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Jens' Restaurant

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$$$
Midtown
French, International, 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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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
Good for:
Fine Dining
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    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
Best of Anchorage

Outstanding! It is in a strip mall. It does not look like much from the outside. Inside, one is transported to reds, wine jerabomes, and local artist renderings on the walls. Each painting has a price tag, of course. The wine list is pretty good. The menu is not very extensive. I like that. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Robert D
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Oakdale, California, United States
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oakdale, California, United States
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Outstanding! It is in a strip mall. It does not look like much from the outside. Inside, one is transported to reds, wine jerabomes, and local artist renderings on the walls. Each painting has a price tag, of course. The wine list is pretty good. The menu is not very extensive. I like that. It tells me they want to... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went to Jens as a last minute decision. They sat us near the bar because we did not have reservations. The server took our drink order quickly and then things went downhill from there. We ordered the charcuterie plate as an appetizer. We asked how the crusted ahi tuna was prepared and the server told us it was seared.... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very tasty gourmet style in a close eating area. The flavors are good and the prices are high. Nice place to celebrate something special.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

...comfort and quality. The serving staff at Jens' (I feel) is the most 'seasoned' in Anchorage. When you go in it truly feels warm and comfortable. The food is excellent and they also have a nice wine selection. If you're looking for fine dining or just a comfy place to sip a glass of wine, Jens' is the place to... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My friends had the swedish meatballs - their favorite. I had the Neptune Salad with scallops. Excellent as always!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Terrific food, wait staff, convenient parking, and a long history of serving some of Anchorage's best food. Great lunch spot, and most excellent for fine dinners. Also, a wonderful "back room" for special gatherings!!

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Anchorage, Alaska
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The prices at this restaurant are about the same as many of the local eateries but the consistency and quality far exceed most of the other quality restaurants in Anchorage. Unlike most of the other restaurants in town, this place is civilized and cultured and you can actually hear the person you're dining with. It's nice to pop into this... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Anchorage is a strange place, but I love it. Surrounded by gorgeous mountains, eagles, and strip malls, there are many surprisingly world class restaurants and businesses. Jens' is one of these, so seek it out and I don't think you will be disappointed. The quality of food reminded me of Die Hirschgasse in Heidelberg. The traditional danish dessert, berry pudding... More 

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Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We visited Jen's during the Iditarod 2014. Anticipating crowds, I reserved months ahead! I actually received a call from the owner about a month ahead from her vacation in Hawaii to confirm that all was good. And good it was. Delicious food, great service and some fascinating artwork on display. Alaska is rich with local talent and when I wandered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

First , I have to say that we got there 20 min before closing time so I was afraid they weren't going to give us a good service, all the contraire, they were really nice to us. Second, the calamari we order for appetizer was made in heaven, it was delicious . The pepper steak and the lamb are excellent... 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, Contemporary, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?