Lewnes' SteakHouse

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The Lewnes family has been in the food business since 1921. Lewnes' Steakhouse opened in 1994, specializing in USDA prime beef and exquisite seafood dishes. With its high back booths, low-lit ambiance and a waitstaff that is dedicated to first class service, Lewnes' is the premier spot for special occasions or private dining. Lewnes' boasts a Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence" award winning wine list with over 450 wine selections to pair with your meal.
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MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were outstanding!

MP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Lewnes never disappoints! Get the filet...trust me.

TH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been to Lewnes quite a few times, it is always very good. This trip was even better for a couple reasons. First of all as we were being led to our table the Manager ( I assume) mentioned to take us to a table that was better than the one we originally were intended to go to. It was a great spot. More importantly our waiter was Dave. I have never had someone who had so much knowledge in every area regarding food/drink/dessert options. He made no assumptions and presented us options within a wide range of prices. He was friendly, present when needed, but also respected our quiet Valentine's dinner. The best dinner experience we have had in a long time. We will be back soon. Thanks....

JD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every time my husband and I go out to dinner, we always go to Lewnes’. Best steakhouse anywhere!

DA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible along with the ambiance. Sheryl is an exceptional server. She is very pleasant and strives to make customers happy. We will use Lewnes for all our special occasions.

DM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Lewnes! The steaks are always delicious!

NS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Four of us for dinner on Saturday night at 6:45. We ordered our meals at about 7:00 -- one ribeye cooked medium, two prime ribs at medium rare, and one prime rib at medium. Ordered 3 baked potatoes, creamed spinach, and mushrooms. Server came back and said there were only 2 baked potatoes left for the evening! How can this be in a steak house at 7pm on a Saturday night? Substituted mashed potatoes. A while later, all of the sides were served, but no meat entrees. Spinach was lukewarm and had to be sent back for reheating. We sat and ate the sides for at least 15 minutes before the 3 prime ribs arrived! Still no ribeye! Absolutely no excuse for the delay (or for serving the sides well ahead of the entrees). The medium order was medium well at best, but did not send it back because of the already existing delay. Apologies given for the continued delay on the ribeye, but it did not arrive for another 15 minutes, after the rest of us were almost finished with the meal! When it finally arrived, it was far from medium -- it was blood red (purple in the center). Didn't bother sending it back at this point. Took most of it home to recook. Restaurant did comp the steak and brought us a brownie with ice cream for the four of us to share. All in all, a very bad night for the Lewnes kitchen.

SR
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Food and service were terrific!! Awesome night

m
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, steaks prepared to perfection. Service was excellent. Noise level was conducive to conversation.

DW
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steakhouse in Annapolis! Also, wonderful seafood and other dishes to choose from. Great place.

AG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience could not have been better! Server was excellent!

DJ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was perfect for celebrating our daughter's 26th birthday. We selected three different steaks. All were cooked to perfection (medium rare) and delicious although the standout was the NY Strip. Waiter was appropriately attentive. Host and waiter responded to comments placed in OpenTable reservation. Greeted with comments regarding traffic and delivered birthday candle dressed brownie sundae to the table -- solely on the celebration comment in OpenTable reservation.

LH
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round. Our waiter somehow knew our son-in-law would enjoy the cowboy steak!

o
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lewnes' is one of our favorite go-to places for special occasions. Great food and service and an "Old Annapolis' ambience.

RM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good evening at Lewnes". Best greek salad ever: wonderful dressing and a unique touch of putting potato chunks at the bottom of the salad which I was skeptical of but they beautifully absorbed the dressing and added very nicely to the salad. Ribeye was very good but, for me, not quite up to the standard of some of the national high-end houses. Sides (hash browns, spinach, mushrooms) were very good but not outstanding. Service was very friendly and attentive. Atmosphere was really warm and inviting.

DN
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish! Thank you! We’ll be back!

SK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday at Lewne’s and we had a wonderful dinner. Our server was Elyse and she was delightful. We started our meal with Oysters Rockefeller- they were fantastic! Our dinners were delicious - hubby had the rib eye, I had a petite filet, Oscar style. We shared mushrooms and lyonnaise potatoes also. A complimentary dessert rounded out the meal. We will definitely be back in the future.

