Anneke Jans

4.6
1388 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Anneke Jans is a lovely neighborhood bistro in the heart of downtown Kittery, Maine.

Seasonal menu subject to change.

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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Open seven nights 5pm-close
Full dinner & lounge menu offered nightly.

Join us for Annekes Hour of Happiness every night from 5-6pm
Half off all drinks, beer & wine.

Complimentary valet every Friday & Saturday
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Phone number
(207) 439-0001
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lee Frank
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Private party facilities
Please call to discuss your special occasion. We look forward to working together.
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Private party contact
Jason Canty: (207) 439-0001
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Walker St
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Parking details
Special Summer 2015- Free Valet Parking for Anneke Jans dinner patrons Friday and Saturday evenings, 5pm until 9pm.

Street parking Sunday thru Thursday.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1388 People Are Saying
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4.8
service
4.6
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Great service. We will be back

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Everything was perfect from valet parking to a table by the big front window to the fabulous mussel appetizer and of course their famous fried olives. The salmon was great and the bread pudding to die for!! We have been to Anneka Jan’s several times and the food is consistently wonderful and the survive is always top notch!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Always an excellent experience.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Incredible food and service

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

It was a special occasion (birthday) and we've dined there before. The food was outstanding and the service was especially exceptional.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food is good great! The only negative is that it is very loud.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Anneke Jans was a lovely spot with a nice unpretentious ambiance. The food was very good and we had very good service too. The only disappointment was that I thought that my first wine pour was scanty, especially for the price. Other than that, it was a very enjoyable experience and I think they do a good job and I would recommend this spot to my friends.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother's day brunch was good, but mom's food was cold and we had to wait for our reservation, however it was above table by a window. Friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Delicious! Portions on the smaller side but probably what we all should be eating on a regular basis anyway! Great ambiance. Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Getting together with out of town family visitors. We found Anneke online and decided to give it a go. We were pleased with most everything. Only disappointment was that they ran out of the pork shank. I had the hanger, my wife to pollock. Our family and friends had the salmon and roast chicken. Every meal was excellent. We also had mussels in delicious cream broth and the cheese and meat platter (not the best part of the meal, but not bad). The service was friendly and timely. Would recommend and we’ll come back.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great way to celebrate our anniversary...thanks to our children. Love the uniqueness of the menu. Waitress was very friendly, personable and attentive just the right amount. We never felt rushed as we enjoyed our appetizers, entree and dessert. Thank you for a great evening.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Love, love, love this restaurant! The food is always delicious and their oysters are the BEST I have ever had from Maine to FL!!! The bar is lively and the restaurant is typically quiet but can be loud if it’s packed. Try this lovely gem in Wallingford Square. Big plus they have free valet on Friday & Saturday night!!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Fantastic meal once again! Love this place. We have been here many times and each time the meal is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Good food great service, best fine dining restaurant in the area.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Overall the experience was a good one- except for the cheese plate! It had maybe 2 ounces of cheese on it- pitiful for $15. The entrees were delish but the risotto could use more flavor.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Restaurant week is always a treat!

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Not what we expected as in the past the food was exceptional - cannot say the same now.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

On-line reservation system is terrific; very easy to use. Service is prompt, friendly, efficient. At various points, we were served by a half-dozen different staff members. Appetizers and dinner were tasty, and served smoothly and quickly. Had a great time.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Loved the food, wine list, and our server was great! It was very loud when we got there but quieter down later.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We went for Restaurant Week. The food was exceptional! My husband had the short ribs which were tender. I had the pork dinner, which was grilled well. The service was good. The bread was average. The contemporary old fashioned went great with the meal.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very nice dining experience. Good thing they have a gentleman valet because there is very limited parking in area. We would go back another time.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

I love this place! Great food and ambiance. I try to get there whenever I'm in the area. It never disappoints

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Dinner was excellent. Only drawback is the noise level.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

