Level Small Plates Lounge

4.6
1888 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Level was established as a locals first atmosphere with welcoming attitudes to all. The cocktails are all handcrafted with fresh juices, mixes, and garnishes. One of the many things that makes us unique is our ability and commitment to source as many fresh ingredients locally from the State of Maryland and surrounding markets. We are dedicated to supporting the area small businesses, watermen, farmers, and the environment on a local and global level. Our small plates style of dining encourages this sense of community and sharing. Level is located on the second block of West Street known as the Arts District.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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ReedieK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was varied and delicious. Cocktails were interesting. Service was poor.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great overall. Recommend!!

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KimZ
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was ok overall. We loved the salad and calamari but the flatbread was tasteless and barely warm. The device was really off target. The bar drinks took forever, the charcuterie came without bread which we finally got ourselves from the kitchen. Will not return.

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HeatherD
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Super loud. Food and service was good - bar slow but everyone is short staffed so understandable.

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vipNeighbor
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This is post covid dining…we all have to be patient with the lack of employees at restaurants. The staff there were hustling and doing their best. Our server did neglect to let us know the bar was closing, so that was a bummer. The food was delicious though!!

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VictoriaV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went for our anniversary and had a lovely time. It was a bit disappointing to find that several of the menu items we’d been looking forward to trying were out of stock since Level was switching seasonal menus soon. But the food we had was delicious. Our favorites were the Brussels Sprouts and Sous Vide Lamb.

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vipSusanC
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food here was exceptional, but be prepared to wait for a table even with a reservation as this place is really hopping. If you want a quiet meal though, you need to choose a different spot as it is quite lively here.

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vipEKZoo
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good. Service was slow, perhaps they’re understaffed.

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TiffanyC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, great service. Awesome place to go with friends and family to share a collection of awesome tastes!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food. Attentive and friendly staff. Good house cocktails. Had brussel sprouts, swordfish, butcher’s steak, scallops with pea puree and finally cheescake bites. Everything was deicious, but my favorite were the scallops with pea puree - and I hate peas.
Bartender went the extra mile making a lemonade for my wife.

Only minor negative is that we sat next to bar. Next time we’ll do the hightops.

Will definitely return.

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llhindy
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent! We ate outside which was nice, but on a busy sidewalk. Inside was so loud you could not even hear person next to you.

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vipErnieB
Salt Lake City
83 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience1

Good food. Great initial waiter. But totally weird and out of control system kitchen order and table matching system which doesn’t work worth a damn. It started a little shaky and went to the most bizarre extreme where I watched part of our order carried to wrong tables, other parts of the restaurant. Disappear then reappear on serving trays begins finally having someone attempt to deliver our order to us. I refused this belated delivery and things disintegrated from there. Our meal was truncated. We never did get to complete the intended small plate dinner. And we apologized to our initial waiter and gave him a cash tip rather than place a tip on my credit card.

Until this establishment gets people trained, their order and serving
SW debugged, I would strongly recommend avoiding this place.

As an example of their inept lack of control, the attached Invoice fir food and beverages isn’t our order. And the total do not reflect what we were charged nor my credit card receipt. No excuse.

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Writer
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love Level's ever-changing small plates and specialty drinks menu. We had scallops with pea puree, a tiny slice of lemon set pea tendril and a dash of perhaps smoked paprika, wh was so nice we ordered it twice. We sat outside at a table on the sidewalk, so the noise level was street stuff rather than interior, but it was a decent time of day (most commuters had done commuting, and I enjoyed the people who passed, some with pooches, and those in the cars at the close-by light. It was quiet enough on a Wednesday, esp during what we are still dealing with vis a vis Covid, that there were also not many people inside. The service was superlative. Our waitress must have been standing by the window because each time we finished something she came out again. We had to wait hardly at all. Lovely.

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RenG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is my husband’s favorite place in Annapolis and I like it as well. We love the food options and that we can eat vegetarian if we choose. The service is always great. We love how they have seasonal menus however this visit didn’t feature as much to our liking as some past ones have. We had an issue with one selection and they replaced it lickety split. We love that I can always get their delicious gimlet and husband can his favorite beer. He did mention that if a beer is coming from a bottle, they should bring the bottle to the table rather than pour it into a glass at the bar for whatever that’s worth. Overall, a solid 4 stars!

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StacyB
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific as always!

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JulieW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service thanks to Kate

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Dennis
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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lauraf
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and our favorite dishes were the tuna tartare and cauliflower. Fresh and healthy restaurant!

