Jane Bistro & Bar

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$30 and under
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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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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed our meal although cheese not necessary on fries .

SC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent night out. Clean place great food. Good value

AM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Another great experience at Jane’s a couple of days ago. This time, we managed to get there right in time for dinner - after a long drive from our home state. There was Fish & Chips night and we went for it! Ms. Anne, the hostess, was welcoming and pleasant. The restaurant was busy as usual. Ms. Anne found a good table for us, and we were greeted by our friendly and smiling waiter, Alex, soon after we were seated. We were hungry and exhausted, and happy to be able to place an order right away. Food was there shortly, and let me tell you - that was EXACTLY what we needed that night! We both loved the tartar sauce - chunky, fresh and rich in flavors! The creamy and colorful coleslaw was an excellent pairing to shoe string potato chips, and fish - big juicy pieces of cod in delicate batter - everything was cooked to perfection! Now, wait! Could that become any better? Apparently at Jane’s, it could! They saw on the profile, my husband just had his birthday (we did not have a chance to celebrate as we were traveling to HHI for the past 17 hours) and Ms Anne personally wished him a happy birthday and next thing we saw, Alex approaching the table with the smile and the generous wedge of their famous coconut cake - oh soooo moist and delicious! What a nice and thoughtful gesture it was! We loved our dinner, the dessert, and the service!
On the island with so many great food offering, it is all about those small things we experience at Jane’s that make us come back there every time we are back at HHI!
P.S. We are heading back tomorrow - for Sunday brunch! :)

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always! Our favorite place on the island!!!

R
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fresh and delicious. Obviously one of the best spots on the usland

AM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The Sunday brunch selections were excellent and very tasty. I would give Jane 5 stars except for two reasons: The service was only fair as we had to wait quite a while before we were approached even for water. The other reason is the price of $22 per person. I think that is a reasonable price for adults but certainly not for children. My 9yo grandson ate some of the most expensive scrambled eggs and ice cream that I have ever encountered. Prices should be lowered for those under 12.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Sunday brunch. The food is always good, but the Sunday brunch is a treat with something a bit different every week. Also a great value in an area where dining out can get a bit pricey.

Y
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fish and Chips special on Friday was ok if u took breading off of fish
Salads good
Wine tad pricy by the glass

I
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant on the island. The food is always fabulous. All their food is a really good value but especially the daily specials. My favorites are the Wednesday Fried Chicken and Saturday steak.

SD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location, excellent service and great food. Winning combination

SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent place with lovely food and great service, would recommend it to anyone.

PV
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Normally one of our favorite restaurants...but recently the food has arrived almost cold with very few customers in restaurant.

W
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all respect. Went for sunday brunch.
We will come back

NY
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good.
Service was very friendly but extremely poor.
The hostess didn’t seat us because the kitchen was backed up. 20 min later I asked if we could sit (the entire restaurant was at 50% capacity) and she said she was ready, that she “didn’t know where we went.” I told her previously we’d be at the bar and there was LITERALLY nobody else waiting for a table. While at the bar the bartender made my drink but never gave it to me (I finally reached for it assuming she didn’t disappear to put a garnish on it). Our waiter was very nice but continued to apologize that our food wasn’t coming out. This place has all the potential of being a hot spot but management is SORELY lacking.

NH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. The house made salad dressings are fantastic.

JK
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Janes is an excellent restaurant. The food is delicious and the service top notch. We have eaten here several times and it never waivers from its. One of our favorites!

ML
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Sunday brunch. We have dined at Jane multiple times always find the food and service to be *+.

FD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Adam made the night. We’ll be back. Food is full of flavors. Rich and satisfying. Chicken needs work - suggested sous vide for perfect breasts every time. Thanks for a great night.

JA
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great,service very slow.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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 on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

j
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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 on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome service

j
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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

KC
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

NY
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

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
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

WV
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

JE
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food3service2ambience4

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
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

C
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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