About Jens' Restaurant
For over 20 years Jens’ has served the best fresh Alaskan Seafood. The dinner menu also features prime steaks, lamb, veal, deer 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. For lunch Danish specialties joins the fresh seafood, American standards, pastas and salads. A selection of home made desserts round out the dining experience. The cozy wine bar offers the full menu and over 40 wines by the glass.
Anchorage, AK 99503
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm;
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
The restaurant is located in the Olympic Center with lots of free parking.
There are bus stops on 36th Avenue and on Arctic Blvd. Very close to the restaurant.
Jens Hansen, Chef de Cusine Nancy Alip
Private Party Facilities:
A small private dining room seats up to 20 guests. The whole restaurant is also available for private parties. Please contact us for details.
Private Party Contact:
Annelise Hansen: (907) 561-5367
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Jens' Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Excellant food...BUT took 1 hour 15 minutes from being seated to getting our salads another 20 to the meal...it was NOT busy waitress ignored us and played w the inoperative sound system..another waiter had to serve seeing our disappointment to keep us from walking...very disappointed after being highly recommended
Jens' is always a great experience. Tonight I had the Silver Salmon Gravad Lax appetizer, which was very tasty. For an entree, Karen, my server , suggested the Alaskan Black Cod as it is currently in season. The fish was very moist, tender and served in a very flavorful morrel cream sauce. I enjoyed every bite. The rodgod med flode, an Authentic Danish dessert was full of berries and outstanding. Can't wait until the patio opens!
My husband and I went to Jen's for our anniversary and we loved it! The ahi appetizer was lovely and delicious. We split the steak and scallops and both were fabulous. I had the asparagus salesd and it was delicious. My husband had the seafood bisque and it was the best he'd ever had! Lonnie was our server and he was a delight.
Very elegant and romantic setting with tasteful music. Our waiter was very friendly. The food looked and tasted amazing. My husband said his steak was the best he has had in Alaska. And for my husbands birthday they took a nice photo of us and gave it to us in a birthday card. Also surprised him with a brief change in a more upbeat song and a sparkler when they brought our dessert, it made us smile. Would definitely recommend this place for date night or special occasion.
We had a date night here at Jen's to celebrate our anniversary. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu as well as the beer and wine choices. He also made excellent recommendations! We were most impressed that he gave us a card w our picture in it for our anniversary.
Hey, that was a wonderful experience. The table was as I wanted for our 20 th anniversary! Nicely decorated and at the window. Service excellent. Food I already know very well, thats why I went there too. Wine selection outstanding. And the deserts, voilà! Fantastic. And then here they go, music starts louder, waiter rushes with the sparklers and then the ..... smile! and a picture is taken.
A wonderful experience.
Again Jen's amazes me, under new ownership this restaurant is better every time we go to it. I had the pan-seared scallops with peach Bellini, done to perfection. Often scallops are overdone and chewy or under cooked, blech, these were neither, perfect. We also had the charcuterie platter, the smoke duck and cheese selection was very nice, this is one of our favorites, we get it every time. Great selection of non-alcoholic beverages for the non-drinkers in our group. My only suggestion would be more variety in the salad menu. My husband had the greek salad and I had the asparagus, and they tasted the same. Well done again Jens.
Jen's is typically quite good and the service is generally very high quality. Saturday rushed; the waiter seemed put off by our table, perhaps we didn't spend enough money. Two of us were drinking and two were not, that may have put him off. He seemed put out that we were even there. I have had the same waiter at other places in Anchorage where his mood seems to be better so perhaps Jen's doesn't agree with him these days.
Food was terrific, I do wish the lighting wasn't as a brash.
The Jens' staff was so awesome on this visit (not that they haven't previously been) - but we were celebrating an 89th birthday and arrived 30 minutes early for our reservation, however we were seated and treated very kindly, which was greatly appreciated. The meal was wonderful and the sparkler and card with birthday photo was very much appreciated by the birthday "girl" and topped off our celebratory dinner in the nicest way. Thank you everyone at Jens' who made our birthday celebration evening one to remember.
Everything we tried was very good (calamari and oysters apps; chicken and noodles, rib eye, and lamb for main courses; salads for sides). Healthy wine list, although they didn't have every beer in stock they had listed on the menu and ran out of one beer during our dining experience. The staff was very friendly and engaging (especially with our boisterous two year old).
The overall experience was very long - 2 hrs, 45 minutes from the time we entered to the time we left. This was mostly wait time for food. It's a good thing we weren't starving and had time to enjoy our company. We would definitely come again, if we have time, as this is quite a long dining process (the food helps make the wait worth it, though).
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