The Best Restaurants in Anchorage, According to our Tastemakers

Few cities present their chefs with such natural bounty as Anchorage, Alaska, where menus feature local fish, seafood, and game of unrivaled freshness and quality. The city's heritage defines its contemporary cuisine, with native, Russian, Scandinavian and Asian influences. The best restaurants in Anchorage bring flavors of the wilderness to the table. Foraged and locally farmed produce augment everything from king crabs and Kodiak scallops to duck, bison, and elk. But where do the smartest, savviest locals and visitors eat out in Anchorage? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. The best restaurants in Anchorage await summertime vacationers and year-round residents alike -- why not check them out?

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Kinley's Restaurant and Bar, Jens' Restaurant, Kincaid Grill
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Anchorage
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

Kinley's Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Anchorage
1,358 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Bar Seating

Critically acclaimed chef and sommelier Brett Knipmeyer presents sophisticated, seafood-centric fine dining menus for lunch and dinner at Kinley’s Restaurant and Bar, one of the best restaurants in An...

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Best Value in Anchorage

Jens' Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Anchorage
1,262 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List

Alaskan seafood, Scandinavian signatures, and contemporary local art characterize Jens’ Restaurant, a midtown Anchorage icon since 1988. The cheerful dining room displays a revolving art collection in...

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Best Overall in Anchorage
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Kincaid Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Anchorage
1,497 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

Critically acclaimed chef-owner Al Levinsohn, a gold medal winner in the Alaska seafood challenge, opened Kincaid Grill with his wife Raine in 2003. The sophisticated, white-tablecloth establishment o...

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Best Overall in Anchorage
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Ginger

$$$$·Pacific Rim·
Anchorage
1,209 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions

Ginger, a stylish restaurant and lounge in historic downtown Anchorage, specializes in Pacific Rim cuisine, microbrews, and craft cocktails. The restaurant, established in 2007, offers lunch, dinner, ...

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Best Overall in Anchorage
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Marx Bros Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Anchorage
1,339 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romance

Housed in a historic bungalow built around 1916, Marx Bros Café is a cozy, intimate space with just 14 tables. The café has wowed critics along with locals seeking a special dining experience since it...

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Best Overall in Anchorage
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Haute Quarter Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Anchorage
1,636 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries

Haute Quarter Grill in downtown Anchorage presents contemporary American cuisine showcasing locally sourced ingredients, although many of its menu items reveal diverse international influences. There’...

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Best Overall in Anchorage

Southside Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Anchorage
1,386 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine

Southside Bistro, founded in 1995, presents two distinct spaces in one: the formal dining room with views into the open kitchen, and a casual bistro with a fireplace and wine bar. The bistro has its o...

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Best Overall in Anchorage
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Crow's Nest - Hotel Captain Cook

$$$$·American·
Anchorage
1,643 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Romance

Set on the 20th floor of the Hotel Captain Cook, Crow’s Nest boasts unrivaled views across downtown Anchorage to Cook Inlet and the peaks of the Chugach Mountain Range. Its fine French and new America...

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Best Overall in Anchorage
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49th State Brewing Company Anchorage

$$$$·Brewery·
Anchorage
901 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great Beer
  • Outdoor Eating

49th State Brewing Company occupies a historic two-story venue with a seasonal rooftop deck in downtown Anchorage. Along with its award-winning beers, the restaurant presents elevated casual comfort f...

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Group Bookings in Anchorage
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Simon & Seafort's

$$$$·Seafood·
Anchorage
5,329 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date

Simon and Seafort's, an Anchorage dining icon since 1978, stuns its diners with its wall of windows framing panoramic views of the Alaska Range and Cook Inlet. Whether it’s a sit-down dinner or a casu...

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Group Bookings in Anchorage

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Anchorage

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Anchorage
1,972 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating

Sullivan’s Steakhouse is a popular national chain with a dozen restaurants in the lower 48, but its Anchorage location stands out for its locally sourced seafood offerings, including salmon and king c...

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Lunch in Anchorage

Benihana - Anchorage, AK

$$$$·Japanese·
Anchorage
1,154 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date

The popular sushi and Japanese steakhouse chain, first established in New York City in 1964 and now offering over 70 restaurants across the world, has an Anchorage venue showcasing the signatures of i...

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Lunch in Anchorage

Rustic Goat

$$$$·American·
Anchorage
246 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual

Industrial chic meets wild Alaska at Rustic Goat, a stand-out Anchorage venue with walls of windows across two stories, plus a deck open in summer. The bar is downstairs and the dining room upstairs, ...

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Best Food in Anchorage
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