R Lounge at Two Times Square
R Lounge at Two Times Square
  • Address:
    714 Seventh Avenue (inside Renaissance Hotel)
    Two Times Square
    New York, NY 10036
    Neighborhood:
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

R Lounge at Two Times Square

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rloungetimessquare.com/
  • Phone: 212-261-5114x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday 11:00AM - 12:00AM
    Friday - Saturday 11:30AM - 1:00 AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef:
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Special Events: With the ultimate wraparound views of Times
    Square, R Lounge is an inspired setting for any type
    of gathering. Perched intimately along the pulsating
    energy below, this truly unique venue will turn any
    event into something unforgettable. It’s a refreshing
    and stylish atmosphere where your guests will enjoy
    specialty cocktails and inventive menus including
    “Blue Ribbon Classics” crafted by acclaimed chefs
    Bruce & Eric Bromberg of Blue Ribbon Restaurants.
    The lounge can accommodate up to 300 guests, who
    can expect cuisine and service that are nothing short
    of extraordinary.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West 47th and 48th Street
  • Public Transit: 1 to 50th Street
    N,R to 49th & Seventh
    C,E to 50th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Available ($54 cars, $64 oversized vehicles)
A word from R Lounge at Two Times Square
No matter what time of day, the views from R Lounge (voted Best Scenic View by OpenTable diners) are spectacular both inside and out. Boasting floor-to-ceiling windows and breathtaking panoramic views of Times Square, this new NYC lounge and bar comes as a welcome oasis and stylish escape from the hustle and bustle of Times Square.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
R Lounge at Two Times Square reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (47)romantic (24)special occasion (21)late-night find (20)good for groups (16)hot spot (10)neighborhood gem (10)great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (5)fit for foodies (4)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Spectacular view
    GjsantoniVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    You have a priviledge view of tine square, the restaurant is inside the Renassaince Hotel, with a very modern interior. I ejoyed a lot the place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • memorable dinner
    jenlc723
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I had dinner at the R Lounge. While I was disappointed we could not sit along the edge with the windows, we still had a very good view of Times Square. It is a small restaurant (reservations definitely recommended) with unique seating. The service was very good. It is a bit pricey. We both had the steak and it did not blow us away. But I would definitely return for a special occasion or a nice place out with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Took my mom for a lovely lunch, food was good and reasonable, view of time square is amazing, service as attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything was as advertised - ultimate views, good food, and excellent customer service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't beat the view.
    Candy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    While in NYC if you want a quintessential view you can't beat the R Lounge. In the mood for onion soup? Can't beat that either.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Great View
    oneelusivegal
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    When my friend and I recently visited NYC we were told to visit the R Lounge. The view was great, it overlooked Times Square, you can see the ball that drops on New Years Eve. The Lounge was fairly intimate and the food was good and the prices IMO were more than reasonable. Not a huge menu but had something for just about everyone. It is a restful lounge in a hectic area.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rushed
    Ashh
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went out for my sisters birthday. Wanted to spend an entire evening out. Waitess rushed us. Never offerened us dessert. And told us to pay now because she wants to leave. It wasnt even 10 pm.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome view
    Ldiva
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Took my sister-girl there for her birthday and had a great time. The hostess was awesome, seating me with a great view of Time Square & allowed that I had added guests at the last minute. The waitress was cool; only problem, it was a slow night & we got there late. We had to order everything (food & drinks) at once because the kitchen & bar was shutting down. However, they allowed us to be there as long as we wanted; we had the place to ourselves without a rush.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem
    Lovenyc
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I love this place - everytime I'm in NYC, whether I'm staying at the renaissance or not, I always come here! The view of Times Square is insane, food is great, waiters are super friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular View
    mydearwatson
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    View is awesome! Ambiance is excellent & drinks are great!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view...undiscovered treasure
    foodiegal1
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The view from this restaurant is absolutely amazing. It had a dimly lit, quiet ambience. The food was good. The service could have been better, but overall we enjoyed it very much. The view really is the high point here though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • scenic
    klr136VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The place was beautiful, the views great, the food average. The service was. ..ok.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and environment
