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About Red Lantern

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.

39 Stanhope Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Asian, Chinese, Sushi

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


Cross Street:
Clarendon Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 262-3900

Website:
http://www.redlanternboston.com/

Entertainment:
Live DJ Thursday Friday Saturday

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available for $19.00. On-street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
Back Bay (Orange Line) and Arlington (Green Line)

Executive Chef:
Kevin Long

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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,

Red Lantern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (28)
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Hot Spot (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Romantic (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Red Lantern was great!

However, when I arrived for my 8PM reservation the hostess said I was not in the system. I had the confirmation email from Open Table, and the fact that your website knew to send me an email to rate the experience confirms that the OT system knew I was confirmed for Red Lantern at 8PM. The hostess was great for still finding me a table but I was a little surprised that they had no idea I had a reservation despite showing them the confirmation email I received from your business (i.e. Open Table).

Tags: Fun
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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food, great staff and great management- very accommodating!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, People Watching, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined 6 days ago

Had the $25 unlimited sushi menu on a Tuesday, and it was a brilliant deal! Freshly made sushi was delicious. The starters were excellent too - lobster wonton was unbelievable!
Throughly recommend for an excellent atmosphere, even on a weekday.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great apps! Mediocre Udon noodles and Chicken Fried Rice ( bland and with a lack of any distinct flavor....fell flat). Great decor.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Waitress didn’t come to our table for 25 mins after we sat down. Then waiter tried to memorize our order and messed it up.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

A very dark place, with good appetizers but fair sushi, employees who could care less —to the point of being rude (best employee was a food runner on his first day!). Place was not crowded, our first table had street light shining right in my face. Asked to move, it was a production. Horrible service all around! No smiles, no welcome, no check ins, no thank yous. When they first opened, there were wait lines to get in. Not anymore! But they still act with an affected attitude.
With all the great places to eat in Boston, we will not be going back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Celebrated my Mom's 88th birthday. Wonderful time. Food and Service was impeccable. Can not wait to go back. Thank You.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We love Red Lantern and had a fun dinner on a Saturday night.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great spot in Boston for fun dinner with a group of friends or date night. Will definitely be back for birthday celebrations!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food, ambience and service were great! My drink was made precisely how I like it too!! I would absolutely recommend it to anyone!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food, great ambiance.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our server Bobby was great ! Provided us with excellent food suggestions!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Double date. Good time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Its a cool space. The menu is interesting and the food is well prepared and tasty. The drawback, in my opinion, was the noise level... The music is kept at a level that nears dance club volume... It was impossible to have a conversation. I believe it becomes a club after 10... But this was 8:00... Literally couldn't talk. Pretty frustrating for us... We choked down our meals and ran out asap.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Busy and energetic. Food was good. Not the best sushi but creative and diverse menu. Good drink list.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food! Music way too loud to enjoy conversation after 9pm when they turn up volume.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Often dine here before seeing a show at Lyric Stage. Food generally good. Ma po tofu a bit thin sauce wise. Flavor nice but too soup-like.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Bar Seating, Spicy
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was great. Service was excellent. But the loud music was a turn-off, making conversion impossible. I was told that on Thurs, Fri, and Sat night, there is DJ/dancing after certain hours. But it’ll be great if they can hold off the loud music until the dancing starts.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A friend and I were heading into Boston to the Lyric Stage Company. We had tickets for 8 PM, but needed to stop for dinner. We arrived (after parking ) at the Red Lantern at 6:30 PM and indicated we'd need to head over to the theater by 7:45 PM. We were promptly seated at the sushi bar (only available reservation at that time). We were seated at the furthest seats on the left (which didn't give us a great view of the sushi chefs...rather, I could stare into some stacked wooden sushi boats and wrapped avocados), but they were last minute reservations. There are other central bar seats that were obviously the ones to have.

We decided on several appetizers and drinks in order to meet our theater showing. We both started with the Sumo martini, which featured gin, grapefruit juice, & basil. It was DELICIOUS. It wasn't overly sweet and cloying and it certainly hit the spot. We enjoyed chicken lettuce wraps with two sauces, chicken skewers on grilled pineapple, shrimp shumai (with the most delicious mustard/Japanese mayo sauce), and shared a huge bowl of udon noodles featuring tender pork and garlicky pea pods. BTW, the young man who delivered our courses was absolutely fabulous: great personality, friendly, knowledgeable, etc. I wished I'd gotten his name for public kudos.

I would certainly come back again when I have more time and enjoy more of the Red Lantern. The bar scene was hopping and seemed like a fun spot to be seated as well.

