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R2L

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50 S 16th St, 37th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2516 (Between Chestnut & Market Street)
+1 215-564-5337
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 this was going to work out, but they were good about letting us know how... More 

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Thank krdkrd
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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! Definitely, WORTH THE VISIT!

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Thank Rossina R
Athens, Greece
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank jasminaki
Hamilton, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 it's literally as if you're eating little cheese pillows of air) and drinks (Pouilly Fume... More 

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Thank soblondeoverblue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 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.

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Thank Fozzley
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 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 enough. Our waiter was exceptional and courteous. I order the grilled chicken meal which came... More 

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Thank Anthony A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 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 number of appetizers over to our table complimentary, which was a nice gesture by the... More 

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Thank cbcrane
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Reviewed 16 April 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 ribs. Which were amazing,but just a bit salty. The service is impeccable except I kept... More 

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Thank Tasheba B
Ocean City, Maryland
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 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 or two of wine -- will suffice for dinner if you are not starving. It... More 

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Thank nsmith2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great appetizers!! Ask for a window seat to get a beautiful view of the city!! They also have a nice happy hour. We went on a Thursday around 5pm - nice small crowd.

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Thank cha1962
DSRPhila, Manager at R2L, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for the positive feedback. At R2L, we strive to make each experience fun and memorable. We can't think of a better way to end the day than with a great cocktail in our lounge overlooking the city during happy hour and we are so glad you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to seeing you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, 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
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-564-5337
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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