Anneke Jans

4.8
1743 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1743 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Yorkdiner
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding, the food was excellent, parking is all ways a problem in downtown Kittery. A little concerned about the rise in price of "fine dining", we the public need to get our arms around inflation and get it under control in this post covid period. Overall, great restaurant!!!!!

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Funeats
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was good. The mussels are incredible. Our entrees (scallops, swordfish) were good but not exceptional. It was quite busy and ou server had difficulty remembering our order, bringing us another table’s appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time back since pre-COVID time. They haven’t missed a beat! Excellent food and service made for a great evening.

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bestlifeat62
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Free valet parking, extremely pleasant and efficient service. The food is innovative, fresh, beautifully plated. Desserts are to die for, especially the rum caramel bread pudding. Beautiful bar, great drinks. Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Anneke Jans has been my favorite restaurant for a long time, but this last visit wasn’t up to par. The service was great; our server was friendly and made great wine recommendations. The taste and quality of the food, on the other hand, was lackluster.

I ordered the muscles for an appetizer, which used to be made with pancetta and shallots; now they have big slices of bacon and white onion. The broth lacked pizazz and didn’t have the creamy and beautiful finish it once did.

For my entree I ordered the pork chop special, served over Parmesan polenta (best part), and topped with wilted spinach and a Demi glacé. The chop was dry and the glacé was bland. I was really disappointed.

I will try dining again, but not as frequently as I have done in the past. I only hope when I go again I leave wanting more, which is how I usually feel.

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Zgcracker
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good, but not outstanding. The service was also very good. The value was fair. Anneke Jans has the reputation for being one of the top restaurants on the Seacoast. I feel that it used to be that way, but I feel the quality of their food has slipped some. Certainly a very good meal. Scallops, mussels, steak frites and burger were all excellent. However, the ceviche was one of the worst I have ever had. Not inedible, just incredibly bland. Otherwise, the meal was very good.

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vipPaulaG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting and delicious food. The scallops were perfectly cooked and the preparation with a light sauce and corn succotash…scrumptious! My husband had the chicken which he loved. Great find.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Enjoyed our experience

AJ
AmyJ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, outstanding service, definitely will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The downtown location is cute and quaint but parking is difficult. We were there on a Thursday and they only offer valet on Fridays and Saturdays. Our server was very attentive but almost awkwardly so. The bolognese appetizer was nice and creamy but lacked seasoning and didn’t live up to the hype our server told us about. The two steak dishes arrived a few minutes before the seafood dishes and unfortunately they were lukewarm. Decent food but for the price (it was $320 for 5 people) we won’t be looking to go back as we have so many other favorites in the area. We always like to try something new and the experience was pleasant but the food just didn’t pull us in.

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Fern
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jen was a perfect server, recommending just the right touch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant to celebrate a birthday with friends ! Our server was fabulous ! Everything from the fried olives , mussels appetizer to the main dishes of pan seared scallops and salmon were amazing . The server recommended the espresso martini to go with our creme brûlée and both were delicious ! Love Anneke Jan’s and can’t wait to go back .. Forgot to take pics of appetizers and dinner but trust me they were yummy !

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KASDelaware1
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on vacation and came across this true gem of a Restuarant! Fabulous food, casual ambience and great service! Best meal we’ve had while in vacation!

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JohnW
New England
38 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and venue with outdoor dining! Waiter was great and the food was excellent.

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SandraK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside in a corner so the ambiance wasn’t the best, but the food was outstanding as always as was the service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and amazing service! As always!

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Steph
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit and was great both times! The fried olives are amazing! Definitely recommend!

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vipFineDineOrFineDive
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, everyone enjoyed their entrees, the sauce in the risotto was very sweet which distracted from the chicken, had it been less so it would have been perfect. Dessert was outstanding! The service was terrific!!

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SkipK
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I celebrated our 21st anniversary at Anneke Jans - this was our first time here. We had some difficulty earlier in the week trying to find a romantic, cozy restaurant with a fabulous menu and wine selection. Anneke Jans exceeded our expectations in all of these areas, the food was outstanding and our server Meg couldn't have been more enjoyable or helpful. A perfect evening and it's now our new favorite place!

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TeresaO
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very enjoyable evening. The only drawback was the noise level as the evening progressed. Service was excellent. We both had salmon which was done to perfection.

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vipDrNick
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eclectic and fantastic service. Quiet ambience and great service. Amazing vegan options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It’s very noisy inside, if you plan to sit outside take a mosquito spray with you, we got eaten alive. The food is as expected (not outstanding but worth coming back) and service is attentive.

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Annied
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the second week in a row we enjoyed our evening immensely. The scallops were fantastic as were the mussels. And the blueberry dessert was delicious.

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SeeWhi91
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious appetizer and entree, prepared with care. Server suggested a delightful glass of wine. Service was spot-on. Yes, I am gushing because it is due. Thank you!

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HowardG
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Expensive for small portions and very noisy. Won't be going back

AM
ArtM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Will head back soon - with more friends!

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vipDpat38
New England
38 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience could not have been better. Jenn was fantastic. Our food was outstanding. Cannot wait unto l next time.

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DebraM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress,great service and our dinners were delicious! My steak was juicy and tender. His pork chop was a bit small but very tasty. We highly recommend and will be back.

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SteveB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the nicest meals that we have had. The food was absolutely outstanding. The outdoor seating in the heart of Kittery was comfortable and romantic. You MUST go!

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vipGeoffG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food always- service with a smile. Can’t go wrong here. Love anneke Jans

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vipitsmeboston
New England
34 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed eating outside. The food was very tasty

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a relaxed setting.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the very best restaurants on the Seacoast
Our favorite

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loryf
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food. Unusual items on the menu that we love. Try the fried olives. Their frites are great. I love the mussels.

TR
vipTaraR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome on all levels. We love this place and will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a terrific restaurant. Food was amazing. Staff super friendly. Great ambiance. We will be regulars!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I, once again, loved everything about our experience. The food, the wine, the service, and the ambiance…
We rave about Anneke Jans all of the time because it’s our favorite restaurant!

KR
KristenR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious---we are thrilled you are back!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waiter ever. Wish I could remember his name!!

J
vipJuniper
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food. Varied menu.
Great attentive staff

FAQs

Anneke Jans offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 439-0001.

Anneke Jans is rated 4.8 stars by 1743 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.