Charcoal BYOB

4.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
813 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
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.
What 813 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
BS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scallops were delicious and broiled to perfection. The pistachios with the green beans were a perfect pairing with the scallops. We both ate every bite!

But the best was the Granny Smith Apple Cake with Brown Butter Cake, Apple Compote, Granny Apple Sorbet and a drizzle of Raisin sauce. Oh My God!

VP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I have been to Charcoal many times over the years, but our dinner the other night was the all time best. We were celebrating a birthday and enjoying our table with a beautiful view of the river. The food was spectacular. We had a salad with roasted squash and thin sliced apples, with nuts and a dressing that was based from creme fraiche. We also had the diver scallops and were so amazed to see what a generous portion we received--so tender and delicious too. We love Charcoal!

EN
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Best meal I’ve had in a long time. High quality ingredients. BYOB is a plus.

J
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing first time visit to Charcoal for dinner. Will definitely come back!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Restaurant in Bucks County!

MA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and overall experience. I had not been here for dinner until tonight. I will definitely be back.

JB
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal! We enjoyed the cucumber salad, lobster & grits, scallops, pasta and amazing desserts. Loved it all!!
Good service and fun night was had by all. Can’t wait to return.

F
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always get the fried chicken. Everyone had a great meal. From appetizer to desert. Only thing that sort of gets to you is that they charge $5 for bread, although it is amazing. Since this is a byob, you can understand that, but, they should not charge if you want a couple of extra pieces, like two per person.
Probably my 6 th time there and will go back.

t
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are a group of mostly seniors from our church who eat lunch out once a month. This was the first time most of them ate at Charcoal, although it’s a neighborhood place for me. Everyone enjoyed everything. Only complaint, they couldn’t all see the river!
I’m sure they will want to return again and some found a new place to go themselves.

4
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I was very disappointed in my anniversary dinner at Charcoal. Since I seek out BYOB restaurants, I was happy to find another restaurant to try in my area since it had high reviews. Unfortunately, my experience did not get high reviews. I felt the menu was not a true reflection of the actual food items. Even after the server explained the food choice I was considering ordering and then did order it, it was not how the menu or server described. Also, if a restaurant is going to charge higher prices for meals I expect the meal to be flavorful and properly seasoned. I was hoping for a much better experience for our celebratory dinner.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed when I go to Charcoal BYOB. Delicious food, friendly service and fantastic ambiance. We will be back and highly recommend it whatever the occasion.

R
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat... this time it was better than ever. These guys are really on their game and we will be coming very soon!

j
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love Charcoal. The service is exceptional and the food is amazing. We were there for our anniversary and the welcome we got was awesome. Also they accommodate special dietary requirements without a fuss and without making you feel out of place or uncomfortable for asking. We highly recommend this restaurant!!!

SA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent.

D
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tasting food, great ambiance, attentive service without being overbearing. We loved dining here.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very good meal and the service was great.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, especially small plates.

JK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always great and the servers are friendly and helpful and always smiling. Not a large menu but every offering is a winner.

RB
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and consistent. And.... BYOB, what else could you ask for! A pearl

A
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consistently delish!! The octopus app and pasta are particularly tasty

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is original and fresh and always tastes great! Never had a bad meal here.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant! The food is outstanding, the staff are friendly and the ambience is lovely. Most definitely recommend.

CW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food here is EXCELLENT!!! Be aware though. It is a noisy place because it is so busy and with all the wood—wood chairs, wood floors and a big open space.

P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!!! The scallops were perfectly done, the short ribs melted in your mouth and every bite was better than the one before it! Don’t get me started on the doughnut, heaven!

k
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

If this is your first visit, don’t ignore the bread appetizer. The best sourdough bread that I ever had. A little pricey and not a lot of choices, but I consider the small menu a plus. My wife is a little picky and had a hard time picking but did enjoy her meal as I did.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal seasonal dishes keep us coming back to Charcoal. The food continues to be comforting yet increasingly elevated. For a neighborhood spot it’s absolutely the best not-so hidden gem, great for casual Friday nights we don’t want to cook but fancy enough to feel special celebrating an occasion.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Charcoal from beginning to end! The ambiance is superb, romantic if you will. Scenic, peaceful views just about anywhere you sit. Food is divine! Shrimp and grits is my favorite and the braised short rib, my honey fave, is out of this world! Melt in your mouth! The service was good overall also and waitresses can be very helpful describing each plate and or suggesting. 10/10 Always recommend!

p
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't beat the ambiance and views of the Delaware River. Had 7 PM reservation, had to wait 20-25 mins to be seated. Once seated service was immediate, appetizers ordered and brought right away. Bread is amazing. The Grilled octopus was delicious but a bit on the skimpy side. The 2 pastas (Fermented Lemon & Ink Fusilli and Rye Radiatori) unusual and very delicious! The Seared Duck was so flavorful, tender and cooked to perfection.

SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although the menu is somewhat limited, it is a great dining experience. If you have room for dessert, the donuts are worth the binge!

VP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charcoal is a favorite spot in Yardley, PA, overlooking the river. It's a very special place in every way. And I try to go at least every couple of months.

m
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The scallops have returned to divine......! I love Charcoal. Looking forward to next time in a big way.

CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal! Beautiful, relaxing atmosphere👍

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time here! It’s our favorite date night place.

LS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrate every significant event in our family at Charcoal. Our 29th anniversary dinner was outstanding! Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. The food was spectacular. The only time I ever order duck breast is at Charcoal. It is always cooked to perfection. His time, it was paired with roasted asparagus and gnocchi; topped with a butter-herb sauce. The gnocchi were sublime....and I’m convinced that the butter they use has other-worldly properties. It was a magical dining experience.

C
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience

E
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was impeccable at Charcoal. From the bread to the cucumber salad to the fermented lemon and ink fusilli to the donuts, it was all over the top delicious!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the food to the waitstaff was great. We will definitely be going back.

M
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the bread! Love the food! Love the donuts! The best duck I've ever tasted. Great views and lovely ambiance.

T
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Octopus has returned to the menu and was super with the spicy pepper marmalade, Meyer lemon and ago blanco. Other great new additions were the shisito peppers in green peppercorn marmalade and the beet spaetzle. The hot chicken is always delicious, as are the duck breast and diver scallops! Love this restaurant!

W
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very fresh and good

1
2
3
21

Tweets by Charcoal BYOB