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Jens' Restaurant

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American, European, French, International, Contemporary, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
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701 W 36th Ave, Olympic Center, Anchorage, AK 99503-5851 (Arctic Blvd)
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fairport, New York
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jen’s Restaurant is located in a strip mall on 36th Ave - it's off the beaten path and easy to miss, but it is worth turning around and finding it or hailing a taxi from downtown. Seating is in an upscale dining area at tables with pressed tablecloths, cloth napkins and flowers and paintings on the walls. There is also... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a Princess cruise-tour group of 6 from the lower 48. Jen's is under new ownership, but the new owner transition occurred over the last couple of years. As you enter the restaurant, you will likely see the salads being made. Your first thought will be "I have to have one of those." The menu is your typical 8... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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95 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

On my own in Anchorage, looking for fresh and hopefully good and healthy food. I had a salad and penne with veggies, unfortunately with a (delicious) creamy sauce. Salad was great and the olive oil available was also good quality. Penne were very good and fresh, sauce very good, veggies could,have been a bit more varied and have been prepared... More 

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arlington, tn
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Def try Jens'! We had the King Salmon with the berry butter...cooked perfectly! Also had the halibut...delicious, moist and the sauce was delicate but divine! The tuna was perfectly rare with a truly awesome ginger sauce. Didn't leave a drop! Chocolate Decadence Cake was shared by the 4 of us and I have to say it is one of the... More 

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Rockledge, Florida
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269 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

It is in a little strip mall. Not usually what one would think of for fine dining. But the service started with immediate seating, a waiter who brought us bread, butter and oil right away, and KNEW his menu, and food that was PERFECT, exactly as described. I cannot think of a better start to a vacation.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Jens' is a treasure; our evening was lovely! The food was wonderful, from the bread (butter at perfect temperature), crisp and delicious dinner salads, and generous sized entrees, what I considered as large portions for both our halibut and pepper steak dinners, both perfectly cooked. Service was very attentive; we felt welcomed and taken care of. The creme brûlée was... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a classy place with an awesome menu. In a strip mall, but what good place in Anchorage isn't?

Thank Alaskan508
Anchorage, Alaska
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

People rave about this place but this was my third visit and I remain unimpressed. First, it's very expensive for what you get. Second, the portion sizes are quite inconsistent with some being very small and some being huge, so you don't know if you are going to leave hungry or not (I did--$21 for 3 scallops). The vegetable sides... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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187 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I'd heard good things about this place from friends so gave it a try. Was very disappointed with most of what I ordered. The ribeye was cooked as I asked for (medium rare) but didn't seem to have any seasoning on it whatsoever and was fairly tough. The mashed potatoes were pasty and flavorless. The total cost of $60 for... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Came here with my girlfriend for a quiet and nice meal. Our waiter was delightful , the wine and food were amazing. One of the only places I've actually gotten a real crème brulée. Felt like a restaurant back home in Europe. Was very happy with my evening. Will definitely come back

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $38
American, European, French, International, Contemporary, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 W 36th Ave, Olympic Center, Anchorage, AK 99503-5851
    (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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?