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Pumpkin BYOB
Pumpkin BYOB
  • Address:
    1713 South Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19146
    Rittenhouse Square
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Pumpkin BYOB Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pumpkinphilly.com
  • Phone: (215) 545-4448
  • 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: Contemporary American, 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 (215) 545-4448
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "always outstanding. recently went to the prix fixe sunday night dinner. excellent and a true bargain."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Had to be one of the best meals of my life. Service was perfect. Every bite was an exploration of deliciousness."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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!!!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "seasonal menu is incredible, really well made plates. great service, small/intimate atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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!"
    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"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Flavors excellent and not mundane. Everything was well-prepared and served. Menu a bit limited, but still enjoyed the meal very much."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "First time back in a million years. Exceeded all expectations. Food was amazing from start to finish. Our server felt like an old friend by the end of the night. Super experience. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Always enjoy the menu. Since it changes daily it is always a pleasant surprise to see what I will be selecting for dinner."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I brought my wife to Pumpkin to celebrate her birthday. It was Sunday so we had the five course Prix Fixe menu. We trully had a perfect meal. Each course was exquisitely prepared. In the interest of space I will limit my comments to the Berkshire Pork Rib course. This piece of pork was outstanding. I savored the flavor of the dish and can assure anyone who enjoys pork that you are in for sheer delight when you go to Pumpkin to have their pork! Philadelphian foodies are lucky to have this neighborhood gem. I can't wait to return."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We have been to Pumpkin twice. Both times have been a memorable evening. Food, wait staff, ambiance, etc. always spot on. One of my Philly faves. We'll be back for sure."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I shared three appetizers and a side. They were a delight both for the eye and the palate - ample but not overwhelming in size. Desert was equally impressive. When we arrived we were sitting next to a loud group of six - soon to leave. After they left we could again converse. The very small size of Pumpkin (< 30 seats) leaves one open to the possibility of guests at nearby tables who haven't learned how to converse at socially tolerable levels."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "From start to finish, this restaurant did not disappoint. Service was excellent. It is small inside but quaint. The food was outstanding. Can't wait to try it again and sample more of the offerings. Everyhting was cooked to perfection. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "One of the best dinners ever! I'm a foodie and love in dallas where superb restaurants are in excess... But PUMPKIN could beat them all. Beyond delicious and such amazing service. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Pumpkin has a great reputation. I thought the food was very good, but there's a lot of competition in Philly. I didn't think they really stood out in this crowd. It was a cute little restaurant, but the tables are so close that you might just eat with your neighbors..."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "It was my first time trying the sunday night tasting menu and it was a delight! The perfect amount of food with a spectrum of seasonal wonders. Its an energetic, romantic and relaxed space with great service. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Small stylish place with friendly service and great food. On top of it you can bring your own bottle of wine. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "On a recommendation from a friend we dined here while visiting Philadelphia on Friday May 2nd. Love that it was BYOB. Restaurant is small and there is limited waiting area so it might be an issue in bad weather. Our food was delicious (I had the duck, my wife the pork) and the service was excellent. The menu changes which is great. Only drawback was not having a steak on the menu, we had brought a nice Cab for the dinner. It paired well with our dishes, but would have been outstanding with a filet. Regardless we'd highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "A wonderful meal…fresh and seasonal with careful, thoughtful preparation. Small menu, but love the daily produce specials. I haven't been to Pumpkin in a couple of years and like the updated room, but still tiny, quirky and cozy and chef still has it (might be a new one, if I remember correctly??) "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We did the tasting menu and it was a great way to try everything. All if the vegetables were fresh and creatively cooked. Lots of food for $40. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014