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Will BYOB

4.7
902 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
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Will is a modern French inspired BYOB, located on East Passyunk Avenue in the heart of South Philadelphia. Chef and Owner Christopher Kearse, and his team, prepare a menu focused on its season, respecting French traditions along with classic and modern techniques to build a dining experience that evokes entertainment, excitement, and satisfaction.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
We serve dinner five nights a week. Dinner reservations are available Wednesday through Thursday from 5:30p.m. to 10:00p.m. Friday and Saturday from 5:30p.m. to 11:00p.m. We offer a four course Prix Fixe menu on Sunday evening from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Join us every 3rd Tuesday of each month for out ingredient focused tasting menu 5 courses $55. Will BYOB is closed on Monday and Tuesday dinner services.
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Phone number
(215) 271-7683
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Christopher Kearse
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Private party facilities
Whether you would like to entertain a select group of clients or host a reception throughout the entire restaurant, we offer a number of possibilites. For events of of guests or more please contact the reservation office.
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Private party contact
Doug.kahn@willbyob.com: (215) 271-7683
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Cross street
Mifflin & East Passyunk Ave
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Parking details
Metered parking is available on the Avenue and in a municipal parking lot between Tasker and Morris for 50 cents per hour with a three hour maximum and free two hour parking is available on side streets.



There is also a Parkway garage on the NW corner of Broad and McKean Streets which offers secure parking just a few steps from the Avenue at affordable rates, including an evening rate of $5 after 5 p.m.
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Public transit
Subway - Take the Broad Street Line to Tasker-Morris and walk two blocks east to East Passyunk Ave or to Snyder Ave and walk one block north to East Passyunk Ave.
Bus - Take the Route 23, Route 29 or C Bus on Broad Street, which all cross East Passyunk Avenue. The Route 2, 37, 47 and 47m.
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access
What 902 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely one of the best dinners we've ever had. We went for the Ramps dinner. From the amuse bouche to dessert, everything was beautiful and delicious. Great service and lots of special treats. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding all around! We were there for the single-ingredient menu, which this month featured ramps. Every course was phenomenal—same as every time I've been there. Chef Kearse consistently turns out delicious, inventive and gorgeous food. This place is a gem.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was delicious and creative. The only part of our experience that wasn't wonderful was that we didn't know that the night we were there was a pre fixe only night, so we had no a la carte choices.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

A culinary experience! The Chef’s menu offered opportunity to try something new. Be open to new tastes and textures. While the food presentation was beautiful, the taste was even better!
Having a gluten allergy wasn’t a problem at all. The chef and servers all were knowledgeable and very helpful.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was fantastic, however was disappointed going on a Saturday when they usually offer their a la carte menu and being told they only had a $65 prix fixe that night (without it being advertised on website or social media). Having never been to the restaurant, i had saved up a little extra money (as the restaurant is more on the expensive side) and I was excited to choose from a few apps and entrees that I had had my eye on ahead of time. Instead we were left with very few choices, and a little disappointment of the ones that were offered (compared to expectations and word of mouth from friends and family) and with a doubled check price. I have no problem with prix fixe menus however was not as was expected as advertised. Good food and lovely place otherwise.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

WOW! My husband and I went out for our anniversary and had an amazing 5 course tasting dinner. We loved everything we had..... the time and attention to detail showed in every dish from the appetizers to dessert. Chris the owner and chef is to be commended!
We will be returning!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Everything about Will BYOB is excellent! We love be the food and the presentation. Chef Chris Kearse is an artist and we appreciate his art!!!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The service at Will BYOB is impeccable! The staff were all warm, friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tasting menu which was incredible! Definitely a treat for foodies! We are very much looking forward to our next visit because the menu changes often with fresh ingredients.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

It was my 32 birthday. We had our two children, 10 months and 4 years old. The restaurant was more than accommodating and we had a great night.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Amazing food and great service. The chef is incredibly kind and helpful on the phone and was extremely accommodating to my dietary needs. Thank you for a great night out! My only suggestion would be adding another vegetarian option or two :)

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was delicious, beautifully presented, & reasonably priced.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Outstanding preparation and presentation of the courses. Had the tasting menu. A good value.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

A delightful night. Every course was delicious

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This place was fantastic. Excellent service, incredible food. I plan on going back soon

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Always excellent! Creative takes on traditional dishes & lots of fresh, seasonal ingredients.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

