Lantern Thai Kitchen
Lantern Thai Kitchen

Lantern Thai Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lanternthai.com/
  • Phone: 2127772770
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Executive Chef: Siripat Khaenkarn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Contact us to make arrangements for off-site catering or special gatherings. We can custom-design a menu for your particular needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Kevin 2127772770

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 18th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Lantern Thai Kitchen
At Lantern, the colors, flavors, aromas and images of Thailand come to life in a cosmopolitan, yet intimate and comfortable setting. A full bar with weekly specials complement an outstanding selection of both traditional and innovative Thai dishes. Our weekly specials emphasize the flavors and cooking techniques of Southeast Asia, but regularly incorporate ingredients and preparations from around the world. We offer carefully selected, yet affordable, wines and 2-for-1 wine or beer specials Monday-Wednesday. Join us at Happy Hour from 4:00pm-6:00pm and receive 15% off food and 2-for-1 drinks. We also make every effort to accommodate large groups throughout the week.
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Lantern Thai Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (6)fit for foodies (5)great for outdoor dining (4)romantic (3)special occasion (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Nice dinner
    PhillyinNYC
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I went to Lantern Thai with 3 other people and they all loved the food. I did not think it was anything overly-special but it was good. I tend to like my food spicier, but we had other people at the table who do not like spice and we were all sharing. We got the drunken noodles with shrimp, pad Thai with chicken, massaman curry with chicken, and Rama sauce with beef. The drunken noodles were the best dish of the night. The pad Thai was pretty standard, nothing exciting. The other two dishes were good. THe guys at the table were thrilled to find out the place is on seamless. Dinner for 4 with one drink each was pretty reasonable as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The apps here were really great, but the entrees were not amazing. It was hit or miss for each of our guests. I wouldn't go back but it wasn't an awful meal
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food & service were just so-so
    AlexT
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was decent but not great. Food was so-so. Ambiance in the evening was very nice with warm lighting and a centrally located dry tree with hanging lights. Well located.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thai Food Fanatic
    AWESOME
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This place is an amazing place to eat at, at any time of the day! Go with a date or with a friend, the ambiance is great. Not too much or too little. Just right. Tried the green tea pad thai since it was unique on the menu. It had my taste buds on a roll! & their duck torilla wraps were savory and just on point! I never enjoyed duck as much as I did here! Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bravo Again
    Michaelj
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I never had a bad meal here. Everything is always great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    reji
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We ordered a number of dishes and went family-style (group of 8), and not a single item was disappointing. Great selection of menu items, and the everything was priced well (including the bar).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good
    Michaelj
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I can't say enough how much I love this restaurant plus the fact that it's just a few blocks from my apartment. They have a full bar, great food and a wonderful staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Sensational
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food was great. Service was attentive. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 56 reviews are from the Lantern Thai Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Always Good
    Michaelj
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    It's nice when your favorite Thai restaurant is a few blocks from home. I'm here quite frequently.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, moderate prices
    2ChainzVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Good meal at a decent price. Bottles of wine for $24 and entrees for $10. Good selection of cocktails.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall a good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My friends were late for the reservation I made, thus my table was given away after 15 minutes. It took a while for them to seat us but once were seated everything was fine. I had cocktails at the bar which were okay but not great. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal! I had the duck tortilla wrap for appetizer. It was very good and hit the spot. My main course was lantern's fried rice with chicken. It was a good portion and delicious. Overall I had a good experience here and I would come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The fish is on the money and the Shrimp Pad Thai was great too. The drink I order was a little heavy in the alcohol and really light in the Pineapple juice but overall experience was good. The waiters were great!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great! Recommend this restaurant!
    DininDiva
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    The drinks are awesome! Had the avocado tofu appetizer (don't like avocado but decided to try it anyway) it was amazing! Really liked the atmosphere. Didn't have to sit terribly close to the people next to us like a lot of other restaurants which was nice. It was also smaller than I expected but great for a date night or even a small bday dinner. The food, drinks and atmosphere was great! Definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighborhood spot
    LDNYCVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was a bit greasy but a few more inventive offerings than some standard Thai restaurants. Also, seemed to have some nice steamed fish offerings, curries and vegetarian options. Nice decor and boisterous ambience. Good drink specials.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but a bit too cold
    MSRL
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food but a bit too cold and noicy in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant location was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The restaurant location was great, on the corner of 2nd/18th, very easily accessible. The restaurant itself is nicely set up and very easy for big groups to go to. The food was excellent, no complaints in that regard. Their service, very very poor. They didn't have small plates to split up the food family style, so the table space was very limited. Always looking for a waiter to get extra utensils or napkins as they had a tendency to disappear off the table. Just be prepared for weaker service but worth it for the food and the fact that it can easily accomodate a bigger group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appetizers!!!
