Pumpkin BYOB
Pumpkin BYOB

Pumpkin BYOB

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pumpkinphilly.com/
  • Phone: 2155454448x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday-Sunday 5:30pm-10:00pm
    (last seating at 10:00pm)

    Philly Inquirer's food critic Craig Laban's
    "Top 5 favorite New American BYOB's".
  • Payment Options: Cash Only
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ian Moroney
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Join us for your next event! Intimate setting, wonderful food and caring staff. Can accommodate up to 30 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Hillary Bor 2155454448x
  • Special Events: Join us EVERY Sunday for our $40 five course prix fixe menu.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Lot across the Street.
A word from Pumpkin BYOB
Celebrating our 10th year! Hillary & Ian welcome you to their intimate 26 seat BYOB featuring a daily changing seasonal menu. Our Sunday $40 five course prix fixe menu is available all year long. Awarded 3 bells from Philly Inquirer's food critic Craig Laban!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Pumpkin BYOB reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (84)neighborhood gem (69)romantic (46)special occasion (42)good for groups (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • RickRVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    First time visit to pumpkin for a special birthday during restaurant week. Really great experience - food incredible and the service was wonderful. Awesome BYOB
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant week experience!
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Finally decided to try Pumpkin with my friend during restaurant week in Philly and loved it! I had the squid, risotto and malted milk pot de creme for dessert. I loved all my dishes! I thought the couscous risotto was delicious and I have never had anything like it before! The food however left me super thirsty because it was definitely on the saltier side. I would definitely go back to Pumpkin during a different time to try their regular menu items. Also, it's one of the tiniest restaurants I have ever been to and I think that's what makes it feel so special.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this place
    gardener
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food is excellent, we went for the Prix Fix on Sunday. there were 5 courses for $40.00, plenty of variety in the meal, plenty of flavorful food... Service was excellent, the wait staff was very informative on the contents of the dishes, how they were put together and the ingredients.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Mommybunny21
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We did the Sunday night $40 dinner...absolutely fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful Night out
    FoodMonkeyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversery at Pumpkin on a Saturday night. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The menu while not exstensive was interesting and fun, and the food was excellent!!! I can find nothing negative to say about our entire experience, from the excellent service to the wonderful meal. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious BYOB
    CLM32
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I went there for dinner and it was absolutely amazing. The menu is very small but everything we ordered was delicious. Tried octopus and skate for the first time and both were great. The menu changes monthly so we'll definitely be back again to try something new. Would recommend this place to anyone!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent dinner
    cleggfan
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I had the skate and it was one of the best meals I've ever had. My dining companion also felt his steak was amazing. I got lots of points for choosing this restaurant, which despite it being a Thursday, got very, very crowded as the evening wore on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    JessaVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We did the Sunday prix-fixe dinner and it was outstanding. Great value, we brought our own wine and no corkage fee. Server was wonderful and kept our wine chilled in the back room for us until our glasses needed refilling. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pumpkin, sorry Charlie Brown
    PhillyDiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed the pork and salmon dishes for main course. The dining room is rather small and intimate - perfect for important, romantic dates; cap at four diners. Service is prompt and pleasant. The menu is short, perhaps four entrees. I'd suggest reservations because of the small dining room, and it is popular. It is a BYOB, but they do uncork your bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Masterful Menu
    ivyL
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As a farm to table restaurant that locally sources many of its ingredients, Pumpkin has been high on my list of places to try for some time. We finally went this weekend and boy am I glad we did. Everything on the menu was flavorful and well-prepared. My husband's grilled rock octopus was delicately flavored and the chicken liver risotto I was dubious about trying was one of the stars of the evening. The salmon and beef were equally well prepared and my side of tomatoes were simply but carefully done. Pumpkin sources the freshest ingredients and lets those flavors shine. We had a wonderful meal and would return again for a romantic evening or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood find
    mjcn62VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a great dinner overall! specially the octopus appetizer. All the ingredients were so fresh tasting! the menu is small but very well balanced. Its always nice to be able to bring your own bottle too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior Chef Tasting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Chef Ian + Crew put together a stellar 9 course tasting menu that screamed Summer and worked perfectly with an all-white-wine selection. Our wine group appreciated well-spaced and timed plating in addition to casual, friendly and professional service by Mike and Mike. Dishes were artfully presented and full of flavor. Green Gazpacho, cured Sockeye salmon, skate w/corn velouté shined. Special request dishes like squid ink pasta with uni + homemade corn ice cream were spectacular. A beautiful and warm dining room is the perfect setting for such a dining experience. Owners Ian and Hillary are down-to-Earth, passionate business owners. There's a reason Pumpkin celebrates 10 years in biz in September. Kudos to the team for a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go!
    CJCbostonVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Thanks OT - for a great find. I love the Philly BYOB tradition - for those of us who have a certain wine in mind and enjoy paying retail rather than some multiple above it. The food here was all total excellence. Beautifully plated as well. Depth of flavors. Attentive server with style. We went one evening and were the last to dine and enjoyed all that we had. Looking forward to another visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful taste experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    pumpkin provides delicious adventurous food combinations. very inspiring for my home cooking. We took the Sunday 40-dollar menu and were f.e. surprised with a green herbs and avocado gazpacho, and white tuna with brown beans (all great combinations). great place to dine!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh Food for Foodies
    kjtravelers63
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This restaurant offer a limited but extremely interesting seasonal/fresh ingredient options for appetizers, entrees and desserts. Just an overall fabulous experience despite somewhat cramped quarters. Despite small-sized dining room footprint the atmosphere and overall dining experience for us was superb. service is very attentive but not over-bearing - if you like good food and BYOB then you need to try this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great choice for BYOB
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is our favorite BYOB restaurant in Phila. The food is inventive and delicious. With a limited selection (abt 4 entrees), each dish is perfected. They change the menu monthly. This month our choices were Berkshire pork (fantastic!), beef, skate, Alaskan salmon. We shared the warm escarole salad with coddled egg (delightful), and had pineapple upside down cake for desert. They had proper glasses for our sparkling wine, and the service was attentive and friendly. Note: cash only.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great last night in Philly dinner!!
    loveretirement
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My husband and I did the 5 course tasting menu on Sunday evening, a pretty good value for $40, especially since you bring your own wine. The server suggested we order both dishes as some courses had 2 choices, and that way to taste everything. Wonderful suggestion! All courses were fresh and tasty. Especially loved the whipped goat's milk cheese served with tomatoes and olives and the pork loin entrée with buttermilk. For us the standout dessert was the almond cake served with fresh peaches and ice cream, so delicious. Glad we had a 10 block walk to our hotel as we both left stuffed! Cute little place, maybe only 8 or 9 tables. Pumpkins seeds given at checkout were enjoyed a few days after our visit, reminding us of our great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IronwolfVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Everything at Pumpkin is done with TLC, creativity and thoughtfulness. The food is fresh and interesting, combining unusual flavors that work incredibly well togther. The portion sizes are perfect. The atmosphere is intimate and unrushed, and the service attentive. A wonderful dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mavenmargieVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    always outstanding. recently went to the prix fixe sunday night dinner. excellent and a true bargain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Perfect Meal
    REBTDoctorVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I had another perfect meal at Pumpkin BYOB. What is amazing about Pumpkin is that the appetizer, entree, and desserts are exceptional. I had octopus, sockeye salmon, while my wife had the risotto followed by the pork rib. We share the blueberry clafoutis which was off the charts. Pumpkin is consistently excellent and I strongly urge you to enjoy this neighbor gem if you consider yourself a lover of the exquisite food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    LisaB
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I really enjoyed my experience at Pumpkin. I tried octopus for the first time and I only wish there was more! It was perfect. Presentations were outstanding. Our server was very sweet and informative. She answered all of our many questions. My husband and I like most foods so it was easy for us but if you are a picky eater it could be a tough menu for you to find something. Limited menu but the ingredients were super fresh and interesting combinations full of flavors!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keeps getting better and better
    JonWVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was my fifth time here - I think the food has improved as well as the delivery - this is one of the few places I almost wish was a little larger- I worry the place can't make enough money, given the small size of the dining room
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is outstanding!
    hayley3390VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This place is great for a romantic date night. The food was some of the most flavorful I've had in a long time. I had the gazpacho for my first course, which was light, refreshing, and just what I wanted on a summer night. I then had the salmon, which was cooked to perfection, and was a perfect portion size. I left feeling satisfied, but not over-stuffed, and had a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific!
