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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Still the best in Anchorage!

I grew up here and return once a year. It is still the best in town! Perfect service and excellent food. The calamari appetizer is outstanding. We try to duplicate at home, and it is good, but not close to what they accomplish. The veal and pork meatballs are the best. Nice Greek salad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Kaptx
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I grew up here and return once a year. It is still the best in town! Perfect service and excellent food. The calamari appetizer is outstanding. We try to duplicate at home, and it is good, but not close to what they accomplish. The veal and pork meatballs are the best. Nice Greek salad. Fairly priced and good wine list.... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

With some main meals at between US $40 and $50 dollars I expected quite a lot but? Another restaurant in a shopping strip with upwards of a $10 taxi ride to get there and highly recommended on Trip Advisor. The restaurant was full so we had great expectations. The halibut sounded great but arrived with boiled rice, a slice of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a fantastic dinner here. The restaurant does not look like much from the outside but inside the dining room is warm and elegant with local artwork on the walls. The food is excellent as is the service. My husband had the rock fish and shrimp in a coconut curry sauce and I had the tuna. Both were great.... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised at the elegant decor for a strip mall restaurant. White tablecloths and cloth napkins companied with stemware water glasses set this lunch table up for a beautiful cozy mid afternoon meal. The menu offered a nice variety of appetizers, salads and entrees. My boyfriend ordered the salmon omelet while I opted for the panko breaded scallops.... More 

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arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

we went here with a large group on our last night in anchorage. We all enjoyed our meals. We had aosme kids with us and they were able to make an easy pasta dish for them. We were all good friends and they did not rush us. We had an older waiter who was great. I had salmon which was... More 

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Ferndale, Washington
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have been their a few times, always feel like it is the best food I have ever consumed. Pleasant atmosphere and not been disappointed.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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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, International, European, Contemporary, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?