100 Best Restaurants 2008: Lewnes' Steakhouse
No. 96: Lewnes' Steakhouse
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Cynthia Hacinli, Dave McIntyre
Comments () | Published January 1, 2008

Lewnes' Steakhouse
Address: 401 Fourth Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-263-1617
Neighborhood: Annapolis
Cuisines: Steaks, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 5 to 10, Friday and Saturday 5 to 10:30, Sunday 4 to 10.
Price Range: Expensive
Dress: Upscale Casual
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended

Cuisine: An old-fashioned steakhouse in thrall to a new phenomenon: wet-aging. Purists may scoff, but these well-marbled, well-crusted slabs of meat make up for a loss of nuttiness with juiciness and savor.

Mood: More like a neighborhood tavern than a steakhouse, this corner restaurant just across the Spa Creek Bridge in Eastport overflows with backslapping locals and bonhomie.

Best for: A steak dinner without the usual trappings—or money traps.

Best dishes: Porterhouse; New York strip; Lyonnaise potatoes sprinkled with paprika; creamed spinach; Key-lime pie.

Insider tips: Load up on the sides, which are reasonably priced—$5.95 for a plate of creamed spinach—and big enough for two to share. And the restaurant’s private reserve of wines will reward diners who want to drink as well as they eat.

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