Aiming High at R2L
Joy Manning reviews Daniel Stern’s R2L in the May issue of Philadelphia Magazine. She generally finds the recession ignoring menu works for her.
[M]ost of the food I sampled at R2L was skillfully executed. That surf-and-turf paired perfectly cooked lobster tail with meltingly tender short ribs over sauces that captured the pure essences of those components. But both the chicken daube and the hamachi â€” which was served with an off-putting fishy egg custard â€” were disappointingly overcooked, a frustration when you know the kind of talent thatâ€™s present in the kitchen.