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
124 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (101)neighborhood gem (83)romantic (57)special occasion (50)hot spot (8)good for groups (7)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Wonderful!
    Maxine20VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Really great place - dinner was fantastic. Service was great. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still dreaming about pot de creme
    Gigi
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Pumpkin was outstanding. Five stars all around. I see why they fill up so fast. The restaurant is a converted house so the dining room is super tiny and intimate. My boyfriend and I went for his birthday. We had the prix fine menu on Sunday. Where do I begin? We loved every dish, particularly the malted milk pot de creme with banana custard. That was the best dessert we had ever had (if Chef is reading this, we would love the recipe :-) They brought us candles in our dessert which was a nice touch (nice to know they read all reservation notes). For $40, we were blown away by the quality and quantity of food we got. Fresh ingredients, no bells and whistles, simply great food. Thank you Pumpkin for keepin it real!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint and delicious!
    lovefood
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Lovely atmosphere and incredible tastes for every course. I took my daughter here for her birthday celebration dinner, it was perfect for chatting and having a relaxed and delicious meal. Very unusual combinations blended beautifully and appetizingly presented. Portions were more than generous- we both took some of our main course home. We will definitely return, especially knowing the menu will change with the seasons and no doubt the food will be wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OUTSTANDING AND SURPRISING
    elaineVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    What a wonderful place! An excellent dinner in a lovely environment. Although we live only blocks away, we had never been to Pumpkin. We made a reservation for our anniversary and were reminded that it is a BYOB. Apparently on Sunday there is a multi-course prix-fixe dinner which we ordered. Each dish was wonderful to taste and beautifully presented. Everything was fresh and special to the season. Also, this was the first time in a long time that we can remember being able to talk without yelling across a table. Such a pleasant experience. We can't wait to go back again! Recommend without any reservations! (Pardon the pun)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Sunday Prix Fixe
    NightOut
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We went to Pumpkin for the Sunday Prix Fixe, 5 courses for $40. Every dish was an appropriate size, fresh, and delicious. You can check out the menu online to see whether you like the choices for that Sunday. Food is seasonal so the best ingredients seem to be used. The waitstaff was attentive without being bothersome. We enjoyed the experience a great deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Philly1food
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was beautiful. We shared an appeteizer and also split a desert and it was very affordable for a date. The risotto and burrata with heirloom app was incredible. The apples in the pork two-ways tasted like campfire. So good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Chris77
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The menu was limited in choices, but our party chose a variety of appetizers and entrees. Each was absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very nice meal
    Penndoc
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a before show meal and we're not disappointed. The service was appropriately attentive, but not intrusive. The food was delicious and presented nicely. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    foodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Although I only experienced the restaurant week menu, all of the food was excellent. I will definitely be back sometime soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Pumpkin is one of the best BYOs in the city, and never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • 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
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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
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    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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  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Continues to be one of our faves
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    What can I say, third time may wife and I have been here during visits to Philly. It continues to be excellent and one of our top favorites. Never, never a disappointment.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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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.
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    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!
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    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!!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 86 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 718 reviews are from the Pumpkin BYOB reviews archive.
  • great restaurant
    LM55VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    seasonal menu is incredible, really well made plates. great service, small/intimate atmosphere
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    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.