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Jens' Restaurant

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$$$
Midtown
French, Scandinavian, Contemporary, International
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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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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful!!!

First , I have to say that we got there 20 min before closing time so I was afraid they weren't going to give us a good service, all the contraire, they were really nice to us. Second, the calamari we order for appetizer was made in heaven, it was delicious . The pepper steak and the lamb are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Anne M
via mobile
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

First , I have to say that we got there 20 min before closing time so I was afraid they weren't going to give us a good service, all the contraire, they were really nice to us. Second, the calamari we order for appetizer was made in heaven, it was delicious . The pepper steak and the lamb are excellent... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

For 15 years, Jens' was our favorite restaurant for special occasions. We're now a long way from Alaska, but return every so often. The planked salmon is the best salmon you will find in a restaurant. The only way to have better is to have a friend who is a gourmet cook. The wine list changes but stays true to... More 

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Colorado
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We ate at Jens' on the way to the airport for our flight back home. My wife, kids, and I enjoyed the food. I suppose it was even better than we had anticipated, because they were sold out of the really expensive salmon on the menu, so we had to get the super expensive salmon. (I'm curious as to how... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great atmosphere and a great menu for a wonderful New Year's Eve. There was a set four course menu for the event and each course was fantastic. There were options for an appetizer, a black eyed pea and duck confit soup that was to die for, four options for main course, and a light tangerine mouse dessert. It was all... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I have eaten at Jen's a couple of times now and have left savoring every bite. This place seems busy even mid week so it is a popular spot. They have an extensive wine and drink menu. The food was great including calamari appetizer and caesar salad. I had the pepper steak which is melt in your mouth tenderloin. The... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The best cooked pork chop ever. I was really impressed. The facility is well designed, if located in a down-market strip mall. Quiet, well spaced tables, appropriate lighting. The server was not the best. No suggestions, not communicative. Often absent. But I was there for the food, and I was not disappointed. I was very impressed. Not impressed because of... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have eaten here three times, for an early dinner, lunch, and mid-afternoon drink and snack and I recommend it. My favorite aspect of Jen's is that it is attractive, quiet restaurant for grown ups either intending to enjoy a quiet table conversation or perhaps a solitary meal with a book. The background music was low volume, "classic 1960s-80s rock",... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I had seen the reviews on here, and I wanted a nice restaurant with some flair. This place had that and so much more. Even though it is located in a strip mall - DO NOT let that fool you. The atmosphere was cozy, comfortable, wait staff were attentive but NOT overbearing. And the food....OMG so good, and well plated... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just had lunch there and wasn't disappointed. Had the panko crusted pork chop that was cooked to perfection - moist and very flavorful. My dining mate had the king's hash and loved it. Service was great. Portions were more than adequate. Will definitely return!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful in every way. Wish I could eat lunch here everyday. A great bit of. Anchorage history too.

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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, Scandinavian, Contemporary, International

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Questions & Answers

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