R2L will be opening for dining sometime in January according to the restaurant's website. Until then, the restaurant is available for private functions.
The restaurant will also be hosting a New Year's Eve party (invitation above), offering panoramic views of the city and the fireworks, as well as a chance to get a sneak peak at the restaurant and some of its cocktail cuisine.
Meanwhile, The New York Times is reporting that Daniel Stern has hired Chef Alex Ureña out of New York City to be R2L's Chef de Cuisine.
R2L [ Official Site ]
Ureña Is Heading Out of Town [ Diner's Journal - New York Times ]