Craig LaBan reviews Rylei an ambitious BYOB in the dining wasteland of the Northeast.

Rylei is open for business, and Northeast Philadelphia, long a virtual desert of real culinary ambition, has a pleasant new oasis to feed its hungry.

The concept isn’t that far off from the dozens of BYO bistros that have sprung to life in gentrifying neighborhoods across the region: Husband-and-wife veterans of the restaurant scene decide to open a cozy little place closer to home, and name it after their kids, of course. “Ryan” plus “Leila” plus 38 seats and a dream equals “Rylei.”

Two Bells – Very Good

Rylei [Philadelphia Inquirer]