Level Small Plates Lounge

4.6
1519 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Tapas
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Gastro Pub
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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
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Phone number
(410) 268-0003
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Matt Singer
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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.
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Private Party Contact
Devon Glaccum: (410) 268-0003
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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.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Calvert
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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.
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Public Transit
Annapolis City Transit Bus Stop on corner of 69 West street & calvert street.
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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
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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
What 1519 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I have come here often and was upset that I reserved it was a birthday and even told my waiter when we sat down . I mentioned it was my husbands bday. I got the check and asked if you guys do anything for it and he said well we do but you closed out its to late. I must of just looked at him and then he said well I can do a banana cake. So I didn't even get options what he could
Have on his bday and then forgot about it. Never had this happen anywhere .

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant.Real food . Great quality price . We didn’t had such a great dinner in a restaurant for a long time. We will remember this night and Annapolis !

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t
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

First time visitors. Waiter was helpful on ordering. Rib dish was disappointing.

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B
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

After passing by this restaurant many times over the years, we finally decided to eat there. The food was amazing! We had 16 small plates for four of us and every dish was unique in flavor and concept.(One does not need to get 16 plates, but we were so excited we wanted to try as many as we could!!!) Absolute favorites: Brussel sprouts, ribs, trout, chorizo dip, scallops, tuna tartar, hanger steak, duck, lamb meatballs.The menu changes, but try whatever appeals to you.

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food and service was great, but we were screaming at each other to be heard across the table. When dinner was over and we went out to the street, the quiet was such a relief. Everything was great except the noise level.

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P
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good service and the small plates just right to try different dishes

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TK
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Over the years, Level has become a go to favorite for craft cocktails, creative-damn good food and cool service providers.
For the latest visit my wife (loves the gimlets) and I (fall seasonal bourbon cocktail) enjoyed a aged feta spread with roasted red peppers and harissa, warm mushrooms salad (think more sautéed mushrooms with sweet peppers and olives), linguine pesto and roasted drum with potatoes. Descent wine list and a really cool server rounded out this very pleasant experience. Can’t wait to return!

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C
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I had a fantastic dinner at Level. Our server was great at allowing us to order as we went, since it was tapas-style, and nothing disappointed!

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DM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wide variety of tapas with larger portions than in tapas restaurants. Favorites were the chorizo dip, the roasted mushroom salad, the lamb meatballs and the braised short ribs. Nice wine list with some reasonably priced choices.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The food was subpar for the price. But the drinks were great!

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a
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Level never fails to impress - the food is creative and delicious. The service is great and the cocktails - outstanding! A little noisy but not bad. It is not cheap but Annapolis has its share of dining mediocrity, and I would much prefer to pay a little extra and get something really great in return. We have been there many times and will continue to go and recommend to friends.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had excellent service and a delicious meal. The food was both appealing to the eye and taste buds! Our server was attentive and made our experience wonderful. The experience is one that lends itself to any type of evening out - a date night to out with a group of friends!

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SM
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Impeccable service as always. On a scale of 1-10, the mac n cheese is about a 12, but be aware that if you are dining alone, it will serve as your entire meal. Delicious ice cream choices from local creamery complete the meal.

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D
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Some really delicious food with only a few misses for us. We had Seafood Charcuterie (everything was really delicious including pickled fennel and beet mustard. Cured salmon (?) was a bit too salty though), Fried Brussels sprouts (huge serving for a small plate-- delicious raisin vinaigrette and creme fraiche! House bacon was great but could have used more of it for the amount of sprouts), Handcut Frenchfries (again, a huge portion, but so so good), crab and avocado bruschetta, and ricotta gnocchi. The last two were just okay, seeming to lack something the other dishes had (and certainly "small plate" sized, in contrast to the larger servings of the previous dishes). For dessert, we had cookies and milk and banana bread pudding, both of which were fantastic! Our server seemed to be a bit jaded and not too interested in being friendly, but he did his job and brought us everything we asked for.

9/10 we would dine again!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Level was previously one of our favorite spots in Annapolis. We are happy to say they are back at the top of our must go to list with the new management and menu options. Highly recommend.

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J
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

As usual, quality food created with imagination! Our server was his usual smiling, helpful and informative self - his comments on the selections are spot on!

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B
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wanted someplace new for our anniversary dinner. We love tapas & Level was a perfect fit. Great service & delicious food & drinks. Only negative was the loud, drunk couple at the next table. Will most definitely be back.

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PM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Server was phenomenal. With an 8:00 reservation headed to 9:00 show she was attentive, considerate with time, and better at crowd control (keeping our party on time) than we were. Food always excellent. Also Level allowed usto bump reservation from party of 4 to party of 8 at last minute with no hassles. Kudos to Level!

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JB
Baltimore
81 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place continues to please after regular visits. The food is creative, delicious and fun to try. We love to share all the different small plates from the snacks, veggies, land and sea categories. Service is lovely, warm and comforting. The only thing that needs improvement is the wines by the glass options. It is very limited and nothing changed from the last time we were there many months ago.

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LI
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Unique take on farm to table. Food was all good with interesting presentation. Our wait person was helpful and attentive. We sat upstairs and it was kind of loud. Hard to have a conversation across the table.

