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Lewnes Steakhouse

401 Fourth St, Annapolis, MD 21403-2503
+1 410-263-1617
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Ranked #29 of 298 restaurants in Annapolis
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Price range: $50 - $50
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Severn Avenue
Transit: Water taxis drop off and pick up at the end of fourth street, less than a half block from the restaurants location.
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!
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English first
Catonsville
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

On a friend's recommendation we journeyed from Baltimore to Annapolis to dine at Lewnes Steakhouse. It was quiet there on a Monday - lots of diners at the bar and a sprinkling of folks in the dining room. You don't get the waterfront view of Annapolis, but the booths are comfy with their high back leather benches and we were... More

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

I'm so pleased that you really enjoyed your first visit with us! Thanks for letting me know what you thought of the many dishes that you tried, and I'm glad that you were impressed with the service, too. Hope you'll be able to return to explore even more of our menu in the future! All the best, Sam Lewnes, Manager More

Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We chose to dine here on our tenth anniversary. The food was amazing. The very best steak that I've ever had, and I love steak! Mine was melt in your mouth kind of amazing. Wait staff was friendly and professional. We had an amazing experience and can not wait to go back. Thank you for being part of our big... More

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

Thanks so much for visiting us for such a special occasion! It's wonderful to hear that you were impressed with everything from the steak to the waitstaff. Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary, and we hope you'll be back to visit us in the future! Take care, Sam Lewnes, Manager More

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stopped in for dinner last Saturday. Overall it was very good. Staff was very friendly and we enjoyed the atmosphere. I ordered the filet and mashed potatoes, both amazing. My dinner partner ordered the chicken and another potato side dish, we split the filet and chicken to share. My only negative comment would be how dry & flavorless the... More

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

Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us last weekend! You certainly made some great choices from the menu, and I look forward to your next visit to our place. Your comments on the chicken will be kept in mind when looking for improvements, and I wish you the best until your future meal with us! All the... More

Spring Church, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Have been to Lewnes numerous times over the past 19+ years and have noticed a decline in the quality of their steaks. On our last visit,my favorite (the NY Strip Sirloin) was a big disappointment... tasteless and tough (and over cooked). My guests also commented on the quality and preparation. All steaks were ordered medium rare but cooked medium and... More

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

Many thanks for your visits over the years. I'm very sorry to hear that your recent visit was a disappointment, and I'll certainly keep your comments in mind when looking for ways to improve. We've been in business since 1921, and we love maintaining traditions, as well as adjusting to be our best along the way. Thanks for reaching out,... More

London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We didn't plan to eat here on our last night in the USA, but we just sort of followed another couple in, and were so glad we did, it was just the place for something a bit special. Our ribeye steaks were cooked perfectly and were delicious as were the vegetables. We couldn't fault the food or the service, a... More

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

Sounds like we sent you off with a bang! It was a pleasure to make you feel welcome, Jayne. Thanks for making us a part of your trip, and keep us in mind next time you're in the States! Cheers, Sam Lewnes, Manager More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Recommended by a friend and Tripadvisors high rating. Unfortunately - my porterhouse was a poor cut of meat, with no char or even a grill mark. Worst expensive steak I've ever had. The rib eye was a bit better- but was not on bone. Excessive amount of butter. Sides were OK and the pecan pie was nice - not too... More

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

I'm very disappointed to read that you weren't impressed, JT. Thanks for reaching out about your visit -- customer feedback is helpful to know where we can look for improvement. I know we've got what it takes to impress you in the future, and I hope you'll consider returning. Take care, Sam Lewnes, Manager More

Boca Raton, Florida
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Our group of 6 went to the restaurant on a recommendation of some people at the marina we are staying at. All guests are steak eaters from across the US so their experience has a lot of background. As the captain of the yacht, I talked it up from what I had heard. Regretfully, the experience matched up more with... More

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

I wish we could've wowed you on your visit, Steve. Thanks for reaching out about your experience -- it's helpful to hear from guests. I appreciate you visiting, and I hope you'll consider returning for a much improved meal. As a small business that's been open since 1921, we know we've got what it takes to impress you! Sincerely, Sam... More

Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Lewnes! I had a prime rib that was cooked to my specifications and was perfect! The filet was wonderful as well. I think they use a house dry rub that is delicious. The side dishes, asparagus, mashed potatoes, and mushrooms were fresh, tasted home cooked and were delicious. The cocktails, a Beefeater martini was... More

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

It's delightful to read your review! Thanks for your kind words on everything from the Prime Rib to our well-informed staff. Looking forward to having you back the next time you're thinking about having steak for dinner! Best wishes, Sam Lewnes, Manager More

Selbyville, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Stopped for dinner on my way to the eastern shore to get out of traffic. Best pit stop ever! Fabulous ribeye and Greek salad is delicious. Worth seeking out for a great meal.

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

Glad to hear we could provide you with such a pleasant put stop! Thanks for the kind words on your order, and I can't wait to have you back the next time you're around our area. Take care, Sam Lewnes, Manager More

Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Wish your steaks were dry-aged. They were good but quality is just ok....wished you offered some Wagyu varieties as well. Wet aging doesn't give that deep beef flavor. Atmosphere is very nice. Need more variety of bourbons and whiskeys...thanks for the Midleton though.

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

Thanks for reaching out about your visit. I'm glad to hear that you were pleased with the Midleton, and the feedback on the food is appreciated as well. However, we want to give you that excellent experience that you're looking for, and I hope you'll consider returning for a flavorful meal with us soon! All the best, Sam Lewnes, Manager More

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