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Private Event Testimonials

“Hi Vera, the staff were very attentive. We had a guest with severe food allergies, and one of your servers went out of his way to accommodate him even throughout the dessert portion. You and your supervisors for that evening did a wonderful job in accommodating us…I know we had a lot of demands, but you all pulled through with patience, which was wonderful. Thank you.”
- Mary M. Chan, HR/Operations Manager, Colliers International
“Where does one begin with wonderful things to say about R2L! We recently hosted several events and dinners at the restaurant. The view, the food, the creativity, and service and professionalism was absolutely amazing.”
- Eve O'Toole, Senior Policy Advisor, Holland & Knight
“R2L is unquestionably a delightful atmosphere in which to entertain a group of people. As lovely as the sunset was, however, it was overshadowed by the unusual and delicious food offerings and the impeccable service. Our guests were so impressed, and we were incredibly grateful to everyone at R2L for such a successful function.”
- Cynthia Harris, Director of Lower School Admission, Friends' Central School
“We wanted to thank you again for everything you did to make Grace’s Sweet 16 Party such a special event. The girls had a great time and commented how nice everything was. My wife and I both felt that you went above and beyond to make sure that all of our needs were met. All of the staff involved in the event did an exceptional job. The service was superb. The adult guests that attended with us commented how great the food, the service and especially that the cake was delicious. We couldn’t have asked for more special event for Grace, and we really appreciate everything you did to make it a memorable birthday for her.”
- Jules Quinones, Senior Account Executive-Local, Comcast Spotlight
“Everyone had a great time, the food and service was outstanding, not to mention the view. Shannon was great to work with! My husband and I will definitely be back for dinner.”
- Karin DiVece, Business Manager, Loftus Construction, Inc.
“The atmosphere at R2L is elegant, and the views are magnificent. The service was outstanding. Everyone made our group feel special and catered to our every need. Not only do we highly recommend R2L, we will be dining there more frequently.”
- Debbie Cassidy, West Laurel Hill
“Hey, Vera!!! Just wanted to say thank you again! Everyone was so happy. The staff were exceptional, food was spectacular, and the peace of mind for us was priceless. We were really able to just focus on our guests!”
- Lauren Westerman, Events Specialist, Fox Rothschild LLP
 “Elegant atmosphere, top-notch customer service & impeccable food. Our guests left with nothing but positive words & a welcoming feeling. The event team at R2L did everything to ensure our client’s event was truly seamless.”
- Connie Bernard, CEO, Seamless Events, Inc.
” We have held our biggest event of the year here for the past 2 years and will be back in 2016. Vera and her staff are a pleasure to work with. The food is top-notch, and the view is unparalleled in the city.”
- Mary G. Tluczek, Office Manager, NewSpring Capital
“Wonderful, attentive service from staff and management … the food was remarkable … not something you often hear from a majority of group events.”
- Kerry Olejniczak, Account Director, Business Loyalty, Aimia
“Hi Vera, Many thanks again for inviting Jonathan and I over to experience your Signature Tasting last Thursday; we both had an amazing and fun time with all of you! I can only say such wonderful things about you, Trina and Chef Daniel Stern with your gracious hospitality and the delicious food! What an awesome spread! As always, your service, your space, and the food is top notch and I will certainly refer any groups of mine your way should they request an offsite dining option. Jonathan and I look forward to partnering with you! You are the BEST and thank you so much for all you do and inviting us to share in your special evening and for the lovely gift card, too! We are HUGE fans of R2L!”
- Kelly Shallcross, Executive Meeting Manager, Sonesta Hotel, Philadelphia

“To Chef Stern and the team at R2L:

Thanks so much for making Monell’s leadership dinner a wonderful success!  We have had great feedback about the food, the location, and the demos. It was a real pleasure to work with you.”

