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R2L, Philadelphia, PA

R2L

4.5
4.5
5503 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.



Chef Daniel Stern has received consistent raves for his unique modern American cuisine. Expect unexpected flavor and texture combinations, all plated with beauty but without fuss. Chef Stern's menu always holds exciting finds for vegans and vegetarians.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (215) 564-5337

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Stern

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Vera Masi: (888) 529-7993

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    Between Chestnut & Market Street

  • 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.<br /><br />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. <br /><br /><br />

  • Public transit

    Amtrak's Suburban Station is located 1/2 block from R2L

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,503 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. JB

    JosephB

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was phenomenal! The view was stellar and the food was the cherry on top! I cannot wait to go back and stay longer!
  2. VD

    VierginaD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting for our 1 year anniversary and it was amazing!!!! The view where we were seated was amazing!!!!! Will return
  3. B

    Bomar

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Food is always delicious and service is top notch. It can be pricey but the quality is well worth it. Never disappoints.
  4. EM

    ErinM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service and ambiance were outstanding. However, the food was just alright. It was good but not worth the price. If I were to go again, it would be to have a few drinks at the bar for the view.
  5. NH

    NykeemiaH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    R2L is the perfect dining choice! Ed everything was wonderful!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful place to propose. The service was impeccable and the food was to die for. Thanks for a moment we will never forget!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best atmosphere and great service. Food was delicious and overall outstanding for any occasion
  8. RR

    RomekaR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WE HAD AN GREAT TIME. IT WAS MY FIANCE'S BIRTHDAY AND HIS FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH R2L. THE EVENING WAS EVERYTHING I IMAGINED IT TO BE FOR HIM. ROMANCE WAS IN THE AIR. THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT AND THE COMPLIMENTARY CAKE WAS A GREAT TOPPING TO THE EVENING. WE WILL DINE AGAIN SOON.
  9. GF

    GabeF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome spot, will definitely go again when I visit philly next
  10. IX

    IrisX

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fancy beautiful a lot of people celebrate bday there, so did we. we heard bday song four times lol great experience
  11. TM

    ThaddeusM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, view was incredible.
  12. AM

    AndrewM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely worth every penny. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Menu options could be better, especially dessert!
  14. SS

    SusieS

    Baltimore

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful evening! The food was great as was the service! Always a beautiful setting!
  15. c

    concierge

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Service was a little slow. Meal was spectacular and view sets the perfect atmosphere. Don't be frightened by the $85 per person food minimum for the window as you will spend that anyway if you have a glass or two of wine.
  16. LM

    LinM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful views of the city lights, amazing food, enjoyable cocktails, and love the attentiveness of the staff.
  17. B

    Bob06

    Philadelphia

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice view from the 37th floor. Only problem is that when it is dark all the people at the more dimly lit center tables away from the windows light up their cell phones and the glare in your eyes can be quite distracting. Food is solid but not spectacular. Mushroom mix as a side dish was very good as was the salmon. Accompaniments to the salmon and vegan pepper were a little bland.
  18. D

    Dean

    New York Area

    338 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    338 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been to R2L many times but this particular evening the sunset was absolutely breathtaking. We had brought two guests with us and it was their first visit to R2L and they were blown away in every respect… Awesome food, great service and an unbelievably phenomenal venue !!!
  19. GK

    GeorgeK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The four of us were seated promptly , should reserve window seats , we didn’t , we we’re not aware that the 90 seat reserve fee was included in your meal . Had a cloud free evening and the sunset was majestic .. we were seated in 4 top behind two window booths and it’s was little jammed with an bunch of empty seats surrounding us ...but we’re comfortably but wished we could have reserved a sunset booth. Our Waiter was quick, friendly and professional but seemed he needed a busser or assistant to help him , since we had empty glasses and finished plates sitting for a few minutes . He seemed to be doing everything and made the experience worthwhile But service needed help for such a fancy place . Knowing the menu was a little basic going in and heard from friends that The food wasn’t anything to scream about for such a beautiful dinning room , and like we were told , the food just didn’t reach that level but it was good ( we ordered risotto , chop salad , shrimp cocktail , nachos , filet, salmon and fluke . All were good but again nothing seemed to reach the level of the view ( similar experience to the chart house ) we didn’t stay for dessert and decided to Uber over to the four seasons to check the view from John George’s for desert and evening cocktail ... great view there also with a major wow factor !!! but bartender seemed bothered and Not friendly at all But apple dessert was amazing .... so two jaw dropping sky views from philly in one night .. but both restaurants didn’t reach the levels of expectations that their views did ....
  20. AD

