Jane Bistro & Bar

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Jane Bistro & Bar, voted Favorite New Restaurant AND Favorite New Chef , is the perfect place for friends and family to gather. Delicious food, creative cocktails and interesting beer and wines are served in an urban coastal comfort, inside and out. Join the Jane Family to celebrate lowcountry living in style!
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We went to taco and tequilla Tuesday, hoping for a special take on the theme given the great on-line reviews and the creative descriptions on the rest of the menu. Instead we got a mediocre, high-throughput experience. The food was "Who can't do this?", drinks took forever, and they were out of the coconut cake--the most mentioned dessert in reviews and pictured on the website. Really?

h
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Second time to Jane Bistro. We enjoyed dinner there a year ago so came back for lunch. We had a reservation but were greeted with “ there will be a 15-20 min wait. We then mentioned we had a reservation and there was an empty table for 2 sitting right next to the door so she sat us.It was not set so we waited for that.
I ordered coffee but waitress came back and said they had run out of coffee filters, so I said ware was fine. Waitress muttered something about management not listening to her as she just wore a white t-shirt which was the waitress garb. She came back later and asked what kind of coffee did I want as the manager was making it with a makeshift filter but I declined.
My wife ordered shrimp and grits but received a shrimp salad. The order was redone and comped.
I got grill cheese, said no to bacon but there was bacon on it at a $2 markup.
So all in all not a great visit. My wife enjoyed her shrimp and grits. My grilled cheese was on bread that was neither toasted or untoasted, not sure what they were trying to do.

WS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very satisfied wide variety on menu. Huge amount of shrimp with my pasta dish.

j
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We sat outside. Atmosphere was lovely and the weather was perfect for outside dining.
[Inside is small and loud.]
Food was great. Salmon was perfectly cooked and the pasta with shrimp was wonderful. Adam was our waiter. We love his Hungarian accent and he couldn’t have been more polite and accommodating. He was a new waiter though, and it was busy so it took a little longer than usual for our checks to come.....and to get our to go boxes.
But on the whole, it was a very nice experience.
Thanks Adam.

BB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great night at Jane. This was the first time we ate outdoors and it was lovely, especially when it got darker and all the little lights appeared. I loved my pecan chicken as usual, and my husband thought the steak was more flavorful than a filet he had elsewhere during the week. Cynthia appeared to be responsible for the entire outdoor area and did a great job. She was very busy but efficient and pleasant. This is fast becoming our favorite restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome service

j
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice setting, good food. It took longer than expected for a lunch. We stopped on our way out of town and waited for periods of time. Server was very nice and food was tasty!

h
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very very slow. Took well over 2 hours for a burger dinner.

KC
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 1st time eating here and we loved it!
Will definitely be back!
Food and service was outstanding!

OT
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful Fresh food . Burger night was awesome, and a great deal. Great service. We will return again.

NY
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I had lunch with a friend who ordered the Orchard Salad and enjoyed it. I ordered the Greek Salad and the quality was poor. The chicken was overcooked and dry and the greens were not fresh. I am a local; this is my second visit to Jane Bistro and it will be my last.

d
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! Great staff! I will be going back!

WV
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We were seated right away and ordered a cocktail. The waitress was friendly and helpful. We ordered dinner and waited and waited and waited. Those around us who arrived after we did and ordered after we did received their meals. Still no one came to
Our table. Eventually the entrees were delivered and we were told the server made a mistake and our food was sent to another table. The salad was delivered well after the entree and I refused to accept it. When the waitress reappeared - note she was serving 2 tables beside us - I asked her to be sure to take the salad charge off of the check. Someone else brought our check - with the salad on it and NO adjustment. When the waitress came back I asked that the charge be removed. Everyone makes mistakes but I was very disappointed in management. We did not receive an apology or clear explanation as to why we waited over an hour for our food. Just an ‘We are sorry about the inconvenience’ would have gone a long way. We were extremely disappointed in a highly recommended restaurant.

