Best of Philly

Best BYOB Restaurant

2017 BEST BYOB, City

Jaxon

Owner Tony Schiro gets what we want out of a cheffy BYOB. You’ll see proof every night as he seats guests, relays specials and buses tables—this place is all heart and soul. His chef, Matthew Gansert, elevates the whole experience with a not-too-froufrou menu of seasonal eats.

701 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-922-2621 | Website


2017 BEST BYOB, ’Burbs

L’Angolo West

26 East Eagle Road, Havertown, PA

Don’t show up toting a bottle with a kangaroo on the label. The well-heeled clientele brings the good stuff; it’s what the excellent veal ravioli, braised duck with pappardelle and pan-seared smoked mozzarella deserve. Read more »

2016 BEST New BYO

Saté Kampar

1837 East Passyunk Avenue, East Passyunk, Philadelphia, PA

This cool, new and very popular addition to the East Passyunk restaurant scene offers excellent Malaysian food and a killer coffee service. The one thing it doesn’t have? A bar. So the pro move here is to bring a bottle of vodka, ask for a tall glass of ice and a shot of Ribena (a… Read more »

2015 BEST New BYO

Helm

1303 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Forget too many cooks in the kitchen. Dual chefs Kevin D’Egidio and Michael Griffiths have hit the exacta: idea-crammed cooking that’s in lockstep with the foraged-and-fermented zeitgeist, in an atmosphere as relaxed as your living room. Read more »

2014 BEST BYOB

Will

1911 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Chef-owner Chris Kearse seamlessly melds modern cuisine and classic French technique in an almost flawless display of culinary smarts. Add in the Tuesday Tasting menus, the Sunday prix-fixe dinners and the fact that it’s a BYOB, and Will suddenly becomes the kind of place that could only exist in Philly. Read more »

2013 BEST Italian BYO Restaurant

Mercato

1216 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA

Readers’ Choice: Perennially full, cash only, tons of cured meats and a bolognese to dream about; Mercato is exactly everything that Philadelphians want in their Italian BYOs. And they’re finally taking reservations. Read more »