Level Small Plates Lounge

4.6
1901 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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OnceinlovewithAmy
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was great! Cocktails were excellent! But the kitchen is heavy handed in spicing up every dish and the lamb was disappointing, too tough.

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JonP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great. The tuna tartar seemed to be lacking some flavor. It normally has soy sauce that was missing this time.

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vipTomC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent drinks and very good food.

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GravyD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice but music was too loud. All the diners had to speak loudly to be heard over the music which just compounded the problem. Was hard to hear people at my table. Felt like we were shouting the whole time.

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odracir
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I have been to Level several times and had always been satisfied. This time, the food did not impress. The meat charcuterie board did not bring any bread and the meats selection was odd. My wife ordered the duck risotto and, to my question on how it was, she said "it tastes like chicken pot pie". I tried it and found it bland (strange, given that duck has such a distinctive flavor). I had the scallops, which were served with "gnocchi"; however, the scallops were small and had no particular sauce or seasoning and the gnocchi reminded me of fluffy, bland hush poppies. The drinks were great and so was the ambiance. The food, however, was far from what I expected based on my previous visits and the price tag.

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Ttate8
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We love level and continue to frequent the restaurant on special occasions, we even had our rehearsal dinner here years ago. We have not been in a while, I planned a dinner for my husband for his birthday. The food usually amazing, I just don’t feel like you get much for the price. We ended up spending $200 and some things just missed the mark, which was not our experience in the past.

The lamb skewers were chewy and just not good!
The med plate came with 1 single pita with a dish of olive tapenade and beet hummus spread thin across the tray. There was a decent amount of the spread but ONE pita for 4 people and not only did it take 10 minutes to get another one, but they had the audacity to charge for it.

The garlic fries are way better than the old bay ones they serve now and the size has clearly gotten smaller for that dish. The salads are $11 and are subpar at best(don’t bother ordering). That was a major disappointment.

The only thing that was really great was the seasonal slider and the tacos were good. Overall, we were content with our experience but wouldn’t say blown away by any one thing like we had been in the past. I probably will try a new restaurant over Level for our next special occasion due to this experience.

Staff was nice and attentive, but we came for the food and the standard is high for us. Something is just different now and we did not enjoy it anywhere close to the way we used to.

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vipFuntimes
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selections - something for everyone! Special craft drinks too!

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vipdeenaj
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service staff, food, and craft cocktails. The bar staff are cool ladies - poise and grace!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great birthday dinner! Like many restaurants, they were short staffed, but they made sure to tell us which made the experience much better! Food was awesome and cocktails were even better!

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Lainey50
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have eaten there several throughout the years. It is clean, quiet early in the back room for dining and catching up with people. Food is good+. Interesting drinks, good wine choice. Attentive wait staff. It gets noisier as it gets busier..

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vipKimC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious!! Loved the way we were able to order a lot of different things rather than having to choose just one. Great service, too!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre concert dining

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vipFuntimes
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner there with my husband on Halloween evening. Yummy fall menu.

Level Small Plates Lounge
Responded on November 3, 2021

Glad you enjoyed dining with us. We had fun also dressing up!

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Maryland
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very loud. Food was good and drink selection very good.

Level Small Plates Lounge
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for dining with us! Please join us again. We are happy to seat you somewhere in the restaurant that may be a little quieter. You can note that on your OpenTable reservation for the hostess.

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vipMiriamN
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our group went to Level for the first time for an early Saturday dinner. We found the food and the service to be excellent and we would definitely make a return visit. The server gave us good recommendations, among them the brussels sprouts, shrimp and grits, and tuna tartare. It happened that we were there on Halloween weekend and the wait staff had a bit of a competition going for best costume, adding to the friendly vibe of the restaurant. The noise level was getting pretty high about the time we were leaving, so it might not be the best place for an intimate conversation!

Level Small Plates Lounge
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for dining with us! Please join us again. We are happy to seat you somewhere in the restaurant that may be a little quieter. You can note that on your OpenTable reservation for the hostess.

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bb21
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word- AMAZING!!!

Level Small Plates Lounge
Responded on November 3, 2021

We love your one word! Thank you so much.

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WendyF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Level is one of our go-to places in Annapolis for special occasions. This time it was celebrating our son's birthday. Food as always was fantastic - roasted squash and lamb skewers were stand outs. Tried the warm apple cider cocktail - was okay but probably would stick to a known cocktail next time. Service was friendly and checked in regularly. Only complaint was we were seated upstairs next to a large private party which was loud and felt strange. We had reservations so not sure why we seemed to get such poor seating. Will still go again as we love the food.

Level Small Plates Lounge
Responded on November 3, 2021

Hi Wendy! Thank you much for the feedback. We are happy to seat you somewhere in the restaurant that may be a little quieter next time. You can note that on your OpenTable reservation for the hostess. We appreciate you dining with us.

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VickyH
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was fantastic and flavorful. Service was lacking. We dined on a Thursday. The establishment was comfortably full not overly busy. Our server was slow and non-attentive to our needs. The manager was very understanding and attentive. He was proactive to resolving our concerns without hassle. Overall our experience was good. Reservations were made online effortlessly. The establishment and hostess greeting were very pleasant. The quality of the food was excellent from the flavor to the display. Compliments to the chief! The only thing lacking was the quality of service from our waiter. Regardless, we will be looking forward to our next dinning experience and this review should NOT discourage others from enjoying Levels.

Level Small Plates Lounge
Responded on November 3, 2021

Hi Vicky! The service issue has been addressed. Yes, our manager, Randall, is wonderful. Thank you so much for the feedback and we hope you join us again soon!

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JPBecker
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for our anniversary dinner. What a lovely spot. Staff was friendly and helpful. The menu was eclectic and had options for people who meat and those that don’t. Love the shareable concept of the menu. You get to try a bunch of different items and not over indulge on one thing. Would recommend! Drinks were awesome there too!

Level Small Plates Lounge
Responded on November 3, 2021

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for joining us.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Food was good, but too noisy to carry on a conversation!

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NeilJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was so fresh and delicious!

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edkay77
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was excellent, cocktails were strong and interesting!

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ReedieK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

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

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vipTabethaW
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While attending the International Boat Show, my family and I decided to eat dinner here and we were very glad we did. We loved the variety of small plates that you could share and the Pork Belly was our favorite. They have a lot of interesting cocktails and a nice wine list. My daughter loves the “Cookies and cereal milk” that she got for dessert. It is a very busy place so it’s wise to make a reservation and please be aware that the noise level is rather high. Overall we loved our experience and we will be back for sure.

Level Small Plates Lounge
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for joining us Tabetha! We agree, the cookies are scrumptious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great overall. Recommend!!

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KimZ
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
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 on October 15, 2021
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 on October 14, 2021
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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ChaP
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Food was original and well prepared. Cocktails were eclectic and delicious. Best of all, our server took great care of us. Allowed us to add one to our reservation with no problems.

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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
10 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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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 1901 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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