Amazing views plus outstandingAmazing views plus outstanding food and exceptional pastry chef!!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMR2LThough R2L had a limited Menu... R2L was a very good restaurant. The main course was really good, but not great. Dessert was fenominial. The view was great!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were made to feel specialIt started with complementary champagne and a perfect table with a view for our birthday celebration and ended with delicious sorbets. Our server Eric couldn't have been more accomodating. The manager stopped by to make sure that our experience was a good one. We thanked him for his concern and let him know that we appreciated all of the attention and great food. Our prior visit was memorable and this one topped the previous one. I have to admit that I treat this restaurant as a 'special occassion" place because of the prices but I hope to vist more often in the future.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerIt was my first time dinning here and everything was great. The waiter had a great personality & was very fun. I booked for 8pm because we would have day & night view. I ordered a cake the day before so I could sing my boyfriend happy birthday since the restaurant doesn't. I had to spoil the surprise that I ordered him a red velvet cake because I had to ask the waiter in front of him. Excuse me but I ordered a cake and no one brought it out.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place!!This was an excellent place to take my mother for her birthday. She enjoyed the food, the service and the awesome view.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Sevice and Amazing ViewR2L is unlike any restaurant I've ever been to. The food was a creative spin on American cuisine and the staff was very accommodating without being overly intrusive. My girlfriend and I both enjoyed our meals (she almost never eats fish and loved the salmon). I got the spicy tuna and it was great. On open table I mentioned that it was my girlfriend's birthday and really made it a special night for us.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeThis is the fist time that I have reviewed a restaurant. Every aspect of our dining experience exceeded our expectations. We were fortunate to get a window table so the view was fantastic. We were greated with an unex[pected complimentary glass of champage. While the food selection was not large, it had enough for us to choose. Each of our appetizers, enrtres and side dishes were excellent. The desserts were even better. I can't say give enough praise for our dining experience. We will be back!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful, Romantic, and Delicious!R2L was everything I heard about and anticipated. I took my boyfriend there as a surprise dinner for his birthday. Getting a window table is VERY HARD. Although I asked multiple times prior to coming in, we still could not get a window table. However, our table was still near the window and was lovely. Our waiter welcomed us with 2 glasses of champagne (he know it was a birthday). He treated us like royalty throughout the whole dinner. The food was worth every penny! The hostess and waiter were accommodating to all my needs. I would definitely return to this restaurant and recommend it to anyone who is looking for an incredible dinner in the city.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect experienceExcellent service, delicious too, romantic ambiance, amazing view: what more can you ask for?6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy 31st birthdayI was pleasantly surprised by my honey for my 31st birthday. He took to R2L for dinner and I loved every minute of it. The staff was very attentive to our needs. The drinks, appetizers, and entrees were excellent! And the warm vanilla cake for dessert was to die for! I've never had anything like it! I was very pleased with the dinner and plan to visit and in the future!
Patrice M.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMconsistentI have dined at R2L on a few occassions now. The restaurant is consistently excellent. The ambiance and the views create an atmosphere that is hard to beat. The food is excellent and while the menu is not extensive, it is diverse, offering several different selections of meats, poultry and fish. There is some variability in the wait staff but the service is never less than very good and often absolutely superb even when the restaurant is busy. For special occassions or important clients R2L is always a first choice.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy sister was telling me aboutMy sister was telling me about R2L, in which she had heard from someone else. I surprised my wife for her birthday by taken her to R2L. She and I both loved the view of the city. The food was excellent. She also was thrilled about seeing the mayor of Philadelphia seated a few tables away. We really enjoyed our time there. I recommend this place to anyone. In fact, I'm going to invite my sister and her husband to eat with us there on our next visit.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat timethe food and service was excellent! the hostes gave us a great seat6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy BirthdayI took my wife there for our birthdays. All was excellent.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerWe celebrated our anniversary, R2L made us feel special! I am a bartender in a restaurant , I go out often and appreciate good service and good food. I enjoyed every moment. I look forward to going back.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMRelaxing evening with friends....We were seated immediately, very good food, a bit eclectic. No skinny margarita available. Will accommodate food requests. Sad we could not get a better window seat.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you want the best of the best...First, I'd like to mention that I do not generally believe in giving reviews - I simply refuse to allow one person's bad experience to sway my curiosity. In this case, however, I cannot help but share my expeience - it was THAT good! We booked a reservation on a Wednesday for a Friday, requested a table by the window - seating was seamless and we had an unbelievable view! We picked a great time, 8PM, and were able to see the city both lit up by the summer sun and then lit up by nightime lights - both romantic and intriuing landscapes of the city. Everything was perfect - noise level, lighting, view, temperature, food, service, drinks... Everything! I will forever remember for the fact that it was simply a wonderful experience. Thank you!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat View!The view was incredible which added to the experience! The food was excellent! Loved what they had to offer. Great service as well. Out server was right there when we needed her but not too much that it was overbearing. Would go back in a heartbeat!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a hip, modern restaurantThis is a hip, modern restaurant that has excellent food. We were seated in one of the many tables that directly overlooks the Philly skyline, but there is not a bad seat in the house. Fun place to eat, and right in the heart of the city.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMore than just a view of the cityWe went for the view of the city and found the staff to be outstanding and the food to be excellent. We'll be back - with friends.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMR2L Great Views of PhillyThis was a recommendation from a few friends. Our waiter Trevor was great! It was a busy night and we
waited for our entree for an hour. Our appetizer was ready within 20 minutes. A lot of energy and the ambiance
is stellar! A must try.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecialI enjoy he service that was provided.
