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Red Lantern
Red Lantern

Red Lantern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redlanternboston.com
  • Phone: (617) 262-3900
  • Hours of Operation: HOURS OF OPERATION:
    Sunday thru Wednesday:
    Bar and Lounge: 4:30pm - 12:00am
    Dining Room: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Thursday:
    Bar and Lounge: 4:30pm - 1:00am
    Dining Room: 5:00pm - 12:00am

    Friday & Saturday:
    Bar and Lounge: 4:30pm - 2:00am
    Dining Room: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Asian, Chinese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Long
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clarendon Street
  • Public Transit: Back Bay (Orange Line) and Arlington (Green Line)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for $17.00. On-street parking is also available.
A word from Red Lantern
A sophisticated, sensual Asian Restaurant and Lounge, Red Lantern features the award-winning cuisine of Chef Kevin Long (Tosca, Stars, Shrine, GEM and Empire). A diverse Asian menu includes appetizers like Wood Fired Skewers, Spicy Lettuce Wraps, Peking Raviolis and Lobster Rangoons. An extensive dinner menu includes Wood Grilled Steaks, Seafood and Chicken Specialties, Wok and Noodle Dishes. Specialty Sushi Rolls and Traditional Sushi is prepared fresh to order. With a capacity of 300, Red Lantern features an open kitchen, sushi counter, wok station, oversized tables, a community table and private dining room for up to 40 guests. Stunning decor and exceptional cuisine come together to bring you on a culinary journey like no other.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Diner Reviews
  • "Honestly one of the best deals in Boston. The sushi choices are delicious, big portions, and they come out quick. My friends and I destroyed more rolls than we care to admit, and it was well worth feeling like a Thanksgiving turkey. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The $25 all you can eat sushi night is great. The limited choices seem disappointing at first but once you order and start eating, your stomach couldn't handle more than what's offered. Would definitely go again,"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Fun place for groups, celebrations, friendly helpful satff but slow table service,. Great menu with broad range of choices all good for sharing. Excellent sushi, lobster and fired rice and singapore noodles. Big drinks to share are over priced."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Went there for a bachelorette party and had an amazing time! Our server was great the food was excellent. Cannot wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Most of the food was very good, some of our appetizers/entrees were a little on the bland side. Our waitress was not very attentive to us and forgot one of our meals. We had to wait 25 more minutes for rice, and still charged us for it. I would come back for the sushi and calamari, they were fantastic."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Had not been here in a while. Glad we returned. Food was very good and service was outstanding ( excellent waitress). Had all appetizers and all were were prepared and very tasty. Will return"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "food is decent but expensive, didn't try drinks. would have to go for special occasion since most food can be available at regular asian restaurants for cheaper."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The appetizers are the best. Stick with them. Lettuce wraps and duck buns are delicious. Entrees are overpriced."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was good but seemed very overpriced for what was served. Dinner service was good but bar-tending staff was dressed very inappropriately seemed more interested in chatting with each other than tending bar. The ambiance was not as good as it had been in the past but I think that's because it was earlier in the evening than when I was there the last time. It seems as though it's a better ambiance at night. I do enjoy the decor of the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great food, certainly great ambiance, even interesting drink menu. But the atmosphere when we went on early Sunday night was rough. One of the hostesses was more than a bit disinterested when she told the other in front of us that (about the Sunday shift) "this is gonna suck". No check in from the waitress, had to chase her down for the bill then again to ring it up. It really made it feel like they were clearly unhappy to be there. Also I had booked the reservation and noted that it was a special occasion to the restaurant, I had just got engaged, and no one asked about it whatsoever and sat us in the least private table in the place. It's not necessary but it would've been nice. Went from special to awkward chore waiting to leave."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had excellent service here. Our waitress was fantastic, attentive, answering all questions, even showing us what items on the menu looked like when we were unsure. When I was in line at the bathroom, what looked like the manager came by to let me know there was another restroom downstairs if I didn't want to wait. My only complaint is that the "drinks to share" (scorpion-bowl like drinks) were very expensive and very small. We were told it would be enough for 5 people but it was gone after a few sips from each person. I would recommend getting their other cocktails, which are delicious and still on the pricey side but better value for your money."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I frequent this restaurant and we love it. The food is always hot and fresh and soooo good. We try something new each time we go and have never been disappointed. We always get the chicken stir fried rice. The spicy edamame is really good too."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Fun food presented in interesting ways. They have lots of classics for the picky eater, but also great new combos for the more adventurous types. We had the Lobster Bao which was delicious (though the salad is definitely NE style not Asian fusion) and a Steak Lettuce Cups that was a special but should definitely stay on the menu. I recommend steering towards appetizers instead of entrees because you get a better bang for your buck. Also, the cocktails, while $$$, are definitely delicious!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We went for dinner, good ambience, the food is very good ( but not my style, i like healthier food, is a very good menu if you like chinise/ japanise , a little bit too fried and creamy for me). Good for young people , the noise level is a little high but create an ambience for a fun night."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend there for our date night. I loved the atmosphere and the friendly waitress. The ambiance had a romantic setting, yet it's still appropriate for groups (girl's night, bday dinners). I would most certainly go back. I loved the Lobster stir-fry!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • " We love Red Lantern and Empire and Tosca and have been many many times and are never disappointed Kevin long does a fantastic job keeping the food current and above average."