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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
R Lounge at Two Times Square reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (46)special occasion (23)romantic (20)late-night find (18)good for groups (14)hot spot (14)great for lunch (11)neighborhood gem (10)fit for foodies (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fantastic 16th Birthday Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    What a great night. We came here for my daughters 16th Birthday whilst on holiday. We had a table next to the window and the view was amazing. We bought lots of bar bites to share and the food was top notch (the cocktails even better!). The waitress was excellent and then brought out a piece of cake with a candle for my daughter, where other tables joined in singing Happy Birthday. All we could have hoped for and more - exceeded expectations. Thank you R Lounge
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bar in Times Sq!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We came here to check it out before booking my bachelorette 'night before' drinks here. It was recommended by a friend and couldn't have been happier when we arrived. Great views out to times sq. great food and great cocktails. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent view on Time Square! Drinks and foods were great. Hightly recommended.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Girlfriends Get Together!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Cushioned seats surrounded by floor to ceiling windows overlooking Time Square. Paired with Blue Ribbon and an imaginative drink menu. Attentive host and servers... What more can a girl ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little known gem
    Stuasbob53
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Our first experience at the R Lounge was absolutely exceptional. The food was superb, the service was great and they were very accomodating as we had reservations initially for 5, and only 3 of us showed, after we were seated and had sarted our meal, we received a call that the others in our group would be joining us they moved us and our food to a larger table with a spectacular view of Times Square. Although only 1 more person showed, the staff was still very accomodating and did not move us to a smaller table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic view
    Will
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A fantastic view over Times Square. A must see during your stay in NYC. Food and service are also good. I would recommend this place for a romantic diner !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Londonmilan
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The R Lounge is truly a hidden gem and i plan to help as many ppl find it to experience the luxury. The ambiance, scene and the whole layout of the R Lounge is wonderful. I didn't get a chance to try the food so i plan to go back and find out how the dining aspect is but the drinks were pretty good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our little secret
    VAdiner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We discovered this restaurant at least 10 years ago, and it's been thru several major changes since then; from hotel restaurant, to a deli to a chinese restaurant and now a killer view lounge/restaurant. You will never find a better view of Times Square without having to be on the crowded, noisy bleachers in Times Square. Lucky enough to get a table by the floor to ceiling windows (hint: go to dinner early...5 or 5:50). Would have liked a strawberry daiquiri, but alas, no frozen drinks here, but I was able to get a very good substitute. Food very good, and not expensive at all. Felt a little rushed when we finished eating our dinner; I'm sure they wanted to "turn the table" since we had such a prime location. Still love this place..
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Must for every guest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    To Visit this restaurant is a Must for everybody who s in New York for the first time. Great view, Amazing Atmosphere. We were speechless about the place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice experience
    Surflover
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Third time at the R Lounge and this was the best one yet. Service was much improved and it's a great quiet place for drinks and good food. Scenic view of Times Square is worth the drink prices.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't waste your time
    SDSeattle
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I found R lounge on a list of rooftop view restaurants in NYC. I chose it for close proximity to the William Kerr Theater and it's view over Times Square. The view did not disappoint but everything else did. If I could give zero or negative stars I would. The waiter was inattentive, short and rude. Food warm to cold, nothing special. The cocktails average about $15 and are horrible. The manager came over when one of the drinks was sent back. He reprimanded the waiter in front of us at the table and we left to find somewhere else. Which in NYC is not hard to do. Honestly this is a shame. This place is full of potential and could easily be so much better. We were in NYC 5 days and had great experiences everywhere else.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GreatVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Breathtaking views looking over Time Square. Looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view of Times Square
    MetalOxVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Very pleasant waitstaff and a wonderful view of Times Square. The chef allowed for substitutions, which was nice. I recommend the salmon! Noise level a little loud.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a drink !
    HHIFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Head here after the theater to get a great seat overlooking Times Square inside the Renaissance Hotel. The bar scene while loud is pretty and they do offer a limited menu for late night dining.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
  • funtodineVIP
    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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 781 reviews are from the R Lounge at Two Times Square reviews archive.
  • 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.
  • Good Views, Food's Fine
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This is a fairly standard hotel restaurant, except that it gives you a terrific view of Times Square. Come and impress your out of town guests. I had lunch here, and nothing was TOO expensive, nor was the food exceptional. But if you're eating here, you're really going for the Times Square view. Comfy seats, scenic vista, largish dining room with plenty of space for larger groups. Bonus: This is where Marissa Mayer announced Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr, at an event featuring former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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