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Jens' Restaurant

701 West 36th Avenue, Olympic Center, Anchorage, AK 99503 (Midtown)
907-561-5367
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Ranked #4 of 676 restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $17 - $38
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Scandinavian, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Arctic Blvd
Transit: There are bus stops on 36th Avenue and on Arctic Blvd. Very close to the restaurant.
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English first
Anchorage, Alaska
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I live in Anchorage and have eaten at Jens' about 6 times in the past 10 years. I eat out a lot and have eaten multiple times at every Anchorage restaurant that would be considered fine dining. I think Jens' is a quite nice place, but that it is not as good as a few other top-notch restaurants in Anchorage.... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Superb! The dishes from starters to salads to mains to desserts were excellent. Beautifully presented, fresh, and excellent culinary marriages. I was truly impressed at the detail & attention. Put your trust in the chefs and be daring... they WILL NOT disappoint you!

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We came in with a group of six. We had a great table near window. Our waiter was exceptional. We had many bottles of wine. I had the calamari and the tuna appetizers. Yummy!! Both were perfect. The salmon as my entree and OH MY GOD the carrot cake is to die for!!! We were celebrating a birthday and the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We got there 15 minutes after 6pm opening, and the local "color" (many well dressed from the "greatest generation")! Be prepared for a relaxing dinner, but the chef really knows what he is doing. Staff top notch, great food and wine selection.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Who could imagine that a strip mall joint could give you such an amazingly pleasant experience? Well if you're craving good food this is a joint that can't and should not be missed if you happen to be in Anchorage.

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Glenbrook, Nevada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We didn't eat at many restaurants during our stay in anchorage but I have no problem believing this is one of the best if not the best. Set in a modest strip center, we almost decided we had made a mistake and thought about leaving but those thoughts disappeared when you walk through the door. The menu is very good,... More

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Cortes Island, Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Jen's Restaurant is a great place for fantastic food. This is where the locals go and eat. It is located a short drive/taxi ride from downtown Anchorage but is worth it. We were going to eat downtown but it was all reserved so we talked to a local lady and she recommended Jen's. The restaurant consists of a small lounge/eating... More

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Hedgesvill
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had a leisurely dinner at Jen's (pronounced Yen) before going to the Anchorage Airport for our trip home. The halibut and scallops were so very fresh and perfectly prepared. They have a very nice wine selection and dessert if you're up for it. The Caesar salad was wonderful like the old days with egg in it and a good... More

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Go no further than a strip mall in commercial Anchorage! Once you enter the restaurant you are transported to attentive, educated, groomed wait staff presenting an array of well crafted cuisine. Savor the experience and try and leave room for dessert.

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Rockville,MD
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After reading the reviews of this restaurant on line we decided to give it a try. It was close to our hotel in a small strip mall. Don't let the surroundings fool you this place serves top drawer food. I love fresh local seafood and this place doesn't disappoint. The meat dishes were also excellent but the Shashimi Napoleon was... More

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