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For 2
Date
Sat, 4/21
Time
11:30 PM
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Red Lantern

4.4
1450 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Asian
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  • Good for a Date
A sophisticated, sensual Asian Restaurant and Lounge, Red Lantern features award-winning cuisine. 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Asian, Chinese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
HOURS OF OPERATION

Sunday
Bar and Lounge: 4:30pm - 12:00am
Dining Room: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Monday - Wednesday
Bar and Lounge: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Dining Room: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Thursday:
Bar and Lounge: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Dining Room: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday
Bar and Lounge: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Dining Room: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Saturday
Bar and Lounge: 4:30pm - 2:00am
Dining Room: 5:00pm - 12:00am


Closed: September 21 & 28, 2017


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Phone number
(617) 262-3900
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Long
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Clarendon Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available for $19.00. On-street parking is also available.
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Public transit
Back Bay (Orange Line) and Arlington (Green Line)
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Entertainment
Live DJ Thursday Friday Saturday
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Special events & promotions
Please call Kerry Lynch at 617.262.3908 or email kerry@bneg.com to learn more about booking your own private event.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Sophisticated space, superb cuisine and our attentive staff will make your special event one to remember. Perfect for corporate luncheons, dinners, cocktail receptions, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties, bachelorette parties and more. We offer customized private dining menus,

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What 1450 People Are Saying
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4.1
service
4.4
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3.9
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

unusual decor. grilled salmon with bok choy was excellent

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

When I made the reservation there was a specific section where you can flag if it's a special occasion. It was my girlfriend's birthday so I selected "birthday". The wait staff or hostess did nothing to acknowledge this information. I don't expect them to come to your table and sing happy birthday at such a nice place but even a small happy birthday or cupcake with a candle would've went a long way. Not sure why this was overlooked. Great meal, fresh sushi. But the fact that they didn't even wish a happy birthday was a disappointment.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Brought my niece here for a fun dinner. The food was absolutely delicious. Duck fried rice was out of this world. Our food came out rather slowly, even though the restaurant was not full. I don't think that was our waiter's fault, though, she was fantastic. I asked her if the bar would make a non-alcoholic cocktail for my niece, which they did, and they served it to her in a coconut. It absolutely made her day - which means points for me! Thanks so much, RL! I'll be back and happy to recommend to my friends.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very nice experience! Great service and food. Love the decor and the drinks! Everyone was so welcoming and made my birthday an amazing time!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great vibe, very cool place, this is a special occasion place, otherwise can’t justify the prices to the food. We spent $350 with a few drinks (4 people) and I left hungry. Drinks are strong and very good but most are $15 at a minimum. Service was ok, 3 of were finished when the 4th finally got her meal. They were apologetic but that’s about it.
Paid $38 for a piece of sea bass that was smaller than a tennis ball. Wife got the beef dish and it was plenty.... be careful what you choose.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was mostly tasty, especially the apps, seaweed salad and sushi. All super yummy. Fried rice was under seasoned/bland, and the skirt steak was chewy beyond reason, and unpleasant.

Gluten-free options were abundant and the chocolate raspberry cake dessert (gluten free) was the best GF dessert we’ve ever had.

