Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Lantern
101 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120140.695234 -73.995599
Mon-Fri 11:30 am-11 pm, Sat-Sun 11:30 am-11:30 pm
Neighborhoods: Brooklyn Heights
deliver to the twilight zone! – I use to call for delivery once in a while on a rainy day or a cold one. The order would take a long time to come to my place and the way the food was packed in the bag my drinks and meal were turned over. There were times mistakes were made in my order and had to send the deli guy back. sorry not worth the time and effort.
Not the same store it was 5 years ago – I half to be honest its been 5 years since I ate in this restaurant , thought id come back just to see how its been the food doesn't taste the same it got worse. I remember in the winter when I ate here felt big drafts coming in could have sworn they kept the door open in the back, told one of the waitresses about it and said there is no door in the back open she never checked my coffee was flat and wasn't fresh sorry don't think I will be back for another 10 years not the same restaurant any more.
GROSS & DISGUSTING PIG STY – I live behind this restaurant & I used to order from here back in 2008. Then the management changed and for the last 3 years I've seen the staff piss, smoke & f*ck in the alley behind the restaurant. They cook with the two back doors WIDE OPEN TO WHERE THEY STORE THE TRASH. When it gets warm I can look down two stories & see the flies buzzing in and out of the kitchen from the trash bags stored in back. I WILL NEVER EAT ANYTHING FROM HERE AGAIN. I'm not surprised people get sick eating here. This place has a filthy kitchen & disgusting staff. They should call it 'foreskin soup' because the cook was touching his in the back alley before he made your food!
Good neighborhood Thai place...don't understand bad reviews – I've been to Lantern several times, and find the food to be good. I love the green papaya salad, and the pineapple fried rice. The staff have been nothing but courteous and friendly. Don't know how there could be such a discrepancy in how I get served and how badly some say they have gotten served.
horrible food and service changed alot – a few years ago this use to be a good res something happened during that time period. The servers are not the same they are slow and rude. The food is over cooked and doesnt taste the way it use to. This place went down hill in a big way.
horrid food and impatient staff – I hate to tell everyone the bad news but this place failed to impress me and my boyfriend. the spring roll and the tai rice didnt quite cut it for us. the food really made me feel sick and luckily made it back to my office in time. My credit card was charged twice my meal should have been 15 dollars instead of 35. The thing that really got me was we wanted an outside table and instead the waitress gave it to a couple who got their after we did how rude, we were there first. I ended up going to the ladies room 3 times the food must have been really bad and my mans coffee tasted like real spring water how gross. There is only one place where i get served really well and get good delivery and my friends and family know what restaurant that is and where it is.
got sick and walked out – I was ready to order a meal from this place but after sipping my coffee a little my stomach started to hurt and had to walk out had coffee in other places never had this problem before and the res smelled a little too.
Don't believe the negatives. This place is OUTSTANDING. Great food. Wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff. – This is without doubt my favorite Thai restaurant. I've been to a lot of Thai restaurants and after a while, you get used to the same old, pad thai, but the Lantern gives a special zing and zest to all of their dishes. The atmosphere there is always inviting, whether you're looking for an intimate dinner for two, or a large party. In summer, we've been there when they open the large, glass doors at the front allowing the harbor breeze to flow in straight from New York harbor. In the winter, we've had cozy, romantic meals there enjoying the soft glow of all the little candles they hang in lanterns from the ceiling. I am honestly astonished to read some of the negative reviews of this place. I have been going to the Lantern for many years, and have never been disappointed. I take business clients there all the time, including guests from overseas and they are always impressed. Don't buy the negativity in these reviews. Trust me, this place offers the best value, best atmosphere, and most delicious food in Brooklyn Heights. I know that's not saying much (what else is there!) but this place competes with the best Thai food I've had anywhere. GO! You won't be disappointed.
The Best of The Best in Brooklyn Heights!!! – THE BEST of THE BEST in Brooklyn Heights! I've been going to 'Lantern' once or sometimes three times a month since it's opened. My husband and I are very impressed by the quality of their food and the generous and kind staff every time we are there. Their food is generally much less oily than most Thai restaurants I've been to and their vegetables and meat are always very fresh. Their Pad-Thai is one of the best I've ever tasted! Sweet, savory with a wide variety of ingredients e.g.:shrimp, vegetables etc and not oily at all. I often get stomach-ache when I eat oily food like spring rolls but I've never had any problems at Lantern. I like the chef's new experimental dishes like 'Cream Cheese with crab meat'. Sounds too heavy? No way! It's creamy but very light. I like their Volcano Chicken as well; its sweet and smoky taste melts in your mouth. My husband's favorite, yellow curry noodle is also delicious. Every time we have friends visiting our neighborhood we take them to the Lantern and they all loved the food and atmosphere. Their staff is also very kind. I really don't know what other patrons are complaining about.... even when there are only two of us going, they will pull two tables together for us if the restaurant is not full so we can sit more comfortably. All the staff who work there are smiley and friendly, so I have no idea what other people are talking about... In the Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill area, there are at least 4 Thai restaurants; we've tried them all, but 'Lantern' is by far the best.
We just came from 'Lantern' tonight, had a grilled pork-chop (Smoky, sweet, savory, gingery, lots of vegetables), Thai-Sangria (with Lychee!), Thai-Dumplings, Thai-noodles and Mango-sweet sticky rice and left feeling like we were "In Heaven"!
I give Lantern the best of the best!!! Take my advice, go to the Lantern! SoHee
Great food when they get the order right – I love the food here but have only been able to take out so I usually call and order a delicious tofu dish with a request for soft tofu as opposed to fried. Something always gets lost in translation and I receive the fried tofu and have to return the food for the correct order. The only time I didn't have this problem was when a guy there answered the phone, otherwise the woman that answers (not sure if it's the same woman each time) is limited in her English and always gets it wrong. Needless to say it's become more trouble than it's worth and I definitely think twice before ordering here.
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