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About Lewnes' SteakHouse

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.

401 Fourth Street
Annapolis, MD 21403
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 4pm - 10:30
Sunday: 4pm - 9pm

Cross Street:
Severn Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 263-1617

Website:
http://www.lewnessteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking is available and a public parking lot is located catty corner from the restaurant. Only a short walk from historic downtown Annapolis; cross the Eastport bridge, take a left at the stop light, and the restaurant is on the corner two blocks down.

Public Transit:
Water taxis drop off and pick up at the end of fourth street, less than a half block from the restaurants location.

Executive Chef:
Lester Snowden

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining rooms are available upon request. Private dining menus, room configurations, and special requests can be organized with managers over the phone or on location.

Private Party Contact:
Paul Miguez: (410) 263-1617

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lewnes' SteakHouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (62)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
Good for a Date (47)
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Romantic (45)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Notable Wine List (40)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Cozy (34)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Worth the Drive (29)
Business Meals (29)
Authentic (28)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Fun (8)
Casual (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Waterfront (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Usually Lewnes get my highest rating and so I will consider this an anomaly. More than a week before this dinner I informed the Lewnes staff that I wanted 3 lobsters more than 3 lbs each. This order was verified several times by phone. The late afternoon of the dinner reservation, I was called and told that the supplier only had 2 lobsters and that the staff had gone to a seafood market and purchased a lobster that was smaller than I had requested. At that late point and since it was a birthday gift to my wife, I agreed to accept the smaller lobster. When we arrived at the restaurant, and before the lobsters were served, the host informed me that the lobsters were molting and that they were smaller than anticipated and that he would, because of this, comp one of the lobsters over my objection. The lobsters appeared and what a disappointment! We've had lobsters at Lewnes many, many times and I can tell you that these lobsters were puny! Each of us looked at each other wondering where the over 3 lb lobsters were...one was supposed to be 3.7 lbs, the second 3.2 lbs and the recently purchased 2.5 lbs. These guys, however, could not have been larger than 2 lbs if they were that large and each only had only one claw. Now I must admit that I've never seen a molting lobster before but if, as I was told, these lobsters lose weight and get smaller during molting, then it will be the best weight lose program I've ever seen. The restaurant, we love and will always go back, but this was an amazing and totally unexpected disappointment.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Very nice Anniversary spot, we pampered and received a complimentary dessert that was delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Brought friends from out of town. Wonderful conversation with a Lewnes son. Wonderful tour of the wine cellar. Love this place. We have been in Eastport for 3 months and it is an immediate favorite.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The owners have a lot to be proud of, after all these years they still maintain a well run business. Very good service and very good food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was served lukewarm. Baked Potato was hard. We asked for hollandaise sauce on asparagus;waiter said that could be done but was not served that way. Steak was okay, not memorable. Expensive for the experience. Waiter was knowledgeable.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were there to celebrate two birthdays and we really enjoyed it, Service was great and the steak was so tender and cooked just right.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service service and service. Dinner was amazing but the service was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, People Watching, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

REALLY good food. Both my wife and I had the NY Strip Steak. Menu items sold separately which I don't like for the price you pay.
Great taste and good staff.
I only will come on special occasions because of the price.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This steakhouse was everything I had heard and everything I had hoped it would be. And outstanding dinner experience for someone visiting Annapolis or a lifelong resident alike.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Oustanding!! We had never been there but heard great things. I booked it on Open Table (as usual) and the reservation was ready on time, service was great and only surpassed by the food.

Highly recommend this place!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Waiter was great. Eric was wonderful

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent crab ball appetizer. The ribeye was as good as it gets. The potatoes lyonnaise were very tasty. Highly recommended and I have eaten at many steak restaurants across the country (Morton’s, Capital Grill, Lewinsky’s, Mcormick &Schmitts, Pappas, Ruth’s Chris, Mastro’s,etc.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Just ok in my mind. Lewnes' food does not disappoint. Our steaks were cooked to perfection...and that's what you go there for. Overall our experience was ok...not amazing for a $300 meal. We had an 8:30 reservation and we arrived at 8:00 to have a drink at the bar before our table was ready. The bartender was friendly and the drinks we good. Not amazing, but good. We had to check on our reservation at 9:00 pm where the hostess had clearly forgotten about us. We were quickly escorted to our table to try and cover the mistake. Our server, was not amazing. She was short and almost seemed bothered by us. She wasn't rude or anything, she was just not amazing for a $300 meal. We ordered and they were out of baked potatoes. I'm not sure how a steakhouse runs out of baked potatoes...but had we been seated at 8:30, we may have a had a shot at the elusive baked potato. Our food came quickly and it was quite delicious. But given the choice of many other steakhouses, I will likely choose one of those over Lewnes simply because of the overall experience. Steak is steak is steak at restaurants of this quality. The experience makes the meal and given ours here....I'm not in a hurry to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The service and food were excellent. It was a great place to celebrate our anniversary. The waitress surprised us with dessert and coffee for our anniversary.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great date night out. Didn’t feel rushed. Filet was delicious and our sever Eric, was great!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a 'sure thing' for a special occasion. service is professional and friendly. the food here is always great. don't miss the shrimp and lobster bisque. it is not always listed on the menu but they have it! steaks are perfect, however you like it...this time we also tried the greek shrimp dish. it was offered as a 'half-portion' to go with the steak. it was fantastic!

