Lana Restaurant & Bar
Lana Restaurant & Bar

Lana Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lanarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8437208899x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: John Ondo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let us create a special event catered around your personal taste.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cannon
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking for Lana customers is now available across the street on Rutledge in the Holy Communion Church lot 5 p.m.-12 a.m. Attendant is on duty during these hours.


    There is also Ample street parking is available along Rutledge Avenue and Cannon Street.
A word from Lana Restaurant & Bar
Cozy and sophisticated Lana Restaurant & Bar offers old world cuisine with local and sustainable ingredients. Chef owned and operated Lana is off the beaten path and a local favorite. In house cured meats and pates, house made gnocchi Lana has garnered local regional and national acclaim.The freshest ingredients are delivered daily by local farmers and fisherman. Join us for lunch or dinner we look forward to serving you.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Lana Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (77)fit for foodies (57)romantic (40)special occasion (34)notable wine list (18)great for lunch (17)good for groups (14)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Nice place failed food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Recommended by friends it's a lovely spot with great vibe and look. Unfortunately I let waitstaff tl me into a ribeye over the fish special. Ordered medium came olmost cold. Sent it back with predictable results. My wife's meal was excellent however so willing to give it another try
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Service
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My fiance and I had dinner here recently and the food was fabulous as always but the service was truly exceptional. It was a wonderful evening. They have a prix fixe menu with 3 courses for 33 dollars in addition to their regular menu, and it is a great deal. This restaurant has been a local favorite of ours for years!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    ByronVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The best restaurant in Charleston. Always perfect in every aspect. Thanks Lana
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great surprise
    DebT
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our first visit to Lana's and definitely won't be our last because the food was delicious with obvious care in it's preparation. I had pappardelle bolognese which was mouth watering and a delicious house salad and my husband had a ribeye with a ridiculous amount of great French fries. We both loved our meals and can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grandforksgal
    JRTerrior
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Lana is a hidden Jem. Nice quiet but active ambience. Nice for conversation,staff well versed on menu. Nice set menu. Food was creative and very good,,flavorful, interesting combinations of flavors. Parking across street helpful in busy neighborhood. Would definitely go again and take friends. For a evening of conversation, good wine and food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    edirose
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food is outstanding, every time I have been. Fresh ingredients and creative combinations make it a favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    coateddi
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    we arrived in charleston with no idea of where to go for dinner so turned to open table & selected Lana as closest to our hotel. we were delightfully surprised to find inventive delicious cuisine. The antipasta was fantastic as was everything else. Go there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lana's is my favorite restaurant
    TABB
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Lana's food can't be beat! My favorite is the house salad and the pappardelle Bolognese. Even when my family visit they request that we go to Lana's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • timeout
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We found the meal to be very tastefully presented. The salad and vegetables were very fresh and cooked just right. The main meal was cooked perfectly and we ended with empty plates. The scallops were wonderful and the duck was tender and tasty. We hadn't been to Lana's for a while - our mistake. We will return soon. Wish I had room for dessert but alas we'll have to wait till next time. Also the service was friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most Pleasant Restaurant
    2pages
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This restaurant is exceptional in every category except parking is a challenge. The appetizers and entrees were all wonderful and offered great selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a work group lunch here and the food and service were great! We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outstanding restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great place for a large party, service was outstanding and menu had something for everyone, food well prepared
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Go
    ChasFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Best duck in Chas. Don't skip the deserts, especially the Pannacatta. The chef is top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LUNCH AT LANA
    BillVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    THE SALAD AND PASTA I HAD WAS VERY GOOD THE SANDWICH 3 OTHERS HAD OK ONLY AND THE SALMON WAS GOOD. GOOD FOR LUNCH BUT NOT THE FIRST CHOICE OF MY WIFE AND I
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening!
    Beach4me
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This was our 1st time at your restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The mussels in spicy sauce were awesome, everything arrived hot. Great bread, olive oil and no one in our party of 8 was disappointed. We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GoodEats
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Enjoyed dinner for 4 on a busy Saturday evening in a lovely restaurant with really good food and service. Kelly was charming, friendly and helpful. Prices were reasonable (not cheap). Will make a point to return again soon. Bread was late in arriving to the table and we received the wrong check, but these issues were easily dealt with and did not prevent us from having a wonderful dine-out experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food great but....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The food is amazing but pricey. Waiving the corkage fee weekdays makes this a great spot for a week night dinner option with out having "week-end date night" prices. The servers however don't seem pleased when you show up with your own wine. Management needs to address this.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Understated gem
    2locals
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Lana's is a relatively unheralded gem. We are neighborhood regulars and often take friends there and invariably everyone is absolutely delighted with all aspects of the establishment. The food, the service, the friendly atmosphere, all are outstanding and perfectly reliable. As far as we are concerned, Lana is one of the best restaurants in Charleston for good dining in an unpretentious setting. In a city where vaunted new restaurants seem to pop up on a regular basis, Lana is a sure bet that never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    JCX3
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Booked on line at the last minute. We got the last table and while service was a little slow at first, the staff was great and the food was awesome. The duck was some of the best I ever had. 1/2 off wine Wednesday was a nice surprise as well. Would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    TABB
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Lanas restaurant is the BEST! Food is fantastic, atmosphere is great and the service is wonderful. Very consistent - we've never had a bad meal there..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for lunch
    CallaWassie
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    A wonderful and diverse lunch menu brought us back for our second visit. Glad to have our same helpful waiter Sam as well. Over all , a great experience...We'll be back again and hopefully have dinner next time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for a Change.
