Lantern

★★★★★
  • 423 W Franklin St

    Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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  • 919-969-8846

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The food here is overrated, the service is poor and it's expensive as well. Very unimpressed with this uninspired restaurant and staff. Next time I'll skip Lantern

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The food here is overrated, the service is poor and it's expensive as well. Very unimpressed with this uninspired restaurant and staff. Next time I'll skip Lantern

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Lantern is really good but the menu is very fishy. If seafood is your fave then you will love it. I love the back bar room for drinks. The room is dark, red and very sexy. The service has always been great.

I love their heirloom tomato

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Lantern is really good but the menu is very fishy. If seafood is your fave then you will love it. I love the back bar room for drinks. The room is dark, red and very sexy. The service has always been great.

I love their heirloom tomato

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I'm sorry I subjected my family to this experience - the food was less than mediocre and extremely overpriced. As a vegetarian, I was excited at the description of the tofu entree on Lantern website and for $21.00 I expected it would be

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I'm sorry I subjected my family to this experience - the food was less than mediocre and extremely overpriced. As a vegetarian, I was excited at the description of the tofu entree on Lantern website and for $21.00 I expected it would be

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I think the food here is overrated, the service is poor & its expensive. Have a drink in the bar & go elsewhere for dinner.

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I think the food here is overrated, the service is poor & its expensive. Have a drink in the bar & go elsewhere for dinner.

Pros: good bar atmosphere

Cons: bad service, food a bit dull

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This place is really beautiful and a cool place to bring a date. The food is unique, delicious, and beautifully presented. I was there on a Friday night and it did get a little loud, but I knew that was a possibility going in. For a

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This place is really beautiful and a cool place to bring a date. The food is unique, delicious, and beautifully presented. I was there on a Friday night and it did get a little loud, but I knew that was a possibility going in. For a

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Five of us girls went to Lantern for a Girls' Night Out on a Saturday night. We were seated right away, and ordered drinks. Then, we waited. And waited. Seriously. It took over 20 minutes to get 2 cocktails. One member of our party

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Five of us girls went to Lantern for a Girls' Night Out on a Saturday night. We were seated right away, and ordered drinks. Then, we waited. And waited. Seriously. It took over 20 minutes to get 2 cocktails. One member of our party

Pros: Food's not bad

Cons: Ridiculously rude staff

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Great food - friendly staff, but please be sure to ask about ingredients if you have any allergies or food restrictions.

I had dinner there this weekd with a friend who's a recovering alcoholic. My friend ordered a dessert and was shocked

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Great food - friendly staff, but please be sure to ask about ingredients if you have any allergies or food restrictions.

I had dinner there this weekd with a friend who's a recovering alcoholic. My friend ordered a dessert and was shocked

Pros: Great food

Cons: Problematic for people with food restrictions

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Having spent significant time on the west coast, where gourmet Asian fusion places are a dime a dozen, I was pleasantly surprised to find Lantern in Chapel Hill. Although it would be fairly common-place in a larger city, Lantern really

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Having spent significant time on the west coast, where gourmet Asian fusion places are a dime a dozen, I was pleasantly surprised to find Lantern in Chapel Hill. Although it would be fairly common-place in a larger city, Lantern really

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I was really impressed with Lantern - though the ambience wasn't as elegant as comparable DC restaurants, the food more than made up for it. The dumplings were excellent, the chicken delicious but not as delicious as the farm fresh long

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I was really impressed with Lantern - though the ambience wasn't as elegant as comparable DC restaurants, the food more than made up for it. The dumplings were excellent, the chicken delicious but not as delicious as the farm fresh long

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Lantern is a stylish restaurant with a sexy little bar in the back. The food is asian fusion, everything is delicious, and they pay great attention to detail. Expect to pay for it, with a typical entree running at least $15.

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Lantern is a stylish restaurant with a sexy little bar in the back. The food is asian fusion, everything is delicious, and they pay great attention to detail. Expect to pay for it, with a typical entree running at least $15.

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After seeing all the raving reviews, I had to go here. I'm Asian and love Asian-fusion restaurants. Unfortunately, I wasn't very impressed with the food. Everything my date and I ordered had no taste. I was disappointed...especially

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After seeing all the raving reviews, I had to go here. I'm Asian and love Asian-fusion restaurants. Unfortunately, I wasn't very impressed with the food. Everything my date and I ordered had no taste. I was disappointed...especially

Pros: drinks, decor, bar

Cons: food, price

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Went on a Friday night without reservations. I had called earlier in the day to make them, but they were full. The person on the phone said to come around 8:00 or 8:30 to get on the waiting list. She said it would be about an hour wait. We

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Went on a Friday night without reservations. I had called earlier in the day to make them, but they were full. The person on the phone said to come around 8:00 or 8:30 to get on the waiting list. She said it would be about an hour wait. We

Pros: Food, service

Cons: Hard to get reservations on a whim because it's so popular!

