About Us

Welcome to the Red Lantern

Nestled in the center of Midtown Toronto is the Red Lantern. Known to the folks in the neighbourhood as “the Lantern”, the restaurant and bar has been serving up good food, good drinks, and good times, since 1969.

The Atmosphere

If you are looking for a friendly pub to relax at after work, a place to meet your friends for an evening out, or just a place to get a great meal, the Red Lantern is for you.

Grab a seat at our large and open bar, or if you prefer, sit down in one of our cozy booths or take a seat at one of our tables, and let our friendly staff do the rest. Interested in a drink? We offer a large selection of domestic and imported beer as well as the finest spirits. Hungry? Our kitchen staff works hard to offer a menu that goes beyond just the usual food you would expect at a bar.

Great Food

Our menu offers a wide range of selections, from comfort foods like chicken strips, fun foods like fajitas, served sizzling right at your table, to more elegant meals such as fine pastas.

Stone oven pizza, great burgers, a wide selection of sandwiches, and daily specials from tacos to fried chicken sandwiches round out the dinner and lunch menu.

When it comes to food, the Lantern can meet any of your cravings, and now our great food can be ordered for pick-up within 20 minutes. 

Newly Remodeled Patio

When summer is here, there is no better place to be then on the Red Lantern’s patio. Whether you want to catch some rays (our patio is in direct sun most of the day) or just chill out after sundown and enjoy the evening air, our patio is the perfect place. Newly remodeled and with new furniture, our patio is a comfortable way to watch the world go by. Just remember to bring your sunglasses!


Perfect for you

Catching the game? Date night? Grabbing dinner with the family? Hosting a company event? Or just looking for a spot to sit back and relax? Then the Red Lantern is the place for you. Come on out and be part of a neighbourhood tradition that has been around for more than 45 years.