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Nina June
Contact: Courtney Smith
24 Central St.
Rockport, ME 04856
Phone: 207-236-8880
Hours: Dinner: Wed–Sat, 5:30–9:30; Brunch: Sat, 10–2; Italian Sunday Lunch: Sun, 12–3

NEW YORK CHEF SARA JENKINS RETURNS TO HER MAINE ROOTS WITH NĪNA JUNE, A MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE TRATTORIA OVERLOOKING PICTURESQUE ROCKPORT HARBOR ON THE SHORES OF PENOBSCOT BAY

A trattoria in the convivial Mediterranean tradition, where friends and neighbors, tourists and passers-by, mingle over morning coffee and a muffin, an easy-going pasta lunch, or a full-service dinner with a menu that changes weekly depending on what’s fresh and in season.

ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

After many years at the helm of her acclaimed New York City restaurants, Chef Sara, who was born next door in Camden, Maine, but raised in Italy, Spain, and Lebanon, now brings her Mediterranean passion to the magnificent array of products from the bounty of Maine’s oceans and farms. Take the finest Maine has to offer, then give it a fresh, tasty Mediterranean spin—that’s what you’ll find at Nīna June (the name comes from Sara’s childhood nickname).

Along with a convivial open interior, Nīna June boasts a sunny deck and enchanting view of Rockport harbor, with its sailboats, fishing vessels and little Indian Island lighthouse in the distance.

 


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Nina June: celebrate the turning!

Nina June's menu changes every day. With the slow turn of the seasons, we're still loving late tomatoes from the garden along with the finest kind of peppers and eggplants. Cathy Whims, Sara's pal from the award-winning Nostrana in Portland (the one in Oregon) is joining the team Saturday night ...
SAVE THE DATE at Nīna June

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Saturday, September 23rd, dinner at Nina June Restaurant: Sara shares the kitchen with her good friend and fellow chef Cathy Whims of the award-winning Nostrana in Portland, Oregon. The two chefs, buddies for years, have cooked together in Portland and at Sara's Tuscan olive ...
New Hours at Nīna June

Nīna June is moving into autumn hours, which means no more Sunday lunch until next year. Our regular hours will stay the same: Tuesday through Thursday, 5:30 to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 9:30, and happy hour every open day from 4 to 5:30. Sunny afternoons on the back porch are still fun ...
Porchetta in Rockport!

Porchetta? The mouth-watering Tuscan treat, succulent roast pig fragrant with garlic, fennel pollen, bay leaves and secret spices, arrives Wednesday at Nina June. No one does porchetta better than Sara Jenkins—so say all the New Yorkers who flocked to her Manhattan shop when she was roasting ...
New hours at Nina June

New hours at Nina June: Dinner nightly, Tuesday through Saturday, starting at 5:30; happy hour on the back porch from 4 p.m. Sunday: lunch only, 11:30 to 2 p.m.

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