Sightseeing Times Square
Relaxed in the R Lounge after a hard day of sightseeing and shopping on Times Square. Had a great angus burger with fries. Don't forget to do a reservation, in order to get a seat.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great view of Times Square
You come for the view. The brunch is good the view is great. One warning, you should call to see if the R lounge is open. They often have private events and will seat you in the diner on the other side with no view.. Which is a major bummer. I recommend calling ahead as open table will not flag this.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great view, great drinks...
Great view of Times Square. Suprisingly not busy for a Friday night. French Onion Soup is AMAZING. The Halibut special was delicious. Definitely would go again.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty Eats and Great View
The pulled pork sliders, salmon toast, and lobster rolls are tasty and the view overlooking Times Square is fantastic. Since it's a hotel bar with no advertising or signage, it's also a well kept secret that you can often walk in and get a table at. Funky music and decor give it a cool vibe and make it a great place to bring out of town guests, or to unwind after work.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a great place to have dinner
We dined here for my friends' 50th.. It is a great location.. the view of Times Square was awesome..I would recommend this place.. and definitely will be back..I definitely recommend the Lobster Rolls.. the best we ever had!! Not one complaint from any of us about the food everyone was so satisfied ..delicious.. price was great too..
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome view and great service!
We had such a good time here that we came back the next night! The lobster rolls are amazing. So was the halibut and the dessert sampler. The drinks were strong so u definitely get your money's worth! Sure it's a bit pricey, bit the view of Times Square can't be beat!! We can't wait to go back!!!
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a window view and ut couldn't have been a better view any where else! !"
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Views of Times Square
The view was great! The homemade chips were outstanding as well.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The way to do Times Square
This lounge has a spectacular view of Times Square. It sits directly across from the New Years ball. You get the feel of the mass of humanity in Times Square while watching it above in a great intimate setting. This was the perfect start to a concert evening. I will not go back to New York without a visit to R Lounge. It is a must see. And just another little tidbit ... the table we sat at (a two top) goes for $15,000 on New Years Eve.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed the view
We really enjoyed the view of Times Square. Food was very good. It is basically a hotel bar with a view, but ambience is much better than that. I would recommend it if you are visit New York City.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous view, slow service
I've been twice and both times the service was severely lacking. If you are eating here before a show, be sure to allow for extra time.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and wine was good, although the banquet seating along the windows is a bit weird. Tables are close together but we're still glad we went. It's somewhere you go once and the view of Times square is amazing.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter was very attentive. The view was amazing. It's the best place to be during New Years.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great view - we sat against far wall facing times square.
Edamame came in good quantity (can't really mess this up) and reasonably priced, but other foods we ate were overpriced and nothingto write home about (crab sliders, fishtacos, and classic margherita pizza). Would go back for drinks, but not food.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious and wait
Food was delicious and wait staff was very friendly. Would definitely recommend the restaurant to others!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, irish coffee #bad
We had a great night at the Rlounge. The food was exellent, accompanied by the music of Sara Masterson the atmosphere was heavenlike, unfortunatly the experience was ruined when we ordered an irish coffee. We have tasted our fair share of irish coffee throughout our lives, and it did`nt taste like its supposed to. When we complained to the waitress we were given a can of coffee to "water out" the drink. We were shocked by the solution given to us by the waitress. None of us finished the drink, to be honest we barely touched it, and we were still being charged for it.
I can strongly recomend the Rlounge, but for the love of god don't order the irish coffee. It would ruin your experience.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Marvelous Pre-Matinee Theatre Lunch
I brought my mother here for lunch before our matinee theater show - it was for her birthday. She loves the city and views. I was hesitant as it was a "hotel" restaurant/lounge and these are usually hit or miss. The menu online seemed tempting though. We were seated right away (I had reservations through opentable) and were given a window table. The view was fantastic. The food was outstanding to say the least. My mother had the angus burger and I the chicken paillard and started with the homemade chips and dip (you absolutely must try theses - especially at the much appreciated price). The ambiance was great - a mix of young professionals having lunch and those grabbing a bite before the theater. I absolutely will return to this gem.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
View of Times Square
Great place to have a drink and appetizer to watch everything and everyone on Times Square!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect spot before a show
This was our second visit and again it proved to be a perfect choice for a drink and light dinner before going to a show.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely a hidden gem
If you're looking for a fun place to watch the lights and people of Times Square without all of the crowds, this is a wonderful place to come. Food is good, prices are reasonable (considering where the restaurant is located), and the service is good as well. Not necessarily a place I'd go for a full dinner-sized meal, but for a late night snack and drink among the lights, this place is perfect.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great scenery, nice chill
Great scenery, nice chill atmosphere, great bar food
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for pre-theatre dining
Considering location - centre of Times Square - pretty well priced. Great cocktail menu, good food. Nice people. Recommended.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing view of Times Square
I was expecting the restaurant to be at ground level but when we went up in the elevator and found ourselves with a window table looking out over Times Square I was surprised. The view was spectacular! The restaurant was trendy, food good but even if you just go for a drink it is most definitely worth a visit.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff is attentive, food is
Staff is attentive, food is great, view is spectacular, and location provides a wonderful break from the hustle of Times Square. I definitely recommend.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
When a restaurant looks over
When a restaurant looks over Times Square w/ big windows...it has to be good...right??
