We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 684 Anchorage Restaurants

Jens' Restaurant

701 West 36th Avenue, Olympic Center, Anchorage, AK 99503 (Midtown)
907-561-5367
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #5 of 684 Restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Neighborhood: Midtown
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Arctic Blvd
Transit: There are bus stops on 36th Avenue and on Arctic Blvd. Very close to the restaurant.
Write a Review

103 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    75
    21
    4
    1
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Des Moines, Iowa
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anchorage, Alaska
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Juneau, Alaska
Contributor
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We have been enjoying this restaurant since it opened decades ago. They have consistently excellent, fresh, creative food and a good variety--in fact, no one in our presence has ever had a disappointing meal. We have some of our family celebrations there, and it is also our favorite date night restaurant. The service, in my opinion, is the best in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salisbury, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Do not let the location of a strip mall fool you. This restaurant has a great atmosphere, awesome food, and friendly attentive service!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

On the outside, it doesn't look like much, but inside is lovely! I guess you never know what you're going to get in a strip mall, but this was delicious. We walked in without a reservation and got the last available table in the bar area. They had a great wine list with reasonable prices. The menu made it hard... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Quinton, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Jenn's is unique in that the menu is always different, depending upon the available seafood for the day. I had a wonderful halibut filet in a creamy garlic white wine sauce that was to die for. Each of the seven of us had something different and everyone raved over their selection. Great atmosphere as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Jens' Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Jens' Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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, Scandinavian, Contemporary, International

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Jens' Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?