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“Best BYOB!”
Review of Will Byob

Will Byob
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Ranked #373 of 4,394 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mifflin & East Passyunk Ave
Transit: Subway - Take the Broad Street Line to Tasker-Morris and walk two blocks east to East Passyunk Ave or to Snyder Ave and walk one block north to East Passyunk Ave. Bus - Take the Route 23, Route 29 or C Bus on Broad Street, which all cross East Passyunk Avenue. The Route 2, 37, 47 and 47m.
Description: Will is a modern French inspired BYOB, located on East Passyunk Avenue in the heart of South Philadelphia. Chef and Owner Christopher Kearse, and his team, prepare a menu focused on its season, respecting French traditions along with classic and modern techniques to build a dining experience that evokes entertainment, excitement, and satisfaction.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best BYOB!”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

Will is my favorite go to restaurant in Philadelphia. The service is exceptional and the food is amazing! We have enjoyed many meals here and love the prix fix Sunday dinners. Chef Chris Kearse innovative menue is like no other. When you make a reservation, the staff always inquires if you have any food allergies or dislikes. Nice touch. Love the fact it is a BYOB. Small and intimate, its like dining with friends!

  • Visited November 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Philadelphia, PA
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Get this on your Radar”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

I am delayed in writing this review having dined at this restaurant a month ago and, in truth, don't remember everything that we ordered. I don't want to do you a disservice by trying to guess at the food we ordered and misguide you, but I do want to guide you to this restaurant. It is a tiny but well appointed place with a very professional wait staff and food that was outstanding. We found our meals to be very fresh, nicely presented, and full of wonderful tastes. It wasn't gimmicky (foams, etc), but more straight forward in presentation with touches of flair that raised it above the ordinary. We will be back.

As the name relfects, this is a bring your own bottle and be sure to do so as your favorite wine will just further enhance the enjoyment of your meal.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Stepsite
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Philly
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Sophistication and warmth in a tiny package”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

With all the great restaurants in Philly, it's tough to narrow it down to one of the absolute best. But Will BYOB is definitely one of the best. The food is superb - exciting, innovative, and fun. You can taste the love and passion that goes into the chef's efforts. The room is cosy and friendly, the staff professional and friendly. We've been back several times, and in a city with so many great restaurants, that's saying a lot!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Keylargoforever
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to celebrate”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We celebrated a family birthday in this small but tastefully decorated restaurant in one of South Philadelphia's neighborhoods. The wait staff was really friendly and attentive. The BYOB is a nice feature, allowing us to bring our favorite beers and vintages. The menu offered a creative mix of options that included a sweet potato soup, Belgian snails in a delicious creamy sauce, rainbow trout, short ribs, and tasty fruit or an almond flavored "pot of cream" for dessert. Presentation was pretty to look at and even more delicious to eat. We'll be back--and we'll tell our friends. One of the nicest dining experiences we've had in a long time.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Bob M
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Walnut Creek, CA
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent Food good service”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Small BYOB in an up and coming area. We did the tasting menu and it was excellent. Service was very good

Visited September 2013
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