Execution Matters at R2L
Trey Popp visitsÂ R2L and finds dinner isn’t as smooth as the elevator ride up.
When the flourishes are yummy enough, that’s a minor quibble â€” so there’s enough to like about the appetizer course to recommend R2L for a solid feed at happy hour. But dinner was a parade of humdrum dishes sometimes marred by startlingly basic mistakes. The ribeye was draped in a bÃ©arnaise so acidic it made you pucker. A crabcake plate might as well have been a deconstructed salt shaker; the sodium content of the “Chesapeake mousse” and mustard sauce (not to mention the crabcake itself) was up there with emergency rehydration salts.
Are You High? [City Paper]
R2L [Official Site]