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m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

My husband and I thought the food was terrible and we are not picky eaters. The seafood charcuterie was unrecognizable as food. Even the bread was stale and inedible. We ordered 4 dishes, none of which we liked, and then went home to eat. The restaurant was so noisy, so this is not the place for a quiet meal. The wait staff was very polite, however. That was the only redeeming quality about the restaurant. Our waiter graciously removed the seafood dish from our bill without being asked. Still, it was expensive and to spend that amount of money on a terrible meal is disappointing. By the way, I have never left a negative review before so I'm not in the habit of bashing restaurants. I just can't understand how this place has received good reviews.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were here on a busy Friday night. Even though the place was joyously noisy, we had pleasant conversation, service was excellent, and everything we tried from the menu was well prepared and tasty. Great date night place.

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BG
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great place for a date but got very loud and became hard to hear each other.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

My boyfriend and I stopped in to grab dinner a few nights ago and had a very disappointing experience. Our server was very nice, however she was the highlight of the evening. We started with the spicy feta dip and it was alright, the pita had a very oily, unappealing layer to it. We also got the asparagus, gnocchi, and dish of the day (a white fish). The flavors on all three of those dishes were just awful— bitter, bland, and plain wrong. At over $10 a small plate, I expected powerful, exciting flavors. Instead I got some of the worst tasting food I’ve had in quite some time. We ended up going to one of our staple restaurants, Chris’ Charcoal Pit afterwards to fill up on food we knew would be delicious. I will definitely not be returning!

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MK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food is not what it used to be. Drinks still very good.

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S
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Level is always a go to when friends come to Annapolis. It has a warm atmosphere and excellent locally sourced food. The drink specials are always delicious too...and the staff delightful

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PM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to Level before but it has been over a year ago. This experience was at a whole different level (yep - stupid pun intended). The waiter we had was awesome, and told us there was a new chef. That change made a big difference. We had so much fun. He started by explaining some special beers and the specials. We ordered one of each. Our party of 6 sampled many things on the tasting menu. I am not sure I can remember all of the highlights, but the chorizo/pork special was indeed, special. So much flavor. We ended up ordering 2 servings. The chorizo dip was also yummy. The tuna was a BIG hit. The spicy chicken and the trout were super. Get a speciality cocktail too. These guys and gals know what they are doing. Loved it. You will too.

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v
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Our server brought out the incorrect sample of wine, we could hardly hear him speak, and he brought out our $100 bill broken instead of just bringing us the change as he said he would. The food was mediocre except for the duck, and it was all overpriced.

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Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Started with the Seafood Charcuterie. Followed with the Pork chop Cacciatorie, Brussel sprouts and Tuna tartare. Very creative menu. Enjoyed a Vodka cucumber mint drink. We both loved the Vodka gimlet. It was like drinking a key lime pie. Very reasonable meal. For dessert we enjoyed the Banana Bread Pudding snd cheesecake.

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TG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is very good here, but the plates are by no means small. Unlike at most tapas places, two of us only ordered 4 plates and couldn't come close to finishing them. The excellent Brussels sprouts, for example, were easily enough for 6 people. If you want to be able to try a lot of dishes, take a large party or plan on taking food home.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall good experience. Food portions are indeed small, but very tasty. Service was also really good. The only downside, the male host was less than welcoming upon arrival...”what can I help you with?” Really? Interesting way to greet guests. But, things got much better once we were seated. Not sure we would return.

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B
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Our four small plates provided more than enough for the two of us. Stand out dish was the mixed mushroom salad. Each of the other plates had small flaws - the cauliflower was overseasoned, the duck confit was not properly defatted, and the avocado and crab scrimped mightily on the crab. That being said, it was a pleasant meal and the staff were attentive and friendly.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow, amazing food.... nothing else needs to be said.

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RL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just had a great experience at Level. Food was marvelous service was personal and prompt and it was very reasonably priced. Would recommend.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

4 of us dined at Level, upstairs. It was great start to finish. The service was attentive but not overbearing. Each small plate was well presented and delicious. We will go back again soon. The special cauliflower was amazing, even the two protein lovers agreed.

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AP
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A perfect place for a birthday celebration. We were a group of eight and Chad made sure that a great time was had by all.

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RD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great food - delicious Brussel Sprouts and Fries...I don’t even eat lamb but the meat balls were to die for. Scallops a little weak - a smidge “smelly” which means they were not exactly fresh...great service. Cute place...just SO LOUD. Don’t go here for a romantic date or if you need to have serious conversation!

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CP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So many great dishes from which to choose and all were easily share-able. We got the beet carpaccio, the fried Brussell sprouts, grilled butcher steak, hot chicken, and the chorizo dip. For dessert, we opted for the cookies and milk, but probably should have gone with the fresh peach bread pudding, instead. The rose and pinot noir by the glass was also really nice. Our waiter was terrific, too. Very attentive, but not annoying. We were seated upstairs, where there's another full bar, so a good vibe can be found on both floors. This was a great place to eat before the show at Ram's Head, just an easy walk up West Street.

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d
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place....if you are ever in the area, you MUST go....order the level vodka gimlet-refreshing and delish. The tuna tartare was AMAZING

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DS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to Levels for holiday parties and it was wonderful. This time we brought guests from out of town and wanted something special and edgy for them to experience in our beautiful town. They got History plus edgy! Loved the salad, the pork ribs, the french fries, brussel sprouts, trout and grits and more but....can't remember it all! It was a fun time and every one enjoyed themselves. We will go back many times. Staff was very courteous!

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