Charcoal BYOB

4.8
713 reviews
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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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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for our anniversary. We come semi-often for special occasions and one-off visits. This place never disappoints. It’s delicious and hands-down one of the best places in the Yardley area. And, the view is great! This time we got the Yardley Hot Chicken and it was fantastic. Oh and if I may mention, we brought our 3 year old daughter and everything went well having her with us, too. We always get the Polenta Budino for dessert because it’s so so good. And not too heavy of a dessert. All around this place is awesome.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was terrific and the service was great!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and coffee!
Beautiful setting overlooking the Delaware river for a delicious meal.

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tha best meal ever had pasta dish and seafood dishes we loved them all. Perfect seasoning in all of the dishes

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LS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant. Amazing food and incredible staff.

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DH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charcoal never disappoints! Great and interesting food, beautiful views of the Delaware, friendly and excellent service. Always finish with the cider donut dessert. And a BYO to boot. It is all good.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great BYOB. Food is solid and the service is top notch.

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CM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative food layered in flavor, made by chefs who know what they are doing. I love this local gem

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite byob! Excellent presentation and complex delicious flavors. My husband loved his hot chicken, which was not too spicy but very flavorful. I had the short ribs. Best ever! We started with the delicious home made bread. We had the home made pasta as an appetizer (so good that it be my main course next time). Ended with donut dessert which was heavenly. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Two thumbs up!

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CW
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening all around food was excellent and loved the view

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TK
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although the portions were on the smaller side (for the apps etc) and everything was al a crate , the food, service and atmosphere were outstanding.

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DW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Inventive cuisine especially for the area. Small, well executed menu. Had the bread and salmon crudo to start. The green goddess gemelli pasta w a fried soft shell crab and diver scallops as entrees. Everything was a hit. The couple leaving as we were walking in, were raving about the cauliflower starter and the fried chicken entree so you seemingly cant go wrong. Our server Devon was very pleasant and prompt. Out 2 top was right next to window, would’ve been even more pleasant if it wasn’t dark out, as the window overlooks the water. I guess the only thing you could nitpick is it’s a nice dinner out and the interior resembles a diner/breakfast cafe, but I mean that’s really a reach. I would definitely return.

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E
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Limited menu but everything was delicious!

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was simply amazing. My family and I are definitely looking forward to the dinner service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Among Best pasta on the planet!

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JH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Surprisingly great food. The chefs obviously care a great deal about every dish, and it shows.

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A
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Save room for the homemade donut dessert with homemade ice cream....omg

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B
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most of the food was excellent. Don't recall ever paying for bread at a restaurant but it was worth every penny, nice crusty outside with soft center. I was happy to be there when the soft shell crabs are in season because the dish was wonderful, and my wife enjoyed the Rye Radiatori, the bacon bolognese was one of the best I ever had. I would skip the Oysters Rockefeller next time.

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LH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Good food and river view. Menu is pretty basic for breakfast and lunch.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a treasure, especially for breakfast. The food is delicious and reasonably priced, and the view is the best in Yardley or anywhere near.

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SD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was a wonderful

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J
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food keeps getting better each time we go. As it is close to my house, we dine here frequently. However, even if it was not close by I would still go here often, because it is that good. The short ribs were the best I have had anywhere.

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BB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

...Very creative, well prepared food. I real treat for foodies!!

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MM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food! Our server was knowledgeable, attentive and kind. We appreciated that they tried to be sensitive to noise levels by seating groups and children at one end of the dining room and couples at the other.

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CD
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Charcoal is always fantastic. AMAZING food with a menu that changes seasonally (the cacio e pepe is a mainstay and never disappoints). Not cheap but worth every penny.

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RC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic from food to service. Already booked my next dinning experience with them.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great river view. Excellent service.

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J
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Invited another couple to dine with us and they enjoyed the food immensely. Service from loyal staff is always first rate and food is well prepared and never needs adjustment in seasoning. BYOB is always a plus. We keep returning

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GO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food - there is always something craveable on the menu, Solid service, a lovely environment that manages to feel special and relaxed at the same time. Really, this is the best all-around restaurant in the area.

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t
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Another very good meal at Charcoal BYOB.

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CM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A limited menu is usually a good sign and Charcoal is no exception. We feel so lucky to have such an excellent restaurant in Yardley. Looking at the river while eating creative and delicious dishes is always a treat! It has no equal in this area.

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JF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and fresh! Service was awesome and kind, we had a great date night. Awesome view! We can’t wait to come back :)

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A
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another very tasty dinner at Charcoal. The new appetizers with shrimp/grits and salmon/greens were superb, and the pasta for the main course was perfect. Our lingering concern is the prices ($18-20 apps and $25-37 dinners) for a local bistro. But the food is way better than Harvest and Roccos so its worth it.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef-owners are dedicated to providing each customer with an outstanding and creative culinary experience...both in taste and presentation. Clearly great attention to detail has been lavished on each dish.

This is our third visit to CHARCOAL. Two dinners and 1 breakfast thus far, and we intend to continue experiencing the amazing and unique cuisine. CHARCOAL has become easily our favorite restaurant when we can make it down to Yardley. (We don't live nearby, sadly).

The short ribs with parsnip puree was tender, intense and had a bit of a kick to it, thanks to the Calabrian peppers. The duck breast served over Angliotti pasta (all homemade pasta here, folks!) was sublime. Rich slices, crispy skin, perfectly prepared.

Also, the chefs enjoy being playful with many of their dishes. For example, the dessert list, while short, is filled with dishes which are reminiscent of one's childhood, but re-imagined in an upscale, more adult and sophisticated way. Soft serve ice-creams are seasonally flavored and luscious. Recently one new dessert was a funnel cake, but underneath it was served with a rich cream and berries. Amazingly simple, yet elevated to a new level of deliciousness. A chocolate mousse is served with sugared walnuts and sea salt...again, a familiar dessert we all know comes with a new enhanced twist.

Oh, and I cannot forget to mention the bread baked there. Served as an appetizer with soft butter, it is worth the $5 for those 4 thick, crusty slices. It is a must here.

It's always a great delight to savor a visit to CHARCOAL. Looking forward to many. many more!

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NJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tight options. Curated, not limited. Don't know what to say about the doughnut sundae. Done right. Recommended

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J
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an outstanding meal. Staff are very knowledgeable about menu offerings and BYOB is a big +

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AH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They crushed it on everything we tried. We started with the bread and the cauliflower app which were both phenomenal. We had the duck breast and scallop entrees and were completely blown away by how great they were. We live an hour away and will make it a point to go back frequently.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in the area! Innovative menu that taste delicious. The chef really understands the balance of each dishes. Our favorite appetizer is the cauliflower dish. The pastas and main courses are amazing. The best part is the mouth watering donut sundae!! Always a pleasure to experience the dining experience in this establishment.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time coming to charcoal for dinner. We enjoy both experience. We will definitely come back again. I highly recommend the oyster, calamari, praises prime rib, diver scallops, last but not least THE DOUGHNUT SUNDAE!!!

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OK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I enjoyed dinner, and what i ate was delicious...i don't eat a lot of meat and there were very few vegetables available....

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