Five years in at his French-ish Will BYOB (1911 E. Passyunk Ave.), chef/owner Chris Kearse decided to take two weeks off.

Not a vacation.

A renovation.

The look is warmer and richer — it's remarkable what wainscoting, wall sconces, new paint, marble tables, and padded chairs will do.

There's one important new feature out of sight: sound-proofing tiles tucked into the ceiling.

Reopening is Wednesday, Aug. 16