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Jens' Restaurant

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$$$
Midtown
American, European, French, International, Contemporary, Scandinavian, Gluten Free
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701 West 36th Avenue, Olympic Center, Anchorage, AK 99503 (Arctic Blvd)
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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Hamilton, Bermuda
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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?

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Anchorage, Alaska
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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Folsom, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Great food even though the proprietor recently changed. Crowded, make reservations, this place is popular. Ample parking. Tasty breads, take out too. Not cheap but worth it

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Anchorage, AK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The restaurant has changed quite a bit since the sale. The interior is the same. But the staff is different and the menu is completely different. None of the European comfort foods I had looked forward to are on the menu. The owner has decided the menu shall be different every day, which I'm sure is quite a feat, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$17 - $38
Cuisine
American, European, French, International, Contemporary, Scandinavian, Gluten Free
Meals
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, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: 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?