    AngieD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The grits were amazing! Beautiful view, but wasn't aware you had to specifically pay for a window seat. But still a wonderful experience. Service was very fast.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicky at the bar was outstanding! She made delicious concoctions and started our evening off right. Maria was friendly and knowledgeable and tended to our every whim. Together they made the event a memorable event.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience.
  23. R

    Rosie

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding from beginning to end! Our waitress was phenomenal-made the evening a truly amazing night. Will be referring and making return reservations!
  24. KF

    KerryF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I felt the food could have been better for the prices that are expected. I expected better a la carte choices for the style restaurant as well.
  25. Y

    Yogi

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall great experience!! Would recommend the restaurant for special occasions!!
  26. JC

    JaleesaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service everything came out at a decent time ! Food was delicious! No complaints at all
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, atmosphere, service. Couldn’t have gone better!
  28. NF

    NicoleF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything from the customer service via the coat check to the food and waitstaff.
  29. DM

    DanielM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, mark, did an outstanding job with food recommendations and service.
  31. C

    Chris

    Pittsburgh

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The views were spectacular, the service was impeccable and the food was delicious
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My Wife & I were referred to your wonderful restaurant by our good friend Darryl Emory. On Thursday (2/27/20) we were enjoying dinner & celebrating my Wife’s Birthday. Everything was a SUCCESS! Our waiter, Brian, is a true professional who really makes R2L look very good. His recommendations were on point as we enjoyed every course. R2L & Brian are the absolute BEST! We will definitely be back soon, Mr./Mrs. Ken & Lynn Buckmon (856)-558-0343
  33. SS

    StewartS

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed the excellent service and our food choices were excellent.
  34. GM

    GeriM

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Gorgeous views. Excellent service.
  35. SS

    SandraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time using Open Table..found this marvelous restaurant around the corner from our hotel. Had express elevator to 37th floor. Arrived at 5:30 sunset view breathtaking over the city... attentive service..Sheila, server, excellent, along with those actually clearing table between courses, serving, food, filling water. As for noise..you may be seated away from bar and music making ok for us who don't want to hear it. Now food... wonderful!! Limited choices for our likes but we aren't very adventurous. Give them a try!!
  36. RH

    RonaldH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I left the Mariam Theather 20 minutes before Show ending which costed me $450.00 for tickets so I can go to my R2L reservation , However we arrived R2L at 9:50 pm. They told us our reservation was cancel due to our arrival time. They place was not full and still foods are still coming out from the kitchen after we were there for 10 minutes. We were offered to stay at the bar area but no more dinner, so we left R2L quite disappointed .
  37. PM

    PeggyM

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love R2L. Don't get to go there often enough now that I work outside the city -- but am delighted when I have an excuse to go there.
  38. XC

    XavierC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the service to the food everything was just on point. It's a plus when asked if you want to leave your jacket/coat downstairs by the host. Which makes it even more comfortable to dine in the. Not having to worry about your big coat hanging on the back of your chair.
  39. DH

    DeeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed the view from the restaurant and my meal was delicious the staff was very pleasant and very helpful recommending me a starter I do recommend this restaurant it's great for fine dining
  40. PG

    PhillyGal

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit to R2L and it won’t be my last. The ambiance gives a nice vibe and it was so nice to actually be able hear and partake in conversation with my dinner companions. Glenn was very attentive and gave great recommendations. The food was delicious. Having never had Fluke before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Glenn told us it was delicious and he was not wrong. The Tuna loin had just the right amount of seasoning so that it didn’t overpower and takeaway from the freshness of the Tuna. I have to say that the Truffle bread was amazing!! I just wish we had saved some room for dessert. Looking forward to returning to R2L whether for dinner or to enjoy the views while at the bar.

FAQs

R2L is rated 4.5 stars by 5503 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Chestnut & Market Street

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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.<br /><br />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. <br /><br /><br />

  • Public transit

    Amtrak's Suburban Station is located 1/2 block from R2L

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Stern

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 564-5337

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Vera Masi: (888) 529-7993

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