Jens' Restaurant

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997 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.
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JN
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DP
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

f
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

CL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PE
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

S
Anchorage
43 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Very disappointed in what had always been a great meal. Lackluster food and then the spoiled clam was the final straw. Not a place I plan to go back to.

R
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food along with many excellent menu choices. Lunch or dinner, it never disappoints.

K
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a Le Chez restaurant and lives up to the reputation!! Fabulous food and superb wine list. Will be back.

KS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was just okay, nothing special. Nice for business lunch

GO
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great in all aspects. Food is always top notch. Service is always great. Great value for the money. Also not too touristy.

MS
Tokyo
28 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The guests from Japan enjoyed very good seafood dishes at the restaurant. Because the restaurant was not as full of customers as usual, service was a little more efficient than I had expected.

OT
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Surprisingly excellent! After visiting other Anchorage restaurant with 2000 reviews and 5 stars I just thought this would be a another mediocre restaurant. . More like a 3 star since they had tables available and other 5 star restaurants shojld yave been 2's....Sure was wrong! Great sauces, excellent food, Great meal! Thanks!

f
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jens is an ideal place to go for lunch or dinner. This visit was for a celebratory lunch with a friend. I chose Jens because it consistently has high quality, deliciously prepared and tasting food, and excellent service, and this meal met both of those criteria.

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