Charcoal Steak's 'n Things

★★★★☆
  • 11 S Delaware Ave

    Yardley, PA 19067

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  • 215-493-6394

About Charcoal Steak's 'n Things

Hours
Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Sun. 7am - 8:30pm

Food

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Let me start by saying, the tranquil views of the Delaware river framed out by this bistro are breathtaking. I brought my favorite bottle of wine and I am ready to have an excellent steak.

My dining partner and I make some well informed dining decisions with a little bit of guidance from our server.
We went for the appetizer special- crab and lobster salad and a grilled romaine salad, we do sharesies of course. What an amazing flavor combo- the seafood salad was perfection!! Tender pieces of crab and lobster tossed lightly with parsley, freshly snipped chives lemon and celery, these succent bits were placed in some lemon flowers and were an excellent accompaniment with the smokey, crisp lightly dressed grilled romaine. We enjoyed the seafood so well, we ordered a second. (shh! we needed to try it without the romaine)

For our main meal I chose the 14oz strip steak medium rare with Charcoal's homemade mashed potatoes and a saute of mushrooms and onions. Partner ordered the Halibut special panseared and over a small arugula with a little herbed rissoto and a side of bacon braised brussel sprouts.

I will start with the honest assessment- best steak I ever had- barr none. It was heavily portioned, juicy seasoned and cooked to perfection. The accompaniments only added to my satisfaction.

Sharesies always = partners dish was delish, a nice carmelized sear on the halibut, white, meaty and moist inside- the arugula was wilted perfectly with the vinaigrette and warm juices from the halibut and the risotto perfectly creamy with a little parmesan and fresh chives. I do wonder what they do to those brussel sprouts to make them taste so good... I think it is the smoked bacon...

We skip coffee and discuss dessert.

I get the warm chocolate bouchons with homemade cherry sorbet. Counterpart goes for the textures of chocolate with pineapple and banana sorbets.

When I cut into my warm and chewy brownie looking cake- I was surprise to see a slow puddle of warm chocolate come out of the little parcel!! The warmth of the chocolate and the bright cold of that sweet and tart sorbet- sublime.

Now my table partner's dessert? Amazing!! A large piece of chocolate ganache surrounded by banana sorbet, pineapple sorbet, carmel sauce, peanutbutter powder, chocolate tuile cookie and fresh banana. This dessert is about finding as many flavor combinations as you can. Peanut butter and chocolate, banana and chocolate, pineapple and chocolate, pineapple and peanutbutter... true genius.

Zen decore, relaxed setting, good service this eatery is on my list for seconds-

perhaps for lunch next time...

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★★★★★

Let me start by saying, the tranquil views of the Delaware river framed out by this bistro are breathtaking. I brought my favorite bottle of wine and I am ready to have an excellent steak.

My dining partner and I make some well informed dining decisions with a little bit of guidance from our server.
We went for the appetizer special- crab and lobster salad and a grilled romaine salad, we do sharesies of course. What an amazing flavor combo- the seafood salad was perfection!! Tender pieces of crab and lobster tossed lightly with parsley, freshly snipped chives lemon and celery, these succent bits were placed in some lemon flowers and were an excellent accompaniment with the smokey, crisp lightly dressed grilled romaine. We enjoyed the seafood so well, we ordered a second. (shh! we needed to try it without the romaine)

For our main meal I chose the 14oz strip steak medium rare with Charcoal's homemade mashed potatoes and a saute of mushrooms and onions. Partner ordered the Halibut special panseared and over a small arugula with a little herbed rissoto and a side of bacon braised brussel sprouts.

I will start with the honest assessment- best steak I ever had- barr none. It was heavily portioned, juicy seasoned and cooked to perfection. The accompaniments only added to my satisfaction.

Sharesies always = partners dish was delish, a nice carmelized sear on the halibut, white, meaty and moist inside- the arugula was wilted perfectly with the vinaigrette and warm juices from the halibut and the risotto perfectly creamy with a little parmesan and fresh chives. I do wonder what they do to those brussel sprouts to make them taste so good... I think it is the smoked bacon...

We skip coffee and discuss dessert.

I get the warm chocolate bouchons with homemade cherry sorbet. Counterpart goes for the textures of chocolate with pineapple and banana sorbets.

When I cut into my warm and chewy brownie looking cake- I was surprise to see a slow puddle of warm chocolate come out of the little parcel!! The warmth of the chocolate and the bright cold of that sweet and tart sorbet- sublime.

Now my table partner's dessert? Amazing!! A large piece of chocolate ganache surrounded by banana sorbet, pineapple sorbet, carmel sauce, peanutbutter powder, chocolate tuile cookie and fresh banana. This dessert is about finding as many flavor combinations as you can. Peanut butter and chocolate, banana and chocolate, pineapple and chocolate, pineapple and peanutbutter... true genius.

Zen decore, relaxed setting, good service this eatery is on my list for seconds-

perhaps for lunch next time...

