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
  • 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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Level Small Plates Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
116 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (99)neighborhood gem (68)hot spot (52)special occasion (51)good for groups (46)vibrant bar scene (41)romantic (34)late-night find (21)notable wine list (18)great for lunch (13)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Pasture raised meats; local veggies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • 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
  • Always a winner.
    KayJay
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been to Level a number of times and it's always a great dining experience. It's great to have such fresh, local food served in creative ways. Every time we have been, we've been seated on time and in the section requested. The wait staff is friendly and efficient and never over-bearing. Save room for dessert because it's always an outstanding selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Annapolis
    ReviewReader
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was my second time. Excited to share the experience with friends. We took another couple for dinner after a day on the boat. Great decision! The place was busy but seemed to be running smoothly. We were seated right away upstairs. Happy to see upstairs was as attractive as the first floor. We ordered mostly seafood dishes. They were all so so good. Each couple ordered four plates to share. It was plenty. Each dish was a delicious blend of ingredients. The service from friendly and efficient. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 30th birthday dinner
    HeatherH
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I brought my husband here for his 30th birthday dinner. Truly-that's all he wanted to do. Level did not disappoint. Everything was delicious-from the cocktails, to the appetizers, to the octopus salad special & our favorite--fried Brussels sprouts with hot honey & goat cheese. The entire meal was fantastically delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be here again!
    NumNum
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was amazing! I had the Brussels sprouts, crab and corn risotto, and oyster flatbread. My husband had the bison sliders and Korean ribs. Each dish was very unique in flavor, and it just worked for each dish. Brussels sprouts with honey and goat cheese? Yes! Husband even ate them and loved it! I'd say about 4 plates is plenty for two (we had 5). The server was very attentive and knowledgable of the menu. The only (minor) negative point I will say relating to Open Table, was that we mentioned our anniversary in our reservation and there was no mention at all of it at Level, whereas at our other evening at a different restaurant, it was very much incorporated into the night. That being said, the food will keep us coming back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!!
    bettylev
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My daughter and I had dinner and drinks here this past Satuday for the first time. It was GREAT!!! Everything about it - it was within walking distance of our hotel, lively atmosphere without being too noisy, delicious food and great drinks! Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and drinks and made perfect recommendations. Plus she had a great personality! The 'small plates' had very generous portions. We shared 3 plates - beet salad, ribs, and rockfish. Plenty of food with room for dessert - chocolate banana bread pudding! I can't say enough good things about our experience - we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    AmbienceVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Celebrated our granddaughter's birthday here. It was a great decision. Everyone in our party of 5 was very happy. Wonderful, large tapas and unique cocktails. Highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best restaurant in Annapolis
    guestisland
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great spot, we got seats right next to the wall of doors that opens onto the street. The food was great- the best was probably the tuna tartare- and the portions weren't annoyingly small like most tapas places. Angels & demons was the best tequila cocktail I've had in a long time. Definitely the best place I've been in Annapolis and I'll go back every time I'm in town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a group!
    redrobot
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were a group of 8 and it was perfect - Great variety and nice portions. Brussel sprouts are to die for! Cocktails and wine list were great as well. A great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What are you waiting for?
    MDRubes
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    'Level' was a fantastic experience. On our first visit we were very impressed. Creative cocktails to start--I had "Angels & Demons," a creative, brightly-colored Tequila-based cocktail with a Habanero bite to it. Fantastic. For you foodies who like creative, off-the-beaten-path menu items will love the small plates approach because you'll get a taste of lots of different items, all prepared from select organic farms, most local if I'm not mistaken. As a double date, after our cocktails we ordered 4 small plates and a flatbread and passed them around until the bowls/plates were literally scraped clean. The dessert was equally delicious--chocolate banana bread pudding with a rum-something sauce--home run! Summary: Go. You'll enjoy it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • captaincloverleaf
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Best cocktail menu ever, love small plates and the ability to taste many different things. Most pleasant wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic, would visit again
    Daveinbalto
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Went there for my father's birthday, the small plates were flavorful and big enough, my kids were accepted, (they don't always sit still perfectly), the food was fantastic the service was fantastic would definitely try again to see what's new on the menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal.
