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
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.
We hadn't been to Charcoal in awhile, an ...
We hadn't been to Charcoal in awhile, and we were pleasantly surprised to see new and interesting items on the menu. Charcoal has excellent chefs who seem to take pride in their cooking and their presentation. The appetizers we chose were amazing, and both contained items that were in season--asparagus , peas, pea chutes, green beans--all included in creative dressings. My husband and I both chose halibut for our entrees. It was out of this world--crispy on the outside, yet moist on the inside. It was cooked to perfection.
Now, one of the chefs makes homemade ice cream, and tonight it was blueberry pie ice cream. To die for!
So honesty is best policy. The appetizer ...
So honesty is best policy. The appetizers were good (especially the octopus). green beans with hummus and the devil ham appetizer were solid but overpriced. I had Korean Chicken ( spicy as I was told) but all that accompanied it were pickles and greens. Very uneventful. Someone mentioned they thought it was a little pricey and now I have to agree. I mean- that's it.
The pasta dish- (carbonara )was good according to my spouse. My daughter had butternut bolognese and it was also good. Just not WOW-. Lastly the ambiance was very minimal and it felt like we were in an American legion hall- not a restaurant. I am surprised people liked it so much as they stated on here.
Loved every bite!
My friends and I come here at least once a month, grab the corner table, with a beautiful view of the river flowing by. We love food. We love to share. And Charcoal is where we can do a lot of tastings, and even go for a second round of our favorite dish(es).
Don't forget to get an order of bread. I would love to know how they bake it so perfectly. I always want more, but am reminded to save room for the rest of my tastings.
And you need to leave room for dessert. Their freshly made, hot out of the oven donuts, with caramel drizzle....Oh so Heavenly Good!
I wanted to keep Charcoal a secret, but I rave to everyone about the great food - so of course all my friends come here, too.
And the menu changes, seasonally. So if you like something, go back often, and enjoy it all over again!
An amazing meal. Incredible view, excell ...
An amazing meal. Incredible view, excellence in every dish. Octopus, Beef Tartare, and dessert donuts were out of this world in terms of freshness and delicate balance. Can't recommend more highly, which is rare since I have generally been disappointed by restaurants in the Philadelphia area compared to NYC.
Dining on the River
This is a neighborhood spot that I usually save for visiting out-of-towners to introduce them to Yardley. We happened to be eating during a horrendous rain storm which made things exciting overlooking the river.
The food was good as usual and service fine.
Great good. Known for steaks. And, it ...
Great good. Known for steaks. And, it is BYOB. But there are a few obnoxious issues. First the parking is really tight. I mean tight. Second, this restaurant sells you bread and butter. The problem is if I'm going to be forced to buy it, it better have come straight from the oven and the butter better not be ShopRite brand. Unfortunately, on several trips here, the bread was cold and burned.
I had an amazing time with my good frien ...
I had an amazing time with my good friend! We got a bottle of Prosecco enjoyed every dish that came out. The waiter was very attentive. We requested to sit by the window so that we can enjoy the DE river view. I would recommend this place to anyone.
This a great spot for foodies. Everythin ...
This a great spot for foodies. Everything is prepared with such care and it shows. The flavors are well developed and the plating is creative. Do not miss the opportunity to sample the house made bread. Yes, it's an additional $5, but believe me, it's worth every penny! And don't get me started on the donuts! If you enjoy culinary creativity and a friendly and unpretentious environment, this is your spot.
This was my second time at Charcoal BYOB ...
This was my second time at Charcoal BYOB, and I enjoyed it yet again! I like the small plates on the menu, but there are full entrees, if that is what you prefer. The chef specializes in putting different flavors together, and the menu changes frequently. The wait staff is great - very relaxed, yet attentive enough. We didn't feel rushed in any way.
Charcoal BYOB, Worth a Trip
Once a neighborhood favorite, now a 45-minute drive, Charcoal BYOB is always worth the trip. Jared's bread is amazing and its hard to limit ourselves to one slice in order to enjoy the rest of the menu. The menu changes often enough to make it worth visiting often and the house made pastas are outstanding. The guys have a deft hand with vegetables and often pair them with sauces and fresh herbs to great effect. We like to get the bread, a couple of starters, and share some pastas and an entree. Definitely save room for dessert. They are all delicious. The budino is an amazing and unusual layered parfait that you won't want to miss.
Service was a bit slow, but friendly. T ...
Service was a bit slow, but friendly. The app and pasta dish were very good. But the steak was small and over priced. This is the second time we were disappointed with the red meat. We would go back but not for meat.
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