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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Spring comes to Nina June: Saturday ...

It may take some persuading still, but our menu is starting to look a lot like spring: Fresh asparagus with sorrel sauce from the garden, lamb sweetbreads, and of course a delicious abundance of pastas, including hand-made gnocchi, tagliatelle and often pasta alla chitarra made in the old ...
Garlic at Nina June?

It's official: April 19th is National Garlic day! Who knew? So join us at Nina June for supper, dinner, a glass of wine or something stronger at the bar. Whatever it is, we promise plenty of garlic flavor. (Okay, maybe not in your martini, but certainly in your pasta.) Garlic: You gotta love it!
Nina June Celebrates International Carbonara Day

It's official! Today, Thursday April 6th, is International Pasta Carbonara Day (who knew?)! And Nina June's chef Sara is delighted to whip up her classic Roman carbonara, made in the traditional manner with bucatini. Come by for a taste of this fabulous cheesy, hammy, warm, peppery, rich, ...
On the menu at Nina June: shad roe!

It's shad roe season and if you've never had this spring delicacy, come on by and try it. You'll love the rich flavor, the comforting texture, the all-round goodness. Sara sautes it quickly and serves it with a caper/brown butter/parsley/lemon sauce that is perfection. And if you're timid, ...
Byebye, scallops, hello spring!

Tonight, Friday, at Nina June, the last of those great Maine scallops, finest kind, along with the very first of the tender spring greens--try them together, you won't be sorry! 207-236-8880 will get you a reservation to watch the last snowflakes fluttering down on Rockport harbor.

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