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Red lantern was fine but not amazing. Food was good, service was friendly and very good. Decor was lovely. We were going for amazing as opposed to ‘perfectly fine’

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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We had a very nice time at the Red Lantern. Our group of 5 feasted on appetizers, edamame and lobster Rangoon. We then ordered the smaller of the two Sushi/Shashimi boats. The presentation was delightful and the the taste scrumptious. The beverages had a generous pour . The waitstaff was very attentive on a busy Halloween night.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food is terrific. While it's not inexpensive, you can count on bringing home leftovers for lunch the next day. Great place to go!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I enjoyd the food and the atmosphere but thought the prices were a little high for what you got. Red wines by the glass were not cery good

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Pretty disappointing overall. Would not recommend, but wouldn’t turn people away actively. Much better food at other restaurants nearby.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was an unpleasant dining experience. Loud, blaring music was one big problem, but over- salted food and a minimally pleasant hostess combined to make this an evening we’d rather forget! We were out of there in 45 minutes, and not a moment too soon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great appetizers and sushi. Had the duck buns, chicken lettuce wraps, spring rolls, crab Rangoons and scallion pancake.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Everything great except the 26.00 mai tai! I could not figure out why it was so much!! Recommend to skip.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We are big fans of Red Lantern. It has a vibrant atmosphere, but not overwhelming. I've been there for business dinners and with my family. It is good for both because it has a number of different seating areas and, despite being energetic, you can also hear your companions talk. We especially like it with the kids if we dine early, because the restaurant isn't yet packed and the menu is versatile enough that we can have sashimi and they can have the things they like. The two consistent opportunities we have experienced with the restaurant is that 1) the front desk always seems to be painfully slow in getting us seated (even when we have a reservation and the restaurant is empty) and 2) the food usually comes out way too fast, which leads to quickly becoming overwhelmed with lots of plates. We have asked before at the beginning of a meal if they could pace it out, but it doesn't seem like the kitchen is geared that way. The staff is diligent, attentive and responsive, but there are a few systematic glitches they could address. If you are prepared for those two relatively insignificant challenges, it is otherwise a good experience.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Dinner for 4 on a Friday night... Love restaurants like Red Lantern with my favorites being Tao & Buddakan in NYC. Unfortunately we were so disappointed in Red Lantern and when the bill came I just shook my head & said never again.

First let me say the ambiance was good...DJ and a great vibe. It went downhill from there.

My drink came & it was warm...melted ice and just plain bad. We ordered 5 appetizers for the table & only one was pretty good. The rock shrimp but even that was just ok. I asked the server what she recommended & I changed a couple of items based on that but those changes were never made & original order came out ...ok.

The beed very expensive was tough... the fish lacked favor & was actually a little tough. The pad thai was a warm mush & once again very little flavor. The salmon was ok...but once again lacked flavor & not that good but compared to other entrees it was the highlight.

I do not like to write bad reviews but when you spend over $400 for dinner you expect quality..service....I ask expect a manager to be in the building to ask how everything is etc... MIA. Our server was pretty much bland until the check came then a big smile & hope you had a great night.

Oh Well...

We live in Boston & will not be going back to Red lantern.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Although it looks like a lovely restaurant, in a wonderful well converted building, it is really just another middle of the road singles bar and club. The noise is too high for talking while dining. Lots of millennials shouting to hear themselves above the music. I think its too bad the owners can't figure out how to have a nice dining spot that converts to a bar later. It would require a significant change in the ambiance to enable a more relaxed and elegant dining experience.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great looking place. First impression awesome. We had a wonderful waitress- quick, knowledgeable and friendly. Food was good, but only good. Broken Lobster Stir Fry was a sloppy mess. It promises 2.5 lbs of "mostly shucked" lobster. It's about a pound of lobster pieces and a pound of lung filler and hardly any shucked.

Good. Not great.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was very good. Overwhelmed by portion sizes and ordered much too much food. Very noisy! Would hesitate going back because of noise level.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very accommodating and understanding when I had to add two guests the day before. Excellent service at the bar and the dining area. Thursday nights they have a live DJ at 10pm so was fun to enjoy a big group dinner with drinks and then dancing with music. Great ambiance, delicious food, great cocktails, and good prices.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Appetizers - scallion pancakes & spring rolls - were very tasty. My nephew had the tofu entree, requested extra spicy, said it was very good. My beef and broccoli was tender but bland. Overall, we enjoyed our meal

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Omgosh! What a great experience. We came here for my dad’s birthday, and everything was amazeballs. From the excellent service to the yummy food, I cannot wait to come back and do this all over again!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Best place for gluten free Asian style food. Rice is delicious. Fresh ingredients and portions are perfect to share. Noise level can be high once restaurant is full, so conversation can be difficult for a large party.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

My first time there and it was fun, tasty and very elegant. Loved the vibe!!!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, People Watching, Romantic, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Raymond was amazing and very welcoming and made the night very enjoyable

Tags: Live Music, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Authentic, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was very good - not the best in Boston, but still very good. You really go here for the ambiance and amazing drinks.

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