R2L

R2L

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant and Lounge$$$$
Center City West, Philadelphia
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  • Mike D.heart icon on user image
    Mike DettraAugust 23, 2016
    The food was insane. Had the 20 oz aged rib eye and it was so good. Wife had veal shank and tenderloin which was also really good. Great atmosphere in a high rise building. Try to get a window seat.
  • Philly.com
    Philly.comDecember 27, 2013
    From his 37th-floor perch, chef Daniel Stern wins praise for his skate with fettuccine and clams, served with little necks, razor clams, a clam pizza on the side and a garlic/parsley/herb broth. Read more
  • Reserve
    ReserveJanuary 10, 2017
    If the idea of warm cake batter makes you salivate (it should), you need to take a bite out of the warm vanilla cake with caramel sauce at R2L. The ooey-gooey delight will have you wanting more! Read more
  • Christy G.heart icon on user image
    Christy GallagherJanuary 4, 2016
    Food and service is AMAZING!! and the view...can't bet the view, overlooking the city from 37 floors up! Highly recommend for dinner, drinks, and atmosphere
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10, 2016
    The Warm Vanilla Cake with Caramel. For those who love ooey gooey caramel candy, this one’s right on so many levels. Read more
  • Jenniferheart icon on user image
    JenniferSeptember 27, 2013
    The food is fantastic but truffled flat bread and the short rib are to die for! Great views of the city are an added bonus. Well worth the price!
  • Mo Y.
    Mo YoungApril 5, 2010
    Go to R2L and have a great time in their lounge-like atmosphere. Grab a signature cocktail, listen to the music, and chill out on the 37th fl! Check out the view, grab a glass of wine off their exten Read more
  • Courtney K.
    Courtney KetchenDecember 27, 2012
    My brother works here! We went to try the food and it is amazing. Chef sent us many complementary dishes to taste, all were excellent. Incredible service.
  • Sa Rah G.
    Sa Rah GFebruary 11, 2012
    The thing tht ws right on my plate ws the broccoli.sthing so simple yt done right. The layers of flavors were delicate n savory yt nt offending the natural flavors of the broc. Only thing done right!
  • Betsy S.
    Betsy SteplerJanuary 24, 2015
    Lobster Mac and cheese, lobster bisque, steak, warm vanilla cake all amazing!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineSeptember 14, 2011
    A great place to see and not be seen. Incredible city views but inside it's dark enough that you'll pretty much be in total privacy. Which is good for all kinds of awkward scenarios, like breakups! Read more
  • Brandon C.heart icon on user image
    Brandon CainFebruary 21, 2015
    Excellent view of the city. Small bar and lounge area. Great choice for a romantic dinner. Check on sunset times
  • Patheart icon on user image
    PatOctober 15, 2017
    Cool space obviously... little old school. Steak house vibe. Definitely not vegetarian friendly per the menu, although they’ll offer to modify dishes
  • Reserve
    ReserveMarch 17, 2016
    The warm vanilla cake is served with ooey gooey caramel, this pillowy cake melts in your mouth. Read more
  • Marjie W.
    Marjie WAugust 31, 2012
    Check what time sunset is on the day you want to go and make reservations for 30 minutes before. Ask for a window table. We were accommodated and had a lovely sunset.
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10, 2016
    Pumpkin French toast sticks, oatmeal ice cream and maple-root beer foam? Yes, please! Read more
  • Concierge
    ConciergeJanuary 19, 2011
    The entire restaurant is one big view of the city. Currently, there is nothing higher for the public to enjoy. They now serve lunch M-F so no need to wait till 530. And Fri, Sat, Sun is now BYO!
  • Noelleheart icon on user image
    NoelleAugust 3, 2017
    great views and great food! 👍🏻perfect spot
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistMay 11, 2010
    Much like Batman, only with booze, R2L turns into Bar2L every Thurs, Fri & Sat from 10PM-2AM, doling out gourmet bar food & custom cocktails like the rye/falernum/orange bitters Velvet Rope. Read more
  • Kyle C.
    Kyle CrossJuly 8, 2013
    Everything here is amazing. Lobster Mac and flatbread are must haves with your meal. Best view of Philly.
  • Devon
    DevonJune 27, 2011
    Great for lunch and not crowded if you get here by noon. Order the short-rib/ribeye cheesesteak. Served open faces with knife and fork so it's not messy.
