Wanda BYOB

4.7
59 Reviews
$30 and under
American
So you ask why Wanda Byob?

Wanda Pollyana Boos/Lipot was my Mother and my inspiration to become a Chef. Wanda was an amazing cook who actually had some serious training in her country of Trinidad and Tobago. In fact, one of my most prized mementos is my mother's... her cooking manual from Naparima Girls High School in Trinidad.

What started as my mother's inspiration many years ago has turned into a career that I love and am very proud of. So here I am, my mother's son, who has spent 38 years in the kitchen, perfecting my craft. I now want to share what I've learned with all of you in a place I can call my own.

With the help of my wonderfully supportive wife, Gilda and my wonderful family behind me, I look forward to what's to come.

Thank you and God Bless.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 59 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Brendab
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, pleasant staff. The beet salad was amazing.

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PauloA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food- apps, mains, and dessert. We can’t wait to go back!

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ConnieH
Naples
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We decide to be daring and just pick a restaurant we’ve never heard of and drive an hour to get there. This is one of those restaurants where you could say looks are very deceiving. The restaurant is located inside of another building so you do have to look for it. We cannot say enough about the food! We ordered the tuna tower as an appetizer which was out of this world good. My boyfriend had the duck he said it was the best he’s ever had and he orders it in a lot of high-end restaurants. I stepped out of my box and ordered the filet mignon (i’m usually a seafood person). I like it medium rare and it was cooked to perfection. The presentation of our dinners was very nice. For dessert we went with a special they had which was a pineapple flambéed with coconut ice cream and candied lime and a sprinkle of Keylime pie crust over it. It was so good! The chefs daughter was the sweetest waitress we’ve ever had she was very helpful in helping us choose our entrées the chefs wife came over and checked on us and introduced herself which I thought was a very nice touch. It really made you feel like you welcomed and your business was appreciated. The portions were of average size which was more than enough for us. Pricewise we felt everything was priced appropriately for the quality of the food. I feel like this is a hidden gem that we will be sure to visit again.

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vipThomasF
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit. Food was exceptional. Best steaks around. Owners are great people.

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vipDebD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trrrific food! This was our fifth visit and a consistent winner!

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CraigB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanda took over for a tapas restaurant that closed during Covid but they learned from the previous owners what people in Haddonfield liked. This restaurant is fantastic. I started with the tuna stack and and then had the duck. The preparation was spot on and the service incredible. The owner and staff were really nice. They clearly are trying to know their audience and asked questions which I think is a good idea. We will certainly be going back.

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vipNJElaine
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Our party of 4 ordered appetizers (goat cheese croquettes, caesar salad, Brussels, oyster special) followed by Chilean sea bass, lobster cannelloni, filet mignon, and braised pork cheek (special) dinners, and ended the meal with desserts. Everything we ate was prepared and flavored perfectly, presented beautifully, and enjoyed. Highlights were the goat cheese croquettes, the sea bass, and the braised pork special though everything was delicious.

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BarbaraF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was fantastic. All four of us loved our meals. Bear Chilean sea bass I have tasted. Great atmosphere too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service. Very high quality and creative

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vipStephen
Philadelphia
231 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Eat Here! The tuna is wonderful both in quality and in preparation. The I tasted my friends lobster canelloni and it melted in my mouth. The brussel sprout/bacon appetizer, a holdover from the previous restaurant, is flavorful and has plenty of bacony' crunch!
Our server, Ashley, is most knowledgeable, personable and efficient. She is a delight!
Desserts where excellent too! Grilled pineapple with housemade vanilla ice cream and short bread crumbles! Different and really good!!

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rxmom
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very anxious to try the successor to Denim and they did not disappoint! I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and my husband the Pork Tenderloin and both of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The service was excellent and the tables are still spaced out enough that it felt very safe. The owner even stopped over to chat with us. I would say the one thing that could be improved is the bread that was brought over. They were just your average dinner roll. A nice crusty, preferably homemade, bread would have been much nicer. Still, I would highly recommend this restaurant and we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food! The outside dining was excellent as well! We had a wonderful date night out ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Wanda was wonderful. My sister and I chose this place simply to try something different. The food was delicious- we had the beet salad, B’s salad, shared plate of lobster cannelloni, creme brûlée and the flourless chocolate cake. EVERYONE from the hostess to the Chef, the Chef’s wife was very kind and thanked us for joining them. Never have I been to any restaurant that showed so much appreciation for their customers, that itself goes such a long way! We promise to bring friends along next time!

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MaggieP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Chilean Sea Bass and Mushrooms were incredible!

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vipWifeofjeff
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, excellent service. We tried the tuna tower and the mussels from the appetizer menu. Both wonderful! (I could eat the tuna tower as an entree, truly!)
Dinner selections: hubby’s “must be rare” filet mignonette was perfectly cooked. My sea bass was superb. Served with a wonderful sauce.
We highly recommend everything!

