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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 sashimi, followed by a main course of old country braised pork 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 milk chocolate hazelnut gateau or pumpkin spice cheesecake.


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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

For Valentine's Day we will be offering a 3 course menu for $85 per guest. Deposits are required to confirm all reservations and are exclusive of beverages, tax and gratuity. Window seating requires an additional premium. We look forward to seeing you!

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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (103)
Romantic (96)
Good for a Date (95)
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Special Occasion (88)
Good for Anniversaries (74)
Good for Birthdays (62)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Bar Seating (34)
Business Meals (32)
Worth the Drive (32)
Cozy (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Fun (28)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Happy Hour (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Authentic (18)
Late-night Find (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Tasting Menu (16)
Casual (14)
People Watching (14)
Seasonal (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Healthy (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Waterfront (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Live Music (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vegan (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 10 hours ago

Beautiful view...Food was perfect 😁

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 15 hours ago

Awesome. The views were spectacular! But, the best part was the Chef’s cuisine. It was fantastic food! Simply delicious. I’ve been to many restaurants, even had a food blog, but took a chance on this place and it did not disappoint! This Chef should be doing challenges against the very best!! Why is he not on Top Chef? Why is he not trying to beat Bobby Flay? Why doesn’t he have a James Beard Award? I was a fan after my appetizer and the hits kept on coming! This place for all it’s wonderful service, atmosphere, views and just plain good cooking is not to be missed! On point! On Fleek! On my list of #1 best restaurants in Philly!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

The food was good with the exception of the risotto being a bit too salty. Veal was cooked and seasoned well. The lemon parfait was creamy but the cherry tomato didn’t fit well in the dessert. The service was quick in the beginning, however it became sluggish and slow. We waited a while for desserts to come out when the restaurant wasn’t as busy, server forgot to put in our sides, and the attention to detail was lacking. Something like filling a glass of water shouldn’t have to be brought to their attention. I assumed the server told the manager about forgetting the side orders, because he came over to check on us and offered to get us anything such as coffee or tea. That was very nice of him however we didn’t care for any beverages, but appreciated the gesture. Our server was not the most pleasant individual, she didn’t seem like she wanted another table and our reservation at 8:30pm wasn’t that late to warrant such attitude. I didn’t really like how she snatch the bill with my credit card from the table. Overall I would give R2L a 3 star at best.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful views! Great ambience.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Ambience Abounds!
What a Great Find!
Spectacular Unparalleled Views!
Delicious Food!
Amazing Professional Service!
My family visited for our daughter’s 23 Birthday and it was Pure Pleasure.
The Servers Wore 3 Piece Suits but there Wasn’t Anything Stuffy!
If you are Seeking a Very Special Spot for a Very Special Occasion You Have Found It!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 7 days ago

The restaurant was nice and cozy! My husband and I had a great time viewing the city the window seat! The steak was nicely seasoned and we really enjoyed it! Thank you to the R2L team!

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Linda was amazing. She and Sam, one who brought out food over, were great! Nothing more needs to be said 5 stars!!!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great Stake. Best I’ve had in Philly thus far.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Very beautiful restaurant

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always a pleasure coming here. Great service, atmosphere and food

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We rang in the New Year at R2L. It was our first visit and we were blown away by the view, and the food and service (Hannah) were equally impressive. It was a splurge, for sure, but worth it . The only negative was the pretty awful band that was blasted over a PA at a ridiculous volume. Our server got them to turn it down and hopefully R2L will book better talent next year.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a delicious meal & the place at night is so beautiful with the view of the entire city

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Scenic View, Romantic, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for New Year’s Eve. It was very expensive for reservations and it didn’t cover everything, just the dinner. Drinks were extra. I don’t plan on going back since it was basically a $500 dinner (only had 1 drink each). Not worth it in my opinion.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The restaurant was a bit overwhelmed for New Year’s Eve. It was very expensive for the type and amount of food you received.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My fiance and I made plans for dinner here for New Years Eve. We wanted to have a romantic dinner before we partied the night away. The ambiance was great, it was perfectly lit up. Unfortunately, we did not have a window seat- the view was spectacular. Still, we enjoyed ourselves. The servers were all very attentive and were professional. To start, I had the gnocchi and my fiance had the shrimp. We both loved our dishes. For the main, I had the vegan cauliflower, which wasn't anything spectacular but decent enough and my fiance loved his braised short rib + filet duo. We also had the flatbread to share which was okay. Desserts were great- the warm vanilla cake was my favorite. My fiance had the alaskan which was also very good. Drinks are like 12/13 bucks minimum, fyi. The place is a bit pricey, but the views are great. We had a great time!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went on New Years and the experience fell short of expectations. We booked through Open Table and it was unclear you have to pay for the New Years menu in advance. The restaurant called to let us know, and we missed the call, so they cancelled the reservation. No voicemail or anything! Luckily they were eventually able to seat us after a lot of conversation. The servings were pretty small. For example, the potatoes that came with the steak for two were actually 1 thin crispy fried potato disk (about 2 inches in diameter) for each of us over the mushrooms. The quality of the food wasn't bad, but could find just as good food for lower price with better service elsewhere. If we went when they were serving the regular menu we might have been more satisfied.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service, meals were OUTSTANDING!!!, Awesome city view.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was good staff was rude and short with myself and our table. It was my husbands birthday and I didn’t feel like the service was good at all. This is a high end restaurant so I expect high end customer service. They came up short.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was absolutely terrible, the food was extremely overpriced and portions were very small..

