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About R2L

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.





Start your meal with lobster bisque or tuna tartare, followed by a main course of dry-aged guinea hen or vegan roasted cauliflower. Veal, sole and lobster tail are usually on the rotating menu and guests should always try the R2L dessert menu which includes Peruvian chocolate mousse or passion fruit pavolva.


50 S 16th St
37th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:

Dinner:
Monday-Thursday: 5-10pm
Friday + Saturday: 5-11pm
Sunday: 5-9pm

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday: 4:30-6:30pm

Bar + Lounge:
Monday-Thursday: 4pm-1am, lounge menu till 11pm
Friday + Saturday: 4pm-2am, lounge menu till 12am
Sunday: 4pm-11pm, lounge menu till 10pm

Cross Street:
Between Chestnut & Market Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 564-5337

Website:
http://www.r2lrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Self-parking is available for $15 at the Parkway Garage located immediately next to the entrance to R2L on 16th Street. Please bring your ticket with you to be validated by the host. The $15 validated parking is available every night after 4pm, and Saturday and Sunday day after 11am.

Self-parking is also available for $13 at the Center Square Garage located across the street from R2L's entrance at the corner of 16th and Ranstead Streets.


Public Transit:
Amtrak's Suburban Station is located 1/2 block from R2L

Executive Chef:
Daniel Stern

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

From a midday board meeting to an intimate cocktail party overlooking William Penn atop City Hall to a grand seated dinner, the private dining options at R2L are as boundless as the views.

R2L Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (135)
Romantic (123)
Special Occasion (117)
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Good for a Date (115)
Good for Anniversaries (100)
Good for Birthdays (70)
Creative Cuisine (54)
Business Meals (48)
Cozy (43)
Bar Seating (38)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Worth the Drive (34)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
Happy Hour (32)
Notable Wine List (31)
Fun (28)
Good for Groups (26)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Hot Spot (25)
Tasting Menu (24)
Late-night Find (21)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Casual (17)
Authentic (15)
Great for Lunch (12)
Healthy (11)
Seasonal (11)
Comfort Food (11)
People Watching (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Great Beer (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tapas (3)
Waterfront (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I love the food. Everything taste so delicious as well as freshly cooked not to mention the view of the city in the night is amazing. We'll be back!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Scenery was nice, the view over the city was amazing. The bar seating was not crowded. The appetizer was the best, although our entree were not as expected. I felt like I paid for the way our plates were presented to us instead of quality. My wife didn’t even finish her salmon and French fies(who does that in a 4-5 star restaurant?) I absolutely will not be making any reservations here again. We had more fun at a dive bar afterwards continuing our anniversary night.

Tags: Great Beer
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great atmosphere, wonderful company. Truly fine dining!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Thank you for accommodating the reservation requests. The food was delicious & the ambiance was spectacular!! Thank you 💫

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

R2L was a very quaint restaurant despite the amount of the people. The Lobster Bisque was creamy and scrumptious and the Pumpkin spice cheesecake was perfectly sweet, with a hint of the nutmeg and sea salt cutting through it. For the main course, I had the seasonal rabbit with sweet potato puree. It was a little too sweet for my taste, especially with the marshmallow garnish. It took out the gamey-flavor of the meat and it could have been executed better.

Apart from this, my server was very amicable, and the ambience was perfect for me, despite being a solo-diner. I will be visiting this restaurant again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was delicious!! Amazing view, great service, the music and the ambient was perfect as well.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing service, amazing food & amazing ambiance, took my girlfriend there for her birthday and was deeply expressed with such amazing service and gratitude

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

Extremely disappointed. The food was sub par, below average. I was shocked at how we had a variety of different entrees and they failed to meet any of my expectations.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

We were there to meet a relative we hadn’t seen i a long time. The music was a little loud and it was hard to hear each other while we were catching up. Everyone was very nice and service was good. The bottle of Pinot we ordered was too cold as was the tuna appetizer that I ordered. Once things got to room temperature the food was fresh and tasty.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The service : remarkable. The food : outstanding. I enjoyed this monthly dinner out at R2L none of us had ever been. We will be back. Everything was so tasty and portions allowed us to all go home with doggy bags. Jamir was our server and he deserves all the raises one could get. Amazing all around ❤️❤️

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food. My first drink was watered down. The receptionist at the front of the restaurant floor entrance told us to sit at the bar until they located our reservation or found a place for us to sit in the uncrowded restaurant. We waited for about seven minutes until I asked the young lady about our seat. Only then did she accommodate us. I believe second chances so we will return only because of the ambiance and food. Lobster Mac and Cheese was incredible!

