Tuesday, May 26, 2015

First look at R2L

The Daniel Stern restaurant in Two Liberty Place will open with a New Year's Eve bash.

First look at R2L

R2L — Daniel Stern’s contemporary American restaurant on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place (50 S. 16th St., 215-564-5337)  — opens Jan. 21, during Restaurant Week.
But for you ... here's a sneak peek at what will be the highest public restaurant* in the city.

Among the features:

Fourteen sumptuous banquettes with window seats for spectacular but not vertigo-inducing south and west views.

A hanging sculpture of cutlery by Ali Ahmad (based on Stern's concept) that catches the setting sun. 

The open kitchen is enormous. There’s a similarly spacious pastry kitchen, with a window, for pastry chef Peter Scarola, who won raves at the Inn at St. Peter’s Village.

Menu follows; it starts Feb. 2 after Restaurant Week.

* Higher but private: The Pyramid Club on the 52d floor of Mellon Bank Center and Ralph's Cafe on the 43d and 44th floors of the Comcast Center.

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Michael Klein, the editor/producer of philly.com/Food, writes about the local restaurant scene in his Inquirer column "Table Talk." Have a question? Email it! See his Inquirer work here.

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