About Jens' Restaurant
Anchorage, AK 99503
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.
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
Narciso, the husband of the owner, kindl ...
Narciso, the husband of the owner, kindly asked us where we were from, and told us a bit about his family...which shows he wants to connect with his customers like family. Awesome staff, great food, perfect end of year celebration.
One of the few places in Anchorage that ...
One of the few places in Anchorage that doesn't overcook their food. Phenomenal continental cuisine, Jens' doesn't try to reinvent the wheel, instead they hone it to perfection. Composition, presentation , timing and preparation were all spot on. In addition, they have a well rounded wine list with wait staff that actually know how to pair it with your meal (there is much more to wine/food interaction then red meat= red wine). Every time I dine at Jens', I am impressed.
I opened the Crows Nest with Jens many y ...
I opened the Crows Nest with Jens many years ago and have always admired his skill and ability to run a fine restaurant. Even though Jen's and Anileese are no longer involved the new owner/chef has maintained the quality he demanded. It was the perfect spot for a intimate business/Christmas lunch for our real estate team. Great food & service from the appetizer to the desert. We'll definitely return.
Jens is a perennial favorite but the mea ...
Jens is a perennial favorite but the meal on Wednesday was over and above. Had the Chicken liver pate and calamari appetizers and the Deer chops cooked rare for the main course. Everything was mouthwatering outstanding. I would say this restaurant is definitely one of the top 5 in Anchorage.
We made reservations here due to the rev ...
We made reservations here due to the reviews. We were not disappointed. We both ordered the Kodiak Scallops. It took a long time to get our food, so we had time to munch on several pieces of bread. We love that the butter was soft and easy to spread. Scallops arrive- big (4) and delicious. On a bed of veggies and sauce. Lovely combo. We would definitely order this again.
I had not dined at Jens' for many years ...
I had not dined at Jens' for many years (over 15) because the service was awful and there were a number of regular lunch patrons who actually ran their businesses from their tables: cell phones going off, conversations on the phone with clients, etc. The head chef and owner died, his wife sold the restaurant, so I decided to give it another try, with a long time friend. Unfortunately, those same issues continue. As in the past, we arrived at 11:45 to "beat the noon hour rush." However, despite the fact that we ordered within minutes of being seated, and the restaurant was not yet even 1/4 full, we were not served for over 45 minutes, and then the waiter brought the wrong dishes. The guy at the next table was doing business on his phone. The food was good (the menu has not changed), but it is not worth the aggravation. I will not be back.
Hadn't been here for dinner for several ...
Hadn't been here for dinner for several years and a group of friends decided to have dinner here. Great selection of local seafood...scallops were fabulous as was the halibut. Won't wait so long to eat there again!
It was our anniversary and our server ma ...
It was our anniversary and our server made it very special for us. I would recommend Jens to anyone for a special date night or birthday celebreation.
Everything from our server to the food was perfect.
Thanks for a great night Jens!
Had a truly lovely meal for my friends b ...
Had a truly lovely meal for my friends birthday. The food was wonderful and beautifully presented. They took a wonderful picture of my guest for her birthday and made the evening very special. We will be going again.
We choose Jen's for lunch when we are ...
We choose Jen's for lunch when we are treating ourselves. It's a nice quiet restraint with white table cloths and good quality food. The wait staff is excellent. Lunch prices are reasonable for Anchorage and the choices are different than any other. I love the Braised Cabbage!
The ambiance is very nice and relaxing. ...
The ambiance is very nice and relaxing. I ordered the basil pasta. I thought that the oil used in the pasta tasted rancid. I ate the side vegies but left most of my pasta alone. The waiter was very attentive but when he saw that I did not finish my food nor did I want a box because the pasta had a rancid oil taste, he did not offer any replacements or for the dish to be written off my bill. I think this is the first time that I was not happy with my meal at Jens so I'll give them another try. The carrot cake was absolutely delicious.
We opened our dinner with an appetizer t ...
We opened our dinner with an appetizer that was fantastic! Unfortunately can't remember what it was called but contained 27 ingredients according to our extremely accommodating waitress. Main ingredients were raw tuna and smoked salmon. Simply wow! The rest of dinner was very good as usual but that appetizer will be purchased again soon, if not with dinner with a glass of wine.
Jen's has maintained it's high quality a ...
Jen's has maintained it's high quality and innovative menu throughout the years. After Jen's death a couple of years ago, his long time chef took the reins and she has been right on and every dish we had was perfect. Great waiters and always an interesting crowd.
I went to Jen's Restaurant last week for ...
I went to Jen's Restaurant last week for lunch and I really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was very elegant yet inviting. There were 6 of us, I ordered the pepper steak, which was fantastic. Everyone ordered different dishes and we all were very satisfied. Down to the desserts we ordered, I really can't find a bad thing to say about this place! Great for a Date Night.
This a wonderful restaurant with delicio ...
This a wonderful restaurant with delicious gourmet food cooked to perfection. The only downside is that the prices are out of our league for more frequent dining. As I recall the prices ranged from about $26 to the $40 range for the entrees, plus soups or salads added another about $7. We usually go here for very special occasions.
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