Pros: Extraordinary views of Delaware River, friendly staff

Cons: I'll get back to you on that after my next visit.

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It's so nice to have a place like charcoal so close. I have always gone for breakfast & lunch, recently tried dinner for the first time and had all my expectations far surpassed.The cuisine was that of a big city restaurant, but with that small town feel, and of course the scenic view. Our server suggested the skate & filet medallions, They were both amazing, particularly the skate. Make sure to save room for the homemade desserts! we had the meyer lemon & blueberry sorbet with spun sugar, soo good!

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★★★★★

It's so nice to have a place like charcoal so close. I have always gone for breakfast & lunch, recently tried dinner for the first time and had all my expectations far surpassed.The cuisine was that of a big city restaurant, but with that small town feel, and of course the scenic view. Our server suggested the skate & filet medallions, They were both amazing, particularly the skate. Make sure to save room for the homemade desserts! we had the meyer lemon & blueberry sorbet with spun sugar, soo good!

Pros: cuisine

Cons: closes too early

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One of our favorites for a weekend breakfast, or a lunch with a view of the river. The food is fresh and delicious. The service is always great. The new upstairs view since the renovation is beautiful.

5
★★★★★

One of our favorites for a weekend breakfast, or a lunch with a view of the river. The food is fresh and delicious. The service is always great. The new upstairs view since the renovation is beautiful.

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There's not a whole lot of steak restaurants that have good steaks and are reasonably priced, but Steak n' Things is an exception. The restaurant itself is cute, right next to the river, and has a great view. The steaks are delicious, the sides are good, and the servers are friendly. I'd give it five stars, but they do close really early-- I believe it's 9pm on a Friday? Just wish they were open just a bit later.

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★★★☆☆

There's not a whole lot of steak restaurants that have good steaks and are reasonably priced, but Steak n' Things is an exception. The restaurant itself is cute, right next to the river, and has a great view. The steaks are delicious, the sides are good, and the servers are friendly. I'd give it five stars, but they do close really early-- I believe it's 9pm on a Friday? Just wish they were open just a bit later.

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Cosy restaurant by the Delaware with a great view of the river. The breakfast food has always been good and plentiful. Staff goes out of their way to make you comfortable. They keep special condiments that the 'regulars' bring in.

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★★★★☆

Cosy restaurant by the Delaware with a great view of the river. The breakfast food has always been good and plentiful. Staff goes out of their way to make you comfortable. They keep special condiments that the 'regulars' bring in.

Pros: Great eggs and pancakes with a view

Cons: Not fond of the coffee

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Been there a ton of times in the old building and new; and have no complaints. The 2 negative complaints posted on this site must be from employees from one of the other local restaurants set out to once again sabatoge this local business reputation.

Try it yourself and see if you like it. If its so bad, why is it always busy then? duh!

Going tonight for dinner! :)

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★★★★★

Been there a ton of times in the old building and new; and have no complaints. The 2 negative complaints posted on this site must be from employees from one of the other local restaurants set out to once again sabatoge this local business reputation.

Try it yourself and see if you like it. If its so bad, why is it always busy then? duh!

Going tonight for dinner! :)

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This restaurant just reopened in May 2008 after being closed for close to 2 years after the flood. Great location (right on the Delaware River), great scenery, great food & it's BYOB. I highly recommend!

4
★★★★☆

This restaurant just reopened in May 2008 after being closed for close to 2 years after the flood. Great location (right on the Delaware River), great scenery, great food & it's BYOB. I highly recommend!

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cheap and loud music system makes for tacky, stressful diner experience not recommended

unresponsive service

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★☆☆☆☆

cheap and loud music system makes for tacky, stressful diner experience not recommended

unresponsive service

Pros: creamed beef

Cons: terrible parking, loud Jersey-diner-like atmosphere

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All the time I hear from waitresses and waiters that after working at a restaurant for a time they can't eat there because they've eaten and smelled the food too much and are turned off merely at the smell of the restaurant's food. I had the opposite reaction to working at Charcoal Steaks. I got a job there because I loved the food and friendly people so much. Now, two years later, I live an hour away and miss the delicious home-cooked food. If you're looking for a fancy restaurant with tasteless overpriced food, try the Yardley Inn two buildings down. I'll drive the hour to go to Charcoal for a good meal anyday. And you can trust me, I've eaten and smelled their food more than the average customer and I still keep coming back!

And the person who said they have high school students at cooks is wrong. The cooks are the owner and his adult sons plus long-time family friends who are all adults. And all of them have been professionally trained. Some of them look young, but they've certainly been out of high school for years and don't deserve to be called children.

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★★★★★

All the time I hear from waitresses and waiters that after working at a restaurant for a time they can't eat there because they've eaten and smelled the food too much and are turned off merely at the smell of the restaurant's food. I had the opposite reaction to working at Charcoal Steaks. I got a job there because I loved the food and friendly people so much. Now, two years later, I live an hour away and miss the delicious home-cooked food. If you're looking for a fancy restaurant with tasteless overpriced food, try the Yardley Inn two buildings down. I'll drive the hour to go to Charcoal for a good meal anyday. And you can trust me, I've eaten and smelled their food more than the average customer and I still keep coming back!

And the person who said they have high school students at cooks is wrong. The cooks are the owner and his adult sons plus long-time family friends who are all adults. And all of them have been professionally trained. Some of them look young, but they've certainly been out of high school for years and don't deserve to be called children.

Pros: delicious food, view of the river, great service

Cons: It can get very busy on weekends so you may have to wait, but it's worth it!

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Great consistent food. I enjoy dinning there at least once every few weeks. friendly service and a wonderful view of the river, Love the new look. I recommend the Gorgonzola steak for dinner!

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★★★★★

Great consistent food. I enjoy dinning there at least once every few weeks. friendly service and a wonderful view of the river, Love the new look. I recommend the Gorgonzola steak for dinner!

Pros: consistently good food & nice atmosphere

Cons: sometimes a little wait to be seated

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Warm and friendly, great view, excellent food, outstanding service. Go there at lease once a week. Dinner specials are unique and creative.

2
★★★★★

Warm and friendly, great view, excellent food, outstanding service. Go there at lease once a week. Dinner specials are unique and creative.

Pros: Great food, service and ambience.

Cons: No Reservations.

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Charcoal Steaks n Things just reopened recently so I figured I would give this local spot a try. It's a nice comfortable looking place. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The problem is with the food. It's just not up to par. I had ordered a burger (cooked medium). It was quite bland and cooked past medium. There was a stack of sliced deli ham slapped on top...right from the refrigerator. It was still a bit cold when I bit into it. Not the best dining experience I have had in Yardley. Perhaps this was just a singular experience. They have high school or college students in the kitchen cooking. Perhaps that is the problem...regardless, I don't want to make excuses for the food.

I may give it another shot and order another dish, but for this particular experience...It's just not worth the price. MINUS 3-stars because the kithen staff isn't getting the job done.

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★★☆☆☆

Charcoal Steaks n Things just reopened recently so I figured I would give this local spot a try. It's a nice comfortable looking place. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The problem is with the food. It's just not up to par. I had ordered a burger (cooked medium). It was quite bland and cooked past medium. There was a stack of sliced deli ham slapped on top...right from the refrigerator. It was still a bit cold when I bit into it. Not the best dining experience I have had in Yardley. Perhaps this was just a singular experience. They have high school or college students in the kitchen cooking. Perhaps that is the problem...regardless, I don't want to make excuses for the food.

I may give it another shot and order another dish, but for this particular experience...It's just not worth the price. MINUS 3-stars because the kithen staff isn't getting the job done.

Pros: Very friendly staff, river view

Cons: not much parking, below average food, above average price, closes too early

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Was really disappointed. Went there a couple weeks after it reopened and waited almost 45 minutes for lunch--which ended up being awful--bland, overcooked, soggy rolls, soggy fries--thrown together with zero care. (i had the chicken cheesesteak)
Service was passable--what you would expect in any diner...and the view, i have to admit is lovely. But, for the wait and the practically inedible food (which was totally overpriced for what we got), I would say this place is a waste of your time.

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★☆☆☆☆

Was really disappointed. Went there a couple weeks after it reopened and waited almost 45 minutes for lunch--which ended up being awful--bland, overcooked, soggy rolls, soggy fries--thrown together with zero care. (i had the chicken cheesesteak)
Service was passable--what you would expect in any diner...and the view, i have to admit is lovely. But, for the wait and the practically inedible food (which was totally overpriced for what we got), I would say this place is a waste of your time.

Pros: the view

Cons: the wait, the food

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Charcoal Steaks 'N Things is one of my family's all time local favorites. With amazing home-cooked food and a great view of the Delaware River, this family-owned restaurant makes you feel as if you really are part of the family.

Ask about the homemade cakes!! They are delicious!

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★★★★★

Charcoal Steaks 'N Things is one of my family's all time local favorites. With amazing home-cooked food and a great view of the Delaware River, this family-owned restaurant makes you feel as if you really are part of the family.

Ask about the homemade cakes!! They are delicious!

Pros: Inexpensive, Great food, Family atmosphere

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I grew up in Yardley and always went to this restaurant with my family. I will never forget the people who served me and the dining expericance, overall. A++++++

Great steak, breakfast and etc! Thumbs up! I miss this place and the whole area. I always stop by when I am on the road. *sighs*

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★★★★★

I grew up in Yardley and always went to this restaurant with my family. I will never forget the people who served me and the dining expericance, overall. A++++++

Great steak, breakfast and etc! Thumbs up! I miss this place and the whole area. I always stop by when I am on the road. *sighs*

Pros: good service, great food, never crowded

Cons: n/a, n/a, n/a

 

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