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Jens' Restaurant

701 West 36th Avenue, Olympic Center, Anchorage, AK 99503 (Midtown)
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Ranked #5 of 676 restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $38
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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90% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My husband and I had went on a walk toward the Arctic Roadrunner for dinner when we smelled something lovely coming from Jens. I had heard some great reviews from a coworker and we decided to go here instead. When you first walk in don't be put off by thinking they don't have enough seating. It connects to an even... More

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Los Angeles
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I have eaten at Jens' Restaurant for many years. I have watched a few different chefs pass through here over the years and the current chef (and part owner) Nancy Alip is as good or better than her predecessors. She keeps the tradition of Jens' fine continental cuisine intact and adds a lot of her own creativity and panache. Last... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I have frequented Jens' since it first opened but I had not been there since the death of its namesake, Jens. I am so happy to report that the name and the fine culinary traditions continue, as does the eclectic artwork on the walls.. I was in the mood to graze and ultimately have dessert. I started with the Spanish... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Ate here 2 years ago and impressed then as we'll as now. Calamari prepared different from the usual run of the mill stuff. And the onion crusted cod was superb. Add in the excellent attentive service and this place is a winner worth returning to.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I've had lunch at Jen's a few times over the last couple of years and it has always be fabulous! I't a little spendy, but oh so worth it!!

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Anchorage, Alaska
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I decided to go to Jens' on the spur of the moment. Moriah was most accommodating and helped me choose a raspberry moscato - omg - loved it! I choose the Caesar salad and then something I can only describe as a mahi/salmon delight! To be honest I forgot the name. I am allergic to red peppers so they made... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I traveled to Anchorage with a friend who had been several times before and who recommended Jen's. I was surprised when the taxi pulled into a strip mall, however, I quickly realized the location had nothing to do with the restaurant. The service was very, very good--friendly and punctual but not overbearing. They do not have alcohol so it's not... More

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McAlester, Oklahoma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Jen's restaurant is a great place to enjoy experiencing a true taste of Anchorage. Our four meals were cooked to perfection in a timely fashion. They offer only fresh seafood cooked the way fresh fish should be cooked. The scallops are large, tuna prepared nicely, linguini piled high on the plate and the Portuguese Rockfish melted in my mouth. The... More

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Valdez, Alaska
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152 reviews 152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We really enjoyed our first dining experience at Jens' Restaurant, and it will not be our last! My steak was perfectly cooked and very tender. The whole dish for that matter was masterful. And my wife is still raving about the rockfish dish that she ordered. The service was phenominal! The older gentleman was very professional, welcoming, and friendly. He... More

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Juneau, Alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Hadn't been to Jens since it's eponymous owner sadly passed away. Happy to report that the food has moved up a notch. Same basic menu as before but the flavors and dishes seemed fresher, crisper and more colorful. Service remains excellent and was also highly entertaining! The place was packed with cheerful and satisfied diners.

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