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Charcoal BYOB
Charcoal BYOB

Charcoal BYOB Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.charcoalbyob.com
  • Phone: (215) 493-6394
  • 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: Contemporary American, American, Global, International
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Quiet, food delicious, try the hot chicken sandwich! Right on the river, very mellow and welcoming."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Inventive food. Knowledgeable staff. Great view. Nice table spacing. "
    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. "
    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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I'm never disappointed! The ambience, music, and good are amazing. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was excellent and some of the dishes unusual. The doughnuts are superb."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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!"
    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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food is always outstanding and they change their menu frequently so it makes it exciting as to what will be waiting for you when you arrive"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We've just enjoyed another memorable evening at Charcoal. Everything is so thoughtfully and artfully prepared! Service is prompt but unobtrusive, the view is serene, but it's the food that shines. Eclectic and always tasty. Our compliments!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great selection of eclectic American food. We loved it!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Charcoal BYOB is one of our favorite restaurants. We love the ability to bring our own wine, have amazing food, with beautiful views of the Delaware from this elevated restaurant. The chef owners are brothers, and are very inventive with their dishes. We have never had a bad meal there, and that speaks volumes about how much we enjoy this eating establishment."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Our first time dining at the restaurant and everything was delicious. We will definitely be back again!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Wonderful, inventive dinner. Very much fit for foodies. They focus on locally sourced ingredients. Do not miss the brioche doughnuts for dessert."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Been going there for breakfast for a few years and beer made it for dinner despite many people recommending it. Finally pulled the trigger and it was incredible. Decided to be adventurous and order things I wouldn't normally. Pigs face appetizer was delish. Don't worry. Doesn't come out as an actual pigs face although that would've been hilarious. Got a small pasta dish that was decent. I don't really like pasta which is why I only say decent. Halibut covered in some kind of mushroom which I normally hate and it was incredible. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Best brunch menu with huge portions. Their donuts are to dieeee for!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We have often times tried unsuccessfully to get a reservation at Charcoal BYOB. It was always booked at the time we wanted so this time we dined earlier. It was worth the effort. The seating was immediate. The service was very good and the food was excellent. Our salads, Salt Roasted Celery Root, apple, walnuts, blue cheese, was wonderful and the main course even better. How can we top this, well with a desert. I had the Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut, bourbon caramel sauce. What a treat. You will enjoy your dinner here."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Dinner was wonderful..especially the Scallops which never.disappoints"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We will definitely go again. The food was awesome and the view was spectacular. Also they were very accommodating of my wheat sensitivity and I had one of the best gluten free pastas I have ever had. My husband couldn't even tell the difference. My husband loved his home made doughnut for dessert. All in all a wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "My sister ate here for the first time and loved. Food was delicious and wait staff was excellent."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This place is great for brunch with the family! Everything was tasty and served pretty quickly. My kids love it too."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Very creative food that is not too precious. Beef cheeks and the celeriac salad were wonderful starters. Pastas were probably the best part of the meal--the bacon bolognese and unique coffee carbonara were incredibly delicious and satisfying, and we only ordered half portions! Entrees of chicken and scallops were excellent with perfectly composed accompaniments. The made-to-order cinnamon brioche donuts for dessert were the best we've had in a year, which made us want to come back for breakfast to have them again! Service is knowledgeable and polished, yet low key. Maybe the ambiance could use a bit of creativity beyond the austere decorations. A very cool place without having to travel to wd-50 in NYC for!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had a table in the window for Sunday brunch. The food was very good, although the plates were basic. If you order pancakes you get only a plate with two pancakes, not even an attempt to plate nicely. A must have is the cinnamon desert donut. Spectacular. No unusually interesting choices but good brunch basics."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We went to Charcoal to celebrate my birthday and I could not have been happier with the food or the service. We made reservations early in the week for the weekend. We had tried to go earlier in the year on a spur of the moment night out and were disappointed to discover that the place is pretty booked on the weekends. Good for them bad for us. The server was very attentive and asked us questions and made some recommendations. We did have our kids with us but I believe they are a little more adventurous as far as food goes so this may not be the place for every kid but they were willing to accomodate them. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014