It'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 AMAmazing food, amazing views.Amazing food, amazing views. I keep going back and am never disappointed!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 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 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 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 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 AMGreat dinner for my wife's birthdayFood was good, service was excellent. I would definitely recommend and look forward to going back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleasedThis was my second time attending R2L. The first being restaurant week, which I enjoyed my self but the second time for an special occasion and I must say the menu is unique but not a step away from normal food. We had the chicken pot pie the salmon the filet and several sides and the food was excellent. I would definitely return. Oh and Trevor was a great waiter.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal and dining experience!!Having chosen our R2L as out rehearsal dinner venue 3 yrs ago & haven eaten there 3 other times, we were surprised that the Hostess reiterated our past party at the restaurant. We were seated with a great window seat and were pleased to see that only one table was unoccupied. I loved Gayle and while really liking the experience at R2L always felt that the food was very good but not excellent..UNTIL NOW!. We loved the trouffle flatbreat & Steak tartar. The torbut and spicy tuna were made to perfection. We had mentioned that we were celebrating out anniversary early and expected the proverbial Candle on a dessert. Nope, as we asked if they accidently delivered the lobster macaroni with the meal they said,'"Nope it's from the kitchen.!" A MUST5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat views and serviceWe thoroughly enjoyed our experience at R2L. The views are incredible, service was excellent. The food was good, but nothing to rave on about. You're basically paying for the experience and views. I had the filet mignon with braised spare ribs which was excellent, my wife had the "chicken pot pie" which was not a pot pie at all, and by her account was too salty. We also ordered the macaroni and cheese with lobster which our server said was one of their popular dishes- we didn't think it was all that great.
Despite what I said, it is a unique experience with great service and is definitely worth checking out for a special date. We will definitely be back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacularI was in search of a romantic, one-of-a-kind place to mark our 25th wedding anniversary. Our plans put us in the Logan Square are of the city around dinnertime, and I asked around for dining recommendations. I didn't want the Four Seasons because although the menu is terrific, the place is a little gramma-ish for us. Ladies' tea and hats with flowers and all that. A colleague recommended R2L for the ambiance and the menu, both of which she promised would deliver. She was 100% right. I mentioned our anniversary in our rezzy and R2L went to the wall to make it a special evening. Our waiter was friendly and attentive but not pushy or intrusive. The food was perfect, down to the smallest detail. And, of course, the sunset view was amazing.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappoints!We usually go to R2L alone but took another couple with us this time and it was a very nice restaurant for us to all talk. Tried the risotto balls appetizer and I would love to get them every time! They are by far one of the best things I've ever had there! We all ordered different foods for all three courses and everyone loved everything. Delicious drinks, too. Best restaurant in the city. Warm vanilla cake was a perfect way to finish off the meal. Will be back again for sure!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceWent for a business lunch. Outstanding food and one of the best views I have ever seen. A great spot to impress clients or potential clients.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner on Top of the CityGreat Food, Great Service....a must dine Philly Restaurant.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulThe acknowledgment that it was our anniversary during the night was such a special touch! My husband and myself truly enjoyed our 19th wedding anniversary.
Thank you for making it special4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time atThis was my second time at R2L and I loved it. The waiter was not the greatest but he did ok.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe panoramic views from thisThe panoramic views from this restaurant are breathtaking. Our reservation was for 6:30 so we were able to enjoy the daylight view as well as the cityscape lit up at night. Great spot for an out of town business dinner or special occasion. Service was efficient and our waiter made helpful recommendations. Food was good but not memorable.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my boyfriend here forI took my boyfriend here for his birthday; because I wanted the best experience for him, I called about 3 weeks ahead of time to reserve window seating. We got there right around sunset and the view of South Philly was amazing!!!
A lot of places that have splendid views skim on their services and food, not R2L. Our server, Eric, was friendly and gave great recommendations. Upon hearing that we were there to celebrate the bf's birthday, he brought out champagne for us.
Food was great. I got the spiced tuna, which was superb. My boyfriend got the duo of filet mignon and braised short ribs, which he raved about. The dessert (toasted cinnamon crunch) was amazing. I definitely can't recommend this place enough!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dining experienceWonderful dining experience from beginning to end. Our server was excellent, the food outstanding and the view was breathtaking. The staff could not have been more welcoming and friendly. We were celebrating two birthdays and as soon as we were seated we were treated to complimentary glasses of champagne for the entire dinner party. We were so pleasantly surprised and so impressed with this very generous touch of warmth and hospitality.
We will look forward to returning to R2L to enjoy another unique dining experience.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDinning experience was perfect,Dinning experience was perfect, pricey of course but you get what you pay for. Went for anniversary and do not regret the descion.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe cannot say enough goodWe cannot say enough good things about our dining experience. Our waiter was beyond exceptional, the food beyond taste, the sunset unbelieveable! Bravo!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceI would definitely recommend this restaurant! I've been here two times now, and each time was amazing.
