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Jens' Restaurant

701 West 36th Avenue, Olympic Center, Anchorage, AK 99503 (Midtown)
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Ranked #5 of 678 Restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $17 - $38
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
  • Italian first
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English first
Anchorage, Alaska
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went for our 27th anniversary and dinner itself was a celebration! The service was excellent and the food was DELICIOUS! We started with the house salad which was made to order and was so fresh and good. I then had a black cod that melted in my mouth. My husband had lamb that was so flavorful and tender! These... More

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180 reviews 180 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Anchorage is a culinary wasteland. Jens stands out as the only serious restaurant. Reservations essential. Located in a strip mall two miles from the city center, it is worth the taxi ride if you are overnighting in a downtown hotel. The restaurant comprises two rooms, a lively bar scene plus tables (mainly for twosomes) in the first and a more... More

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Lawrenceville, NJ
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Although located in a strip mall, this restaurant is lovely inside. Tablecloths, professional service and lots of Alaskan seafood, tho many have a Danish twist. A bit pricey, but overall, worth it. Would visit again.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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130 reviews 130 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

What a surprise this was. Nestled into a little strip mall, this lovely Danish restaurant with friendly service had a little something for everyone. The menu was a little meat heavy but then again we are not in the land of the vegetarians. I ordered up a chopped steak with onions that was very tasty and came with a sampling... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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