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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)
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Joanne B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love eating at Jen's, probably the favorite in Anchorage. The advantage to lunch is that they continue Jen's tradition of having Danish cuisine. Don't let the "hole in the mall" exterior fool you, this is a first class establishment.

Thank Suzi62
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Jens annually when in town. The meatballs and the chicken fried steak were outstanding, as was the soup of the day. The service is always top notch.

Thank Kaptx
Goodyear, Arizona
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Anchorage. The food is beautifully prepared and presented. Nice wine list. Service that can't be beat. Lovely special occasion venue, but nice anytime. They do a great job with seafood and steaks. Can't go wrong with anything you order.

Thank Cheryl M
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Enjoyable dinner event with family. Very interesting birthday celebrations. Staff was helpful and very pleasant. Halibut was fantastic.

Thank Karen S
Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank ktkk57
Rockledge, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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?