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Unless you want to pay $28 for average lo mein, stay away. Also, how can a restaurant charge $7 for an extra small glass of Guinness? When it came out, we just had to laugh at the 10 or 12 ounce glass. Is this a Guinness for ants? Our waitress was nice but I do not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "It's tough being a foodie with a Gluten Allergy. The Red Lantern makes it easy. I never feel deprived or jealous of my Gluten eating counterparts. The food, service and atmosphere are fantastic."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great place. Only issue was that it was very noisy. Went with a friend and had to instead of sitting across from her, I had to sit next to her just to have a conversation. Good drinks. I think this place is perfect if you go with a group of friends"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food was good, nothing mind blowing. As most people say, it's very over priced, you're paying for the "scene"."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I really loved the food, the portions were generous and the food was delicious. The drinks were really good too, and they have a good variety. I like the ambience for a night out, I wish the music would have been a little bit low in the restaurant area because we had to yell at each other to be able to have a conversation."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I've gone to Red Lantern for drinks and always loved the vibe. However, their food left something to be desired. Makes me surprised that it's always so hard to get a reservation!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "VERY DISAPPOINTING. THIS RESTAURANT USED TO BE SO GREAT AND OUR FAVORITE FOR QUALITY ASIAN FOOD. WE MOVED FROM BOSTON A YEAR AGO AND ON A VISIT BACK THERE, OUR FIRST STOP WAS RED LANTERN. THE FOOD WAS TASTELESS. MY NOODLE DISH HAD 3 TINY AND I MEAN TINY SHRIMP, ONE SCALLOP CUT IN HALF, AND THE PORK WAS ALL GRIZZLE AND FAT, INEDIBLE, EVERYONE ELSE AT THE TABLE HAD A FRIED RICE DISH AND THOUGHT PANDA PAVILION WAS BETTER OMG!! THE WAITER AND SERVICE WAS GREAT. THE ROOM IS BEAUTIFUL. IT'S OFF OUR FAVORITE LIST"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I brought my daughter here, as I was visiting for the weekend. I found this on Amazon local. It is a very interesting place. I really enjoyed the decor. The Pride Week menu was appreciated by my daughter. That is a nice touch and neat to see in a big city. The food was very good. The Buddha buns are a must. The cocktails were delicious. My Marilyn Mon-roll was terrific. We would return."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Our coupon was for $80, so we ordered a lot! Loved the Ronin and crunchy rolls! The potato sticks were terrible-couldn't even eat them. I wish they would have taken them off the bill. Chicken skewers also weren't good, but we loved the beef ones. Great mint green tea. Always love the ambiance. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Red Lantern for my birthday dinner. The food was fantastic. Memorable highlights were the duck buns (which even my wife loved even though she's not a huge duck fan) and the smoked char sui appetizer, which was some of the best bbq pork I've ever had. Our server was also very nice, polite, and courteous. Our only complaint was that it was way too noisy (ambient noise + very loud music). We might choose a quieter place in the future, which would be a shame 'cause as I said the food was awesome."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Starting off sitting in uncomfortable chairs, our food took forever to arrive and when it did, the wait staff brought over one plate at a time. Our party of four took 15 minutes from the time the first person was served until the fourth person was served. Then they tried to bring us food that we didn't order...multiple times. The food was sub-par...P.F. Changs would be a better option if you are looking for generic American style Chinese food. Would not go back again."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Dark ambiance and lounge athmosphere make it a nice place for birthday parties and late nite dinning."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Fantastic food and service...many options for vegans/vegetarians in our party and everyone loved everything that was ordered!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "No need to miss New York when Boston has a trendy restaurant like this!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Really fun and delicious dishes and drinks! Great service. The sushi rolls were smaller than expected for 20 bucks though!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "A warehouse converted to a restaurant . Great location reasonable priced wines. Excellent food. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We are regular guests and the restaurant is consisantly delicious and fun. Very busy Thursday night, our waiter was friendly, professional and thoughtful: )"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Went for a bachelorette party dinner. Great decor/energy in the place. Very spacious and clearly caters for large groups. Waiter was very friendly and helpful with food and drink orders. Food presentation was top notch and so were the cocktails. Everyone in my group loved their food. I felt the dishes tasted as how you would expect and priced what you would pay at a Chinese restaurant/take out. The sushi wasn't anything which particularly thrilled me and so I felt very overpriced. I thought it was a nice place to go to for a treat. Food the same asian as anywhere (nothing different) and was delicious overall."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Spend my 5th wedding anniversary , great spot with spectacular food and drinks."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "With the great ambiance, I wanted to give this restaurant another chance. But the quality of the food for the price just once again was not there. I had the short ribs which were recommended by the wait server- they were so filled with grizzle half of almost every bite went into a napkin and the rest I brought home to my dogs. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "food was great. service was good. overall great spot."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This was my second time at Red Lantern. With each occasion the food was outstanding however as many have stated before the service was just a little bit lacking. Our waiter was very nice but with such a large customer base its hard to stay ontop of every order. All in all I would highly suggest the Red Lantern it has great Chinese food and the rolls are delicious. Also I highly recommend the Lobster Ravioli it is one of the best I have ever had. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The lobster and bacon fried rice was excellent. We received a complimentary dish, skewers, and they were awesome. Overall, it was a great dining experience."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Food here is fresh and inventive. Great sushi and prepared main courses. Staff can be flighty - but all in all solids "
    Dined on 5/14/2014