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Lana Restaurant & Bar
Lana Restaurant & Bar

Lana Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lanarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (843) 720-8899
  • 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: Mediterranean, American
  • 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), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let us create a special event catered around your personal taste.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cannon
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This restaurant is exceptional in every category except parking is a challenge. The appetizers and entrees were all wonderful and offered great selections."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had a work group lunch here and the food and service were great! We'll go back."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great place for a large party, service was outstanding and menu had something for everyone, food well prepared"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Best duck in Chas. Don't skip the deserts, especially the Pannacatta. The chef is top notch!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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"
    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.."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Upon recommendation we tried and were very happy with our decision to visit Lana. Food and service were great - will definitely go back!"
    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. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The chicken dinner with the potato croquettes is consistent every time I have ordered it--seasonal veggies always great"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I think that this just might be my favorite restaurant in Charleston. The flavors are rich, subtle, and sophisticated. "
    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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Everything was very tasty. Short ribs were so tender and very nice portions. Will be going back and recommended highly."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "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. "
    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. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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!! "
    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. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Love the scallop and lamb spanikopita appetizer. The ribeye steak was so juicy and amazing. I tasted the duck, and I don't usually eat game, but it was very good too!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We have visited Lana many times in the last few years and this trip was a little disappointing. It was very quiet with just a few tables occupied and the service was fine but the food was just OK. It lacked flair and the imagination that made Lana an exceptional place to dine."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We hadn't been to Lana's in quite a while, probably a few years and were so happy that the food was as good if not better then we remembered it. We will be going much more often."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I have eaten at Lana's a number of times. The food and service is always excellent. It is also an excellent value for the quality and quantity of food. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "First ate there once for lunch and that was fine. Had not been before and a friend who knew. had made reservation. Lunch was good. Then friends in town had been recommended Lana by hotel concierge so we met them there for dinner ...it was a lovely meal, food was excellent and had no complaints. Walked away and said to my husband, wow, first time I have no negative comment since living in charleston where the emphasis on southern food sometimes is a little overwhelming. We are from Europe and have not been weaned on southern food. Lived in Brussels, and Montreal and are spoiled for amazing and superbly prepared food. Second dinner with daughter in town also equally great two days later. Will return for sure."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The food was great and server attentive and knew the menu well. I had the 3 course, fixed price meal and it was a great value. It is a small place with tables close together so the noise level is high and your neighbors can hear your conversation. Not a problem for me, but some may find it too noisy."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We love Lana's! The service is outstanding and the food is mind blowing. Not much else to add. It's a must go!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014