In addition to my observations
In addition to my observations that the food was good and the service very good, I would add that menu prices were reasonable by Annapolis standards. Overall, West was a very good choice for my family.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good place that has very fair pricing. Less than a Ruth Chris and more than a national chain. Food and service was great with nice decor and attentive wait staff. This place should be busier than it was, but probably because it being located in the Lowes, it gets the "hotel restaurant" review. I will be going back to this place.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding. Jordan our server
Outstanding. Jordan our server was very knowledgable and took the extra step to make sure we had a good time. We had the Rockfish and the Bison shortrib, which were amazing! Brussel Sprouts and the Butternut Squash Risotto are musts.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have really started to
We have really started to like this place for an anytime, drop-in spot. Nice bar, friendly bartenders, great apptizers, very nice happy hour. This night we dropped in for dinner with good friends who got married that day! We had a lot of fun, a great celebration and a great meal. Grilled artichokes and wedge salad are favorites! The surf and turf was excellent. Our friend ordered a steak & did have to send it back; it was overdone and looked thin. But, his replacement surf and turf was perfect. We'll be back again and again.
3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting and well prepared
Interesting and well prepared food in a comfortable atmosphere. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Don't worry that this is a hotel restaurant...it's not your typical one.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Relaxing dinner, excellent
Relaxing dinner, excellent food, great service. We'll be back.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Go for the drinks and corn bread!
Service was incredible - very efficient, friendly and available. The bloody Mary was unusual but *extremely* good, and the corn bread was the BEST I've ever had (could I have the recipe, please?!). The rest of the food was unimpressive. I ordered "lump crabmeat on spring greens with drawn butter and remoulade sauce." No remoulade was provided until I asked, and the crabmeat had no flavor - frozen? My daughter ordered crab cakes, which came beautifully cooked, but had NOTHING else with it, except a tiny bit of greens. At least I got toast rounds with mine! Pricing was realistic.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Haven't been to this restaurant before but will certainly be back again! All of the parts of the meal, including service, were outstanding (Alexandra was the server). We started with duck sliders which were incredible. Brioche buns which were perfectly toasted with pulled duck. Crunchy on the outside and delectable inside. Wow! One of us had the Rockfish which was excellent. The other had the Bison Short Ribs which were fall of the bone delicious. For dessert had (talk about indulging) both the poached pear with salted caramel ice cream and the bread pudding with mint hard sauce. Outstanding in every respect.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Made reservation for a group of 10 at the last minute. Everything else downtown was all booked. Our experience was excellent. The staff was flexible as some guests arrived late. Food was delicious. Surf and turf and raw bar were big fans of the group. For a hotel restaurant this is aces.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good nite with good food
Setting, service and esp. Food was great! Rockfish and salmon were ordered by all, everyone raved about the entrees. It was seafood night, and the crab cakes and oysters were also so good. Very impressed with restaurant.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came on a bad night as there was a loud party going on but everything else was great
5/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Pleasant Surprise
The West Kitchen & Tavern is a comfortable, casual, first rate restaurant. How many places have an innovative menu and are kid-friendly at the same time.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the Walk
Imaginative menu and surprising wine list make this worth a bit of a walk down West Street, although the prices reminded me more of Manhattan than Annapolis. Service was spotty even though the restaurant was nearly empty, but the food was great.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went there for brunch with friends. It's a beautiful, open space. Our food was excellent. Two of us had their Eggs Benedict, which includes a little crabmeat. Wonderful! Service was timely without hovering. We will go there for dinner one day soon!
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We felt the main dish selection
We felt the main dish selection a bit limited, but loved the "Taste" and "Share" selection so made a delicious meal of those.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Father's Day Brunch
We went here for Father's Day and had an excellent meal (Brunch). Food was excellent and different than traditional fare. I enjoyed a West Street Benedict, which was simply wonderful. Location and ambiance was great. Service was slow and at times and not the best in regards to refilling coffee, but the quality of food made up for the shortcomings. Staff was friendly (just slow). I definitely recommend this place for brunch and am excited to go back and try the lunch menu. The crab cake sandwich I saw coming from the Kitchen looked phenomenal.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful spot in Annapolis,
Wonderful spot in Annapolis, with a seasonal menu, delicious food with a special focus on fresh vegetables that makes the entrees particularly enjoyable. Nice outdoor patio, lovely inside dining room and spacious bar. Highly recommend.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Farm to Table Fresh!