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great service. Good food. Wonderful view of the city of Philadelphia. Go at night. Nice place to take a date to impress. Expensive, but worth the price. Go on a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Is my first time at R2L. we went for our anniversary and I love it. The food is great the view from the 37th floor even amazing. The service there is nice. I would recommend this place :)

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dinner was special and terrifically prepared. Smallish menu provides for excellent quality and presentation. Lobster Bisque and Beef Tenderloin + Short Rib; Tuna Shashimi and Veal Chop. Side of roasted Brussels Sprouts rounded out the meal. Our server Jamier was the perfect host.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very disappointing! We went there for reviews of the beautiful views and it was truly disappointing. I will say the furniture and tables were beautiful. Even though we made a reservation we waited an extra 20 minutes. The restaurant had several open tables yet it took over 30 minutes to get our food. We spent 2 hours there from putting our name in to getting the Check. I ordered the tuna which was over cooked and the server was very polite about bringing me a new dish. Overall do not recommend and won’t be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My girlfriend and I went there for our anniversary, and boy did this place not disappoint! The ambiance, the service, the food but most of all, the view (if you manage to score either a window side or window facing table)!! The only small hiccup was that our entrees took a little long to get to us but everything else makes up for it. I’d recommend the Porter House Porkfor main and the Crisp Risotto for sharing. I had an Old Cuban cocktail and it was on point!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We loved our experience... Great food. Cocktails were very good. Our waiter was excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was our third time at R2L this year (ash we could go 3 times every year, but the budget may not support that!), and this experience was our best yet! I would go so far as to say it was amazing. Our reservations were right at sunset, so the view from the 37th floor was fantastic. Our seats were perfect for watching day turn into night. Every single course was phenomenal. The lobster bisque is otherworldly with a perfect spicy kick. We had the fried risotto to share and it too was amazing. Each of our entrees (braised short rib and filet combo, veal chop, and 2 rabbit dishes; sides of Brussels sprouts and Mac and cheese) was truly without flaw. Our desserts (chocolate hazelnut treat, vanilla cake) were a great way to end the experience. The service was impeccable - everyone went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied. I cannot wait to go back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always a good meal. Portions are small compared to other similar restaurants but the foot is good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The space was perfect for a business dinner after a conference. While there were minor issues regarding the wine list and receiving a side with everything else, the food was delicious, the atmosphere was perfect and we couldn't have asked for anything more! Would definitely go back for any special occasion in Philly or business dinner. The view was incredible.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was outstanding. The service was great. Everyone including the manager was super attentive. This is my second time dining there and I’m already looking forward to going back.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The atmosphere was amazing and the views are spectacular. Taylor was our server and she did everything to make my daughters birthday special and we will definitely return because of her . Everything was perfect !!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Loved the view - enjoyed our evening with friends.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The resturant and service were great
Pricing was reasonable
The food tasted good but the food selection was horrible

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Reserved a table for my 22nd birthday be aware there is a strict 15 minute cancellation policy and the restaurant is currently undergoing construction so we weren't able to call or change our reservation. We ended up being seated 45 minutes past our initial reservation but it was well worth the wait. I had their hand crafted margarita and it was the best I've ever had. The music choice was odd but the view and atmosphere was incredible. Be aware you need to request and put in a deposit to get a window seat, but all the views are fantastic and you can always walk around and take pictures. I took the waitress' suggestion of the pork and I was not disappointed. The mac and cheese size was rich and excellent presentation but poor quantity size.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The restaurant is nice. The service was good. The room was too dark. Hard to see the menu, hard to see my dinner. One of our meals was over cooked and need to be sent back and replaced. Somewhat over priced as well.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Decided to go for my sisters birthday especially because she’s been longing to come here. Was not disappointed at all! Even if you don’t get a window seat you still have ample viewing room from wherever you are. The food was absolutely divine to wear it blew us out of the water. I don’t think out of four of us no one had a complaint about anything from the food to the server to the atmosphere. And we had the best waiter you can possibly imagine. Funny attentive and very outgoing! I have already recommended this place to everyone I have come in contact with. Thanks for the wonderful evening.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great dinner and view. The Oysters were delicious and the lemon cake dessert was to die for.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely Breathtaking! The service was impeccable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

One of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at, the restaurant was beautiful, the staff was very welcoming and professional and the food was delicious. The dinner menu was great but I would like to have seen more vegetarian/vegan options, and slightly bigger portions. Overall dining at R2L was an amazing experience I'll never forget and I look forward to dining there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Over priced for just ok food view was nice but not worth the $ or so so food

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We went to R2L for dinner to celebrate a special birthday, and everything was perfect. If you want to be seated on the side of the restaurant where you can see the view of the city, I suggest making a reservation, which I did in advance. The view is gorgeous, the food is delectable, and the best part was our excellent service. Our waiter was pleasant and indulged in our (admittedly lame) jokes. I had mentioned the birthday in our reservation and he brought out a dessert at the end of our meal, which was absolutely fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an upscale experience (scenic view, downtown location, fancy vibe and decor, mouthwatering dishes). The best part was that for the overall experience we had, most places would charge much more than what we ended up paying for it. I highly recommend R2L.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

A stunning venue with even more stunning food. Chef Daniel Stern makes food that is not only a feast for the eyes, but the taste buds as well. A truly special spot in Philly.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent service, spectacular food
Excellent service, spectacular food
Excellent service, spectacular food

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My experience was exceptional. Lovely waitress

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is a great date place, good food, portions that will not over stuff and decent drink selection.

We shared a filet, a shashimi app and some sorbet for desert, it was enough.

Don't go to this place starving, but if you're trying to eat some foodie food, have a few drinks with a really good view, it's worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Enjoyed our 20th Anniversary meal immensely! Everything was so fresh and seasoned very well. Even though our table was literally in the center, we still were able to enjoy the amazing views. I kind of felt bad for those who sat near the windows because patrons were constantly taking pictures near their tables 😞. Pricey but a very nice experience!

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great view...and it ended there 😕 We had four people in our group- sent back Lobster bisque, had crispy risotto which were fried mush balls, no flavor. Waiter never asked once we got the food how it was!!? Not one of us liked our dishes from the smoked chopped up lobster tail (ugh) to tasteless fish of the day. Terrible service, over priced (not worth over 300.00) the chef tries too hard and failed miserably!! Save your money and go for a drink to see the view.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A family group of five of us recently dined there while visiting Philly. The restaurant had been highly recommended. Some of the food was very good, as were the specialty cocktails. Unfortunately two of us, who love salt, had overly salty entrees (a pork dish and a beef dish), and our waitress got a few things wrong. She didn't bring our bottle of wine for dinner until we were about 1/3 of the way through our entrees, she got one after-dinner drink wrong twice, and she was away from the table for substantial lengths of time. Late in our dinner one of the managers came up to ask us how everything was going, but she didn't identify herself, so we had no idea who she was or why she suddenly showed up at our table. We ordered 4 desserts, and two of them--a cheesecake and an apple crisp dish--were both very oddly configured and flavored. We loved the views, but I likely won't return to the restaurant.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food and service - in that area they never disappoint. If reserving the window seat ignore the policy on the restaurant website. They have no intention on crediting you or gift carding you back the difference of your 100-125/pp deposit. We were forced to buy something else or they would have surcharged us to keep the deposit. Also if sitting by the window be sure you are ok with random people walking in between your table to take pictures. At one point we had a group of 5 come up to get pics while we were eating dinner so it was distracting and a vibe killer to have them crowd around you.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Scenic View
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