    mztiff30
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious. And I love the ambiance and location/view. I just wish someone would've acknowledged my birthday like most restaurants do. I planned a dinner there with my friends to celebrate and it wasn't acknowledged by anyone at the restaurant. They only spoke of my request to sit near the window for the view; which I do greatly appreciate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • theatergoer
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Nice for light bite before theatre. Fabulous view. Attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • R lounge for anniversary lunch
    karminozO
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    It was a great place for visitors to have the best view of Times Square! We celebrated our first year anniversary in NYC and stayed at the Rennaisance hotel where this lounge is, and the lack of direct view of Times Square from the hotel rooms is made up for by the view in this restaurant, even though we weren't able to get the prime seat at the windows facing the square. Our server was very friendly and attentive and even had the Mojitos on the house for our celebration! The food was wonderful, in large portions,though my risotto plate wasn't much to write home about. Overall, it was a great dining experience and I would readily recommend this place for visitors to Times Square! A good find!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's about the view, that's all
    TABLEGOYA
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Best night view of Time Square, I reserved in advance and works well, even with baby and stroller got a great table, all has a great view of Time Square, but the drinks, food and service are really bad, but the visit at night it's worth, it's all about the view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View
    Dinner42
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Perfect view of Times Square from behind the bleachers. Friendly service and relaxed atmosphere. Good prices for NYC.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Times Square
    SarahVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We were looking for a quick, delicious pre-theatre (7 pm on a Tuesday) dinner spot and we found it! We had a beautiful table overlooking Times Square and had a mix of appetizers and entrees. Food was delicious, and served promptly. We were all very happy with our order. Even got a turkey club to go for my husband who was running late and he said that was delicious too! Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • R lounge is the best
    Luv2dinne
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I loved this place from the well seasoned chicken wings to the hot and cheesey spinach dip.... You must order those two. Our view was amazing it looked over time square. My friend loved it for her birthday.. And I can't forget to add that the Chef came out and met us and send us a plate of steak tacos... I loved this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    You can't get a better view of Times Square...service was slow, but they were busy
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I had a reservation for 8:30 PM ... and when I got there they warned me that there was no table available, because there was a show there, and if I would have wanted to wait an hour in the lounge ... They could have warned before, so I could have booked somewhere else ...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best view in Times Square!
    LoveNYC
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    R Lounge was the best spot we could have chosen to take in the extraordinary Times Square. The views were spectacular. If you don't mind paying top dollar for food and drinks, this is the place to be at night.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely time in Times Square
    riverblues
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This was a great find in the middle of TImes Square - I made a reservation for my husband's birthday and asked for a table by the window. When we arrived, there werent any tables by the window available, so we sat on an inside table - very disappointed, but about 10 minutes later the hostess came and reseated us! The food was good - we tried the Philly Cheesesteak sliders, the Crab Cakes & the Grilled Angus Burger between the 2 of us and liked everything. The views of Times Square are truly spectacular! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great View of Times Square
    calypso
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    You get the best view of times square here. The food is good and the price is reasonable. Although there are other places in the area with better menu option and better tasting food. I've been here twice and my major complaint is the service. It felt like the servers are not that happy serving their customers. I've never seen a smile, not even once from the servers the couple of times I've been here. The only time they would say thanks is when they hand you your bill. On my way out, I said thank you and goodnight to the hostess and she just looked at me, didn't say a word or even smiled. I doubt I'll be coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to have a drink at
    Dagmar
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Great service, wonderful wine, burger made to perfection. What else to add...oh, the view! Times Square with all its lights and colors enjoyed from this beautifully designed lounge.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Service was not good and the only bad point of our evening. They need more servers to handle that hotspot of a lounge. We had to wait for everything including paying our tab. Views were awesome and dessert was great. The only damper to the evening was the lack of service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great View of Times Square!
