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Jens' Restaurant

4.9
4.9
1348 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
For over 30 years Jens’ has served the best fresh Alaskan Seafood. The dinner menu also features prime steaks, lamb, and fresh pasta along with a wide selection of delicious appetizers and salads. The menu changes often to take full advantage of the best fresh ingredients. A selection of homemade desserts round out the dining experience. The cozy wine bar offers the full menu and over 40 wines by the glass.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Bodega Dining Tue–Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (907) 561-5367

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nancy Alip

  • Private party facilities

    A small private dining room seats up to 16 guests. The whole restaurant is also available for private parties. Please contact us for details.

  • Private party contact

    Annelise Hansen: (907) 561-5367

  • Neighborhood

    Anchorage

  • Cross street

    Arctic Blvd

  • Parking details

    The restaurant is located in the Olympic Center with lots of free parking.

  • Public transit

    There are bus stops on 36th Avenue and on Arctic Blvd. Very close to the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,348 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AK

    AKCountryGirl

    Anchorage

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience, you can't go wrong with Jen's!
  2. AB

    AngelaB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants. The seafood is the best in town and the service is always top notch.
  3. DP

    DaveP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The king salmon was perfect. The wine was delicious. Very friendly staff, frequent water refills, Caesar salad excellent, bread very good. A fine dining experience.
  4. TQ

    TheQuestman

    Anchorage

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints!!!!! Stay away so WE can always have a table🤣
  5. AO

    4AnOccasion

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    While the food was excellent the lack of/mistakes in service and the overall atmosphere did not warrant the high prices. Not sure if we will go and visit again - most likely not due to more friendly and welcoming places in the area.
  6. PT

    PaulaT

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is always good. My favorite was the chocolate, my favorite dessert and the best at Jens.
  7. l

    leka

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Quiet relaxed atmosphere, lighting was not too bright not too dark. we will definitely go back for special occasions
  8. MA

    MARYANNE

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This little restaurant is wonderful. Visiting Anchorage form Pennsylvania, I recommend visiting if you’re traveling or a great spot if you are a local.
  9. Y

    Yukon

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner. It’s quality has stayed high for over 30 years.
  10. AH

    AnaH

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jen's Restaurant was our last meal in Alaska before we flew back home. It was the perfect meal to end our vacation! We had the Halibut and Rockfish - both absolutely delicious! Will come back for sure!
  11. CP

    CathyP

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jens’ menu is creative and does beautiful things with the local bounty. The Frikadeller dish is superb, which we shared as an appetizer for our party of 4. Jens chefs are masters with any kind of seafood, real melt-in-your-mouth quality that is unforgettable (salmon, rockfish, halibut, tiger shrimp). Veggie accompaniments were cooked to perfection. Very accommodating to our gluten-free friend. Lovely win list. Excellent service at every turn.
  12. DR

    DRHarren

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Artisal takes on local cuisine with a dash of Danish heritage.
  13. WW

    WillW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Anchorage. The Calamari was the best my wife and I have had and both our entrees (the onion crusted rockfish and pork chop) were excellent.
  14. VA

    VeryActiveSenior

    Nashville

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The restaurant is in a strip center so you may not be impressed at first glance. But the dining room is warm and welcoming with interesting art and furnishings. Our server was excellent and the food was excellent as well. We both enjoyed a salmon special that was delicious. Jen's has a solid wine list with a good range of prices. This was a great meal, and we would return if we were in the area again.
  15. AB

    AlisonB

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb! Husband had the sockeye salmon special and it was out of this world. I had rockfish and it was very good but I liked the salmon dish better. Had chocolate mousse for dessert - the best I’ve had in a long time. You can’t go wrong here!
  16. PC

    PierreClaveau

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent The food was very tasty. The location ( restroom incuded) very clean. Tks for the good service Rgds Pierre Claveau
  17. WB

    WilliamB

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food and drink at reasonable prices. Atmosphere was very good. Service was timely, but not pushy. Great place to eat.
  18. TF

    TomF

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - the Pepper Steak is excellent. A must place to eat!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kim treated us very well and the staff were superb.
  20. AV

