Jens' Restaurant

4.7
847 reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Bodega Dining
Tue–Fri 2:00 pm–5:30 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(907) 561-5367
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nancy Alip
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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.
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Private party contact
Annelise Hansen: (907) 561-5367
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Arctic Blvd
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Parking details
The restaurant is located in the Olympic Center with lots of free parking.
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Public transit
There are bus stops on 36th Avenue and on Arctic Blvd. Very close to the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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HP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a Birthday treat for my 93 year old German friend. She and I both felt that I had made a good choice.

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J
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. Good food.

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LB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

We waited 50 minutes for our food after our order was taken and you were not yet busy. People came in after us and got their food before we did. Stuff were very pleasant and our food was delicious.

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CR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food, and service. Would highly recommend!

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TC
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall, love Jen's. Awesome menu and and a great place to treat yourself in Anchorage.

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CW
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time at jens. And I lOVE this place!

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t
Anchorage
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our evening at Jen's
Service and cuisine were awesome!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fantastic surprise date night for my wife and I celebrating being together for 6 years. She loved it and the food was great. They have adopted some new things that are great and pull from the quiet elegance they hold on the norm.

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NY
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again...FIRST Class food and service..

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OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Our food were super salty for such an expensive meal.

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MS
Tokyo
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was very good as I had expected, making the working lunch quite enjoyable.

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J
Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good time.

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MD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it! I go out for dinner once a year, and prefer Jens for this occasion. The fish with parmesan crust was delicious. And the dry white wine was excellent. It is very hard to get dry white wine in the USA, because the americans have a sweet tooth? Bit this wine was exactly how I like it.
Then restaurant has the exact right amount of noise and I felt very pampered.
The selection of food is so much better than the standard selection in most restaurants.
Very good choice for any occasion and worth every cent!

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r
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was excellent.
Service is slightly slow.

Clean & quiet

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JL
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always satisfied with all aspects of Jens.
Food is inovative, wait staff friendly and informed. A warm and intimate experience.

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CS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tucked away in an assuming strip mall, Jens is a diamond in the rough. Enter into their unassuming front entrance, you will feel you’ve entered into a cozy (yet not cramped) restaurant in a rural part of France. The food is delicious and elegantly presented. The portions are modest, most pricey, but you are not in a fast food spot. Jens seating are is open and airy, yet affords some quiet corners. And during the day, Jens has great natural light. Good for a romantic dinner, or for an 8 person business meal.

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MV
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a group of 12 for birthday dinner. The waiters were great. Even got to meet the chef. The food was wonderful and they have an excellent selection of wines. Great for special occasions or a night on the town.

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C
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Have great food, is nice and small.

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R
Anchorage
16 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fine meal at Jens! The scallops dish was especially good.

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JO
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to go for your birthday. The menu is excellent. Try the miso smoked black cod.

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MA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Quality menu options, especially some that reflect Jens' contributions as a chef. Gets busy at the dinner hour, slowing service.

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m
Anchorage
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Jens is consistently up to par which is why I go there often.

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S
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect quiet place for delicious food and fantastic service. Everything from start to finish was impeccable. Calamari appetizer, pepper steak, and Kodiak scallops were all to die for, and the desserts were as good as the rest. We were looking for a tranquil dinner getaway and found that and more at Jens!

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JL
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When you walk in those that are not waiting on guests make eye contact, smile and/or greet you. Seating is handled quickly and your waitperson is soon behind to greet you and offer service. The food is well prepared and well plated and presented. The Calimare starter is the best I have experienced from my travels abroad. My frequent choice when dining alone or with friends.

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MS
Tokyo
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and good service-the restaurant is almost always up to my expectations.

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DH
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dishes were incredible in composition and flavor, the server was friendly and knowledgeable, the service was impeccable, and the ambiance was personal.
In short, it was an experience in what fine dining aspires to be.

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t
Anchorage
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. I had the Pepper Steak and the steak itself was excellent but the pepper sauce was not what I had hoped for. My wife did have the Salmon and it was excellent. In hindsight I wish I had ordered the steak filet as it was a much better size steak than the one I received for the pepper steak, but the meat was excellent. I would have gave a 5 star for food except for the pepper sauce for the steak.

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K
Anchorage
26 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for lunch with friend. Appreciate the fact that is NOT a loud atmosphere as in many restaurants.

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VK
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and phenomenal service. Best scallops I've had in Alaska!

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K
Anchorage
26 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great & varied menu. This was a celebration of 3 birthday! It was fantastic. Staff fantastic. We will return!

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JW
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Anchorage. We have been going there for years. When we have guests in town this is our go to spot.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jen’s always delivers. The food is excellent! The wait staff unobtrusive but watchful. I enjoyed the scallops served with roast potatoes and a pea purée, as well as blanched vegetables that had a toothsome bite. My husband had halibut served with mushrooms over rice I think, again, excellent. He never wants a dessert but wants to share mine and didn’t like my choice so I let him choose. He chose the Danish jellied berries with a pour of heavy cream, not my idea of heaven but he liked it. I would have preferred their chocolate mousse which is incredible.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional, service was great. They even went the extra mile for our anniversary.

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KP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food. Service wonderful. Even took photo for birthday celebration

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S
Anchorage
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great. Music didn't really fit establishment. Service was OK.

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BL
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday celebration. Nicely done.

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LC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food and service were excellent as always-had Portuguese Rockfish w Key Lime pie for dessert

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m
El Paso
66 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We visited this restaurant on our last day in Alaska before flying back to the lower 48. The menu which we perused online is well written, but as with all fine dining restaurants, do they execute.
To varying a degree Jen's succeeded. Our goal was to sample fresh seafood, particularly salmon. We shared an oyster Rockefeller which was okay and I had a Caesar salad which was fine. Our entrees were scallops and king salmon with butter. The former was satisfactory and the latter excellent. Our desserts were key lime pie and a Danish dessert, Rodgrod med Glode (red cherry pudding w/cream). Both were satisfactory. So, in conclusion, mostly workmanlike, i.e., nothing extraordinary nor awful, quality with the exception of the king salmon.

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GM
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Patrick is the best waiter in Anchorage. Food is always perfect.

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LG
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We brought our daughter here to celebrate her golden birthday. The food and service was great. A nice touch with the sparkler and card from staff.

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