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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 closed on July 4th

Nina June Restaurant (24 Central Street, Rockport) will be closed on Independence Day so our staff can fully enjoy the holiday with friends & family. Fingers crossed it will be great weather for swimming, picnicking, a day at the beach or on the lake, and fireworks over Camden harbor that ...
Nina June: One Night in Jerusalem

Continuing Nina June's Middle East Thursdays, on February 22nd, we'll celebrate the wonderfully varied cuisine of Jerusalem, a melting pot of traditional Palestinian Arab dishes, plus all the foods of the Jewish diaspora--from the shetls of eastern Europe to Yemen, Moroccco and Ethiopia. Come ...
Nina June in Venice

Our winter cooking series continues at Nina June with a trip to Venice, the most enchanting city in Italy, maybe in the whole world. The Queen of the Adriatic is famous for seafood but polenta and rice also have surprising roles to play. Chef Sara plans on two unusual Venetian specialties, ...
Nina June Winter Closing

Nina June will be closed for a winter break the entire month of January, re-opening for dinner on Tuesday February 6 for our regular winter schedule, dinner from 5:30 to 9 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Heads up: We start our winter cooking classes on Monday February 5 when we go to Italy to cook ...
Nina June & New Year's Eve

Counting down to New Year's Eve, Nina June is open Friday and Saturday, as usual, 5:30 till 9 p.m. We will also be open New Year's Eve to say goodbye to 2017 and give a hearty welcome to 2018. Join us and sample our spectacular lobster risotto--the best excuse for a celebration! Best to reserve ...

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