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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

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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

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (123)
Romantic (112)
Special Occasion (106)
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Good for a Date (105)
Good for Anniversaries (87)
Good for Birthdays (61)
Creative Cuisine (49)
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 (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Hot Spot (22)
Tasting Menu (22)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Late-night Find (17)
Authentic (15)
Casual (15)
People Watching (12)
Seasonal (11)
Healthy (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)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

The place is amazing. I mean the view that you're getting is priceless. I really liked it. Me and my boyfriend went there on a Sunday night and it was pretty busy since it was restaurant week. I immediately felt in love with our table and I really appreciated when I saw that they were satisfying my request for a table for two nearby the window. The food was in small portions but at the end of the night you felt stuffed so that's a pretty good. My plates though had extra salt and I really don't like that. Overall my short rib was exquisite!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

Service was excellent and the view is spectacular. I was here for Restaraunt Week. The appetizer beet salad was good. I ordered the risotto and really didn't like it. It was way too thick and buttery. They graciously took it back without me asking and brought the salmon, which I really enjoyed. My husband got the filet tips and found them to be just ok. Desserts weren't bad. It's a nice place, very romantic and they treat you well. But this is not enough to make me go back. For me, great food is the first priority.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

Lovely view ,Great food and service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

Long wait despite reservation! Extremely pricey with extremely small portions!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

the food was very good but the portions were very small - 3 small prawns - and I do mean small - for the grilled prawn entree.I don't know if this was because we ordered from the restaurant week menu or this is just the way it always is - but if I had to pay the prices on the regular menu,I would have been disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

The portions were very small but the quality was good. The service was lacking. They had a ton of bus people taking away our plates but rarely did we see our server. We had to ask for more bread twice and we wanted to order another round of drinks but no one ever came back to offer any. The views of the city were amazing and the way they have the tables set up, there are no bad seats anywhere.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

My boyfriend and I continue to return to R2L in spite of some recent disappointments. The atmosphere, particularly the view, is superb. The food is creative, but a bit overpriced for the portions and inconsistency in quality. Servers are attentive, though somewhat inexperienced and would benefit from some basic training.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2012

We went to R2L for dinner during Restaurant Week --- we requested to be seated next to the window, and The view was absolutely stunning! The restaurant is located on the 37th floor and provides a great view of the city. The recommended filet mignon and short ribs were good; the meat was very tender, but the presentation of the food was fairly plain. I was impressed, however, with their chocolate cremeux dessert, which had many layers of flavor - bitter, sweet, acidic. I was a little disappointed with their service; our server seemed to be a little too busy that night. We also had a busser who dropped utensils twice (once on our table, once on the floor) when clearing the tables.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

Great views of the city! Food was great, high priced items, but it's worth it!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

We had a wonderful time. Our waiter was fantastic. The only annoyance was we had a reservation with a confirmation number and they also e-mailed us to confirm. Then I received a phone call again asking for confirmation, but when I didn't return their call by a certain time, they said they gave our reservation away and weren't very nice about it. A little overkill as I felt harassed. It all got straightened out, but it did put a damper on the beginning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

We had a wonderful evening from start to finish. It was my husbands 52nd birthday, they acknowledged it with champagne and a Happy Birthday candle in our dessert. We will definitely go back and bring our friends this time to enjoy this great find.
Thank you.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

R2L over exceeded my expectation. The view is awesome and the service was exceptional! I would recommend the restaurant to anyone who's wanting to have a time out and fill like a true hollywood star! I will be returning in the near future !

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

The food and service was Fantastic!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

great view, a little pricey but the food makes up for it

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

The portion sizes are respectable. For the price, however, the menu isn't very daring.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

The staff was very accommodating, and the food was wonderful. We participated in the Restaurant Week lunch specials.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2012

The R2L experience was awesome for brunch. Can't wait to experience R2L for a romantic evening. The lounge / bar is equally enjoyable!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2012

Rookie waiter with no discernible experience and with borderline acceptable service. I'll give them a break since it was a very crowded Saturday night during Restaurant Week. But, it will have to be a special occasion for me to go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2012

