R2L

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$31 to $50
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R2L offers a sophisticated menu and a sleek dining space that has an amazing view of the Philadelphia skyline. Situated in the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place, the wall-to-wall windows allow guests to dine in a totally urban setting. The open kitchen and the hand-crafted cocktail menu complete the R2L experience.





Chef Daniel Stern has received consistent raves for his unique modern American cuisine. Expect unexpected flavor and texture combinations, all plated with beauty but without fuss. Chef Stern's menu always holds exciting finds for vegans and vegetarians.


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SL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exquisite! Perfectly done. Couldn’t have had a better birthday dinner!

c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I had the bacon appetizer and was disappointed. It was very greasy. The toasted bread tasted like deep fried dirty grease. Everything else was delicious

MM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the view was amazing, would definitely good back again

MP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a bit disappointed because it was not made clear that seats by windows require a pre-pay deposit. The money goes towards your check and we would have surely paid it had we been aware of this option. The room was a bit chilly but our server was great and offered great food and wine selections. She even explained clearly the policy for window seating.

JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Worth to visit to enjoy such wonderful environment and view of city of Philadelphia

AR
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I went to R2L to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately we did not receive like others free champagne or dessert but the food and service was good. Main attraction is the view at and after sunset. Some of the food could have done with less salt but overall a good experience and might come back when we are in the area.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

View is not worth the money you’ll spend on the food you eat , the steaks had been treated with tenderizer to the point that the meat was smooshy and had awful taste - the shrimp cocktail has overcooked shrimp with seasonings on it - not at all what a shrimp cocktail is supposed to be - please save your time and money - go somewhere else!

b
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view and top notch food. I was in town for a wedding and tried On a whim, fantastic experience. Highly recommend.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks and service.

MR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food and drinks were awesome, especially the French onion risotto and the braised short ribs - excellent! It was a bit noisy, but that was due to a convention - but that didn't ruin our night.
The only real problem was that perhaps there should be more space between tables, as the waitress waiting on the table behind us kept bumping into the back of my husband's chair (with no apology). Would like to return and request a window table.

MR
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maria and Heather, the dynamic duo took care our our sales and executive team this evening, they’ve been working together for 15 years and it shows! Truffle pressed bread, tuna loin and lobster mac and cheese were memorable. Wine was exquisite. Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very grand, everything was perfect ❤️

BP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing and service very attentive . It was our sons birthday and the service team went above and beyond to make it a memorable experience.

BF
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I came here with a party of 5 friends to celebrate a friend's birthday. It was our first time here. We arrived about 10min before our 9pm reservation and weren't seated until 20-30 min afterwards. Ambience was nice and it was pretty dimly lit throughout the restaurant. These are the dishes we ordered: nachos, 2 orders of local fluke with scallops, beef duo, roasted shrimp and scallops, pork loin and shoulder, and a side of mushrooms and French fries. Both local fluke dishes came out overwhelmingly salty. That was pretty disappointing. Our waiter brought it back to the kitchen to get it corrected. We waited about 20min or so. The second time it came out, it was still a little salty, but not as much as before. As for the other dishes, my friends thought it was okay, but nothing special. My favorite dish had to be the nachos. Service was pretty good. Waiters were attentive and really friendly. Come here for drinks and the view since that's what you are basically paying for. The food is average at best.

IS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary at R2L. Our waiter, Brian, was superb-- charming. attentive, professional. He had a bottle of champagne ready and waiting for us on our table. Ambience was perfect. Panoramic rooftop view of Philadelphia, just beautiful. Best lobster mac n cheese. My filet mignon was cooked medium rare to perfection. My husband's steak was overcooked but management immediately made up for it by removing it from our check and providing a tasty complimentary dessert. We were so very pleased with the exceptional customer service and pride in preserving the restaurant's outstanding reputation. We will definitely return to R2L and recommend it to friends and family.

M
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

R2l is a great high class place with wonderful food.

DB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food....Amazing service....Amazing ambiance....Amazing VIEW!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for romantic evening. I had a very nice evening.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Long waits at elevator. Food good not great. Service very good

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks and excellent service! It was my honey's birthday and they did not disappoint!