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vipksaab
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and had a wonderful evening. Our waitress, Sydney, was personable, knowledgeable, and fun to have as our guide through the menu. The food was amazing (as expected). Overall, very happy with our experience.

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vipJohnS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner last night at Level. Sydney our wait staff person did a superb job of recommendations for our order. We came in as tired and hungry travelers and left feeling great. Thank you Level and Sydney.

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vipLandeA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food here was delicious, but sadly the service was really off. Our waiter was doing his best but was distracted. Our drink didn’t arrive until half way through out meal. There seemed to be no system for getting the right dishes to right tables except for the food staff to go table to table asking whether or no people had ordered the dish. It also seemed that many of the younger staff weren’t trained… hostess had no welcoming skills, dropped our menus on our table and kept on trucking. We were curious why she gave us the happy menu at 7:30. Only at the end of our meal did we find out that there was a specials menu we never saw.

All these problems are fixable but attention needs to be given to management here. Food in the other hand was delicious.

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PeggyC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was spot on!
All shared dishes beautifully presented and delicious.
Best Gimlet ever!
Looking forward to next visit to Level.

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hungry
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is delightful, with a variety of choice, all very well prepared. A very enjoyable experience.

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TravisD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service; it was my first time at Level Small Plates, it definitely will not be my last.

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PatR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Nice restaurant in an historic building. Nice menu selection. But surprised when my wife asked how the coffee was and the waiters answer was “eh, so so”. Strange way to start a meal. Nice small plates selection. The food was very good. The service was, at times, slow. Ordered an aperitif with my dessert but it wasn’t served until after my dessert was done. But most important— be aware, this restaurant is extremely loud, at least in the upstairs room in which we were seated.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

5 of my girlfriend’s and I went out for a birthday dinner. We ordered practically everything on the menu with the exception of two things from each section. All of our absolute favorite dishes were the goat cheese cheesecake and the flourless chocolate cake. Our only flaw was that we wish our waitress had been a little more attentive for us to order plates and drinks faster, there were some long lulls in between ordering. But overall one of our favorite places in Annapolis!

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MariaP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and unpretentious. Great food. Knowledgeable staff. Would have liked more wine and dessert variety. Great first date, soulmate, or group experience!

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vipStaceyM
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The Peach Brulee chef special was amazing!

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Holly
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and the craft cocktails are very innovative and delicious. It is very popular due to the great food and atmosphere, but that does make it very noisy.

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JasonV
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. This was my second eating here and already can't wait to go back and try more items off the menu. The BBQ pork ribs were amazing!

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great dining experience at level. We enjoyed our cocktails, food was delicious, and our server was quite nice and helpful. I look forward to going back.

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vipParsrok
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant is following COVID guidelines with well spaced seating. Star is short so service may take a little longer than usual. The food quality was very good except for the Butcher Steak. The steak was done to order but was very tough. Would not order that again. Everything else was up to their usual standards and very enjoyable. We went a little earlier than we normally would have to avoid any crowd so the restaurant was quieter than usual except for the group at the bar. For a dinner date or an outing with friends this always offers a variety of tapas offerings to suit almost every palate. Will always keep this on my restaurant rotation.

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Lars
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was flavorful and delicious. The plating and presentation were creative and vibrant…and the service was friendly and attentive!
It was my first time at Level!! I look forward to another experience of culinary delight!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was relatively good but over priced. The cocktails were excellent.

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vipMarkR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a perfect experience in every way. The food was spectacular service was fantastic. What more can I say

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tko1
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We were in Annapolis for the night and were looking forward to innovative small plates on a sidewalk or patio. When we arrived we were seated on blacktop surrounded by orange lane closure barricades. No table covering or centerpiece just black metal table.
They told us they stopped making crab cakes due to price increases. The server forget our drink orders. The food was good for the most part but for some dishes the portion sizes were very small even for small plates/ tapas style. On a positive note we enjoyed the tacos, tuna tartare, and fries. Just a bit of improvement in ambience, professionalism, service, and portion sizes would make this a real contender for very good.

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, service was over the top wonderful

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vipVanessa
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food was very average and the waitstaff was really slow to clear plates. Very noisy and hard to hold a conversation.

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TwinPapaBear
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great. The drinks were outstanding! Sidney was a great server, and gave us great recommendations.

JB
JamesB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was attentive and made great recommendations

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Level Small Plates Lounge using the Order Online button. Level Small Plates Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 268-0003.

Level Small Plates Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 1888 OpenTable diners.

Level Small Plates Lounge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/level-lounge-llc/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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