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Annapolis area - celebration dinner

jboeke Jul 7, 2011 07:04 AM

My brother lives in Annapolis (near the waterfront) and recently got a significant promotion at work. I life in Atlanta and can't take him out to dinner to celebrate, so I wanted to send him a gift certificate for a local restaurant so he and his wife can go out, on me. There's not a whole lot on Annapolis on this board, but I was considering Severn Inn because of the posts about the view. I've sent them gift cards for Chart House in the past (because they got married there), but would prefer to give a new restaurant this time. Any other ideas?

Severn Inn
1993 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21409

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    katecm RE: jboeke Jul 7, 2011 08:54 AM

    I haven't been in a while so others would have to chime in, but I used to love Harry Browne's, plus it's right in town.

    Harry Browne's
    66 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401

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      dining with doc RE: jboeke Jul 7, 2011 09:04 AM

      Lewnes' Steak house in Annapolis is a locally owned steakhouse with superb steaks and seafood. IMHO, obvious choice!

      1. ktmoomau RE: jboeke Jul 7, 2011 09:06 AM

        I would pick Lewne's- steak house, dark wood, good steaks, O'Leary's- best upscale seafood in the area IMHO, nice upscale atmosphere, definitely a celebration place or Rockfish- also good seafood, not quite as upscale, but still nice.

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          laststandchili RE: jboeke Jul 7, 2011 09:28 AM

          Lewnes is my first thought as well.

          1. jboeke RE: jboeke Jul 7, 2011 11:47 AM

            Sounds like concensus is for Lewnes! Thanks for the suggestion!

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              dining with doc RE: jboeke Jul 8, 2011 07:50 PM


            2. jboeke RE: jboeke Jul 25, 2011 12:42 PM

              I just wanted to tie out with all the folks who offered Lewnes' as a suggestion because they were so helpful. The man who answered the phone never balked at my request to purchase a gift card via phone. He got all my information correct on the first time, had no problem mailing it to my brother, and even wrote a congratulatory note from me to be included. I was very impressed with the service they gave on an atypical request, and I imagine it will continue at that same level when my brother and his wife dine there soon. Thanks!

              Lewnes' Steakhouse
              401 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403

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                ktmoomau RE: jboeke Jul 25, 2011 05:27 PM

                So glad they helped you out well.

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                  bordeauxfan RE: ktmoomau Jul 25, 2011 11:17 PM

                  Yes, Paul and the Lewnes staff handle celebration dinners very well. In fact we're celebrating my Dad's 90th birthday there this week!

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                  laststandchili RE: jboeke Jul 26, 2011 06:13 AM

                  They're a tiny bastion of old school elegance in a town that leans heavily toward being excessively casual.

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