Anneke Jans

4.6
1423 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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 1423 People Are Saying
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JD
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!

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S
New England
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambience, and Alex was an awesome server!

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g
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Charming warm atmosphere. Lovely service. Kudos to the wonderful welcoming host who makes it all work.

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JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner at Anneke Jans last weekend. Two of us had the squash soup appetizer which was wonderful. Then for entrees we ordered the nightly special, the spare ribs, which were fantastic. Other dishes that were ordered were the pork chop and steak. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. Drinks were great as well, mine was a little strong so the bartender adjusted it to my liking. We got the orange creme brulee which was also delicious. Our server seemed like she was a little too busy and had too many tables to handle at the beginning but we didn't mind because we wanted a relaxing dinner. Overall a wonderful dinner and I'd definitely return.

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JW
New England
33 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great tasty food, very diverse menu, great service!

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CP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 2018 visit to this eatery. I loved it as much as my first time in 2017. Great mussels with wonderful cream sauce. Great tender duck for dinner and tasty bread pudding for desert. Lovely decor that is warm and soothing. Nice local ingredients and great foodie restaurant for the travelers in Kittery. Not in the busy mall area but in the actual Village of Kittery. Worth it to go out of the way for this one.

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A
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Perfect, friendly, warm service. No greeting from the host stand, nor a good night upon departure. Very noisy, incredibly loud music. The duck was perfection, however the sides with which it was served lacked imagination and flavor, very bland. Muscles excellent, broth even better, pomme frites served cold. Excellence in some execution, overall a decent meal. Desserts not worth the price but lovely.

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LH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful everything! Ate in the lounge. Great vibe, awesome service, and the food was fantastic. Chef was able to cater to all my weird for allergies because everything was made from scratch. Made for a really memorable experience. Will go back again and again.

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GG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never fails and has a great ambiance. We started at the bar and then easily transferred to our table where we are a fantastic meal with great service...and, we did not feel rushed which can sometimes happen. Well done!

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

New chef, seems like they e gone to small plates, I'm sure that's great from the bottom line of the restaurant, but not great for the customer. They used to have a terrific New York strip with greens and potato and it was to die for. The newer menu has replaced it with two very small pieces of sirloin eliminated the green vegetables and totally ruin the meal. The menu itself is terrific but starting to head towards Boston Centric small plate dining. I would much rather have a decent sized meal that is farm-to-table and pay the extra price. so definitely not worth going there anymore for the steak I'll return my business to the library or to Demtters.
Good luck.

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R
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

My family and I ate here about 10 years ago and loved it. Unfortunately, it is not the same quality. The mussels were very inconsistent. My mother-in-law had clean mussels with no sand and really enjoyed her dish. My wife had very gritty mussels that were unpleasant to eat. When we notified the server, she apologized and said it depends on how they are grown. No manager ever came over. The pollock dish and pork dish were both excellent. Cheese tray was a joke ($15 for 2 pieces of Cabot and two pieces of an Italian cheese). Wine list needs some tender loving care. If you are looking for a nice atmosphere and don't care about a thoughtful wine list or consistent food, give it a try. If you have higher expectation for eating out, pick another place.

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j
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Fabulous & Terrific food & wine--Creative chef's choices--I took my sophisticated houseguests & the whole meal was spectacular. Our wait staff was very knowledgeable and the wine and cocktail list was abundant. We recommend the fried olives to start, the pasta and the daily fresh special entrees. ALWAYS EXCELLENT!

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R
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were exceptional. We had the raw scallop appetizer special and for the main course the mussels and pollock. All dishes were very tasty and would recommend them to anybody. Can't wait to go back!

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CT
New England
35 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a relatively small space. We werearly diners because of time constraints. Small plates, main dishes and burgers were excellent. The creme brule is not to be missed.

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e
New England
62 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I might have already posted a review...this is our GO-TO place for anniversary and birthday dinners.
We are always greeted warmly, served personally and enthusiastically. The food is hot, creatively seasoned and beautifully presented. Sampling of various wines before selecting one is a pleasure and educational! Looking forward to our next visit already and we were JUST there!

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PB
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative delicious food in a comfortable setting with friendly and efficient service. Good for both everyday dining or special occasions. Will definitely return when we return to the area.

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c
New England
42 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always one of the best overall on the NH/ME Seacoast.

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Several of my good friends from different parts of the country were visiting and I wanted to take them some place special...food was fabulous except for the salmon which was a little too salty. We ordered four desserts - shares and voted... bread pudding win hands down!

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JR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful place. Last visit was our second. Stopped here on the way from the boston area to the bar harbor area. Had a black pepper papparadelle that was phenomenal, as was the salmon on a potato mille-feuille and creamed corn base. The only reason I gave service 4 stars instead of 5 was due to a nit: I would have like the server to sweep the bread crumbs off the tablecloth before serving coffee/desert.

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LZ
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Good food. Nice presentation. Vegetarian dish not impressive, but all else very good!!

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PR
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very tasty. We had a table all the way in the back overlooking the harbor and the shipyard, with a sunset in the background. Lovely!

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L
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is consistently great. Very friendly and attentive service. The mussels appetizer was to die for. Remember to ask for extra bread to soak up the delicious broth. I had the salmon. I asked for medium well and that’s exactly what I got. Cooked to perfection! My date had the haddock and here again, cooked to perfection. Save room for the bread pudding. One of the best desserts I have had anywhere.

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G
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our dinner here. In addition to the excellent cuisine, we love the ambiance and outstanding service. By way of exampLr, instead of simply serving a dish and expecting us to divvy it up, each dish we shared between us was first plated separately and artfully by the kitchen.

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O
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superbe expérience culinaire, allez-y les yeux fermés !

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KL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! All of the staff were very friendly too! I will definitely come back again. And recommend to my local friends.

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b
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

we tried ti make diner reservations for 6.30 but was given the option of 6 or 7 we took 7 and half the restaurant was empty not sure why we could not eat at 6.30

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M
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience. Wonderful ambiance. Great food. Especially appreciate the attention to our food allergies. Definitely give the whole experience A+. We will be back.

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E
New York Area
235 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

If you ask me, I very much enjoyed my chicken, my Manhattan, and their delicious bread. The peach salad did not have enough grilled peaches, and the quality of the tomatoes was poor. If you ask my husband, he found the pasta appetizer too rich and his cod main dish so salty that he did not finish it. The other couple said they liked their food. Our waitress, Julia, was marvelous.

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WB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

My dinner was entirely too salty. The waitress was very nice and offered to bring me something else, which I declined. I thought it would have been nice to reduce the price of my entree on the bill.

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OT
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alway enjoy good food and exceptional service.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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SL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have visited Anneke Jans many time previously and it lived up to our past experiences.

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DN
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our 2nd trip here. Very positive experience. Excellent food, although portion size of entrees a bit small for the prices. Appetizer and dessert were also excellent.

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NF
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place. Do wish acoustics were a bit better though and admittedly a pet peeve, but why aren't cocktail prices listed? Eveything else is!?!?

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CO
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food (albeit a bit overpriced), our server was amazing. I recommend going, but beware of sticker shock compared to portion size.

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OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. We will be back

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JK
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always an excellent experience.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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