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Will BYOB

4.6
849 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
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 849 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StevieWonder (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was delicious but service very inattentive.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This place is perfect! Highly recommend to all. Make sure to add it to your list of spots to visit.

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Beth (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

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vipTLandAZ (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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Ryan (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

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vipRPSP (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

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!

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vipwineguy (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

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.

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vipsandyb (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Went for special monthly menu of 5 course dinner. Was so delicious and special! Excellent meal and can't wait to return!

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Shup (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

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vipRRRR (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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...

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ilikefood (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Amazing food. Service was so warm and welcoming. Went for friends bday and they made it extra special. Snails were deeeeelish!

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vipExcellent (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Fine dining in a cozy casual setting. Small menu, everything unique and delicious. Prefer ordering from menu as opposed to 'tasting menu'.

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