ET
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

JE
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have a nice dinner, date night, etc. The food is always good and the people are excellent. We will certainly be back again and again.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always. Service was fantastic. Have eaten at Jane’s many times and it always a first class experience.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Very under staffed. Waited for a table.. not enough menus... couldn’t get table settings...... waited a long time for food..... menu descriptions were not at all what we got with two of the four meals ordered..... very disappointed

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was great but service was sluggish. 2hr dining experience for 2 people. Waited at least 10 minutes even to check in for reservation. Table service was friendly but excruciatingly slow.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious!

C
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Not as good as in the past. Remembered it as very good and innovative food. Now it was just OK.

RL
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Some of the food was undercooked and gave a upset stomach for several hours.

G
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant atmosphere and server was very attentive! The chef came out and spoke with us about the meal preparation and we were impressed!

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice selection of food for brunch. Will definitely go again.

TK
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jane’s Sunday Brunch is our favorite on HHI. I brought 5 of my friends that were here for a girls weekend and they LOVED it! The variety is always perfect and everything is so fresh. Thank you to Jane’s Bistro for the perfect ending to a wonderful weekend!

HH
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food at Janes is consistently good. Dishes came out hot and flavorful. As is common on the island, being short staffed put a kink in our experience. Our waiter was new at serving, cordial and eager to please, though overwhelmed. Having to wait 30 minutes for water and even longer for two drinks from the bar was a bit extreme, and had our party losing their patience. Hopefully next time the service will be as good as the food.

DF
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I always love this restaurant. However, it was burger night and even though they got my husbands’s burger perfect at medium they could not get me a medium after two tries. His was a tall burger. Mine flatter which explains why it kept coming out well done. I gave up. Server Maggie was excellent. She gave it her best shot.

MB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We've eaten at Jane several times but this last time was awful. We were seated and waiting over 15 minutes to be greeted. My children's food came out 15 minutes before mine. When mine did come out it was wrong. I waited over 15 minutes for it to be corrected only to have the food basically tossed on the table by I'm assuming the Chef. No one was apologetic. Extremely disappointed. Will not return.

D
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The fried green tomatoes were great. The salmon was very good and the couscous was excellent. My husband had the steak, which wasn’t a very good cut of meat and chewy. The frittes were quite good.
We wouldn’t go there for dinner again because there are a lot of better places, but we might return there for lunch.

RB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and atmosphere are excellent. Highly recommennded to all.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good but service left A LOT to be desired!! Perhaps understaffed!!???

N
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress “Z”’was tremendous! Easy to talk with and very attentive!

JS
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Based on reviews it was a bit disappointing- hostess was not attentive or even polite . Adam had a rough time today. The selections were odd, no sliders and buffet took a long to me to be replenished. Out of coffee. Need to tighten this up or Jane will be dropping fast in the ranks...

J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food very good. Service indifferent, as if they couldn’t care less if we were there or not. I asked for coffee, they only had decaf—at 11:30 in the morning during brunch service. If you’re out of regular, run next door to Kroger and buy some!! My pet peeve with buffets is when they don’t offer you clean silverware at least once during the meal. They didn’t here.
None of the items on buffet had signs explaining what the items were or what ingredients were in them. Very difficult for someone with food allergies. I asked why they didn’t have signs; one of the food runners said, “because the items are different every single week.” I guess it’s too much of an effort for them to figure out how to efficiently print or hand-write signs for some of the more complex items.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always an enjoyable experience.

DK
Pittsburgh
110 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Scott waited on us. Did a good job.
Fried green tomato salad, sautéed garlic shrimp was very good. We were a party of 4. Our dishes included pork chops, salmon, crab cake, pasta everything was good Israeli couscous was very good.

WB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thursday is “Burger night” and we all enjoyed our hamburgers. We made a reservation but probably didn’t need one for a 6:00 arrival. The bartender was very helpful and our waitress was excellent.

JR
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining there; certain to return.

OT
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Slow service

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I want to preface my review by saying we were there a day before the island was evacuated for the hurricane. We went for brunch and the food was good, but I

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