    Tapaslover
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The meal was great from start to finish. Bursting with flavor and freshness - a real find.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Happy to Dine at Levels
    RickVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It is difficult to say nice how a of place Levels is. Every time we go we are taken aback by the quality of the experince. The "Olde Annapolis" ambiance, the expertly prepared and presented dishes and the great waitstaff (this evening we were taken care of by Sean - most helpful with menu choices and an budding sommelier.) Go. Period.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    Nick
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great service, great food. Clearly supports local farms...not clear if products are GMO free or organic. Acoustics were terrible. There was a large party at the bar and although we were seated as far from it as we could be table conversation with our guests was very difficult. Not sure what could be done about that but thought you should know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect splurge
    Iheartyummy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I have had two flawless dining experiences with Level. The food is insanely delicious, the drinks are unique and heavenly, the service is spot-on, and the atmosphere is comfortable and contempory. Pricing is reasonable but it's easy to get carried away ordering. I really do love this place. It's now my go-to for any special occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Thanks for the great happy hour drinks and snacks, as well as, an amazing dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local food and charm
    LyssAndDave
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Date night was fantastic thanks to this local gem! We love Annapolis and Level was a great place to eat and drink😁. They support the local farmers/businesses and have very creative cocktails & small plates. We will definitely be back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Clivebigsby
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Level is a nice spot to hit for a classy date night. The service was excellent and our waitress knew the menu very well. She made some great dinner and drink recommendations. We had a couple drinks and shared 4 small plates and left satisfied. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • small plates are big
    tommyg
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The menu choices were varied and interesting. Very knowledgeable waiter. Wine choices were somewhat limited but very good. Cocktail choices, however, were varied and abundent with many specialty drinks. The small plates were a little larger than we thought, and were stuffed after 2 small plates each. The garlic fries are a must, but enough for 4 people to share...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING!!!
    BroccoliVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    LOVE this restaurant! The food is incredibly delicious, and the drinks are quite inventive. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place! You can not go wrong ordering anything from the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food highlight of the weekend!
    engravedonHishands
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were not disappointed when we decided to come here for dinner! My friend and I were on a short weekend trip and stumbled on this restaurant, drawn in by the simplicity and freshness of the menu. The presentation of food is part of the joy of eating and the flavors did not let me down! Nailed it on both accounts. And the way they brought the check is brilliance...if I was in the area, I would be sure and return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AbebabeVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Excellent staff!!! Accomodated allergies. Exceptional bartender made delisheous margarita at the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite Restaurant
    Rollercoastermom
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Level is my favorite restaurant in Annapolis! The food and drinks are delicious and the service is great. Whenever we want to celebrate a special occasion, we go to Level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    kitchenpatrol
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Had read reviews and decided to pick this restaurant and it was awesome. Great atmosphere, attentive waitstaff, and fabulous fresh food. We ordered a variety of items including dessert and everything tasted excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attention to Detail
    IntelqubedVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This is one of those restaurants that you just want to go into for a drink and a light snack even if you have other dinner plans and even if you are not even hungry. The place is pretty narrow, but if you find a seat at the bar, it will be fairly comfortable. They do have a pretty good wine list but what they do extremely well is craft cocktails. I recently had a Moscow Mule from here where they used their ginger beer to make it. It was an impressive showing. We also had their seared calamari and the food here never disappoints. The bartender / server was pretty engaging. Will definitely return to this restaurant for eats.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for July 4th
    bskkemo
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Had a great time at level. Have been meaning to go for a while and this was an excellent opportunity to eat and watch the parade and then hit annap spots! Will def come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't skip it!
    Nics29
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We came here with our kids during a vacation. The restaurant is a hip, trendy place, and my husband was worried they wouldn't be accommodating to our kids. The staff was gracious and exceptionally kind. Even though there was no kids' menu, our boys loved the burger sliders. It was a wonderful meal: kid-friendly, yet delicious. Without kids, this place is perfect for a date night or just to sit at the bar! We'll definitely be back if in the area again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always has been. Enjoyable
    Birthday0210VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Been going here since they opened. Food has been consistently good, service attentive but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A new repeat customer
    Jess23
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This restaurant is amazing. Staff is very attentive and knowledgable. Food was AMAZING!! We had the hand cut fries which were delicious and unique, loved the garlic and herbs they put on top. Bison sliders were awesome and scallops melt in your mouth. Looking forward to our next date night to try more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top "Level" for Tapas
    MAKs
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great "small plate" spot (although, small plates were generous). Scallops we're tad undercooked, but crab risotto is the BEST USE OF CRAB EVER! Great food - Great fun - Fabulous service. Go soon and often!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.