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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

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (121)
Romantic (112)
Special Occasion (105)
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Good for a Date (104)
Good for Anniversaries (86)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Business Meals (40)
Cozy (36)
Bar Seating (35)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Worth the Drive (30)
Notable Wine List (27)
Fun (26)
Happy Hour (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Hot Spot (22)
Tasting Menu (22)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Late-night Find (17)
Authentic (15)
Casual (15)
Healthy (11)
Seasonal (11)
People Watching (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great Beer (5)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Waterfront (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

While the view was marvelous, service was great, the food was ok. My chicken was not hot and the salad was swimming is dressing, my husband's soup was barely warm. The dessert menu was very limited. Will not go back

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent food, service and view of Philadelphia. Would definitely recommend.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This place was a recommendation from a friend. I was expecting to find something that I did not like and tried hard to but to my surprise everything was on point. They have really high standards, as they should, and should feel proud of the establishment that they run. The whole experience from the beginning to the end was great. Definitely going back for seconds.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Casual, People Watching, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Healthy, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2017

R2L offers spectacular soaring views of the City of Philadelphia, but doesn't stand nearly as tall in the city restaurant landscape. At $30 - $50 a plate, R2L's menu options lack creativity or individuality of Fork or Townsend, and fall short on size compared to Del Frisco's or Butcher & Singer. Service is friendly, but isn't nearly as correct as the ambiance would suggest.

Come for the views, have a drink and a bite, but look for other options if you want to sample Philadelphia foodie scene.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2017

It was my boyfriends birthday also his first time at the restaurant and he LOVED IT , from the drinks to the food and the last but not least Birthday Dessert... We really enjoyed our selves he tore the rib eye up, the salmon was perfect also the Mac and cheese , we will definitely be back!!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food wasn't that great. I think for the price you pay you should get more portions and better quality of food. I would not recommend this spot but the view is amazing and the service was great

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I took 9 friends here for my birthday. They flew in from various parts of the US.
The service is so below the ambiance and food. The sever was very nice and in over his head and was not trained to serve at this level of place. I worked all night to keep things moving.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great people excellent service our 1st Time there and more to come. Would gladly recommend to anyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I have not had a chance to review my receipt but something was off with the bill. The total with tax came under the $200 Deposit I had provided prior to assure a window seat. I think the final bill was $247 way over what the gratuity on our food and drink bill would have been. I paid the deposit and my husband paid the final bill which is part of the reason I did not catch the issue at the time. Food , drink and service were great but I need to understand what happened with the deposit and final bill.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Of course, the view is stupendous. The service and food were exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The place is beautiful. The seating, the uniforms, the bar, the view, all very aesthetically pleasing. It's a fantastic place to eat and have a great time. The food is phenomenal. I do think the pricing is a bit steep though. $14 dollars for a flatbread with arugula and a sauce is a bit much, as is $40 for a pork chop, but I can't say anything else negative at all. I'd gladly come back. It's an amazing place to experience. The chefs, wait staff, greeters, everyone....should be proud to work there and proud of what they do! Keep it up!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food is wonderful! Some of the best beef we have ever tried. The pork was perfect! Excellent selection of nice wines. Really suggest this place for a special dinner. I would suggest reservations.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

My mom fed and I dined at R2L for our anniversary and we couldn’t have been happier with the experience and Chris our waiter was awesome

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

They treated myself and my newly fiancée so great. Thank you for the experience

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

It was our Twins Birthday. Ciara was soo helpful and accommodating on the phone.
Our waitress Kathy was awesome!
Food was great. Had both the red velvet and chocolate birthday cakes!
Both delicious, but the Red velvet was the Best we ever Had!
My family loved the experience!
Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This was me and my husbands 4 year anniversary and R2L made it the best one yet. A table to watch the sun set, complimentary amuse bouce and appetizer from the chef and pastries. The food was spectacular and the service was phenomenal. We will be coming back a lot for dinner and for the fabulous bar also. Thanks to every single one of the staff members that made the night so special.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Food was phenomenal. Service was superb. I would recommend A+

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Amazing and magnificent place!!! The view is breathtaking!!! Highly recommended for a perfect date night or special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service was 5 star
French fries way too salty to eat
Not enough flavor in seafood