- Jenifer Trachtman, Director of Development, Monell Chemical Senses Center
“Hi Vera, I just have to say your staff is excellent and the room was amazing. Thank you so much for accommodating all my requests and we were in such good hands with your staff. My guests appreciated the spectacular view. Again, thank you for everything and I will definitely be back.”
- Dana Marcial, Organization Products Associate
“R2L was fabulous! I thought nothing could outdo that view until I experienced the fantastic cuisines stations. Bravo!”
- Heidi Howard, Meeting & Event Planner, Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association
“Vera, For the past 15 years our conferences host a welcome reception for our 300 conference attendees. Our experience at R2L was simply the best reception in our conference history. Special thanks to you and your outstanding staff.”
- Werten Bellamy, President, Stakeholders, INC.
” Good Afternoon, I wanted to send a written note to THANK YOU for everything on Saturday! Everything was simply amazing – staff professional, helpful, and personable! Nothing asked was too much…served our guests wonderfully! Evan – THANK YOU for overseeing all on the staff side. Please thank both chefs for me…especially Chef Stern- his menu was fabulous, for making the trek out to the field, etc! I am still receiving accolades today about how amazing the food was! Guests kept commenting throughout, (and beyond), the day how our tent was the best (food, decor, drinks, people) – that is thanks to our partner- R2L! We appreciate your partnership and support. Radnor Races just would not have been the same without you. Each year you raise the bar even higher.”
- Nichole Maurer, Philly Style Magazine, Niche Media
” Hi Vera, I wanted to send a quick note to say THANK YOU for all that you and your staff put into last night’s event. Being a former member of the hospitality industry, I am usually hyper critical of events like this, finding a little thing here or there that could have been done, just a little better. Last night’s dinner event was extremely well coordinated and I was impressed with your entire staff’s effort.”
- Mike Provenzano, VP of Operations, Kenexa
“Hi Sue and Vera, Just a quick note to thank you both, the serving staff and Daniel for hosting the 2013 Power Party this week. As you know, we host many events, our guests and staff were completely taken back by your restaurant, the quality of the service and the incredible spread that you offered. Everyone in attendance enjoyed themselves and we are confident that our guests will absolutely think of R2L for their next corporate event or client meeting.”
- Jennifer Wolf, Event Manager, Philadelphia Business Journal
“Good Afternoon Vera, Everything about our dinner in the William Penn room last Saturday evening was PERFECT! Thank you again for all that you did to help make everything a success for our client. I hope to be able to bring a lot more business to you in the near future.”
- Susan Padien, Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals
” Good Morning, Again, I would like to acknowledge you and the staff at R2L. Our event was outstanding, from the food to the service. The butlered hors d’oeuvres, entrees, and dessert were delicious. The servers were polite, polished and very professional. It was truly a 5 STAR experience. Thank you very much.”
- Gwendolyn Miller, Drinker, Biddle & Reath
“Dear Vera, Outstanding job!  Thank you to you, Chef and your staff.  It takes a lot to pull off an event like this and you thought of everything.  The food was delicious and your staff was very attentive.  We hope to back again for another event soon.”
- Olga Klo, Susquehanna International Group
” R2L is the perfect place to host a corporate event or private reception that will wow guests. The staff is attentive, the food is fantastic, and the view is absolutely breathtaking! We truly enjoy working with Vera and her team, and look forward to many more events in the future.”
- Joey Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Roberts Event Group, Inc.
“Two months ago, I began the task of finding the perfect venue to host the reception for one of my keynote speakers for the Community Angel Foundation. The moment I received the initial callback from Vera, her calm and pleasant disposition made the planning process very smooth. My appreciation of the exemplary service I received from Vera and the staff cannot be overstated. It is because of Vera’s patience and dedication that the reception was a true success. I am so appreciative of having the opportunity to work with her and look forward to hosting future events at your venue as well. Thank you for having such wonderful individuals on your team.”
- Veniece Newtown, Chairwoman/Founder, Community Angel Foundation
“It is we who are so thankful to you for making this a huge success. The venue is spectacular, the staff is so helpful and polished and the hors d’oeuvres were as spectacular as the view! It was a really elegant evening and the response from the guests was so enthusiastic. I’m sure they would all agree this was our favorite venue ever. Please send our compliments to Chef.”
- Grace Stewart, Event Consultant, Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards
“My colleagues and I had a fantastic time at R2L. Thank you for hosting a great event for us. The service was impeccable and the food and drinks were delectable! I really appreciated the personal attention from Jaime and David, as well as the rest of the staff. Everyone was in tune to the needs of the guests at just the right moments. Ever since the event, I have been recommending R2L to friends and co-workers.”
- NME
” What a memorable night.  Your staff was superb – down to the final moments of assisting me and my friends, to the car with the birthday gifts and flower centerpiece – accommodating, cheerful and professional from start to finish. And the food? Words fail, but let me simply say “Thank you” for my most memorable birthday celebration ever!”
- Donyale Reavis, Reavis & Associates, PC
” Thank you to all of the staff at R2L! Last night was everything we wanted! Despite our late start and all the traffic issues, our night was wonderful. The food was excellent, the staff was more than helpful and the room and views blew everyone away. This process was so much easier than I thought and I will be happy to tell anyone about R2L!”
- Athena and Thomas, Wedding ceremony & reception
“Please convey to all the excellent folks at R2L how much we appreciated all that you did to make our reception a success.  The penthouse was beautiful, the service was professional and friendly and the food and drinks delicious.  We can’t thank you enough.  We are happy to speak volumes about the pleasure of working with R2L and the excellence of all that you offer. Thank you so very much.”
- On behalf of The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University
“Vera, For the past 15 years our conferences so sit a welcome reception for our 300 conference attendees. Our experience at R2L was simply the best reception in our conference history. Special thanks to you and your outstanding staff.”
- Werten Bellamy, President, Stakeholders, INC.