AWESOME PLACE.. About 1 and 1/2 months ago I was online looking for a place to have my son's 40th birthday party. I came across the Neuva Lanterna, I went online and read the reviews and the one made me a little worried. I called my daughter and we talked about it and decided that one bad review doesn't make the place bad. It may have been an upset employee or anyone trying to mess up this business. I made an appointment and went it to talk to them about the party. When I arrived I was greeted by a very pleasent hostess who in turn went and got Scott ( the owner) . Scott came out and greeted me with a smile and offered me a cup of coffee. We sat and talked about what he had to offer . I also told him I read the bad review but I was willing to give them a try.. I asked my daughter to go and pick out the menu and see what she tought. She did and was also very impressed with the way they handled themselves. The party was held this past Saturday the 17th and I cannot tell you how wonderful everything was. The service was supereb and the food was out of this world great. My guests told me they really enjoyed the whole party.That everything was GREAT . Scott came down several times to check on us and to see if there might be something he could do for me. There was nothing. He did a GREAT job and I want to take this time to say "THANK YOU SCOTT", I could not have had my son's 40th birthday at a better place.We will be back for more parties and to have dinner also. Good Luck with your business and "GOD BLESS". Sandy Werner, Bethlehem, Pa.
OMG I just tried the worst of the worst restaurants in Lehig. I can not call it a Cuban restaurant since I did not see any Cuban food. When I arrived I saw the parking lot empty I should have just kept going. My wife said it should be ok. Got in the door the music was loud because we entered the bar area, there was one drunk at the bar. Then saw the restaurant was a separate entrance, music was loud but not as loud as the bar. Looks like the loud music was coming from the dance room which was empty. Looked over the menu, very strange descriptions for the items on the menu, not typical Latin food, I know they state Fusion but this is fusion unless they use left overs to fuse it together . Prices looked ok. First bad sign ordered soda and it was flat they said the machine was broken. which they knew but served anyway. The bread was good and so was the water. The chicharones fried pork chunks was ok but very salty. Then we bit into an arepa and ****found a piece of glass****, searched the rest of the arepas and found more. Told the waitress and she said things fall all the time into mixer "He He". They took it off of the bill. Then my salad came with Cuban dressing on the side. It was regular Oscar Myer Mustard with mayo or something and it tasted spoiled. Then my skirt steak arrived and it was tough, I took a bite and it tasted funny like old or reheated. I looked at closer and it was like it was microwaved it looked nasty, one side dehydrated. They ended up taking 9 items of our bill for a group of 6 people. The waitress apologized several times. I asked for the manager but he or she never came out. For the safety of your family do not eat at this restaurant.
the lantern was a nasty place to eat would never have recomended to ANYONE....
it is in the process of going through a major renovation and new restaurant
called Nueva Lanterna Fusion Grill & Rum Bar the new owner scott vegas of Buena bistro
in bethlehem is making wonders with this place he gave me a private tour and the night club is also
in the process were there will be no djs but latin bands only
He enlisted Executive Chef Daniel Huertas Jr to head up the kitchen
Daniel comes from an extensive culinary back ground such as the plaza athenee, river cafe,
Jaques torres, the water club, and moscow ussr most of us know him as
the executive pastry chef at edge ( look out for the warm chocolate with vanilla bean ice cream
Daniel signature Desssert, his sample menu is out of this world
grand opening is sept 8th 2008
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