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
Good Thai food, nice people – This was my third time at Lantern. My boyfriend and I really enjoy it. I don't know what the other patrons are talking about. We have never encountered anything but friendly staff. The only minor incident was that they accidentally put chicken in the dish instead of shrimp. Boohoo. Cry me a river. Overall, the food is pretty good for Thai.
worst customer service on Montague street – Me and my family have been eating at lantern for over 6months once a week sometimes when people have an incident at a retaurant they let it go and give the place a second chance. these people had more then one chance. we asked to combine 4 tables together for lunch on a sat afternoon, instead of trying to help out they looked at us and said listen you cant take up this much space we lose money like this. With the amount of people we had we needed at least 4or5 tables for 3 children and 2 adults it wasnt like they had a line waiting. I can understand when a place gets busy on the weekend there is some pressure but they dont know how to handle pressure they start to yell at people the waitress would say the store is busy are you ready to order give it to me now. Iam sorry there is no way i would set foot in a place like that very mean people. Its not my fault they get stuck in jobs like this.
If you like being ignored, come to Lantern – Food - OK at best
Decor - Considered & Well Thought out
Service - Dismal
Best avoided, there are better places to go. Ended the evening feeling stressed & annoyed at shoddy service where staff specialized in looking busy whilst not doing anything to service guests in the slightest. The only thing excelled at was the ability to avoid & ignore catching anyone's gaze.
few options in brooklyn heights – As the food on Montague street goes, this is one of the better places, but that's not saying much. If you can't make it over to Smith street, this is one of your better bets. But expect rude, rude, rude service and forget about calling -they only seem to answer their phone 20% of the time.
Eeeeeeyuuchhhhhh!!! This is not food!! – I'm staying at the Marriott Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. On the hotel hand-out map there were some local restaurants listed. Lantern Thai was one of those restaurants. I should have known right away to steer clear (any restaurant that advertises on a local hotel's map is suspect), but the concierge recommended it. I ordered in.
Right now I have a bag full of food on my hotel room bathroom floor waiting for the maid to trash it. The Shu Mai tasted like purated dog doo. If that's how you spell purated. The massaman and panang curries were just atrocious. Absolutely unedible. The only thing remotely edible was the brown rice. This is not food, unless you consider garbage or purated dog doo food. If so, you will love The Lantern. Be Warned!!!!!
Editorial Review – Thai restaurant goes beyond basic noodle dishes and curries with chef's specials like steamed bass in chili-lime sauce.
I have never been treated like this in a restaurant in Brooklyn and will never go back – We have lived in Brooklyn Heights with kids for years and for the past few years have been regularly going to Lantern, a Thai restaurant on Montague St. I don't want to say that I am a regular but by going there almost once a week, I felt that we had been good patrons of the place.
Last Friday, we arrive with 5 adults, 3 kids and a new born around 6PM. The terasse was rather full but inside the restaurant, the place was empty.
When we asked to be seated inside and to have 4 small tables put together as we were 8 to eat, the waiter, a young Thai guy, started telling us that 3 tables would be enough. I first thought that he had not understood what we meant and therefore we insisted that 3 small tables would be enough to seat 5 adults and 3 kids. He started complaining that they probably would need the table. I pointed out that it was not like people were lining up around the block waiting for a table as they had over 40 empty tables inside.
When the waited started to get rather rude, we complained to the manager who decided to stick by her waiter...
well, I do not know how most of you working in the service industry feel, but I never get restaurant managers that decide to side by a rude waiter vs. 8 customers.
Needless to say that we decided to take our business somewhere else: the food is clearly NOT THAT good to be treated like this. We then went to a lovely new Asian Bistro still on 118 Montague between Henry and Hicks, called "Tenda - Asian Bistro". They have a great garden; the food is actually very good and the service was extremely friendly.
I was close to going back to Lantern and showing the manager the amount of our tab for our dinner but felt it was not worth my time.
A word of advice: it takes a while for a restaurant to build a good reputation based on food quality and service and as you can see, 5 minutes to destroy it.
I will never go back and spend my money there that's for sure.
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