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Elizabeth
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've made Wanda's our regular "go-to" place. This time went for brunch and it was delicious! Chef Anthony makes homemade Boursin cheese and folded it into a mushroom omelet! Yum! He also makes a bacon maple syrup jam. Wow!

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vipCarolLGG
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were with another couple, we all enjoyed our meals and enjoyed meeting the owners.
The wait staff was very pleasant and accomodating.

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Winendine
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant addition. Good food and service in a pleasant ambiance.

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vipJazz
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC!! Unique menu, attentive service, and amazing flavors. Bravo!!

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DebbieG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pleasantly surprised by the switchover. We had a special caprese app, shared a salad and I had the Chilean sea bass. We had the flourless choc cake for dessert. Everything was very well prepared and well paced. Server was very attentive and thoughtful. Bread was delicious also. We had outside and had a really relaxing, chill evening. The chef came out to check on us, too. Love the new focused menu. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, I got the creme brûlée French toast and also tried the SALT and goat cheese croquettes, all were delicious. Staff was excellent and super accommodating. Hope this place sticks around!

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Foodiegirl27
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve had dinner and came back a month later for brunch. Great spot with delicious food. The entrees are inventive, and the hospitality is exceptional. See you again soon!

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vipBenY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new place. In a very cool location and food was outstanding! Prices were reasonable

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vipcherryhilldiner
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb, presented beautifully and staff very friendly. Sat outside and felt very comfortable. We had the duck entree and the veal chop special entree. The owner made sure to visit each table more than once. Don’t miss this delightful restaurant occupying the former Denim location in Haddonfield.

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vipMaryannR
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As it has been on prior visits, the food was excellent. Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable which adds to the overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. I really enjoyed meeting the owners and chef. I would absolutely recommend to everyone I know.

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vipphk1121
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was spectacular and the attentiveness of the owner and the chef were impeccable. Cannot wait to rerun for dinner!

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JBNJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food wasn't very good. Noticeably absent from the description of the tuna tower on the menu is green roe, which made it virtually inedible for my wife. We both had the lobster cannelloni for our entrée, the cannelloni was chewy & rather hard, and the ricotta was tasteless. Neither one of us got through one of three cannellonis and the waitress was conveniently oblivious to our virtually full plates.

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vipAGro
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly and attentive service! The owner seems lovely, we enjoyed chatting with her!

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vipVeronicaM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great atmosphere.

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Tessatax
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had brunch on Sunday. I loved my omelette with wild mushrooms and Boursin cheese.

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vipBethP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service- highly recommend!!

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vipMaryannR
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were very happy to be back again at Wanda. The food is great the staff and owners remarkable. Great combinations of flavors. Try the tuna tower and the machego funnel cake We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great unique flavors, service & atmosphere. Highly recommend! We will be back for sure!

Wanda BYOB
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you!!!! We appreciate any and all feedback!!!!

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vipThomasF
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entrance was a little hard to find,but once inside everything was outstanding. My filet mignon was almost tender enough to cut with a fork. Would definitely return and recommend to others.

Wanda BYOB
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you so much!!!!! We use a very high grade of beef tenderloin to cut our filet mignons out of. Thanks for noticing!!

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WilliamF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I went here when it was Denim BYOB and it was my favorite place to eat dinner. Wanda did not disappoint. The food was excellent and I look forward to dining there again. The only unusual thing, at least as it seemed to me, was that the owner's wife served as the hostess and my "server" only served me dessert as thge owner's wife brought me the appetizer and entree. Service was excellent.

Wanda BYOB
Responded on May 31, 2021

Wow, thank you for comparing us to Denim!!!! Chef Dave was so helpful to us in so many ways!!! We truly appreciate your patronage!

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lindap
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is amazing and different! They have things on their menu i have never seen anywhere else. The ambiance is charming and service excellent.

Wanda BYOB
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you Linda!!!! We try and bring a variety of flavors to our menu offerings. Thanks for noticing our efforts!!!

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CarmenG
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it.. Beautiful place and tasty food.. love it!!!

Wanda BYOB
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thanks so much Carmen!!!!

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JillP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The place was beautiful, staff all friendly and great prices. Only issue, waffle was extremely overcooked/hard. Server replaced waffle but replacement wasn’t much better.

Wanda BYOB
Responded on May 31, 2021

Hello Jill!! Thank you for your feedback!!! The waffle was an issue but has been corrected. Our apologies for that!!! We hope to see you in the near future and please don't hesitate to ask for Chef Anthony. I would love to speak to in person!!!! Next waffle is on us!!

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FAQs

Wanda BYOB offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 520-8114.

Wanda BYOB is rated 4.7 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.