Five Things to Know About Big Lantern
With its name spelled out in whimsical, multicolor neon lights, Big Lantern draws inspiration from the Chinese Lantern Festival. During this celebration, people bear lanterns beneath a full moon, illuminating the streets as others light fireworks, play games, and dance in lion and dragon costumes. Read on to see how Big Lantern’s owners strive to capture the spirit of this festival:
The menu teems with traditional Chinese dishes. Chefs prepare specialties like tea-flavored scallops and flaming Szechuan-style chili fish.
But the chefs also whip up Americanized favorites. Orange chicken, sesame beef, and crab cheese puffs round out an extensive menu.
Cantonese dim sum happens every day of the week. Share small plates with friends and family, from steamed spare ribs to turnip cakes.
The bar is ready with a sake recommendation. Regular, premium, cold, unfiltered—just ask what would pair best with your meal.
The decor’s more than just paper lanterns. Feast your eyes with decorations like a fish fountain or an ornately carved wooden panel.