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Tickets are available for the @danielstern demo on Foraged Foods, reserve today! http://www.philasciencefestival.org/event/108-dinner-from-the-weeds
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If you are looking for the perfect Easter or Passover recipe, Chef Daniel Stern has you covered.
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Our March Recipes are available on our website, perfect St. Patrick's Day recipes for entertaining your guests! http://r2lrestaurant.com/
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
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Tonight, Dinner from the Weeds. Join Chef Daniel Stern + professional forager Tama Matsuoka Wong and learn about the top ten spring weeds easily foraged in Philadelphia area backyards.

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Here is a sneak peek of our Asparagus Salad making it's debut on April 7th: Aioli, Omelet + Duck Pancetta.
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50 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
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50 S 16th St Philadelphia, PA 19102
50 South 16th StreetUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19102
(215) 564-5337r2lrestaurant.com
Fine Dining Restaurant, Wedding Venue
Fine Dining Restaurant
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Today 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 4:00 – 9:00 pm
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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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This upscale eatery serves New American fare in an art deco space on the 37th floor of a high rise.- Google
"Plus we had the lobster mac and cheese."
"If nothing else go there for the happy hour and sunset view."
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a month ago
As amazing as my experience was, I'm not surprised to hear some of the so-so reviews about this place. I came in with only the expectations for good service, a nice view, and a strong cocktail, nothing more. Keep your expectations low, and you'll have a great time! SERVICE/EXPERIENCE Holla @ our server Alyssa who was fabulous and had her own charm as a server. The views are fabulous. To get window seats, you have to reserve welllll in advance, so obviously plan accordingly. Almost all couples, some larger groups celebrating something special. I'd take an out of town guest here to show them the view or impress my bae. Apparently they get 10 proposals a week, so.. heads up if you're planning on it... FOOD Asparagus salad (no duck) was tiny... like TINY. It's not really a salad, just some ever so slightly pieces of asparagus (like max 3 sticks). HOWEVER, it was delish. They had a creamy dressing on them that made them so tasty. My friend didn't like that it wasn't grilled and too fresh, but I thought it was unique and liked the taste. Got the vegetarian "lasagna" they have it in quotes because it's not a traditional lasagna structure. It's pieces of ravioli stuffed with ricotta and a layer of tossed sauteed veggies on top. Weird structure, but it was sooo goood. It had like picked tomatoes and flavors I couldn't recognize but appreciated so much! I'm big on spices, and this was bursting with all sorts of spices. Get the passion fruit dessert!!! Literally, with even the tiniest bite, I was transported to the caribbean.. like i had barbados in my mouth. COCKTAILS Strong, unique, what you'd expect from a place like this. But nothing that would make me want to come even for the $8 happy hour specials though. This place is bloody expensive. Is it worth the price? Honestly, probably not in my opinion. But if you have the discretionary income, the food is fabulous, the view is nice, and you can certainly have a great night.
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Emma Acevedo
3 weeks ago
It was thee best Happy Hour place that I have ever been to. We returned to the office with plans to return to R2L for Happy Hour and I will be attending the Mother's Day Dinner.
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michael burns
3 months ago
My wife and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary at this amazing palace in the sky..... excellent food and service! Highly reccomend R2L!
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persephone rose
7 months ago
Me thinks NOT/NEVER AGAIN is the perfect way to describe my experience at R2L last night. I was so proud to take my bf to my (FORMERLY) favorite restaurant restaurant for his retirement dinner (20+ years in the United States Airforce---stationed in ALASKA). We ran late for sunset, so we ate dinner somewhere else but STILL opted to come to R2L for drinks, light apz, and dessert after dinner. That was a MISTAKE. They ALMOST KILLED HIM AND GAVE US A CHECK FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... Long story short, I was sitting next to him (at the bar) when he tapped me and motioned me to look at his mouth and the champagne glass he was drinking from. THE GLASS had BROKEN IN HIS MOUTH!!!! I was freaking out, but trying not to make a CRAZY scene. He spit out the glass and scurried off to the bathroom. I told the bartender, what happened and he started apologizing. A minute or so later (after consulting with some guy in the corner who looked important in a suit) the bartender asked me "did he (my bf) bite down on the glass and break it?" HUH? WTH? Who bites down on a glass and breaks it in their freaking MOUTH????? Have you ever drank out of a glass and broke it? What the hell kind of question is that? At this point I'm TOTALLY disgusted AND HUMILIATED. Was it being suggested by him or the "important corner guy" that bf PURPOSEFULLY broke a damn glass in his own mouth? Are you FREAKING kidding me??? About 5 mins later my bf returned and said he thought he was ok and got all of the glass and HOPED he hadn't swallowed any. Finally, "Important corner guy" came over asked if he was okay. I had a funny feeling what was to follow. Yup...You guessed it...THE FREAKING CHECK!!!!!!!!!!!! I was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DISGUSTED by the fact that these people had the NERVE to #1 SUGGEST that the glass was broken on purpose (or even ask that stupid a$$ question) and #2 to give me a FREAKING CHECK for it? Granted they were "kind" enough to take off the "Broken GLASS" drink, but the other drink, dessert, and appetizer was STILL on the check. I was absolutely SEETHING MAD. I wanted to flip out, but I was ACTUALLY wayyyyy TOO HURT by the treatment of this seemingly classy establishment. It totally sucked. My bf was pissed and wanted to go, before he got upset by the check-gate incident. I was treating for the night because it was part of our celebration of his service and THIS was the way the night out ended? I am so ashamed that I have suggested this restaurant to sooo many people and was equally excited to share this "rare gem" with my bf. I could go on and on about what should have happened, BUT at the end of the day IT DOESN'T MATTER. WE DON'T MATTER. OUR PATRONAGE DOESN'T/DIDN'T MATTER. AND YOURS MAY NOT EITHER. If I can keep one person from going to this snooty, stuck up, MONEY HUNGRY establishment I will be fine with that. I am going to contact the owner (luckily I have some inside info) and certainly make a big fuss. If you are on the fence about going---DON'T. This place totally let me down, but MORE importantly they just don't give a d*amn about their customers. At least some of their customers. I guess there are those who count and those who don't. I won't say anymore because it's not even worth getting into. R2L you officially are THE WORST. I will make it my mission to let everyone know AND I GOT A BIGGGGGG MOUTH! Shame on you! SMH Don't go people.
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Amanda Shaw
3 months ago
I have eaten here several times during the four years I have lived in Philly, and have had happy hours or cocktail events here as well, as an employee of a company in the building; and I have had wonderful experiences. This is thanks completely to the **servers, bartenders, and kitchen staff**. On Valentine's Day, however, we had a very different experience. I am confident that the servers and kitchen staff were amazing as always, but we never found out. We made our reservation about a month and a half early, to ensure a window seat. OpenTable asked for a credit card when booking--no problem; we provided it. Upon arrival, we were told that, since we did not place a deposit, there was not a table for us. Yes, they could see our reservation in the system, they said; they can see the date on which we placed the reservation, a month and a half prior. However, they claim to have called us (one time) to get a deposit from us, and since they were unsuccessful, they didn't hold us a table (again, they can see our reservation, they knew we were coming). ***No one had ever called to obtain a deposit from us.*** Further, had they needed a deposit, that should have been worked out between OpenTable and R2L--not our problem. OpenTable asked for a credit card and we provided one. Plus, how incredibly rude is it to require a deposit for a table reservation anyway? As a semi-regular at this place I find that greatly offensive. We weren't speaking with hourly-waged youngsters either; we started with a manager and were escalated to "one of the owners". Neither woman made an attempt to be friendly, let alone apologetic or accommodating in any way. This lady who was "one of the owners" should definitely keep herself exclusively in the back of the house, away from any sort of paying customer. I have never, as a customer, been treated so poorly or talked to so terribly. And, no, I can assure you, we were not out of line or yelling or making a scene or rude for our part; we just aren't the type. She was plain awful. Never so much as a shred of an inkling of a hint of an apology or any effort whatsoever. So, despite all of the rave verbal reviews I have given everyone I know about this place in the past, I will now make sure that everyone we know, meet, work with, or do business with--several of whom work in that building--does not ever drink or dine at R2L. And, clearly, we will never step foot into the place again either.
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josh riley
4 months ago
very very cool place for a date night. awesome view. I did have to ask specifically for a window seat which wasn't a problem and we did get one so make sure to ask! food was absolutely delicious. good vibe not too loud very laid back atmosphere. it's pricey but understandable due to where you're eating. manager came over and asked how everything was she had a very inviting personality. very cool place definitely try it out if you've never been.
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Chris Marrero
2 months ago
This place has sentimental value for me, lol. It's a favorite of mine. However, I refuse to go without the company of my girlfriend. It's OUR restaurant.
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Jim Craig
7 months ago
This is probalby one of the best restaurants in Philly. I'm no oenophile, so 90% of their offerings were lost on me, but for a date night, the ambience couldn't hardly be beat. We just went for dessert and caught the sunset just in time. The staff was quite friendly and VERY attentive. Our desserts, with one coffee, plus tax and tip for the 2 of us, totalled $30. Add that to Free-Street-Parking-After-5pm Wednesdays and we made out just fine. Oh, yes, the desserts were fantastic. However, for truth inadvertising, I'll just go up there for the view next time and have my dessert at Insomnia Cookies down below when I'm done.
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