Charcoal BYOB

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903 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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MS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is unreal good. The food is creative and always special. This is the second visit and I must say they continue to surprise me. What is so good for me is the Chef's ability to merge complex flavors into something that is just mind-blowing good. I highly recommend this place for dinner. I cannot say enough about how good the food is and I promise you a wonderful overall experience.

LS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charcoal is our favorite dining spot in Bucks County. All 5 of us sat right by the window so we enjoyed watching the Delaware River during our dinner.

Everything was wonderful (as usual). We enjoyed bread for the table, small-plate pasta appetizers and Brussel sprout appetizers. Our entries included short rib, duck breast, chicken a mind dumplings, and rigatoni. All you could hear at the table was purring during the meal! We topped off dinner with signature donuts and caramel and chess pie. Outstanding as usual!

k
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit. It was my husband's birthday. I ordered the octopus on recommendation and it was very good. We also had shrimp fra diavolo, and OMG brussels sprouts that I will dream about. Main dishes were scallops and braise short rib. Both were fantastic. Dessert - donut sundae. Will go again.

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food never disappoints, the duck and short rib were superb, quite creative while delivering consistent quality. Service is good, but noise level was high, the parking is horrible, get there early in case you can’t get parking at the restaurant, you may have to walk a bit.
Nonetheless, get to Charcoal, you'll be glad you went!

J
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go-to BYOB for great views, great food and the best service. Kim, Jill, Dallas are attentive and offer the best descriptions of new menu items. To our fellow diners: stop with the flashlights to read a menu and dude, take the baseball hat off in a great restaurants.

JW
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our dinner at Charcoal contained creative ingredients, was beautifully presented, and quite delicious.
The shishito pepper appetizer had a sweet sauce that complemented the slight spiciness of the peppers.
The outstanding dish of the evening was the duck...a sizable serving and one of the most flavorful duck breasts of any we had ever eaten. Our only regret is that we did not have time to stay for dessert. Overall, an extremely delightful experience we hope to have again.

a
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was the first time for our friends and they thought the food was wonderful. As always my husband and I have our favorites...so good.

JT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food made with care, quality and style. Charcoal is terrific.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, atmosphere is ok, service was great.

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous brunch. The Pancakes are the BEST I’ve ever had. Everything else was great too! We’ll be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit-it was great! Party of 10 and service was wonderful. Food delish!!

KP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charcoal BYOB is gourmet style eating in a small town. Always a great dining experience. Our favorite restaurant in Yardley.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Atmosphere is okay, would have been nice to sit next to the window, considering it was requested. Food is nicely presented. Unique flavors, however I’d appreciate at least a couple more options.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing and comes at a great price! Perfect place for date night.

SS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual

A
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charcoal is consistently fabulous which is hard to do. From the grilled octopus app to the short ribs to the donut dessert...simply delicious and well-prepared.

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The best food in the area! Creative, delicious, happy feelings from all who work there. Love the new things on the menu (Brussel Sprouts, Shrimp N Grits) and the never fail donuts! Wish the noise factor was better when it gets crowded but everything else matters so much more!

D
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Location and food keep this a busy place in spite of the diner type decor and slipshod service. BYOB is a great feature.

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good especially charcoal baked bread and butter, pot pie, brioche cinnamon doughnuts, and soft-serve ice cream with doughnut.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive staff. Love!

JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and tasty food, and also very child friendly.

A
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charcoal BYOB is on point every time...from service to food and everything in between. The grilled octopus and short ribs are particularly delicious, and save room for the donut dessert...OMG

C
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful view of the river. Our server was great. Our 2nd time and we will keep coming back.

J
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome as usual. Can't match taste of the beet spaetzle and the amazing short rib. Jill made the night special for us and promised to bring back the pierogis to the menu.

LS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server Anthony was wonderful. The food was amazing.

j
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Very limited and unusual menu. I would consider us foodies , like everything and eat out 3x weekly, actually considered leaving after reading the menu. Shrimp and Grits tasteless and cold. chicken and dumplings had good flavor but the chicken tasted old and reheated, again not hot. Noodle dish was very good with lots of flavors. Probably won’t go back

B
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We were a party of 7 and the food was great. However, we were there for two hours which is in exceptionally long time for lunch.

p
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Bucks County! Always a good meal at Charcoal! From appetizers to dessert, consistently great.

AC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing! Love the new pasta additions (Chicken Pot Pie and Dan Dan) and Brussels sprouts are best we’ve EVER had. Seriously. Anthony is very hospitable, makes us feel at home. Can’t wait until our next dining experience here!

J
Birmingham
25 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, excellent service -- but not rushing us. A really solid meal. We shared the brussel sprouts app which was fantastic (even to the one who wasn't sure if he liked sprouts) and the chicken and dumplings which was equally good and not heavy for a starter. The duck was my main course, delicious!

CM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’m a local and it’s always a nice experience.

J
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic dinner experience at Charcoal. Shrimp & grits for starter and then Beef Short Rib that cut with a fork and the ever tasty Rye Radiatori. Great service by Cindy, Dallas, Anthony and Jill. They are the best at recommending dishes, describing ingredients and service. Please bring back Pierogi!!

MC
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Anthony provides excellent service. Views are lovely.

EM
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, but the service was a bit odd. We were approached within a minute of being seated to take our order - we weren’t ready (obviously). Literally about 2 minutes later, another server approached us to see if we were ready to order. We were not. Food was great, then we were presented with our check, but not told to take it to the cashier, so we finally figured it out after about 15 minutes of waiting, while we saw our servers eating their lunch in another section of the restaurant! Lol! Overall, good food...I recommend.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and our server was fantastic, just the right amount of attention.

KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but the prices are a little on the high side. Good knowledgeable staff serving and pleasant atmosphere. Would recommend, just be prepared to spend a good bit on your evening out.

BD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chefs at Charcoal are innovative and creative. We have never been disappointed with a meal. Really excellent.

SD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have come to Charcoal for two of our most recent business meals and it has provided the perfect atmosphere for productive and comfortable casual conversations alongside delicious food for all involved.

b
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food. All four of us immensely enjoyed our apps and entrees.

BC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had just an amazing dinner. Everything we all got was super tasty - peppers, squid, scallops, short ribs, pasta.... and of course the donut. All fantastic!! BYOB and enjoy the treasure that is Charcoal.

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