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WEST Kitchen & Tavern
WEST Kitchen & Tavern

WEST Kitchen & Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Email: sbaird@annapolisWestKT.com
  • Phone: (410) 295-3225
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Relf
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lafayette
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet parking. Street parking is available as well.
A word from WEST Kitchen & Tavern
Chesapeake inspired and casually refined. WEST Kitchen & Tavern is located in the heart of charming downtown Annapolis. A modern interpretation of the classic shore tavern, and formerly home to the Annapolis Dairy, we honor the heritage of the Chesapeake region. We deliver an ambiance of relaxed sophistication, with service that pampers and delights, and food that is local and inventive. Our sophisticated yet comfortable ambiance offers a flexible space for all occasions. Our menu draws upon classic American techniques and looks to our farmer/partners for inspiration – simply put, the best ingredients, make the best food. Our menu is regionally and seasonally inspired, with our interpretation of classic, local fare. A vibrant and inspired beverage program completes the experience – with innovative, garden-fresh cocktails and a value conscious wine list that highlights sustainable and local wines.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Just nothing to say that was outstanding. Looked promising, but didn't deliver on any front. Brunch cocktail list looked good! But bartender wasn't ready (for brunch at noon?) so drinks came one at a time in 10 minute intervals. Bloody Mary, okay. Mimosa - mostly orange juice with a splash of champagne instead of vice versa. The West specialty cocktail (signature drink!) needed cucumber syrup that wasn't ready. Had to wait for that to be made. Waitress was friendly but mostly talk and no action. Room was freezing. Staff kept running out side door letting arctic blast in. Food was underwhelming except fried green tomatoes w/ remoulade. Burgers, boring. Huevos Rancheros were UNDERSEASONED to point of blandness. Will not recommend or be back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We stayed at the Loews Annapolis last weekend and ate here for breakfasts and dinners! It's a small menu, but everything is fresh and delicious and service is quick, but not rushed. For a Friday during Lent, we easily found quite a few vegetarian dishes and were pleased with all! The grilled artichoke is something to write home about : ) Breakfasts were amazing as well!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food and service were very good. Has an expresso machine, rare in Annapolis, but the expresso was luke warm and not that tasty. Very little foam."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "WEST Kitchen and Tavern was a great place to celebrate a nice Valentine's Day dinner. We had reservations for 8:00, but when we arrived our table wasn't ready yet as diners were staying longer than anticipated. So we had a drink at the bar while we waited. The wait staff here are so friendly! They were very accommodating and tried to meet all our needs. We both had steaks, which were tender and juicy. After dinner, we sat and chatted for a while until the server came over and asked if we'd like complimentary chocolate covered strawberries! Great finish to a delicious dinner! One other bonus, you can see their open wood-fired oven in the kitchen, which made us feel right at home and comfortable! Very cozy!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The West Kitchen & Tavern in Annapolis is by far one of the best in the city. Their "farm to table" freshness and creative cooking is absolutely wonderful. The menu is not huge, but everything on it is always absolutely delicious! Personal favorites are, for Appetizers, the Duck Sliders, Lobster Sliders and Grilled Artichokes with lemon aoili. For dinner, Pan Seared Sea Scallops, the Crispy Skin Duck Breast and the Garlic & Herb Shmeared Tavern Steak are wonderful! But everything I've had there has been really good. In fact, for lunch their hamburgers with garlic fries are the best I've had in a very long. You want a really great burger, theirs is awesome. The other draw for us is their drink menu - fabulous!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We chose West because we knew that they had some vegan options. However, when we arrived, we found out that there was only a very limited menu that was not only pricey but didn't include any vegan options. No one informed us of this when we made our reservation or when we called to confirm our reservation. We were about ready to leave but our very pleasant server, Meghan, quickly offered to talk with the chef to see if they could come up with a vegan option. They prepared us some wood fire oven-roasted vegetables which were very good. It would have been nice to have some appetizer/salad options but at that point we were happy to get anything. Thank you, Meghan, for preventing our evening from being a disaster and for your great service!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We, a group of seven foodies attracted by the reviews on the kitchen went for an evening of food and talk. Service and food was great. But, at dessert, a large, loud group grew at the bar. Ever louder, drinking sings and cheers, climbing on the furniture, etc. It made the rest of the evening intolerable. We are familiar with the OT rating "energetic'" and don't mind it. This noise was like being on a runway at BWI. It destroyed the rest of dinner and we left. For dinner, the time was great, for the last part, no. Since the menu is pricey, do we take a chance and go back or we recommend it? No. Each restaurant has to choose a style. More could be done to help this issue. But, it is odd to have a fine kitchen and staff, and this ambience."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We came on a bad night as there was a loud party going on but everything else was great"
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "Been to West many times but our most recent visit was a miss. Menu extremely limited though the food ordered was tasty- I particularly liked the roasted artichoke app. Wine ordered was not good & was mostly left in the bottle. It did not seem like an atmoshere condusive to my returning the bottle as the server did not comment on it, even though she recorked our nearly full bottle at the end of the meal. The most unfortunate part of our night was a walnut sized bit of ice, or something, that was in our icecream. We pointed it out to the server, who took it to the kitchen & then reported back that it was ice and 'nothing to worry about'. It was not removed from bill, which came in at $160 for two, before tip. Unsure if we'll return."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "I had a reservation for a group of 6 and the seating options- for such a huge space, were disappointing. The hostess was not very accommodating and not very apologetic that they couldn't do better. The food seemed to take quite a while but was very good when it arrived. The menu was relatively small. Since it is attached to the Loews Annapolis, it is convenient- but there are much better options just outside the doors. If you stay at the Loews Annapolis and want to eat there, go for brunch. Other than that it is good for a drink while meeting up with people and then heading out to the plethora of options in and around downtown Annapolis."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We had been told the food here was worth the visit. The food was definetly worht the visit, however the noise level was so loud we couldn't hear our server and she couldn't hear us. The restaurant desparetly needs acoustic treatment not just due to the bar, the entire place needs sound absorption due to glass, high untreated ceilings and bar location. Our visit was suppose to be romantic but ehe volume of noise was painful. Won't go back unless improved upon."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "We asked for the ceiling fans to be turned down or cut off above our table and we were told that it may be impossible to do it because it required a technician. To cut off a ceiling fan?? Then we noticed that the table next to us ceiling fan had stopped and ours had gotten faster! We asked about the ceiling fan at least 3-4times and nothing! Someone ordered t-bone steak and got strip steak, he sent it back and then tell told us there was no more t-bone steak! Some else had ordered salmon to be on top of his salad, he got the salad separate for appetizer and 1 piece a salmon on a SAUCER for the main course! Let me add the this place was almost empty! I will never go to West Kitchen again! Poor service and food! And it was almost empty"
    Dined on 8/16/2013