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Date
Sun, 4/22
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8:30 PM
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Jens' Restaurant

4.7
752 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
For over 30 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 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
Jens Hansen, Chef de Cusine 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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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Jen's!
The service was fantastic too.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our dinner and evening were fantastic! We sat for 3 and one hour hours! We were never rushed, allowed to visit over a half hour before orders were taken. I LOVE Jens because I can HEAR... NO dominant music and diners are not shouting at one another to be heard. The food is excellent! Best fish in town and we have lived here for 33 years and I know what I am talking about. No one can match their Danish offerings.
Unquestionably a 5-star restaurant. And I have eaten at French Laundry!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always great. Good food. Excellent service and ambience. Quiet enough. Reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our dinner was an absolutely delightful experience. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We arrived to anniversary greetings from our waitress along with fresh roses and hearts on the table. Service was outstanding; our waitress was kind and gracious. The steaks were superb and perfectly prepared. Sparklers on our desert plus a photo of our evening to take home was such a surprise. Our waitress made a special effort to make our evening memorable. We can't remember a restaurant or staff ever trying to make an evening so perfect and memorable from start to finish. We will definitely return and recommend Jens to others who are looking for a lovely restaurant to celebrate a special event. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food and service was very good. The noise level was a little higher than I would have hoped because the restaurant is a popular place for lunch.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

excellent in all sense of the worth, the calamari one of our favorites, worth go there just to eat them.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food, wine, and service.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Being a longtime Anchorage resident I am surprised I hadn't been to this gem before last Friday! It just doesn't come up when visitors come to town as "the" place to go. Most want the "downtown" experience with the view and the "Alaskan" feel. Though, I have recommended Jen's to several folks over the years, having always heard it was fabulous, and they have all thanked me for sending them there, I just never found an opportunity to go. Now I know for myself this restaurant is outstanding! Definitely an exquisite fine dining experience! I will be returning regularly! Top notch indeed!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Jens is consistently an excellent choice. The meatballs are wonderful. The service is very good and responsive. Good place for special events and birthdays.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had not been to Jen's in a long time and decided to dine on a Friday night. It was a wonderful experience. the food was beautiful to look at when it came to the table and the flavors were wonderful. Great wine list, by the glass or bottle. If you've not been in a while, go!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I have always enjoyed my meals at Jen's - both for business lunches and personal dinners.

The menu reflects the freshest ingredients of the season and the staff are always willing to customize to accommodate your desires. Every time I have eaten here I have asked for a slight modification to a listed menu item, and they have always delivered it to my table as requested!

Considering the quality of the food and the cozy atmosphere, it really doesn't cost that much more to have a fine dining experience vs a national chain.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Our group enjoyed excellent service, a nice selection of wines, and delicious appetizers. Since this was for book club, we asked for a table with little distraction and we were accommodated graciously. Definitely coming back!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

A-MAZING! How did we not know about this gem until now???

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Jen's is always a great dining experience. One of our favorite go to spots.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Nice enough place, but the food is decidedly average for the price.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Excellent service and food as usual for over 20 years.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Out standing great food out standing service. Would do it it again we go at least 5 or6 times a year

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Been going there since it opened. One of the few classier places.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

mmm... so VERY delicious and tables have dampeners under the cloth. Even got my man into a button shirt w tie. Full house yet quiet enough to converse. Wait staff was humorous and conversational; willing to ask chefs.

Jens' FLUNKED the gluten free test on a dish SO EASY to make gluten free ! Alaskan fish chowder! agghh... almost cliff jumped. Creole shrimp on the cheddar grits was NOT GF... denied AGAIN... 2nd hit!!! But Chef took care of me w tomatoe saused shrimp... so the chefs DO know the basics!

All thickeners can EASILY be gluten free... read up! I've even taught myself to bake GF. ALL soups, sauces can be GF. Breads are much more difficult to make tasty GF so I do not expect it.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Good service, good food, great atmosphere

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was delicious, had the king salmon, was perfectly prepared.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Nancy is doing a wonderful job of carrying on Jens' vision of fine dining in a pleasant atmosphere. Nobody surpasses her cod and rockfish preparations, and her carrot cake is a thing of wonder. The staff are all friendly professionals. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Everything was great! Started with Calamari and it was amazing. Everyone enjoyed their main course and it had a great ambiance. Quiet enough so we could really enjoy the table conversation. I highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was very tasty if not a little overpriced. The service wasn’t bad but a bit slow. It was nice to have so many celebrations there that night (2 birthdays & 1 Anniversary).

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Jens created the perfect environment for a really special evening with friends! The planned menu for New Year's Eve was amazing!

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Have been eating at Jens since 1989
Went on the 30th because we thought New Year’s Eve would be too busy
Our order wasn’t taken for 30 minutes after we arrived. The appetizers came out pretty fast and before we were even half finished the main courses were in front of us. We felt like we had not been able to enjoy our appetizers or the mains would be cold. Very disappointed our server did not try to right the situation. It will be awhile until we go back

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food!

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Jens is a great destination for a wonderful holiday lunch. The service was outstanding, as usual. Our food was very good. I ordered the lunch special which was a value and extraordinary!

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

A group of us attended the seasonal Danish Christmas Dinner prix fixe offering at Jen's to usher in the Holidays. Jen's never disappoints those of us who are avowed "foodies!" Excellent dinner, superbly prepared with a wide range of perfectly matched flavors in a three course dinner. I say the wine list is "notable" not so much for the depth and variety available, but for the ability to pair excellent wine with the type of cuisine offered at this outstanding restaurant. Always a very positive dinning experience. Based on a previous recommendation I made, members of our group have returned to Jen's three times for the same dinner offering (not the Christmas fare -- which is limited based on the season) and remarked that rarely does one dine out in which every bite is accompanied by a sigh of appreciation and a silently articulated "yumm!" with each taste!

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

I love this restaurant, the food was amazing, service good. Just a little bite of wait for it, but honestly is worth the waiting.
Is a quiet place where you can have a nice dinner without noise.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was excellent! Service was a little lacking and was very slow at the end. Dessert wines were drank before the other desserts arrived. Refills on drinks took forever.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

For special occasions, this is the place to go! The staff takes such good care of the patrons and I feel comfortable with asking questions. You can never go wrong with the filet. The fresh fish offerings are quite lovely.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

My husband brought me here for my birthday dinner. The ambiance was lovely and the service was very good. We shared the Calamari Piccata appetizer which was OK but nothing special in terms of flavor or texture. He had an entree of deer chops which he deemed “delicious.” I had the Sushi Grade Grilled Tuna which was outstanding. It was melt in your mouth tender and the flavor was marvelous. We shared a bottle of red wine that was the perfect accompaniment. The perfect ending to this memorable meal was a complimentary slice of their to-die-for flourless chocolate cake which they topped with a sparkler. The waiter took a picture of us with the dessert and before we left gifted me with a birthday card that included a copy of the picture! So very special!! We have eaten here for lunch in the past, but this was our first dinner experience. It will certainly not be our last!!!

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3.0Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Love the atmosphere and food choices. The mushroom ravioli and Calamari appetizers were incredible. Also, the beet salad is unbelievable. And, the Creme Brulee is the best my mom has since she can remembrer. Very nice evening and food

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

We enjoyed our lunch. Nice to see you Nancy Happy Holidays!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

This place really impressed my date, and there was wonderful flavor in every bite.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Best steak in town, hands down. Excellent, long time employees. Same head chef for over a decade, she's now the owner. Best locally owned restaurant in the city.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

We had a wonderful, birthday dinner. Fabulous food and service.

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