    TravelJunky24
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is the perfect spot for an amazing view of Times Square. I brought my mother here as it was her first time visiting New York. We had dinner elsewhere, and then came to the R Lounge for cocktails and conversation. Be sure to make reservations and request a window seat, which provide the best views. I can't say enough good things about this place! The drinks and service were fantastic, we stayed for over an hour and never felt rushed. Cocktails ran about $15 each, however you are really paying for the views and ambience of this establishment. I must try if you are in the area, or have people visiting from out of town.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server issues
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Never been here before really enjoyed the view and seating arrangement we had but the server was just so pushy about us ordering he came over 10 times in a span of 5 mins and I continue to tell him I would call him once the remaining members of our party arrives. There were not a large selection on the menu the burger was okay a large portion but I would have expected the food to be better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 769 reviews are from the R Lounge at Two Times Square reviews archive.
  • Great place, service not so
    Woohoo
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The place is amazing, we had a table looking out the window direct on times sq, couldn't of asked for a better table. The food is lovely, the only thing that let it down was the service, we booked a table for 8.30pm but didn't actually get the table till 9.10pm due to a private function that over ran. We were just told to wait in the bar their was no apology or offer of a cutious drink whilst we wait. I would say the service needs to step up to match the view and food...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View Everything Else Just OK
    LaggVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    It is a perfect spot for a tourist to grab a drink and soak in the Times Square lights. While their food looks great, I would recommend keeping it simple and ordering just the finger food. Our waiter was easily frustrated and didn't bother to come around and check on us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic views of Times Square
    kbdines
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Nice, relaxed atmosphere. Bistro style uncomplicated food. Great cocktails and friendly service made for a fun evening with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Times Square Gem
    JayFromLAVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This restaurant/bar has such a great view, just above Times Square, and great cocktails and bar food, it's my go-to place to meet friends for a drink or snack or meal before or after a matinee of a Broadway show. The light show with all the billboards and lights of Times Square is amazing.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A complete tourist trap
    Nycatxny
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food was basically a bar menu. The only thing going for this place is the view of time square. All I can imagine was how they might use the space for the new year's ball drop. To finish off the dinner, I ordered a cup of tea. I was literally given a bag of Lipton tea, a mug with some hot water. It costed $5.50. The Cobb salad was overly pre-dressed with brown avocado. The service was beyond terrible. I will never return, but anyone seeking a place with a view for a bottle of beer, it is good for that. Do to go for a meal or order any coffee or tea.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Amazing bar with fantastic views of Times Square! Great cocktails too!
    Special Features:
    Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • for all the hype, disappointed
    Virginia1
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    my group of 4 reserved a table at the front window for 7p. we arrived 30 minutes early to verify the reservation and confirm location. assured all was well, we were finally seated at 7:15, but given a side window seat. host told us as soon as the table next to us finished dessert (which they were eating) we would be moved over. waiter was less than interested in serving us. food wasn't delivered to the table at one time--about 5 minutes in between. was never offered refills for drinks or dessert. food was average, nothing to write home about. oh, and that table we were promised--never happened. the two ladies decided to take root and stay for the balance of our time there. staff should have timed our arrival/seating better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed
    NYCfoodie227
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Staff was not very accommodating, menu was very limited, they were out of a lot of items on the menu, missing numerous wines from the wine list. I had been there a couple of years before and the food was great, great presentation and an extremely friendly staff. I can definitely say the service and overall quality has gone downhill.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birds eye view
    Maryellen
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Best view of Times Square! Delicious cocktails. NY prices Attentive service
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All about the VIEW
    1101VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We had reservations here and I am very glad we did because the place was hopping at 11:00 p.m. and deservedly so because the view knocks your socks off. The wait staff goes out of its way to get whatever it is one may want or need.The food is quite good, but it is all about the view. The flashing lights of Times Square are mesmerizing and it is a thousand times better to see that razzle-dazzle with a glass of wine in hand, seated comfortably away from the weather! We definitely are returning here when next in NYC.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    hazel
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Great food, great service and a great view over Times Square! Also enjoyed the cocktails, it was a fantastic end to our holiday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful and overpriced!
    MargoVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We ate at the lounge for a quick bite and ordered fish tacos for 17.00. They were basically two miniscule pieces of cod and a couple of shaved radishes on torillas about 3 inches wide. There were three and in addition to the shells being like rubber they had no taste. Breakfast in the morning were eggs that were runny and probably not even real. The view is fantastic but other than that terrible!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate