A New York Style Dining Experience For Philadelphia’s College Graduates

Celebrate the big day with your most intimate friends and family in an uplifting, venerated space for New American dinners.

R2L, a classic and creative restaurant & lounge, is the best New York style dining destination in Philadelphia. Families and friends hungry for New American cuisine that is influenced by traditional techniques discover a bygone era revived at R2L.

Set on the 37th floor of the iconic Two Liberty Place in Center City Philadelphia, R2L has stellar panoramic views of the city and the region. From the time the doors opened in 2010, R2L has hosted some of the highest profile events in the Philadelphia. At the same time, R2L has been host to countless marriage proposals, milestone birthdays, closing dinners and celebrations for college graduates from the Philadelphia area.

Take a look at a 360º tour of R2L’s New York style dining room here to step inside and take a look at Philly’s most celebrated dining room.

New York Style Dining With Classic New American Cooking

Bold and unique flavors pervade the regionally-inspired New American cooking that is the hallmark of Chef Daniel Stern’s seasonal menus. For dinner, enjoy these and more dishes:

For one:

Lobster “Roll” w/ avocado, carrot+pepper sauce, toasted martin’s potato bun


Autumn Salad w/ artichoke, leek + mushroom confit, miso red wine dressing

Autumn Salad

For one or more:

Pressed Truffle Flatbread w/ arugula, lemon + parmesan


Main Courses: Composed Dishes:

Roasted Tuna Loin w/ brussels sprouts, sweetbreads + harissa

Roasted Tuna Loin

Vegan Roasted Maitake + King Oyster Mushrooms w/ bean + mushroom tortellini, garlic broth

Main Courses: Large Cuts + Chops:

Roasted Chicken Breast w/ spice-glazed leg, butternut squash + ranch cream


Finish graduation day with a dessert from pastry chef Peter Scarola for a delectable treat that will be the envy of all your social media followers…

French Toast w/ candied squash, pecans + spiced ice cream

French Toast

R2L is situated in the heart of Center City, just blocks from Walnut Street shopping and the Convention Center, making it easy for you to get here via any number of transportation methods:

  • Suburban Station: Located at 16th and JFK, this metro station is less than a five-minute walk away.
  • 30th Street Station: This metro station, which connects to Amtrak and other transit lines, is a short five-minute cab ride to the west side of the city.
  • Only a five block walk from the PA Convention Center.

Contact Us

Pair superb panoramic views and a fresh approach to New American cooking during your graduation party in this New York style dining venue in Philadelphia. Whether known or unknown, the mission at R2L is to make everybody feel like a celebrity.

Call us at 215.564.5337 or visit Open Table to make a dinner reservation at R2L. For private event inquiries call 215.564.3585. We look forward to speaking with you and making your graduation dinner exciting and memorable.

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