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Jens' Restaurant

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$$$
Midtown
French, International, Contemporary, Scandinavian
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701 West 36th Avenue, Olympic Center, Anchorage, AK 99503 (Arctic Blvd)
There are bus stops on 36th Avenue and on Arctic Blvd. Very close to the restaurant.
907-561-5367
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gourmet Food in Anchorage

Have eaten at Jens' numerous times. My favorite is the pepper steak. A great place to go when a celebration is in order. Good wine list and the service is excellent!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Kathy M
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Oregon
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oregon
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Have eaten at Jens' numerous times. My favorite is the pepper steak. A great place to go when a celebration is in order. Good wine list and the service is excellent!

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Oakdale, California, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Outstanding! It is in a strip mall. It does not look like much from the outside. Inside, one is transported to reds, wine jerabomes, and local artist renderings on the walls. Each painting has a price tag, of course. The wine list is pretty good. The menu is not very extensive. I like that. It tells me they want to... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went to Jens as a last minute decision. They sat us near the bar because we did not have reservations. The server took our drink order quickly and then things went downhill from there. We ordered the charcuterie plate as an appetizer. We asked how the crusted ahi tuna was prepared and the server told us it was seared.... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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166 reviews 166 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very tasty gourmet style in a close eating area. The flavors are good and the prices are high. Nice place to celebrate something special.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

...comfort and quality. The serving staff at Jens' (I feel) is the most 'seasoned' in Anchorage. When you go in it truly feels warm and comfortable. The food is excellent and they also have a nice wine selection. If you're looking for fine dining or just a comfy place to sip a glass of wine, Jens' is the place to... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My friends had the swedish meatballs - their favorite. I had the Neptune Salad with scallops. Excellent as always!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Terrific food, wait staff, convenient parking, and a long history of serving some of Anchorage's best food. Great lunch spot, and most excellent for fine dinners. Also, a wonderful "back room" for special gatherings!!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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100 reviews 100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The prices at this restaurant are about the same as many of the local eateries but the consistency and quality far exceed most of the other quality restaurants in Anchorage. Unlike most of the other restaurants in town, this place is civilized and cultured and you can actually hear the person you're dining with. It's nice to pop into this... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Anchorage is a strange place, but I love it. Surrounded by gorgeous mountains, eagles, and strip malls, there are many surprisingly world class restaurants and businesses. Jens' is one of these, so seek it out and I don't think you will be disappointed. The quality of food reminded me of Die Hirschgasse in Heidelberg. The traditional danish dessert, berry pudding... More 

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Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We visited Jen's during the Iditarod 2014. Anticipating crowds, I reserved months ahead! I actually received a call from the owner about a month ahead from her vacation in Hawaii to confirm that all was good. And good it was. Delicious food, great service and some fascinating artwork on display. Alaska is rich with local talent and when I wandered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 701 West 36th Avenue, Olympic Center, Anchorage, AK 99503
    (Arctic Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: There are bus stops on 36th Avenue and on Arctic Blvd. Very close to the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 907-561-5367

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 38
  • Cuisine: French, International, Contemporary, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?