A pretty place with good service. The bread used to be much better. The zinfandel was lovely and under $35. We all devoured the fried olives. The endive salad with shallots was inventive and delicious. I liked my duck, but I ordered it medium rare, and it came out medium. My husband's pork chop was cooked perfectly, but it was not hot enough. Our friend commented that the chicken was overdone but tasty. The fish special was ok. I like the place and would give it another try. But olives, two appetizers, two mains, and a bottle of wine without the tip was $142. That is a lot for a Kittery restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great food in cozy space. A great night out.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Anneke Jans has been our tried and true restaurant choice for years. It has the magical combination (so hard to find) of tasty upscale food without the pretense of typical high-end restaurants. The menu is a perfect size for us - 10 or so solid entrees that aim to please, and do. We don't like restaurants with page after page of menu choices where everything ends up average or worse. Better to focus and be great, that's what they do. Re: ambience, it's not snooty or self-important, it's down to earth in a classy way. Upscale yet cozy, a tough combination! The vibe is pleasantly lively - Anneke's is a social place where people are having fun. It's not quiet or rowdy - perfectly in between. Service is friendly without attitude.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

There for Valentine’s Day. Delicious meals and terrific ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Hadn’t been here in over a year, not sure why but I will not wait as long for my next visit! It was the first visit for my four guests. Everyone absolutely loved the food and the atmosphere. The salmon dish and the mussels are both must tries. Great wine list!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Anneke Jans. Food we fantastic, appetizers were perfect, highly recommend the fried olives, and service was perfect. We will absolutely return

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

For the price point, we found the food a bit uninspiring in variety and execution. We met friends and therefore the drive was worth it, but we probably would not do it again. Server was pleasant, but a short pour on the wine.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Just a spectacular experience, from start to finish! Stunning dining room, gorgeous bar, warm service, terrific food… This place knows what it’s doing!!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Exceptional food with excellent service and convenient valet parking. It was a noisy, fun environment, not a lot of room between tables. Overall, a gem. Felt like I was in NYC.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We love this restaurant! The food is creative and delicious! There was a large group near us so it was noisier than usual but still pleasant. Will definitely go back repeatedly!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Enjoyed it and the waiters dry humor

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Overall dinner was great. The fried olive appetizer was a hit. The mussels were some of the best we've had. The arancini did lack something. The horseradish sauce was a perfect foil but overall the taste was a little on the bland side. Desserts of creme brulee and bananas foster trifle were excellent. We were there on a quiet night so noise level was non-existant. Our server was very attentive but didn't hover. This was our second time but it will not be our last.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Very nice restaurant near Portsmouth, NH and away from the outlets in Kittery, Maine.
Good food and drinks.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We have dined there many times and have always had a good experience.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We were at the restaurant on New Years Eve. They had a special menu in addition to the regular menu. Our group tried selections from both menus including duck, rack of lamb, salmon and pork. Each dish was wonderfully and creatively prepared and presented. Our server, Julia, was well informed, attentive and perfectly charming. The atmosphere was fun and sophisticated. Everyone in our group was thrilled with the experience. I would have no hesitation recommending Anneke Jans. We will be back soon.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We frequented on New Year's Eve with a party of 4. The complimentary Valet Service was a nice way to start off being that it was cold, icy and parking on a busy night is limited in Kittery Foreside. We were seated promptly after a pleasant greeting. Waitress arrived with drink menu shortly after we were seated. Drinks were served promptly as were appetizers and entree. The only complaint for the entire evening was they served me the wrong appetizer. I opted not to return it but wish I had as it was not my first choice. But, that's on me as i Have no doubt they would have taken it back and served the correct one without a problem.
All in all, an excellent dining choice for New Year's Eve. Have frequented other local restaurants on NY Eve and had terrible experiences. This was a nice change of pace and will be a "go to" for special occasions in the future.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful service and delicious food. We will be back!

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