    Feaster
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Had to be one of the best meals of my life. Service was perfect. Every bite was an exploration of deliciousness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Philly's best BYOB's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Retunrned here during our annual visit to Philly. This week we ate here twice! Food and service is outstanding. Everything is prepared with great care, fantastic flavor combinations and great presentation. The Sunday tasting menu is still out favorite, though we did also eat another da6y of the week from the normal menu. Can't find a better place anywhere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Philadelphia Favorite!
    nonpariel5
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We find that we are always finding reasons to dine at Pumpkin. It's not only the outstanding, thoughtfully prepared culinary creations from the kitchen, it's the caring, flawless service, and the total attention to detail that make this an exquisite dining experience. Pumpkin may be small, but it's heart is enormous, and makes every guest feel as though they are special. A place to return to again and again--and a must try for anyone who hasn't discovered Pumpkin's charms!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing meal at Pumpkin BYOB
    BrooklynJoVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My husband and I just moved to the neighborhood and decided to try Pumpkin's Sunday prix fixe chef's tasting menu. 5 courses for $40 plus BYOB sounded like a great value if the food was good. My husband and I ordered different dishes so we could sample them all. Turned out the food was blow-your-mind good. Every course was exquisite, from the green gazpacho with peeky toe crab, to the sublime salmon appetizer, the escargots on fettuccine, the chick peas and carrots salad, the skate almondine, to the praline cake and maple pot de creme desserts. It's a tiny place, but we didn't feel crowded (had a nice table by a wall), and our waiter was friendly and helpful without being too obtrusive. We will definitely be back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    LM55VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    seasonal menu is incredible, really well made plates. great service, small/intimate atmosphere
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfying
    JJPPVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Nice BYOB spot with a creative menu. Choices are somewhat limited but we had a good time with the Sunday 5 course menu. The GReen tomato gazpacho was especially good.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Arne
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food is expertly prepared with a delicate sense of spicing. The tasting menu varied and enjoyable. Serve is friendly and attentive. Quiet enough for good conversation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best dinner in Philadelphia
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I took my girlfriend there for her birthday and it was hands down the the best dining experience I've had in Philly. She had the beet soup and I had the rock octopus apps and we both had the steak. Very small dining room and it's very cozy/romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Kind of a small place, but food was very fresh and delicious. Would highly recommend for a couple or a small group, but not big enough to accomodate a lot of people.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    LauraK
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Outstanding attention to detail from the orange touches (a nasturtium!) to the tiny packet of pumpkin seeds to the presentation of the wonderfully sweet/tart yellow beet soup. Each dish seemed lovingly prepared. Only nine tables in the place, four of them for two people and the rest for four. We ate early so noise level quite bearable -- don't know what it would be like with a full house.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    BMC59VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    All the food is exceptionally good and well prepared. But the soups are at an even higher level. The Chilled Golden Beet Soup this month is a wonderful combination of tastes and textures. Not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food and Attentive Service
    FenomenalVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Loved this byob south of Rittenhouse square! The dishes were extremely innovative, with very complex flavors and a beautiful presentation. The service was fantastic - our server was extremely attentive. They even changed out our glasses when we opened a different bottle of wine. The byob concept is great, allowing you to bring your favorite wine from home. The setting was very intimate and the noise level low, so very conducive to conversation. Will return for sure on our next trip to Philly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely little BYO
    david7VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Service is attentive, food is always good, in this intimate setting. Sunday night dinner is a treat and very reasonable
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Phant
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Pumpkin is a small, cash-only BYOB with outstanding cuisine and service. Every dish was a pleasure to savor. At first glance, some dishes seemed rather small. However, we discovered that in those instances, the dishes in which they were served were unexpectedly deep, and the portions actually were generous. Conversation was possible despite close quarters! The staff is quite sensitive to the passage of time, but not in a way that impacts the diner in an unpleasant manner. Since the place is small, they have to be efficient or their reservations will back up. And, the bill was smaller than I am accustomed to paying for a comparable meal. We will most certainly be back. All in all, our meal at Pumpkin was a pleasure.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scrumptious Pumpkin
    PhoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My wife and I once again enjoyed a perfect meal at Pumpkin. Everything was spot on from the food to the service. I am glad we live close enough to enjoy dinning at Pumpkin on a regular basis and the ever changing menu allows us to try a variety of excellently prepared food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding food
    Smee
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Flavors excellent and not mundane. Everything was well-prepared and served. Menu a bit limited, but still enjoyed the meal very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    MaggieMay25VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We ordered the 'snack' of sheep's milk with salsa verde served with grilled bread. It was tangy and tasty! Then had seared scallops as app. Seared to perfection! We both had the Berkshire pork rib."Berkshire pork is a heritage breed of pig, which was discovered over 300 years ago in Berkshire County in the United Kingdom. Berkshire pork is renowned for its richness, texture, marbling, juiciness, tenderness and overall depth of flavor." Amazing! It was served over polenta. For dessert, the goat's milk cheesecake and the melted pot de creme, both delicious. Menu changes monthly, and created using seasonal and local finds. A true gem! Service was outstanding as well! It's a byob, cash only. Quaint and moderate noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate