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Lantern Restaurant

423 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2314
+1 919-969-8846
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
423 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2314
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate at Lantern for our anniversary. He ordered two starters which were more than enough for a meal. The Chaat was one of the best side dishes I have ever eaten. It is extremely flavorful and very healthy. The Korean fried...More

Thank gardener967
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is not lengthy but it is unusual, a fusion of Asian flavours, prepared and served with real care. The whole Vietnamese style fish was surprisingly delicious and the wine our server selected was a perfect complement. The panna cotta and persimmon pudding were...More

Thank Happytraveller154943
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Chapel Hill to see my wife's college roommate (from more than 50 years ago) and took her out to dinner. The Lantern Restaurant was her first choice for a place, and it was very good, although we were a little concerned about the...More

Thank Gogocar
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This place is amazing. It's a small place so make reservations if you want to get it. It's a favorite Chapel Hill spot for sure. I had the pork chops and they were awesome. Fun drink options at this place too.

Thank Scarlettsville
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited Lantern on recommendation from a friend while we were in Chapel Hill for a wedding. It seemed like the reviews here were a little mixed, but we loved everything about this place. We arrived a little early and they were super accommodating to...More

Thank cancemini4
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Had a family dinner here while visiting the campus. Everything we ordered was quite good including spring rolls, chicken and soup. Cocktails also quite nicely prepared.

Thank rdkflk
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This restaurant has an unusual menu. The menu changes often and they use a lot of local products. It is small but interment. Some entrees have unusual condiments. It was pretty good but not somewhere I would frequent.

Thank ncst8fan
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is the third time we have eaten at the Lantern and it's always a great experience. The food is delicious. It's a great twist on Asian dishes, the fish courses in particular are outstanding. And try the summer rolls, they are divine. Great ambiance...More

Thank kinsale101
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We went to Lantern with high expectations as it is highly rated. I took my wife and two daugthers as I eat at the highest quality restaurants. Why this restaurant gets such high review is baffling! It was a huge disappointment. The decor is subpar...More

3  Thank John R
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area are blessed with fine restaurants! It's rapidly becoming a foodie capitol, and Lantern epitomizes all that is best. From the pork dumplings appetizer to the several exquisite fresh fish entrees, and its top flight wine list, you will...More

Thank David S
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Howard A
9 November 2016|
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Response from Katie G | Reviewed this property |
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Paul C
27 October 2016|
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Response from qmiller1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Paul, Sorry I just caught your question. It would probably be $20 per person entree, not counting appetizers or dessert. So $300 estimate without tax or tip.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2314
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-969-8846
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