Level Small Plates Lounge

4.5
1908 reviews
$30 and under
American
Level was established as a locals first atmosphere with welcoming attitudes to all. The cocktails are all handcrafted with fresh juices, mixes, and garnishes. One of the many things that makes us unique is our ability and commitment to source as many fresh ingredients locally from the State of Maryland and surrounding markets. We are dedicated to supporting the area small businesses, watermen, farmers, and the environment on a local and global level. Our small plates style of dining encourages this sense of community and sharing. Level is located on the second block of West Street known as the Arts District.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1908 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipPMEK
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This is one of the most consistent venues in the area. Food & Service always top notch. Creative menu!

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PaulaJ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

My experience was positive for the most part. We wanted to request regular ketchup for the delicious fries we ordered, but our waitress was MIA. We polished off the fries nonetheless. The Brussel sprouts did not disappoint. Good experience overall.

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RHD12
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience3

Food good...when we got it. (They forgot half our orders & dessert, and server never acknowledged or seemed to care).
Nice atmosphere. Lots of options for plates. Maybe it was just an off night

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vipjessicahillvt
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the service excellent, it's quaint and somehow still vibrant, great place for nye dinner, or anytime! Especially loved the pork belly and the gnocchi that was served with the scallops

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JohnB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It was our first visit back in a couple of years and we were once again pleased. We often look at the menu and my wife is sometimes challenged by the offerings, but we always enjoy when we do dine there.

A couple of comments, about the visit, it was a little chilly in the side room until some of the tables started to fill up. Also, we had ordered the Lamb Skewers and they somehow got lost in the shuffle. We will have to try them again next time!!

What we did have was outstanding!! Pork Belly Bites, the Fig Flatbread, the Bon Mah Shrimp to name a few.

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EllenG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful way to enjoy New Years Eve! Signature cocktail, tuna tartare, scallops and sirloin were delicious.

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RebeccaG
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Our Christmas Eve dining experience was so disappointing - both the food and service. It’s a shame, we’ve enjoyed dining here for years, but we won’t return.

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Kitty6521
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great fun for special occasions

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Gleason
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went early, very quiet. Food and drinks were delicious.

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vipParsrok
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Visited two days before Xmas eve. I sat in an area that had a new waiter. The bartender, who has waited on us before, was very attentive and ensured we were not neglected. The food is always good and while a little pricy I do not leave hungry. This is in downtown Annapolis so it is more a local place for those who work in the area. I like the idea of dining on small portions and having the ability to mix and match. This is in my normal rotation of restaurants to frequent.

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vipWayFoodie
Baltimore
69 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

We’ve been here many times and generally enjoy Level. This particular night, we were celebrating a birthday, and they were slammed with 2 holiday parties. Service was stressed. Noise was nearly unbearable…could not hear my friend across the table. We eventually relocated to the bar, which ironically was quieter. Several of our small plates, were tiny plates. The butternut squash was not cooked all the way. Shared feedback with staff and still charged for a dish was partly inedible. Cocktails are excellent.

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ThursdayDateNights
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was very tasty and each dish had a unique quality to it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every dish was delicious

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John86
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Noisy party on second floor that filtered down to first floor making conversation difficult.
Staff was short staffed. Did the best they could do.
Food was delicious!
Will we go back? Of course. Nice place.

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justinw
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful meal

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RebecaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was good. Great service, which is hard to find these days.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I wish this had lived up to expectations. We may try again. We arrived at 4 with our reservation to see a line forming outside. We were seated immediately, though, and told that there was a private party for 80 people upstairs. This might have impacted our meal, which is why we may give it another try. My "Getting Figgy With It" cocktail was delicious. We moved on to the Fig, Brie and Prosciutto Flatbread, which also exploded with taste. Sadly, it was downhill from there. My next course was the Scallops and Risotto. I firmly believe that the chef completely forgot to season the risotto as it was doughy and had no taste, but ensuring a mushroom with each bite of risotto did help quite a bit. The scallops themselves were perfect. My partner ordered the shrimp and grits, which was very late in coming out. We asked where it was, and we were told they were just beginning to plate it. When it arrived, the grits were cold under the warm sauce - not a pleasant sensation. I've seen shrimp and grits served tails on and tails off. This was served tails on. As I said, we'll probably give it another try, but we have certainly lowered our expectations.

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9dhc
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First-time visitors. A fun & lively place. Kara helped us with great advice & table service. DELICIOUS food & drink. 2-hours later we took the 3-minute stroll to Rams Head for their 8:00 pm show.

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OnceinlovewithAmy
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Service was great! Cocktails were excellent! But the kitchen is heavy handed in spicing up every dish and the lamb was disappointing, too tough.

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JonP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was great. The tuna tartar seemed to be lacking some flavor. It normally has soy sauce that was missing this time.

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vipTomC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent drinks and very good food.

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GravyD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Nice but music was too loud. All the diners had to speak loudly to be heard over the music which just compounded the problem. Was hard to hear people at my table. Felt like we were shouting the whole time.

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odracir
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I have been to Level several times and had always been satisfied. This time, the food did not impress. The meat charcuterie board did not bring any bread and the meats selection was odd. My wife ordered the duck risotto and, to my question on how it was, she said "it tastes like chicken pot pie". I tried it and found it bland (strange, given that duck has such a distinctive flavor). I had the scallops, which were served with "gnocchi"; however, the scallops were small and had no particular sauce or seasoning and the gnocchi reminded me of fluffy, bland hush poppies. The drinks were great and so was the ambiance. The food, however, was far from what I expected based on my previous visits and the price tag.