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A View to Remember
Small Lounge Bar with the most amazing location view above Times Square! In the Renaissance Marriott, it's not to be missed. Glass views all on 3 sides, go at night to see the lights, all tables have a good view. Would recommend a reservation as the place is very small.Cocktails were great. Dinner was great and good dessert. I'll be back for sure and a great place to take visitors from out of town to impress them with the Times Square view!!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made the reservation because it was close to the theater district in NYC and it offered a variety of food items. Little did I know that it was on the second floor of the hotel overlooking Times Square. Because I'd made a reservation through Open Table they had an actual "reserved" sign on a table right at the window. It was a super way to experience Times Square without being down in the "mob scene" below. Highly recommend going during the off time like we did (5:00 p.m.) so that you can get a great table and quiet atmosphere. I imagine when the bar starts hopping later in the evening it could get really noisy! The way it was there were only 4 other tables occupied during the 1-1/2 hours we were there.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome view of Times Square. We only got apps, and they were decent. Drinks were good, somewhat expensive (obviously considering location). Great for a pre game drink or after theatre drink.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful view of the heart of times square. nice server and really decent pricing. The food wasnt amazing but it was good and their alcohol beverages were really good.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great view
We came after a show, more for desserts and snacks. We had a salmon toast appetizer (not on the website menu which is odd) and it was so good we had seconds. The view was spectacular, I cannot imagine a better view of times square.
The only issue is that the window seats have raised couches for a table that is very, very low. The chair on the other side of the table is the right height. So it is very awkward for one person to sit on the couch side and the other in the chair as there is a significant height difference. If it isn't too crowded you can get by with having both people on the couch to get the view and have the right height. I would have found eating an entree on the couch side difficult with the low table.
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Drinks with a view
Requested a table at the window well in advance but was told, upon arrival, that it is never guarenteed. We waited and was given a table with a window view. View and food wonderful. Drinks and apps pricey but expected considering the view and location. Plenty of staff to bring your food or clean the table but there only seemed to be one waitress who was rushed and short when asked a question. All in all we had a wonderful time
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
With a view of Times Square...how
With a view of Times Square...how can you beat it??? Wonderful!!!!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden gem - undiscovered bar
This is a hidden gem. It's got a great appetizer menu & good bar food from the Bromberg Brothers. Amazing one of a kind views of Times Square. No other restaurant has this view.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
best window into Time Square
There is no better place to see Times Square than a Window seat at R Lounge. The food.here is decent; the drinks are.good, but it's the view and the ambiance that's simply superb!
Come here after taking in a Broadway show. It's the cherry on top.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrate our 5th Anniversary and everything was great, food, punctuality and romantic environment.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our third visit to R lounge. Very enjoyable except we waited 15 mins before having to ask a waiter to take our order. Drinks and apps came quickly though once we ordered. Will be back again.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Heart of NYC
Decent bar food, pricey drinks with a priceless view
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
old friends' reunion
Great spot overlooking Times Square. Lots of fun and surprisingly good casual bar food. We shared some apps and had a wonderful table in the window. Felt like we could have been in a billboard. A super choice for our first night in NYC
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent view, food and service. I think our server's name was Jemme and he was great.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
great jazz music, service was excellent and cool view. food was decent.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saturday night before the Theater drinks and light dishes to tide us over. If you can get a reservation, the R Lounge is well worth the high prices for its exception view the weird, weird world of Times Square. It is a very dark room that enhances the lights of Times Square flooding the windows. It is like watching the "Times Square movie" from a very comfortable theater. We stop in during every visit to New York.
Mini crab cakes and fried calamari were excellent. The wine list is very good. Service is excellent. Everything is priced as if this were the only lounge overlooking Times Square, so it is a special occasion place but not to be missed, even if only to have a drink or a glass of wine.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recently brought family visiting from Europe to the R Lounge for lunch. They honored my request for a window seat and we had lunch with the amazing back-drop of Times Square. It was the perfect spot to take in the beauty and energy of Times Square while enjoying good food and drinks. Our waiter was very accommodating and pleasant, allowing us to chat and enjoy our meal at a leisurely pace. The window seats were quite cushy and comfortable. Overall, it was a lovely occasion and I hope to return.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed everything. Service was especially good...terrific waiter. It was les expensive than I expected and the portions were more than expected. I will be a regular.
This from a NYC native in the restaurant business.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The girls and I were celebrating
The girls and I were celebrating birthdays and had our happy hour at The R Lounge. We had champagne and nibbled the delicious homemade potato chips, spinach dip and edamame. Fun time - good appys - nice service. Clearly though, it's all about the great view. I'd go back for drinks/appys again.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a lot of fun. Good service, nice food and snacks. Great view and you can hang out without being pressured to leave.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful view of Times Square
If you are a first-time traveler to NYC or just love the ambiance of the big city bright lights, this the place for you. Sit against the large window overlooking Times Square and you won't miss a beat. This is a great spot for your first or last night as a tourist in this town. Our waitress was kind and attentive to us and never rushed us to leave. The decor was subtle yet beautiful and the food came out quickly. I believe there was less than a 10 minute ticket time! I highly recommend this gem of a lounge to anyone visiting the city.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
a quiet respite in NY and yet an energetic vibrant sight out the windows. It is a gem
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything-price, food, waitstaff, ambiance-was perfect! Especially want to thank our waiter Darryl for helping to make it such an enjoyable time?
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
VERY COOL SPOT!
I found this little gem of a restaurant by googling "restaurant with a view in NYC." WOW....great view of Times Square. Very intimate feeling place with just a really good vibe. We ordered "bar bites" and they were all delicious. Had a $16 mojito...a little on the expensive side but typical for NYC. It was busy so make sure to get reservations. And don't make the mistake of going to the Marriott which is where my GPS took me. The Renaissance is a Marriott hotel but they are not the same place!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stopped for a place with a view in Times Square. Didn't expect much of the food, it is a hotel lounge. We were surprised at how good it actually was! A great place to stop if coming in to the city. Reservations make it much easier to get a good seat.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM