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Anneke Jans
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Ranked #11 of 72 Restaurants in Kittery
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Walker St
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 entrees and sides were succulent, seasoned superbly. Dessert of Meyer lemon cheesecake with blueberry compote and coffee excellent!
Con: The garden salad was so-so: leaf lettuce (though plentiful and freshest quality), shaved carrot and sunflower seeds in a bland buttermilk dressing was over salted (I am not salt-averse). Bread was crusty but oddly seemed very cool - less than room temperature. The room temperature was a problem for us. It was too cold in the dining room. Perhaps the draft from the door is the reason? Chairs are not comfortable, unfortunately.

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Thank nd2ski
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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.

Thank whsouthworth
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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 that their calmari wasn't on the menu that night. This was followed by a wonderful veal steak. The veal was cooked to perfection, hot but not overdone. Desert was a take on chocolate cake with raspberry filling--except that the caked was tremendously rich and the raspberry coulis was served on the side. All in all a very nice meal and our waiter, Ken, was beyond good.

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1  Thank rnmteach
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

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 instead next time.

Thank Leirmheastoir
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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 later!

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1  Thank Orianarose
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