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Lantern Thai Kitchen - Permanently Closed

4.2
4.2
193 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai
At Lantern, the colors, flavors, aromas and images of Thailand come to life in a cosmopolitan, yet intimate and comfortable setting. A full bar with weekly specials complement an outstanding selection of both traditional and innovative Thai dishes. Our weekly specials emphasize the flavors and cooking techniques of Southeast Asia, but regularly incorporate ingredients and preparations from around the world. We offer carefully selected, yet affordable, wines and 2-for-1 wine or beer specials Monday-Wednesday. Join us at Happy Hour from 4:00pm-6:00pm and receive 15% off food and 2-for-1 drinks. We also make every effort to accommodate large groups throughout the week.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Thai

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 777-2770

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Siripat Khaenkarn

  • Catering

    Contact us to make arrangements for off-site catering or special gatherings. We can custom-design a menu for your particular needs.

  • Private party contact

    Kevin: (212) 777-2770

  • Neighborhood

    Union Square

  • Cross street

    18th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. JE

    JEANNETTER

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Thai food in the city and with relaxing ambience. Will definitely come back!
  2. P

    Prettyview

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was nice to find a reasonably priced, modern/hip option in the neighborhood for a post-holiday shopping dinner with my mom. We liked the option and then the presentation of choosing 3 starters to share and the portions were plentiful - we just did the starters and shared a curry. I also liked that they had a nice selection of cocktails and martinis as well as beer on tap.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The bathrooms were the most disgusting bathrooms I have ever seen. They are a health hazard.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    My date no like
  5. m

    maggiea

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    The food was delicious but the service was horrible. They came over to the table only twice and never asked us if we wanted a second round of drinks, which the drinks took a long time to come out as it was. Our waitress was standing behind the bar on her phone so it’s not like they were busy. It was also SO hot inside. They should have had the air conditioning on because it was much too warm for comfort. Just disappointing because the food was very well done.
  6. ST

    ShivonaT

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting after nearly 8 years, I found that the food, service and restaurant in general had maintained its high standards. The food was absolutely delicious, the service was superb and being a Sunday it was not too noisy nor crowded. Well worth a revisit - hopefully sooner than 8 years...
  7. VC

    VeredC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food was so good ! It was our second visit to Lantern Thai and I had the whole fried fish with the triple sauce. I was 'licking my fingers' good! Our appetizers were delicious as well. The only complaint we had was the warm temp in the restaurant. We were seated near the kitchen area and had to request for the large fan as it was getting hot in our area. The Staff accommodated our request and we enjoyed our food.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    The waiters demanded more tip. In all my experiences with going out to eat I thought giving tip was optional and also it was supposed to be given by free will not forced
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and great
  10. AB

    AydanB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was only ok. Unfortunately not the best Thai food we had, the curry was very creamy and a lot of coconut cream so it tasted only as it was a big coconut cream thing. Service was very friendly
  11. AA

    AnishaA

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service was pathetic. The seever was extremely rude when we asked him if he could alter a dish based on preference. He constantly made faces whenever we asked about a dish and at one point he even said “i dont know what to tell you. Make your own decision and let me know. I cannot help you” Food did not cover up for the service either. Pad kee mao was stale, rice and dumplings seemed like they were cooked a day before, heated up and served. I will never come back.
  12. n

    nikkimag

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    we went on mother's day and it was lovely. they offered a free drink to mothers, which was very sweet. it was cozy and comfortable.
  13. D

    Domingo

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good neighborhood place
  14. LH

    LemonHoneyTea

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I usually enjoy Thai places and had booked this for a birthday gathering. At first it looked like they didn't know we had a reservation, but were easily able to seat us. Their menu online was somewhat different to their actual menu, and unfortunately this meant it didn't have the item my friend really wanted. We ordered some spring rolls while waiting for the rest of our group, and they weren't very tasty unfortunately. We ended up leaving after paying for the spring rolls and going elsewhere.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    There was an extremely long hair wrapped around my pad Thai noodles when I lifted up my fork. I’m happy I noticed before I ate it! They also now have a B health rating. I did not have a good experience here and will probably not be going back for a while unless they raise their health standards.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was freezing cold, we were the only table there and the service was incredibly slow. When the food came out it was cold. Overall terrible experience.
  17. MB

    MarcusB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Service was atrocious. Throughout the entire night too.
  18. S

    Sayre

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I had a red curry which was very good, but a lot of sauce compared to chicken. My wife had shrimp pad Thai which she says was good.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Nice place. Food was good not amazing. We had appetizer tasting platter that was good. Drinks were ok- eg i ordered the Siam Sunray which was supposed to have spicy habanero syrup but it wasn’t spicy at all even when I told them this and ordered a 2nd one - it was the same. I had shrimp over vermicelli in a clay pot - only had 4 medium sized shrimp! And not much sauce or flavor. Everyone else’s dishes were good though!
  20. BN

