Level Small Plates Lounge

4.7
1638 reviews
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$30 and under
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Level is an award winning locally sourced small plates restaurant and cocktail bar. Our food is regional modern comfort food that is designed to be shared. We partner with local maryland farms to source our meats, seafoods, and produce. We ensure fresh, local, sustainable efforts in our kitchen and bar. We handcraft all our cocktails using fresh squeezed juices, house made mixers, tonics, sodas, and fine spirits. We invite you to Eat. Drink. Socialize!
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C
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every food choice was amazing!
This is our favorite place in Annapolis!
The drinks and plates are tops!

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KR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although at night in the dark it can be a bit hard to find due to the small sign and well lit interior making the window signs hard to read, this is a great place for sharing a meal. We had regular and seafood charcuterie and both were outstanding. End your meal with an amazing banana bread pudding if it is still on the menu, the server said it was due to change for the summer.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding! Pace yourself and don’t order too much as the plates are generous!

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SK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish we ordered was amazing. Crab gnocchi was my very favorite. Servers and bartenders were outstanding! I highly suggest you order a special cocktail! We enjoyed our time there so much we came back later for dessert!

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NR
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been there several times -- usually early since that's when we eat dinner -- and had a lovely time with artisanal cocktails and a yummy array of offerings -- seafood, veggies, meats, all with a creative and deliciously unusual collection of sauces, renderings, pickles on the side. I'm an adventurous cook as are the friends who were with us and all of us would come again happily.

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WM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Excellent food -- very creative menu, good service, nice atmosphere, and fun to share small plates with friends.

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LE
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

A bit more please.
Overall Level was nice, the food was good, the service was excellent, but we felt a bit more on the plate would be nice. We've been to 6 or 8 different Tapas restaurants and the one thing we always enjoyed was when they brought enough for 4 people to have a taste, not a meal but at least try it. Level's portions are rather small. The prices are moderate but IMO $14 for 3 scallops was a bit much. The scallops were outstanding, by the way. $77 plus tip for the two of us with 2 beers.
Good beer selection and nice cocktails. Overall a nice place but we would have liked a bit more.

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KP
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Everything we tried was outstanding - from Brussels sprouts and cauliflower to duck confit, lamb, and scallops. Great service.

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BM
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been to Level for a couple of years - the last few times both the food and service had been marginal. We are pleased to say that was not the case this time. The menu has been updated and had a number of excellent choices, and our server Amanda was outstanding. For drinks we started with a Level gimlet and Angels & Demons, both of which were outstanding. The charcuterie was well constructed, and the pate especially good. Amanda’s recommendations were spot on for subsequent courses, so we could not have had a better dinner. We will definitely be coming back.

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j
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for drinks and small “tapas” style plates, perfect for sharing. A great bar with talented mixologist. I would recommend “ a barrel of monkeys” for a cocktail and the charcuterie plate to start things off right!

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P
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Level Plates is consistently great in terms of the quality of its food and beverages. The location is convenient offering some street parking but convenient to a local public garage. Service is always good and the vibe is just right. With a couple plates and drinks you are paying a premium as compared to other restaurants that serve full meals but I am always happy with the ability to pick and choose what I want instead of getting meals that come with things you may not prefer.

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KB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've always wanted to go to level but never had the opportunity. My date recommend it and I was thrilled to try something new. Great service and great food. Definitely a place I can see going to again

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service & fabulous food! Consistently a great restaurant!

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HB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and drinks! Be careful though, those plates really add up $$

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CW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family had a great time. The tuna tar tar, muscles, lamb and mac & cheese was fantastic.

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A
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, plates not very small but that’s ok with me. Service was awesome. Found that a lot of the food was on the spicy end

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RP
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place, delicious food, graciously accommodated a large party on relatively short notice. Would recommend to anyone!

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DL
Tokyo
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Annapolis. The food is amazing and the tapas style is the best way to enjoy an evening out with friends or family. The Mussels were amazing but it was really hard to pick our favorite plate as they were all unique and delicious.

