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Lantern Restaurant

423 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2314
+1 919-969-8846
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
423 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2314
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We enjoyed the salmon bento box which was fresh and delicious. The salt & pepper shrimp were also excellent. Our fish with bok choy was delicious. Excellent restaurant

Thank Janet A
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Eat here to support local producers and enjoy some of the best food in the Triangle. You have many options in Chapel Hill so save this one for special occasions. You will enjoy.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We went here for a group business dinner with a special arrangement, having a room for ourselves. The food was excellent, well prepared with a sense of detail and care. I liked the fusion aspect of it, creative combinations, combined with good taste.

Thank Dominik R
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This lady with glasses enjoyed the cocktail "Girl Who Wears Glasses." :) We shared several appetizers and especially liked the pork dumplings. Unfortunately, the salt and pepper shrimp tasted a bit off - perhaps they were not as fresh as they should be. For the...More

Thank bamboola
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Ate in the dining room: good service, decent well-priced wine list and interesting fusion dishes. All-in-all, a pleasurable experience.

Thank Roy D
Reviewed 14 January 2017

My only regret is waiting so long to come here! My dinner earlier this week was fantastic - black cod with locally sourced mushroooms and black rice. We shared the calamari starter. I'm already plotting a return trip from Raleigh - this place makes the...More

Thank Jamie K
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I was in Chapel Hill for work and the Lantern was recommended by a bartender in the area. Eating at the bar was strongly recommended over the dinning room. The bar is located in a back room and is fairly dark. Servers were friendly and...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Went as part of a large group--beware, small venue, you will need reservations if you are a big group or if you want to be sure to get in. They had a pre-fix menu for us. Appetizers were very good, try the chaat, the salt...More

1  Thank ALLSLC
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I've known about this restaurant for a while now and was delighted to have the opportunity to finally dine there. The atmosphere is modern and spare, but with a comforting vibe and the noise never rises above a low hum. We ordered plates to share...More

Thank citygirlpz
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The atmosphere was great - dimmed lighting, relatively quiet, seems like a good place for a romantic date. For appetizers, our group shared two types of dumplings, salt & pepper shrimp, and korean fried chicken. All of these were amazing and could not have been...More

Thank Lance R
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Howard A
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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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
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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