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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
423 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2314
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Kathy E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 2 April 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
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing fish dishes, steaks, appetizers everything - chef highly trained- mixes of sauces, herbs etc- amazing

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Decided to go to the back bar at the Lantern with another couple during the university's (UNC's) spring break thinking we would have no problem getting a table. We went on the early side (6pm) since our friends didn't want to be out late and...More

Thank Van86girl
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

The food here was absolutely phenomenal! I had the scallops and the poke bowl. The poke bowl was the best I’ve ever had.....same goes for the scallops. Words can’t even do it service of how good it was. When I told the manager and inquired...More

Thank Citadeltraveler
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We made advance reservations at The Lantern for our party of four. Our reserved table was located right by the door; so we opted to dine in the bar area to be more private. Drinks were perfect. Service was superb. Food was good. We started...More

Thank cattailcruiser
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We had a variety of appetizers, each one unique and delicious. It's a sort of fusion cuisine from all over East Asia and done really well. You can tell the chef really knows their stuff!

Thank MGoldberg68
Reviewed 7 March 2018

In town for a wedding, and the rehearsal dinner was at the restaurant. With a large party of people, we had a reserved room for the evening. It is a farm to table restaurant, so the menu changes with what is available. The food for...More

Thank katork
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Howard A
9 November 2016|
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Response from Katie G | Reviewed this property |
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
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
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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