|The sign just off the elevator directing guests to the R Lounge.|
|View of Times Square from my table.|
(All photos: TheHopefulTraveler)
|Glass of Pinot Grigio|
Chop Suey did not last. By 2009, the restaurant was now called Two Times Square. The decor remained and the menu overhauled highlighted by Blue Plate Specials Monday through Thursdays. Dinner specials included Chicken Pot Pie on Tuesdays and Ravioli Pomodor on Thursdays.
Returning to the Renaissance in 2010, the concept has again changed and it appears the hotel has found one that may last longer than its most recent incarnatons. Officially called the R Lounge at Two Times Square, some menu items from Two Times Square survive but the interior was completely overhauled. Dispensing with the traditional dinner tables, there is now plenty of cushy and comfy seating including chairs swathed in zebra patterns and low tables that allow the room to transition from restaurant to club to bar to lounge depending on the time of day or occasion. Just outside of the R Lounge, the hotel's main bar with its communal table now easily transitions into the restaurant space.
|The last of the three BBQ Sliders.|
More info at rloungetimessquare.com. The R Lounge at Two Times Square is open Sun-Mon 11am-12am; Tue-Wed 11am-1am; Thu-Sat 11am-2am and located on the upper lobby level of the Renaissance Times Square New York Hotel.
This is one of a series of posts in review of the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel.
|The restaurant's bar. The hotel's main bar is located just outside of the R Lounge.|
|The restaurant interior when the venue was called Chop Suey and then|
Two Times Square.
The Vivid Lounge is also located on the main lobby level and open only for breakfast from 6:30am-11:00am. For the remainder of the day, the lounge can be reserved for special events of meetings.
|Vivid Lounge (image credit: Renaissance Hotels)|