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311 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003 (Manhattan)
(212) 777-2770
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Ranked #5,473 of 11,654 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $10 - $15
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Most recent review
- Jun 3, 2014
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9 reviews from our community

55% Recommend
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A lot of thought has gone into this charming restaurant... I love the stylish opulent décor. The food also does not disappoint... they have a wonderful $14 tasting plate with lovely examples of Asia on a plate Their duck curry is a great example of this dish They also do an enjoyable Majito with Lychee, not to be missed but... More

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new york city
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great Service very attentive Good food Specials Afternoon 2 for 1 specials on drinks (any drink) A place where you can talk and be heard. COMFORTABLE

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My wife and I eat often at the Lanten which is only two blocks from our condo. They have good chinese and thai food and a lively bar. Make no mistake this is neighborhood not gourmet eating and makes no pretense of anything more. The value is good and they frequently have discounted specials. You must try the Shumei.

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Ottawa, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Went on a Friday for appetizers (6:30pm). Fast and friendly service, and not too crowded. Drinks were good ("Oriental Punch" and "White Tiger"), edamame was fresh, and the meals were as good as expected. The "avocado-tofu with massaman dip and tortilla" was much spicier than we expected, considering it didn't have a spicy symbol on the menu. I tried a... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

The attention was good, the thai beer was reasonably priced, short wait times, waiters were friendly. We have nothing to complain of about Lantern.

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Huntington, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Happened upon this place last week. I love Thai food, and had no idea this was Thai until I read the menu at the door. It was crowded, but we sat at the bar to wait for a table and we browsed the menu. It's very pretty inside and well-laid out. We got a nice corner table and ordered right... More

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New York City, NY
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327 reviews 327 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

There really is nothing special about this place, other than its location on a quiet stretch of Second Avenue at 18th Street in Grammercy. The food is typical, mid-priced Thai fare. Apart from a few standout appetizers, there is nothing on this menu that is either new or different from the ubiquitous Thai restaurants that dot the NYC restaurant landscape.... More

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Bainbridge Island WA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2009

We eat a fair amount of Thai food and found Lantern to be unusually good - everything served hot and fresh. Some of the accompanying salads were combinations we have never seen before. Banana Tempura for dessert was sublime, and they serve real Green Tea Ice Cream - not that minty stuff you run into in so many places. Atmosphere... More

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