About Level Small Plates Lounge

69 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Level is an award winning locally sourced small plates restaurant and cocktail bar. Our food is regional modern comfort food that is designed to be shared. We partner with local maryland farms to source our meats, seafoods, and produce. We ensure fresh, local, sustainable efforts in our kitchen and bar. We handcraft all our cocktails using fresh squeezed juices, house made mixers, tonics, sodas, and fine spirits. We invite you to Eat. Drink. Socialize!

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Menu: Sunday-Thursday: 5pm - 10pm, Friday & Saturday: 5pm-11pm



Bar Hours: Friday-Saturday: 5pm-1am, Sun-Thurs 5pm-11pm

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 5-6:30pm, limited to bar, cocktail room

Cross Street:
Calvert

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 268-0003

Website:
http://www.lannapolis.com/

Catering:
Level offers catering for events on and off. From the intimate by reserving our chef to cook and create for your private dinner, to the larger events catered for groups up to 250 persons.

Parking Details:
On street parking or free private parking directly behind the restaurant in City Gate Lane parking lot. Open to the public from monday -friday from 6pm-8am and free all day saturdays and sundays.

Public Transit:
Annapolis City Transit Bus Stop on corner of 69 West street & calvert street.

Executive Chef:
Josh Brown

Private Party Facilities:
Level can accommodate private groups for dining, whether it be a wine or spirit paired dinner or simply reserving our large communal table for dinner.

Private Party Contact:
James Morrow: 4102680003x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Special Events & Promotions:
Level can host special group events from 10-157 persons. Wine & spirit paired dinners, holiday, corporate, and private parties can be hosted at Level, please inquire for special events at eatanddrink@lannapolis.com

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Level Small Plates Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.6

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4.3

noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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uneven food quality and expensive

Dined 3 days ago

some of the food items, like the lamp chops and gnocchi were excellent. some, like the chicken sliders were not good-overcooked on dry bread with little seasoning. the server suggested 3-5 small plates per person. quantities are small, but we certainly didn't need (or order) that much food. single small plates are about $10-$14 and some of them really are just a few bites. service was just so-so.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Nice Place for Small Plates

vip
Dined on April 24, 2016

Went here for a quick bite after being in downtown Annapolis. Only had a few items. The Level Gimlet was pretty good for a summertime intro cocktail. The Weekend at Bernie's was pretty good as well with a grilled pineapple garnish. We only had the tuna tartar which was really good with the pita chips they serve it with. The service was pretty good and the bartender did a great deal of checking on the people at the bar. Plan on returning the next time in Annapolis.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Nice Pre-concert Get-together

vip
Dined on April 24, 2016

Our group of six had a pleasant couple of hours dining a Level prior to a concert at Ramshead Onstage. We sampled many of the small plates, and particularly enjoyed: lobster pesto pasta; Cuban pork spring rolls; shrimp and grits; and roasted red pepper hummus. Noise levels can get a little high.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience4
service5

Our group of four enjoyed all 10 or so d ...

Dined on April 22, 2016

Our group of four enjoyed all 10 or so dishes...sharing was however complicated in some, like sharing 3 scallops across 4 people. We even offered to pay for an extra but told not possible. Everything tasted so good, we all wanted more of everything.

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Attentive staff, creative menu

Dined on April 20, 2016

Very impressed with the staff. Notes on the reservation were read and complied with and questions about the menu were well advised. The food was tasty and inventive (salad with melon, soft cheese, green harissa, arugula; buffalo style cauliflower; Cuban sandwich style egg rolls; shrimp n grits; peanut butter, pretzel, marshmallow, and caramel dessert) though some things could have been tweaked for the best flavors, like the melon being underripe. Portions were heartier than other small plate restaurants I've been to, which is a nice bonus. Will definitely return in the future.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

As always great food and service...got t ...

Dined on April 10, 2016

As always great food and service...got the pot de creme dessert it was amazing!!

food5
ambience2
service5
value2

excellent food and drink, however

Dined on April 10, 2016

Our party enjoyed the food very much. I want to go back on a less-busy night because it was quite noisy. The portions on the protein-based dishes are smaller than what many would think as 'small plate'.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5

Great food, service and cocktails. Enjoy ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

Great food, service and cocktails. Enjoyed dinner here many times and will keep returning. Favorite restaurant in Annapolis.

food1
ambience4
service4
value1

Dissappointed

Dined on April 9, 2016

I have gone to level several times, and recommended it repeatedly. It has always been a great experience. However, this past weekend my boyfriend and I went and I am so overwhelmingly disappointed. With the exception of one dish, none of the other dishes were even edible. Two of them we each took one bite and could not take another. It was poor quality and I was so disappointed. Level has always been one of my favorite restaurants and after spending over 100 on a meal I was disgusted with, I unfortunately don't think I will ever be back.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Our server, Molly, was outstanding! Anot ...

Dined on April 8, 2016

Our server, Molly, was outstanding! Another great evening at Level!

Tags: fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Level remains one of my absolute favorit ...

Dined on April 1, 2016

Level remains one of my absolute favorite restaurants in the Annapolis area. I would highly recommend this restaurant for its very fresh and tasty food and cocktail menu selections, as well as the stellar service and understated ambiance. The setting at Level also manages to be un-pretentious, despite being a nice place.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

One word: LOVE

Dined on March 20, 2016

Unique and tasty cocktail menu-I really like that a portion of their monthly signature drink goes to a local charity! Plates are fit for sharing, and were well balanced and delicious. We requested all the plates to come out at once, and while that didn't happen-we noticed their small galley and could understand why. All these amazing dishes coming from a small space! The staff was very attentive and friendly. The truffle Mac, the steak and chimichurri, Brussels sprouts with goat cheese, as well as their garlic fries were on point. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service4

Amazing food!

Dined on March 20, 2016

Amazing food!

food5
ambience5
service5

The vegetable dishes were amazing, and t ...

Dined on March 19, 2016

The vegetable dishes were amazing, and this comment is coming from a meat-eater! Yum!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Suoerb food and staff

Dined on March 19, 2016

Wow wow wow! I'm so happy i found this place. My first time in Annapolis and this place was a diamond in the rough. Ordered the potato gnocchi (wanted to lick the plate). Collards were perfectly seasoned, special clam dish was phenomenally fresh! Cocktails were unique and fresh. The bar staff was incredibly friendly and I noticed many folks in there were regular customers (always a good sign). Thank you for making my stay so delicious!

Tags: fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One of my favorites in Annapolis!

Dined on March 15, 2016

The bar and wait staff are friendly and attentive. The food is innovative and always a nice presentation. I absolutely love the special cocktails. Just a gem.

Tags: fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Best in town

Dined on March 12, 2016

We try to go to level a few times a month. The food is always great, and with special items on the menu and great drinks you cannot beat it.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Phenomenal Food and Ambiance

Dined on March 11, 2016

We had the hummus, potato gnocchi, one of the salads, a salmon special, butcher steak and one other dish I don't recall, with the banana pudding dish for dessert. The food was absolutely incredible. The atmosphere was very nice, warm, low lit, very romantic. I was recommended this place by a friend who was very knowledgeable about good restaurants across Maryland, and I can see why he mentioned it. We will definitely be returning.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great restaurant, great location.

Dined on March 11, 2016

Level is a trendy, modern yet warm environment for a delicious meal. We were new to the "small plates" idea, and honestly it did not make us share more that I would in a restaurant with larger plates. The food was delicious and foodies would love it. The service was excellent, I was on crutches due to recent knee surgery and the staff went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable. The hostess seated us on the lower level due to my condition. Loved the place, would go back.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Very Impressed

vip
Dined on March 5, 2016

Our first visit to Level was well worth it. Went for date night and everything was impressive. Our server made me feel like a guest in his home who really took care of us. Though the menu is small and somewhat limited, you know each item is prepared well. We shared three items, including a pork tenderloin special, shrimp and grits and a sweet potato arugula salad. All tasted great and used an interesting combination of fresh ingredients. We both had a lovely French rose wine by the glass and then had room for dessert, which was warm chocolate chip cookies.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food3
ambience3
service2
value3

Try, try, again. Better, but no "wow"

Dined on March 5, 2016

My third trip to Level was more successful than my first 2. Of course, this time, it was an early dinner. Even so, service could have been more attentive - though not the disaster it was the last time I dined there. The food was well prepared. However - when we returned after our concert, Level was a mad-house; packed, loud and with service that could not keep up with customer orders. I know people love this place. I just don't get it.

Tags: late-night find
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Always Good

vip
Dined on March 4, 2016

Level has a new menu with a somewhat smaller selection. For example, no more flatbreads which were always good for sharing. Nevertheless, it is still a wonderful restaurant. The garlic fries are a great starter and the many salad choices are as well. I had short ribs which were outstanding. Others had fish dishes. There is an expanded pasta section on the menu and I can vouch for the gnocchi. All were enjoyed.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Best Food In Annapolis!

Dined on February 28, 2016

Annapolis is lacking in interesting /good food. I've lived her all my life. This is the best by far!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Level was TOO LOUD. We were sitting ups ...

Dined on February 20, 2016

Level was TOO LOUD. We were sitting upstairs and I literally could not hear a thing my sister was saying. We bailed on coffee and dessert and had it at home. The food was good and the waitstaff was friendly but the overall experience was less than great due to the din

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food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Level

Dined on February 20, 2016

The food was very good. Service was a bit rushed. I would have preferred lingering over plates a bit. There was a cold blast of air the hit us every time the door opened. The Plexiglas shield doesn't offer much protection.

