Main content starts here, tab to start navigating

private dining

a kitchen with a table and a television

We are thrilled to invite you to our private dining room and community kitchen next door to our LANTERN restaurant in downtown Chapel Hill. Our private dining space grew out of Kitchen Patrol and 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.

This cozy open-kitchen dining room is where we host visiting friends & chefs, offer cooking classes and get-togethers. The space is available for private events for any occasion, from cocktail parties, to movie screenings, or family reunions. Lantern Table can accommodate up to 45 guests for seated dinner, or 60 for passed hors d'oeuvres. We are equipped with state of the art presentation tools and flexibility to provide total privacy, an interactive evening of cooking from the open kitchen or anything in between. Our connected garden accommodates up to 30  for seated dinner and 40 for cocktails and snacks. We look forward to welcoming you!


We ARE currently booking and hosting private events. Our regular service is currently limited to takeout and first come, first served outdoor seating. But dine-in service is available for private parties. Since March 2020, our work has focused on cooking weekly meals for Durham, Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Orange County school children and their families in partnership with Eat NC, as well as a series of take-out and outdoor pop ups

For all inquiries, please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch soon. 

View Private Dining Options