Worth the trip!This is a five star restaurant on a bistro space. Try the quail, or the skate, or whatever is on the menu!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood but not outstandingWent on a busy night (graduation + mother's day) so perhaps they were overworked5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely meal, great service...... and good value. We came for the Mother's Day prix fixe dinner and did not have trouble securing a reservation. Confirmation of my Open Table request was nearly immediate. We were seated immediately and offered our choices. We each had a delicious cauliflower soup garnished with edible flowers and raisins soaked in verjus poured elegantly at table. My husband had the grilled halloumi cheese and I had the terrine as appetizers. My main entree was the fish (didn't go for the snapper, which carried an upcharge) and my husband enjoyed the hanger steak cooked sous vide. All in all, it was a wonderful and memorable meal served by a friendly and attentive staff. If we lived in Philly, we'd go here once a week.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved itEverything about the night was great
Overall meal experience unforgettable5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic BYOB gemSmall but vibrant restaurant... excellent & interesting dishes.. Sunday 5 course prix fixe is outstanding.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIntimate fine diningMy wife and I love to dine at Pumpkin when we visit Philadelphia. We know that we are going to have an excellent dining experience, and we always have the option of bringing a bottle of our favorite wine! The menu keeps changing, and the choices are always innovative, fresh and very tasty. The staff that one meets are invariably helpful and charming.
For a small space the owners are able to deliver not only high-quality dining but a cosy and friendly atmosphere.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect date nightThe food is on point. The ambiance is perfect. I'm trying to figure out why I don't eat there every night.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPumpkin is one of those neighborhooPumpkin is one of those neighborhood gems you almost hope stays slightly undiscovered so you can keep getting a reservation without calling months in advance. The food is simply fantastic, the presentation is so amazing you want to take pictures of each course, the service is just right (refilling waters and being available without being in your face), and and the ambiance is stellar. Perfect portions leave you completely satisfied but not overly stuffed full. I have never had a bad course here and always look forward to going back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodie gemExcellent everything, from service through artistically creative plate presentation, to depth of flavors and texture combinations of food.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPumpkin serves DELICIOUS foodPumpkin serves DELICIOUS food (I had scallops, skate and fabulous chocolate cake with passion fruit sorbet for desert). Service was excellent. It's cosy and therefore noisy.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMVery high quality food andVery high quality food and service in a cosy environment.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAs close to perfect a smallAs close to perfect a small restaurant can be, just a thouroughly delightful experience from beginning to end. We showed up early, but were accomodated quickly into the busy dining room. 5 excellent courses for $40,byob and friendly, gracious and knowledgable service,who can really ask for more? Our server gave us a list of recommended places to go and another hailed us a cab. A splendid evening all around.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, great portionExcellent food, great portion sizes.
Very small and intimate.
Highly recommend!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the 4th time thatThis was the 4th time that we have dined at pumpkin. and again the food was outstanding!!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe experience would haveThe experience would have been five star all the way but for the very loud woman sitting at the table next to me.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved everything about pumpkinLoved everything about pumpkin - would definitely recommend.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was AMAZING!!!! PresentationFood was AMAZING!!!! Presentation was incredible. The chefs are also artists...LOVED the Camembert cheese plate and the peanut butter "pot". Can't wait to go back.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came up from DC for a fewWe came up from DC for a few days of dining and enjoying Philly. This place was a treat - would love to have our own in Washington. Great service! Excellent Food - creative and seasonal. And, who doesn't love BYOB! No problems recommending Pumpkin and hoping to dine there again.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience for allI went with a party of three for a birthday. It was a lovely experience, particularly because of how accommodating they were able to be for the birthday girl's gluten intolerance--there weren't many things off limits to her, and she felt like she was able to get the whole experience.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the best example whyThis is the best example why OpenTable is invaluable to diners and restaurants. One might pass by Pumpkin storefront and not venture in..BIG MISTAKE!The staff is welcoming, proffesional and smart, answering all questions. The decor is eclectic,sparkling and charming. The food is AMAZING! We dined on the evening special, Peking Duck.It was wonderful, on a bed of sauerkraut and pork loin.The mozzarella app served with broccolini and the pork creminette were equally delicious. The staff graciously opened our BYOB.A true "find" in Philadelphia!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful atmosphere for suchWonderful atmosphere for such a small space. Details of the menuthoughtfully explained and described by our server. Our party of five all agreed, food was outstanding.Highly recommended!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCozy little restaurant withCozy little restaurant with a rustic feel. Service was friendly, timely, and welcoming. Food was thoughtful, fresh, and unique.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday prix fixe dinner isSunday prix fixe dinner is outstanding. Make sure you make reservations- this restaurant is TINY!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely on the short-list.Outstanding food presented in wonderful and artistic fashion. Notable attention to detail with a blending of flavors.The camembert appetizer presentation was almost too-beautiful to disturb with a fork. This small, intimate and friendly-staffed locale makes for a great neighborhood dining-out experience. As a BYOB it allows you to bring the best of wines at store-bought prices. Bring a white and a red for versatility.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall dining room, but deliciousSmall dining room, but delicious food and friendly service. There was quite a delay between courses, which could be a positive or negative. The pork crepinette was quite good and substantial enough to share between two people. The sweet potato soup was outstanding and flavorful. The beef cheek was also very good and a large portion. It was a bit difficult to identify the accompaniments with the beef. The cod was good but I found it a bit chewy. The goat's milk cheesecake with huckleberry was excellent!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food but somewhat limitedGreat food but somewhat limited menu. Fine with me, but if you are at all picky you might have trouble finding something that fits your taste at that moment.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!Very well prepared and inventive dishes. We've been several times and Pumpkin is consistent and one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSophisticated palateExcellent for sophisticated palates - very refined cooking and beautiful presentations. May disappoint those who favor quantity. "To die for" deserts.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasurable Eating at PumpkinDining at Pumpkin was a pleasurable experience. The menu was small but interesting. I enjoyed a seaweed salad as a starter which was tasty but one of the seaweeds was a bit tough. My friend enjoyed the sweet potato soup, which was awesome.
My meal was a sea Bream, a type of white fish, which was floured lightly and fried with a mix of interesting veggies. My friend had a beef in wine that was SO tender and rich-tasting. For dessert, we enjoyed a flour less chocolate cake-YUM!!!
It's a BYOB, which I love because the wines I buy and bring are ones I love. Wines in restaurants are way over priced. I would head back to this restaurant any time. Service was good, also.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding.The food was outstanding. I am unsure as to why people have commented that the portions were small. I did not find that with my choices. The service was excellent. The price point is a little high for me, but considering the food, I would recommend this place.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always,my meal as wellAs always,my meal as well as my dinner companions meals were exceptional.
They never disappoint!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and presentationThe food and presentation were wonderful and the flavors complex. The restaurant is small so not great for a large group dining experience. 4 people is a perfectly sized party.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience whileGreat dining experience while visiting Philadelphia. Great service in a small and busy restaurant. Highly recommended.1/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely meal. ThisWe had a lovely meal. This is a place to go try something new and interesting. The service was very good and friendly, the table settings were functional. It's all about the food which was beautifully prepared, unusual, and thoughtful. It's a small place so not good for claustrophobs and don't expect a lot of wiggle room in terms of changes, you are there to eat what they are doing that night and it is yummy!1/11/2013 12:00:00 AM