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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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.
First of the Season Fava Beans at Nīna June

If you don't know fava beans, the Italian must-have vegetable at this time of the year, you're in for a major treat at Nīna June. These came in from Chase's farm and Sara serves the small tender beans whole, pod and all, with a green garlic tahini. It's a dish she had in Istanbul last year and ...
On the Back Deck at Nīna June

Nīna June's back porch is a joy any time (unless it's blowing a gale or freezing outside), but it's extra-super-nice right now with balmy summer breezes floating in from Penobscot Bay. Come by for brunch on Saturday (10 am till 2 pm) or our famous Italian-style lunch on Sunday (11:30 till 2), or ...
Nina June closed for the Fourth

In order to give our great staff an opportunity to spend the holiday swimming, boating, fishing, grilling, parading in Thomaston and watching fireworks in Camden, Nina June will be closed for Tuesday the Fourth. Opening again on Wednesday as usual for happy hour on our back deck from 4 to 5:30 ...
Saturday brunch at Nina June

Start the weekend off right: After the farmer's market, come on over and join us for brunch on the back porch looking over Rockport's lovely harbor (sailboats, lobster boats, rowboats, paddle boats, even kayaks). We're serving all the usual brunch delights plus seasonal additions. Right now that ...

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