About Level Small Plates Lounge

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!

69 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Menu: Sunday-Thursday: 5pm - 10pm, Friday & Saturday: 5pm-11pm



Bar Hours: Friday-Saturday: 5pm-1am, Sun-Thurs 5pm-11pm

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 5-6:30pm, limited to bar, cocktail room

Cross Street:
Calvert

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 268-0003

Website:
http://www.lannapolis.com/

Catering:
Level offers catering for events on and off. From the intimate by reserving our chef to cook and create for your private dinner, to the larger events catered for groups up to 250 persons.

Parking Details:
On street parking or free private parking directly behind the restaurant in City Gate Lane parking lot. Open to the public from monday -friday from 6pm-8am and free all day saturdays and sundays.

Public Transit:
Annapolis City Transit Bus Stop on corner of 69 West street & calvert street.

Executive Chef:
Matt Singer

Private Party Facilities:
Level can accommodate private groups for dining, whether it be a wine or spirit paired dinner or simply reserving our large communal table for dinner.

Private Party Contact:
Devon Glaccum: (410) 268-0003

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Level can host special group events from 10-157 persons. Wine & spirit paired dinners, holiday, corporate, and private parties can be hosted at Level, please inquire for special events at eatanddrink@lannapolis.com

Level Small Plates Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.6

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4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (32)
Good for a Date (32)
Creative Cuisine (30)
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Tapas (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Fun (21)
Local Ingredients (21)
Special Occasion (21)
Casual (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Cozy (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Healthy (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Romantic (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Authentic (8)
Happy Hour (8)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Spicy (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Good effort and maybe this is the best annapolis has to offer but I think the food over-rated. Very creative vegetable dishes, but the flavor fell flat. The spice chef must have called in sick; Everything needed salt.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 5 days ago

Went to Level for my husband's birthday and invited his parents with. They do not usually experiment with restaurants, but LOVED Level. The small plate experience was something they had never tried, but truly enjoyed it. While everything starts at $8-10/ plate, they give enough for everyone to have a small portion. There were 4 of us, which turned out to be perfect since any more would have meant ordering two plates of everything in order for everyone to try.
Also, delicious cocktails! Try the Bourbonappolis!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

I ❤️ Level! We don’t get to Annapolis often, but when we do Level is our jam. The menu style fits my tasting style. I want to try everything and their menu allows you to do just that.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was very good and unique

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Level is an excellent restaurant that provides great meals and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

While I️ understood that this restaurant offers “small plates,” the portion certainly wasn’t commensurate with the prices charged. Also, the service wasn’t good. We told our server we were ready, but she walked away. Also we had to specifically call out that we needed more water and additional drinks—we were never asked, nor did she notice. The drinks were heavy on the juice/mixers. The noise level was loud. So while the food was ok, our enjoyment was diminished by the rest of the experience. Not someplace I️ would recommend to others.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service and delicious small plates!!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was my second time to Levels, and the first time I made a reservation. Although I made a reservation we were led upstairs to a small table in the middle of the room- while other tables in quieter spots were empty. Having gone to the effort to make a reservation and eating there once before seated in a nice spot on the first floor, I was not impressed by it. We asked to be seated elsewhere and were accommodated after a few minutes. However, the noise level was still high and the tables are too close together. The waiter barely fit between the two tables when taking orders. Secondly, I thought the prices were a bit high for what we received. One glass of wine each and 2 small tapas plates each. The bill w tip was $85.00 While I thought the food was good- the servings were really small- very tapas. I don't know that I would come back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was amazing, drinks were amazing, service was prompt, but it was slightly louder that I prefer.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a great experience! They accommodated our vegan diet without sacrificing the wonderful complexity of their cuisine. We would return in a heartbeat!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Second visit for us as a pre-symphony night. Everything is done well here with its small plate options. I loved that we could mix things up with seafood, meat, salad and snacks to make a well-rounded meal. The ambience and service are pleasant, albeit food comes out quickly. We were able to pace things by ordering two items and then ordering two more once we finished those. My only complaint is limited wines by the glass.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our server David made the meal so fun - he was funny, knowledgeable, helpful and attentive. The food was good, but some of the items we wanted had been shifted to a new restaurant the owners purchased apparently, so we were a little disappointed there. Overall, it was a good experience and a fun place. The cocktails were great!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Loved the food! We had so many things but the scallops were great (cooked to perfection) and the hummus was excellent. It was a little loud and sometimes drinks took a while but they were busy so we orally understandable and tables were spread out very well so I️ didn’t feel cramped like some crowded restaurants make you feel. And the service was great.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great drinks & Tapas. Tom was spot on!!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Good but the server talked religion & I thought it quite inappropriate

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I've tried a dozen of their dishes and I haven't been disappointed yet.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great experience overall. Food was delicious and great to share.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It had been a long while between visits. My initial visit the restaurant was far more "rustic" than my recent visit where I found the cool hipster crowd ambiance that the restaurant was trying to reach a little too cool for my taste. The wine selection was bland for the most part and the only thing that struck me was the price of a glass of wine. If I pay $11 I look for a hearty glass not some cutesy little serving. The small plate selections were, how should I put this? Unremarkable. They did sound yummy but isn't half the battle really? We sat upstairs and the cozy atmosphere reminded me of the Delhi airport arrival building.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

There was so much buzz about this place, so we decided to try it. While the food was good, it wasn't great. Also we could barely hear each other talking. Average ......

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overall The food was good..service was great

The alcoholic beverages sucked
I ordered a pina coloda and it had lime pieces which was terrible

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Levels food is always super and having a reservation is nearly required to enjoy this restaurant. Small plates with a great variety.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Tapas
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food, service, drinks!!!!!! We love dining at Levels. Always amazing plates of food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, People Watching, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Always a delicious and unique meal. Always something different and enjoyable.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great time!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Their ahi plate is still phenomenal, as are the fries, but other new menu items aren't nearly so good... plus, they removed the dark chocolate pot de creme, easily the greatest dessert you could get in Annapolis.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overall a great experience with very good and creative dishes

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

the savory butternut squash donuts were imaginative and delicious. had to try them just out of curiosity and glad i did.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great fun and our waiter was hysterically funny!!! Thanks

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were a group of sixteen attending USNA reunion. We had changed our original reservation from ten to fourteen and then our group grew to sixteen. They went out of their way to accomadate us. Our reservation was for 8:30and we arrived fifteen minutes early. While waiting for the table to be ready, we were served complimentary level one gimlets, yummy! Each and every dish we ordered was outstanding. Scallops, lobster Mac cheese, tuna tartare, spring rolls crab gnocchi, beet salad, and more, Everyone ordered at least two plates and no one left hungry. And most importantly,our server was fantastic!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food and service. Highly recommend...best to go with 4 or more as you can share the many delicious dishes.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was very good and nice proportions. 3 or 4 plates for 2people works. We sat on ground floor and noise was very loud.
They have sound absorbers but they are not effective.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, People Watching, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We have come to expect terrific service and excellent food at Levels. We make it a point to dine there whenever we are in Annapolis. Their high standards have been maintained over time in both food and service. We have never been disappointed.

Tags: Disabled Access, Healthy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The duck confit... So good we had to have two. It was that good. Sat at the bar and it was a very good atmosphere. Nice wine list, craft cocktails.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Lovely place, attentive staff, lotsof creative small plates to choose from, and delicious cocktails. Perfect for pre or post Ramshead show.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Level always provides a great dining experience. The menu offers creative recipes that are delicious and visually appealing.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Casual
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed Great food and Great service!

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Celebrating my birthday with friends in this great venue. Good atmosphere, excellent knowledgeable, friendly service, delicious tasty sharing plates (my favorite concept) and overall great experience. The kitchen decided on the order we would get our food. It was well done and the time between service was well executed. But the highlight of the night were the beautifully crafted cocktails that we got to enjoy with the food. Good fiends, great food, amazing cocktails. A winning combination!

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent service again from Bennet
great pineapple cocktail
let's get 4 dry scallops
have you explored kimchi

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

This is a popular restaurant for 25-40 year olds. We didn't fit into that category being over 55.
It was VERY noisy. Having said all that, the food was very good, and the drinks were creative. Our server, Dimitri, was excellent and should have a raise!! regardless of what he is paid. He is a plus for this establishment and no, we are not related.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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