About 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.

714 Seventh Avenue (inside Renaissance Hotel)
Two Times Square
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Monday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday - Thursday 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday - Saturday 12:30PM - 12:00 AM

Cross Street:
West 47th and 48th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 261-5114

Website:
http://www.rloungetimessquare.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking Available ($65 cars, $75 oversized vehicles)

Public Transit:
1 to 50th Street
N,R to 49th & Seventh
C,E to 50th Street

Executive Chef:

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
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 menu.
The lounge can accommodate up to 300 guests, who
can expect cuisine and service that are nothing short
of extraordinary.

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Details
Sun - Mon 9:00PM - 11:45PM

Private Dining

Featuring panoramic views of Times Square, Two Times Square is an unforgettable venue for inspiring events. Please visit our Open Table private dining page for more information

R Lounge at Two Times Square Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (44)
People Watching (25)
Fun (22)
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Special Occasion (21)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Casual (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Romantic (8)
Tapas (8)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Live Music (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was very lackluster. View and ambiance were one of a kind.

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Ambiance and scene cannot be beat! Very cool vibe and great views of Time Square. Service was well below par. Very slow and food came out well before our drinks from the bar. If the service were better, this place would be a 5.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Had a brilliant night for our friends 50th birthday,view was outstanding I was glad when I booked to put a comment where we wanted to be seated. Food was great but not a big variety waitress was lovely couldn’t remember her name but she had dark hair and glasses middle age brilliant customer service,great atmosphere definitely would come back and would recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Beautiful decor with incredible views and location. Food was very tasty and very reasonably priced especially considering location. Was recommended to visit by someone who had only found it by chance and what a hidden gem it is

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Took my partner out to eat for his birthday/anniversary and we had an amazing time.

The view is what you’re paying for, but it is quite phenomenal. The food was delicious, but the portions could be bigger.

As for the service, they’re really attentive but definitely have snobby attitudes. I got sense of them wanting us to leave to open up the table. Maybe because we didn’t order any alcohol beverages?

Nonethelsss, still worth eating at for what is truly important, and that is being lit up with all of the amazing lights of Times Square.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, People Watching
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The view is to die for!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great view of time square. Drinks were really good and food was ok. Wait staff not very friendly or attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The reason to go here is the view. You can get drinks and apps anywhere else equally as good. It has one of the best views overlooking times square that i have been too. Lots of tourists taking selfies with the light show from times square outside, who can blame them.
The prices are a bit high but you get a nice size table and was not rushed. very nice for an after show drink. The service could have been a bit better, more professional, but it is what it is. very enjoyable for drinks and apps. Plenty of window tables.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing food and view !!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

All in all, it was an AMAZING visit. The place was incredible: the view, the food, the ambiance, etc. My only comment would be the service. Our waiter was not around very often and gave us the check without us even asking for it..? I’m the bar manager at the restaurant where I work and am generally very patient at other venues, but it was a bit frustrating. Other than that, FIVE STARS.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Tapas, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We stayed at the Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Times Square over the long Thanksgiving Holiday 2017. Our two adult daughters joined us in New York and we planned to celebrate our older daughter's recent promotion and passing off her CPA exams. R Lounge offers incredible views of Times Square from the elevated restaurant that offers floor to ceiling windows and is particularly special at night. My two daughters and I ordered a specialty drinks, small bites and ordered the fish with the fresh fruit salsa. My husband enjoyed a beer with the steak --everyone was pleased. It was the perfect way to dine before we headed to see the "Aladdin" Musical on Broadway nearby.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Gorgeous views. Great service. Not an expansive menu, but good food. Great for drinks and a snack when you're in Times Square.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Leider hat man sich im R Lounge at Two Times Square nicht willkommen gefühlt. Wenn man also einfach als Tourist mit einer schönen Aussicht auf den Times Square essen möchte wird man nicht gerade herzlich empfangen. Das Essen war nicht herausragend gut, zumindest war der Preis dafür nicht angemessen. Die Kellner konnten wenig bis gar kein Englisch und brachten mit der Quittung keinen Stift sodass man einen Endpreis (mit Trinkgeld) hätte draufschreiben können. So haben wir schlussendlich auch noch $5 mehr bezahlt als wir wollten. Mein Fazit ist das ich dort nur für den Ausblick hingehen würde. Ich würde aber nichts mehr essen sondern höchstens einen Cocktail trinken.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Good view over time square. Good place for a quiet break away from The noisy streets. Excellent staff!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The atmosphere was great and food was Amazing I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for somewhere nice to eat

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 (Cornwall)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very drafty and cold where we were sitting so spoilt the evening. Food was ok but service was slow. Wine was expensive and poor quality. Live music was a pleasant surprise and view was good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Live Music
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Location overlooking Times Square were amazing....Waiter was not really attentive and needed to keep checking with the kitchen when asked about the menu. That aside, the quality of food was very good and portions were just at the right amount.