An excellent meal as usual, combined with friendly, efficient service. This was to celebrate a birthday and the menu actually had "Happy Birthday" written on it. We plan to go again in the not too distant future.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food very creative and outstanding. Our waiter was attentive and very familiar with our wine choices for the dinner . He offered to decant our Bordeaux and made sure it was poured properly . Will return soon

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always a solid meal at Will. Great food, Ahhhhmazing desserts. Look forward the foodie adventure every time. Never disappoints. was able to squeeze in this deluxe meal before the concert - Highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Miss the old Will BYOB
We came to celebrate a family milestone but were so underwhelmed by the service. The food was fine, nothing special. We had a reservation and the table was not ready, apparently the wait staff was to busy to get it set or just didn’t really care. It’s just hard to enjoy a dinner when the staff seems to feel like they’re doing you a favor.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Impressed with the food taste & display of the dishes. The place is small & simple but the food is Michelin star restaurant quality.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Still our #1.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

One of the best meals I had in a long time! We had the chef's pre-fixed menu and it was an excellent choice.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Not only the food was very good (beautiful presentation) but also our waitstaff Rachel was very sweet and she made us feel like we were her best customer! The end of the dinner we got to meet the chef and owner Christopher Kearse and he was such a friendly person, showed us his kitchen and his kitchen staff. What an amazing night we had!.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food, great service. They were accommodating for found allergies and dietary restrictions. No reason to complain! Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Only positive feedback. Fixed price menu on Sunday evening was fantastic and really good value. Attentive and nice waitstaff. Would highly recommend. Great date night spot.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We enjoyed the tasting menu!! Great atmosphere, love that it's byob, service was great and food was original and tasted great. Relaxed feel, no rush.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Kearse continues to elevate and refine his cuisine. Always a treat, the plates are as beautiful as they are delicious. Our favorite Philadelphia restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Will, hands down, has given me the best dining experience of my life. The servers are attentive and friendly, the food is AMAZING, and Chef Chris is so incredibly humble and just overall a wonderfully delightful person to talk to. I highly recommend the Potato Leek Veloute and the Braised Short Rib, but honestly everything on the menu will make you so happy that you chose to eat at Will. Try the Sunday Prix Fixe if it’s your first time - and make sure to bring your favorite bottle of wine!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Will is never disappointing. Truly one of the cities most creative restaurant, with amazing food, with the finest attention to detail given. Service is phenomenal, and you feel like you are at home. Chef Chris is outstanding, will definitely be back again and again! Do not question going here, just go and enjoy! If gnocchi is on the menu, or duck, get it!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Tasting menu was fantastic. The duck breast (with anise/5-spice crust?) was just perfect. Also, chef adapted on short notice to do a vegetarian tasting menu for my colleague.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My fiancé and I opted for the chef’s tasting menu and it did not disappoint! Two appetizer courses, two main courses and choice between two different desserts. The plates were beautiful! Very artistic and pleasing to the eye. The ingredients were unique, but familiar. There was a real sense that the chef was an expert on combining flavor profiles. I thoroughly enjoyed every plate from start to finish. The servers were excellent , friendly and knowledgeable. And the price was amazing for the quality of food we received. We will definitely be back to Will!

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Went for restaurants week, food was very good but very small portions. If not for restaurant week the value would been terrible. Saving grace is that the restaurant is BYO

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Amazing food .... taste and presentation. Service was A+++ and we had a gluten free diner with us and they made special treatment for him. Best meal I’ve had all year. Sweet potato soup was the best soup I have ever had. Banana pudding was to die for.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Maybe it was because it was Restaurant Week, but we and other tables felt rushed to get out of there. One table next to us was told they had to leave after being there just over an hour.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Restaurant week, in our party most ordered the short ribs that were delicious. A few ordered the escargot and said it was interesting and very different. The terrine was tasty, only comment should have had crackers served of some sort. Would highly recommend the chocolate bouchon for dessert. Will return, service staff was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Good food but insanely small portions

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

What an absolute treat. Food was beautiful and beyond delicious. I loved everything about this restaurant. It is a must to check out!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Wow! Great BYO, small, intimate, awesome courses, from whitefish toast appetizer to short ribs, duck and dessert. Just wow!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

In my opinion, Will is the best restaurant in Philly. Chef Kearse executes a suprizing yet well-balanced dining experience with close attention to detail. The staff is friendly and helpful, and accommodations can be made to the diners dietary needs. When I commented to the chef my favorite part of the meal, he immediately gave credit to the other chef who made it. Kearse remains humble and generous while pushing the bourdaries of the dining experience as we know them. Do not miss Will.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The food and service was incredible.

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