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had to over an hour to be seated, though we had a reservation. Besides the bread, the meal wasn't all that for the price. I think we just pay for the view.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing! Get the mac n cheese!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything about our experience was perfect. Our server, Aaron, was fantastic and our ‘Chilled’ small plate/ seafood sampler was to die for - so much so that we ordered more oysters!! We will DEFINITELY be back!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Love this restaurant. So happy I found it through a friend! I will keep coming back! Impeccable service! Restaurant host was amazing on 12/28.8pm. Bartender was wonderful too and waiter! Thankyou to the staff that night! Even check in was nice. Lovely place, people and night!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Cozy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The outrageous prices are for the view, not the food. Considering the food renaissance in Philadelphia, it's disappointing that this chef is not up to par. I found the menu imbalanced; hard to put a selection together that wasn't heavy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Adult atmosphere. Excellent professional service. Great place for anniversary celebration.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Menu is very limited.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Need more food on the menu, it shouldn't be a fee to cute birthday cake. Prices should be cheaper .

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We wanted to dine at a place that had views of Philadelphia. We thought this would mean a touristy experience. Instead, we were treated to spectacular views, excellent service and an innovative menu. Not everything hit the mark, but the buratta and the unusual crispy nachos were delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Go for the view but not for the food. The pork chop was good but my seafood special was inedible.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was just beautiful and food delicious. The drinks superb. I would recommend for anytime and any occasion.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Lovely interior; coat staff and waiter staff are awesome; decent drinks.

THE WORST FOOD FLAVORS EVER!

I have heard bad reviews about this place 7 years back and went here regardless of warnings!!!
Ugh (facepalm) how do you manage to screw up a simple grilled shrimp (charred black with excessive amount of pepper <thumb down> and serve brown avocado in a trio that u changing $24 for??? The money is not the issue the flavor and quality of the food definitely is!!!

Or don’t even get me started on a spinach mushroom side- literally undercooked n no flavor!!!!

Came out from that place with a sour taste in my mouth - WOULD NEVER EVER GO BACK HERE!!!

If you are really hooked on dining at a place with you - you will be better of at XIX but with better tasting food!

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Breathtaking view & foods wrapped in a good, romantic time.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The service was amazing as was the food. But the best part was the view, pictures do it no justice.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Breathe Taking View..Perfect for watching the sunset

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was very rich but the flavors was so powerful the Mac and cheese didn’t even taste like Mac and cheese

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

It was awesome.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Loved It. Can’t Wait To Go Back

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

R2L is the best dining experience I have had in Philadelphia. It is my favorite place to eat dinner.the venue is beautiful and quiet, the scenery from the top floor of Liberty Place is exception (especially at sundown), the staff is friendly and attentive (especially Brittney) and the floor is wonderful. Everything I have ever gotten has been outstanding and my friends love their food too. I only eat limited vegetarian but always find delicious choices to select from. Too pricey for regular dining for me but at least a few times a year, I like to treat myself and friends to a fabulous dining experiences. We are never disappointed!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Healthy, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Do not recommend for special occasions. Large group was very noisy and inappropriate. Service was ok. Food was good. Prices were high for the value. We were moved to another table away from the noisy table. Unfortunately the ship had sailed.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

My wife and I were expecting a nice quiet evening for our 35th Anniversary. First off, I thought the attire was supposed to be business casual, which some people were wearing jeans and sneakers.,I previously made arrangements to have martinis waiting,for us. Didn't happen. The people sitting next to us were so loud, we couldn't even have a nice quiet conversation. And with putting a $250 deposit down to have a window seat, we were not happy. On top of this, we were told we needed to spend up to the $250 and on top of that, a 20% tip was added to the bill for 2 people. I would not recommend this place if you want to spend a nice,quiet evening out.

Tags: Scenic View
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