Tags: fit for foodies
food1
ambience5
service5
value5

Old chef was better

Dined on February 15, 2016

Bring back the old shrimp and grits, bison sliders, and heirloom salad. Menu changes having been good ):

Tags: hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great night

Dined on February 15, 2016

Went here for Valentine's Day. We were sat right away and our server Jake was really attentive! Really good food. The vodka gimlet was to die for!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing

Dined on February 15, 2016

Lovely meal, service, and setting. The perfect date night spot!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

Delicious small plates

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

We were visiting Annapolis from DC on a particularly cold weekend, so we were pleased to find this gem not far from our hotel. The service was excellent and attentive and much of the food was second-to-none. We particularly enjoyed the Brussels sprouts and some beautifully seared scallops. We'll definitely visit again the next time we're in Annapolis!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Good food, great cocktails, high energy. ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Good food, great cocktails, high energy. The braised pork tacos are phenomenal.

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Nice small plates restaurant

Dined on February 10, 2016

My husband and I ordered a couple of plates to share. The tuna tartare, sea bass and scallops were pretty good, close to excellent. But the sliders were a bit of a dud and so is the bread pudding. It's a nice little neighborhood place in a quiet part of town. Oh, and I really liked the homemade ginger soda. Too bad, it's not bottomless.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Always a great experience

vip
Dined on February 7, 2016

My wife and I have been to Level so many times, so we gave it a break for almost 6 months before going back, hoping the menu had changed. It had, considerably, but also in a good way. There was one thing I was disappointed about and that was the cheese plate. While the majority of the items on the cheese plate were great, 3 things irked me: first, the coarse ground mustard wasn't coarse ground, but looked like out of a Hellman's bottle; secondly, the dead spinach on the plate is totally unnecessary; and thirdly, the person bringing the cheese plate to the table didn't even take 1-5 seconds to explain the selection, which in the past has not been a problem. I am very happy that the Buffalo Cauliflower is still on the menu, and also intrigued that the flatbreads looked more like personal pizzas (thereby not flat). As with the mixed cocktails, I am always more than impressed with Level's drinks, especially Angels and Demons, my staple choice there.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Great evening

Dined on February 7, 2016

A little slow taking our drinks order (it was crowded), but after that was perfection. The food was excellent, even if a little pricey.

Tags: fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing

Dined on February 6, 2016

The food is excellent. Don't hesitate - go! It was a flavor explosion. The little things like putting fresh mint in the hummus. It was delicious!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One of our favorites

vip
Dined on February 5, 2016

This restaurant never disappoints. The lime gimlet is delicious, the pork tacos are amazing. We had the shrimp and grits and loved the mix of flavors. The sea bass was prepared perfectly. And milk and cookies are my favorite way to end a meal!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Fantastic Small Plates!

vip
Dined on February 3, 2016

We tried an assortment of small plates and shared everything. The fried brussel sprouts were wonderful and the sliders melt in your mouth. Recommend ordering a variety so you can try all the diverse flavors. Dishes are very creative.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Had a great time here with friends. The ...

Dined on January 16, 2016

Had a great time here with friends. The specialty drinks were outstanding! We each ordered 2 just to make sure we got to try everything. The food was delicious, but some of the dishes were overly smoky. Overall, a fantastic restaurant and would definitely recommend!

Tags: late-night find, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Good Menu Selections, Good Service

vip
Dined on January 12, 2016

I dined at Level on a weekday evening and was immediately seated. The host and wait staff were warm and accommodating. Parking was offered by nearby garages as well as on the street. I ordered the pan-seared scallops and tuna tartare--both items were prepared correctly and had very good flavor. The view is of West Street in Annapolis, which was nice. I would return to Level.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Loved everything about LEVEL!!

Dined on January 10, 2016

My husband and I with two friends had dinner Saturday night at Level. The ambience was great! Clean, well designed, interesting. We were met by a great staff and seated quickly. Our server, Carol, was adorable and gave honest opinions about what we should order, to share. We had wine... me, a nice Riesling, my friends, a nice, dry red and my hubby had a good beer. Well, we hear there is a new chef!! The quality and inventiveness of the food is that of any 5 star restaurants we have eaten at. The brussel sprouts were SO good, as were the fries and porcini with mushrooms. My husband had the BBQ ribs, we shared flatbreads, we had cheese and the chicken special and I had an amazing scallop dish. For a small plate lounge, the portions were fair sized. My only regret is not thanking the chef more emphatically!!!! Other regret, no dessert... but we will be back!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

Interesting food choices, all well prepa ...

Dined on January 2, 2016

Interesting food choices, all well prepared. OK wine list. A bit pricey

Tags: fit for foodies

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