    OhPoptart
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    The Crispy Duck Wrap for the appetizer was PHENOMENAL I felt like I was melting when I took my first bite. Scrumptious! If you're up in the air about appetizers.. CHOOSE THAT ONE!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a try
    Jilz
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Our appetizers were mediocre at best, but the main meal (combination of curries, pad thai and drunken noodles) was all quite good. The drinks were also pretty good. The staff was a bit slow at times, but friendly and accommodating. Ambiance was nice, and the restaurant was smaller than I had expected. This place is definitely worth trying, but skip the disappointing appetizers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok
    firstimer11
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    It was an OK dining experience, the food was good and all at a decent price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly surprised
    DCAmateurChefVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Definitely enjoyed my time here catching up with tfriends. We ate outside, but the interior was beautifully decorated. Food was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good
    Michaelj
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    I'm here often. It's a great restaurant for Thai food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience...good food
    Julie
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Small and cozy place with indoor and outdoor dining. Food was great at a reasonable price with decent size portions. Attentive servers...my water glass was constantly refilled unlike other places where I literally have to flag someone down. Also the great part was that it was not noisy so me and my friends could hold a conversation without raising our voice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for a last minute date!
    BlkMarELLElyn
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    Went here on Sunday night, we must have just missed the dinner rush. It was around 845pm, only a few other couples around. Nice decor, attentive but NOT overly attentive staff. Romantic, you and your date can have a conversation without feeling rushed out. The food was great, overall great experience! Only down side is its a bit out of the way but in the warmer months its a great walk.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Michaelj
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    I've been here many times and when I was looking for a place to celebrate my birthday I thought of Lantern Thai Kitchen. It was even better that I discovered they were on Open Table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    The food was delicious. My pomegranate martini was delicious. I enjoyed the appetizers. Great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • i never made it in.I made
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    i never made it in.I made a reservation online when I came in for seating the kitchen was closed.why have a reservation for 10:45 pm when their kitchen was already closed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great little find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    Food is EXCELENT!! always love going to this place, and you can't beat their happy hour deals!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Please be aware of this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Please be aware of this restaurant that would not record your open table points and wrongfully accuse customers for not honoring the dinning appointment. Period.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you're there on a cool
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    If you're there on a cool day, the wind whips thru the place every time the door opens. Very unpleasant. Lunch special includes tuna sashimi which is great, special duck main course was not so great. Will go back though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was absolutely delicious
    LFish
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Food was absolutely delicious and came out straight away. HOWEVER...the staff DISAPPEARS after they bring the food. Our dining experience was wonderful BUT only because the food was amazing and we had no where to be after.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try to Place for Good Thai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Good food. Great ambiance. It would have been even more awesome if the waitress was a little less rude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were greeted and our tale
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    We were greeted and our tale for 8 was ready upon walk-in. It was an early reservation so we were surprised to hear they were out of rice noodles. A staple in Thai food. They forgot my husbands entree all together so his dinner arrived 15 minutes later than everybody else
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good, better than
    HighhallVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Food was good, better than Spice, which we visit regularly. My only complaints - noise level was a little high (we were there on a crowded Sat night) and they brought our entrees while we were still eating our appetizers. I'd definitely go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I found Latern Thai while
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    I found Latern Thai while being stuck in traffic due to "Sandy". At first the place looks like an upscale Thai restaurant, but when we sat down it had an very friendly yet classy ambiance. The food was awesome! If you are in town this is a must! Love the MANGO SALAD!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great. Service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2012
    Food was great. Service was prompt. Very welcoming environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went to find a nearby food
    MainEaterVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Went to find a nearby food spot in the area. Good food not empty. Try it and add to this experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice for a Birthday Party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Lantern Thai Kitchen is pretty good. The food can be a little hit or miss with the Entrees. The edamame and crispy squid starters were great though. Was able to easily accommodate a party of 13. Probably could have fit 16. Entrees came out over 5 minutes, which is typical with large parties. Starters were prompt. Dessert wasn't superb, but that's not the main draw of the place. Drinks were reasonably priced, but avoid the Black Dragon unless you love ginger.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We kinda got there late I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    We kinda got there late I didn't realize how slow it was on the weekend i thought it would be really busy but it wasn't It was nice over all. The food was good the portions were smaller in comparison to the lantern in Brooklyn that i went to a coupling of days before. I enjoyed my birthday
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Their cocktails are too die
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    Their cocktails are too die for! Cheap but excellent food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was really good and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    The food was really good and their cocktails are to die for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate