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Lana Restaurant & Bar

210 Rutledge Ave. (Cannon St.) Send to Phone
843-720-8899 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A sophisticated "urban pioneer" setting is the backdrop for equally sophisticated Italian fare.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Lana Restaurant & Bar, Charleston, SC

Lana Restaurant & Bar Restaurant Review

: Inviting without giving up an ounce of cool, Lana’s contemporary style depends on edgy black and white art working against concrete floors and shiny wood trim. The menu unfolds a veritable sensations tour, from tangy to savory, and from spicy to calm succulent flavors that are unexpected and never overwrought. The Mediterranean salad combines artichoke hearts, red peppers and a piquant vinaigrette, while main dishes include boscaiola, a generous, simple arrangement of house-made wide-ribbon pasta with a sauce of cream, mushrooms, pancetta, roasted garlic and sage. Half a seared duck breast and leg confit are served with braised cabbage and pumpkin gnocchi. Chef John Ondo’s crème brûlée is full of vanilla flavor and properly finished. For nibbling, a tapas menu draws from Italian and Spanish influences. Educated and friendly service and an approachable 90-bottle global wine list round out the offerings.

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I Really Wanted To Like It But.......
by sgorsline on Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:32 am
When we first moved here a few years back one of my fondest memories was the dinner celebration we had after we closed on our house. Our realtor and his wife took us to Lana for dinner for what I must say was a very memorable meal. It's funny to think that we've never been back so when restaurant week came around we decided to make that one of our first stops.

From the get go, I should have spoken up. In what was a veritable empty restaurant we were sat at a tiny two-top along a very long banquette of other tables. Unfortunately, I didn’t.

As we started to look over our menu options imagine my surprise when the very NEXT table was sat directly next to us, and almost on top of us. Really? The mom and daughter from New Jersey were very nice, but because the acoustics in the restaurant weren’t great, with such a small crowd we felt like we had to whisper through our meal. Hardly a pleasant experience and unfortunately, it goes south rather quickly.

Fresh bread with olive oil was quickly delivered to the table. The bread was warm and house made, we thought that this would be another great Lana meal. Not so much with the great meal.

Our first course was by far our best. The Gnocchi Abruzzese, again house made, were piping hot, fluffy and topped with a spicy lamb and tomato ragu. The Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Eggplant Caponata Salsa Verde defied adjectives and I thoroughly enjoyed it - now on to our entrees.

My Pan Roasted Local Fish (Tile Fish), Fennel Tomatoes, Squash, Zucchini, Local Potatoes and Shrimp and Saffron broth was just okay. Although the fish was cooked very nicely, the items that accompanied the fish were cold. When we flagged someone down to get a warmer version, they were happy to help but the “redoâ€
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