News and Events


SPECIAL EVENT: On Monday, February 24th we will welcome Toni Tipton-Martin to Lantern to celebrate her groundbreaking new book, Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking, with ginger punch on the patio, a four course family-style dinner, and open conversation about food, race, and justice. The event starts at 6:00 PM with 45 minutes of cocktail time before a seated dinner. $45 per person (including welcome cocktail; excluding dinner beverage, tax, and gratuity). All proceeds benefit the SANDE Project and Kitchen Patrol.

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Please mention any allergies or dietary restrictions when making your reservation. Please note that not all dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling us at  (919) 969-8846. 


We are accepting reservations for Graduation and Mother's Day weekend: May 8th and May 9th, 2020! Please call (919) 969-8846 or email to make your reservation!

We we will be open starting at 5:30 on Friday, May 8th and 5:00 on Saturday, May 9th.

Please note: we will be accepting reservations for groups of up to 10, and will be requesting credit card information to hold reservations for 6 or greater. 

Lantern Garden

We are happy to announce Lantern Garden is now open! Join us on the patio every evening for drinks and our full menu.


Andrea shares her recipe for scallops in yellow curry with spicy grapefruit salad in the January issue of FOOD & WINE.

Photo by John Kernick

Andrea shares her recipe for mussel soup with Saveur Magazine.

Our kitchen’s 5 favorite fish you need to get your hands now on with recipe ideas.

Southern Living

We are honored to be included in Southern Living’s “100 Places to Eat Now”!

5 Things You Need To Know In The South Right Now


Art in the Alley

Artist and musician Ron Liberti's most recent work was installed in Yates Alley on June 23. Commissioned by Lantern, the series of eight panels are each based on a detail from one of Liberti's celebrated rock posters.

A collection of his work is held at the Southern Folklife Collection in The Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Eater: Watch Andrea Reusing's TED Talk on the Illusion of Abundance and the Invisibility of Farm Workers

Here's a thought-provoking TEDx Talk from Lantern's Andrea Reusing in which the Chapel Hill, NC chef urges the food world to "make a place for farm workers at the table." Reusing points out that we live in a world run amuck with "foodies," saying, "We have tote bags for our tote bags. Our compost piles have their own Tumblrs." But yet somehow still the food community often ignores "something that's much more fundamental to the way we live: the lives of the people who harvest the food that we eat." Eater

An interview in The Daily Meal.


Cooking in the Moment

Cooking in the Moment

Cooking In the Moment selected as one of the New York Times notable cookbooks of 2011!

A serious thank you to Serious Eats for including Cooking in the Moment with such great company in their favorite cookbooks of the year.

Recipe from Cooking in the Moment:

Cherry stone panna cotta

From Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes