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Anneke Jans

60 Wallingford Sq, Kittery, ME 03904-1678
+1 207-439-0001
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Ranked #9 of 58 restaurants in Kittery
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Walker St
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English first
Exeter, NH
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

First, I'm surprised about the comments of how this restaurant is average and implying that they need to up their game. I found the food to be skillfully crafted and flavorful, served by well trained professionals. We look forward to returning. Pro: Everything was tasty and well seasoned with one exception. Mussels were delicious, oysters top notch! Pheasant and Sirloin... More

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Boston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

In most cities this would be considered a really fine restaurant. With the competition in the Portsmouth area, it could use a bit of work on the food. Ambiance is perfect, service is great. Wine is fine. But the food has been better in year's past.

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Massachusetts
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99 reviews 99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Went here with friends the other night and had a wonderful meal. After going to some restaurants that really challenged you to finish all that was on the plate, Anneke Jans concentrated on the quality rather than the quantity. Appetizers were surprisingly tasty deep fried olives (who knew?) and a nice board with pate and asst. cheeses. I was sorry... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Went here with my wife and another couple. While everything was okay nothing was special. The best thing was the ambiance and service. Food was as mentioned okay but with all the great restaurants in the area it only makes it to average on all fronts , appetizers, salads, entree and desserts. All okay but average.. Try the Black Birch... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We haven't been to Anneke Jan's for a while, but had cocktails and appetizers there recently and we were pleasantly surprised. The cocktails are interesting and delicious without being "too creative" . The appetizers all looked great, but we settled on a dozen oysters. They were light and fresh, and perfectly shucked. We will definitely visit again sooner rather than... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Just returned from a most enjoyable dinner experience. We are blessed to live in an area with an abundance of fine eateries in the Portsmouth/Kittery area. We don't dine out often enough, but when we do, we choose carefully. We consider ouselves "foodies". Plus this was for my wife's birthday. We found Anneke Jans online by reading reviews, and were... More

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Kensington, N.H.
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

We went to Anneke Jans after too long an absence. The experience was consistent, a very well prepared meal in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. My dining companion began with the fried olives, which were very quickly consumed and declared to be perfect. We both ordered strip steaks, which were very rich, and cooked exactly as ordered. Although the pomme... More

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Stratham, New Hampshire
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Really love the atmosphere at this upscale and sophisticated restaurant in Kittery, Maine. Feels like a city restaurant in terms of environment but with a relaxed and low key approach. The menu is varied and the food is fresh. Best frites imaginable! I almost always have one of the grilled fish options -- delicious. This is not the kind of... More

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Saint John, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We were dining with relatives on their recommendation. Excellent service ,perfect ambience , a definite must for appetizers are the fried olives and the PEI mussels (yummmm) The entrees were delicious and the wine selection was wonderful . Overall a great dining experience.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Our party visited this venue during restaurant week, so it was a bit crowded and noisy, but the food was incredible. I will be visiting this restaurant again.

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