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Lewnes Steakhouse

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401 Fourth St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2503 (Severn Avenue)
+1 410-263-1617
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Abingdon, Maryland
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92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were meeting with good friends who we hadn't seen in quite a while and we wanted a place with great steaks, a quiet atmosphere, comfortable seating and great service. Bingo! We had never been there before but it was perfect. We had an oversized, comfy booth with plenty of room for 4 (or even 6). Our waiter, Nick, was... More 

Thank MarylandTravelnutz
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to be Ruth Chris fans but we think that has slid a little in quality as well as increased a fair amount in price. The Lewnes steaks are fantastic. Very small bar where you actually need reservations to sit for dinner. Great for a romantic dinner as many of the tables are tucked away and pretty private. Several... More 

Thank Rick S
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this review

Rick, thanks so much for making the switch to our restaurant -- you made the right decision! It's our pleasure to serve you and, we can't wait to host you again for another romantic dinner. Best, Sam Lewnes More 

Frederick, Maryland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been to Lewnes in a few years, but we were really in the mood for steaks for Valentine's Dinner. The people who greeted us at the door, our waitress (Patti), the servers, everyone, was first class. Friendly, helpful, attentive to our needs. Our waitress, Patti, was all of the above and just a very nice person who made the... More 

Thank Kenneth F
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this review

Kenneth, thanks for letting us host you on such a romantic evening. It was our pleasure to serve you a plethora of delicious dishes, and it will be an honor to have you in again for some more fantastic food. Best, Sam Lewnes More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A local favorite. Charlie and Spiro Lewnes are legends in Annapolis. The next generation is in charge now. Best steaks; perfectly cooked. An extensive wine list. But, I would prefer more reasonably priced choices...most good bottles priced over $50 per bottle. I could recommend some at $40 price point. All in all, highly recommend Lewnes

Thank artsletters
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your continued support. We are thrilled to see that you enjoy our steaks, service, and wine list. We can't wait to host you again for another delicious meal. Best, Sam Lewnes More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By living in Annapolis, I have had the pleasure of dining here many times. I always sit at the bar which is a nice. The service at this restaurant is top notch. They have had some of the same employees for years. The food is always great. Of course being a steakhouse, the steaks are the signature dishes however they... More 

Thank mbmcdaniel
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this review

Knowing that we've had your support over these years means the world to us, thank you. We love serving this amazing community. You're right in regard to our food, we are quite proud of all our dishes, and those crab cakes are always a great option. We can't wait to serve you some delicious onion rings and french fried potatoes... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I had a reservation. When I tried to inform the hostess, we had a miscommunication for lack of hearing due to the noise at the bar right behind us which was full and lively. My husband chimed in loudly our name and reservation, and I admit it could have been taken as rude, but later told me... More 

1 Thank zd21403
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this review

This is extremely unusual and we do apologize for the miscommunication. Regardless of your husband's intention to be seated in this manner is unacceptable to us. We want to issue you a humble apology -- we will be looking into this further. Best, Sam Lewnes More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Limited menu but what they do, they do very, very well. Daughter and I thought the lump crab cocktail was superb--excellent crab. Wife loved oysters Rockefeller. We all had filets and loved them. Sides (spinach and lyonnaise potatoes) were terrific. Service excellent. Decor rather dark with old school booths.

Thank dceddy
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this review

We're really glad that you and your daughter both enjoyed your meals very much. It was our pleasure to make sure that you had a terrific time, and we can't wait to serve you both again. Best, Sam Lewnes More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a perfect day in Annapolis and planned dinner at Lewnes Steakhouse. With high expectations, we arrived early for our reservation and the hostess greeted us warmly while arranging for our table. We were seated and immediately impressed by the inviting atmosphere of the restaurant. While the service was great, the highlight of our meal was the selection of... More 

Thank EasyTraveler2000
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this review

We're so glad that you had a fantastic day in this amazing city and capped it off with a fantastic dinner with us! Knowing that we were able to meet your high expectations means the world to us -- thank you for letting us serve you. We can't wait to see you again for a delicious steak and some great... More 

Fresno, CA
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283 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We have eaten at most of the "name" steakhouses all over the country. We have NEVER had a better steak. Are the others as good, more varieties? - yeh! Better - NO! Small intimate atmosphere, great steak and wine list. We moved from Annapolis to the west coast, but whenever we are within driving distance of Annapolis we go to... More 

Thank FoodCritic89
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this review

Saying that we served you the best steak in the country means the absolute world to us -- we are flattered! Thank you so very much. Having your support means the world to us, and we genuinely cannot wait to see you again. Best, Sam Lewnes More 

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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This restaurant indeed serves very good steaks, but we also loved the oysters. The wine list offers a good selection of interesting wines. The ambiance is traditional and luxurious with separate booths for the tables. We had good service. However, the price is a little too high for the quality of the experience.

Thank Rob J
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this review

Rob, we're so glad that you loved our steaks as well as our oysters -- we take a lot of pride in both! We want to thank you for your kind words, and let you know that we would be honored to have you in again for another delicious experience. Best, Sam Lewnes More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 50
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Fourth St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2503
    (Severn Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Water taxis drop off and pick up at the end of fourth street, less than a half block from the restaurants location.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-263-1617
The Lewnes family has been serving fine food at this location since 1921. We trust that your dining experience with us will be a memorable one!

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