Anneke Jans

4.7
1406 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 1406 People Are Saying
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4.8
service
4.6
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Superbe expérience culinaire, allez-y les yeux fermés !

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Alway enjoy good food and exceptional service.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

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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