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Lewnes Steakhouse

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401 Fourth St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2503 (Severn Avenue)
Water taxis drop off and pick up at the end of fourth street, less than a half block from the restaurants location.
+1 410-263-1617
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Lewnes family has been serving fine food at this location since 1921...
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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  • 154
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best steak you'll ever have.

Lewnes knows steaks. And lobster. And Greek salad. It's not the least expensive meal you'll ever have, but it will be worth every penny. The best beef, perfectly grilled, and served by an expert waitstaff. Take your family, or take your clients, when you want a special meal that will never... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Wil003S
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Annapolis, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Lewnes knows steaks. And lobster. And Greek salad. It's not the least expensive meal you'll ever have, but it will be worth every penny. The best beef, perfectly grilled, and served by an expert waitstaff. Take your family, or take your clients, when you want a special meal that will never disappoint.

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

I'm just so happy to hear you think we're worth every penny. I'd just have to agree! Anyways, anytime you're in the mood for a special meal, we'd love to have you back. Best, Sam Lewnes More 

Annapolis, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My son surprised me with a wonderful lunch at Lewnes Steakhouse in Annapolis. The manager greeted me with a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate Mother's Day. Lewnes is only open three days a year for lunch. As usual, lunch was perfection. The best meal in town! The grilled salmon was fantastic and the steaks were perfect. I would be... More 

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

We're so happy you could celebrate Mother's Day with us! And to hear we've made your list of best meals in town just makes me so thrilled. We truly hope to have you back, whether it be in celebration of another special day or just because. Sincerely, Sam Lewnes More 

Washington DC
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Yes indeed this restaurant sets the bar for other very high! We had dinner in which I had the Filet Mignon and my wife had the Veal Chop. Both were cooked to perfection and the service was among the best I've ever experienced. We also had the Lyonnaise Potatoes and dessert which was simply superb. We will definitely be coming... More 

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

The veal chop and filet mignon are great choices! I'm so happy you and your wife had a wonderful time, and thank you so much for thinking to support our place with this stellar review. Hope to see you soon. Best, Sam Lewnes More 

01532
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Superb steaks which they are known for. Greek influence on salads and Shrimp dinner. Impressive Wine selection. Excellent service. We were seated upstairs so if stairs an issue, tell them at reservation time.

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

Jean, we're so very happy you loved our steakhouse. Thank you so much for thinking to leave us this. I'm also thrilled you loved the wine selection -- hope to see you back for more soon! Best, Sam Lewnes More 

Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here frequently on our trips to Annapolis. Until this trip I thought they had the best crab cake I had eaten as well as an excellent strip steak. But this trip there were several misses. The decor is pleasant with fairly comfortable seating. The servers wear white coats which contributes to the steak house atmosphere. And they... More 

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

Disappointing should never be the word used to describe our steakhouse, and I'm so sorry you and your wife were let down. Especially after so many wonderful visits. If there's ever any dish that's not up to our usual standards, please send it right back to the kitchen. We only want you to leave 100% happy and watery spinach and... More 

Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I’ve enjoyed a NY Strip in NY, and a KC Strip in KC, but Lewnes served the finest Filet Mignon to ever cross my lips. It took some coaxing from trusted friends to try a steakhouse amongst a sea of fresh crab joints in Maryland, but I thanked these people profusely the next day for their recommendations. Key facets of... More 

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

I cannot thank you enough for this wonderful review. It has truly made my day to hear you think of us as the best steakhouse in not just Annapolis, but the entire world. What a compliment! And thank you so much for that recommendation. I agree that the Cotes du Rhone would pair perfectly with our cuts. I will be... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We actually were hoping to eat at another favorite in town last night but they were closed for a wedding and when asked for a recommendation they sent us the Lewnes. It was excellent! Small wonderful feel to the place and they service is outstanding. 3 of our party had steaks, one had the veal chop and the other the... More 

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

Brandy! We are just so happy fate brought us together like this! I'm just so happy you enjoyed the crab cakes -- and while some may judge the choice of crab at a steakhouse, I know EXACTLY what you mean. Besides the prime rib and rib eye, that's my favorite on the menu. Anyways, we hope to see you and... More 

Greenbelt, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were seated immediately upon arriving - that was impressive - we had reservations. had to ask for wine menu almost 10 minutes after seated. 1) ordered Greek salad, plate was covered with Feta cheese, could not see the lettuce; 2) I swear the bread was microwaved because it got tough and hard less than 10 minutes after waiter seated... More 

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

Rose, I cannot apologize enough for your dinner experience. We only want to be meeting and exceeding your expectations, so it's really disappointing to know you had a bad time from the salads all the way to the desserts. I am greatly looking forward to the opportunity to apologize in person on Monday, and I hope that I can make... More 

Stevensville, Maryland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Annapolis has many great restaurants. Most of them will emphasis rightly the great seafood of the Bay. Lewnes is a steakhouse with no apologies. They have excellent seafood including giant fresh lobsters but go here and order steak. You will be pleased everytime. There are other steak house like Ruth Chris and The Chop House that are very good but... More 

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

Wow, James. This review just made my day. I'm so happy you think our steak is the best in Annapolis -- that means a lot to me and my team, especially when there are so many options in the area. Thanks for supporting local, and we hope to see you back for a ribeye and a strip very soon. Yours,... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Love this classy place especially the high back black leather chairs and the intimate bar when you walk in. They go the extra mile and I can just salivate over thinking about the slow roasted prime rib. All of the al la carte items are huge and you will definitely take home a doggie bad but it will be worth... More 

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

This is so nice to run into! Thank you. I'm so happy to hear you're still thinking of that slow roasted pork rib. It seems to have that effect on people! Anyways, we hope to have you back! Best, Sam Lewnes, Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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