Don’t know that I’d go back, but if you stick to the sushi you won’t likely be dissatisfied. Recommend going after sundown as the windows cast a jarring glare, and you can better appreciate the ambiance with the lanterns.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food was excellent but the service was quite slow. Seemed like there weren’t enough waitstaff. Our waiter was very nice however.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Today wasn’t up to the bar. The food was sloppy and wasn’t where it usually is. The sushi we had was enjoyable and had a odor. Normally we never have a complaint. There is to much competition in the area for them to serve a bad meal. The waitress was good and friendly when we saw here . Very disappointed for a Easter dinner.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Overall service wasn’t bad it’s just very busy. They cram in as many people as possible making it almost impossible to get between tables . Overall music was nice (hip hop/rap)and food could’ve been better for the price . Cocktail options at the table are limited and pricey. However you are downtown!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food. Our waitress Azaria was fantastic- great food and drink recommendations!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant ever! Nobody does sushi like red lantern! They also have amazing cocktails that pair well with everything. All the other food is packed with flavor but not with salt like most places!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We did the unlimited sushi on Tuesday evening for $25. It was well worth it! The sushi was excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Pick Pad Thai over Lo Mein. Long pause between courses. Could not get special accommodation for seating in empty restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I love sitting at the kitchen counter and watching the chef cook. My favorite area and only area.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Food was amazing. Loved it and will deffinetly be going back again.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Went here for the first time. We had a 6 pm reservation and were seated right away. Our server was great- friendly and helpful with suggestions. Food and drinks were very good. The restaurant gets very busy, noise level is tolerable. My only negative is some of the tables are very close together. I don't like being able to over hear others conversation. Other than that, I would recommend it.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Awkward at bat when hostess came. Hostess very polite. Bartender was so agro about transfers that she didn’t get “please close the tab and send to the table” wanted to tip her out, just dint want to stand there with my girlfriend and hostess for processing... I totally get the “don’t transfer or I’ll lose my tip” but would like cooperation. It was a $20 tab for two drinks.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Pretty good for a Thursday night. I would recommend bringing a large group so you can try more things off the menu! A little bit more pricey than expected.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great food and service! Will be back!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I chose Red Lantern for a birthday dinner, there was 8 of us in the party. The food was phenomenal, we ordered a ton of food and were satisfied when we left. The prices could be a bit high for a smaller group, keep in mind when ordering food the portions are large. There was loud music playing during dinner and around 11:30pm the main dining area turns into a dance floor. The crowd here is a fun group of 27+ yr olds. Great spot for a special occasion & better than the Foxwoods location!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great atmosphere, food was good. Could’ve been spicier. Very expensive though for drinks and food.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Like the semi private room we got assigned. Also great atmosphere and music after your dinner.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Extremely overpriced for a low level quality of good.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Delicious!
Nice atmosphere
Highly recommended
Try the sushi boat

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food and great service.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I had an awesome date night the food was delicious sushi was amazing the drinks were delicious😋

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I have been to Red Lantern on many occasions. This time there were a few glitches. I was meeting a friend for dinner at 6 PM and arrived early so I went to the bar for a drink. A bartender gave me a drink menu and went to help others while a 2nd tender joined her. It was then a good 10+ minutes before either noticed that I had not been served.

Dinner was fine - the food tasty - but the level of ambient music was louder than on prior occasions, making conversation difficult. I do wish they had a space where the sound was not piped in so loudly.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service was none existent very noisy at an early hour, food quality downgraded from last time we were there.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Red Lantern gave us amazing service. We were seated quickly with our reservation and everything we ordered was at the table within five minutes. My only complaint is that for the price, the main entrees (fried rice or lo mein) were very bland and needed a lot of seasonings/sauces. The lobster rangoons were amazing and my Mai Tai was very strong in a good way. I enjoyed the experience.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Festive vibe and decor. Great cocktails. Delicious sushi.

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2018

A big disappointment in my opinion. It’s as if the restaurant can’t make up its mind if it wants to be a Chinese restaurant or a Sushi Bar. It’s a huge place, and I imagine once it gets going, the scene is lively and fun. But if you’re going to eat, I feel you can do much better elsewhere for the price. FYI the rolls come dripping in sauce, so if you want to taste the sushi, forget it. The flavors are drowned out by the gooey liquid poured all over the main event.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Delicious! LOVED the rice patty starter. We came at 8 on a Sunday and were rushed out of the restaurant at 10:30

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This was my first time here and it was the best sushi I have ever had! The service was great and I would highly recommend this restaurant!!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was delicious !

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Loved the food at Red Lantern. Really good scallion pancakes and dumplings. Was surprised with how large the portions were. It is pretty loud, so not the best for quiet conversation but great ambiance for girl's night or just a fun night out! We did have slight issues with trying to change the reservation, and you should be aware that they only allow splitting between 4 cards. Otherwise, we had a great experience!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

It was my best friends birthday party! So much fun, we will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food and service! Our waitress was very helpful with the menu and super friendly! We sat at the bar before our reservation and the bar staff was great as well!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

My friends and I made a reservation on Friday night for 8:40 pm. I was worried because we showed up around 9 pm and I didn't know if they would still have a table. Believe it or not the minute we gave our name the hostess said " Welcome we've been waiting for you" I LOVED that. We were seated right away and our server came by to grab our drink orders. We had edamame for an app and got sushi for dinner. The food was delicious. I definitely recommend this restaurant for a nice date night or girls night out. At around 10 pm the servers removed the tables in the middle of the restaurant and it turned into a dance area. We had lots of fun.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Fun and eclectic dining experience.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was good, and the space was awesome, but we had a reservation and they made us wait over 30 min past our reserved time for our table. There was another one available but they did not even try to accommodate. The food and the price of food was not worth the wait!

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