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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Greater Annapolis

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Greater Annapolis? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Osteria 177 restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3345)
$31 to $50
Italian
Annapolis
About the restaurant


Osteria 177 is the ultimate expression of an Italian tavern where the main attraction is imported delicacies of one-of-a-kind food and wine. Adorned by barreled wine, an Osteria would never lack the sought out local specialties, spices, cheeses, fish or meats. It was here that many people tried to alleviate life's stresses by numbering themselves with good food, good wine, and good company. The owner/chef of the Osteria would take the utmost pride in stocking these praised elements as the basis for mouthwatering meals, a delicious dance-for-all of the five senses. This is the basis for Osteria 177.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Very nice ambiance and excellent food excellent service.
A photo of Lewnes' SteakHouse restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3460)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Annapolis
About the restaurant
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.
Top review
AnnapolisMaryvip
Dined 7 days ago
Always amazing! Thank you.
A photo of Acqua al 2 - Annapolis restaurant
4.7
4.7 (722)
$31 to $50
Italian
Annapolis
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Annapolis, Acqua al 2 offers an authentic Tuscan dining experience. Featuring a wide array of vegetarian pasta, hand-carved steaks, and fresh seafood, as well as an extensive Italian wine list, Acqua is perfect for a celebratory dinner, an intimate date night, or a low key get-together with friends.
Top review
AlexKvip
Dined 7 days ago
Last night’s dining experience at Acqua al 2 in Annapolis was nothing short of magical! 🍝 From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with the warmest welcome and impeccable service. The intimate setting inside this beautifully restored old bank building added a unique and romantic touch to the evening. 🏦❤️ We started with their famous homemade pasta, which was incredibly fresh and bursting with flavor. Each bite was a testament to their dedication to authentic Italian cuisine. The pasta was perfectly cooked and paired with exquisite sauces that left us wanting more. 🍷🍴 Pro tip: for a spicy dish order the picci alla fiaccheraia 🤤. Their burrata specials are ALWAYS delicious too. The ambiance was simply enchanting – dim lighting, elegant decor, and a cozy atmosphere that made us feel right at home. Whether you’re planning a special date night or just want to indulge in some fantastic Italian food, Acqua al 2 is the place to be.
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4.8
4.8 (365)
$30 and under
American
Arnold
About the restaurant
A neighborhood, family owned and operated restaurant and lounge located just off the Chesapeake Bay. Specializing in regional dishes and creative cuisine using only the freshest ingredients available. Serving Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch Buffet.
Top review
KimK
Dined on Jul 1, 2024
Great views,delicious food and great service!! Love this place!
A photo of Chart House Prime - Annapolis restaurant
4.5
4.5 (6870)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Annapolis
About the restaurant
Original Hospitality. Creative Culinary. Modern Energy.
Experience the evolution of dining with Chart House Prime - where sophistication meets trendsetting cuisine. Our approachable yet professional service, coupled with the finest ingredients, brings you the best in refined seafood and steakhouse cuisine with a unique fusion of elegance and vibrance, creating a truly remarkable experience.

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Longhorn
Dined 6 days ago
Had a friend visiting Annapolis from San Antonio. Requested a table with a water view. Food was excellent, service was very attentive and personal, and our waterfront view made our friend say that he's going to come back in August with his wife:) Great evening. Thanks to everyone who made it perfect.
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4.6
4.6 (295)
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Annapolis
About the restaurant
An american craft Gastropub concentrating on local and small batch beers, whiskey, spirits and hand crafted cocktails along with a brick oven menu with Wood Fired Pizza, shareable items, and small plates.

*Please note for online wait listed reservations do have a 5-10 min time frame to arrive for your reservation to be sat*

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
Amazing pizza, and great staff! Hidden gem of Annapolis
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4.5
4.5 (66)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Annapolis
About the restaurant
Casual contemporary American made-from-scratch cuisine focused on seasonal entrées, house-made pizzas, cheese and charcuterie boards. Extensive wines by the glass program with something for everyone including local, craft beer and seasonal craft cocktails. A cozy, Bohemian haunt where you and your crew can get away from it all or enjoy one of the biggest outdoor dining patios in downtown Annapolis.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Can’t go wrong with anything you order. Great selection. Love the wine flights.
A photo of Iron Rooster restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1001)
$30 and under
Breakfast
Annapolis
About the restaurant
Whether you're looking for breakfast all day, lunch, supper or drinks, at Iron Rooster you'll find a new twist on traditional comfort food, legendary hospitality, and a real sense of community. Join us every day for breakfast, lunch, supper and late-night drinks. Whenever you're here, you'll enjoy delicious food, a cold drink, and an extra helping of hospitality.
Top review
StevenG
Dined 5 days ago
Great choice. Restaurant is bright, comfortable, and quiet, perfect for enjoying dinner with friends and actually being able to talk. Sarah, our server, was excellent, answering all questions and making very helpful suggestions. All of us really enjoyed our meals and left stuffed. Definitely a place we would return to the next time we're in town.
A photo of Blackwall Hitch - Annapolis restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2422)
$30 and under
American
Annapolis
About the restaurant
We can't wait for you to dine with us at Blackwall Hitch Annapolis!

A dining experience blending the area’s finest in tastes & talents, Blackwall Hitch is a coastally inspired concept that creates a local connection. Here you’ll find seasonally driven and locally sourced food and spirits, great local music and the area’s friendliest staff and patrons. With each visit as you take in the local flavor, we guarantee you’ll be hooked in no time. Get hooked on the flavor.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Great service and food. I’ll add that the waiter and manager deftly handled an issue with one of the dishes.
A photo of The Choptank - Annapolis restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1268)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Annapolis
About the restaurant
Local Chesapeake Seafood and Crabhouse featuring live entertainment, craft cocktails, carefully curated wine list, and the best scenic view of the Chesapeake in the region!
Top review
NeighborhoodFoodie
Dined 1 day ago
Great oysters and great view of the Annapolis water front. My husband loved the tuna tartar and blackened Mahi Mahi.
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