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
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.
Jens is probably number one on my list of all time favorite Anchorage restaurants. The food is consistently top notch, the service is always extremely good. - The wait-staff is quite knowledgeable and helpful when ordering. Everything on the menu is so wonderful
First visit bit won't be the last. Yes it's in a weird spot and the decor is dated, but the food is amazing. Do not miss the calamari, best I've ever had. The wine selection was acceptable for the size of the place and reasonably priced. The Caesar salad tasted as it should (maybe a little too much cheese), and the bread and rosemary infused oil was good. The steak I had was amazing, a little heavy on the sauce and gravy but nothing overpowered each other and the steak is one of the top 3 I've had in the state. Dessert was port from their generous dessert wine offering, the 30 year tawny was just the ticket. I highly recommend.
decent place...awkward, strip mall location but ambiance inside is good. Food was very good in terms of the freshness of the ingredients but perhaps a bit on the creamy / heavy side. Also one of us got soup to start and it was flavorful but lukewarmlike it had been sitting there for some time...service was meh, at best. One smiling face trying to converse and every one else seemed to be taking the place too seriously. We didn't wait for dessert, seemed like a better idea to drive to the Wild Scoops place downtown where I lucked out on a fantastic "spruce tip" ice cream flavor...
Another fantastic meal at Jen's! I had scallops with polenta and my husband- ahi tuna with rice. Both dishes were delectable and presentation was beautiful. We ordered tomatoe soup for our daughter, but she didn't seem to like it - and neither did we, after trying it. She did like my scallops, though! I had apple bread pudding for dessert - it was just ok. Wish I ordered the flourless chocolate cake.
It took an hour and 15 minutes to get our appetizer. After waiting another unreasonable amount of time for the main course, our fish entrees were not prepared as we ordered. Jen's is a great restaurant but our experience on this occasion was far below their normal standards.
The asparagus salad was delicious. One of the best salads I have ever had.
I had friends visiting from Rhode Island and when I have visitors from out of state I like to take them to the best restaurants in Town. They thought their meals were exquisite and I'm sure that if they lived here they would be back many times just like I have. Jens' restaurant has never disappointed me in all the years that I have gone there. I have brought many friends to discover thier great cruisine. Jens' is my absolute favorite restaurant in Anchorage and so far Alaska and I have been to many!
Every moment was delightful, every morsel a gustatory pleasure! We had the good fortune to have the table we had requested in our reservation and a "serveuse" from New Orleans who was cordial, professional, and amazingly knowledgeable about the menu and genuine attention to detail. The owner came to our table so we were able to give her directly our compliments on every aspect of the resto. Jens' Restaurant was simply perfect dining, ambiance, and service. We shall return!
The service and food is impeccable. How often do you get to know the servers? At Jens it's easy. We always start with the steak calamari and the house salad and rotate between the fresh fish and the pasta. The chef is always willing to substitute the heavy European sauces to a lighter flare. Its just GREAT food and service. You never feel rushed. Great place to just hang out at the bar and have a glass of wine and appetizer after work. If its a sunny summer day we always sit outside when available. My favorite restaurant in Anchorage!
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
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