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“Sadly Going Downhill”
Review of Anneke Jans

Anneke Jans
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Ranked #13 of 70 Restaurants in Kittery
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Walker St
South Berwick, Maine
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sadly Going Downhill”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

One good thing is the big bearded bartender is gone. He had a horrible personality. Sad to say the warmness from the rest of the old staff is gone however. The new owner seems nice but he stands to the side while new staff are missing the mark. Our last visit was not good. Started with no bread, next we didn't get second drinks. The food was still great, but we waited an awfully long time for our check. Meanwhile the owner is standing in the corner with a smile. Like I said he seems nice, but he doesn't see the problems around him. This, is all while you leave a c-note on the table? Hope they can get it turned back around.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank paul c
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English first
Findlay, Ohio
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Anneke Jans Restaurant, Kittery ME”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Accommodating staff, sophisticated atmosphere and great food. The menu, which changes to accommodate use of seasonal ingredients, offers a different twist on each dish. Outstanding!

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Kathy E
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Dover, New Hampshire
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105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“A Nice but Expensive Night”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Had reservations with another couple and based on a previous experience wasn't surprised by the noise level or crowds. Newbies should be aware that it's crowded (but looks like renovations are under way) and difficult to hold a conversation (especially at the bar). However, not being seafood eaters, my husband and I were disappointed with the limited selection. I would agree with an earlier posting, that the alternative choices to the seafood dishes were items you could find elsewhere, cheaper. In the future, I would pass on a full meal and stay at the bar for drinks and their delicious fried olives.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank bluefinz1
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Hampton, NH
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Still good - but definitely has changed”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Food is still good/very good but nothing compared to when it first opened and the original owners and chef were there. Menu is good, but if yu are not a seafood lover look elsewhere. There are alternative choices - but nothing you can't get elsewhere cheaper.

Visited July 2012
Thank rccnh
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Terrible overpriced food with a nice ambiance”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

We went based on great reviews from Open Table and unfortunately the food was HORRIBLE (how do you screw up mashpotatoes!). I had the Surf and Turf and the meat was served cold overcooked and dry. We were all very disappointed with the food which was overpriced. I am unsure why this restaurant gets great reviews, not worth the time or money, if you are looking for a wonderful meal. The ambiance is nice and dark but way to noisey to enjoy conversation ( I felt like I was in a High School Cafeteria). Overall, very disappointed and will not be dining here again.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank r m
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