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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Lana Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (74)fit for foodies (58)romantic (41)special occasion (37)notable wine list (18)good for groups (17)great for lunch (16)hot spot (8)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Always Good!
    ADL2013VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I've been a fan of Lana since it first opened and my last experience reinforces my opinion. The food is always great and so is the service! My favorite appetizer is always the lamb spanakopita. From there, I usually choose the seafood special. They have an excellent selection. It's quiet so you can hear yourself talk. What I did not know until I left is that they have a parking area that I have been unaware of which makes it really convenient for parking as well. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent soup but...
    Cpdpk
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Excellent bacon veggie soup but down hill from there. One side dish in edible. Main was ok, nothing special. Chef needs to watch seasoning and not to overcook fish.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NOM!
    WestsideDiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food, killer service, reasonable prices. I hadn't eaten at Lana since around the time they opened, roughly 7 years ago? I'm kicking myself for so many missed years of great dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening...
    Foodee
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was delicious, the menu creative, the service attentive and friendly, the chef gracious, attentive, and generous. A perfect evening. I will certainly go back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Repeat Customer
    SatisfiedCustomer
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is probably the 8th time I have ate at this restaurant. I am never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food snobby service
    Traveler
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We ate at Lana's while on vacation on the recommendation of hotel staff. The food was excellent unfortunately this was offset by a waiter that treated us as if lanas was a private club and we were not members.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    joyatiop
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in Charleston. Always great food served creatively. Chef Ondo is on site, cooking and making sure you are happy. The Mediterranean style food is excellent but won't break your budget. Now parking available across the street (after 5 p.m.) makes eating here very easy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    David
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food and service were fantastic. We split a dinner (there is a small charge) and they brought our appetizer and entrée on separate plates. Very nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find off the beaten path
    Pdsnyder123
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Lana's has stood the test of time and that says a lot in charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, good food
    MayorJasp
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience. We all agree the gnocchi first course on your Restaurant Week menu should be an entree! Our server was excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always very good
    debpod
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Lana is our go-to, quasi high end stand by. If the location were a little more convenient, we would definitely go more often. The food is excellent, the staff is always knowledgeable and friendly, and the dining room is nice but comfortable. I have been for dinner and lunch, but are great options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely
    jwgjr
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    small, charming and magnificent food, great prices....allowed to bring your own bottle of wine in (corkage fee applies) we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    Ernie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Being a Charleston native this was not my first visit to Lana. In my opinion, one of the finest, most consistent restaurants in city of great restaurants. Never been disappointed. The food is always amazing. My only regret is not getting here as often as I'd like!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well kept secret
    proudmami
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Charleston Restaurant Week menu gave great options. The waitstaff was pleasant, courteous and attentive, the atmosphere charming and the food simply delicious. Conveniently located at the corner of Rutledge and Cannon, Lana doesn't get the attention it deserves. Grilled shrimp was perfectly prepared as was the tender short ribs, and the panna cotta was simply divine! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great choice for our group
    jksreviews
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were a party of 5, and we went during Restaurant Week. They had wonderful options on the 3 for $30 menu which was a great value. The first course gnocchi was excellent as was the pork tenderloin entree and the panna cotta with dried fig dessert. We had more than one wait person, but the manager was one of them. She was hilarious and delightful! Would probably go back just to see her, but the food was very good also and we enjoyed the lively atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
    coateddiVIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate