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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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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (29)
Good for a Date (27)
Fun (25)
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Hot Spot (20)
Casual (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Late-night Find (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Romantic (11)
Happy Hour (9)
People Watching (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Spicy (9)
Business Meals (8)
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Healthy (6)
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Tapas (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

I have dined at Red Lantern countless times. Yesterday, I experienced the worst service in history. Bobby took about 20 minutes to come ask for a drink/ anything order. We got our drinks but no water for an additional 20 minutes. He never came back to ask if we needed anything. We asked a runner for a second round and he said he would tell our server. That never came. We got the check and I had to go to the front desk to get our cards ran because he never came back. The restaurant was not packed. He had one large table where he spent all his time at. We should have gotten a different server he was going to dedicated to that table.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Wow, what a dinner! Sea Bass with smoked eggplant. Salmon with orange miso. Duck nachos! And great Mai-Tais!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very good food, service fast and friendly. A little noisy, but what can you expect on a friday night

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food and service outstanding. We were a party of 6 and for those of us older than the average age in the place, it was hard to hear each other. Fun to have a DJ but honestly hard to have a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Some of us had good dishes, others not. Tik Tok chicken and Pad Thai was excellent. The Beef and Broccoli was not edible by the two people at our table who ordered it. The cod was very fishy and not fresh. The waitress seemed annoyed in having to serve us before the dinner even began. Cool setting but nothing to go back to anytime soon. Probably a great spot for drinks and bites with a large group.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was awesome and we had a really great experience. They were able to accommodate a vegetarian request on a non-vegetarian dish without any trouble. The caramel macadamia nut tart for dessert was so good! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Birthday Dinner

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a good time, the food was great and the service was good.
I was slightly annoyed that I made a reservation then when I got there was told there was a time limit on my table and asked if I would be done in an hour and a half.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We received a warm and friendly welcome and we were shown to our table in a timely manner.
We enjoyed the pupu platter and duck fried rice to share.
Both very generous portion sizes, beautifully presented and tasted amazing!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great ambience and great food intersect at the lively Buddha-decorated Red Lantern. Was here about four or five years ago, and the über satisfied feeling I felt then was exactly the same this time around. Highly recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Just perfect before the Celtics!

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

It was great. Always is! All you can eat sushi on Tuesdays is worth it (other dishes are good as well).

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great atmosphere, but terrible service. Food is alright!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Tapas, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We always sit at the kitchen counter, we love to watch the chef cook and enjoy our conversation. It's separate and away from the crowd. My favorite place to sit :)

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 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Really disappointed in the cocktails. For a restaurant that has a whole page of house drinks, they really came up short. Of the 8 different cocktails ordered by our group, all were unbalanced and in need of refinement. Most were either too sweet or too sour. There are 3 different Mai Tai drinks on the menu; all 3 including the "Classic Mai Tai" include pineapple. No Mai Tai should have pineapple in it.

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

I loved the music, and also the vibe. I would recommend everyone in the city to come to this place. The ambience and environment is very much worth it. All waiters, servers, managers, cooks, chefs are all people friendly and they get the job done efficiently.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Healthy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Angus)·Dined on December 11, 2017

This place should forget about serving food and stick to being a bar/nightclub!!!
The music was booming while having a meal with my wife at 7 pm!
Service was really poor. The server spilled wine while pouring then at the end of the bottle she just filled my glass with the remaining wine and put none in my wife’s glass!
Won’t be back!!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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