Year in and year out, Lana Restaurant has remained a reliable choice for fine neighborhood dining. Chef/owner John Ondo’s eclectic menu takes its inspiration from around the Mediterranean. Spicy Spanish-style bacalao soup appears alongside lamb spanakopita and splendid gnocchi ai funghi. The daily risotto is always reliable, and Ondo’s duo of duck breast and leg confit and pan-roasted Basque-style chicken are impressive regulars on his ever-shifting menu. Lana is a great spot for happy hour, too, with a good wine list and a tapas menu boasting lamb kefta, potato croquettes, and roasted shrimp with feta and spicy tomato sauce. The stylish atmosphere and spot-on service keeps Lana the insider’s pick for an excellent downtown meal. —Robert Moss
Dish (Summer 2015)
Chef John Ondo's Mediterranean-inspired meals are simultaneously elegant and comforting. "Lana is one of the hidden gems in Charleston's rich dining world" —Robert Moss.
Features: Online Reservations, Lunch, Dinner
Hours: Lunch (Mon.-Fri.) & Dinner (Mon.-Sat.). Closed Sun.
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 5pm-7pm: $1.75 domestics, $2.75 imports, $2.50 glasses of wine, $2.50 well liquor. No corkage fees Mon.-Thurs.
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 5pm-7pm: $2.50 drafts, $3 featured wines, $3 house liquors, no corkage fees Mon-Wed. Tapas available.