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About Anneke Jans
Anneke Jans is a lovely neighborhood bistro in the heart of downtown Kittery, Maine.
Seasonal menu subject to change.
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Kittery, ME 03904
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Special Summer 2015- Free Valet Parking for Anneke Jans dinner patrons Friday and Saturday evenings, 5pm until 9pm.
Street parking Sunday thru Thursday.
Private Party Facilities:
Please call to discuss your special occasion. We look forward to working together.
Private Party Contact:
Jason Canty: (207) 439-0001
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Anneke Jans Ratings and Reviews
Reservations was easy through opentable. We started in the bar and the bartenders were helpful/knowledgeable despite not listing the much more expensive wine by the glass (I went cheaper anyway, but ask if you don't see something you like). My wife loved the Rosé from Austria!
At dinner, service was nearly perfect. Mussels were small, but tasty, the broth a little heavy and also tasty! Dinner selection was good: monk fish for my wife and hangar steak/Demi for me. Both were nicely plated and flavorful. Dessert was a little chewier that bread puddings we've made at home, but I think on purpose as it also had very good flavor. Decaf cappuccinos were average, but complemented dessert well. Would definitely recommend and will come back
We loved Anneke Jans! The food was amazing and our server was attentive and fun yet not overbearing! A date night for my husband and I, and the ambiance was perfect for us to enjoy a great meal while chatting quietly! (The mussels appetizer was delicious and is a must have if going there soon!)
My husband ordered the $34 sirloin strip medium rare based on the waitresses recommendation. When the steak arrived it was not pink at all - basically well done. He brought it to the attention of the waitress and she didn't really seem bothered by it, which was surprising because she was very nice and attentive. We expected her to either offer to bring it back or comp a drink or dessert-but neither was done. We didn't have time to sit and wait for them to make another one so my husband ate it even though it was not how he wanted it. We did, however, enjoy the muscles and drinks. For an upscale restaurant we were kind of surprised at the lack of attention to this. Not sure we will head back for another try.
We visit the southern coast of Maine three or four times a year, Anneke Jans is by far the best restaurant we have tried south of Portland. Casual fine dining, quaint atmosphere with wait that staff are properly trained, and entrees prepared by someone who cares . If visiting the York, Ogunquit or Kennebunk area I highly recommend.
After hearing a few people talk about this restaurant I decided to try it out with a few friends, other than the adequate service from our waitress I was very disappointed with the quality of the food.
The Statler chicken which two of us had was super dry and tasteless, after mentioning this to the waitress she did offer us another entree but we declined. Our Blondie dessert was hard as a rock and cold.
Very disappointed with the whole experience.
I have to say this was not my favorite time at Anneke Jans. We have been there before and have had better a experience. The food was very good, there just wasn't enough of it! We had cocktails, appetizers, dinner and dessert and still left hungry. My husbands NY Strip was cooked to perfection, but the potatoes side dish had not taste at all.. My dinner was the norm for a chicken dish. Our server was nice, but seemed to be always in a rush and we felt like we were hurried out for the next party. Think we may try something different next time. Don't get me wrong... It was not bad, just didn't do anything to make us want to come back.
Great place for excellent seafood. Salads were also a special treat. The dining room is typical casual New England. We dined on a slow Wednesday night with few folks in dining room. Very quiet, conducive to conversation and very relaxing. Server was excellent and other staff very attentive.
The fried olives with garlic aoli was incredible! The atmosphere European and comfortable . We had the Atlantic Chard and the Confitti Chicken . The food was cooked to perfection . I've never had quinoa that tasted so good and the chickpea purée was awesome. We also had a cheese plate with mustard sauce, sautéed apple compote, and pickled blueberries. And then the dessert !!!
Banana foster eclair with pralines and a Triple chocolate mousse with raspberry port sauce. Sooo good !! Definitely for s special occasion or dinner to impress!! Would go back in a heartbeat ❤️
As my first time at Anneke Jans, I was excited to try the food as I heard great reviews. The food was good, the oysters were excellent. Unfortunately, our server made our dining experience not as good as it could have been. She seemed like she couldn't be bothered with us and for the price of the meal we expected great, engaging service.
We love Anneke Jans and it is one of our "go to" local restaurants that we frequent often. We had heard they have a new chef and it was evident on this visit. The food here is always good...when we first began coming here three years ago it was very good but then it became OK but the new chef has raised the bar again. One of the most delicious and beautifully plated meals we have had there in awhile!!! One of the most attractive features of Anneke Jans is the very pretty and quiet atmosphere....so many restaurants are so noisy. This is a beautiful quiet place. A big plus!!(We had the scallops and the hanger steak. The oysters and Shrimp cocktail. All delicious! )
This was our second visit to Anneke Jans. Everything about the visit was first rate - from the greeting at the door to the service to the food. The meal was perfect and reasonably priced for what was ordered. The filet could be cut with a fork. Don't forget about dessert! The creme brulee was outstanding. We will definitely be back. It is a more than worthy alternative to downtown Portsmouth.
You have to try the fried olives!
Enjoyed a nice brunch here for Mother's Day. The "Grand Mimosas" were terrific. Mussels were absolutely amazing, but frites were oddly greasy and limp. Eggs benedict and the salmon entree were very good but not particularly exciting. We had a lemon bar/blueberry coulis dessert with vanilla ice cream that was unbelievably fantastic, but my husband's pineapple cake dessert tasted like something you'd get in the baked goods section of Market Basket- just awful and plastic. Service was top notch. Looking forward to returning.
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