  • Edgar S.heart icon on user image
    Edgar SarmientoNovember 1, 2015
    Very touristy but happy hour prices are super cheap and sunset views are nice too.
  • Filly C.
    Filly ChatterFebruary 3, 2011
    "Great food, amazing service, and gorgeous view makes this restaurant good for dates or just going somewhere nice with your friends." Hit 'More Info' for more reviews by university students. Read more
  • Eat Drink & Be Philly o.
    Eat Drink & Be Philly on the go!July 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Lobster Mac and Chz is out of this world!
  • Soku M.
    Soku MassimoApril 11, 2014
    The views here are amazing and the happy hour has really good prices.
  • melinda
    melindaMay 7, 2011
    The short rib dish is incredible and the view is breath taking. It's an experience that is well worth every penny!!!
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    RCFebruary 19, 2015
    Get there at sunset as the windows face west. Watch the sky catch fire.
  • Tiffany G.heart icon on user image
    Tiffany GonzalezJanuary 17, 2015
    The view is absolutely amazing!
  • Wanda H.
    Wanda HuAugust 8, 2013
    Gorgeous views of the city...and tons of "compliments from the chef" :)
  • Brian M.
    Brian MullinsApril 7, 2012
    Great view...Watch the cost of drinks. The cost of a shot of cognac is equivalent to the price of buying a bottle!!!
  • Glen G.
    Glen GilmoreAugust 12, 2013
    Go ahead. Get the flatbread. It's like a gourmet mini-pizza..
  • Larisa G.heart icon on user image
    Larisa GrollemondNovember 16, 2015
    Mediocre drinks at best, but the view of the city and the scene-y people-watching are well worth paying the bar/lounge a visit.
  • Kathleen T.heart icon on user image
    Kathleen TowerMarch 29, 2015
    Ask for a table by the window when you make your reservation!
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyJanuary 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Right now, you're 500 feet above Center City. Go ahead and tell your date that during any awkward silences.
  • Deep Root Massage
    Deep Root MassageAugust 11, 2014
    TRIFECTA 37 • bombay gin, pineapple, basil, lime, and chile oil
  • Mark D.heart icon on user image
    Mark DavisSeptember 16, 2019
    Great views and food!
  • Cal
    CalJanuary 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good view of the city when the weather is permitting. Expensive food but still pretty tasty. Nothing crazy special though we go there more for the view and drinks.
  • Dave W.
    Dave WezAugust 30, 2011
    Great view of the city, great place for late night drinks, try the Loree Jones cocktail
  • Mercedes H.
    Mercedes H.October 12, 2012
    Both the food and service were awesome! I'll definitely return!
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BlancoJuly 10, 2013
    Note @Concierge, BYO by prearrangement only, on any day. There is a corkage fee.
  • Sean S.
    Sean SandersMay 17, 2015
    Have our Anniversary Dinner at R2L.
  • Anthony w.heart icon on user image
    Anthony williamsNovember 7, 2014
    The view, short ribs and the drinks lol
  • Sun K.heart icon on user image
    Sun KissedJanuary 24, 2017
    Lacks attention to detail. Dirty bar glasses, plates were hot or even warm. Food did not seem to be cooked fresh. The Shrimp appetizer, risotto balls and lobster (bland) entrees all mediocre.
  • Steve D.
    Steve DeanJuly 18, 2013
    best view in the city. amazing food, too.
  • Kelsey
    KelseyJuly 30, 2011
    The lobster and chicken tempura is incredible. And so its the french onion soup.
  • John J.heart icon on user image
    John JusticeOctober 7, 2012
    Amazing, amazing, amazing. In every way.
  • Melissa H.
    Melissa HOctober 1, 2011
    Stop in between lunch and dinner and order the sliders...the view is all yours...
  • Shawna W.
    Shawna WillsNovember 7, 2010
    Darlene recommended the Short Ribs, which were beyond wonderful. The Loree's Jones cocktail was smashing.
  • Jeff G.
    Jeff GibbardDecember 15, 2010
    Truffled flat bread...don't miss it. And crisp cheese risotto...don't miss it.
  • Nicotine B.heart icon on user image
    Nicotine BanditMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best views in the city
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