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Anneke Jans

60 Wallingford Sq, Kittery, ME 03904-1678
+1 207-439-0001
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Ranked #11 of 61 restaurants in Kittery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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111 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Eliot, Maine
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend took me to Anneke Jans on my birthday for the second time again this year -- lucky me! I would describe the atmosphere as casual elegance, intimate, romantic, very sophisticated, but not at all uptight. The menu is unique, and the food is presented beautifully. I enjoyed the PEI Mussels which were served (and there were a TON... More

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Boston, Ma.
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Very good food as a new chef takes on an older, popular restaurant. It was quiet the night we were there but the food was lovely. The great mussels recipe is still on the menu as is the bread pudding. Both were divine. And the newer fare was tasty as well. Very good steak and a hardy braised beef. Delicious... More

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Kennebunk, Maine
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Service was excellent, professional and timely without being rushed. Zack, the Bar mgr. does not make short pours (excellent cocktails) Food was delicious. Mussels are fantastic. Salads should be shared and bread pudding for desert is a must. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed the presentation, preparation and the flavors at each course. Great place for dinner. It is worth... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I'm partial to Annekajans as we have been frequenting this fine establishment for several years. Every time I arrive, I receive a very warm greeting, am seated at a great table and feel completely at home. The food is always outstanding and the waitstaff while attentive, is never hovering. I've always enjoyed our dining experiences. Time and time again, I... More

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Millbury, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The restaurant is very cute. An upscale, dress up for dinner, date night kind of place. We had reservations and were seated immediately at a great table by a window. Our server was seemingly inexperienced, upon greeting us she said, "I'd like to tell you some things about the menu.....we have no additions tonight, everything is on the menu." OK.....So... More

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Hermon, Maine
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

In a recent visit to Kittery, after having read several reviews, we booked our dinner reservation for 4 on line thru Open Table. The host was welcoming and seated us at a cozy corner table. It was a Saturday evening and though quite busy, the wait staff were very attentive. The evenings menu was interesting, with some surprising pairings, but... More

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Portsmouth, NH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Anneke Jans has for years been the best value high-end restaurant in the Seacoast area. My wife and I go every 2-3 months and have always found the food creative and delicious, received great service, and we enjoy the bustling friendly environment. Unfortunately, we hit Anneke Jans on a recent Thursday night right during prime dining times and noticed right... More

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Exeter, NH
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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