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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Anchorage / Alaska

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Anchorage / Alaska? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Kincaid Grill restaurant
5.0
5 (1966)
$50 and over
Seafood
Anchorage
About the restaurant
At Kincaid Grill, you will find the finest in food preparation and uncompromising service. Kincaid Grill is located in a quiet West Anchorage neighborhood which lends itself to its unique sense of personal touches. Kincaid Grill is well known for being one of the finest restaurants in the Anchorage area for its quality preparation of what we call Alaskan Regional cuisine. Combining simple flavors and concentrating on the ingredients at hand, we strive for the ultimate dining experience.
Top review
SusanP
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent choices and flavors. Server was wonderful (Jess) I think
A photo of Southside Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1687)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Anchorage
About the restaurant
We are a great neighborhood secret on the south end of town. We offer a variety of fresh fun food from our open display kitchen. We have a hardwood oven for great appetizers and flatbreads. Fresh Alaskan seafood and produce arrives daily and Chef Travis creates great innovative daily specials. Save room for our fantastic home-made desserts. We are proud recipients of the "Wine Spectators" Award of excellence 27 years in a row.
Southside Bistro offers the "Restaurant" side and "Bistro" side, both with the complete dinner menu available, and an additional Pizza-burger menu. Please go to our web site and see our complete menu selections.

Top review
JanetW
Dined 2 days ago
Fantastic!!! All loved the food!! Superb!!
A photo of Marx Bros Cafe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1711)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Anchorage
About the restaurant
Located in one of the oldest homes in Anchorage, The Marx Bros. Café specializes in innovative contemporary cuisine featuring fresh Alaskan seafood and only the finest quality meats. Our chef revises the menu each night to reflect unique ingredients and imaginative preparations. Our cuisine is expertly paired with an extensive selection of wines housed in one of Alaska's largest cellars. Welcomed at the door by partner Van Hale, guests are at once immersed in a quaintly elegant atmosphere provided by our original town-site house and tasteful table settings. The evening is guided with unrivaled service by our subtle, accomplished staff. With only 14 tables in our house, we serve an average of 60 guests each night. Reservations are highly recommended. Please contact the restaurant directly if you are unable to get the time or party size requested online.
Top review
JamesH
Dined 3 days ago
So sorry they are retiring soon, This is an irreplaceable experience in Anchorage and a class act. They don't make them like this anymore. The upcoming generation doesn't know what they are missing. Places like this only evolve through experience and hard work.
A photo of Ginger restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1466)
$30 and under
Pacific Rim
Anchorage
About the restaurant
PACIFIC RIM CUISINE
Great food. Excellent service. Warm ambiance. These elements are how many of our guests would describe Ginger. We created a restaurant that expresses our faith and values in extending genuine hospitality to all and food sure to please all tastes. We take classics and new cuisine of the Pacific Rim and put a modern twist on the flavors.

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QBallvip
Dined 4 days ago
You like Thai? You like ginger? NIce bar and wine selection. Then you will love Ginger. We go there every trip to Anchorage.
A photo of Crow's Nest - Hotel Captain Cook restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2146)
$31 to $50
American
Anchorage
About the restaurant
Innovative French and New American cuisine, paired with an outstanding selection of over 10,000 bottles of wine. 360 degree views of downtown Anchorage, Chugach Mountain Range and Cook Inlet. Experience Alaska’s finest, at the Hotel Captain Cook. Dining room is reserved for guest who want the full dining experience. Our bar and lounge offers open seating for guests. All guests for be of 16 years or older to dine in our bar and lounge.
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HollyC
Dined 1 day ago
Another wonderful dinner on a beautiful night. Loved the food, wine and superb service. Great for special occasions.
A photo of ORSO restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2710)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Anchorage
About the restaurant
Alaskan, warm, inviting, innovative, a menu full of surprises, unbelievable wine list, great cocktails, are common phrases used by our guests to describe ORSO. We feature the freshest ingredients available, Alaskan whenever possible- fresh Alaskan seafood, fresh local pasta, and local produce when in season. ORSO’s outstanding service, bold menu, classic cocktails combined with a wine list that has received the “award of excellence” from the Wine Spectator for five years is why ORSO is the “Place to be” for Anchorage dinning.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The food was delicious. Server Kevin was great, very knowledgeable and attentive. Good sense of humor.
A photo of Kinley's Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1761)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Anchorage
About the restaurant
We serve fresh Alaskan seafood, 30 wines by the glass, 300 wines by the bottle, locally brewed beers on tap, as well as a wide selection of cocktails.
Kinley’s Restaurant is based on a rustic-contemporary Alaskan feel. Our trademark is exceptional food and service in a comfortable atmosphere. The combination of unique dishes, knowledgeable and inviting staff, and the extensive beer, wine and cocktail lists appeal to travelers and locals alike. We strive to be the benchmark of an independently-owned, Alaskan casual fine dining restaurant.

Top review
JustinMvip
Dined 2 days ago
I have food sensitivities and this restaurant bends over backwards to accommodate me every time. The food is delicious, the service is always outstanding, and the bartender is a magician.
A photo of Simon & Seafort's restaurant
4.5
4.5 (6155)
$30 and under
Seafood
Anchorage
About the restaurant
Known by the locals simply as "Simon's" this Anchorage landmark has beautiful panoramic views overlooking Cook Inlet, Mount Susitna and the Alaska Range. This classic American grill has been artfully serving quality USDA prime-aged steak, fresh and innovative seafood since 1978. Enjoy a daily lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, or perhaps a special business or romantic occasion in our warm, inviting and spacious dining room. Join our longtime friends and frequent visitors who have enjoyed many fond memories over the years as our guests.
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AndyL
Dined 4 days ago
Outstanding seafood, beautiful view. Love the vibe. A must for friends and family visitors.
A photo of The Pump House restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1392)
$30 and under
American
Fairbanks
About the restaurant
The Pump House Restaurant offers Fine Dining in a Historice Atmosphere overlooking the Chena river. We are listed on the National Registry of Historic Sites and are the recipient of the DiRONA Award. Seasonal closure - January 1st through January 15th.
Top review
CanCan
Dined 4 days ago
I have never had a bad meal at the Pump House. Waitstaff always has great customer service and the Alaskan ambiance is always delightful.
A photo of Everett's restaurant
4.4
4.4 (548)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Wasilla
About the restaurant
Everett’s Fine Dining celebrates chef-crafted local Alaskan cuisine featuring presentations of locally sourced farm products, fresh, line-caught seafood, inspired prime American beef complemented by one of the best chef teams in Alaska. Everett’s master mixologist serves traditional and creative cocktails, craft beers and wines from renowned vineyards across the country.

Everett’s Dining room with its lakefront location, on the beautiful shores of Lake Wasilla, overlooks the majestic mountains of the Chugach range. Everett's has earned guest acclaim for being one of Alaska’s Most Romantic Restaurants. 

Pair your expertly crafted meal with a glass of equally fine wine. We serve innovative and classic cocktails, offer a diverse wine selection, locally crafted beers and utilize the highest quality ingredients possible.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
We were greeted warmly and though there was a error (on my part) regarding where we wished to be seated, it was handled quickly by the hostess. Our server was pleasant and attentive and our food was good. They view is GREAT.
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