What's Up? Annapolis Magazine - 2004
Voted Best of Annapolis : Best Steak & Best Wine List
superlatives are non-stop for the fare at Lewnes Steakhouse. The
cuts are tender, cooked to perfection, and unanimously praised as
"the best we've ever had." The surroundings are classy,
the service is excellent-in short, it's worth the splurge".
Voted Best Steak
"It’s hard to call a place unpretentious
that serves 24-ounce T-bones, three-pound lobsters and $1,000 magnums
of wine. But Lewnes’ Steakhouse, formerly a neighborhood diner,
combines small-town charm - dark oak walls and old pictures of Annapolis
- with the flavor of a top-dollar steakhouse".
"Tucked on the corner of 4th Street
and Severn Avenue in Eastport, Lewnes’ serves Bay Weekly readers’
choice for best steak".
"Across the harbor from the historic district
lies this nonglamorous steak house that looks like someone's old
shingled dwelling. You'll be surprised to find inside a small and
charming restaurant with dark woods and booths separating tables
and dining areas. Operating for more than 60 years, Lewnes' offers
a diverse menu that stars US Prime beef, the best-quality beef available.
Appetizers feature primarily seafood, but the main menu focuses
on steak, from NY strip sirloin and filet mignon to ribeye and Porterhouse.
Otherwise, find lamb and veal chops, chicken, lobster and crabcakes,
plus much more".
"Serious steak-lovers will get their fill at
this Eastport restaurant. The portions are huge - one porterhouse
weighs 48 ounces - and the succulent cuts of U.S. Prime steak are
all delicious and tender enough to cut with a fork. Lewnes' won
the top spot for food in Zagat Surveys 2001 listing of regional
restaurants, marking the first time an Annapolis restaurant has
been ranked No. 1 by the prestigious guide. The family-owned Lewnes’
dining room, with cozy booths, cream-colored walls and dark green
carpeting, makes a perfect place for celebrating a special occasion.
While Lewnes' claim to fame is its steak, the restaurant also serves
excellent Maine lobster, veal chops, crab cakes, salmon, tuna, chicken
and sauteed shrimp".