Chena's Alaskan Grill is an American style restaurant located in Fairbanks, Alaska that specializes in serving modern Alaskan cuisine infused with global influences. The restaurant features a revolving menu based on fresh ingredients available. Located on the banks of the Chena River, Chena's Alaskan Grill offers outdoor, waterfront seating.
The restaurant serves dinner daily and offers an assortment of appetizers, salads, vegetarian and light fare, entrées and seafood specialties on the menu for diners to choose from. Featured entrées served at Chena's Alaskan Grill include peppercorn crusted sea scallops, wild caught Alaskan cod, grilled New York strip steak and beef filet stroganoff.
We absolutely LOVE Chena's!! Unfortunately our last visit was not what we expected. The food and waitstaff were fabulous as usual, but the noise level was almost unbearable. One of the things we love about Chena's is the "relaxing" atmosphere, but there were two tables of people that made this experience anything but enjoyable and relaxing. I mean there is nothing wrong with laughing and having a good time with family and friends, but when you are laughing at the top of your lungs and pounding on your table all night, that's desruptive to others. Show some respect to others around you. Add the fact that the two tables were across the room from each other and the people were screaming to each other across the room and well, it's just rude! I will still eat at Chena's due to this having nothing to do with their food or staff, but i would ask people be more respectful to other diners.
I've lived in Fairbanks for over 11 years and never been to Chena's Alaska Grill. It is definitely one of the best places to dine in town.
We were a little late for our reservation and they saved our table for us, Booked the reservation online and I loved it. The service was great. My husband had the halibut encrusted in crab and he thought it was wonderful. I had the New York steak the flavor was excellent but it was very tough for a New York steak. That won't stop me from going back next year.
Great food, good service, nice atmosphere. What else can I say.
We arrived early and were seated. Took a while for our drink order and then it was misplaced. After a long day this was a bad start. Turns out we were there as they were paring down there wait staff, and it showed. After the slow start the services was great. Best Salmon I had in Alaska. We sat in side as we requested. On another trip we would have tried outside which look great. After dinner we had a cocktail on the "bar deck" overlooking the river. Very nice. My wife had the best Lemon Drop she has ever had.
Our server Liz was great! Our table was ready when we arrived and we immediately received warm, fresh bread. The peppercorn crusted scallops were delicious. Fresh veggies perfectly steamed. Reservations are highly recommended as Chena's is a happening place!
Four of us enjoyed a delicious meal. The server explained how it was possible to serve extremely fresh fish. That fish was prepared very nicely. Everything else was well done -- the other dishes, the service, etc.
Nice place with lovely outdoor covered patio dining. The service was informal but professional. The food was very good. I would recommend Chena's Alaskan Grill to anyone seeking fine dining in Fairbanks.
We treated our out of town guests to Chena's recently. We chose Chena's to ensure that our guests enjoyed a quality dining experience; food, service and ambiance. Once again, we weren't disappointed. Chena's met all expectations. We were given three seating options including riverfront deck, covered veranda, or inside dining. We chose the expansive riverfront deck. Our guests were hesitant with that choice at first but relieved when we are given Chena's complete menu rather than a 'deck menu' that typically includes deep friend fast food options only. We can't say enough about our great experiences at Chena's other than we wish they were open year around. They are seasonal summer only so don't miss out.
The food was wonderful and the river view on the veranda was an added bonus. We had a large party of 10 and they accommodated us at a last minute reservation.