The Best Restaurant in Center City For Receptions & Celebrations

As the best restaurant in Philadelphia for chef-driven options and stunning views, R2L never ceases to amaze.

Best-RestaurantPhiladelphia is well known for being home to some of the most exciting, chef-driven restaurants in the country and R2L––with its iconic view, award-winning cuisine, and upscale atmosphere––is the best restaurant in the city for receptions of all varieties. While the meticulously done Art-Deco design is a classic homage to the height of decadence in the 1920’s, R2L emphasizes a warm and welcoming environment for everybody looking for an incredible time with friends and family.

From the beginning, Chef Daniel Stern wanted R2L to be a place that was more inviting than the luxuriousness of its setting and caliber of its cuisine would suggest. Whether celebrating a promotion, a recent engagement, a birthday, or a spontaneous splurge on the best culinary experience in Philly, this best restaurant caters to all.

R2L is locally beloved by both event planners and culinary enthusiasts because of how each piece of the experience––from the knowledgeable service staff to the gorgeous backdrop of the city beyond the windows––plays an essential role in the dining experience.

Second to None: Philly’s Best Restaurant With Award-Winning Menus

Featured in our dinner menu:

  • Fromage Blanc Gnocchi w/ crab, crab fritter, swiss chard & fennel
  • 28-Day Dry Aged 20 oz Bone-In Ribeye w/ steak fries, maitake mushroom, black garlic & bérnaise

Highlights from our private event seated dinner menu:

  • Roasted Organic Chicken Breast w/ fricassée of chicken leg
  • Filet Mignon w/ red wine jus & horseradish creme fraîche
  • Saffron Risotto w/ kale & chorizo

And from our private event reception menu:

  • Beef Cheesesteak (Hors D’Oeuvre) w/ aged cheddar “whiz” & cherry peppers
  • Red Wine-Braised Short Rib Chili Sliders (Hors D’Oeuvre) w/ basil purée
  • Cold Poached Scottish Salmon (Grazing Station) w/ cucumber dressing, dill & pumpernickel
  • Selection of Local Artisanal Cheeses (Grazing Station) w/ house-made cured meats, charcuterie, terrines & seasonal accompaniments

All of these offerings can be tailored to your specifications for a reception or private event. Our event specialists will utilize every resource at our disposal to make you feel special during your celebratory occasion.

This Best Restaurant Thrives on Community

Not only is R2L the best restaurant in Philadelphia for a transcendent dining experience, but we value what makes Philly a tight-knit community and strive to do our part.

R2L continues to partner with local businesses and organizations to provide support and raise awareness and funding:

  • Caters off-site events to support organizations such as the American Red Cross Association’s Red Ball; The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s PHeast and Flower Show; the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation; and Temple University’s 15th Anniversary Dinner
  • Participated in Dine Out for the Environment in 2016 benefitting the Clean Air Council, donating 15% of the proceeds from food and beverage purchases that day,
  • Hosted the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Inaugural Power Party and the Philadelphia Film Festival’s Closing Party and partners with the Shops at Two Liberty Place with multiple community events

Contact Us or Reserve Today

Contact us at 215.564.3585, make a reservation, or learn more about planning an event at the best restaurant in Philly. We are available to speak with you at any time about creating a memorable dining experience and we look forward to speaking with you.


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