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“Exceeded our (high) expectations”
Review of Lantern Restaurant

Lantern Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 303 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We came here on the recommendation of several other area restaurants and they were absolutely right in urging us to try the Lantern while we were visiting in the UNC area.
We tried a variety of appetizers and all of us enjoyed our main courses. Very innovative flavors and preparations. Great taste experience.
And as an unexpected surprise, outstanding cocktails.
It was not until we were leaving that we discovered the cozy bar in the back and an open roof area beside it.
Highly recommended. We will be back next time we are in Chapel Hill.

1  Thank YukonRoadKing
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

My husband took me to the Lantern for my birthday while we were visiting Chapel Hill/Carrboro. The food was delicious and beautifully presented and the service couldn't be better. We left full and happy. We will return!

Thank sunflower35
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

An overhyped restaurant that I have been going to for years, when it was new it was an amazing fresh take on Asian fusion, but over the years it has had little change in their cuisine, the service is great and they have great cocktails, you will definitely enjoy it but it is overhyped for sure, especially since I have lived in Asia for the past five years

1  Thank mpop2002
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Local ingredients, wonderful use of spices and seasonings, and a patient/helpful wait staff. In a word, YUM! I know YUM is a bit simplified, but in going there to celebrate first anniversary of daughter and son-in-law, we had a truly marvelous meal and dining experience. This was the choice of our kids. Being newly weds, they are on a limited budget, and when we told them it was there choice, they did not hesitate, based on all the things they had heard. It did not disappoint! They allowed us ample time to enjoy appetizers, provided full explanations of the entrees, and were gracious in every way. From apps to entrees, food was artfully crafted and FULL of flavors! In all fairness to the Kids perceptions, it was not overly expensive. From chicken to local Carolina flounder, and age dried meats, it was a taste treat, with a tremendous wait staff. A definite return trip, and it won't necessarily have to be a special occasion!

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Thank Bill B
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We loved this restaurant and definitely will return. Their house cocktails were amazing. I recommend maiking reseervations and giving yourself time to sample as much as you can. Everything tasted very fresh and textures and flavors were very well balanced.

Thank arachulax
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