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: Step Up To the Bar!

Cold nights call for warm comfort food. First choice: Nina June's grilled cheese sandwich and a cup of soup. Just $12 at the bar, plus a glass of wine or beer, your choice. Our bar menu has expanded slightly. We're now also serving NJ's famous lamb burger, also a fabulous little pot of Swiss ...
Nina June: One Night in Jerusalem!

Tonight (Thurs, Feb 22): One Night in Jerusalem at Nina June, 24 Central Street Rockport. Come in and feast on another great Middle East Thursday, one in Nina June's series. Complex and vibrant flavors reflect the complicated history of the Holy City--but everything is delicious and the spicy ...
Venice in Rockport: Cooking Class, February 26.

There'll be no gondolas, alas, but we'll have lots of other Venetian favorites, including risotto, that sumptuous dish that originated among the great rice paddies of the Po valley and was brought to perfection in the noble kitchens of Venice. All'onda is the way Venetians say you should cook ...
Venice in Rockport? Yes! Feb.26

How do you like your risotto? True Venetians like it all'onda, on the wave, rippling like a gondola riding the gentle currents of the Venetian lagoon. That's how we make it at Nina June with Chef Sara and that's one of the great Venetian dishes she'll be teaching on Monday, February 26. Come ...
Nina June for Your Valentine

We can't promise any heart-shaped chocolates or bright pink raspberry smoothies but we will be serving our luscious foie gras, a guaranteed aphrodisiac, among other delights. We'll have our usual delicious menu, exuberant wine list and our quietly romantic atmosphere overlooking Rockport harbor. ...

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