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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

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (124)
Romantic (115)
Special Occasion (108)
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Good for a Date (107)
Good for Anniversaries (90)
Good for Birthdays (62)
Creative Cuisine (50)
Business Meals (42)
Cozy (37)
Bar Seating (36)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Worth the Drive (31)
Notable Wine List (28)
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 (16)
Authentic (15)
Casual (15)
Healthy (11)
People Watching (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Seasonal (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
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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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was edible but definitely not worth the money. If you're looking to spend that kind of money, go to del frisco's instead.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Love the place

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·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome food and ambience. Service was good. We had a splendid evening. Bit expensive but worth it! 👌👌

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic food with exceptional service!! Little pricey but worth it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The best place in the city to bring clients or out of town guests for dinner. The service is always great, the food is good and the views are fantastic.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was my sons 9th birthday. Our waiter was awesome and made the night very special!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Extremely overpriced for the quality and amount of the food Noisy. Enjoyed the view

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The views are amazing and the service is pleasant. They could do so much better with the food!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The view is outstanding, the food is amazing. It seems very loud, because the staff barely speak and you have to strain to hear them. Otherwise it was a good experience. The prices are high, but you're paying for the view and the food is good, so I can see why it is expensive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Birthday Dinner. Amazing time as usual. Super great service as usual. Always have a great time. Thanks for another great memory for the books.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The view of Philadelphia at night was fantastic. Our waitress was attentive and the menu was sufficiently varied. We were a bit surprised that gluten free items were not noted. Our meal was perfectly prepared and well presented on the plate. The bartender was skilled in making our drinks. Dessert was right sized and well prepared.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing! Went to celebrate my wife’s birthday and they did not disappoint. Service and food was outstanding!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Everything was perfect. Awesome service! Food came out in a fair amount of time. I didn’t have to wait long at all.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

This is a very posh restaurant. The ambiance was just perfect. The view was amazing. The food was delicious............my favorite........the lobster mac and cheese was to die for !!! The staff was excellent......very attentive to all our needs. The location was perfect. I will absolutely return!

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

Great atmosphere, wonderful company. Truly fine dining!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

A wonderful place with for any occasion most certainly will return again view absolutely breathtaking

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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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vip
 (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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