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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.
Yardley, PA 19067
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
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, View, Wheelchair Access
Charcoal BYOB Ratings and Reviews
Their homemade bread is absolutely the best, crunchy crust and soft inside. I had the grilled swordfish with summer vegetable chow-chow, green peppercorn caramel sauce. It was delicious, great blend of flavors. For dessert we shared the Brioche Doughnut, it doesn't disappoint.
A very solid meal with generous portions and a nice casual BYO ambiance. However, if you need gluten free dishes for medical reasons (Celiac disease) I would caution you about eating here. When I called in advance to ask if they could safely accommodate my wife's needs, they told me that the kitchen and entire staff was knowledgeable and well trained. When we went to order and my wife asked about their gluten free pasta dishes, the server said that the chef cares so much about safe eating that he breaks down the pasta machine weekly to clean it before making his GF free pasta. Well as anyone with Celiac will know, gluten just doesn't wash away, so you cannot cross use equipment. You need separate equipment and sure enough, my wife didn't feel very well after dinner and believes she was gluttoned here. Too bad. We might have become regulars.
Charcoal is a favorite for us. Small restaurant, friendly staff, casual and, above all, great food. The menu is locally sourced and creative. We always order the grilled octopus and the pierogies when they are on the menu. Their local Griggstown chicken is always a winner. Dessert is always great and you must try the donuts--they are the best.
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Charcoal. Our daughter has raved about it, plus gave us a generous gift card, which we used and had her and her boyfriend join us. If the food was merely average, it would be worth the visit for the wonderful view of the river; we were gifted this night with a lovely double rainbow. But the food was well above average, in fact, it was excellent. Our waitress, Jill, added immensely to our enjoyment with her pleasant demeanor, patience in answering our questions, and "inside tips" on the items we were trying to choose from. The only minor suggestion I would make is to have a few more entree choices--four is unusually low. Overall it was a memorable evening and we are already looking forward to our next visit, probably for breakfast. When I mentioned we'd gone to Charcoal to our gourmet cook friend, he didn't miss a beat: "I love that place!' And now so do we.
Heard good things about Charcoal, but I was disappointed. Thought the lunch menu was not inventive, but figured the food itself would be stellar. Well, it was really nothing special. I've had a better sandwich at a deli. Might try it for dinner, but won't be rushing to do so.
A table with energetic young children next to us made the first part of our meal a bit noisy, but once they left, the noise was much reduced. Not the restaurant's fault they were noisy, but perhaps don't sit what is clearly a business group next to a table like this.
Also, the waitress left the check, but didn't think to tell us to pay at the register. So, we sat for an extended period waiting for her to return to get my credit card.
I had the ink shrimp so flavorful!
I tasted the chicken with pickles --delicious.
The bread was fabulous but you had to pay five bucks for it, which is odd. But I would order it again.
It was a little pricey, but I would return!!
We had a great evening
Another great dinner! Loved pineapple with the octopus. Cucumber and blueberry salad was a tasty combination. Lemon sauce on the salmon worked well. Hanger steak was perfectly cooked. It's great how the menu changes to reflect the availability of seasonal ingredient. Pastas are always delicious. This is my go to restaurant.
We had a wonderful dinner at Charcoal BYOB. The view of the river was beautiful and the restaurant was very pleasant. The staff was very friendly and attentive as well. Two of our friends were vegetarian and asked the chef to prepare a pasta dish for them. They were not disappointed! Will definitely return again!
The food is creative and delicious and you can't beat the river view. And of course, the unbeatable bread that cannot be resisted; dense and moist with a charcoal like crust which is unbelievably baked on the premises. I love dessert too; those hot brioche donuts are to die for but you can't miss that budino mouse dessert in a jar with polenta and crispy walnuts! I don't want the word to spread too far; want to keep the place to myself :)
We had an excellent meal at Charcoal. The chefs continue to innovate and execute. The bread and butter are unique and a must. The pasta dishes are clever -- the soft shell crab meal is a great seasonal dish. The polenta budino is a bellwether and never disappoints. The only caution is that the menu can be pricey for the size of the portions, particularly the appetizers. So, if you want fine dining and unique cuisine, Charcoal is one of the best, if not the best, places in Bucks County. If you want more volume (and less finesse), you can find cheaper alternatives.
Best restaurant in Bucks County. Food looks deceivingly simple but has some of the best flavor profiles I have eaten anywhere within the US. Highly recommend starting with their charred fresh baked bread and ending the meal with their creamy donuts. Both are unbelievable and have to be tasted to understand my enthusiasm.
This was the second time my husband and I had a date night at Charcoal and it was delicious. The grilled octopus was amazing and we shared the fusilli and the friend chicken and brother were excellent. Unlike our first visit, this time we had a table by the window and it was very nice.
If the service were better, I would give this place 5 stars, however it was clear that they are stronger in back of house, rather than the front. Our server had only fair knowledge of the menu and the preparations, in addition, when our appetizers took 40mins to come, she seemed unphased by it, saying that's just they way they group things in the kitchen. Thanks god the food was good when it came out! We went on a Saturday night, it was busy, but not crazy. I think they need a floor manager to oversee the service. Beautiful view of the river...we'll give it another try!
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