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Had reservations for 9:30, but still waited almost 45 minutes for our table. Our server came over to greet us, took a drink order, and then disappeared for 20 minutes. When he finally came back he didn't even take our order. We had to prompt him and let him know that we had been waiting well over an hour to eat. Food was better than what we expected from other reviews, but service is not their thing!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Went to R2L on a Saturday for birthday celebration. Food was very good, service excellent. We had a small issue with an empty wine glass being dropped and management more than compensated us for the minor distraction. Ambiance is romantic but non-window tables are too close to one another. Great view of the sunset and city. Overall a great evening and would visit again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Awesome Short Rib, Lobster was also very good. Wait staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend and would go again. Expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Cozy
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

After sitting on a sofa near the bar we waited over 15 minutes and still no server approached. When I finally got up and headed to the bar to get a drink myself a young Asian server came over and asked me if I wanted a drink? I told her, "What do you think? I'm not here just to look out the window!" She got the drink order wrong and was not friendly at all.
Food was overpriced and just "ok" Save your money and go somewhere else.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Really excellent Dining experience. Food was great, you could tell the Chef wa stop notch the way every flavor popped in every course. Service was spectacular and Views were Incredible. Has to be one of the best if not the best scenic view of any city restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Anniversary

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our favorite place in Philly. Best view over the City, best service, food is high quality and creative. Definitley worth the price for the full package - service, ambience, view & cuisine. Book 30 minutes before sunset for the full sunset experience. Not a bad seat in the house.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Its my Birthday today, one of the things I've always wanted to do was to see the City from the VIEW from R2L. And I've done that now :)

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Overall my experience was not the best at R2L on Saturday night. There seemed to be a bit of confusion with the hostess and our seating situation. We got upstairs and we're told by the hostess who was a woman, to wait and she would be back and left and we didn't see her again. Then a gentlemen asked if we were being helped, I explained the situation about the woman who disappeared and he said he would assist us. He then told us the table was ready, we hittknthe table only to find out that it was not, so we had to go back to the hostess stand and wait a bit longer to be seated and we had a reservation for 10pm. Even after being seated we did not have silverware on our table and had to wait for that. Once the silverware was put on the table, it was just laid out and not put on any dinner napkins, and the table was not wiped off properly. We did not get seated til about 10:45. After being seated, our waitress was amazing and the food was excellent. She made our overall experience a great one. I would say the staff may just need better communication across the board about the reservation and seating situation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The Hostess was not very friendly. That initial interaction put a damper on the evening to start. The server was friendly but the initial impression the hostess left was hard to forget for the night.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The prepared dishes came with too much flare. I'd the grits and roasted chicken. The grits had too many other things going on on the plate, pearl onions were huge. The chicken had too many addl sauces. The bread and butter was devine...coulda used more. The service although good became less attentive throughout the stay. My date had the salmon and Mac & cheese. The view although not a window seat was lovely.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Fabulous! Quality time with my quality husband. King and Queen date night. It’s a celebration every time we link up.

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The views are spectacular and the food was simply amazing! Our hosts suggestions were spot on we look forward to returning

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Beautiful night time view of the city. Food was exceptional. Short ribs were incredible.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Loved our evening, perfect in every way

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Brought my friend from England here as our treat to ourselves. Didn't disappoint. Food was absolutely delicious, service was very friendly and in no way pushy. We were lucky enough to get a window seat so we're able to see the lights and vibrancy of Philly while we talked and ate. It's not cheap to eat but we knew that going in, and for a special occasion it really is worth it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2017

It was our first time to R2L - really luck of the draw from a magazine in our hotel. It was a great experience - clearly exceeding any expectations we had. A great view of the city sky line and a beautiful sunset to boot. The menu had terrific offerings, while I had a simple appetizer for dinner my wife had the Mahi-Mahi and raved about it. The service was great and our server was readily available without hovering

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We went for our anniversary and although I tried to get window seat was unsuccessful, make sure plan ahead if you want one. Anton our server was excellent- very pleasant . Our food was excellent my wife steak was just delicious . I had the catch of the day which was cod, perhaps a tad under seasoned but the purée made up for it! Great ambiance we'd go again.

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great restaurant! Food was delicious, but expensive and the view is breath taking. Definitely will go again, but for a special occasion only.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Absolutely wonderful atmosphere and a great menu! The food was amazing as well as the cocktails. On the expensive side, but a great place to celebrate a special occasion!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

My evening there was wonderful. I ended up going alone because my friend couldn't make it. I didn't even feel lonely because everything was perfect.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Fun, Happy Hour, People Watching
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