Level Small Plates Lounge

4.6
1690 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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I’ve been to Level on weeknights before and the food and service are usually quite good. This time I went on a weekend evening and was disappointed with the poor execution of menu items, mostly in the form of little to no seasoning. Also, for a restaurant that touts serving what’s locally available, the menu scarcely makes noticeable change with the seasons.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our experience. Our server was excellent, knowledgeable with great attitude. His recommendations from the menu and bar were superb. We will definitely be back.

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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful dining experience with delicious food and drink. Looking forward to a return trip!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, as was the drinks and food. We tried many different plates and ended up being a lot of fun for the group.

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MJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The 5 or 6 small plates we tried were very good. Loved the freshness of the ingredients. The hand made cocktails are to die for!

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l
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating my daughters birthday. Josh was an excellent server and very attentive. The food was amazing as always! Level is one of our favorite restaurants! We'll be back soon for my birthday!!!

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OT
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was exceptional as always and the value is second to none. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Annapolis!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried a ton of plates and they were all great. The drinks were also great. Good spot for friends to just get together over food and drinks and socialize together.

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a
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always outstanding, with interesting seasonal specials. Service was terrific and the drinks - no one else can compare to their cocktails, especially the famed Gimlet! Keep doing what you're doing,
Level!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal with amazing service. It’s a must go!

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WW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a birthday dinner for my mother-in-law. There was some concern because we had our 15 & 11 year old children, but Level Small Plates did not disappoint. It ended up being a great evening, and everyone enjoyed the food they order and the food others ordered as well!!

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CA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I generally really like Level but they were a little off their usual excellence this time, taking longer with some of our orders and serving cold coffee (which was replaced and removed from the bill so no harm no foul). We’ll still be back because we love the innovative food ideas and friendly service.

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L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in Annapolis! So good and accomodating for food allergies. Service has always been top notch. It can get loud at peak times, but I have also been there when the crowd is more settled. It's all in the atmosphere...love it!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Fresh ingredients don’t need to be over salted

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious, service was good, cute venue. On the pricier side, but not outrageous by any means. Would go back again!

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RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleasantly surprised , outstanding food, service and over all experience, I would highly recommend to anyone.

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MG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was fast and the food was really good. The plates came out with good spacing in between plates.

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LS
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Always enjoy the cocktails and food here. Everything we ordered had a lot of flavor- tuna tartare, chorizo dip were our favorites of the night.

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JR
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This used to be our FAVORITE restaurant in Annapolis. I was a little disappointed this go around. The food presentation wasn't as beautiful as it usually is. I will say the cauliflower, which the server recommended was SUPERB. Literally, one of the best things I've ever eaten. The ahi tuna didn't appear to be the best grade, a few pieces were red but some were kind of cloudy in color. The seafood paella was wonderful! I loved 2 of the six dishes, 3 were good, and 1 I didn't care for at all. I still love the Level Gimlet and will continue to go there for those!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance.

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HB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It took a long time to order drinks and food, but once that happened service was better

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JO
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s day was perfect .

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NM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food! Everything we tried was delicious. We were just sorry not to have room to try everything on the menu!

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s
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very creative chef here at Level and I really enjoyed trying all of the different offerings, meat, seafood, chicken, cheese and I think the crispy cauliflower was the best thing I've ever eaten. Fantastic. Finished up with the warm milk and cookies! I highly recommend them! We ordered several items and our attentive waitress spread out the timing of our order just as we had requested so we wouldn't feel rushed and had time to savor our wine between courses. In general we had a really enjoyable experience and will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing great night food and ambiance.

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NS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Server recommended the cauliflower..it was the best surprise on the menu

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t
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great - all the food was fabulous- I loved the chicken pate - that was a very small sample- there would not have been enough if each one of us 4 wanted to taste it. Thank goodness only one other person liked it so we split it but even then it was just two bites. (Board of cheeses) Really outstanding!
I thought every dish was served differently than I’d ever tried - all delicious- gazpacho yum- warm kale, spinach ?with mushrooms was remarkable. I’ve never had so many mushrooms of different varieties each one was yummy.
Peanut butter pie ice cream flavor from Green Mt. Yea! We expected pieces of pie until I asked our waiter how big the pieces were he said “no it’s ice cream”
The only gripe I have was I felt gauged, taken advantaged of by the price of delicious house Chardonnay. 3 or 4 ounces for $11? I asked our waiter how much a 2nd glad would be & I thought he said $11. I would not have enjoyed the meal as much without the wine- but $22. was overboard for my usual one 6-8 ounce glass. The price of wine didn’t “match” the price of food - which was reasonable especially considering how delicious, unusual the food was. With a house Chardonnay I was expecting $8.00 for the small glass of wine! I’ve told my friends yesterday and today how unusually delicious everything was! I warned them to ask about the price of wine before they ordered. I told them if I would have known my first glass was $11. I would have slowed down and spaced it out over my meal.
Our reservation was at 5:30 and we enjoyed a leisurely dinner. We left at 7:20 to get to Colonial Players by 8:00.
I’ll be back because it was one of the best meals I’ve had! You beat Tapas I had in Spain & Italy! But I’ll have to figure out what to do about the wine.

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e
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love Level. The menu is always changing, so it keeps it interesting and fresh. The small plates let you have a lot of different flavors and keep you from feeling like you made the wrong choice in ordering. It's great for a date night or a dinner with a group of friends and family.

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AR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! My friends and I got to try so many dishes and were pleasantly surprised by the sizes despite them being called "small plates". I highly recommend the primavera pasta, cauliflower, and tuna tartar. The service was very fast on a Saturday night. Cocktails were also great.

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KL
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter’s birthday

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l
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was out first visit and I doubt we'll return. The food was good but not stellar and we felt the price was a bit high for the amount of food. Yes, it's small plates but the prices were a little high for the offering.

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j
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Level was great all around. Food was excellent and service was attentive and friendly. On par with similar type restaurants in DC. Will be back!

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c
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

The air conditioning was so cold it felt like a meat locker. Some of the small plates were marginal at best. Bartender failed to make the drink as I had ordered.

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K
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

This is one of our "go to" places for good food. Our recent trip was no exception as the food was wonderful and the service very good. Our only problem was how cold it was in the restaurant. The temperature outside was in the 80's and people were dressed accordingly but everyone who was smart enough to bring a sweater or jacket used them. It was almost bad enough to leave the restaurant.

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M
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food really was phenomenal and well paced. Cocktails were well mixed too!

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SA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

We’ve dined at Level many times and it’s one of our favorite spots in Annapolis. This visit however they’ve added chopped red hot chilies to everything (even the Brussels sprouts)! Everything was still delicious but just a little too spicy (and we like spice). Also the AC was blasting and all the diners were visibly very cold. Turn down the AC and cut out the chili peppers and it would have been another home run! As always the bread pudding was AMAZING! We’ll be back, but will be sure to instruct them to leave the chili’s off!

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KP
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Nice wine selection. Shared the seafood charcuterie - fabulous! Then shared the short ribs and cauliflower. Everything tasting great.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Business meeting

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CD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was delicious! A varied selection. Everyone was happy!

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect setting for our Mother’s Day celebration for 10. Fun trying all the different foods and cocktails were delicious! Thanks for facilitating us and making our Mother’s Day memorable!

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