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
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, View, Wheelchair Access
Charcoal BYOB Ratings and Reviews
Nice view, ambience, but food is incredibly salty. Also menu is nothing like it indicates online. Only three entries, no "normal salad", kale salad left a lot to be desired. Hanger steak had so many different spices on it you didn't know what you were eating. People were very friendly, service good, but eat before you go.
We had gone several times for breakfast, which is always excellent. We decided one night to try dinner. We were not disappointed. They offer a small menu, and most of the offerings come in small plate or entree sizes. The Griggstown fried chicken was unbelievably moist and tasty. We will definitely go back for dinner. And will definitely try their lunch menu as well.
We were not rushed. Service was attentive but not pushy. Limited menu was refreshing, allowing us to enjoy our conversation without needing to "study" the menu. Meals smallish but delicious. Surprisingly pleasantly quiet space. Would definitely return and recommend.
The food was very good. It is a little pricy for the kind of place it is. You have to pay for bread. I thought that was strange. Everything is Ala Carte. You can order small plates here which is nice, but the regular sized entrees weren't quite enough. I had Salmon that was amazing, but it came with Kale and Cauliflower and there were about 3 pieces of each.
Four of us drive to Charcoal following an afternoon opera at the Met in NYC. We has a great table with views of the Delaware. Brought some nice wines. But the star of the evening was the delicious, well prepared dishes. The bread, the octopus, the old bay gnocchi, the trenne pasta, the Korean fried chicken and many other dishes that we shared were all fabulous. Can't wait for our next visit.
Everything was so delicious! Brussel sprout appetizer, house made pasta dishes, Korean chicken, kung pao pork and don't even get me started on the desserts! Make sure to save room for dessert. We got a few for the table and I seriously couldn't pick a fav!! Homemade donut with caramel sauce, lemon curd dessert, chocolate and caramel covered rice crispy bar. Mmmm.
Another awesome meal. The brussels sprouts were tasty and the A1 pasta and chicken with marsala (and other ingredients) pasta were also delicious. Entrees of salmon, steak, and Kung Pao pork were well spiced and accompanied by great veggies. Two new desserts - tiramisu truffles and a lemon curd were great to have with the traditional donuts. It was fun to introduce friends to this fantastic dining experience. The third bell from Inquirer food critic Craig LaBan is well-deserved.
Outstanding food experience--loved everything--2 of us shared 1 app, 1 pasta full dish and 1 main course (had leftovers) and 1 dessert for a very reasonable price. They even printed Happy Birthday on our menus!! BYOB makes it even a better value. Highly recommended!
I guess it was an OFF night!
We haven't been here for dinner recently; but have eaten lunch several times in the past month and loved it.
So not sure what happened but...
Service--the server was pleasant but inattentive and perhaps inexperienced.
Very limited menu-no specials; no soups.
Food took a fairly long time to come out -- our server should have checked in with us and told us what was happening.
However, the food was really good and well prepared. We didn't love the sriracha pasta--too bland for our tastes but all was fresh and clearly made to order.
Will def be back for lunch.
Might consider dinner on a weekend night to see if this was an aberration but for close to $200 for 4 people including tip we feel that we were let down this time.
Great night for a special occasion. Melissa made sure it was a special night. The trout beignets should be named a national treasure, and few can cook and present octopus the way the chefs can. The pastas distinguished themselves as usual, as did the desserts, including their new cannoli bites.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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