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Lantern Restaurant

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

Lantern made my young adult daughter and I believers. Our server brought the fried shrimp appetizer and said we may leave the shells on like a soft shell crab or peel them. Although we doubted her at first we decided to try them as she...More

Thank Jennie H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The menu is unusual (at least by my standards). Also the menu is limited to a few items. Still, the food was good.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love sitting at the bar area in the back of the restaurant. It's decor is sexy, and cozy, quiet an the staff there are very attentive and knowledgeable. Great selection of wine and spirits. The food is amazing and never disappoints. Worth every penny.

Thank Rachel R
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Had 6 tiny oysters for 16.00 and very average at best pork pot stickers for 9 with a salt like sauce. I won't return I went across the street to a taco trailer and had a 2.50 street taco that exceeded my expectations and the...More

Thank Gardner S
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

Our table ordered a few small plates, which were all yummy. Then had the pork chop dinner. It was really good, really really good. The pork, egg, rice, and papaya slaw went well together. The service was nice and the outdoor patio area was nice....More

Thank K8lyn-L
Reviewed May 24, 2018

We were celebrating my friend's progress in his fight against leukemia, so it was a pleasure being able to treat them to a delicious and memorable dining experience. All of us are Carolina grads and they sure didn't have anything close to restaurants like this...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed May 15, 2018

This is a wonderful dining experience. Delicious food, flawless service and lovely atmosphere. Don't miss this very special place!

Thank Kathy E
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

I love the wonderful integration of different cousines into the menu offerings each night. A great place for a special made out.

Thank Howard A
Reviewed April 23, 2018

This is one of the best restaurants I have been to. The food was out of this world. There were 4bof us and we sat and ate in the back bar. The decor is warm and inviting, the service attentive and knowledgeable. We started with...More

Thank Rozkan
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We took advantage of the warm weather to sit in the outside garden area, which was lovely and quiet (except for a couple of cars driving by in the adjacent alleyway, but that was infrequent.) The food was exceptional. Highlights included the poke appetizer (amazing!),...More

Thank Joan W
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Howard A
November 8, 2016|
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Response from Katie G | Reviewed this property |
Paul C
October 27, 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
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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