The food was good but not better than I have had.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMbeautiful viewsCant beat the views. Service was great but my salad was way too salty. Had the garden salad with pickled veggies and salmon. The lettuce was wilted and very salty. I guess from the pickling juice. Not cery appetizing. The salmon was good though.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeGreat place. We got the table we requested, staff was amazing and food was fab!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceOur server Brian was amazing. We have been back 3 times because of him. A+ Service and food.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressive ServiceMy sister and I took our mom here for a special Mother's Day dinner. I had noted this in the reservation and they were sure to greet her with a Happy Mother's Day when checking in. At the end of the night, her dessert had a Happy Mother's Day message on it. They also made sure we had a seat near the window with a great view. Our server was exceptional and the food was great. Overall, we were impressed and had a wonderful evening at R2L. We dine out often and it was really nice to have such a personalized experience.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food / Great ServiceTo start our waiter was great, he went above and beyond. It was no issue when we had a special request, he just took care of it. Simple menu but everything was done to perfection. The Warm Vanilla cake made the night complete.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDining 37 Floors UpI recently took my girlfriend theyre for her birthday, and i must say she absolutely loved the resturant. The food was amazing and made your taste buds erupt with flavors, and the views of the city were somthing you'd have to experience yourself. After diner was over our waiter took us to a private room in the back to show us, what i call the best room in the resturant; which was a view of William penn on city hall... Must say you are a fool if you dont at least visit this resturant once while in the city.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAWESOME SERVICE!This was a wonderful experience! The view at R2L is simply unmatched by any other restaurant I have visited in the area. The food was simply amazing from the Truffle flat bread to the Lobster Mac N' Cheese and the exceptional Seafood Sampler. The desserts are a must have as the perfect way to end the meal. Simply put, you must go and experience this restaurant for yourself to bask in the awesomeness!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice window seatThank you for your management our group seat, in order to our group was 15 people.
It is very nice to sight seeing from seat.
I love lamb roast my best.
Thank you.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant was greatThis restaurant was great for showing off the scenic view to out of town guests. The servers were warm and friendly and the food, while a little over priced, was delicious!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEleganceMy dining experience with my parents was simply elegant!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMRainy SundayOur trip in Philly would have not been complete unless we visited R2L for dinner. It was a rainy Sunday evening next to the window and visibility was ohh lets just say less then optimal.... We have never been so taking in the ambiance was fine. Our waiter, and food were excellent. Harrison was attentive, cheerful and spot on with his demeanor at our table and the table next to us.
Certainly a place we'll be returning to on hopefully a Sunny Sunday Soon...5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEarly birthday dinnerWe went to R2L to celebrate my husbands birthday. We had heard very good reviews of the resturant but it was even better than we had thought. A table by the window and great food and wine. Both my husband and I loved it. Save some room for the dessert, it was excellent. Hope you enjoy it like we did.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing all aroundEverything about our dinner at R2L was wonderful. We were seated, as requested, at a window seat, facing South Philadelphia. The view was amazing. The restaurant was aware that we were celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary and we were overwhelmed by their acknowledgment of it at every turn.
