Jane Bistro & Bar

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$30 and under
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American
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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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

How do you run out of salad?? And 20 minutes to get a drink? Yikes.

D
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our server did not have a good night. He made several errors with our meals, especially with timing. He did apologize....

c
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday buffet brunch, with a very fresh, diverse selection of items. The presentation was excellent, with several stations to move among so you weren’t crowded. At $22 pp. it was a giod value (add bottomless mimosas for $10, if you aren’t driving). The atmosphere invites a relaxing meal and the service was attentive without being intrusive.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was nothing to write home about

F
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience was good as usual.

B
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful evening.

A
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great: the food, service, atmosphere, price, etc.!

LF
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went Monday and had the Monday night special, pasta with meatballs. We asked for bread and were given some grilled baguette pieces with a garlic butter mixture. Delicious! Meatballs were very tender and the portion size was generous. Our server was friendly and helpful answering questions.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Jane! They have the best food!!

J
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual...We are locals and Jane is one of our favorite places :)

H
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Daily specials are a very good buy. Heard Sunday brunch is terrific. Will try it at our first opportunity.

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We loved it, the best shrimp and grits but they could have been hotter ! I didn’t send them back because I didn’t want the shrimp to be over cooked! I love Jane, and have many wonderful meals there!

PM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed our meal although cheese not necessary on fries .

SC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
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
13 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
17 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
Charleston
2 reviews
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!