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Jens' Restaurant

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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
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Anchorage, Alaska
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109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like dining at Jen's the first couple of visits. However, this recent luncheon left me wanting. I ordered the seafood chowder for my appetizer and a seafood crepe for my main course. I shouldn't have ordered two creamy dishes in the first place but I realized this after placing my order. Anyway, the chowder was good, but the crepe... More 

Thank JSJAK907
Anchorage, Alaska
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156 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I continue to be invited to lunches here yet I continue to be unimpressed. The food is just very plain. The cloth tablecloths and napkins and the dressy waitstaff give it an upscale feel. But the food is very blase in my opinion. Also, this time, it took quite a long time to have our order taken, and quite a... More 

1 Thank BLM-AK
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We had a great time with our reservation; wine and dine place. Don't let the fact that they are tucked away in a strip mall fool you. Excellent Filet Mignon!

Thank Benjamin O
Anchorage, Alaska
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211 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Jens' location is a bit out of the way for us so we are infrequent visitors...but when we do visit, we always ask ourselves "why don't we come here more often?' The most recent visit was for a birthday gathering for a friend...they have a wonderful private room for that sort of event. I love Calamari and the appetizer Calamari... More 

1 Thank DudefrmAK
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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.

Thank Hartley K
Anchorage, Alaska
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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!

Thank Becky G
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128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 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 

Thank KonaPeki
Wall Township, New Jersey
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467 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 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.

Thank wlbjayhawk
Eagle River, Alaska
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 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 

Thank Sharifa C
Eagle River, Alaska, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 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!

1 Thank Rita L

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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
USD 17 - USD 38
French, American, International, European, Contemporary, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 907-561-5367

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