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Lantern, Chapel Hill, NC

Lantern

4.7
4.7
667 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
Lantern is a marriage of Asian flavors and North Carolina ingredients sourced mainly from local farms and fisheries. Join us in our Dining Room, the Lantern Bar and weather permitting, our Garden Patio and café sidewalk for dinner Wednesday - Saturday starting at 5pm. Snacks like raw NC oysters, salt and pepper shrimp, chaat, and handmade dumplings along with Japanese Steakhouse-style bavette, Tea and Spice Smoked Chicken, and our Cured Salmon Bento Box are all great for sharing over a relaxed meal.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 969-8846
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Andrea Reusing
  • Neighborhood
    Chapel Hill
  • Cross street
    Basnight Lane
  • Parking details
    There is on street parking that is free after 6 pm, as well as a city lot directly adjacent, which is free after 8 pm. There are additional city lots within 1-2 blocks of the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    J, F, and CW routes
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 667 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

667 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the whole family with me and there was something for everyone. Try the oysters!!

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  2. Sarah

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was moderately good although a bit over salted. I got the fried cat fish curry and in hindsight might have picked something else. Very nice lighting and service.

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  3. AlexanderW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server did an excellent job of describing the menu. Each dish was unexpected but tasted fantastic, we were given plenty of time between courses to drink our wine. Nothing went poorly.

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  4. CATHY

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our table was not great. We were next to a window with lot of glare from the sun. Ask to move since there were many open tables, it didn’t happen. Drinks were super small for 13.00 each. Apps and entrees were really good. Desserts we’re definitely out fresh. The toppings were stale and mushy.

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  5. renaissancemannc

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our experience. Server was attentive, helpful with questions about the menu. Had the lemongrass tofu, shrimp, pea shoot dumplings, pork dumplings. All very tasty. Dark, relaxing dining room(bar) with moderate noise level(didn't have to shout).

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  6. AshleyC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fantastic, as always. If Lantern was in my town, I would eat there once a week. It’s been there for years and years and some how it still gets better every time we eat there.

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  7. Dave

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner. Loved the dumplings. Service was excellent

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  8. DerekJ

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing meal and great service. The dumplings are a must order at any visit. We had the catfish and tofu plates as well as oysters. All items were top notch. Our waiter was great. Always there when needed, but not overbearing. They do include 18% living wage gratuity to every check, but are very open about it. I don't mind as I enjoy knowing they take care of their staff.

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  9. jeffb

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful way to celebrate a special event with our son! Food delicious…everything we tried, 2 smalls and 2 large plates. Waiters were attentive. Renovating room which should lend to nicer ambience.

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  10. Burford

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful, but the Bento Box is always my favorite.

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Google Map for Lantern

423 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2314

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Basnight Lane
  • Neighborhood
    Chapel Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There is on street parking that is free after 6 pm, as well as a city lot directly adjacent, which is free after 8 pm. There are additional city lots within 1-2 blocks of the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    J, F, and CW routes
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andrea Reusing
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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