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Anneke Jans

1363 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.

Gift Cards online or on our Facebook Shop.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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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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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1363 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Anneke Jans has been our tried and true restaurant choice for years. It has the magical combination (so hard to find) of tasty upscale food without the pretense of typical high-end restaurants. The menu is a perfect size for us - 10 or so solid entrees that aim to please, and do. We don't like restaurants with page after page of menu choices where everything ends up average or worse. Better to focus and be great, that's what they do. Re: ambience, it's not snooty or self-important, it's down to earth in a classy way. Upscale yet cozy, a tough combination! The vibe is pleasantly lively - Anneke's is a social place where people are having fun. It's not quiet or rowdy - perfectly in between. Service is friendly without attitude.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

There for Valentine’s Day. Delicious meals and terrific ambiance.

Jules (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Hadn’t been here in over a year, not sure why but I will not wait as long for my next visit! It was the first visit for my four guests. Everyone absolutely loved the food and the atmosphere. The salmon dish and the mussels are both must tries. Great wine list!

4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Anneke Jans. Food we fantastic, appetizers were perfect, highly recommend the fried olives, and service was perfect. We will absolutely return

AC513 (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

For the price point, we found the food a bit uninspiring in variety and execution. We met friends and therefore the drive was worth it, but we probably would not do it again. Server was pleasant, but a short pour on the wine.

vipSusanT (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Just a spectacular experience, from start to finish! Stunning dining room, gorgeous bar, warm service, terrific food… This place knows what it’s doing!!

OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Exceptional food with excellent service and convenient valet parking. It was a noisy, fun environment, not a lot of room between tables. Overall, a gem. Felt like I was in NYC.

FunRestaurant (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We love this restaurant! The food is creative and delicious! There was a large group near us so it was noisier than usual but still pleasant. Will definitely go back repeatedly!

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Enjoyed it and the waiters dry humor

CarlT (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Overall dinner was great. The fried olive appetizer was a hit. The mussels were some of the best we've had. The arancini did lack something. The horseradish sauce was a perfect foil but overall the taste was a little on the bland side. Desserts of creme brulee and bananas foster trifle were excellent. We were there on a quiet night so noise level was non-existant. Our server was very attentive but didn't hover. This was our second time but it will not be our last.

Sarah (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Very nice restaurant near Portsmouth, NH and away from the outlets in Kittery, Maine.
Good food and drinks.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We have dined there many times and have always had a good experience.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We were at the restaurant on New Years Eve. They had a special menu in addition to the regular menu. Our group tried selections from both menus including duck, rack of lamb, salmon and pork. Each dish was wonderfully and creatively prepared and presented. Our server, Julia, was well informed, attentive and perfectly charming. The atmosphere was fun and sophisticated. Everyone in our group was thrilled with the experience. I would have no hesitation recommending Anneke Jans. We will be back soon.

dougb (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We frequented on New Year's Eve with a party of 4. The complimentary Valet Service was a nice way to start off being that it was cold, icy and parking on a busy night is limited in Kittery Foreside. We were seated promptly after a pleasant greeting. Waitress arrived with drink menu shortly after we were seated. Drinks were served promptly as were appetizers and entree. The only complaint for the entire evening was they served me the wrong appetizer. I opted not to return it but wish I had as it was not my first choice. But, that's on me as i Have no doubt they would have taken it back and served the correct one without a problem.
All in all, an excellent dining choice for New Year's Eve. Have frequented other local restaurants on NY Eve and had terrible experiences. This was a nice change of pace and will be a "go to" for special occasions in the future.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful service and delicious food. We will be back!