Delicious Pan-Asian food in a relaxed, urban setting. Lantern is a marriage of Asian flavors and North Carolina ingredients sourced mainly from local farms and fisheries. It has been named one of "America's Top 50 Restaurants" and "best farm-to-table restaurants" by Gourmet Magazine, as one of "America's 50 Most Amazing Wine Experiences" by Food & Wine and as "Restaurant of the Year" in 2009 by The News & Observer. Has the Lantern Outdoor Garden and an adjoining Lantern Table, a community kitchen and private dining room for hosting visiting friends & chefs, offer cooking classes and get-togethers. Also great indoor bar.

Chef-owner Andrea Reusing was named the 2011 James Beard Best Chef in the Southeast Winner. She has also been was named one of "15 Green Chefs" on Grist's international list.