    AVeryHappyCustomer

    Anchorage

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Yen's severs outstanding dishes. The service is super and the food even better. They excel in fish entrees. The salads are perfect and really fresh. The salad with the strawberry vinaigrette is delicious.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son and I had a lovely meal this evening at Jen’s Restaurant. We were greeted right away and taken to our table even though we were early. Our drink orders were taken: a glass of one of the featured wines for me and a hard cider for my son. We were pleased with our choices. We settled on sharing a plate of the Danish style meatballs for our appetizer; they were melt-in-your-mouth delicious! We then shared a yummy Caesar salad made with fresh romaine lettuce, shaved Parmesan cheese, croutons that appeared to be house-made, and dressing that was lighter than most Caesar dressings I’ve had. I was very grateful for the light hand that dressed the salad as well! My son ordered the fresh catch of the day: A filet of King Salmon cooked perfectly accompanied by roasted purple potatoes and other veggies. I ordered the rock fish simmered with wild mushrooms in a light lemon caper sauce. The rock fish was delicately cooked - no overcooked rubbery fish here! It was served with basmati rice and some yummy carrots and asparagus. Our meals were delicious! We thought we were done enjoying a delightful meal together when our friendly and attentive waiter brought the dessert menu to our table. Of course we had to look! There were quite a few choices along with after dinner wines and coffees offered. My son just had to have the dark chocolate mousse flavored with a hint of coffee and rum. It was exceptional! I had a lovely glass of 10 Year Grahams Tawny Port. We can’t say enough good things about the staff and food at this restaurant! The service was exceptional, the food cooked to perfection and the ambiance delightful. We will be back! There are other selections on the menu we have to try!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh seafood, nice ambiance, accommodating for dietary issues (gluten free).
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Jen’s restaurant. We went for my wife’s birthday and the food and service were great!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We arrived 15 minutes early and we were seated immediately. We went to order drinks there was no alcohol just beer and wine. We decided to skip appetizers and just order the main course. We were offered bread which we took. We waited 20 minutes then 30 minutes then 45 minutes when the waitress came over and said it would be a little bit longer. Tables that were seated after us had already had their appetizers and some had been served their meals. I was disappointed in the service and after waiting an hour to receive our meals which was the special of the day and a Caesar salad. After an hour I decided I had enough and we left I informed the waitress that we had waited long enough and would wait no longer. I would not recommend this restaurant for the service and further menu!’ So after Uber in there an Uber home I was very disappointing hopefully tonight’s dinner will be better thank you
  25. PD

    PhilD

    Anchorage

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Halibut and salmon entrees were excellent. Our server Jessica was great. Jens is one of our favorite restaurants. Glad they serviced the pandemic.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem. Loved it.
  27. K

    Keoni

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Every bite was truly amazing!! Haven’t been there in years and found it better than ever!
  28. TV

    TheresaV

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Cesar salad in town, great service, I left so full and happy :)
  29. AS

    AllergySensitive

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mushroom appetizer was delicious, and enough to share with my wife. Followed by Caesar salads (best in Anchorage). My wife had the special sockeye salmon; cooked to perfection. I had my favorite rockfish dish, again cooked perfectly with outstanding sides and sauces. Our server Lonnie watched out for my wife’s food allergies, and made several menu changes to the chef. Outstanding meal and service.
  30. T

    Tuscangirl

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Had a wonderful meal with coworkers. Halibut was super fresh and cooked perfectly. Flavors were spot on and not overpowering.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. Great service.
  32. RG

    RobinG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This restaurant is incredible! The food, service, and staff friendliness is top rate! I highly recommend!
  33. MW

    MikeW

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service!
  34. m

    misia

    Portland

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When in Anchorage we always come to Jens. They never disappoint. Food is excellent, service is stellar and we have a good time while enjoying a great meal. Cannot wait to be back!
  35. SE

    SusanE

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great meal.
  36. d

    dcfoodreviews

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to Alaska to play in a golf tournament and I wanted to have a nice quiet night and great food and this place is awesome food was so fresh the fish was amazing I definitely would recommend it. And the chef was accommodating and cooked my food exactly the way I wanted it.
  37. M

    Molly

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love Jens- amazing food and service every time!
  38. A

    Anchoragediner

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best nice restaurant in Anchorage. Bathrooms could use an update, overall for the price and service/food quality, nothing is even close.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delightful find! Alaskan seafood, plus Danish menu items. The halibut and gravad lax were both wonderful. Wine list reflected careful thought, too.
  40. M

    Maggiepuh

    Tulsa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I ordered the halibut and my husband ordered the chicken fried steak. Both were superbly delicious and beautifully presented. We both had house salads- so fresh. Our waitress was filling in for a friend and was really a sweetheart and very attentive. This place is a hidden jewel. It appeared that it was mostly locals dining. They obviously know the secret. We will return when in town.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Jens' Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (907) 561-5367.

Jens' Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1348 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Jens' Restaurant

701 West 36th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99503

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Arctic Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Anchorage

  • Hours of operation

    Bodega Dining Tue–Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Northwest

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    The restaurant is located in the Olympic Center with lots of free parking.

  • Public transit

    There are bus stops on 36th Avenue and on Arctic Blvd. Very close to the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nancy Alip

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (907) 561-5367

  • Private party facilities

    A small private dining room seats up to 16 guests. The whole restaurant is also available for private parties. Please contact us for details.

  • Private party contact

    Annelise Hansen: (907) 561-5367

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