Mixed feelings about R2L. Started with a phone call that afternoon stating if I don't confirm my reservation. I would be cancelled and if late they would also cancel. I made this reserv. 2 months ago and felt that phone call was rude. (plus i did call the day before to confirm) We got there early and asked if we could have a window seat and hostess said no that is for someone important?! What does that mean! Rude again! Not feeling the love! Almost left but stayed! It was our date night for my husband and i & wanted to enjoy it! Thankfully waiter and bar staff were great! We enjoyed our food but felt was over priced! In that price range there are better places to go! Sorry I never write reviews but this time I wanted to share.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2012

SIMPLY AMAZING! Food was so SUPERB!!! nice intimate setting. Best Restaurant in center city.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2012

Fantastic....Pam Is so nice and amazing! Warm vanilla cake was phen-om!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2012

I was so pleased with my visit to R2L. Loved the Ambiance and the view of the city. The service was incredible and the atmosphere was just so peaceful and serine. U will definitely dine here again, and recommend my friends & family.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2012

The views were incredible, we had a window seat. The place was dark and quiet, perfect for a romantic evening. The food was amazing from the romaine salad to the perfectly cooked lobster. The service was first rate, everyone was attentive but not overbearing. We will definitely be going back!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2012

Our night out at R2L was hands down one of the best dining experiences ever. I've been to restaurants everywhere I go, whether for business or fun. R2L beat them all easily. It is great for a romantic date, and I'm sure it would be fun with a group of friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2012

We went to R2L for my wife's birthday. We were greeted with a champagne toast. The view was phenomenal. The food was outstanding and the service was top-notch. We eat out pretty often and we both agreed that this was the best meal we had in quite some time. The filet mignon was to die for and the warm vanilla cake was out of this world. I recommend going right before sunset. That way you get to see the city and river during the day, twilight, and nighttime sky all in one meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2012

Great food, great view of Philadelphia.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2012

Amazing place. Awesome atmosphere delicious food

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2012

The food was really good. The portion sizes were a tad small. The view of the city was amazing. I loved the warm vanilla cake. It was amazing! I definitely recommend this restaurant

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2012

went for Restaurant Week, only way I would go there, otherwise not worth the ridiculously high prices

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2012

Awesome experience and very nice staff. Food was quick and very good!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2012

everythihng was wonderful! I will be coming back very soon:-)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2012

Enjoyed a delightful meal for restaurant week. I order the prawns which were delicious but not filling. The view is spectacular. Great restaurant to go for a date.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2012

Do not get the venison patte. We had the filet mignon, salmon, seared tuna, $20 half wine, banana cheese cake, and chocolate thing for desert... good service, great ambiance, I recommend it for restaurant week, otherwise it's really expensive... but amazing views... in Jan/Feb get there 5 to 6 so you can see the sunset... amazing...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2012

I truly enjoyed my very 1st r2l experience. The decor and the aura of the restaurant is classy. I loved the difference of menu choices for restaurant week. The view is absolutely stunning. I went just as the sun was going down it was perfect. I was also joined by a few friends to celebrate a birthday. I must say without my knowledge the cake was damaged enroute to the restaurant. I asked the waiter to take it back for later. A few minutes after being seated the manager came to me to have me check out the cake. It was dishelved but he and the pastry chef assured me they could restore it as it was. Well needless to say they were true to their word. The cake was presented as if it was baked on the premises. I truly aporecited it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2012

Overall this place was wonderful. GORGEOUS views of the city. I recommend reserving a table right around sunset if possible. I went for restaurant week so the prices were more manageable. Beer was actually reasonably priced. The lobster mac and cheese was unique and very good. My salmon was a bit undercooked, but everything else was fantastic and our server was amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2012

For my second experience at R2L it was more pleasurable than the first. The service was absolutely impeccable! I always feel very welcomed and appreciated. Thanks for a great experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2012

Great view of the city and delicious food!!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2012

I had a great experience at R2L!!! The food and service was great!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2012

The view, food and service was all A+. Would definitely go again even without restaurant week.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2012

R2L is one of the best restaurants in the City. Sure, the views are incredible, but so is the food and the service. There are very decadent items on the menu, but there are also some delicious "simply prepared" items worth trying. Highlights from this lunch were the truffle flabread pizza, the "simply prepared" salmon, and the cookies for dessert.

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