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Jens' Restaurant

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Midtown
French, International, European, 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    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
Amazing find

Thanks to Trip Advisor we decided to try Jen's. Thanks so much. My Halibut was excellent, my husband had the Kodiak Scallops and was very pleased. I am a bit of a salad snob and the House salad was the best salad I have ever had in a restaurant. The produce tasted as if it had been picked within... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Carol A
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Atlanta, Georgia
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168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It was bustling with lots of locals. Everyone was having a great time. We did not think the salmon was that good, but the service was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Thanks to Trip Advisor we decided to try Jen's. Thanks so much. My Halibut was excellent, my husband had the Kodiak Scallops and was very pleased. I am a bit of a salad snob and the House salad was the best salad I have ever had in a restaurant. The produce tasted as if it had been picked within moments... More 

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Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Jen's (pronounced yens) was a tripadvisor find. Although it was a couple of miles from downtown, we thought it was completely worth it! Everyone in our group was very pleased with their food but two of the entrees really stood out - the King Salmon and the Halibut. The Halibut was served in a thick creamy sauce and was the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

By the time we got there we were a bit early and not hungry yet so 3 of us ordered one main meal each. Just happened to be their 27th anniversary day so all the balloons and photographer . I thought function day so might not get table but they fit us in. Alaskan cod with red king crab, free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My wife and I lived in Anchorage for 7 years, and this is probably one of our favorite "nice places" to eat. The service is consistently excellent, and the food follows in suit. Expect to pay $100 for two people, but the entrees are excellent. Our favorite is the seared ahi, but the streaks, salads and desserts are fantastic as... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went here for lunch and we were so happy with our entire experience! Fresh bread and seafood bisque were delicious. I got the pepper steak and it was fork tender. Our waiter was amazing, the food was fresh, the decor was really cool b/c it has local artists' paintings that you can buy. This place is nice enough to dress... More 

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Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Top notch service from people that seem to have been working there for a very long time. Very attentive and knowledgeable. I am a little timid to try some of the menu items as they are a little outside of my comfort box but everything I have had is superb. It's a lovely dining room with linens and flowers on... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I have wanted to try Jens' Restaurant for a while now, as I have been to Anchorage several times over the years (and I have a son named Jens!). I finally got the chance a few days ago with a colleague of mine, and I must say it was worth the wait! We started out with the Spinach and Ricotta... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Food is always excellent, service professional, and atmosphere enjoyable. Great place for a leisurely lunch with friends or family, good place for a more intimate dinner. Can't recommend this place enough.

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Chocolate Mouse was great! It had a great touch of rum, the service was excellent. The calamari dish was very good you could taste everything that's on the plate.

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Additional Information about Jens' Restaurant

Address: 701 West 36th Avenue, Olympic Center, Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone Number: 907-561-5367
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage>  > Midtown
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
Average Prices: USD 17 - 38
Cuisine: French, International, European, Contemporary, Scandinavian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, International, European, Contemporary, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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