Farm to table is their focus - everything on their menu is delicious, from the lobster sliders on brioche buns to the grilled artichokes with the lemon aioli. The restaurant is close to downtown Annapolis and on weekends they have live music. The last time we were there they had a single guy on guitar that sang all the "James Taylor" era songs, it was really beautiful. The food really is wonderful, but even better yet are the drinks. They serve a list of mixed drinks that are to die for. I crave their Johnny Hawkins! You just have to try it out. Located in the Lowes Annapolis Hotel, they have free valet parking for diners. Try it it will become one of your favorites, it's one of ours!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual Elegence, Great Food
Dine in the bar, outside or in the main restaurant - menu offers unique selections and everything that we ordered was great. Happy hour from 5-7 offered great deals on drinks and a select group of starters.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went with a friend to West this Sunday for brunch. I had the French Toast w/pecans...it was amazing! The toast was just a touch crispy, not over egged and wimpy like some places. It was just perfect! She had the veggie fritatta and said it was very good as well. The coffee was so fresh and aromatic that she didn't add anything to it and the orange juice was very fresh tasting too. The food was fantastic and I will definintely go back!
The server we had was a lovely gent and was very polite, attentive, and engaging without being annoying. He was very nice and took good care of us.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We liked everything about WEST except for the fact that it is very pricey!
Get ready to shell out UR money for this meal especially if you add alcohol!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The gin/basil/grapefruit Johnny Hawkins, the crisp & tangy fried green tomatoes, the smoky & flavorful broth with the steamed clams (and the toasty baguette that came with for sopping), and the fig/ham pizza of the day. All winners!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had dinner here the night before the Annapolis ten-miler race. I had heard it was very good, and we were not let down. We sat outside with our friend and our 3 year old son. Our server was very friendly and helpful, and was attentive the whole evening. We started off with the house baked bread and the hummus plate, both of which were execellent. We had the garlic smeared steaks which were outstanding. The place had a nice laid-back vibe, too.
We will definitely be back again.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect lunch spot outside
WEST Kitchen & Tavern is the restaurant attached to the Loews Hotel in downtown Annapolis. My husband and I had lunch there on Sunday. The place was not busy so we were seated right away on the outdoor terrace area and the weather was perfect. My husband had the Maryland crabcake sandwich with fries, which was delish! I had the Grilled Artichoke dish. At first, I was a little skeptical about Grilled Artichoke as a lunch item and I still think that it should not be a stand-alone lunch item on the menu. However, the artichoke was so addicting. The artichoke was grilled perfectly and was dusted with a wonderful spice and came with a side of remoulade dip. At $13, the artichoke dish was a little steep in price.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Thursday night out
The hostess was extremely t;thoughtful of our seating preference. We were pleased to find out we had valet parking for dining as well. Oysters were delicious albeit a bit pricey. The encrusted catfish was a wonderful. The pork chop with the peas was terrific. Fish of the day was swordish with bok choi and chive mashed potatoes was also a big hit. The steak was well cooked - served with maybe too much sauce was the only criticism. Service was attentive without being overbearing. We had a very pleasant dining experience.-especially enjoyed the ambience - good lighting - could see the Thursday night football score whef we wanted - and did not feel rushed. Will come back - probably next time before a Ramshead show.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the limited menu. Every food choice we made was delicious. Gourmet food at reasonable prices. Service was attentive. Valet parking is awesome and service was incredible. Live entertainment was refreshing and awesome. All around great experience!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Convenient Dining at the Loews
we were in Annapolis for the Sailboat Show, and because we were staying at The Loews, it was extremely convenient and relaxing to walk downstairs in the lovely hotel for our dinner on the first night in town. The atmosphere is warm and has a cozy feeling, with seating options of either a table or booth. Our server was excellent.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent, had a mixture of things we shared and all of it was fantastic. A little noisy and bright for a romantic evening but service was superb. Will definately go back again
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
West Kitchen & Tavern
The food was delicious. Loved the kale salad and grilled artichokes. My friend said the steak she had was the best ever she had tasted. Service was excellent. A gem within a hotel.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM