About Charcoal BYOB
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.
Contemporary American, American, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Tuesday - Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, View, Wheelchair Access
Charcoal BYOB Ratings and Reviews
Charcoal is one of our favorite restaura ...
Charcoal is one of our favorite restaurants. It never disappoints. The menu is always changing--even mainstays get updated seasonal treatments. We had another great meal with friends. It won't be long before we go back.
Very good appetizer and pasta dishes. T ...
Very good appetizer and pasta dishes. The artisanal bread is great and worth the $5 fee. Place was unusually loud for a Friday night, as one party in the dining room was more or less out of control and changed the usual atmosphere (friendly, mellow, populated with foodies) into something more befitting of a crowd watching an Eagles' game. That turned what should have been a warm, mellow night into a night where we could not wait to get out of there.
While the limited menu presents challeng ...
While the limited menu presents challenges, Charcoal is a wonderful place. Rigatoni app with meatloaf was spot on. Mini glitch with pork chop (cured with another 5 minutes under heat) was not a problem as it still was moist and flavorful. Griggstown Korean Fried Chicken has a big layer of hot sauce and it was HOT even to one who believes it can never be to hot. Best part of a wonderful restaurant is the staff and Hannah was great.
Charcoal has a limited menu but what we ...
Charcoal has a limited menu but what we had was excellent. The restaurant is kind of small but the food was terrific. Most of the menu has sort of unusual dishes that you don't see at other restaurants. We had the brussel sprouts and octopus appetizers and they were delicious. For dinner, three of us had the worcestershire fusilli with chicken and one had pork chop. Everyone raved about their meal but don't forget about the dessert. The brioche donuts is to die for. Reservations fill up fast!
Always a great food experience but notic ...
Always a great food experience but noticed that we had not been there for a few years and the prices for the entrees were very high. I ordered the steak entree and it cost $47 like the price of a high end steak house. It is a good restaurant but not at Philadelphia city price.
Great food, friendly and efficient servi ...
Great food, friendly and efficient service, soothing decor, beautiful river view (although wish there weren't so many spiders on the outside of the windows - a coincidental Halloween touch, I guess :-)). Especially loved the trout beignets. Appreciate the availability of half portions of pasta dishes.
We will return. Thank you!
An excellent meal as always. I had the ...
An excellent meal as always. I had the Smoked Trout Beignets which were quite amazing, and the Potato Pierogi Au Poivre with mustard, braised oxtail. The flavor was out of this world. And for desert the Polenta Budino chocolate mousse, walnuts, smoked salt - heaven in a mason jar.
Charcoal is great for breakfast and dinn ...
Charcoal is great for breakfast and dinner is absolutely phenomenal. The chef is innovative, daring, and unafraid to put a menu out there with unexpected, flavorful ingredients. If your looking for a top notch meal, look no further. He's best in Yardley and the restaurant is BYOB. Truly an exceptional meal.
BYOB, Good food, very compact menu, not ...
BYOB, Good food, very compact menu, not many choices. No bread at the table, but they sell a large portion for $5 that looks awesome. Bass was mushy, small plates. Korean chicken was great, a tad spicy. Doughnuts are FANTASTIC. A little expensive. Service is so-so, difficult to find out who is a server since they don't have an uniform or an apron to differentiate from guests
Overall I had a great experience at this ...
Overall I had a great experience at this place. The food was very good, our table view overlooking the Delaware River was even better, the only criticism I would have is that they have better signage for the main entrance. I walked around the entire building before I realized that you needed to walk up a set of stairs to the restaurant located on the second floor.
Now that I know where their main entrance is, I can't wait to return and to try out a new dish.
The chefs excelled tonight. Trout rille ...
The chefs excelled tonight. Trout rillet beignets were probably the best appetizers I have had at Charcoal. Octopus, Worcestershire chicken pasta and bass were superb. View of river during sunset and their wonderful chocolate budino dessert were a wonderful finish to the night. Great experience.
Been here many times for breakfast over ...
Been here many times for breakfast over the years and decided to go for dinner. Very interesting and different menu with a fairly small selection. Food was simply great. From beginning to end, everything was terrific. Service was very good as well. Very pleasantly surprised and will definitely go back.
Best food in Mercer and Bucks Counties! ...
Best food in Mercer and Bucks Counties! Creative menu using fresh ingredients in novel ways. Plenty of selection for all types of food preferences if you are seeking the sublime use of local vegetables, fruits and meats. Great service that is both professional and relaxed. Beautiful views of the Delaware, especially at sunset with a changing degree of light over the course of dinner.
Even though the dishes are served family ...
Even though the dishes are served family style, it's always hard to choose just a few! Highlights of my most recent trip include the poke and cacio e pepe. The yoghurt panna cotta, with its boozy granota, is a nice addition to the dessert menu.
My hubby & I finally got a babysitter an ...
My hubby & I finally got a babysitter and were able to come out and have a fabulous meal! We were those annoying 9pm late-night reservations but still got a warm and friendly welcome and excellent service! We had a nice bottle of wine, the best table in the house (right by the window, plenty of room) and our server gave us plenty of time to relax and enjoy our meal. We started out with the octopus and scallop apps...and they were both so good!!! We also ordered the $5 bread & butter...totally worth it! (Especially because you use it to wipe us the leftover sauce from the 2 apps!!!)
Our server told us all about the pastas which all sounded awesome, so we decided to do a pasta course and I'm telling you, they were the best homemade pasta dished we've ever had!!!! The small size is perfect for a second course. We had the one with butter & cheese and the other one had a smokey tomato sauce on it. Sooooo amazingly yummy!!!!
We then ordered a 3rd course (I told you, we were those annoying late night people...sorry, we just never get out anymore!!!) and my husband had the fried chicken and I went for the steak tartare app since I wanted to try it and I was getting full. Again, both meals were spot on! We practically licked the plates!
We finished the night with the chocolate mouse dessert and it was the perfect mix of sweet and salty and went very well with my last mouthful of Malbec.
So long story short, (too late!)...we thoroughly enjoyed our 4 course meal/ date night. The food was out of this world (kudos to the kitchen! You guys rock!) And the service was friendly, warm, efficient, not rushed and basically awesome! I would recommend this place to my friends and family in a heartbeat! (Already have, actually!)
Thank you for a great night!!!
ps...other great things- it's a BYOB, so that is great! It has parking, also great!
Cool place with nice view of river. Kind ...
Cool place with nice view of river. Kinda casual. Small menu but interesting mix of items. Tried the octopuss for 1st time and loved it! Pasta wonderful. Melissa was excellent server, smiling, friendly, there exactly when we needed her. Love it's BYOB. Will visit again.
Charcoal continues to impress us with th ...
Charcoal continues to impress us with their delicious food, beautiful presentation, and attentive service. They've been our "go to" restaurant for many years, and are always recommending them to friends. Their pastas, small plates, and of course doughnuts are always crowd pleasers, and I can't wait until our next breakfast/lunch/dinner there.
My fiancee and I ate at Charcoal last we ...
My fiancee and I ate at Charcoal last wee and were very disappointed. We stated with the garden salad which was barely dressed. For appetizers we shared two pasta dishes, bolognese with a heavy fennel-like flavor and a Cacio e Pepe that didn't have much flavor. Finally, we shared a rib-eye that was cooked perfectly but completely unseasoned and for the price, was much too small. I commented during dinner that for the same price, I can get a nice rib eye at Benjamin's in NYC. Overall, we were very disappointed by the meal.
I have had the good fortune to visit fin ...
I have had the good fortune to visit fine dining restaurants in the US, Europe and Asia. Charcoal is one of the most creative culinary experiences I have found, given it is not located in a major metropolitan area. My son is a classic chef and I couldn't wait to tell him of the unique dishes and taste combinations. I would strongly recommend Charcoal to any "foodie" or anyone seeking a quality cuisine with seasonal ingredients at a fair price. I understand that Charcoal and its chefs have received top reviews by recognized food critics. It is truly a restaurant for a very special dining occasion or regular outing.
Great mid-week date night Great time on ...
Great mid-week date night
Great time on a weekday summer evening. Great view of the Delaware, friendly service, wonderful calamari, a soft shell crab special and the Korean fried chicken. Charcoal continues to innovate and deliver.
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