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.
Boston, MA 02116
Contemporary Asian, Chinese, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
HOURS OF OPERATION
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
Bar and Lounge: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Dining Room: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Bar and Lounge: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Dining Room: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Bar and Lounge: 4:30pm - 2:00am
Dining Room: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Closed: September 21 & 28, 2017
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live DJ Thursday Friday Saturday
Valet parking is available for $19.00. On-street parking is also available.
Back Bay (Orange Line) and Arlington (Green Line)
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 email@example.com to learn more about booking your own private event.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We live in Boston & will not be going back to Red lantern.
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.
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.
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.
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