    BobN

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, great service. I’m glad we have Lantern in our neighborhood
  21. RH

    RohitH

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only too loud. Food was good and the ambience was nice as well
  22. PE

    PattyE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We come to NYC once a year and always eat here. Live shrimp clay pot for dinner. Very reasonable for city prices.
  23. e

    emjaem

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very nice and the entire group really enjoyed their meals. I'll definitely be back.
  24. SF

    SeanF

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Thai food at a good price! Ambience is amazing
  25. JB

    JoshuaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good time and great food!! I will definitely go back!
  26. K

    Kfood82

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was mediocre but then my husband and I both got sick when we got home. Decor was fine, but bathroom situation was terrible. Out of order, smelled terrible and leaking ceiling with a dirty mop in there. Had to walk by the trash to even get to bathroom. If I had went in the beginning of my meal I would have left.
  27. ID

    IvetteD

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    It was a hot hazy humid day and we literally had to beg for them to shut front doors and put on air conditioners. We then had to ask for knives. They only put out forks. They bring me one. Not thinking other guest would want one also. The food WAS good. I’ve been there many times before. They just need to be more aware of guests needs.
  28. C

    Chef0902

    Charlotte

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend (of almost 40 years) and I each drove 2 hours from opposite directions to meet, eat and enjoy Chapel Hill for a couple of days. Lantern was the perfect dinner! We had several appetizers as dinner and got to sample many different flavors and creations. The okra was especially good! Will definitely be back some day.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2018

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Normally it’s a quite peaceful place but romantic sophisticated place to dine and have good food in a peaceful atmosphere, last night it was overrun by a large family with rambunctious children which made it much louder and chaotic Tha t normally is, my friend Shapiro a chair back with 3 kids was getting constantly pushed and disturbed so not so sure it was a positive experience for her the food and service can be pretty much relied on
  30. I

    Ikey

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal served promptly!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s was good. A nice little spot for the area.
  32. B

    Burt

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    They didn’t have air conditioning on so it was a bit hot. The sludge no doors were open and there was a bit of a breeze.
  33. s

    scooty

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2018

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Good portion, tasty food...
  34. DW

    DonW

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We were sat near a smelly tub of dirty dishes and had to change seats. Also, they forgot to bring us our drinks until halfway through the meal. But the food was good.
  35. MC

    MrChazz

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Watch your bottom line. Unbeknownst to most, gratuity is added to bill and an additional tip is often unnecessary.
  36. S

    Scaps

    Phoenix

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I believe that it is difficult in NYC to find a Thai restaurant that has a pleasant atmosphere, solid staples, casual and friendly service, and all the while at affordable prices. Given the prices of Lantern's food, I was very surprised how good the food is. While I wouldn't recommend Lantern for a date-spot per se, for as casual it is, the ambience is quite nice, with very lovely decor, a full bar, and very nice staff. And, again, the food is top-notch; there are some of the highest rated Thai restaurants in NYC that may have more innovative or novel Thai dishes, and perhaps some more "authentic" Thai restaurants that may do slightly better; but in neither of these cases would you get the value and overall good experience we had at Lantern. I would highly recommend Lantern!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Mixed bag. My steamed Ginger fish was a large portion and the fish seemed fresh, but it tasted like it just had some sautéed ginger on top. No flavor development. Definitely not worth $26.The shrimp and mango salad was excellent. The jumbo shrimp and seafood with asparagus and pineapple was decent. I think our server was brand new, when I asked if they had bourbon, she didn’t know what bourbon was. The space is nice, although it seemed like half of the lanterns were not lit. And even though I told them we had a reservation, they never told open table that we had arrived.
  38. JD

    JessicaD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lots of menu options for us vegetarians! My girlfriend and I both enjoyed the food, which was flavorful and fresh. They weren't especially busy, so the service was prompt and attentive! The waitstaff were very helpful in unboxing the birthday cake we'd brought and lighting the candles (and quick to the rescue when I accidentally knocked over my water glass!)
  39. CB

    CButterfly

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious Food at a great price! The Drunken Noodles with Shrimp was spicy & tasty, especially with a Thai Tea!
  40. MR

    MichaelR

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice experience!

FAQs

Lantern Thai Kitchen - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 777-2770.

Lantern Thai Kitchen - Permanently Closed is rated 4.2 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Union Square

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Thai

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Siripat Khaenkarn

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 777-2770

  • Catering

    Contact us to make arrangements for off-site catering or special gatherings. We can custom-design a menu for your particular needs.

  • Private party contact

    Kevin: (212) 777-2770

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