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
111 reviews since May 26, 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 (87)neighborhood gem (74)romantic (52)special occasion (45)good for groups (5)hot spot (5)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 70 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 706 reviews are from the Pumpkin BYOB reviews archive.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful
    happy2eathereVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KIN
    DrJoey
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Always enjoy the menu. Since it changes daily it is always a pleasant surprise to see what I will be selecting for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Perfect Meal
    REBTDoctorVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wonderful
    Tyrone
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite tastes
    gregm
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfying experinece
    RoseBud
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    BlueXVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    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...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pump-kind of night
    MoreTHANfoodie
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in a stylish environment
    Marcel
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Small stylish place with friendly service and great food. On top of it you can bring your own bottle of wine. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MikeC
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodiedudieVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    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??)
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome. Fresh farm to table
    Foodiephilly
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tastebud Treat
    neighborVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Everything was so flavorful and a total treat to the tastebuds. Service was wonderful as well. Just wish they took credit cards...
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still Very Creative
    JgsjrVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Our Pumpkin Dining Experience for Easter Sunday was a real treat. The 5 courses were delicious and very creative it what was offered and how it was prepared. The foks servicing us were Great!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Give it a try
    CPRN
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Both the staff and food were delightful! I could not think of a thing to change, everything was great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • interesting menu with creative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    interesting menu with creative ingredients. Except for the soup, the flavors did not work well together...the food looked good on paper....but did not deliver the satisfaction.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top 5 in Philly - Love it
    BWPhillyVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Pumpkin is a wonderful 'little' restaurant. It is the perfect representation of everything right about the BYO scene in Philadelphia. A beautiful small restaurant with exceptional food. The menu us "limited" (4x main course dishes), but my wife and I were disappointed we couldn't order all 4. they do a terrific job with their food. This is my 3rd time there and each time has been very special. One of my favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth you time and money. Yummy!
    EstroVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I've heard good recommendation about Pumpkin. I have no idea why I've waited so long until today to go there. It's such a waste I haven't tried this place till now. The food is VERY good. Classic but original. Every bite you take is an experience for you senses. The service was professional, warm and attentive. They always made sure nothing is missing but it didn't feel they're hovering over us. The place is designed beautifully and it contributed to the lovely experience we had thanks to the great service and food. My only recommendation is that the bread (which was tasty on its own but especially tasty with the garlic oil) will be served warm. But that's a small thing to the great flavors we've enjoyed there. I will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food tasting menu was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The food tasting menu was delicious. We were a party of six and everyone enjoyed it. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Farm-to-Table Cuisine
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Highly recommended. Quaint and rustic ambience with delicious American fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a little tight
    Cann
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    You will literally feel like you are having dinner with all the people surrounding you as you will be THAT packed in. But if you know this going in, the food will amaze you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening at this restaurant
    TRobes
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Nice evening at this restaurant but was not wowed by anything!! Menu is too small and selections few (....and I didn't expect a diner menu!!). Service was too business-like and not people friendly. Dessert was great!! Best thing about Pumpkin is that it is a BYOB. Wish more good restaurants in Phila. were BYOB.
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  • BYOB
    SeriousFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    A very small space and way to loud to have much conversation. The food was goid but some of the parings I thought were odd and just siddent work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Side vegs a work of art
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The striped bass and scallops were also perfectly prepared, but the accompanying vegetables were a collage of marvelous favors and colors: raw and pickled morsels of carrot, nasturtium and sorrel leaves, delicately grilled cauliflower. A culinary work of art. This is the most impressive place I've been in a long time. Exquisite attention to detail without pretension.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Rita
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    I loved this restaurant. I had an excellent vegetarian meal. One of the best I've had.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A tiny gem
    MDFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We absolutely loved out dinner at Pumpkin. My husband loved the dinner bread special, grilled Italian bread and with a rich ricotta spread and an entre that was a take off on cassoulet with baked beans, a duck leg, sausage, and meaty pork rib, with some king of bacon topping. He was in heaven. I enjoyed the mushroom salad special and the Butternut squash Romesco seafood stew. Both were excellent. While I thought the mushrooms were tasty and beautifully prepared, I question whether they were crimini as described. They seemed like regular button mushrooms. They were quite tasty none-the-less. Service was very good. We would go back to Pumpkin without question.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another outstanding meal
    cuffthisVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    This was my 2nd time dining at Pumpkin and it was excellent again. I brought my chef/sommelier friend with me and we both commented on the quality of everything. The dishes were beautifully plated and the flavors were complex. The pricing was very fair. Our server was very friendly and knew the menu incredibly well. I highly recommend Pumpkin. It is a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in Class
    davek50
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    An outstanding place, exquisite food. The very best scallops and pork chops I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always perfect
    Maurice
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    As always, very creative menu. Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shhh... Keep this place OUR secret!
    epicurasVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    What a wonderful little gem that needs to be kept just as it is: Wonderfully unassuming ~ and pure scrumpdeliociousness! Admittedly a tiny restaurant with a limited menu ~ but who cares if every bite is pure delight... As a BYOB restaurant, the chef and staff have more time to focus on what's important, the food. While many restaurants have to rely on the 200% booze mark-ups to get by, Pumpkin succeeds by being authentic with the quality of food and impeccable service to shine. Stand-outs? The pork terrine was to die for; the cassoulet's duck confit and smokey ribs ~ OMG. You'll want to roll in the desserts after you taste them. Just be sure to bring two (or three...) of your BEST bottles of wine. This food will stand up to it...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic time at Pumpkin!
    jmau307
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was great - very flavorful and fresh - and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Peter
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I have dined at Pumpkin several times both early and late. The food is always innovative, fresh and interesting. Excellent value, good service, you never feel rushed even if you suddenly realize you are the only table there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pumpkin has been around for
    eatoutVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Pumpkin has been around for years - all well deserved. Menu is diverse and interesting; food is attractively presented and excellent. A definite keeper.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you
    Donato
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We had an issue about a year ago with a reservation and we never rescheduled. When our bill came yesterday they took something off the bill because of what happened then. I couldn't belive they remembered, it made my night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    This place is very good for small groups (2-4 people; would be a bit too crowded for larger groups); I went with a friend to celebrate getting a job offer. Love the garlic oil (that has an actual piece of garlic in it) that goes with the bread before the meal - the bread could have been warmed up before being served though. Scallops for appetizer; steak and bass for entree. We'll definitely remember to bring our own bottle of wine next time!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AAAA
    zeeeVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    A really wonderful dining experience: delicious food, beautifully presented in an inviting room with impeccable service. 'Nuf said?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding !
    leo30thVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    What an amazing dinner experience, from start to finish! The food was outstanding, the service impeccable and friendly, and the ambience wonderful! It was our first time at this restaurant but it is now one of our favorites!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate