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“Pleasant restaurant in nice surroundings” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jensens Bofhus Odense

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Jensens Bofhus Odense
Laessoegade 215, Odense 5230, Denmark
66 11 20 22
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Ranked #118 of 151 Restaurants in Odense
Cuisines: Steakhouse, International
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Trondheim, Norge
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19 restaurant reviews
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“Pleasant restaurant in nice surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Jensens Bøfhus is a chain of restaurants with 3 locations in Odense (and many more elsewhere). This one in Læssøgade is set in a rural like area of the city, and there's a cozy river walk nearby.
The restaurant has outdoor seating in the warm part of the year. The interior decoration is set out in stone and with a fire place, giving the whole place a pleasant atmosphere.
"Bøfhus" means steak house in Danish, so you already know what kind of food to expect when you enter. And, judging from my single visit, they do serve more than decent enough steaks, made the way you want it. The steak was to my taste, but I would have appreciated the vegetables less "well done". But all in all it was a good experience, slightly above average quality - especially if you take the price into consideration.
I have no complaints about the service. The staff were both friendly and obliging - and slow enough to allow for small talk, but not so slow that we felt we were waiting unnecessary for the food.
I'd definitely have no qualms about visiting the restaurant again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Odense, Denmark
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123 reviews 123 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
“Nice location!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Not the best restaurant in town but if you like their concept then its not to bad.
Location is nice, a bit from town right next to a small lake/pond ( nice walking).
The steaks are okay but if you order it rare its more like medium/rare.
Salad buffet could be better.
Expensive beverage.
Small playground in the basement for the kids.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sweden
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“The McDonalds of Steak Houses”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Jensens Bøfhus is a pretty basic steak house chain. The steaks we got at Jensens in Odense were fairly plain and not very tender. We ordered our steaks rare and got them perfectly cooked. The salad buffet was ok. The service was nice but not very attentive. If you just want a steak without having any greater expectations Jensens is ok. If you want a good meal you should go somewhere else.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Malmo, Sweden
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298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
“Slow service fast food place serving inferior steaks”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I believe that the concept of Jensens Bøfhus (Jensen’s Steakhouse) was taken from American chain restaurants. McD comes to my mind, or Ruby’s Diner. Unfortunately they got it wrong.

But while the golden arches usually are fast- serving and always cheap, and Ruby’s are proud of their quality ingredients the Jensens franchises’ outstanding features are their mediocre food, obviously prepared in advance and thrown into a microwave or conveyor owen, and their always- slow-slow service. The Odense restaurant is no exemption. Unfortunately.

Trust me, there are good steakhouses in Odense. So stay away from Jensens, and if you can’t then restrict yourself to their salad bar.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Odense, Denmark
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“Dårligt”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Alle 3 Jensen restauranter i Odense har general dårlig service. Alt for lang ventetid både på maden og på at få lov til at betale. Har aldrig fået min steak tilberedt som ønsket.
Første gang kunne have været en dårlig dag, men efterfølgende besøg har vist at det åbenbart er standarden.
På + siden kan nævnes det er hyggelige restauranter med en god atmosfære.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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