N
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. Delicious food. Although my entree was missing a side dish as indicated on the menu. Wonderful service.

CJ
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Romantic dinner-date with my husband to celebrate his birthday. Server was professional, quick to deliver beverages, but a little slow to take our orders. After the anticipation of placing our orders was over, we sat wishing for something to nibble on for about 15 mins, before 2 little baguettes of bread finally arrived. Much to our surprise, the food was prepared in far less time than it took to place our orders, and arrived before we could finish the mini breads. Our dishes were nicely plated, and delicious, though a bit too salty. Dessert was definitely in order, and our reservation stated that we were celebrating my husband’s birthday that night. However, the staff failed to notice. I rejected the plainly-plated dessert and asked that they make it more significant, like the patron’s sitting beside us. Our reservation clearly stated his name and age should they care to make whatever creative decisions the wanted, and we didn’t even get an apology for the oversight...which was a little disappointing.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Our experience was above expectations. We appreciate all you guys do to create such an amazing ambience.

EL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere but the food wasn’t nearly good enough for the price

DG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful setting and great views. Customer service is fantastic, friendly environment and spectacular server.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. We will definitely be back.

F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a delicious meal here last night. Nachos appetizer was exceptional. Our waiter was knowledgeable and suggested all the right things. We dined here for our first wedding anniversary. We were pleasantly surprised to be served complimentary champagne and dessert for the occasion.

L
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daddy/daughter date night went great. Excellent food and Tim was a great host.

BB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was fabulous at R2L. Our server, Bryan, could not have been more attentive and enjoyable. We had a small spill and within literally 60 seconds there was no sign anything had ever happened!

The food was delicious and the sunset was really spectacular. Everyone in our party enjoyed themselves immensely and would happily return.

DW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous night, really appreciated the service. Only downside was I ordered the rib eye medium and it was medium rare. Only ate a little bit but it wasn't bad enough to ruin the night. I will return though as soon as possible.

l
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

hands down the best restaurant in the city for fine dining. i took my girlfriend for her 23rd birthday and she absolutely loved it especially the view that was over looking the city. we both ordered the same entree but with different sides. the 28 day aged steak is probably the best steak that i ever had in my life and we both said that . the lobster mac and cheese is the best in the city without question . also the brussel sprouts and broccolini were very delicious. the sangria and drinks were good and also reasonably priced. the warm vanilla cake is the best dessert that i had ever received from ANY restaurant EVER it honestly taste like it came from heaven. it definitely is a little pricey my bill came to 240.00 but its definitely worth it because unlike other fine dining restaurants you actually get a nice sized portion of food to leave you satisfied and take some home with you . i definitely will be eating here again in the future and i highly recommend the restaurant to anyone especially if you are going for a special occasion or if you want to impress that special someone

MD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal with a spectacular view! Terrific service as well. Highly recommend

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating an anniversary and from the complimentary champagne at the start to the congratulatory message written in chocolate on the desert plate they made it an enjoyable and memorable experience. Caroline was great!

OT
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caroline was honest and fantastic. Highly recommend her. Food was amazing. Would recommend R2L to give the option to grill the rib eye. Too much oil and butter on the beef. Took away from the actual flavor. Will return.

CD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

This was my first time at R2L. I and my friends were celebrating our consecutive birthdays. We enjoyed the view even though we did not have window seats. I would recommend this venue for a date; especially if the couple is lucky enough to get window seats.

PC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Right from the beginning we were treated to wonderful customer service. Each course was prepared admirably and everyone enjoyed their choice. The view is tremendous looking out from the 37th floor. I would highly recommend R2L . This was my second time there and I'll be back!

TH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food great services beautiful view. We will go back and recommended people to go. There pork chop was delicious, shrimp the sauce was good , brocoilini. It taste , nachos , and the bread good.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views, excellent food at appropriate portion sizes. Loved their take on clam chowder and the lobster mac and cheese has plenty of lobster. The salmon was just melt in your mouth worthy! Warm vanilla cake was decadent.

DJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The foyer was too dark and that's the only negative thing I can say. Attentive, but not obsequious wait staff, beautiful view of the city, and the food was exquisite. Every bite was bliss.

EH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view, great food and great service! I would recommend this place to anyone

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