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, People Watching
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great meal for thanksgiving! Made accommodations for us to have a window seat to overlook Times Square. Great experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun, Casual, Live Music, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Awesome view of Times Square and reasonable prices for great food.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on November 21, 2017

While I love coming for the view of Times Square, the service this time was just awful. The manager was very accommodating and appreciated his attention. If you want a great view In Times Square for a drink and snack and have some patience, I would still
Recommend coming here.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

A great spot overlooking Times Square! Two things missing: 1) a small gap between tables on the south walk to allow for patrons not fortunate enough to be seated there to get the priceless photos many of us come for without being rudely chastised by staff and 2) an even remote sense of urgency on behalf of the wait staff (unless you are stealing a photo on the south wall of course.) If you’re dying for a cocktail, good luck.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The view is amazing. However the food was average and not worth the price. Good spot to get a few drinks and enjoy the view but that’s it.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I live in NYC and had a guest from Brazil who didnt mind to pay certain price. So we went to R Lounge because of the view. Food and ambiance is really good. However, service is the worst. Literally, all waiters were slow, rude and bad in general. I was emberresed to show these people how NYC looks. Had to explain to them that is rear service like this in this type of restaurant. Manager neeeds to do better job and make sure his/hers waiters are not as slow and rude!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Tapas, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great views next to the window but some if the food is awful - avoid the pizza (you’d be better off with any frozen pizza at the grocery store) they have also changed the recipe on the wings which previously were great - overall food is greasy and drinks are watered down - the best part of the place is the view if Times Square and great servers but they need a new chef!!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great meal! Perfect atmosphere in the middle of Time Square! Definitely recommend!!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

When we arrived we let the staff aware of our reservation and they made sure we got a table as soon as possible, amazing views and great service.

Tags: Quick Bite, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Awesome vibe, awesome drinks, awesome food

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was better than expected. Filet mignon spectacular. Great view. Reasonable prices.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was meh. Overpriced. But the location is amaaaazing. I guess it’s good for drinks and snacks but not for dinner.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This place isn’t quite as slick since their facelift a couple years ago, and the food quality has gone down. It’s generic, now. Not special. But the location is unbeatable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great view over Times Square. Went just for drinks.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This place had the best view of Times Square and the food was great.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had reservations but we’re running late after the show. They still accommodated us with a great view of broadway. Muhammad also checked on us to assure great service. Thank you!

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went their for the view of Times Sq. Took my 7 year old granddaughter. Her first Broadway experience. Limited but sufficient menu. I had a petite filet that was quite good. Others had a salad, swordfish, grilled cheese. Swordfish was only fair, but others were just fine. Wine by the glass was a decent portion. Waitress was very good. Attentive without hovering. Took the necessary pictures, too. All in all, a great choice for the occasion.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Visited the R Lounge several times during a recent weeklong visit to NYC. Quite a find for us. On 2nd floor of Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Times Square, with 270 degree view of Times Square thru floor to ceiling windows from every table in the lounge area. Tasty well-made (and not skimpy) cocktails. Limited menu but nicely done and quite affordable, the beef brisket sandwich and "Grown-up Grilled Cheese" are both awesome. High quality experience with wonderfully moderate cost. Always active and busy but we could not believe we never had to wait for seating -- highly recommended!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Although expensive, it was worth it for a special occasion. Excellent service, food good & a fantastic view of Times Square.

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, People Watching
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We were after travelling for the previous 18 hours and managed to walk to the R lounge having pre booked weeks in advance at 5pm. we were 3rd in the q. I had emailed in advanced and asked for a nice window seat. The guy on the counter took us to the most uncomfortable seat with the sammlest table - the one in the far left corner. I had said to him can we move to a better one as they were available and he replied no with no appologies. I was really annoyed as we were the only ones who actutally ordered a proper mean while the other tables had just ordered drinks and had bigger tables, but we were shoved in the corner with the smallest table with no empathy from the reservation guy. Really bad experience!

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

4th time at the R Lounge and always the same ambivalent feelings.

Food is far from being excellent yet is not too bad.
Half of the staff is impeccable yet the receptionist/manager lady is extremely rude at first and waiters forget to welcome you but finally end up doing a good job.

The view is absolutely breathtaking no discussion.
In other words, this place would require consistent effort to get impeccable service and it would be a 5 stars.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great view and great food. A little expensive but pays it all with the view.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Incredible atmosphere. Unbelievable views. I did not expect the food to be good however it was really amazing. The Old Bay Chips were crispy, swordfish with mango salsa and rice was great and my husband's brisket sandwich was amazing. So glad we made these reservations.

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