everything, I mean, a plate of fettuccine is 22 bucks. But the service is good, the ambience nice, and so it's a good place to bring a date if you want to make an impression, I guess.
Excellent meal—our party of five sampled a wide range of dishes and all were very good. Jen’s is a pleasant spot for a leisurely meal with friends. Service is friendly and unobtrusive, wine list comprehensive without being overwhelming. The menu is short, which I feel is a good thing for a restaurant this size, as the kitchen can play to its strengths. Rack of lamb, NZ deer chops, scallops, chicken linguine—all enjoyed. And the “house” salad, usually an excuse in Anchorage to badly dress some Costco greens, was a treat! Berries, nuts, fresh greens, shaved cheese; superb. Desserts were fine, though the dessert menu could use updating. A minor complaint, if a complaint at all.
Great date night out. Outstanding dishes prepared perfectly. Excellent service with fantastic suggestions on wine and specials. A true gem in Anchorage. Don’t be fooled by the curb appeal. My wife and I gave it a try when we saw the great reviews on open table as well as other sites and found a new favorite place to eat in Anchorage. My thanks to the chefs and staffers for a great experience.
We have dined here quite a few times, both lunch and dinner. The food is creative and delicious, always. The atmosphere is understated and elegant, with the waitstaff being pleasantly unobtrusive and super competent. This restaurant is one of the best in Anchorage, don't miss it.
The food is quite good, continental/northern European and the staff and patrons are friendly. The staff know their menu and their long time loyalty suggest this is a worthy fixture on the dining scene. On my second visit, I only had one beef, at 10 PM on a Friday evening they turned up the music right over our table to an intolerable level in an unsubtle hint they wanted us to leave. Not in step with an otherwise excellent experience.
We went here for our last dinner before leaving Alaska. It was a nice restaurant, had a nice upscale feel to it, even though it was in a strip mall. But, that's ok, the food was good. I had a halibut, and it was buttery and flaky. My husband had the rockfish, which was a bit disappointing because it was fried but otherwise no other complaints.
Jens' Restaurant never fails for an upscale lunch meal. The Scandinavian specialties offer some unique and tasty choices. Likewise, Jens' has a solid record of great food in its other menu items. The service at our lunch was impeccable. I'll be back for another meal in the future!
Wow, Wow, truly amazing food, service and atmosphere. What a gem for Anchorage. The food was truly awesome, the combination of textures, colors, flavors were a masterpiece. The use of local food was impressive. The wine list was truly amazing. The staff were very knowledgeable providing excellent services for our meal. Great handicap accessibility
Thanks so much for a truly special meal and evening
Anne B from Fairbanks Alaska
Excellent food. Really intriguing and healthy choices- multiple visits necessary to try all the tempting dishes. Service was remarkably good- unusually so for Alaska in this price range. Seating is rather open, but Jen's still manages a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
Our dinner party ordered 2 appetizers, 1 salad and 4 entrees. Everything was prepared perfectly in the old French style with lots of creamy sauces. Tasty, well presented and extremely filling--3 take home boxes. We were late for our reservation due to construction traffic delays, but we were greeted and served graciously. It will be easy to go back to Jen's for a special night out.
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