Welcoming travelers and diners since 1803.

Per the State’s COVID response, reservations are required, and seating is limited to 90 minutes.

Thank you again. We are all in this together.

Winter Menu

Please check our board or call for daily flatbread, seafood, and dessert specials! Our full menu is available for curbside or inside take out.

Daily Soup: 4/6
New England Clam Chowder: 6/10
Potatoes, bacon, chopped clams, fresh herbs
The Lantern’s French Onion: 8
Caramelized onions, rich beef stock, melted Swiss, French bread, & a few other secrets
House Greens: 6/8
Mixed fresh greens and vegetables
House made creamy maple herb, Catalina, maple balsamic, blue cheese, lemon vinaigrette, or oil & vinegar
Classic Caesar: 8
Romaine with house-made Caesar dressing, asiago, fresh croutons, lemon, & anchovies
Panzanella: 14
Warm bread, Cranberries, VT chevre, roasted squash, toasted pumpkin seeds, radicchio, frisee, mixed greens, red wine vinaigrette
Add chicken (5), shrimp (6) or steak (7) to any salad
Smoked Duck Poutine: 14

Hand-hewn fries with rich gravy, smoked duck, cheddar curds
Stuffed Mushrooms: 12
Sun dried tomatoes, shallots, spinach, sherry reduction
Fried Fish Finger Basket: 10
Beer-battered Atlantic haddock, with Chef Joey’s special dipping sauce
Daily Flatbread
See the board for rotating flatbread toppings
Lantern Pub Burger: 14
Cooked to order and served with bacon jam, blue cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion
House-Made Veggie Burger: 14
Served with caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, & cheddar
Burger topping add-ons (+$2): bacon, cheddar, mushrooms, caramelized onion
Maple Chipotle Chicken: 14
Deep-fried chicken breast, cheddar, bacon, with fennel slaw
The Lantern’s Famous BLT: 12
Bacon, lettuce, & tomato; add cheddar for $1
Sweet Potato LT: 12
House smoked sweet potato, lettuce, & tomato; add cheddar for $1
Grilled Strip Steak: 28
Crispy fingerling potatoes, Boucher Farm Green Mountain Blue cheese, caramelized onions, and port wine demi drizzle
Root Vegetable Coconut Curry: 20
Lemongrass scented Basmati rice, citrus zest
Duck Breast: 26
Seared duck breast, saffron risotto, seasonal vegetables, blood orange demi
Chicken Marsala: 24
Pan-seared boneless chicken breast with wild mushrooms over creamy herb garlic risotto.
Butternut Pumpkin Ravioli: 22
Sage, caramelized onion, brown butter and toasted pepita seeds

To make a reservation or place a to go order, please call us at 326-3269.

Farm-to-Table Dining

The Black Lantern Inn is a proud member of the Vermont Fresh Network, and walk the walk in terms of sourcing local food. Our Chef and kitchen team work hard to have an ongoing relationship sourcing local products and working with farmers to ensure the best possible quality product for our customers. Our beef and pork come from our neighbors Mark and Wendy Brouillette of Breezy Acres Farm. They also provide eggs we serve to our inn guests for breakfast. Our lamb comes from just up the road at ‘Chet’ and Kate Parson’s farm. Our chicken is raised naturally in Vermont. We feature a range of Vermont cheeses on the menu, sourcing from Boucher Family Farm in Franklin for our bleu cheese dressing, Jasper Hill in Greensboro, Cabot Farms and from Vermont Creamery for our mascarpone for our desserts. Our pasta comes from Tricia at Vermont Fresh Pasta Co., while produce and vegetables in season come from across the region.

Behind our bar, we offer a rotating selection of beer from Vermont breweries including 14th Star, Fiddlehead, Zero Gravity, Goodwater, Switchback, Queen City, and 1st Republic, ciders from Citizen Cider, Vermont Cider Company, and Shacksbury Cider, and wine from Shelburne Vineyard. Even our coffee is roasted just across town by Big Jay Roasting Company!

Our menu changes seasonally, and we offer a variety of daily specials based on what is available locally. We will try to keep our facebook page up to date with the daily specials.

The dining room is open Wednesdays through Saturdays.


Black Lantern’s six rooms in the main inn and four suites in the Burdette House make it the perfect size for wedding groups, family reunions, and bike tour groups.

We are close to Jay Peak, and offer a peaceful alternative to staying on the mountain. Spend your ski week or romantic weekend with us, and enjoy one of the best views of historic Hazen’s Notch.

We look forward to welcoming you to our special part of Vermont. Please check our availability here.

About Us

The Black Lantern Inn has been welcoming guests in Montgomery since 1803. When it closed abruptly in 2015, a group of “locals” began hatching a plan to open the doors again. The community came together to purchase, and now to reopen, the inn.

The Lantern is located in the heart of Montgomery Village.