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Lana Restaurant and Bar

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210 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403-5303 (Cannon)
+1 843-720-8899
Mon - Wed 18:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to miss if you aren't familiar with the area. Located on the corner of Rutledge and Cannon St. Cozy setting. Although labeled "Mediterranean" specifically, there is a variety and my favorite is the bolognese. Flavor is outstanding. Small bar area with good service. Good wine selection. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and provided some excellent recommendations. Only negative is... More 

Thank vittoriarenee
Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is not only excellent, but the atmosphere is elegant and serene. This has been my husband's favorite place because of the ambiance and menu. We always run into people we know here as well. Professionals at lunch time come here.

Thank Laura H
Arlington, Virginia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Place is relatively small, but charming. Extensive wine list. Risotto is amazing. Perfectly sized portions.

Thank megkocher
Columbia, SC
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Near MUSC, Lana is the place to go for an excellent dinner. I doubled the appetizer scallops and added the best risotto I have ever had for an excellent dinner. The service was excellent and the food superb. Lana is a must try if you are visiting Charleston.

Thank diaColumbia_SC
Greenville, North Carolina
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159 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

As others have said, it is a very nice atmosphere and the service was great. I decided to try the vegetable plate for dinner. It had a very nice selection, with cauliflower, potatoes, and much more. I enjoyed it, and some others had the chicken (looked great!) and a steak. They have a wonderful wine and cocktail selection as well.... More 

Thank jcdtraveler
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I visited Lana on an impromptu trip to Charleston last weekend. Love the cozy neighborhood feel. Service was outstanding. I ordered the Risotto of the day and it was just OK; others at the table ordered the Basque Chicken, Steak and they were pleased.One person in our party had a food allergy and they were very accommodating and helpful. I... More 

Thank Viki C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

When i went with my family we had wonderful service and thd food was incredible. The best dishes we ordered were Mushroom Gnocchi and the Chicken Main Dish.

Thank Alayne R
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Chef/owner John Ondo has created the perfect atmosphere for escaping the tourist melee that King Street has become. Amazing food, great friendly service, affordable wines. This place has it all!

Thank Ernie B
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I was staying in the locality without a car and came up on this restaurant walking around. As I entered I was warmly greeted and shown to a table without waiting-this was really nice on a Saturday early evening.The rest of the tables besides me were booked. I was served by Rick a very friendly and helpful guy who took... More 

Thank Chris D
Wilmington, Delaware
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I went to Lana on a food tour of North King Street. We were served gnocchi in a bolognase sauce that was perfection. The chef was very friendly and accommodating.

Thank William R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403-5303
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-720-8899
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.

We also now have FREE PARKING across the street at Holy Communion Church from 5pm-12pm! You can find entrances to the lot on Rutledge or Ashley.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?