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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.
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.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Hours of Operation:
Friday + Saturday: 5-11pm
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
Between Chestnut & Market Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Amtrak's Suburban Station is located 1/2 block from R2L
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
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.
The food was mediocre at best, we were pretty disappointed. Everything was very overcooked making it tough to eat. The view was amazing but that was the only thing that really made the experience worth it. The server didn't seem to care or want to be there. Maybe it was an off night, but for a place where you have to pay a deposit to get a window seat, you would think the food and service would be better. Wouldn't recommend.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Service was excellent. The food was excellent. It was great. One of my friends said she heard the food was nasty and didnt want to go and she was more than happy she do come because the food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was phenomenal. I would recommend it for everyone.
No idea why this restaurant is super popular, the view is great but meh. So many other restaurants in philly for better food and service. Rsservation and still had to wait 25m for our table - had to hunt a hostess down for a bar menu. They also don't give you buzzers or take your number while you're waiting (they just say that they'll find you).. it's odd given that the place is super busy. Had the steak/brisket? plate.. the brisket was ridiculous salty.. couldn't even eat it. Lobster Mac was underwhelming but I heard the brussel sprouts were good. Sister had a martini, extra dirty (she enjoyed) .. I had a margarita (terrible but that's my fault i know lol!) First time there and first time visiting philly - I'll be back to the city but not to R2L.
I have been to R2L before and I enjoy the atmosphere of the place, however in terms of getting people seated and communicating to the wait to be seat has to improve. If you make a reservation you should not have to wait over an hour to be seated. Then on top of that I had to check on the availability of a table instead of someone coming to check on my guest and I. That's horrible service!
Had a great meal at R2L:
Views - spectacular view of Phila. - City Lights at night are very impressive
Ambience - modern/ contemporary and upscale
Food - very good (esp. liked Salmon fritte)
Wine selection - pretty good
Service - excellent - Kudos to Antoine who made our meal “special”
We will be back soon!
Our experience at R2L was amazing! The food, the service and the atmosphere provide everything you could want in a fine dining experience. We received a window seat as we requested and were able to watch the beautiful fall sunset while having our dinner. The staff catered to our every wish and were very polite and friendly. The chef came out of the kitchen to greet us and wish our son a happy birthday and even wrote a special message on his dessert. We couldn't have been more pleased with our visit and would recommend that anyone looking for an excellent fine dining experience in the Philly area make a reservation at R2L.. and order the lobster macaroni and cheese - best in the city! Thank you, Chef Daniel and R2L staff, for making our night very special!!
Went there for my boyfriend’s bday . I requested the window seat on the reservation notes and as we arrived - was told that we can’t get one since I didn’t put the deposit down ( if I knew that was the thing to do , I would of done so ) but I didn’t see that option. The gentleman host was fab , bartender Ella was also very professional and sweet . If you going for a quiet dinner on the Saturday - that’s not the place , I get that it’s popular and very busy . I gotta come back during the week . Oh , the food was great ! Beer tataki - is a must to try . I had a rabbit , which was pretty goood and the bone in ribeye was awesommmeee( just a little too much fat :) ) overall it was a nice night .
First time for my girlfriend and I. The Salmon was too raw inside I couldn't eat. I order Salmon a lot and never had it so saw inside . Our flat bread app was incredible ! And her steak was delisious . The potatoes wer amazing . It was a little loud and seating felt crowded but the food and view made up for it !
I was 16 minutes late for my reservation, and they didn't even try to set the expectation that we would be able to get another table, but while sitting in the bar area, several people were tapped to inform them of open available tables. No one attempted to get me another table.
Food was great. Restaurant was too dark. When you need the torch light from your phone to read the menu it's too dark. One little votive candle didn't cut it. Also, this is the first time I want thrilled with the service. The runner spilt the cheese from our appetizer on the table and on a guest with 4 of the wait staff looking on. It wasn't until I asked for napkins and more silverware that we had 2 people attend to us. No one from management came over. When you spend close to $500 on dinner I would expect better service
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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