Level Small Plates Lounge
Level Small Plates Lounge

Level Small Plates Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lannapolis.com/
  • Phone: 4102680003x
  • 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: 5-7pm, limited to bar, cocktail room
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Josh Brown
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Special Events: 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Calvert
  • Public Transit: Annapolis City Transit Bus Stop on corner of 69 West street & calvert street.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • 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.
A word from Level Small Plates Lounge
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!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Level Small Plates Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (120)neighborhood gem (83)hot spot (68)good for groups (63)special occasion (50)vibrant bar scene (44)romantic (33)late-night find (24)notable wine list (18)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • loved it!
    lissiefox21
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    level small plates lounge was really nice, wasnt to crowded on the night i went. i loved the upstairs bar and seating area and the bartenders were super friendly. i would def go back to ths place. and the food was extremely good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Reds
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great food in a great downtown Annapolis location! Loved the pulled pork tacos and chocolate banana bread pudding. Food is delivered quickly, so stagger your order if you want a more relaxing meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    SterlingArcher
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I liked the ambiance when I first walked in. I spent a few years in New York City a while back and it reminded me of some of the local places there. Lots of small tables near the entrance with a small section of brick wall. Some people who aren't used to it might think it's crowded but it had a nice, personal, cozy feel. There is a separate section to the side for larger parties that was a bit more spacious if that's what you're looking for. We were greeted quickly and the service was great. My cup never got to empty before our server returned. He helped us choose between dishes and I loved his recommendations. I found myself liking it more and more as the night went on. The food was delicious but that's subjective so I will stop there.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Exceptional Find
    Vanged
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Level is now in a dead tie with Osteria 177 for our favorite restaurant in and around Annapolis. Not only is the food startlingly creative, but the breadth of offerings makes it a place where you can take a vegan friend and a fiber-intolerant friend--on the same evening--and be confident both will rave about what an extraordinary dining experience they just enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic quality & service
    RobK
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The ownership is hands on and it shows, Service, food and quality abounds It may be small plates, but there is nothing small about Levels
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding as always
    TroyHVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Level is always outstanding - a sure bet. Their local & seasonal take on cuisine is passionate & perfectly executed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really great atmosphere and food.
    SdragoneVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Creative small plates and signature drinks make this place special. The bar tenders are real pros and the drinks proove it. The food is a variation of typical restaurant fare done on a smaller size. So while nothing blew us away, everything was great. Definitely worth a try in a city with a lot of great places to eat. I would love to go back and get a bottle of wine and eat my way through it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday drinks and dinner
    New2NappyTown
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Our drinks were superb as always. The 360 gimlet is our favorite drink. We have been here a few times before and the food has been ok but at this visit the fanstastic! We had butcher steak, pork tacos, bison sliders, Korean ribs, and several flatbreads all were divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    prettygood
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    unique and fun! Really great food, deceptively filling small plates. Great way to try new things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Arcticdog
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Excellect! Fresh food. Good choices for gluten sensitive diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After concert evening
    7footMoose
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Four of us made our way to Level after an early concert in Annapolis on a Friday night during the Boat Show. The bar and the restaurant were hopping with locals and out of towers. We were seated quickly with our Open Table reservation. Our server was attentive, the food was excellent and our experience was great. I highly recommend this restaraunt especially the recently revamped menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Treat for the taste buds
    Liteeater
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A fun, vibrant restaurant. Delicious food and yummy drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food and specialty drinks. Food was served in a timely manner - never had the feeling that we were ignored. Server was attentive and offered good recommendations on food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food & service.
    svSunsets
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We had a party of TEN!! The staff accommodated our every request and provided excellent service. The food was also excellent. And a lovely wine list. Everyone of us agreed that it was an exceptional experience. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GKW1308
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Overall experience here it was excellent we enjoyed the food and wouldn't mind sitting at the bar enjoying drinks while our table was being prepared after the reservation time. The food was very good although I did have to send back my brussels sprouts because they were overfried. All of the ones on the wine list seem to be a reasonable price points. We plan on going back again it was really enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice menu, food c' have been better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    black bean hummus: chili pepper provided heat and micro cilantro was a nice nuance, but what was missing was your basic seasoning to bring all the flavors alive (salt, more citrus or acid). tuna tartare: pretty good! pork ragout w/ gnocci: very nice!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slipped down a notch
    OctDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    After multiple terrific experiences at Level in the past, this most recent visit wasn't up to their usual standards. There seemed to be a fair amount of confusion on the waitstaff which led to dished being "auctioned off" in the dining room, trying to determine which table had placed the order. It happened to us and to the table next to us several times, so they didn't even manage to straighten things out after an initial mix-up. A couple of the dishes - notably the roast suckling pig gnocchi - weren't particularly well implemented. Overall, the food is excellent, the drinks fabulous and the wine list well-crafted but this past visit was not what we've come to expect. Perhaps they're stretched too thin opening a new restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Fantastic as always! Love the food and wine! Always happy when leaving!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the level...it's very good
    bink007
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    A unique place right in the heart of Annapolis. The small plates offer something for everyone. Good wine and beer selection. Service was very good. Would definitely go back. Good place to eat before a concert just down the street at Ramshead.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food!!!
    Chefandwife
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We love this restaurant mostly for its farm to table menu. We have been here twice and have had a great experience each time. Each dish is better than the next. Amazingly simple and fresh ingredients are transformed into one of a kind delicious dishes. We really love to dissect the dishes and recreate at home. We will be back time and time again. This is definitely a place you don't order the same thing twice, except for the milk and cookies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Experience
    d8nite
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Being parents of a 4 year old, this was a nice place to go for a date night! Would love to try again esp once they switch the food for the new season!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic experience
    Beppymck
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Our experience started with an excellent server who shared her knowledge of the menu. The mixologist started us off with a delicious cocktail of perfectly blended ingredients that seriously complemented our fantastic cheese plate. Since this is a small plate & flatbread restaurant the timing of the food is imperative and Carol our server managed it wonderfully. Although, I did notice that other servers were basically bringing all 4 dishes ordered at the same time to other tables, a big no no! From the brussel sprouts with honey and goat cheese, to the shrimp & grits with house cured bacon, and last but not least the house made gnocchi with pork ragout, these were all dishes that were throughly enjoyable and recommendable. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniv. Dinner
    Anniversary
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My wife and I came in for our anniversary and as I checked above, the food was great and the ambiance was perfect, but it looks like we got there on an off night for service. We ordered 2 glasses of wine and an appetizer right away. We received the appetizer and finished it before our glasses came. They came, and 40 minutes passed until my wife had to stop the waitress in her tracks to see if we could order a second glass and our main dishes. A hopeful 1 hour dinner turned in 2 hours +. It wont stop us from coming again, just maybe on a slower night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spend hard earned money elsewhere
    AbeFrohman
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I wouldn't recommend Level as particularly good at anything but the "niche market" of organics/locals and even then just to get you in the door. We found the "small plates" menu lacking so much that 2/3 of us couldn't find any one thing in ANY category that we were certain we were interested in trying. We received an appetizer we didn't order (in place of one that we did that went SOMEWHERE else) and the markup on wine was offensive. The service was...in a word......smug. Just overall a really lousy experience. I remember when they were Chesapeake Mediterranean" and that fusion was almost sushi-like and the offerings were vast and decadent. I guess that didn't pay because this was a sham. Maybe "eco-friendly and renewable", but still lousy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ForgtNamesIUsed
    ForgtNamesIUsedVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Food was good. Small plates, a bit bigger than tapas. It was pleasant, not spectacular. I'd certainly go again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Plates, BIG Taste
    cryshelvis
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had the BEST time at LEVEL. Food was outstanding. It arrived quickly, piping hot, and was just...outstanding. The scallops were particularly noteworthy, as was the shrimp and grits. And the flatbreads were a total surprise. A lot of love and attention goes into the food and drinks here. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun place, very good food
    jenatthebeach
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Went to Level Small Plates for a family dinner. Staff was nice enough to move our reservation back one hour. Service was very good -- attentive and helpful. Food was yummy, especially the flat bread pizzas. Loved the corn risotto. Restaurant was a bit noisy but not a problem. Great, fun atmosphere -- really enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious!
    MmfdcVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Just gets better at Level in Annapolis - ambiance is super, food delicious and service great. Get the seared steak - awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always love eating here!
    Dana
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I love this place!! The menu changes depending on the season and utilizes local farmers and suppliers. The small plates concept makes it easy to try a variety of different dishes w/out busting your budget. It also makes for an awesome group dining experience. Sometimes a plate comes out that's mediocre (but never bad/horrible), but more often than not the dishes are delicious. And love, love, love the handmade made cocktails - always yummy and unique. The service is excellent too. It can get a little loud, which can sometimes make conversation a challenge. But if you find yourself in Annapolis, this place should definitely be on your "must try" list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasture raised meats; local veggies
    healthfully
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I had the Korean spicy rib, the special seared salmon filet, and fresh greens salad (x2), and everything was absolutely delicious: cooked and seasoned to perfection, simply melt-in-your mouth delicious. I will go back there without a doubt in the next few days during my one-week stay in Annapolis. It is the only restaurant in town that serves only pasture raised meats, sustainably harvested fish and seafood, and locally grown veggies. The only unfortunate point, in my view, is that almost all of the menu items are not suitable for low-carb eaters without exclusions or modifications. On the other hand, the things I had were so good that I would have them every night for the next 4 nights without any hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food consistently amazing
    amooreVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Bison sliders with pimento cheese perfectly balanced, burger juicy yet not greasy, could've used more lettuce and tomatoe, but otherwise perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, but loud
    Chugs
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Imaginative menu supporting local farms. We had a good meal, but it was very noisy - a bit difficult to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh Approach to Dining
    txukski
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Level offers many small plates so you can try many different things and not feel stuffed. They also had great beer and wine pairings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a wonderful time
    HealthyDiner
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Went here on a date and neither of us had been. We had a great time. Very tasty food with very well portioned "small plates." I will definitely be going back and I most certainly will be having my next event here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Sheesh2900
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We did an Urbanspoon search and stumbled upon Level. It had a 91% rating so we thought we'd check it out. So glad we did. Our server, Crystal, was fantastic. The food was delicious. There was a group of four of us and we shares several plates including the corn risotto, margarita pizza and tuna tartare which were our favorites. Don't skip dessert! We had a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife's 70th BD
    Howie
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Reasonably priced, nice setting, had 6 dishes and all were delicious. Were celebrating my wife's 70th birthday with two days in Annapolis at the Historic Maryland Inn. Easy walk to restaurant. The food was so good, we had another entree for dessert--an excellent dessert with a Birthday candle in it. I recommend it to all people who like intresting food dishes with unique and satisfying tastes. We'll be back!! HNR
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best foodie find in Annapolis
    DCSteven
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Hidden among the tourist traps of Annapolis is this small-plates gem: inventive food, fantastic beer offerings and friendly service. The by-the-glass wine list isn't as extensive or interesting as you might expect in a place like this, but that's about the only fault I can find in this special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Return
    AmbienceVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is my second review for Level. It was our second visit. Loved it as much as the first time. Took a new couple with us and they loved it, too. Great menu, food, service and drinks. Love the farm to table concept with food and drinks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Young & fresh
    Jewelrylady
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food in small plates. Great for group that likes to share and do tastings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great options
    TrishalVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was the first time we went back since they changed the menu from Spring options to Summer options. We both thoroughly enjoyed our dishes. I ordered the Sweet Pea ravioli, which I can honestly say is the best ravioli I have eaten to date! My wife had the seared steak, which she liked, but she was jealous of my ravioli. We love their home made ginger-ale, which has a slight grape-fruit like finish, but tastes very fresh. For dessert we also had the honey-clove ice cream, which I wished was stronger on the clove aspect, but otherwise was a great ice cream in a city full of ice cream joints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic