The food was excellent, and the plates were portioned well. The lack of a dedicated server for each table was a bit distracting because that's part of the experience of eating out, you know? In addition, the time between courses was rather short and an unmet request to have a little more time before the dessert was a little frustrating. Those factors did not take away from the overall experience because the food tasted as good as a restaurant in Rittenhouse without breaking the bank as much.
Food was delicious but service very inattentive.
Girlfriend and I went to Will BYOB for an early Valentine’s Day dinner. Very romantic quaint venue. Staff was the nicest and very accommodating. Food was amazing. Tartare, the truffle pasta special, snails, and duck were all delicious. The wagyu beef was a little dry, but still very good. Amazing experience. Great date spot. We will definitely be back.
This place is perfect! Highly recommend to all. Make sure to add it to your list of spots to visit.
Five friends we’re celebrating a birthday and our Mah Jong winnings. We chose Will BYOB because of its reputation. We went with the tasting menu. Every course was outstanding. We savored each bite commenting on the combination of flavors and textures. Chef Kearse is skilled in the art of food presentation. Every plate put before us was a work of art. First we reveled at the beauty of the plated food then we savored each delectable fork full. The service was outstanding too. My daughter surprised me by sneaking in the kitchen and then carrying a candle lit dessert to the table. The personal attention given to carry off such a surprise is on par with the attention we received during our meal. We will be back again soon. But we won’t wait for a special occasion.
Creative, upscale cuisine served by delightful and knowledgeable staff that aims to please. The chef and owner is a real talent. The menu is well thought out. His pairings and selections of ingredients are very unexpected that transform into a wonderful gastronomical experience. The plating and presentation are lovely and temperature appropriate. We will never tire of Will BYOB.
When we first heard about Will BYOB we were a little skeptical of another "small space - artisan" approach to food. Boy were we wrong. Will BYOB fires on all cylinders. The small plates are amazing and the space is warm and cozy. The noise level was fine but the real star is the food. Every dish we had was piping hot and also delicious. If I lived closer this would be an every week visit. Kudos to Chef Kearse and the staff for delivering an amazing night. Nice to see a local chef killing it.
This was my third, and last, time dining at Will. We went for my dates birthday this time. When we arrived the restaurant was completely empty and about 20 min later another couple comes in and where did the server try to seat them (with every single table open)? Directly next to us! Who does that? Will, apparently. Thankfully the other couple requested another table further away.
For an appetizer we had the Wild Boar and Venison Terrine which tasted like neither boar nor venison. It had no flavor whatsoever actually. For my entree I ordered the PA Brook Trout and it came out practically raw, no flakiness to the meat, no crisp skin. Just soggy skin and a cool, slimy interior that was not appealing by any means. A filet o' fish would have been better cooked than this sad, sad trout.
So eventually a table of 8 comes in and is seated on the opposite wall, behind me. It's a narrow restaurant so everyone has to squeeze in I get it but did the server really have to say "I'm sorry I'm not ask skinny as you" in a condescending voice every time she walked between me and the 8 top behind me?
In short, it was a bizarre, frustrating and expensive mistake I hope no one reading this has to repeat. It's a shame because we really liked this place previously.
Over the top ! This was our first meal at Will. Phenomenal meal! We had the privilege to experience Chef's Tasting Menu which focused around Foie Gras - every detail was on point! Thank you for such a wonderful experience!
what can I say except that it was superb. This is not our first dinner at Will and everyone of them was outstanding. Needless to say we will be returning sometime soon.
Went for special monthly menu of 5 course dinner. Was so delicious and special! Excellent meal and can't wait to return!
Returned to the restaurant after last visit 4 years ago. We ordered the chef’s tasting menu. I was disappointed to discover the restaurant has slipped. Food was flavorless and menu uninspired.
The food is outstanding, the room is terrible...
The food tasted awesome and looked just as pretty. The room although small, which is not a complaint had no atmosphere and the tables and chairs, Blahh...
Amazing food. Service was so warm and welcoming. Went for friends bday and they made it extra special. Snails were deeeeelish!
Fine dining in a cozy casual setting. Small menu, everything unique and delicious. Prefer ordering from menu as opposed to 'tasting menu'.