423 West Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27516 919.969.8846 lanternrestaurant.com

We are thrilled to invite you to LANTERN TABLE, a private dining room and community kitchen next door to our LANTERN restaurant in downtown Chapel Hill.

LANTERN TABLE is a reflection of what drew me to cooking in the first place: the opportunity to gather people together, celebrate, and share stories around the table.

Please join us!

Andrea Reusing
Chef / Owner
Lantern & Lantern Table

Awards & Accolades

Winner James Beard Foundation Best Chef: Southeast 2011

America’s Top 50 Restaurants
–Gourmet

Best chef in Orange/Chatham County, 2008-2014
Independent, Reader’s Choice Award

100 Places to Eat Now
–Southern Living

America’s 50 Most Amazing Wine Experiences
–Food & Wine

 Unpretentious sophistication is always a surprise to stumble upon. That’s Lantern. The dishes are generous, joyous and expressive. 

—Neal Rosenthal
Founder, Rosenthal Wine Merchant

 It is without question a favorite of my board members, most of whom fly in from San Francisco. Your presentation screening capabilities are top-notch, and the service is impeccable. 

—Jud Bowman
CEO & Founder, Appia

 We were thrilled with our experience at Lantern Table. The food was characteristically delightful and considerate of dietary needs, the staff was lovely, and the environment was just right. Our wedding guests left feeling treated to a feast and the warmth of the space contributed to a touching experience. 

—Jeff Barney & Cameron Ratliff

 Lantern specializes in what I call ‘young cooking.’ I can taste all the energy and venturesomeness coiled, youthful, behind those swinging doors. 

—Allan Gurganus
Author

 Today, at the center of a web of artisanal producers, [Andrea] transforms their ultra fresh ingredients into dishes from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and India. Her food remains true to those traditions, yet it is distinctly modern and distinctly hers. 

—Gourmet

THE COZY KITCHEN DINING ROOM can accommodate up to
50 guests for seated dinner or up to 65 guests for passed appetizers.

Our floor-to-ceiling glass doors allow you and your guests to mingle in the kitchen for snacks or can be screened for total privacy.

THE HEATED, FOUR-SEASON GARDEN can accommodate up to 30 for seated dinner and up to 50 for cocktails and snacks.

LANTERN BAR can accommodate up to 35 for seated dinner and 50 for cocktails.

Dining at Lantern Table

Lantern's private dining menus emphasize locally sourced ingredients, seasonal highlights and year-round favorites.

starting at

$85

CHEF’S AMUSÉ

A seasonal gift from the kitchen

APPETIZER

A choice of three appetizers

ENTRÉE

A choice of three entrées

DESSERT

A choice of three desserts


starting at

$75

APPETIZER

A choice of three appetizers

ENTRÉE

A choice of three entrées

DESSERT

A choice of three desserts


starting at

$65

APPETIZER

Three appetizers served family-style

ENTRÉE

A choice of three entrées

DESSERT

A choice of three desserts


starting at

$55

APPETIZER

Three appetizers served family-style

ENTRÉE

Two entrées served family-style

DESSERT

One dessert


Cocktail Dining

HEAVY APPETIZERS

Nine dishes –
Passed and stationed

$55

LIGHT APPETIZERS

Five dishes –
Passed and stationed

$35

Minimum event charges apply to all private dining reservations and vary according to night of the week. Please inquire.

We gladly accommodate most dietary requests, including vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten, dairy and shell-fish free.

Cocktail appetizers and expanded menu selections may be added to any menu for an additional charge.

All beverages charged a la carte. Lantern’s beverage director will work with you to craft a personalized wine experience highlighting small family farms and organic biodynamic producers.

Lantern Dinner Favorites

Our event consultants will work closely with you to design your menu two weeks prior to your event to ensure each season’s finest offerings are reflected in your menu.

WINTER 2015 - All dishes are subject to seasonal availability.

APPETIZERS

Brinkley Farm white sweet potato soup - apples, miso

Salt and pepper shrimp - wild shrimp with crispy shells, fried jalapeños, coriander, sea salt

Crispy winter vegetable egg roll - pea greens, local shiitake and oyster mushrooms, savoy cabbage, hot chile and lemon

Chaat - roasted carrots, crispy black lentils, cauliflower, basil, pickled red onions, cashews, mint chutney

Lantern local pasture-raised pork and chive dumplings

Black mushroom and cabbage dumplings

Warm kabocha squash salad - red lentils, saffron, dates, Chapel Hill Creamery paneer

Sake and tea-cured wild Steelhead trout bento box - house pickled ginger, red cabbage, fresh wasabi, miso-mayonnaise, sticky rice, nori

Lantern charcuterie - pork terrine, crispy rillettes, air-dried beef, Chicken Bridge Bakery bolillo, pickled green tomatoes and radishes

ENTREES

Crispy whole fish Châ cá la Vong - hot chile, fresh turmeric, dill, fried shallots, roasted peanuts, spicy heirloom carrot salad, jasmine rice

Japanese pot on fire - braised Red Poll beef short ribs, shank and brisket in broth, rare sirloin, oxtail dumplings, local vegetables, fresh wasabi, sea salt

Roasted Moulard duck - kasu, cider-braised white sweet potato,pickled apples, shallots

Dashi sticky rice - braised sunchokes, oyster mushrooms, Brinkley Farm butter beans,pea greens, slow cooked farm egg

