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Red Lantern

#160 of 2,413 Restaurants in Boston}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Japanese, Sushi, Asian
39 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116-5111
+1 617-262-3900
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“sushi” (56 reviews)
“duck buns” (9 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly
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39 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116-5111
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1 - 10 of 254 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very very nice Japaneese and Sushi place. Upscale ambiance, just a little loud at time because of the size of the room and acoustics. They have a wide variety of sushi and the fish was extremely fresh. There are also non sushi...More

Thank jgold10529
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of girlfriends and I went out last night for dinner and drinks. We had been before a few years back and loved it so we came again-request a round table if there is a group of you. It makes it so much easier...More

Thank Julz2381
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant, food and service was very good with chefs area visible to customers. Nice cocktails. Food is a available for takeaway although works out fairly expensive.

Thank Sparkle168
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most locals I spoke to had told me that Red Lantern wasnt as good as Douzo. Having been to both I have to say I dont agree. I think the food here was equally as good and the decor and atmosphere might even have been...More

Thank SJL1605
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Glad our group had a room at the back and not by the bar as the noise level was disagreeable. Not sure why they play such loud, heavy bass music. Drinks and appetizers were good, service very attentive.

Thank cant83
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Love the place and the ambience. It feels asian and some kind of underground. Hard to describe, but I like it. Although they have incredible high ceilings, it does feel cozy. The people behind the bar are dressed interesting and the folks on the floor...More

Thank Lexie D
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice ambiance in a very original building with authentic Bostonian style. The open space gave great comfortable feeling. Quality of food is world class and the service is very high class.

Thank Muwaffaq J
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Ambiance -- A little dark, with mildly loud music. Asymmetric red lanterns of different sizes hanging down and east Asian statues are places all around. Drinks -- Martini way too sweet, limited draft beer options but many "bomb" variations if that is what you are...More

Thank emizco
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Right off the highway and Back Bay Station, this restaurant has great food, which is priced accordingly. The acoustics are such that a loud din from the customers with cause you to shout if you want to be heard in conversation during peak hours.

Thank daviddD3505IR
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We were spending the night in Boston at a local Hotel in order to take relatives to Logan for a return trip to Louisiana. We chose the Red Lantern as it was close and also on the recommended list of restaurants at our hotel -...More

Thank MJSB
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Response from Eric Z | Reviewed this property |
Use valet or Central parking next door
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Response from gnaff9093 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Go to their website and look for the gift card tab. Tried to put the URL in this response but trip advisor slapped my hand 😏
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Dinner, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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