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BD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. We shared several small plates among the four of us, giving us a chance to try multiple items. All were good, although each of us had a different favorite. We ordered a couple at a time, so we were able to enjoy each one at the right temperature. We got no pressure at all from the staff to order faster or clear the table. A most enjoyable evening.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wife's birthday dinner was great. Drinks, food, service all top level ;) Next time we'll have to check out the actual top level.

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PA
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was great, our server was fantastic. Personal recommendation is the gimlet, tuna tartar, and the duck!

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the small plates concept is great and makes it easier to leave satiated and not stuffed to the point of discomfort.
Conner, our server could not have been better!!

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E
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always!!!

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s
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good time. Waiter was great. Food was really good. I felt like the Brussels sprouts could have used a little more salt but that might just be preference. The fish tacos were outstanding. Overall a great experience.

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RG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a great experience at Level. The service was outstanding, we had a very attentive waiter. The owner/manager came to visit every table to make sure all was well - WOW! The food was incredible. The cauliflower was so different tasting - every bit full of such flavor. The grits that were served with one of the meat plates were so amazing it was hard to believe they were grits! Go and treat yourself to a visit at Level!

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JC
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service - great food - great ambiance Would recommend the potstickers, gimlets (the best) and they make a great martini!

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PS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I get that it's small plates, but I've had plenty of tapas and small dishes around the area (and the world, frankly) and these portions are ridiculously small. Most were tasty, service was good, and drinks well made - it's just not worth $300 for 4 adults who were pretty much still hungry at the end.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We tried numerous small plates and unfortunately didn’t like any of them.

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JC
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real find in Annapolis. Great food, ambiance and service!

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OT
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Have been very impressed with Level on previous visits but this trip was subpar. The service was slow, the staff looked too busy. The cleanliness of the dishwasher area was really grim which is less of a factor for many places but here it is directly in sight while waiting for the restroom. We ordered the gnocchi which appeared to be missing some green ingredients that the individual next to us had. Perhaps that would have heightened the flavor. The ribs had a good sauce but they were not carmelized or tender. Seemed to be steamed or smushy.

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KT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tapas - yum!
I looked on OpenTable to find a new dining experience for us. This was a double date and we couldn't have had more fun. We really enjoyed all of the plates we ordered. Level has a decent variety of options for vegetarians. I highly recommend dining at Level for a wonderful experience.

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AR
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing cocktails

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SW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great eats. Lovely decor. A bit on the pricey side, but it was a nice treat.

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PL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

If I were to judge Level on food alone it would be 5 stars, however; service and tone plays an important role in any dining experience .

This meal and evening was a special outing for my 76 year old Mom (with disabilities), I felt very lucky to find a parking space directly in front of their door. Not knowing the area I did not know that it was paid parking, and the prefered method is by a payment app. I had enough change to cover the first 7 minutes of parking. I asked our server if they had change for a couple of bucks and that is when the tone was set.

Our server stated no, but he would ask at the bar. From across the dining area I heard...."Are you kidding...we don't have change...and we don't play that game." I figured I better stop looking at the menu and download the app. A few minutes later our server came back and said that the bar didn't but his manager was looking in her purse. For that I was very grateful. By the time the manager came by with change I had downloaded the app and paid for parking. In all fairness the manager and the server was super and I understand they are not in control parking, but the bartenders loudness and tone did begin our evening on a bit of a sour note.

Because the food was so good I will be giving them a second chance this week.

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RM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the choices for a small plate restaurant was more than adequate. Oh yeah, the specialty drinks were very good also

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food/drinks, great atmosphere, will definitely visit again!

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s
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I appreciate the variety and freshness of the small plates. The menu is always being updated depending on what’s in season. We tried several plates. Scallops, Cuban sliders, fig and cheese plate, roasted Brussel sprouts. Paired well with our cotes du Rhône wine. Delicious and of course the milk and cookies for dessert was a must. Highly recommend Level. Great experience as always. Awesome wait staff too!

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LP
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This might just be my favorite restaurant in Annapolis. Consistently delicious interesting food. Great service. Great location, just far enough off the Main St. mayhem but close enough to walk there before or after dining. This is my go-to place.

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DG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Food was outstanding and even though we had a party of 10 we still had great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit..great food...great evening...plan on visiting again!

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