The view from this restaurant is unmatched. A romantic dinner while overlooking the lit-up city is unforgettable. The ambience is amazing, and the service is great. The food is also excellent - the mac and cheese side, the pumpkin french toast and the vanilla molten cake are wonderful!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable experienceWent for birthday dinner, mention that & everyone gets a free glad of bubbly! Service was impeccable, attentive not pretentious, & patient. Great wine list, unbeatable view, quite expensive. I orders the striped bass special, which came highly touted by our server. I saltine let down. Too much salt, not enough flavor otherwise. For $36 I want my socks knocked off. They weren't. Truffled flathead, side spinach & lobster mac & cheese we fantastic, dessert even better. This is a must go any way you slice it.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night!!It was our anniversary and the first thing we received was a glass of champaign!! The service was super and the food as well. He adjusted the menu to accomate what we wanted as an appitizer. We were given a window seat as requested and that added to the special evening. It was one of the best salmon dishes we have had!!
Thanks4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good time and greatAlways a good time and great food. The servers are also always very attentive and knowledgeable.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is for someoneThis restaurant is for someone who drinks wine/liquor. They do not have a great selection of entrees. The best part of the restaurant is the ambiance.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGorgeous view of the PhiladelphiaGorgeous view of the Philadelphia skyline on a sunny day. Food was cooked to perfection.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place was great all aroundThis place was great all around food service and scenery I tool my fiancé for her birthday she loved it I give it 2 thumbs up !4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were fortunate to be thereWe were fortunate to be there for sunset and it was a beautiful evening. The view was stunning and the food was delicious. The caesar salad was among the best we ever had. The chicken "pot pie" was exquisite as was the Filet & Short Ribs. We will return.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLovelyWent here for a two-year anniversary and had a lovely time.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFABULOUS!I was fortunate to dine at R2L twice in the past 2 weeks - once for a business dinner with colleagues from out-of-town, and once for a special family occasion. Each time was awesome. Every aspect of the evening was excellent - the view, the service, the food, the ambience. I particularly enjoyed the lobster salad, among other things. For my mom's birthday, we shared a vanilla cake, which was had warm vanilla cream inside. It was unique and scrumptious. Everyone with me on both nights was thrilled with all their food. The staff at R2L are attentive without being obtrusive. They really seek to ensure that guests have a perfect evening. I look forward to returning.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentMy brother took me here for my birthday. Excellent service, view and food. Very proffessional and everyone was dressed impeccably. Our waiter was friendly and warm, not too stuffy and he let us enjoy our meal. View was awesome. This is not a jeans and button up type of place, men in suits and ties and women in appropriate length dresses, it was very sex and the city. I felt weird being there with my brother! Cant wait to go back, our bill was not too bad either for everything we ate. And instead of them bringing for takeout to the table you get a ticket qnd pick yp ur food on the way out, very professional and you dont feel rushed.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great. We hadEverything was great. We had a window seat. Very expensive. Can only go for special occasions4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFar more than a great view.I have followed and admired Daniel Stern's cooking since he was at Gayle. I loved Mid-lantic and was sorry it closed. Hence, we were intrigued and interested to go, at long last, to dinner at R2L. We worried that a chef who was so successful in a small BYOB would be able to translate his cuisine to such a corporate and upscale environment. Well, somehow it works. While we did not find the extreme creativity that characterized Gayle, we still found serious and thoughtful cuisine. I'm not a fan of high-floor, the-view-is-the-thing restaurants, we will return to R2L. It is far more than just a great view!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent view of the city.Excellent view of the city. Large selection of drinks, great service, and nice atmosphere. Had the lamb trio...to die for! Many places will have a warm chocolate cake on the dessert menu but R2L had a warm vanilla cake that is equally, if not more, tantalizing to your taste buds. Would definitely come here again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMi've found love!R2L is one of THE best restaurants I have been to in about a year! The food especially the lobster Mac and cheese is excellent! My new fav, I will definitely be returning OFTEN!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLobster Macoroni & Cheese..AmazedThe Lobster Macorni and Cheese was an amazing side dish. I have never seen it prepared this way before and was impressed with the blend of cheeses used. The truffled flatbread appetizer was a win! My husband had the tuna which was just average. My friend and I shared the lamb, which was a "Special" and also meant for for two people. The lamb was fantastic and prepared three ways. I loved it until I realized it was roughly four times the cost of what it would have cost me to prepare it at home. Overall, the presentation of the food was fantastic (10/10), quality of flavors of the dishes (10/10), Pricing (8/10), and ambiance (7/10). I would go back if I lived closer for special occassions:)4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMR2L was an energetic yet romanticR2L was an energetic yet romantic atmosphere. I ordered well done salmon and would only recommend that the well done not be too fried next time. The food was delicious but I would have preferred more of a garnished and polished display for my meal. Pricing was reasonable.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time. TookWe had a great time. Took my gf out for her birthday. It was our first time there and we loved it. The only thing better than the service was the food!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI went to R2L for my girlfriend'sI went to R2L for my girlfriend's birthday. Needless to say, the food and service was amazing. The bartender comped a drink for her, as did our server. Portions were great too. Definitely recommended.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's always a charm to dineIt's always a charm to dine here, only come on Anniversaries or B-Days!! Very fortunate to get a window seat every time.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall great ambiance, amazingOverall great ambiance, amazing view, and great food - except for the fois gras spring rolls, which were a bit greasy.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy experience at R2L was anMy experience at R2L was an amazing experience. My boyfriend & I had a wonderful, romantic & amazing time for my birthday! The view was mind blowing!!! I will be there AGAIN!! :)4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM