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A Romantic Dinner in Philadelphia For Unforgettable Moments

collageClassic and creative, R2L is the best restaurant in Philadelphia for diners hungry for New American cuisine. Those looking for a romantic dinner in Philadelphia will find the perfect atmosphere for celebration at R2L.

We were recently featured in the blog: “11 Best Bars in Philadelphia You Need to Visit” Check it out here. And take a look at this 360º virtual tour of the space here. Reserve a seat by the window for a beautiful and romantic sunset as you dine.

New menu features are below for the fall and winter seasons. Our flagship dinner menu reflects the traditional cooking methods and local inspiration that has made R2L one of the city’s most popular destinations for a romantic dinner in Philadelphia since 2010.

Salads, Snacks, Etc.

  • Thick Cut Bacon w/ sourdough + horseradish cheddar
  • Poached Shrimp w/ marinated radishes, whipped butter + seasoned salt
  • French Onion Risotto w/ gruyere crisp


  • New England Clam Chowder w/ casino dumplings
  • Lobster Roll w/ avocado, pickles, chips
  • Half Shell half-dozen east coast oysters, choice of: traditional | truffle + jalapeño | crème fraîche, chive + caviar

Main Courses: Chef’s Recs

  • Vegan Stuffed Bell Pepper w/ lentils, basmati, escarole + walnuts
  • Beef Duo w/ filet mignon, red wine braised short rib, stuffed skins, red wine + horseradish


  • Sorbet
  • Smore’s Chocolate Tart w/ marshmallow meringue, graham cracker ice cream + fudge sauce

Enjoy a rotating selection of seasonal beers,

Ommegang 3 Philosophers “Quadrupel,” Cooperstown, NY
Anchor Brewing “Steam Beer,” San Francisco, CA
Dogfish Head Truth Serum “IPA,” Milton, DE
Firestone Walker Union Jack “IPA,” Paso Robles, CA
Bell’s Oarsman “Wheat,” Kalamazoo, MI

And handcrafted cocktails….

Pisco Sour w/ la caravedo, egg white + lime
Cidro Cider w/ old granddad bonded bourbon, amaretto, apple cider, egg white lemon
Bob Ross’ Smoke Break w/ sauza hornitos plata, luxardo, lemon, cassis, ginger beer
Toucan Dan w/ bacardi, fernet-branca, orange bitters + lemon

Contact Us

Call us at 215.564.5337 or visit Open Table to make a dinner reservation at R2L’s space for a romantic dinner in Philadelphia. For private event inquiries call 215.564.3585. We look forward to speaking with you.

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