Level Small Plates Lounge

4.6
1876 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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hungry
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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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
41 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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TheresaO
Washington DC
3 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.

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JamesB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was attentive and made great recommendations

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food in Annapolis. Interesting twists on familiar dishes. Ratatouille reminded us of Husk’s pure essence of the vegetables. Wish I had a little cardamon on the goat cheese cheesecake - but it was amazing with the apple jam. Great service despite being slightly short staffed. New favorite local restaurant.

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Janbyboat
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Noise level was loud from 2 large parties I don’t imagine it is always that way. The food, drinks and service were all excellent!

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SharonK
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single thing we ordered was fantastic! Cocktails- fantastic, food-fantastic, desserts-fantastic.

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JohnE
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great will definitely be back!

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ChrisG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brussel sprouts were tasty. Lamb was very good, and the Calamari and sauce is a MUST Have. Signature drinks were awesome - make sure to have the Gimlet

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LesT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on starting with an interesting and delicious cocktail and ending with a terrific dessert. Oh, and the middle (small plates), allows you to taste a host of different and interesting flavors. Don't forget to get the frites no matter what!

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BonnieG
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! One of the best places in Annapolis.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly service and delicious food!

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Fred4472
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and interesting drinks.
But they serve the warm dishes on cold platters - not much of a problem but the cold skillet made our brussels cold very quickly.
The brick walls and unadorned look makes the upstairs dinging room very noisy if it is busy.

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RonaldG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good but could have been better. Ribs had a little too much fat, the corn Cobb should have come out in a shareable size, and one of our drinks way to long.

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CPCP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter described the gimlet to be like Key Lime Pie and he was on the mark. It was delicious! Everything we had was great. The scallops and pork belly stood out as the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great concept. Delicious. The chef adapted a dish to accommodate dietary needs. The wait staff were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Parents & daughter got together for a festive meal — and had wonder food, great wine, quiet corner to Face-time w/ O’son in Arkansas. Even repeated the first plates we ordered biz they were ‘soooo good’! don’t miss-out on this hidden gem of a Small-plates Restuarant!

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JimG
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for fancy food in a relaxing setting. The wonderful thing about this restaurant is that even if you are a very good home cook, they make many dishes that you cannot make at home. The cocktails are superb - the Bourbonappolis is amazing. We had the cheese plate, butter salad, salmon, and ribs. All were wonderful, but the salmon was best. We often cook salmon at home but we can never get the wonderful combination of crispy skin with the perfectly done center. The ribs were awesome too, and I wouldn't even know how to start to cook them the way they did. An all around wonderful meal.

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vipRalph
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I was very happy with the excellent food and service we received. Then when it came time to pay, Level would not accept an open table reward Mastercard certificate for $25. The certificate had the Mastercard number, expiration date, and CSC code. Level does accepts Mastercard which is puzzling to me. The manager did not even take the time to call the number on the certificate. Very disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place gets better every time we come! The food was exceptional... everything was fresh and melt in your mouth delicious. Our favorites were the scallops, swordfish kabobs, and steak. The service was excellent as well. If you haven't tried this restaurant, please do!

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JoelR
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all.
Good was superb. The wait staff were charming and fun.
Bartenders knowledgeable and helpful in choosing drinks.
Food was delicious and some plates we ordered 2ce!
Cannot wait to go again

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Marcy
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. We started out sitting outside but then a storm started blowing in and they moved us inside. Food was very good.

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CharlesS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Level was recommended by friends whose opinion we trust. Perhaps our disappointment indicates that their chef was taking off July 4 weekend. The cocktails were good. The two tapas we ordered (we wanted to order more but decided to quit) seemed to lack any seasoning. We wanted to eat outside but didn’t want to sit by concrete highway barriers. The bar seating areas was very loud and overly air conditioned, perhaps because of its proximity to the kitchen. Annapolis needs some good restaurants that aren’t touristy and serve good food.

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VikingFan
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful experience. Bartenders were friendly and very knowledgeable. Made great cocktails. Food was well prepared and delicious.

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StevieV
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night....finally, out of the house! Went with friends and had a wonderful evening - service was timely and kind, cocktails...well crafted, the food was great, had a sampling of things that we all split -- don't skip the Brussels!

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JennH
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I were in Annapolis for a tournament and wanted a place to eat in which we could sample a lot of different items. Our waitress, Sydney, was delightful, the food incredible, the cocktails delicious and service impeccable without being intrusive. We enjoyed sharing the different plates and trying new things. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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MarionPT
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish was creative and superb. Just outstanding. Love the seasonal changes to the menu.

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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 1876 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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