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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Birthday Dinner

Life long Alaskan who finally made it to Jens ! I will tell my friends not to wait forever like I did and go !! Wonderful time and experience. Staff was great. Food was divine !!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
akcharli
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Alaska
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Alaska
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Life long Alaskan who finally made it to Jens ! I will tell my friends not to wait forever like I did and go !! Wonderful time and experience. Staff was great. Food was divine !!

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Thank akcharli
Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a wonderful, convenient great restaurant in a Strip Mall in Midtown Anchorage. The service is always 100%. The food is fresh with many fish choices of outstanding preparations. The wine list is extensive and varied. This is a restaurant that should not be missed when visiting Anchorage.

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1 Thank Joan R
Anchorage, Alaska
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I wanted a quiet dinner out and we knew just where to go...Jens. It has a wonderful atmosphere (not snooty) and fantastic food. We started with the beet and butternut squash salad which was very good. Then feeling like carnivores, we each had steak. The pepper steak was delicious as was the rib eye. We shared a... More 

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1 Thank 907chick
Anchorage
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

For a local to give this rating....Well, I'm very pessimistic and have always had a pleasant experience here. I've been going since 2003, but I'm not a regular. I use this place for special treats, such as clients with a dinner date or a special quiet time with my wife. The food is very good. Price is average for the... More 

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1 Thank Chris H
USA
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Been here a few times and have always been very happy with the food. It's unique, interesting, and tasty.

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Thank WayneRSam
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157 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

An extensive menu with too many great sounding options. I had the seafood crepes. Excellent. Service was a bit slow but good otherwise. Great decor with original art work from local artists. A must visit if you are in the area.

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Thank Japruzze
Atlanta
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555 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Jens has good reviews and was on my list to dine one of the nights while in Anchorage. So far this is one of the best restaurants in Anchorage. The Caesar Salad was very good and the signature Halibut dish was as good as all the reviews. My associate had the pepper steak which I sampled and it was tender... More 

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Thank Dealmaker
Anchorage, Alaska
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Go here for great food and wine. Ask for the preferred wine list by the bottle. The calamari with capers is one of their signature apps. Planked Salmon, Rack of Lamb and Beef Wellington are my favorites. Totally different menu for lunch.

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Thank Jon K
Anchorage, Alaska
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Jens' Restaurant does not look as nice on the outside as it does on the inside, but it's delicious food and one of our favorite locations for special occasions. The atmosphere is upscale, at least for Anchorage, but it never disappoints.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I was looking for an upscale but casual restaurant for some excellent king salmon. Unfortunately, the salmon was sold out and I ordered the halibut with wild mushrooms and rice. The rice was dry and tasteless. The mushrooms and sauce were good as was the halibut but not outstanding. Service was very good except for the maitre d' who was... 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, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?