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Lewnes Steakhouse

401 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2503
+1 410-263-1617
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good12%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
401 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2503
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite steak house in MD. Ribeye is done perfectly, wait staff is incredibly knowledgeable. Service was excellent as well

Thank John C
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

John, we're so proud to be your favorite steakhouse, thank you for the kind words. Your satisfaction is our priority and serving you again would be our pleasure. Best, Sam Lewnes

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to take my elderly mother to Lewnes's for a special treat, but parking near the restaurant can be a challenge. While idling my car on a side street when I could not find a parking space, I called Lewnes's and asked for help....More

Thank Celeste C
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad we could get you two a tasty meal, Celeste -- thank you for the kind words on everything! It's wonderful we could help you find parking and then offer a perfectly-cooked meal, and I really appreciate you taking a moment to let...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a reservation and had on business attire but were walked past a non-full, pretty dining area to a vacant part of the restaurant, where we ate alone. This made our night very uncomfortable. My friend order a filet and I ordered sides, which...More

1  Thank HappyTraveler1202
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

While our seating is based solely on a rotation that ensures our servers are able to provide excellent service to every party, we're always willing to accommodate any special seating requests -- please don't hesitate to let our team know if you'd prefer a different...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you come to a steak house, you expect good meat....Here at Lewnes, you get better!!!! We had 3 different dishes each cooked to a different cooking styles...rare plus, medium, and medium rare....Each was perfection. The side dishes are prepared family style or half of...More

Thank Sharyn D
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, Sharyn, it's such a treat to read just what you enjoyed here -- I'm glad everything could hit the spot! It's always nice to hear that everything was cooked to perfection, and I'm so glad the service was just as impressive. Hope we'll see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried to get into Boatyard Bar & Grill across the street, but had a 45 minute wait, so we took a chance to went into Lewnes. We sat at the bar and had a lovely dinner with elegant food that was cooked to perfection....More

Thank DivaTJ
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed everything! I'm glad our bar staff did such a great job taking care of you, and it's great to know that your crab cake made such an impression. Thanks so much for taking a chance on us...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Some of these reviews have been good, others not so good. It is a function of what you are looking for. this is a restaurant that has been there for a long time. It is patronized by locals, is quiet, personal or boisterous if you...More

Thank GaryKA
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us, Gary! We take pride in our menu, so I'm glad your group saw many things on it that caught their interest. It sounds like you ordered some great dishes -- the lamb chops is...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

This place probably has the best steaks in Annapolis. A cozy atmosphere with friendly servers at your beckoned call. Looking for a place to entertain that special person or for a very special occasion, look no further.

Thank Dexter F
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Dexter, thank you so much for the kind words about our steaks! We're truly excited to see that you love our service, food, and ambiance. We can't wait to host you again. Best, Sam Lewnes

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This family run steakhouse combines great food, great service with a fantastic wine list. It's like if Smith and Wollensky was run by people who really cared rather than by corporate types. No offense to corporate types but there is an intimacy that a family...More

Thank SeanMarblehead
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

SeanMarblehead, thank you for the kind words about our food, service, and wine! It's our pleasure to offer the best of all three in the Annapolis area -- we hope to see you again. Best, Sam Lewnes

Reviewed 17 April 2017

i just don't get why people are so crazy about Lewnes. I have been here at least 5 times. it never invites us back and the only reason we go is because we go for a family member's birthday many years. the dinner service IS,...More

Thank walton56
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

walton56, we are genuinely sorry that you didn't receive excellent service at the bar. That isn't like us at all, and this is a situation we don't take lightly. With that being said, we're disappointed to see that you aren't a big fan of our...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The most incredible steak we enjoyed in the US. The whole dining experience was fantastic. Cannot recommend enough.

Thank Funnyman99
Sam L, Manager at Lewnes Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

That's some high praise, and I really appreciate the kind words! Thanks so much for dining with us -- I hope we'll have the chance to serve you again sometime if you're ever back in the area. Best, Sam Lewnes

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25 April 2017|
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Response from Roadwarrior098 | Reviewed this property |
They are excellent!
George N
29 June 2016|
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Response from hgarrab | Reviewed this property |
I didn't take notice to be honest as we went to just have steak. I'm sure they have non meat items on the menu. I would not recommend their sides though as they were greasy and over cooked.
21 June 2015|
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Response from Jean L | Reviewed this property |
Casual should be fine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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 4th 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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