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

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (39)
People Watching (22)
Special Occasion (18)
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Fun (18)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Hot Spot (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Casual (7)
Romantic (6)
Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Tapas (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (Fayetteville)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went for cocktails and dinner before a show. It was fun to sit and look out over Times Square. It was my daughters birthday so it felt festive and is an easy walk to theaters. They had a small but nice section of apps and light dinner to chose from. It was just right for a low key way, fun to enjoy the excitement of Times Square.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, People Watching
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was average and the service was poor. Took forever to get our drink order, then took a very long time for the waiter to come back and take our food order. The entire time he acted like we were inconveniencing him. Though I had a reservation for 5, they put us at a 4 person table and added a 5th chair, so it was very uncomfortable and not enough room for us and the food and drink. The views of Time Square are great and the place was quiet enough to have a conversation without raising our voices.

Note: if you have a large party, they will not split the bill for you, and will only take up to two credit cards. Luckily, our group had enough cash on us to take care of it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Highly recommend this place if you're visiting New York. Great view of Times Square. Excellent service and the food is great. Very reasonable prices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great view of time square we visited the lounge two times

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great view, great drinks. Try the lamb chops. Small portions, but the ambiance and view are great. The waitstaff and Maitre de were excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fantastic! Wished we both had the view of Times Square’s billboards, but glad my friend had the view instead of me (since I come here often)

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Crazy traffic made us late for our reservation, but when I called they said they would be happy to hold our table. Running late meant that we had less time to eat. When I explained to our server that we were going to a show, he was happy to get our order right in and let the kitchen know of our time constraint. Our food came in 15 minutes. It was well prepared and delicious. The view of Time Square is fabulous and offers a great way to get excited for a night in the big apple!

Tags: Scenic View, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great, guests arrived ahead of us and were seated in a fantastic seat with view. Perfect place to watch times square

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was pretty poor (slow). Food was ok.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Nice relaxed atmosphere with excellent service. Good views of Times Square from all tables.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We were in NY for a few days and had some bad experiences. This place was fantastic. Service was amazing and the food was even better. We loved the Times Square view. Highly recommend.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Fun, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Beautiful place ...the best view of Times Square . Food was great... hard to beat cheese sandwich and tomato soup while enjoying a fantastic view.

Tags: Scenic View, Late-night Find, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Amazing view. Fantastic decor and setting. Drinks are very overpriced. But food and view more than make up for it. Food pricing is very reasonable for the area. If your in the city to see a show this is perfect for pre and post Broadway experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Tapas, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Scenic View, Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always a great experience - perfect location, good food and ambiance with best view in town!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 27, 2017

On Vacation!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great location, amazing Times Square views. Food was OK, prices were not too expensive given the location. The staff were very attentive and polite. We were not rushed at all and had a nice experience. Would recommend a visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Brill night as a belated 21st birthday treat for my daughter. Loved it

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere, great view.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We loved the food. Especially the grilled cheese sandwich, it was tasty and beautifully presented.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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