wine was great, sides were delicious, dessert was quality.

most of all we all had a wonderful, long, delicious, chatty meal with no rush.

one we will remember.

Thanks LEWNES!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Nick, our server, was excellent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 16, 2017

worst waitstaff I have ever experienced! explained nothing on the menu resulting in one of our party ordering something she never would have ordered, never came back to our table to check on drink refills but was really quick about giving us the bill & kept coming back to see if we were ready to pay yet

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Service was excellent, Patty is extremely professional. Steak was perfect and my wife’s crab cakes could not have been better. Owners have to be proud.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent. Always excellent! A wonderful steakhouse...

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

WOW! Fabulous food, service was great. Waitress was extremely helpful with navigating the wine list with us!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Lewnes' never fails to disappoint. The food and wine were outstanding as usual. Our server was very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Have always had a wonderful experience here, our server was less than friendly this time around, although the food was superb as always. Great for an occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A special place...waitstaff AMAZING...always attentive...engaging...even owners son stopped by our group and spoke to us about their farm-to-table venture awesome! Meat lovers paradise!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We thought from some of the other reviews this would be a go to place. The ambience and staff were great but it was the food....prime steak should be awesome but medium rare means a little brown on the outside not blood red and cool in the center. It was barely brown. My medium was almost well done. Don’t order the hash browns I think they come from a bag in the freezer! Mushrooms were great.
Very few wines by the glass and really.......bottles of wine from $500-$2500. Too many other Steakhouse to try this again. Good luck.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was my second visit and I was so glad to go back! The service is top-notch and the staff go out of their way to make sure the experience is a positive one. The complementary onion bread is great and the steaks are fantastic!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We usually save Lewnes for special celebrations, but this time it was just for dinner with friends and it was special as always. The filets were perfect.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our food was just delicious. Nick, our server, was wonderful and made the evening special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food, great service, comfortable seating, and a great place or an occasion or date. Would recommend

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We love Lewnes and spend many special occasions here. It’s perfect for dinner at any time and has the best steak we’ve ever eaten. Drinks, appetizers, and desserts are all fantastic too. We will continue to eat here for years to come & I have recommended Lewnes to any friends or family who visit Annapolis.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food was excellent-wine list well priced and varied-Steak and Veal chop cooked as ordered-
Complimentary dessert for birthday celebration- no rush environment with comfortable roomy seating in booths. Chatted with fellow dinners in booth across aisle- not intrusive-great camaraderie in the dining room.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Like a delicious throwback to the Gordon Geckko-era, Lewnes' still does traditional steak house fare better than anyone in Annapolis. Wedge salad with blue cheese and bacon, rib-eyes cooked to perfection and delicious spuds. You can work out and eat healthy later, right?

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic steak. Professional service. Order the ribeye.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overall, a good experience. My porterhouse was undercooked (asked for medium well, came out barely rare) and when I asked for it to be put back on the grill, it came back burnt on the edges and overcooked in the filet portion. My wife's salmon was also undercooked, although she didn't ask for it to get sent back. Service was great though. Very nice environment and ambience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food, exceptional service in a lovely, cozy setting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Lewnes' SteakHouse is by-far-and-away the best steak house in the Annapolis area. The food is always perfectly prepared and pleasingly presented. The very knowledgeable wait-staff are attentive without being intrusive. We have had dinner here on several occasions and it has always been a great evening whether we were just going out for dinner or a special event.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Poor service. Tough steak. Hard pressed to return.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Highly recommmended but disappointing. Steak was purple and cold in the Center (I asked for medium rare) and when it came back it was cooked unevenly: medium to well on one side, rare on the other. For that kind of money you want your meat prepared correctly

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner for my sons 18th birthday

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