Execution Matters at R2L

Trey Popp visits R2L and finds dinner isn’t as smooth as the elevator ride up.

When the flourishes are yummy enough, that’s a minor quibble — 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 béarnaise 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]