Coconut braised Chapel Hill Creamery pork shank - fresh galangal, crispy shallots,spicy green papaya-peanut salad, jasmine rice

Crispy slow-cooked White Oak Pastures duck soup - fresh egg noodles, oyster and shiitake mushrooms, Shanghai bok choy, scallions

Housemade curry stew – local pumpkin and carrots, red onion, pea greens, tofu dumplings, Thai Basil, coconut

DESSERTS

Warm native persimmon pudding - candied kumquats, soft cream,local pecans

Mango sorbet - tequila, agave, lime, black sesame fortune

Hot chocolate cake - salty peanut brittle ice cream

High Rock Farm chestnut crème caramel - poached pear, sorghum snaps

Brûléed muscadine sundae - crème fraîche ice cream, pistachio cream

All menus are designed two weeks prior to events in order to reflect all available seasonal specialties.

Cocktail Dining Favorites

Enhance your event with Lantern’s thoughtful, seasonal hors d’oeuvres or select your favorites for cocktail dining.

Add-on to existing dinner menu: priced per piece/per person

WINTER 2015 - All dishes are subject to seasonal availability.

PASSED

Spicy carrot soup with vadouvan curry

Hayman sweet potato, apple and miso soup

Lobster dumplings – yuzu chile sauce

Lantern shrimp toast - NC shrimp with hot mustard and sweet chile sauce

Lantern local pasture-raised pork and chive dumplings

Fried Eastern Shore oysters - fresh curry leaves, curry mayonnaise

Razor clam ceviche - Louisiana meyer lemon pickle, chiles

Wild King Salmon sashimi – pickled beet, black onion seed

Seaweed cured Spanish mackerel tartare - fresh wasabi, cucumber

Shooting Point oysters - NC trout roe, yuzu, crème frâiche

Royal Red shrimp aguachile

STATIONARY

Lantern seasonal pickle plate

Salt and pepper shrimp - wild shrimp with crispy shells, fried jalapenos, coriander, sea salt

Sake and tea-cured wild Sockeye salmon bento box - house pickled ginger, red cabbage, fresh wasabi, miso-mayonnaise, sticky rice, nori

Lantern local pasture-raised pork and chive dumplings

Black mushroom and cabbage dumplings

Lantern charcuterie – pork terrine, crispy rillettes, air-dried Red Poll beef, Chicken Bridge Bakery bolillo, local pickles

Black pepper & caramel grilled local pork ribs with pickled napa daikon

All menus are designed two weeks prior to events in order to reflect all available seasonal specialties.

The Lantern Bar

Delight your guests with remarkable wine, beer and cocktails to perfectly complement your meal.

WINE

Lantern’s beverage director will work with you to craft a personalized wine experience highlighting small family farms and organic biodynamic producers.

SPECIALTY COCKTAILS

Milk of Human Kindness – Gin, elderflower, sake, prosecco

Homeward Angel – Bulleit rye, Dolin sweet vermouth, cherry Heering, housemate orange bitters

A Deed Without A Name – Laphroaig 10yr Islay, almond, lemon, egg white

Obscure Object of Desire – Prosecco with reposado tequila & grapefruit bitters

Indian Summer – Darjeeling-infused bourbon, lemon, Dr. Elmegirab’s teapot bitters

Hibiscus Petal - Hibiscus-infused vodka, fresh lime juice, Thai basil

Junebug – Pimm’s, fresh ginger-lemon soda, cucumber

BEER

Rotating selection of seasonal drafts

All menus are designed two weeks prior to events in order to reflect all available seasonal specialties.
Please inquire for a comprehensive wine and cocktail list.

Planning Your Event at Lantern Table

SCHEDULING

  • Contact our consultants with event details: events@lanternrestaurant.com or 919.969.8846
  • A $250 deposit is required to secure a private dining reservation and is due within 3 business days of receipt of the reservation confirmation form.
  • A deposit and menu package selection are required for a proposal. Specific course selections will be addressed two weeks prior to the event to allow for seasonal menu additions to be determined.

PLANNING

  • Upon receipt of deposit, our team will confirm preliminary information regarding dietary requests, event timing and flow, and A/V needs.
  • Two weeks prior to your event, our consultants will contact you with seasonal menu details to finalize food and beverage selections.
  • A final guest-count for your party is required two weeks prior to event date.

PRICING

  • Minimum event charges apply to all private dining reservations and vary according to night of the week. Please inquire.
  • All beverages are charged a la carte, including all wine, beer, cocktails, soft drinks, coffee and tea.
  • Pricing is exclusive of North Carolina sales tax and 20% gratuity.
  • All food and beverage costs are applied to the minimum event charge.
  • Any remaining balance on the event minimum will be charged as room fee.

CANCELLATIONS

  • Cancellations must be made at least one-month prior to event date in order to receive a deposit refund.

To begin your personalized event consultation, contact us at events@lanternrestaurant.com or 919.969.8846

Our kitchen dining room, garden and bar are available nightly for group events ranging from cooking classes and board meetings to weddings and cocktail receptions.

Custom menus are created for each event, including wine pairings and a full selection of cocktails and beer from our remarkable bar.

State-of-the-art presentation & meeting capabilities, including Wi-Fi and audio/visual projection are provided at no additional charge.

Ample parking, including valet, is located adjacent to Lantern.