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I've been to the Lantern Restaurant and it's bar on several occasions. The food has always been excellent. I've been to many asian fusion restaurants -Slanted Door, Buddakan - and the Lantern's food is among the best. Their pork, fish, and

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I've been to the Lantern Restaurant and it's bar on several occasions. The food has always been excellent. I've been to many asian fusion restaurants -Slanted Door, Buddakan - and the Lantern's food is among the best. Their pork, fish, and

Pros: Food, Ambience, Farm Dinners

Cons: occasionally bad desserts

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Our first visit to the Lantern was fabulous! We ate in the bar and had only drinks and appetizers. On our second visit we had entrees and were less pleased. The dining room is nice, but doesn't have as much ambience as the bar. The

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Our first visit to the Lantern was fabulous! We ate in the bar and had only drinks and appetizers. On our second visit we had entrees and were less pleased. The dining room is nice, but doesn't have as much ambience as the bar. The

Pros: great appetizers, fun bar, good drinks

Cons: bad parking, poor entrees, pricy,forwhat you get

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We've been to Lantern's back bar for food and drinks on two occasions over many weeks. We found consistently high quality in the service, drinks and food provided. The food is rewarding if you are in an adventurous mood and willing to

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We've been to Lantern's back bar for food and drinks on two occasions over many weeks. We found consistently high quality in the service, drinks and food provided. The food is rewarding if you are in an adventurous mood and willing to

Pros: service, food, atmosphere

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The Lantern is spotty. It is sometimes great and it is sometimes very poor. The appetizers are probably the best option on the menu. I went in 2005 Jan with my family of four. We had a great waiter who was very attentive. We ate

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The Lantern is spotty. It is sometimes great and it is sometimes very poor. The appetizers are probably the best option on the menu. I went in 2005 Jan with my family of four. We had a great waiter who was very attentive. We ate

Pros: good wait staff, Chapel Hill

Cons: , too proud (overpriced, needs better flavors

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Went here for our anniversary. Promptly seated. Weeknight. No reservations. Appetizer: Lantern Pork--OK,not for sharing (only 5 pcs). Entree: Tea & Spice Chicken--A+, Pork Tenderloin--A+. Dessert: Fresh fruit w/ creme--OK, again not for

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Went here for our anniversary. Promptly seated. Weeknight. No reservations. Appetizer: Lantern Pork--OK,not for sharing (only 5 pcs). Entree: Tea & Spice Chicken--A+, Pork Tenderloin--A+. Dessert: Fresh fruit w/ creme--OK, again not for

Pros: Great Value!, Chic Crowd, Great Food

Cons: , Limited Menu, Expensive Wine

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I took my husband here for his birthday and it was awesome! My husband had the tea & spice smoked chicken and I had the six hour braised pork. We couldn't decide which one we liked better -- both dishes were so delicious and different.

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I took my husband here for his birthday and it was awesome! My husband had the tea & spice smoked chicken and I had the six hour braised pork. We couldn't decide which one we liked better -- both dishes were so delicious and different.

Pros: great customer servic, excellent food, good value

Cons: crowded

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Admittedly I don't spend much time in the Chapel Hill area, but I will be going back very soon to revisit Lantern. What a killer spot- the decor is soothing and a nice change from the typical blonde wood and oil paintings in many

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Admittedly I don't spend much time in the Chapel Hill area, but I will be going back very soon to revisit Lantern. What a killer spot- the decor is soothing and a nice change from the typical blonde wood and oil paintings in many

Pros: Food, Decor

Cons: LOUD

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Definitely go for the food which is eclectic, great flavors, nice sized helpings that you can and should order with either a soup or a salad with your entree.
Try to share a couple of appetizers with your friends.
Best place to eat is in

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Definitely go for the food which is eclectic, great flavors, nice sized helpings that you can and should order with either a soup or a salad with your entree.
Try to share a couple of appetizers with your friends.
Best place to eat is in

Pros: excellent bar area., flavorfull food.

Cons: poor beer selection d, could get local micrb, Mushy music.

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The wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. Our waiter easily provided more information about the food and wine choices.

The appetizers were excellent. Our table chose the summer rolls, salmon handrolls, and two different

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The wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. Our waiter easily provided more information about the food and wine choices.

The appetizers were excellent. Our table chose the summer rolls, salmon handrolls, and two different

Pros: Knowledgeable waiters

Cons: Crowded

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the new hot spot in chapel hill has great food, good servers and a cool bar. Menu is still limited though.

3
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the new hot spot in chapel hill has great food, good servers and a cool bar. Menu is still limited though.

Pros: food, service, the bar

Cons: limited menu, small

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I enjoyed my experience at Lantern last week. The staff was warm and friendly, service was attentive but not intrusive, and the food was delicious and well executed. I also applaud its design and decor...an improvement from its former

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I enjoyed my experience at Lantern last week. The staff was warm and friendly, service was attentive but not intrusive, and the food was delicious and well executed. I also applaud its design and decor...an improvement from its former

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Small but worth the wait. Excellent authentic dishes from all parts of Asia, the food at Lantern is certainly worth the wait. A Chapel Hill treasure!

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Small but worth the wait. Excellent authentic dishes from all parts of Asia, the food at Lantern is certainly worth the wait. A Chapel Hill treasure!

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We really enjoyed the many dinners we've eaten at Lantern. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was really enjoyable and we will keep going back. They are a great addition to West Franklin St.

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We really enjoyed the many dinners we've eaten at Lantern. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was really enjoyable and we will keep going back. They are a great addition to West Franklin St.

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Lantern offers diners a cozy, unpretentious setting with trained and considerate service to match. Chef-owner Andrea Reusing is a leader in the sustainable farming movement, and her restaurant reflects her philosophy. Reusing's menus make…

 

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