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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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60 Wallingford Sq.
Kittery, ME 03904
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Walker St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 439-0001

Website:
http://www.annekejans.net/

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.

Executive Chef:
Lee Frank

Private Party Facilities:
Please call to discuss your special occasion. We look forward to working together.

Private Party Contact:
Jason Canty: (207) 439-0001

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Anneke Jans Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (23)
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Cozy (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Romantic (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Casual (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Healthy (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fun (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Waterfront (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

A vacation stop for us every year. Always a great meal and a wonderful dining experience..

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We ALWAYS LOVE Annika Jans and this was another great evening--Mussells "to die for" and the steak was great plus always wonderful drinks and excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

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!)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent appetizers of fried olives and the mussels. My wife had the NY Strip cooked to perfect temp. I had the lobster carbonara special over homemade pasta. It was excellent. A great neighborhood feel to this place

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·Dined on July 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Very personable and efficient server, Artic Char and NY steak with accompaniments were delicious. Everything was great. Kittery is very small and nice, busy but not like the tourist mob in other areas.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

The appetizers were so-so, but the entrees were very good - mussels with blue cheese, and the Arctic char.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 21, 2017

A staple for us.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Great spot in a small town neighborhood , food was nice and fresh great atmosphere

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I thought it was a great atmosphere, the food was good, there is a limited menu and mostly all fish, it's a little bit of a drive from where I live, so not a place I would go often but I would go again

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food, great service, good value for your dollar. Would recommend for any special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Pleasantly surprised! Had been thinking of trying it for a while and took my wife there on date night. Loved it! Definitely will be back, and hope to try the bar some night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 12, 2017

First rate start to finish. Great mussels app and salad. Char wonderfully prepared with ample portions. Nicely paced service. Great date night

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

More elegant than most restaurants in the area, with a good wine / cocktail list, romantic atmosphere and very nice service. The menu is ambitious but the execution could be more refined.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Whenever we travel to Portsmouth and Rye Beach, we go over the bridge to Maine. My husband loves the Mussels and Pomme Frites. I had an awesome Statler Chicken.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

A favorite until this time. Food was not up to par.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on June 30, 2017

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.

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 (London)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Great dinner as usual! I've been to Anneke's numerous times and always a great meal!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Enjoyed from start to finish. Great spot nestled in the middle of the town. We'll be back

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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Excellent choice for Birthday and Father at the same time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Wonderful dining experience!
Drinks to dessert

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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 8, 2017

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 ❤️

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 3, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

awesome. cudos to Julia and the chef. drinks were strong; service fast, efficient and friendly, mussels were incredible, entrees well done and the right amount, wine selection varied, dessert was excellent.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Consistently great food...local and fresh. Good service too!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 26, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Skip Portsmouth and eat in Kittery. And at Anneke Jans in particular. Excellent food--memorable steaks, great Arctic char. Excellent service. The free valet parking is a nice bonus.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Our food was, as always, outstanding. The arctic char and salmon were both outstanding.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

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! )

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

First time here and will definitely be back! Food was amazing and our server Megan was the best.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Everything was great except my flank steak was under cooked. Also our table reservation was in the lounge area which got fairly loud at peak time. Would have preferred the dining room instead.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

A Kittery institution that NEVER disappoints! I have been recommending Anneke Jans to friends, family and total strangers for years, and will continue to do so. Thanks for this year's lovely Mother's Day experience!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Always welcoming. Food is delicious and varied. Never disappointing. Love the atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This was my second visit the Anneke Jans, and again the food was so well done and beautifully presented. The chef was able to make changes to main entree so my husband, who is gluten free, could enjoy the meal too. We will definitely return!

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Healthy
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 (Warwickshire)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Food is wonderful, staff is excellent, but the restaurant is too noisy for me. This is the second time I have eaten there and would love to go back, but it is almost impossible to carry on a conversation

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