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
We have dined here quite a few times, both lunch and dinner. The food is creative and delicious, always. The atmosphere is understated and elegant, with the waitstaff being pleasantly unobtrusive and super competent. This restaurant is one of the best in Anchorage, don't miss it.
The food is quite good, continental/northern European and the staff and patrons are friendly. The staff know their menu and their long time loyalty suggest this is a worthy fixture on the dining scene. On my second visit, I only had one beef, at 10 PM on a Friday evening they turned up the music right over our table to an intolerable level in an unsubtle hint they wanted us to leave. Not in step with an otherwise excellent experience.
We went here for our last dinner before leaving Alaska. It was a nice restaurant, had a nice upscale feel to it, even though it was in a strip mall. But, that's ok, the food was good. I had a halibut, and it was buttery and flaky. My husband had the rockfish, which was a bit disappointing because it was fried but otherwise no other complaints.
Jens' Restaurant never fails for an upscale lunch meal. The Scandinavian specialties offer some unique and tasty choices. Likewise, Jens' has a solid record of great food in its other menu items. The service at our lunch was impeccable. I'll be back for another meal in the future!
Wow, Wow, truly amazing food, service and atmosphere. What a gem for Anchorage. The food was truly awesome, the combination of textures, colors, flavors were a masterpiece. The use of local food was impressive. The wine list was truly amazing. The staff were very knowledgeable providing excellent services for our meal. Great handicap accessibility
Thanks so much for a truly special meal and evening
Anne B from Fairbanks Alaska
Excellent food. Really intriguing and healthy choices- multiple visits necessary to try all the tempting dishes. Service was remarkably good- unusually so for Alaska in this price range. Seating is rather open, but Jen's still manages a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
Our dinner party ordered 2 appetizers, 1 salad and 4 entrees. Everything was prepared perfectly in the old French style with lots of creamy sauces. Tasty, well presented and extremely filling--3 take home boxes. We were late for our reservation due to construction traffic delays, but we were greeted and served graciously. It will be easy to go back to Jen's for a special night out.
late reservation on a Tuesday night but still enough going on to not feel rushed. Our dinners were superb...the house salad with berries and strawberry vinaigrette, tuna, Kodiak scallops, Alaska halibut (not crazy about halibut but this prep with the burre blanc sauce was beautiful and the fish was perfect--best prepared halibut i've had). Great wine list, we had a french pinot noir. And we spotted the last piece of pie as we were being seated and inquired...so we reserved it and so glad we did...blueberry rhubarb with a crust that only comes in 2nd to my mom's!
Can't wait to return.
Strip mall setting is not a deterrent...several sidewalk tables and we sat in window seat in bar area...loved the ambience.
ONly wish i could remember server's name, all was more than expected....a little something extra. A lagniappe in Anchorage.
While the food was excellent the service was not. We experienced excessive wait time before the meal was served. The wait to have the meal dishes removed and a dessert menu brought was so long that we opted to leave at that point. Very disappointing, particularly for this restaurant.
my wife and I had lunch with 3 older people we wanted to honor. The dish we chose, dannish oriented with red cabbage and meat ball, was accompanied by boilled potatoes, and fresh vegatables, for a very raisonable price (16 $). The waitress understood that our 3 old guests could not eat full desert and offered to share one chocolate and cream desert into 3 plates.
I have been here on several occasions for lunch. This time, a bit of a miss for me. Waitress was okay, not great. duck Confit crepe was just okay, not what I envisioned. Colleague ordered the meatballs, and that was all she ate on the plate. Chicken crepe by another colleague got good reviews as well. I don't remember being offered dessert....or if that was a total miss. Maybe Monday is an off day for them?
Once again Jens was amazing! We had a small group, just 4 of us. My dad is hard of hearing when surrounded with background noise, and he enjoyed the conversation because the tables are widely spaced, with light music, not too crowded but we were there on a week night. We started with some fresh oysters and they were the size of my fist, fresh, and briny. We always have the charcutterie plate because we like the smoked duck. Everyone at our table had something different, rib eye, rockfish, lamb and pepper steak. Often when getting a rare steak it is overcooked, these were perfect. Great service. We topped the meal with the flourless chocolate cake and some coffee. Will be going back soon for my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary.
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