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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (36)
Good for a Date (28)
Creative Cuisine (27)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Tapas (22)
Local Ingredients (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Fun (18)
Casual (17)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Cozy (13)
Healthy (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Authentic (10)
Romantic (10)
Seasonal (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Stopped in with the family. We're kind of adventurous and were not disappointed. There were a lot of interesting things on their menu and because they're small plates, we could try a variety.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic food- culinary delight. Great crowd. The options are moderate but each dish is fantastic. This was our 2nd time at this place. We look forward to going back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a wonderful time at Level! We tried something from each part of the menu. Our absolute favorites were the short rib with carrot puree and the banana bread pudding! We enjoyed all of our food. We did wish the charcuterie had some crackers or a harder bread, but that may be our preference. We would recommend it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

So good all around. The savory donuts are over the top good. The Naan bread served with the bbq cauliflower is as good as you will find in any Indian restaurant. Oh yeah, and the bbq cauliflower was amazing with the Naan. Always something good at Level.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Level never disappoints. We tried some items we hadn't had before this time, the sweet potato gnocchi, and the savory doughnut, both exceeded expectations. I will say a lot of the dishes are spicy, so a warning for those who don't like spicy food.

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great interesting food! Amazing drinks

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our second time at Level for New Years Eve. It was a lively, fun time and a great meal with terrific service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of our favorite places in Annapolis! Always an excellent meal!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have to give this restaurant a mixed review. The bartenders and the drinks were fabulous and we loved the drink special on New Year's Eve. The food was mostly cold which is why we are giving such a low rating. We made our reservation well in advance, when many times were available on opentable and yet we were given the least desirable table after WATCHING other diners decline the table for 40 minutes. In our opinion, the hostess showed NO customer service and interpersonal skills at the most basic level. We felt disrespected and as though we were an inconvenience. We may try this restaurant one more time, but if the service is this poor again, we won't be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a wonderful get together for the holidays with family from out of town
Outstanding
Simply Outstanding

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Went after football game. Some dishes were yummy (Ribs with Korean bbq sauce), others were rather uninspired. Need to step up the flavors. Lovely wait staff, very helpful.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Pretty good food at a reasonable price. The service was mixed. Food comes at an incredibly fast rate, but had to ask for a server multiple times.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a great family dinner at Level with a group of diverse food preferences. Everyone shared and left happy! The waitstaff is so energetic and engaging. The food presentation is fantastic.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Good food! Small plates so need to share to really get the full experience. Wait staff needs some help though. Not very friendly and way to busy to support the small staff. Nice cocktails but really need to get a wine list that complements the variety of food they offer. The worst part of the expire Nice is the notice level..... not enjoyable for dining..... way to LOUD

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We enjoyed our first visit to Level. The drinks are amazing (try the Gimlet!). We tried several of the small plates. The pork spring tools were excellent, the roasted mushroom salad was different but very tasty, Brussels sprouts were ok, scallops and shrimp lettuce wraps were quite good. We spent just about $100 for these items and two drinks each.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We try something new for our monthly date night, and Level was the finalist this month. It was a cold and snowy night but well worth the outing. The food was delicious! We shared a 5 or so of the small tapas style plates and couldn't have been happier. The chorizo dip was delicious as were all of the other plates. We sat upstairs close to the bar area and had a fairly quiet evening. I'm assuming no one else wanted to venture out that night. The ambiance is inviting and warm with a touch of romanticism. We'll add this onto our list of places to revisit!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Four of us had a great get-together meal at Level. The small plates were generous enough to share, and crafted with loving care. Every dish we tasted was outstanding, including duck confit, which reminded me of my grandmother's duck (a true compliment) and red snapper. Service was attentive and informative, with good recommendations.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We tried this restaurant based on the very high review rating it got on open table. We were very disappointed with the meal. We totally understand the tapas style of dining and enjoy the fact that the items are small and typically a large selection of items to choose from. Although, there was a nice selection the number of items was much less than we see for this type of restaurant. However, our BIGGEST issue was that when the last 2 items arrived they were lukewarm at best and the plates were cold. We would have sent them back to the kitchen but getting a servers attention was absolutely impossible so rather than let the items get any colder we finished them off, drank our wine and went someplace else to enjoy a fantastic desert.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We had great service and the food was fabulous! Thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Came in for a late dinner after watching a show on a Saturday evening. This was one of the few places in Annapolis that was opened and had a diverse menu. There was not one dish that I wouldn't have considered to order. The service was excellent and the quality to the price ratio was great.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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