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R2L

50 S 16th St, 37th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2516
+1 215-564-5337
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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50 S 16th St, 37th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2516
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the first night so much I came back the next night. The wrap-around view from the 37th floor is nice, but the casual elegance of the dining room is even more striking. A restaurant designed with the privacy and comfort of its guests first...More

Thank BonVivantduJour
Reviewed May 14, 2017

We went to R2L for my wife's birthday and reserved a window table in advance. To do this, you must make a deposit in advance (which commits you spend a certain amount), but you get to pick the exact table. I wasn't quite sure how...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2017

If nothing at all, go around sunset and you will just be in awe! beautiful! and bonus, you get to enjoy happy hour specials as well! Food was good but drinks were awesome!! They definitely do not hold back on the alcohol in your cocktails!...More

Thank Rossina R
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

Reaaaaally nice view :) good wine but the snack with the cheese we ordered could be a liiiitle bit bigger..

Thank jasminaki
Reviewed April 24, 2017

My husband surprised me with a corner window table for my birthday at R2L - what a night! Our waiter Matthew was absolutely perfect, and the service very much added to the overall specialness of the night. We started with the Fromage Blanc Gnocchi(oh WOW...More

Thank soblondeoverblue
Reviewed April 19, 2017

We had a really nice time in the bar overlooking Philly. We enjoyed heavy appetizers and many delicious drinks. Everything was great. Our waiter was adorable, the food was perfect and the drinks were creative and fun. And of course the view is fantastic.

Thank Fozzley
Reviewed April 17, 2017

This had to be one of the best upscale restaurants I've ever been at. The atmosphere was nice and laid back and felt like you were wanted there. Didn't get a window seat but from where me and my lady sat the view was good...More

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed April 17, 2017

We had a very nice dinner here with six of our friends. This was our first visit to R2L and it was an enjoyable evening. Service was excellent. The menu selections were extensive. Our friends have been there numerous times and the chef sent a...More

Thank cbcrane
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Had a pretty good time dining at R2L for my anniversary. When we were seated unnoticed food on the floor. So while they cleaned our space the showed us to a room In which we could view the city skyline. Great! I had the shirt...More

Thank Tasheba B
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Take your credit card, your taste for great wine and high-rise views, and get to R2L on the 37th floor. The appetizer menu is not that long, but it has something for everyone and sharing three or four of them -- along with a glass...More

Thank nsmith2
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rexb0
We have a group of 19 people (total) visiting and would love to show them the view and have pre-dinner cocktails (dinner near the Italian Market). Would 19 people on a Saturday night at 6:30 completely overwhelm the bar? We don't want a "sit down" dining experience -- more of a hour of cocktailing, mingling, and seeing the view before heading out after an hour or so. Any thoughts?
September 14, 2015|
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Response from Kayla M | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think that you and your group will be more than fine. They had a dining area and an area that was designed for happy hour. Because it's on a Saturday it might slightly overwhelm the bar but I really think you'll be ok... More
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Flossieo56
Exactly what is the appropriate dress code for a Saturday evening dinner?
May 7, 2015|
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Response from honestreviews225 | Reviewed this property |
We went mid week and it was business casual
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$31 - $50
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 S 16th St, 37th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2516
    (Between Chestnut & Market Street)
  • Public Transportation: Amtrak's Suburban Station is located 1/2 block from R2L
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-564-5337
  • E-mail
Description
One of Center City Philadelphia's most dramatic dining rooms, R2L sits 500 feet above the city on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place. Featuring wall-to-wall unobstructed, breathtaking panoramic views that span for over 40 miles. R2L is a sophisticated and convivial gathering place where locals and visitors alike come to meet, entertain and celebrate while being thrilled by our bird's eye view of Philadelphia and world-class, creative American food. Our professional, warm and inviting service staff round out a spectacular and unique atmosphere.
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