The food was delicious. From the newly added smoked salmon appetizer to the seasonally appropriate carrot gazpacho, from the start we knew that this was going to be a meal to remember. The short ribs/filet combo was perfectly cooked and the roasted lobster was creamy and perfectly seasoned.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI have never been so wellI have never been so well taken care of at a restaurant before. They made my anniversary so special I think I can forget it next year and not even get in trouble. Not only were we reserved the best table in the restaurant (perfect view of sunset over the city) we were immediately greeted with a champagne toast. Service was super attentive but not intrusive, I never wanted anything for more than a few seconds. The recommendations were all on point, if you don't get the lobster mac and cheese you are a fool. We definitely lingered a bit over dessert to enjoy our view but never once felt rushed, everyone at R2L went out of their way to make us feel like VIP's all night. I wish I had more space to say more great things about this place.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food, amazing views.Amazing food, amazing views. I keep going back and am never disappointed!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's the little things....I took my girlfriend here for our anniversary. It wasn't a particularly busy night but we got the royal treament! Upon arrival our server greeted us with 2 complimentary glasses of champagne. He was very attentive without being a bother to us. The food selection was fantastic. We were also greeted by other members of the staff throughout the night who helped with selecting an after-dinner drink and dessert. All selections were beautifully prepared included the dessert which had "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate on the plate. All this and I have neglected the most important part. We enjoyed a window seat as the sun set over the entire city of Philadelphia. Great for dinner or even just a few drinks, I highly recommended it!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMmarvelousThe food was outstanding. We could've just ate the first course which was very light but filling. The root beer sticky buns were absolutely delicious, good assortment of cheeses and seafood appetizers. The main course, lamb steaks were cooked to perfection.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice!R2L was a great restaurant to dine in for Mother's Day. Took my wife and son there and we had a great time. Great service by all...very friendly and smiling people especially Charles, our waiter and Brittany the manager. We will return again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMmothers day brunchService was very good...atmosphere was great...could have been more choices for the main course portion of the brunch for those who don't eat seafood...my 4th time there 2nd for mothers Day and my wife and I enjoy it every time5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMR2L Never DisappointsA beautiful location, wonderful service and even better food, with the best short ribs ever!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe perfect date night!We had a great time!! The food was delicious and service was top of the line!! We will def go there again and again and again :)5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMawesome viewthe food was pretty good but really went to check out the view and what a view it was!!! would definitely come back here again. service was good, portions were not terrible as I expected. overall great experience5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMProposed!!!We were seated right before sunset the rain cloulds parted to allow the setting sun to fill one side of the room while a rainbow filled the other. We had drinks and appetizers then posed for pictures. That was the moment!. I asked her to be my forever, she said yes and now the smile my never leave my face. After champagne provided by the house, we settled in for dinner. She had the Salmon, I had the Short Rib and Filet. The dinner was melt in your mouth good. I have to say the food on our first visit while good didn't meet expectations. This time expectations were surpassed! We ended the evening sharing the vanilla cake as recommended by the excellent staff member that served us. It would be difficult to top the night we had.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I had a wonderfulMy wife and I had a wonderful time our waiter was named Brian and he was and excellent server and host we are looking forward to returning to R2L soon outstanding time5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food and panoramic viewWhen making my lunch reservation, I asked for a table by the windows. I got exactly what I asked for, and the view lived up to the restaurant's name. My friend's minestrone soup and salad were excellent, as was my chicken pot pie (which was actually a de-constructed version of a pie, with separately prepared chicken and crust). The dessert cart offered an interesting selection and both of us chose the big, chewy chocolate cookie, and liked it very much . I have eaten at R2L twice now, both times at lunch, and would highly recommend it, for the food, the ambience, the prompt and attentive service, and the view.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful restaurantIf you want a restaurant with great food and service AND an amazing view of the city, this is the place for you!! We made our reservation a month in advance, hoping to secure one of the coveted window tables for a special occasion. The view is fabulous, especially as the evening wears on. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly, and even the hostess wished my son a happy birthday when she seated us. The salmon is delicious, but the lobster mac & cheese stole the show! It seems a bit pricey for the amount you get, but you won't be disappointed. I'd recommend splurging on dessert, too, as they have some interesting and tasty items. The restaurant is noisier than I expected- lively bar crowd- but it didn't ruin the atmosphere for us.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat sells this place is aWhat sells this place is a killer view from the 37th floor of Two Libery Place. They have the restaurant laid out to take full advantage of the view. I have been here twice recently. Last time was for an exccellent happy hour with great drinks and snacks at very reasonable prices. This time was lunch with a client. R2L worked great for both occasions. The service was extremely attentive both times, without being overbearing. Food was imaginative and perfectly prepared. I have read other reviews that have said great for drinks but not for dinner. So far, I would disagree. Next I have to try it for dinner. Followup review to be posted!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful experienceMy significant other took me here for my birthday. The hostess sat us right next to the window. The view was breath taking and the atmosphere was romantic and cozy. Our waiter (Brennan) was fantastic and the staff was extremely friendly and professional. I didn't have a single complaint the entire night. It was a very memorable experience and I couldn't have picked a better spot, plus the was fantastic and delectable!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AM