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Red Lantern

#174 of 2,382 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Back Bay
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39 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116-5111 (Clarendon Street)
+1 617-262-3900
16:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 16:30 - 00:00
Thu 16:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 02:00
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't usually go for asian food, but this was truely delicious. Cool decor and lively atmosphere to boot - would definitely return.

Thank ouaems
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The perfect place for a happy hour, special occasion with excellent food and services. Alejandro, our waiter was extremely good. The food, delicious and the drinks, perfect.

Thank Ivbp68
Troy, New York
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A good place to eat but unremarkable by Boston standards. Not particularly vegetarian friendly. Drinks are decent and food better than in smaller cities. Not really worth going out of your way for.

Thank Knith
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great japonese food and people watching... I super recomend this place! Been there with friends twice. The location is good too!

Thank Bezer
Norwalk, Connecticut
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met up with a group of 10 people for pre-dinner apps and drinks and had a great experience. We took over the couch area by the bar and had some delicious specialty drinks and ordered a whole bunch of food to try. Food was good and a nice atmosphere.

Thank Andrew M
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not my first time at red lantern . I've noticed the same pattern . Host are not friendly . And seem to judge you from head to toe when you come in . If you don't have a reservation they give you a look . I like the atmosphere it's unique but service is not great . Food is 4... More 

Thank Yana K
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

To say this was 10/10 would be to do this restaurant an injustice. Went in a group of 40 plus people. The sushi was wonderfully fresh and the service was impeccable.

Thank Kevin M
Boston, Massachusetts
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193 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We came in for a dinner before theatre show. Location is really convenient being close to parking and to the performance. However, the waitress was arguing with us that that the tea is hot enough, when it was not, from the customers' perspective, and they do not even steep green tea, which would be expected from an Asian restaurant. The... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Food was good . Was hot and delicious but slow. The atmosphere was great music was somewhat too loud . Most likely will be back.

Thank jack_et_jill
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30 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We went to the Red Lantern about a month ago and this was my first time. WOW what a vibe inside. Asian décor, very tastefully decorated, high ceilings! It is definitely deceiving from the outside. When you pull up to the restaurant, your impression is that it will be small and cozy inside, however quite the contrary, it' is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Chinese
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116-5111
    (Clarendon Street)
  • Public Transportation: Back Bay (Orange Line) and Arlington (Green Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-262-3900
Red Lantern Restaurant and Lounge brings its guests on a sensual culinary journey. Developed by Big Night Entertainment Group, responsible for numerous award-winning venues including Empire Restaurant & Lounge, GEM Italian Kitchen, Nightclub & Lounge in Boston, Shrine, Scorpion Bar and High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Lounge at Foxwoods and Shrine at Foxwoods, partners Ed Kane, Joe Kane, Randy Greenstein and Chef Kevin Long have done it again by filling a void in Boston dining and nightlife. Located in the heart of the Back Bay/South End, Red Lantern has a seating capacity of almost 250 people, featuring an open kitchen, full sushi counter and custom wok station. A 40-seat private dining room adds a level of sophistication to make it the perfect setting for a high end party. Take a step inside and you're transported to an exotic escape with floating lanterns and a glowing aura that's sure to entice all of your senses. Guests delight in our sensational pan-Asian cuisine, including a variety of wood grilled steaks, chicken, seafood, sushi and traditional Asian offerings. Not only is our food a focus of excellence but our lavish drink menu featuring a remarkable array of cocktails, wine and sake is sure to add to your luxurious night out. Impeccable service, stunning decor and an impressive menu make for an incredible experience and a night you'll never forget.

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Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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