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Lantern Restaurant

American, Bar
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455 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201-4603
+1 413-448-2717
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Pleasantville, New York
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591 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful find for lunch...an old fashioned lunch counter unchanged since it opened in 1926. Great food, basic and fresh. Real jazz playing on the sound system with the joint festooned with photos of jazz greats. When in Pittsfield don't miss it!

Thank Hugh B
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Can you go wrong when there are a half dozen decent drafts on tap, jazz on the sound system, EPL on the tube, and great flame grilled burgers cooked exactly as you request? Vinegary slaw. Tasty reubens. Hot crispy fries. Photos of jazz greats on the wall. And the price is right! The man behind the Lantern is a drummer... More 

Thank StuartManhattan
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch while leaf watching. The previous reviews were spot on, the BEST burger in Pittsfield. Yes, the place is not that inviting from the outside only because of the location, "Main Street" Pittsfield, but once inside the place is a real nice restaurant. Very few tables, about 5, and a sit down bar. We were 4 senior... More 

Thank bigtimer836
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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205 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Lantern is a small but nice little restaurant in downtown Pittsfield. It features a long bar and a long series of tables along the opposite wall. Since it is close by a theater it is popular with patrons. The menu features a selection of deli sandwiches, salads and burgers of various sizes. I had a hard time choosing but... More 

Thank Drivingmissmary
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stopped in to The Lantern for a burger and beverage. The place is a old fashion bar which has a good menu. The burgers and fries were delicious. We will definitely go to The Lantern the next time we are in town.

Thank Atticus177
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Our granddaughter is interning for the summer in Pittsfield. The Lantern is a small corner restaurant/bar on North St. (around the corner from Barrington Stage Company) that promotes 'best burger'. The entire street is getting new sidewalks and curbs, so there was some construction to navigate. We went on a weekday evening and sat at the bar. There are six... More 

Thank 755missv
North Adams, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We like the Lantern for a burger of quick meal before a performance at nearby Barrington Stage Owner and chef Mark Papas is a jazz fan with music on and vintage photos on the walls. The burgers are but bun doesn't hold up. The turkey burger can be a bit dry and needs help from condiments. The chili lacks heat,... More 

Thank Gonzology
Lee, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Always enjoy my meal here! I have only sat at the bar so it is always really quick. It's a nice and clean atmosphere-not what you would expect from the outside appearance. It's one of my favorite spots in Pittsfield. I seem to miss it a lot though, I have tried to come a few times at what I thought... More 

Thank Kate W
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We had burgers here. We had heard they were the best in the area and must agree. We had a variety of toppings; raw onion, fried onion, lettuce and tomato, and cheese on all. Some in our group had regular fries, sweet potato fries, and onion rings. The onion rings are the large type and done perfectly. There is a... More 

Thank 709nancyh
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

When I crave healthy I get the Lantern salad, when I don't care so much about healthy I order the burgers and fries. Either way this food is scrumptious! The salad portion is great for big appetites. Burgers the best in Pittsfield!

Thank goanytime2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201-4603
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Pittsfield
  • Phone Number: +1 413-448-2717

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?