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Lantern Restaurant

Open Now: 5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
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Really creative cuisine!

Fantastic food! Tea and spice smoked chicken, spicy beef wontons and tender bavette! The patio is... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Jamie B
Asheville, North Carolina
Lives Up To Its Reputation

I've known about this restaurant for a while now and was delighted to have the opportunity to... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
New Jersey
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21 May 2017
“Really creative cuisine!”
11 Nov 2016
“Lives Up To Its Reputation”
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423 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2314
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Fantastic food! Tea and spice smoked chicken, spicy beef wontons and tender bavette! The patio is secluded and full of atmosphere, a really friendly staff and well priced bar menu. Great experience! Highly recommend.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jamie B
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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank citygirlpz
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Yes, Lantern is an award-winning restaurant with great food but the decor and the atmosphere in the main dining area is kind of plain and boring. Several people told us to go to the bar in the back (including a very revered local chef at...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank TarHeel
Reviewed 12 January 2016

It had been awhile since we had visited this restaurant. To be honest the last time we had been we were not impressed primarily because of the server. I am glad we went back. On our latest visit the food was innovative and very good....More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Bill S
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Featured on NPR's "The Splendid Table," Lantern's Andrea Ruesing won the James Beard Award for best chef in the Southeast in 2011. Lantern serves her trendsetting fusion of Asian and southern cooking using the best fresh, farm to table local ingredients available. That doesn't come...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Art_Menius
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Full disclosure: we learned about Lantern restaurant from our daughters, both in the food service industry and one of whom worked there in the past. As a result several years later, we still feel like we get special treatment. But as I observe other diners...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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