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Red Lantern Restaurant & Lounge
Today 4:30 pm – 12:00 am
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Tomorrow night get your late night snack on with our $5 #BaoDown menu from 9PM-midnight!
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Tonight we're asking for #moresushiplease...all night long!
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Kick off the week with our Classic Mai Tai or Grass Fed Mule, can't go wrong with either!
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Did you know we offer delivery? No need to call, just order online through @DiningIn!
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Not ready to let go of the weekend? Neither are we. Get your #SundayFunday on with us & our new #RLtiki menu!
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Happy 4th! Enjoy duck buns, crunchy rolls & our tiki taster flight tonight!
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Go big or go home tonight with our dragon sushi boat!
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Here's the menu for tonight's $25 all you can eat #SushiUnlimited menu; what are you starting off with?
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Tomorrow night we're back at it with #SushiUnlimited!
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We're celebrating tonight, come visit! #happy4th
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Go with a classic....#TheZombie circa 1934! #rltiki
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This weekend's the perfect excuse to check out our new #RLTiki menu...get your #PukuPukuPunch on!
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39 Stanhope St Boston, MA 02116
39 Stanhope StreetUSMassachusettsBoston02116
$$$Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Today 4:30 pm – 12:00 am
Monday 4:30 pm – 12:00 amTuesday 4:30 pm – 12:00 amWednesday 4:30 pm – 12:00 amThursday 4:30 pm – 2:00 amFriday 4:30 pm – 2:00 amSaturday 4:30 pm – 2:00 amSunday 4:30 pm – 12:00 am
Red Lantern Restaurant and Lounge brings its guests on a sleek and sensual culinary journey through the Orient in the heart of Boston's Back Bay/South End.
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Sophisticated lounge with eclectic Pan-Asian fare, striking decor & long wine, sake & cocktail list.- Google
"1000 for the uber-quaffable lemongrass moscow mule and tasty drunken noodles."
"We recently had our office Holiday Party at Red Lantern and the party rocked."
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Mikie Rasichanh
2 months ago
First time diner today(6/5/15) first time in Boston at that. Me and my girlfriend went here for dinner, and I have to say we are both servers coming from 4 star restaurants in CT and our experience was terrible. First walking in we were welcomed by the hostesses. We were early and went to the bar to have a drink, the bar lounge area was amazing and bartenders were nice. She had the Shanghai sangria cocktail which was outstanding. I had the basic crown and sprite which was portioned well. After I got the text saying our table was ready, we still waited 10min to sit down. After finally sitting down our server, whom didn't mention his name, took a few minutes to greet us but he seemed like he had a full section. After greeting us and giving us WELL over a few minutes to look over the menu there was still confusion. I ordered the shrimp tempura and beef skewers to start. I got the beef skewers and steam buns, pulled the server aside and since the food hit the table it was considered dead so it was on the house which we thought was nice, told him I still wanted the shrimp tempura. When my girlfriends dinner(teriyaki steak noodles) came out my shrimp did but not the dinner I ordered( house special duck fried rice) the server never came around to check on us at all, while I saw him multiple times standing around talking to co-workers. I physically turned my body multiple times to try and get his attention but he never came by only until I ate my girlfriends leftovers and pushed the plate to the side. I was so fed up with the service I asked for the bill which was speedy enough to come to me and I left a note mentioning how there was a miscommunication and how I never got my dinner. I left a well over 20% in tip because I did not want to have him get me change or else I would have stiffed the server. All in all the food we actually got was top notcth. This one server whos face I'll never forget service was terrible. Atmosphere was amazing, the decore, design and overall layout of the restaurant was beautiful. I will be returning on my next trip to Boston, hopefully I have better service.
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Samuel Akinin
9 months ago
The food is great! the environment is even better! Dont go if you're not gonna order the Fried calamari! BEST FRIED CALAMRI! Fair prices if you order right! Really recommend it!
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Nathaniel Gopen
11 months ago
I didn't have an interest in going to Red Lantern since I've heard a ton of poor reviews from my friends about the food, but some of my friends had a groupon deal so I decided to tag along with them. I didn't have very high expectations for this place and unsurprisingly they didn't exceed any preconceived notions. We arrived at 7:25 for our 7:30 reservation only to be seated at 7:50 at a table that the hostess knew had a slight issue (the AC above was dripping down onto our seats, tables, and floor. They said it was from the humidity, but I've been to a ton of restaurants in humid areas and this shouldn't happen. We then requested to move, which the host staff wasn't happy about, and they sat us at a 6/7 person round table for 4 people - which is uncomfortable and awkward because how do you sit and eat and socialize at a table so big with so few people (surprise, you don't). We asked to move to a 4-top right next to table we were at and they said no, that table was specifically reserved for a group that was arriving soon...we ended up staying at our table, the service was the slowest I've ever had in my life (including 3 Michelin Star restaurants that have tasting menus). It took us about an hour from when we sat down to receive our food and drinks, then another hour to receive the rest of our food and second round of drinks and then over 30mins for them to charge our credit cards!!! The only thing they comped was a measly $10 appetizer...Needless to say I wont be going back. The food is good, good portions, but it is over priced, wait staff is rude and excruciatingly slow. Lucky for me I was with great friends so spending 2.5 hours with them is fun regardless of the situations.
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Beda Angehrn
6 months ago
Great food, design, atmosphere. Friendly and helpful staff.
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Juliana Casale
4 months ago
My purse got stolen here once but I can’t stay mad because the manager was super apologetic and ever since I’ve had excellent experiences. Whether you’re looking for a swanky date spot, girl’s night out or private event space, Red Lantern is a welcome addition to Boston’s admittedly limited lounge scene. +1000 for the uber-quaffable lemongrass moscow mule and tasty drunken noodles.
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Josh Trubow
12 months ago
Red Lantern has a great atmosphere and is a fun place to come with friends for a special event. The prices are on the high side, however the portions are generous. I've been twice and each time I ordered different entrees and appetizers and have been very happy with everything. My biggest complaint is the poor service. I waited 15 minutes past my reservation time, only to be sat at a table with a dripping A/C unit above it. The server seemed to know this was an issue and sat us anyway. We requested a move and were placed at table designed for a party twice our size, despite other vacant tables. We asked to move to a more intimate table once again and were told that another party had a reservation and they would get priority (despite the fact that we had a reservation 30 minutes prior, and had already been inconvenienced by water dripping on us). It took 2.5 hours to eat our meal, way too much waiting. The service seemed very disjointed, and there seemed to be a lack of communication. It took about 30 minutes to get the bill, and have our waitress process our payment. Don't think I'll return here any time soon. Food is great, service is lousy.
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Andrew M
10 months ago
definite vibe / alright drinksies / solid food offerings but tres pricey
Susana Rodriguez
a year ago
Cool decor, delicious food. The best calamari I have had in awhile! The shrimp sumai and even the fried rice were amazing. Did not care for the peach bubble drink, the tapioca pearls were undercooked probably bc they ran out at th he last minute. Great experience otherwise.