WF
Baltimore
61 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had guests in who formerly lived in Annapolis and enjoyed Lewnes when it fist opened, and do to their move, had not been in to dine for over 20 years. Our experience was even better than they remembered. Cheryl was wonderful and spot on service. The steaks and sides wonderful. We were even treated to a visit by the Lewnes brothers, who should have their own reality show. All in all, not to be beat. (The experience, not the Lewnes brothers reality show)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sale of house

EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lewnes never disappoints! The steaks and salmon were great. Service was suburb.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service from the front door was curt and dismissive and not warm. Table service was very slow and several items were not brought to table as ordered. Had to find the waiter to ask for service.

JF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

We were seated in a small booth for 2. The bad news is that we were in a room with many large tables in the center. The customers were very energetic which interrupted the "Most Romantic" restaurant in the Maryland. At the six top; the men were cursing while the spouses remained at conversation level. Another couple they knew had a table near them and the conversation extended to the 2nd table as well. This is a tough call for staff to step in, however, I felt they should have noticed all this in the 1 3/4 hours we were there.

In retrospect and being our first time at Lewnes, we should have asked for a quieter section without large tables to avoid interrupting the ambiance. The food was delicious and cost was fair.

GP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible restaurant! You will not be disappointed. Worth every penny!!

GW
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant - whose management & staff know how to run an upscale , fine dining steakhouse. The filets were cooked perfectly and tasted wonderful- along with a crab cake, sides and beverages. Equally important was having our waitress/server/ dining queen provide service that is equal and better than the big chain steakhouses.
We'll return for more :)!

BH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Our first time trying Lewnes'. The petite filet was perfect! We will definitely be back.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 50th anniversary could not have been more special! From greeting us on arrival, to the service and the excellent food, just a wonderful evening!

0
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 1st time here and will definitely be going back! Outstanding food and service!!

JP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent, food was okay - three of us had the prime rib special - flavorful, but very fatty. The other two had a filet and a NY Strip steak, both were excellent. Sides were plentiful, our service person was fantastic.

DV
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Adam our server was excellent with his recommendations for our party of 6 (this was our first time at Lewnes). We got a wonderful tour of the wine cellar. The food was excellent. Thank you. When I called to ask some questions about the reservation the gentleman who answered the phone was rather curt and the hostess when we arrived was similarly curt. Thus the reason for four versus five stars.

M
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely dinner with great friends and excellent food - downstairs is kind of tight but nice upstairs area for dining.

MR
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely birthday dinner. There was a delay in getting a table, but the bartender was very helpful and the food was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my parents 40th Anniversary. Service was amazing the food amazing and they brought out a dessert to celebrate!

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The staff and waitress were courteous and attentive. Portions were generous but quality and presentation was not as one would expect for the price. Salads were overly smothered in dressing and bake potato was on the dry side. Seating was comfortable and noise level was low to have quite conversation

MP
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lewnes has been my husband’s favorite steakhouse for many years. We come each year for his birthday and other occasions. On this particular occasion we celebrated his 50th birthday. Never a disappointment from the hostess to the server, the cook, and everyone in between exceptional quality and service is always delivered!

C
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good place for steak; however, the salmon is from a farm, which was a bit disappointing. For such an established restaurant, one would have thought the salmon would be wild from the New England coast, not farm raised. Other than that, very nice establishment and sophisticated atmosphere.

IO
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and so were the Martinis!! The service was outstanding! The only bad thing is the restaurant is a bit dated. It could use a makeover! It was still a very comfortable environment and I would definitely go back and I highly recommend!

AG
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lewnes is the best. Both steaks and seafood are prepared and served with the finest appreciation of detail.

CR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner. Dry martini to start; Steak done perfectly with complementing sides; Nice glass of red wine; dessert on the house. Happy Birthday!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in all of Maryland for not only the best meal but service and atmosphere.
A must it you like a perfect steak, especially the bone-in ribeye.
I travel a lot and still put Lewnes up at the top.
Enjoy

M
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lewnes family and team are truly the best restauranteurs in Maryland.