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311 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003
(212) 777-2770
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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294 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This restaurant is around the corner from our home. We have eaten here many times and order take out frequently. We love the Thai ice tea; spicy green beans; veggie pineapple fried rice; all the forms of Pad Thai; curry puff chicken; pad se ew; drunken noodles; and the massaman curry. The service is quick and proficient, although the servers... More 

Thank seanworc
Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

Thank Lea32_11
new york city
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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

Thank majoris
New York City, New York
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284 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 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.

Thank Peter S
Ottawa, Canada
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145 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 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 

Thank gmckendr
San Jose, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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.

Thank aavalos
Huntington, New York
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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 

Thank jensearch
New York City, NY
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363 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 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 

Aurillac, France
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

Thank Robert J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: (212) 777-2770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?