Charcoal BYOB

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

From beginning to end the food was superb. Unfortunately our server forgot an appetizer, and espresso and a dessert. And we also were served someone else’s food at one point. Aside from that unfortunate server… Our meal was stellar.

D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a treat to dine at Charcoal! The food and service are the best.

f
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Bucks County's best. Imaginative preparations. Excellent value. Service always great.

XY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 7, and we had a great experience. The food was excellent, particularly the homemade pastas. The service was also first rate. We will be coming back.

DM
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing with a wonderfully creative menu. The staff is very friendly and a beautiful ambiance.

F
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. The view of the Delaware river is great. Unfortunately, in the winter it gets dark early and you lose that. Very relaxed and inviting atmosphere. For us always good. Fried chicken is amazing. Very nice BYOB TRY IT!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre Thanksgiving

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

MF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrea was incredible. First trip in for an impromptu mid week date night and did not disappoint - not a crumb left in any appetizer, entree and even though we were full, had to make room for dessert and had every last bit of that too! Honestly one of the best meals either of us ever had - can’t wait to come back! Thanks guys!

f
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to dine here for breakfast and we will be back! As quickly as we were seated, coffee arrived and it was delicious. We both ordered omelets and they were perfectly prepared. The Broccoli Rabe and cheese omelet had me with the first bite! The breakfast potatoes were outstanding - size, texture and taste! And the homemade raspberry apple jelly was delightful. The service was impeccable as was the kitchen! It was definitely worth our drive!

SS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is delish. Pastas are house made perfection. The house made bread is the best and worth the $5!! The place is decorated so nice and the lights give a warm glow.
Tips on dining here:
-Make a reservation 2 days+ (for weekends)
-Window tables are request-able but given in order of reservation so the sooner you book the more likely you are to get a window table.
-If there is a special occasion let them know if u request something special by they don’t know what you want them to do without a note. ( candle in dessert) they don’t give free dessert for birthdays either.
-If you don’t get a window seat don’t get discouraged, you will forget about it as soon as you taste the food
-Some people stay longer than the estimated 2 hours so please be patient ( and if you stay longer be mindful there are other people trying to dine in the small restaurant.
-Well behaved kids are fine, but you don’t want to be the family ruining other peoples date night.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, great experience. Highly recommend!

LE
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful, as always. Our go-to place for elegant and unusual food perfect for true "foodies". Love Charcoal BYOB!!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and the brioche donut will always be my favorite.

PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jawal and Kim are awesome wait staff

d
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic BYOB in Yardley overlooking the Delaware River. Time you reservation to watch the sunset over the river.

CR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is always delicious and innovative! Service is always pleasant and attentive

MH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Dined Saturday night with my husband and son. Outstanding food (great, safe gluten free options) and service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday for son
Let them know ahead of time but they forgot
Food is excellent although pricey
Service very good
Brioche donuts are the best dessert
Been there many times
Small venue
Limited parking
Reservations a must

A
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious. Just a handful of dishes to select from, but all are tastefully prepared

BF
Philadelphia
191 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had not been in a while. The chefs have not lost their touch. From artisan bread to dessert, Charcoal remains a great destination for a fun foodie experience.

r
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We haven't been here in a while, so forgot how good this place is. Food was truly excellent!

FH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Pacing and service was perfect. Setting was absolutely lovely. Can't wait to come back!

SV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went for a mid week lunch. They easily accomodate to special requests and substitutions. The food was great and you can’t beat the river view.

TL
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best food in Bucks County. Hands down. Had an absolutely incredible meal at Charcoal.
Started with the superb grilled octopus and the brilliant beet spaetzle. Then on to the succulent duck breast, sweet and sour cauliflower, and blistered shishito peppers. Charcoal knows how to prepare vegetables - while other restaurants may undercook or overcook - not Charcoal. The cauliflower was perfectly tender and the shishito peppers were gorgeously blistered. The meal was finished as every meal at Charcoal should be - with an order of their incredible brioche doughnuts with caramel sauce.

KW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly delicious and creative food dishes enjoyed by all!

GW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was excellent. Has shrimp and grits, followed by yardley hot chicken, and finished with donut sundae. All were amazing and made from scratch

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for friends from NJ to meet us for a relaxing Dinner

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful view of the Delaware, exceptional creative and perfectly prepared food. The staff was smiling, friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Understated, uncluttered decor let’s guests focus on the experience. Can’t wait to come back!

AD
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant, our go to date spot. Highly recommended...the bread and doughnuts are a must.

DE
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, delicious food and great views overlooking the Delaware River

MH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is fantastic. Everything on the menu is delicious, but I wish there was a just a few more selections. However, this is a minor regret with a seasonal rotation. The atmosphere is open and clean but still affords some intimacy.

N
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Interesting menu and moderately priced ($40/person plus gratuity)

BS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops were delicious and broiled to perfection. The pistachios with the green beans were a perfect pairing with the scallops. We both ate every bite!

But the best was the Granny Smith Apple Cake with Brown Butter Cake, Apple Compote, Granny Apple Sorbet and a drizzle of Raisin sauce. Oh My God!

VP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I have been to Charcoal many times over the years, but our dinner the other night was the all time best. We were celebrating a birthday and enjoying our table with a beautiful view of the river. The food was spectacular. We had a salad with roasted squash and thin sliced apples, with nuts and a dressing that was based from creme fraiche. We also had the diver scallops and were so amazed to see what a generous portion we received--so tender and delicious too. We love Charcoal!

EN
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Best meal I’ve had in a long time. High quality ingredients. BYOB is a plus.

J
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first time visit to Charcoal for dinner. Will definitely come back!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in Bucks County!

MA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and overall experience. I had not been here for dinner until tonight. I will definitely be back.

JB
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal! We enjoyed the cucumber salad, lobster & grits, scallops, pasta and amazing desserts. Loved it all!!
Good service and fun night was had by all. Can’t wait to return.

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