Charcoal BYOB
Charcoal BYOB

Charcoal BYOB

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.charcoalbyob.com/
  • Phone: 2154936394x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Tuesday - Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm

    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, View, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ferry Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Charcoal BYOB
Charcoal is a BYOB that boasts a modern American fare in a casual environment. We source the finest ingredients and believe in a healthy relationship with local farmers and purveyors, creating food which is thoughtful and precise. Our menu is a reflection of the season and how we feel at the moment.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Charcoal BYOB reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (51)fit for foodies (50)neighborhood gem (44)great for brunch (25)special occasion (22)romantic (18)great for lunch (16)good for groups (9)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (5)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Delightful breakfast
    JoanVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great view of the Delaware with wonderful food, prepared and served nicely. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Amazing Food - TOO LOUD!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had another in a line of great meals at Charcoal on Saturday night. The food and service are amazing and worth seeking out. The dining room is one open space and tends to be loud. Combine that with a large party that had no regard for other diners and you had a noise level that required shouting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for dinner!
    WPDBucksVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Creative and eclectic menu. Pastas were outstanding (we had the wheat shells with escargot and the radiatori with pepperoni sauce). Flap steak with gnocchi and chorizo sauce, and the lobster with tomato salad were great. Cinnamon donuts for dessert were fantastic, as was the toasted marshmallow ice cream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good view, nice meal
    afbf
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    for years this was the go to family or inexpensive date night place. when they rebuilt after the river flood, they went to a more upscale menu. the food definitely has gone up a number of notches, but the service continues to lag. very pleasant but not in keeping with the menu. But the view is beautiful and very peaceful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently impressed
    Bella
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Love this local gem! Some of the enjoyment of the Charcoal experiencing the creative pairings the chefs develop...while still have the 'comfort' of their classics (fried chicken and donuts!!!). THE waiter is consistently knowledgeable and gives descriptions of the food that selection decisions are tough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Running out of food? One of their main reasons I went is try hamburger. They ran out of hamburger, and many other things that their noted for in their reviews. They claimed it was due to restaurant week. Order accordingly!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The portions were laughable, and the actual food they did give you wasnt very good. Service was exceptionally slow. I just moved into yardley borough and will never go back to that restaurant. Menu is small and very odd. Restauraunt week menu was terrible and overpriced.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • execptional flavors
    happydiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My dining companions and I sampled a wide selection of small plates, entrees and deserts. Everything that came to our table was superb. The food was creative without being pretentious. Too many chefs sacrifice great taste to the dubious goal of being "different" or "cutting edge." Charcoal's chefs create food that is indeed far beyond the "same old thing," but also tastes wonderful, pleasing both the adults at the table and my usually less-than-adventurous thirteen year old son.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    Bargain
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Casual ambiance with great river views. Outstanding food!! Probably the best food at a moderate price we have ever had. BYOB
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Go-To Spot
    River19
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We love this restaurant. The chefs are so creative and the food is so good. We know we will always have a delicious meal. It's a BYOB which is great. The small plates are always a nice variety with the octopus being a favorite. Other favorites are any of the pastas, the fried chicken and the whipped potatoes that accompany it, and the desserts.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Lunch
    Shelly
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had never been here before - food was excellent! We will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ROXXVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great place for breakfast and lunch overlooking the Delaware River.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another spectacular meal
    oldfoodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We loved the small plate choices, especially the octopus and squid. Pasta was excellent as well. I was surprised that the entree courses were so limited in number and that the fish offering was the most expensive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding food
    ALFM2082VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Even thought the menu was somewhat limited everything was delicious and we would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Excellent Experience
    BucksFoodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Charcoal continues to build on its track record of excellence. We shared many dishes and enjoyed all of them. The dessert donut is a showstopper in and of itself. Diners who might not venture outside Philadelphia or the Princeton/Lambertville area should venture over to Yardley and especially try to dine near sunset -- they won't be disappointed, either with the view or the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Chef
    Jojo
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Going to Charcoal is my "Top Chef" experience. The plating is beautiful, and the food is amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SoHo in Yardley
    Myrnak
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Charcoal continues to evolve into a fit for the fussiest foodies destination. Tony makes jam combinations like blueberry/chocolate and rhubarb and raspberry almost too good to waste on toast......cannot believe it's local to Yardley!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A True Delight
    CostumeCrazee
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We discovered this restaurant about a month ago and have been now 3 times. The food is delicious. varied and interesting. Service is professional and restrained. We never felt rushed or ignored. It is BYOB so bring your favorite bottle or two. And leave room for the fresh donuts after.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ashley
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had an excellent dinner here. The chefs create a very interesting menu that my husband and I enjoy. We had the lobster and corn chow chow, BBQ grilled octopus, roasted broccoli, escargot and whole wheat pasta, and shrimp scampi with squid ink rigatoni. We also ordered the ice cream (PB&J and something with Jersey corn) and the budino for dessert (you can't go wrong with the donuts though!). All of the plates were delicious!! My only complaint would be that I don't think the roasted broccoli warranted a $9 price tag.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised
    CUsoon
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I was delightfully surprised only to hear from my fellow guest that the meat was not what she expected. I enjoyed the evening and thank you for your hospitality.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charcoal has a limited menu
    Dana
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The view is very nice, the restaurant is clean, the servers were curious. However the Large plate menu was very limited, one chicken, one fish and one pork meal. My husband was not happy with the choices on the menu, we left. WE did not taste the food, my food rating is based on the choices.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    FoodLuvr
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This was our second time going to Charcoal - the first time with a group of adult friends, this time with our teenaged children. Both times we found that the food is more than just food - it's an experience. Different favors that aren't usually on a typical menu, great flavorful combinations. I don't even think salt and pepper are on the table. We wouldn't have needed them if they were. Highly recommended for foodies and especially fun because we can bring our own wine so we also help shape the experience. Friends loved it, kids loved it. Can't wait to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Awesome
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    My wife and I found this gem, that looks over the Delaware. Staff is terrific and plates are wonderful. They do a very nice job on food presentation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food with a modern twist!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We have eaten at Charcoal several times since the conversion from Steaks & Things and have always been very happy - more like excited - about our meals. Not your standard fare as everything is stepped up to a higher level of taste and presentation. Excellent food, great views of the river and BYOB. For the quality, it's hard to beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    MSKLVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was our first visit to Charcoal. Even though it was a very limited menu, with fewer choices than presented online, we (4 of us) had a delightful dinner.. My husband and I ordered the Halibut, whichwas cooked precislely the way we ordered it and delicious. They were very acommodating to my husband's lactose intolerance and made sure his meal was prepared accordingly. My friend ordered the soft shell crabs, which she hadn't ever tried before and proclaimed them unique but very tastey. Our desserts, cinnamon sugared donuts and mason jar layered polenta pudding were to die for! The only complaint was that there were no dairy free dessert choices..The staff was friendly, polite and informative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great setting
    JeriG
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Very limited menu - the appetizers are expensive and very small. Would be nice if they could have offered some of the appetizers as an entree. Great views of the Delaware.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect brunch!
    missmissy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    we went to Charcoal for Fathers' Day Brunch/Lunch and it was perfect... Great table, nice view, delicious menu and the BEST cup of coffee in the area!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicous Food, Great Ambiance
    Suzi
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Quiet, food delicious, try the hot chicken sandwich! Right on the river, very mellow and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    Machacha
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Consistently good. Never had a meal that didn't make me smile. As a BYOB, it is a pleasure to have exactly the wine we love. Cheers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Inventive food. Knowledgeable staff. Great view. Nice table spacing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    adresser
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We recently celebrated our wedding anniversary at Charcoal BYOB. We had a wonderful corner window table with a stunning view of the river. But at Charcoal, the food is the star. We've never had anything that wasn't expertly prepared and creatively conceived. Thank you for another memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best kept secret in Bucks County
    Chiliman
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great food, wonderful service, and a nice atmosphere. Was recommended to us by well known chefs, Alex Talbot and Aki Kamozawa from the web site Ideas in Food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious!
    mmek11
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Everything was amazing! I didn't want the meal to end! The English pea small plate was very flavorful and the pasta was light and satisfying. The portions were perfect too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I'm never disappointed! The ambience, music, and good are amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food was excellent and some of the dishes unusual. The doughnuts are superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 33 reviews are from the Charcoal BYOB reviews archive.
  • BYOB = Bring Your Own Bread
    dinner42
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Saturday night reservation,8PM, Charcoal BYOB has a nice view of the Delaware. Exterior not so pretty, interior nice decor, probably view more impressive earlier in the evening. There were 6 in our group, we asked for bread after ordering and were told by server (apologetically)that they had run out of bread because other diners had asked for seconds, FYI Cramers bakery is around the corner , maybe anticipate supply & demand! Appetizers and salads were good but tiny portions & not inexpensive. 3 of the group ordered Buffalo Chicken Pasta dish, had absolutely no chicken in any of the orders , $21 moderate portion but where was the chicken?Tip: Don't go hungry! Overall group gave Charcoal BYOB a 2.5 out of 5. Will absolutely not return!
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Tasty
    JoshP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Even though the menu was short and to the point. Everything tasted great. Even got my mom to try Duck for her 1st time! The softshell crab was very good, just wished i had known about the green sauce in it i would've cut into the middle of it 1st to have that in every bite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem
    BucksFoodie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Yardley might not have the depth of restaurant attractions the way Lambertville and even Princeton do, but Charcoal BYOB offers a great menu full of a lot of different tastes -- from a soft shell crab over pasta to roasted brussel sprouts and Korean BBQ octopus for appetizers. They make their own bread, too, and their own butter (which can be a showstopper in and of itself). The view of the Delaware River can be special at sunset, because the restaurant is elevated. This is just a terrific place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my wife and mother for mothers day late morning breakfast. Everyone was pleasant, service and food was very good. Liked view of river and the specials we ordered were excitingly different and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Love Love
    Peggy
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This restaurant is my absolute favorite in the area. I can't get here enough and I have never had food or service that was any less fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate