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Red Lantern

#157 of 2,365 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Back Bay
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39 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116-5111 (Clarendon Street)
+1 617-262-3900
16:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 16:30 - 00:00
Thu 16:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 02:00
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Norwell, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Red Lantern has it all - an inviting and interesting decor, very good food, an attentive wait staff and a great location. The restaurant is in the Back Bay hard by the Mass Pike. It is easy to get there and a parking garage is right across the street if you don't use the valet. Leaving is a quick... More 

Thank BeantownBilly
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, food was amazing, beautiful ambiance. The open kitchen is impressive. The Duck Fried Rice special was beyond inspiring.

Thank Jamie P
West Chester, Ohio
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the ambiance to the service to the food - this place has it all. An the Sushi is very underrated - the Red Dragon roll was very tasty. Start with the Pupu platter - you will NOT be sorry! Also, for a group of 3-4 I highly recommend sharing the Large Grill Platter - very tasty selection of tender... More 

Thank jcrslick
BigNightEnt, Manager at Red Lantern, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience (and food) at Red Lantern! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

One of the best sushi places in Boston! I don't know why it doesn't have better ratings; specially since they have all you can eat sushi on Tuesdays and the menu includes their two best sushis! My always to go order is: Salmon Nigiri Rock Roll Sushi Crunchy Roll + Warm Sak

Thank Monnia B
Newbury, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I'm not a fan of sushi. So when my colleagues said we were going to a sushi resturant, in my head, I thought I'd go there, chat with everyone, and grab some room service when I got back to my hotel. To my pleasant surprise, the non sushi food was amazing. I loved the wide open space, it gave the... More 

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Porto Alegre
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89 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

beautiful place, the coolest decoration, wonderful food. All dishes are very tasty. They are always booked so make a reservation, ask for tables with couches. definitely going back to try the sushi.

Thank cbonorino
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Big open space; nice Chinese decoration; open kitchen; excellent sushi, Singapore noodles, and desserts. A place to enjoy with friends. The staff was very friendly and useful.

Thank Eric Z
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastically refurbished warehouse and has been transformed into a ubertrendy Chinese restaurant. The food is beautifully cooked and presented. Racks our waitress was tremendous. Thoroughly recommend this as comfortably one of the best restaurants in Boston.

Thank NGER14
Newport Beach, CA
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This side street gem exudes hipster cool with tasty cocktails and inventive food. Lot's of places to explore - sexy vibe. Great sounds provide a backdrop for a stellar evening.

Thank 50isthenew40
Newton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We chose Red Lantern for a family birthday celebration for our group of 13. We were seated at a large, comfortable table. The service, food and atmosphere were superb. The management was wonderful to work with in advance to plan our party. Ray, our waiter, was attentive and happy to answer any of our questions about the ingredients of the... More 

Thank Michael N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116-5111
    (Clarendon Street)
  • Public Transportation: Back Bay (Orange Line) and Arlington (Green Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-262-3900
Red Lantern Restaurant and Lounge brings its guests on a sensual culinary journey. Developed by Big Night Entertainment Group, responsible for numerous award-winning venues including Empire Restaurant & Lounge, GEM Italian Kitchen, Nightclub & Lounge in Boston, Shrine, Scorpion Bar and High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Lounge at Foxwoods and Shrine at Foxwoods, partners Ed Kane, Joe Kane, Randy Greenstein and Chef Kevin Long have done it again by filling a void in Boston dining and nightlife. Located in the heart of the Back Bay/South End, Red Lantern has a seating capacity of almost 250 people, featuring an open kitchen, full sushi counter and custom wok station. A 40-seat private dining room adds a level of sophistication to make it the perfect setting for a high end party. Take a step inside and you're transported to an exotic escape with floating lanterns and a glowing aura that's sure to entice all of your senses. Guests delight in our sensational pan-Asian cuisine, including a variety of wood grilled steaks, chicken, seafood, sushi and traditional Asian offerings. Not only is our food a focus of excellence but our lavish drink menu featuring a remarkable array of cocktails, wine and sake is sure to add to your luxurious night out. Impeccable service, stunning decor and an impressive menu make for an incredible experience and a night you'll never forget.

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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