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Lewnes' SteakHouse
Lewnes' SteakHouse

Lewnes' SteakHouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lewnessteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (410) 263-1617
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 10:30pm;
    Sunday: 4pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Lester Snowden
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining rooms are available upon request. Private dining menus, room configurations, and special requests can be organized with managers over the phone or on location.
  • Private Party Contact: Paul Miguez (410) 263-1617

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Severn Avenue
  • Public Transit: Water taxis drop off and pick up at the end of fourth street, less than a half block from the restaurants location.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available and a public parking lot is located catty corner from the restaurant. Only a short walk from historic downtown Annapolis; cross the Eastport bridge, take a left at the stop light, and the restaurant is on the corner two blocks down.
A word from Lewnes' SteakHouse
The Lewnes family has been in the food business since 1921. Lewnes' Steakhouse opened in 1994, specializing in USDA prime beef and exquisite seafood dishes. With its high back booths, low-lit ambiance and a waitstaff that is dedicated to first class service, Lewnes' is the premier spot for special occasions or private dining. Lewnes' boasts a Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence" award winning wine list with over 450 wine selections to pair with your meal.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Lewnes is a perfect place to celebrate an anniversary or birthday. The food is always cooked perfectly . And the wait staff goes out of their way to make you feel comfortable and help you understand the menu and wine."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The best beef steak anywhere. Also the best tuna steak. The Lewnes family have maintained this goldmine of a restaurant for years and they have found the best receipe for the perfect dining experience."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Nice place that has terrific service. Bar and wait staff were very accommodating and professional. All steaks were cooked as ordered. The bread served was okay, good be heated up more and have a better crust on it ( too soft ). I had the lamb chops which were good but not stellar, a rack of lamb instead might be a better option. The big negative was the wine list that should have a better selection of more affordable bottles. The cheapest was $60.00 and goes up pretty fast. Despite that sticker shock, we would still recommend Lewnes, just have a bottle of wine at home ready when you return!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Based on reviews and recommendations from others, we chose Lewne's as the location for my son's "last supper" before he entered the Naval Academy. The food was great and the wait staff very accommodating and personable. She was well aware of the occasion and went out of her way to set my son's mind at ease. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Already known for its steaks, Lewnes also did a fab job on the yellowfin tuna. Veggie sides were also very good, and service over the top."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "As always great food.....Lewnes has the BEST steaks ever....they are always cooked to perfection... Whenever we are in Annapolis we always go to Lewnes for dinner....Good job...."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Outstanding everything. The only drawback was the table that was in the traffic pattern for the restrooms."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The steaks are second to none, outstanding wine list, and the servers are very knowledgable and professional."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Father's day was the second time that my husband and I have eaten at Lewnes, and each time we have had an excellent dining experience. My husband is still raving about the food, atmosphere, and excellent customer service. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. The steaks were top quality and cooked perfectly. In a more quiet neighborhood an easy walk from the main street scene of Annapolis. My only negative was the classic steakhouse decor; it was a little dark for a beautiful summer evening in Annapolis."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We love Lewnes. It is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. Fantastic sides as well as entrees."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "All of the food was excellent. Our appetizers, delicious, salads fresh, steaks ,perfect and prime rib was juicy and perfectly cooked. Sides were great. The wine selection was really good and not terribly overpriced as are many restaurants in this neighborhood. Good experience for all 6 of us."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "If you love beef, then this is the place to be. We sampled Filet Mignon, Ribeye cut, and Prime Ribs - all simply outstanding. Our knowledgeable waiter, John, provided frank guidance ensuring all orders met - and exceeded - expectations."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have dined at Lewnes' steakhouse several times and have come to expect great tasting steaks. This time our steak had little flavor, though we did not complain/comment to our server. Everything else was wonderful, except the noise level from the table behind us - way to loud for the dining area and something we have never experienced at Lewnes'."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We love going to Lewnes Steakhouse for our special occasion dinners. The food is fantastic and we love the large booths - very private. We try and get Nick as our waiter when we eat there - just superb service. Thank you for making our experience that much more pleasurable."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Lewnes' Steakhouse for our Anniversary, and everything was great! She had a filet, and I had the lamb chops. Both were delicious. The sides are served separately on the table in big bowls so we can each take what we want. We ordered the creamed spinach, onion rings and the lyonnaise potatoes, are of which were excellent, as were the drinks we ordered. The waiter was always there when we needed him, friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This is our special occasion restaurant. In this case the occasion was an out of town guest. She loved it, of course. In all the times I have been at Lewnes', I have had beef, but on this occasion I had tuna for a change. Also excellent."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I almost called the restaurant number while dining so I can get help with my poorly done steak. Waiter was no where to be found. He didn't check back after serving. My first time here and will not return. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Second time in Lewne's and will be back. This time our waitress was not as "good"/"professional" as the first one. Service was not quite right on this time but we still like the food and ambience."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversay and decided to go to Lewnes. We had a wonderful experience, food is great, prices are reasonable and the wine list is excellent."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Slow to be seated and drink order took longer than we like but ultimately turned out to be great."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Nice restaurant. The staff was extremely friendly. The ribeye steaks were good. Our server Nick was fantastic. Shout Out to Nick!!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My family and I went to Lewnes to celebrate a graduation. They were able to accommodate our group easily and we ended up with a room to ourselves for most of the meal, which was great. All of the food was fantastic - particularly the prime rib. All of the sides were great and our service was great. I would recommend Lewnes for a special occasion or a romantic night out. Great ambiance and delicious food! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The resteraunt has a really nice cozy feel (no windows). Our server was nice but slow. It took 2 hours to complete our meal. The food was average and overpriced. I had the filet mignon medium well and it came out burnt. My husband had the lobster which he enjoyed. Mashed potatoes were goood too. Crab cakes were let down. Overall probably wouldnt go back. Food was way overpriced for quality. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "OVER THE TOP!!! Everything was excellent. Nick is a great server. His recommendations where spot on. Really enjoyed our fifth anniversary and will be back for our sixth...probably won't wait that long...smile "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Lewnes has an old school charm only found in independent restaurants. The service was friendly and attentive. The ambience is old and a little crusty, but in a good way that makes you feel at home. When we arrived, we were seated upstairs, which is creepy and dingy. We asked to move downstairs and were accomadated, which was much better. While my steak was first rate, the sides were so-so. Creamed spinach was average, onion rings were sub-par. We tried some of the desserts and all were excellent. My only other complaint is that our bread, which was served warm, had clearly been reheated a few times to hide the fact that it was pretty stale. So, sit downstairs and stick to the entrees, wine list and desserts and you'll leave happy. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Went to check out this very old steakhouse on a recommendation. The ambiance was that of a very old building. Booths large and private, dark and very quiet. Steaks were good, nothing I would return for. The server did get us a very nice brownie dessert and coffee for free since we had never been there before. With all the restaurants located within such a small area, parking was not available even at 5 pm. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I have eaten at Mortons, Ruth Chris, McCormick and Schmicks, and they can't even come close to the quality of meat served at Lewnes'. My husband and I go here whenever we feel like celebrating something (could be Fridays!). We have never been disappointed. The service is excellent, the music played softly in the background is great (kind of reminds you of the 40-50's era) and everything is top of the line. I would just say if you try them for the first time, be prepared financially, it is not cheap, but worth every penny. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Lewnes' is our go-to place for special occasions. The beef is absolutely excellent. I'm told by friends that the fish and lamb are first rate too, but I have never personally tried them. The appetizers and salads are, for us at least, too large for one person. They can be split into two portions and still seem generous (indeed three or even four could share a salad, it seems to me). A half portion of a spinach side dish was more than enough for the two of us. The wine list is wonderful, although pricey. Service is excellent. Tables and booths are well spaced. We go to Lewnes' perhaps three times a year. Like all good steak houses, Lewnes' is expensive (c. $200 including tax and tip with a lower end bottle of wine). "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Always the go to choice for special occasions. Outshines any national chain every time."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The food was terrific although it took a long time before our entrees were served. But worth the wait. The server was very nice. They have the best beef and sides in this region."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband and I chose Lewnes for dinner to celebrate getting married that day. We ended up calling and making our reservation earlier and they happily accommodated that request. We were the only ones at the restaurant at 5pm so it was quiet and the staff attentive. Everyone from the hostess to the wait staff went above and beyond to make our night special...great service, as well as complimentary champagne and dessert. The food as delicious! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "foods were good,everyone loved:) service was good.. its comfortable dining room"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Ordered the filets medium-rare, but first time they were on the dry side and not hot. Waiter immediately took them back - very apologetic - and had new one cooked. Excellent that time and he brought fresh/hot sides as well. Then gave their signature desert in way of apology. Will still go back!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were disappointed with our steaks and prime rib. The meat was mushy and not well marbled. We were looking for that meaty flavor that you just don't get with wet aging (which is how grocery store meat is aged). We doubt that the meat we ate was prime, regardless of how it was aged. The prices were too high for the quality of the product served! Less irritating was the fact that we couldn't really tell the difference between the hash browns and Lyonnaise potatoes, especially after our server went to great lengths to tell us that the Lyonnaise potatoes were thinly sliced. In Annapolis, there is so much fabulous food, steak is rarely a choice for us but we had our Plebe with us. He won't be back to this restaurant and neither will we. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This is our "go-to" spot for special occasions and romantic dinners out. You will NOT be disappointed! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Never disappointed when eating here!!! Every part of dining experience is great!!! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend to Lewnes for her birthday..the food was great, service was excellent. I highly recommend our server, John, he was knowledgeable and very friendly."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "It was our first experience at this restaurant, and it may be our last. We arrived on time and the wait was minimal. The first table we were seated at was in the bar. Upon requesting a quieter table we were moved down a hallway that turned out to be the hall to the bathrooms and put at a table that turned out to be against the wall to the ladies room. During most of the meal we listened to mechanical noises. We ordered wine and just before I was getting up to find our waiter he appeared with our wine an excuse that bartender was supposed to deliver it. Otherwise the service was good. We did get a complimentary desert as an apology about the wine. Our reservation was made several days ahead of time and I would have expected better. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Lewnes has good service, but the food is only okay. It's reputation as the best steakhouse in Annapolis in my mind is undermined by Chop House, Stoneys, and other restaurants throughout Annapolis. For what it was, it was quiet overpriced and the steak, while appropriately focused on the taste of the steak itself, was rather bland. The food was good, but for the money, Chop House was better. They could stand to turn on a few more lights as well-- it is incredibly dark in there."
    Dined on 4/19/2014