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.
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.
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.
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!
Fun art. Knowledgeable servers. And the food was disgustingly good. Two thumbs and big toes up
Great food, arguably the best in AK; great ambiance and artwork, and impeccable service!
Good food , great service, nice atmosphere , very relaxing evening
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!
Food was superb, atmosphere breezy and elegant, service excellent. Would go again.
A perfect place to go for a business or lunch with a friend. Excellent but not intrusive service, perfectly prepared food, nice environment.
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.
Our team building event went very well, everyone enjoyed their food and the service was great.!!!
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.
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.
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.
Jens never disappoints. Great food combined with great service. A nice quiet spot to celebrate a special occasion.
Best seafood we had during our 8 days in Alaska. And we ate a lot of great seafood.
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.
I LOVE THIS PLACE! It is one of my "go to" spots. Staff are super friendly, food is fantastic!
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.
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 ❤️
Great service with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food prep was original, well thought out and wonderfully flavored sides.
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.
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.
First night on holiday in Anchorage. Read the reviews and they were true. Great food. Would eat here again. Highly recommend.
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!
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.
Always terrific food and excellent service, one of our favorite places in Anchorage! Kim & Doug
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
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.
Great food and great service!!
Never been disappointed!!
The meatballs are my favorite. The staff are very responsive and service oriented. A great place for a causal lunch or a special event.
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.
Always delicious food along with many excellent menu choices. Lunch or dinner, it never disappoints.
This is a Le Chez restaurant and lives up to the reputation!! Fabulous food and superb wine list. Will be back.
Food was just okay, nothing special. Nice for business lunch
Great in all aspects. Food is always top notch. Service is always great. Great value for the money. Also not too touristy.
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.
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!
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.