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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 - 22:00
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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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Ocean City, Maryland
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent Christmas Eve/Anniversary dinner at R2L this past December 2016. One word, AMAZING. Upscale place, great prices and delicious food. I would highly recommend for couples looking to have a romantic dinner for two. The views at night are stunning. Our waitress made the entire experience 10 times better. Constantly on top of us and always made sure nothing was... More 

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Koege, Denmark
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic view of the city Specially on a clear night! I was our fist formal date and it really set the mood of the evening. The cuisine was exquisite. Waiter and staff are extremely professional and serve with the utmost quality. The sunset makes the perfect backdrop for dinner specially if you have a chance to reserve the booths. Highly... More 

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Westfield, New Jersey
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439 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a business event and the view could not have been better. The food was very good and alcohol was decent, not super high end, but not cheap. The service was great. My only complaint was the difficulty in finding the restaurant (you need to enter the building off the street, and walk a bit further to find... More 

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Wow!!!! From the time we entered the lobby and were treated by a pleasant hostess who sat us right on time for our 7pm reservation to the awesome wait staff and manager this was a unique and one of a kind experience. The views of the city skyline are special but were outdone by the excellent food and dining experience.... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This restaurant is truly unique. The location is amazing. You get a great view of the city from every angle. The service is great and the food is special. Of course the prices are high but the location, service, and food are worth it.

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Thank Michael T
Philadelphia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The view in this restaurant is great, the ambience is very nice and service was good, you have to give a deposit to book a table so make sure its subtracted from your bill, I just got my CC statement and it was not taken off. It was restaurant week we were not aware but they had a fixed menu,... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first time there, and it was awesome!!! Birthday dinner for my wife. I saw some poor reviews but after attending I have no idea what they were referring to. The service, awesome! The view, spectacular! The ambience, romantic! The food, scrumptious! Loved it and will return

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Richmond, Virginia
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197 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

As far as "top of the town" restaurants go, R2L is for sure worth a trip when visiting Philadelphia. No knock on the city, but similar venues in Chicago or Pittsburgh offer more dramatic vistas. On the other hand, the service was top notch the food well prepared and the wine list approachable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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