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Jens' Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Midtown
French, American, International, European, Contemporary, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
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701 West 36th Avenue, Olympic Center, Anchorage, AK 99503 (Arctic Blvd)
+1 907-561-5367
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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
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and service is incredible. Jens is pretty tucked away in a place you would least expect a high end restaurant. The flavors in all of their dishes are amazing. The creme brulee is also made perfectly, which a lot of restaurants in Anchorage somehow come up shot on that desert.

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Thank Hartley K
Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

People say, in a strip mall? It is but it really does have great food. I go there mostly for lunch. Nice to have white table clothes and napkins with great service, freshly cooked food, this place is a bargain!

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Thank Becky G
Kona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

This was our last stop before going back to the airport. Bread was warm and tasty and the butter (in a little dish) was easy to spread. We both ordered the scallops. They came on a veggie hash. 4 large Kodiak Scallops seared to perfection. Yum-(although the wait to get them was a little long). We decided on Key lime... More 

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Thank KonaPeki
Wall Township, New Jersey
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467 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Small restaurant in a small strip mall, but do not let the location influence the decision to dine there, the food is excellent. The Kodiak scallops were excellent, and the Key Lime pie was both tart and smooth, which translates to it was excellent. The service was excellent and the wait staff is very knowledgeable about their cuisine.

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Thank wlbjayhawk
Eagle River, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

My first time going to Jen's and i was not disappointed! Our waitress was so wonderful and was able to keep up with my family's banter. there was a period of time where after you finish a dish, they seem to let you rest before bringing out the next plate. It gave me time to digest and converse with my... More 

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Thank Sharifa C
Eagle River, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food from the appetizer of calamari in lemon sauce, which was the most tender calamari ever! From the salad to New Zealand deer loin chops in brandy and red currants sauce. The wine paring of Malbec was superb. Cappuccino and cream Brulé for desert. Absolutely the best service in Anchorage!

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Thank Rita L
British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant in the midtown of anchorage. The cod was to die for. Perfectly cooked and wonderfully paired. Perfect for a business meeting or great night out.

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Thank Mellissa C
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Enjoyed a relaxed, excellent dinner with family here. My husband had the scallops and I had the halibut. Excellent wine and bread pudding dessert. We were able to have a pleasant conversation without shouting over music, other patrons or other distractions. Attentive service.

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Thank EnBee60
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

It has been several years since I last ate at Jens'. A group of friends went the other night and had a lovely meal. The food was delicious and featured local seafood. The service was perfect and everyone had a great time. I am looking forward to returning in the near future!

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Thank Tisha H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this relatively quiet and pleasant restaurant with its warm atmosphere and excellent food. Place was packed. Shared a succulent, deliciously tasting octopus appetizer. Main courses, halibut, rockfish and scallops were equally good. Service was impeccable. Highly recommend Jen's Restaurant. Reservations recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $38
Cuisine
French, American, International, European, Contemporary, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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
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: +1 907-561-5367

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