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“Lovely Setting”

Charcoal Steak's 'n Things
Ranked #9 of 49 Restaurants in Yardley
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Nice breakfast in a lovely setting.
Food was very good. The schnitzel and eggs special was decent. I wish I could say great but the schnitzel was more a breaded pork chop and a bit bland for my taste.
Potatoes quite good. Everyone in my party enjoyed their meals. Cappuccino very good.

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

I've been going to Charcoal now for almost 2 years, and I've neglected sharing my thoughts. Charcoal is not cheap when compared to other "chains" which is most of what is found in the area, but they use mostly fresh, local ingredients (Griggstown Chicken) to highlight the imagination of the two guys (Brothers I believe) that run the kitchen here after dark. Very few outside of the big city can manage ingredients like Octopus, Duck, Kohlrabi, and a host of imaginative pasta dishes in small or large portions.

The joy of this restaurant is that they try new things with their menu based on what they can find from month to month and season to season. Whatever form they make the Griggstown Chicken in is usually a must get for me, and yes due to the nature of how they experiment, sometimes a dish may miss on some people's palates (Korean BBQ was a delicious crying from the heat experience), but overall these chefs care about making something with flavor.

Iv'e seen a lot of reviews that talk about Charcoal's price. I guess the only thing I can say to that is that they've likely never eaten in quality restaurants in New York, Philly, or any number of cities around the world. This is not the Ground Round. Maybe folks are confused by the very down to earth service you receive, and the not stuffy air about the place. This is the food of top chef restaurants, without the bow tie waiter or the $400 bottle of wine. (yes, it is BYOB... Bring you favorite bottle of wine, or do what I do, and stop at the Vault around the corner get a Growler of Stout).

Keep in mind that this is two entirely different restaurants from morning to night. Maybe some of the reviews here speak of Breakfast and not dinner.

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2  Thank Brian C
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

Charcoal has a nice name - and it reminds me of Char, another over-priced restaurant that has the audacity to charge for something that should be included in the price of your meal. For Char, it's the baked potato charge, For Charcoal, it's bread, Who charges for bread? That to me is a sign that I'm going to get ripped off. The menu is limited (one $13 salad) and the portions are small for their overly large price. The food is interesting, like quirky interesting. Not fabulous. The large, $24 plate of pasta called Gochujan Gemelli (weird, right) is one of the tastier choices (bacon bolognese), but don't plan on sharing or bringing some home.

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1  Thank Jill R
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

This restaurant, now simply named "Charcoal BYOB", sits on the bank of the Delaware River and has an outstanding view of the river. The dining room is open, spacious, and simply, but tastily, furnished. There is excellent space between tables and the noise level is low. The atmosphere is casual. During the day the restaurant serves as a diner for Breakfast and Lunch. The food and service have always been excellent. At night Charcoal becomes transformed into a fine dining restaurant. The dinner chef -- different from the day chef --changes the menu regularly, and each dish we have had (e.g., Grilled Octopus; Ink Fusilli [torn scallops, lemon pepper, basil]; Cranberry Creste De Gallo [creamy chicken, celery, walnut] Gochujang Gemelli [bacon bolognese, arugula, Parmigiano-Reggiano]; Hanger Steak) has been distinguished by both its creativity and superb taste. The dinner service has always been excellent. The prices for dinner are not inexpensive, but the value is high.

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1  Thank BillOPhilaelphiaPA
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

we go to charcoal all the time -- love it.
the only thing that changes is not the quality of the food but the cost of the food. Breakfast and Lunch very reasonable. Dinner - worth the money but pricey. Again it's about a chef who never goes wrong.

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