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vipFuntimes
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great selections - something for everyone! Special craft drinks too!

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Ttate8
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We love level and continue to frequent the restaurant on special occasions, we even had our rehearsal dinner here years ago. We have not been in a while, I planned a dinner for my husband for his birthday. The food usually amazing, I just don’t feel like you get much for the price. We ended up spending $200 and some things just missed the mark, which was not our experience in the past.

The lamb skewers were chewy and just not good!
The med plate came with 1 single pita with a dish of olive tapenade and beet hummus spread thin across the tray. There was a decent amount of the spread but ONE pita for 4 people and not only did it take 10 minutes to get another one, but they had the audacity to charge for it.

The garlic fries are way better than the old bay ones they serve now and the size has clearly gotten smaller for that dish. The salads are $11 and are subpar at best(don’t bother ordering). That was a major disappointment.

The only thing that was really great was the seasonal slider and the tacos were good. Overall, we were content with our experience but wouldn’t say blown away by any one thing like we had been in the past. I probably will try a new restaurant over Level for our next special occasion due to this experience.

Staff was nice and attentive, but we came for the food and the standard is high for us. Something is just different now and we did not enjoy it anywhere close to the way we used to.

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vipdeenaj
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service staff, food, and craft cocktails. The bar staff are cool ladies - poise and grace!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great birthday dinner! Like many restaurants, they were short staffed, but they made sure to tell us which made the experience much better! Food was awesome and cocktails were even better!

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Lainey50
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We have eaten there several throughout the years. It is clean, quiet early in the back room for dining and catching up with people. Food is good+. Interesting drinks, good wine choice. Attentive wait staff. It gets noisier as it gets busier..

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vipKimC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious!! Loved the way we were able to order a lot of different things rather than having to choose just one. Great service, too!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pre concert dining

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vipFuntimes
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed dinner there with my husband on Halloween evening. Yummy fall menu.

Level Small Plates Lounge
Responded on 3 November 2021

Glad you enjoyed dining with us. We had fun also dressing up!

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Maryland
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Very loud. Food was good and drink selection very good.

Level Small Plates Lounge
Responded on 3 November 2021

Thank you for dining with us! Please join us again. We are happy to seat you somewhere in the restaurant that may be a little quieter. You can note that on your OpenTable reservation for the hostess.

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vipMiriamN
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our group went to Level for the first time for an early Saturday dinner. We found the food and the service to be excellent and we would definitely make a return visit. The server gave us good recommendations, among them the brussels sprouts, shrimp and grits, and tuna tartare. It happened that we were there on Halloween weekend and the wait staff had a bit of a competition going for best costume, adding to the friendly vibe of the restaurant. The noise level was getting pretty high about the time we were leaving, so it might not be the best place for an intimate conversation!

Level Small Plates Lounge
Responded on 3 November 2021

Thank you for dining with us! Please join us again. We are happy to seat you somewhere in the restaurant that may be a little quieter. You can note that on your OpenTable reservation for the hostess.

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bb21
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One word- AMAZING!!!

Level Small Plates Lounge
Responded on 3 November 2021

We love your one word! Thank you so much.

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WendyF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Level is one of our go-to places in Annapolis for special occasions. This time it was celebrating our son's birthday. Food as always was fantastic - roasted squash and lamb skewers were stand outs. Tried the warm apple cider cocktail - was okay but probably would stick to a known cocktail next time. Service was friendly and checked in regularly. Only complaint was we were seated upstairs next to a large private party which was loud and felt strange. We had reservations so not sure why we seemed to get such poor seating. Will still go again as we love the food.

Level Small Plates Lounge
Responded on 3 November 2021

Hi Wendy! Thank you much for the feedback. We are happy to seat you somewhere in the restaurant that may be a little quieter next time. You can note that on your OpenTable reservation for the hostess. We appreciate you dining with us.

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VickyH
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was fantastic and flavorful. Service was lacking. We dined on a Thursday. The establishment was comfortably full not overly busy. Our server was slow and non-attentive to our needs. The manager was very understanding and attentive. He was proactive to resolving our concerns without hassle. Overall our experience was good. Reservations were made online effortlessly. The establishment and hostess greeting were very pleasant. The quality of the food was excellent from the flavor to the display. Compliments to the chief! The only thing lacking was the quality of service from our waiter. Regardless, we will be looking forward to our next dinning experience and this review should NOT discourage others from enjoying Levels.

Level Small Plates Lounge
Responded on 3 November 2021

Hi Vicky! The service issue has been addressed. Yes, our manager, Randall, is wonderful. Thank you so much for the feedback and we hope you join us again soon!

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JPBecker
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for our anniversary dinner. What a lovely spot. Staff was friendly and helpful. The menu was eclectic and had options for people who meat and those that don’t. Love the shareable concept of the menu. You get to try a bunch of different items and not over indulge on one thing. Would recommend! Drinks were awesome there too!

Level Small Plates Lounge
Responded on 3 November 2021

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for joining us.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience1

Food was good, but too noisy to carry on a conversation!

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NeilJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meal!

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You can order delivery directly from Level Small Plates Lounge using the Order Online button. Level Small Plates Lounge also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 268-0003.

Level Small Plates Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 1908 OpenTable diners.

Level Small Plates Lounge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/level-lounge-llc/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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