    Ermkid
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Did not find Lana's to be your typical Charleston "foodie" place. Good food by all means. Seems to be a more local people establishment, which is nice for a change.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for Dinner
    Ronnie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Went here for dinner with 2 other people. Was served quickly, appetizers were good, calamari was light and fresh, the cheese plate was good too but needed some crackers or bread to accompany it. Entrees were good, enjoyed everything. The service was very good but our waiter seemed a bit aloof, like he was going through the motion of being interested in what we wanted. He was very disengaged, which made it feel a little awkward. Chef came out with our entrees which was nice. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Neighborhod Gem!
    Secondtimeacharm
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Great food, outstanding service, great waiter with total understanding of menu! A must visit in Charleston! Kelly was our server and was terrific! In all my years of dining out he rates as one of the best! Very interesting and thought out menu! Food was prepared perfectly and served at correct temperature! We were a party of five and began with a calamari app- which was very tasty! Restaurant sits on a busy street in a neighborhood a little run down but didn't take away from a great culinary experience! Had the best mixed vodka gimlet ever made with fresh squeezed lime in it! Don't forget to order desserts! Making reservation through Open Table was very convenient and accommodating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A not-to-miss local gem!
    localdiner
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Upon recommendation we tried and were very happy with our decision to visit Lana. Food and service were great - will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well managed restaurant
    wasabi
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Lovely restaurant, excellent service. Great presentation. Were able to make an eight p.m. show without feeling rushed. Server was the best. Menu offered selections that helped us compose a healthy but not too heavy meal. 5 stars for ingredients, technique and presentation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The chicken dinner with the potato croquettes is consistent every time I have ordered it--seasonal veggies always great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Molly
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Lana is always excellent. The Spoleto lunch menu was filling and delicious, especially the soups. Service is always professional and unobtrusive and the chef is often out and about the dining room.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprise in Charleston
    WJP1
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    This restaurant is not listed in any of the Charleston books, found it online and it got great reviews. On the outside it looks like a small simple restaurant but once you enter the front door it is another story. The atmosphere is wonderful. Very intimate. The hostess was very friendly and our waitress, Stephanie, was amazing. The wine list was great and we asked Stephanie for suggestions (we love to try different wines). I told her I usually drink a dry Chardonnay and she asked us if we were game to try a wine she has just discovered herself so we said sure. She brought us a sample and we loved it.(Pinot Biano) The food was amazing, each course was obviously individually prepared just for you. Probably our best meal in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I think that this just might be my favorite restaurant in Charleston. The flavors are rich, subtle, and sophisticated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HappyCamper
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Lana during the Spoleto Festival. Service was warm and attentive and the food excellent. They featured locally sourced items on their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Once again an excellent meal at Lana. Attentive but unobtrusive service from Paul, meals delivered by chef John. Don't come to Charleston without dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Now I know what "neighborhood gem"
    MyFoodieSideVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    What a find! Lana is on the corner of Rutledge and Cannon. On a Wednesday evening in May, we sat at a window table and watched a neighborhood enjoy a warm and pleasant evening: couples on colorful bikes, families with strollers, mature couples ambling down the street, groups of young folks. The menu is a joy for those who like creative veggie options, as well as more traditional offerings. The service is personal, expert, and completely comfortable. It is a small restaurant - perfect for an intimate dinner for two, as well as groups of colleagues and young families.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Party of 2 .. dinner during Spoleto
    NativeCharlestonguy
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Everything was very tasty. Short ribs were so tender and very nice portions. Will be going back and recommended highly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time - won't be the last
    opentablevipVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We have a second home in Charleston and our daughter lives in Charleston, so we are in town quite often. We had been meaning to try Lana for some time but had never gotten around to it until recently. The food is excellent, and we will definitely be back. In a city with so many good restaurants, Lana is definitely a standout. The service was not formal but very professional. The dining room is nice but not stuffy. The prices are very good for the quality of the food. We will definitely add Lana to our list of regular places to dine in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Time Around
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Took out of town company to Lana this weekend after enjoying a great meal in March for a b-day celebration. Food did not dissapoint. We all enjoyed our dinners: pasta putanessca, fish nicoise, pork scaloppini with polenta. Desserts sampled were the gelato trio and lemon tart w/raspberry coolis. Very good. Homemade bread and dipping oil was delish. More veggies would have made it perfect. The protein portions were ample. Off the beaten path, but a real gem in Charleston...and on street parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Stellar Service
    CharlestonResidentVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    They are welcoming and attentive. The food is delicious and it's neat that they offer half-size portions for those who don't want to be wasteful!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    luvchsfood
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    A big group of people was set next to us and we ended up moving tables bc the guy next to my husband was practically in his lap. No parking around the restaurant. Good food though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Enjoyable
    LowcountryFoodie
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Dinner at Lana is always a very enjoyable experience. While not the most exciting in Charleston, the food and atmosphere are very consistent and it is nice to be able to eat somewhere with a neighborhood vibe on occasion with all of the new "hot spots" popping up on the food scene in Charleston. We ate there Friday of The Citadel, College of Charleston, and Charleston Law graduations (as well as mother's day) and while it stayed busy the entire time, the staff did an excellent job of keeping pace and it never felt too crowded. Will definitely be back again and again!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor management
    WineandDine
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Food was incredible. Dinner was ruined, however, after our plates were cleared and we were finishing our wine and the chef and servers took out water glasses as we drinking them, took our napkins, and hovered over us with new place settings in order to hurry is.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate