Pumpkin BYOB

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Celebrating our 15th year! Hillary and Ian welcome you to their intimate 26 seat BYOB featuring a daily changing seasonal menu. Our Sunday $50 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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JeanC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish we had was delicious. Especially enjoyed the muscles, the sweet potato soup was amazing.

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vipgourmande
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a special/"pop-up" menu with a Florentine theme--delicious food (especially the hand made pasta with a rabbit ragu). Lovely pre-concert meal. Pumpkin is creative, fresh and very tasty.

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vipLefty
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had not been to Pumpkin in several years. It's a tiny, 14-table restaurant and on our visit, it was quite noisy. The menu is limited as you might expect for so small a place and a bit pricing. Dinner was about $50 a person before the tip. It's a BYOB. The food was good, but not great. They did not have a pasta dish on the menu. The service was friendly and attentive. Two of us had the pork chop, which was very good. One of us had fish, which they described as average, and another had a salad as an entree. The bread appetizer was great and the pannacotta desert was wonderful. Don't worry about parking - there is a huge indoor garage across the street.

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vipjfwp
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is, hands-down, one of the best places to eat in philadelphia. everyone and everything is so thoughtfully done here, and the menu changes every day to reflect the best food that can be brought in.

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JamesR
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The experience at Pumpkin for their 'Pop-Up' Italian 4 course menu was just okay. I like the restaurant and the ambience. It is very small and intimate feeling. The food was really what drives the 3 star score. I would give it 3.5 if I could. All of the food was good, but just not great. One of the 4 'courses' was just two pieces of bread and a cheese spread. Both were tasty (although the bread could/should have been warm), but it just wasn't a true course.

The pasta was very tasty and the highlight of the meal. The 3rd/salad course was the weakest. It was a citrus salad with anchovy and a savory pancake. There was far too little citrus (three pieces the size of a fingernail) to balance the incredibly salty/powerful anchovy.

The main course of seafood stew was decent, but again unremarkable. There are just SO MANY excellent restaurants in Philly. On this night Pumpkin was just not as good as many others we've tried.

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vipgourmande
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Pumpkin's Ligurian dinner--a perfect pairing with the Flower Show's Riviera theme. Focaccio with homemade ricotta was sublime, followed by a hand made pasta with garlic, herbs and walnuts [yum!], a chickpea pancake with greens and anchovies and then an excellent seafood stew [yum, yum, yum!]. Always glad for the BYOB option, enjoying a nice bottle of pinot grigio at no extra cost. Very reasonable for a first class northern Italian feast.

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vipmelvin1summers
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal. Very good service. I like that the restaurant is byob

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vipPatter
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb pre theater dining a little off the beaten path of Broad Street. Food was superb

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vipNedW
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very cozy place. Food was very good. Service excellent. For a small BYO, didn’t feel rushed.

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vipJoannO
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great, reliable food over many years. Approachable and always interesting cuisine that changes seasonally. Excellent restaurant, except when there's a loud party at another table. Very small, intimate space in a way that only seems to work in Philly

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I never had a bad meal in this restaurant. I used to come here a lot when I lived in the city. This was my first visit since moving out to suburbs. What a little gem of a restaurant!

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vipSethL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a superb meal - wonderful flavors and a menu that is always changing, thoughtful and capable wait staff and a charming, intimate space, all as a BYOB. A real standout year after year.

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AngP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite meal in Philadelphia; never disappoints !

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. Girlfriend and I booked a table during Valentine’s Day. We found the food quality superb and the menu items delicious.

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LiseandJohn
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming to Pumpkin since the git-go, and it has never, ever, ever disappointed. This time around, we were introducing a highly food-savvy friend to Chef Ian's genius, and we were a little concerned that showing up on Valentine's Day might not be the best way to showcase this place we love. Pish Tosh. Everything was delicious and wonderfully prepared, from the satiny pumpkin soup through the 5-course menu, ending up with three amazing desserts, including a panna cotta that was the perfect consistency, not too jellied and not too loose. It was a great first time for our pal and a great umpteenth time for us.

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Carmela
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is exceptional and service was outstanding. I can't wait to go back!

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ColinH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always savory and wonderful. Gets pretty loud for a small place. Service is tip top.

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Capmac
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pumpkin is always a delight and its tasting menu is seasonal and creative. I think I heard the next table asking for their flourless chocolate cake (seems to me like a balancing act between a brownie and a flan) drizzled with chocolate sauce and served with some vanilla ice cream. Yum. I think the chef’s talent always shines in their seasonally appropriate soups...I want every recipe because these soups are just spectacular and simple enough to be recreated if I only were so talented and imaginative. Pumpkin has been on the Philadelphia food scene for about a decade I believe, weathering the constant churn of most restaurants, and understandably so.

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WilliamN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Pumpkin! The Sunday dinner is our favorite, every course is spot on. Delicious, creative food in a nice comfy little space. We’ll be back

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vipHappydiner
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I remember Pumpkin when it first opened. There’s a good reason it’s stuck around this long. Always on my top three BYOB options for the city.

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vipgourmande
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pumpkin is a neighborhood favorite--relaxed atmosphere, excellent food. Like the way they change up the menu with fresh offerings, well (creatively and lovingly) prepared.

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AmyK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. It had been far too long since we visited this Philly gem. Every bite of our meal was delicious.

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vipSethL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pumpkin always delivers a great dining experience. Presentation of food is beautiful, flavors are exceptional and nicely portioned. Excellent in all respects.

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MarcC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming to Pumpkin for many years and it remains one of our favorites. This was our first time at the Sunday Supper prix fixe. Each course was as beautiful as it was delicious. For this level of quality at $50, it was really good value as well.

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TNTphl
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The carrot ginger soup was delicious. The salmon was the best I've had anywhere. We had a great dinner and a great time at Pumpkin!

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vipfoodie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food wasn’t special

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KristinN
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I haven't been to this neighborhood restaurant in years. Restaurant week provided an opportunity for another visit. It is definitely on my list to go back with friends. Every dish was wonderful and flavorful. The waitstaff did an amazing job working in such a small space.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was extraordinary!!! The service was really good, they were mostly invisible (in very tight quarters) unless you needed them (which they knew when you did).
I love the ‘boutique’ atmosphere even though it is ‘very’ close quarters. (Not for claustrophobic people)
The only cringe was a $4.00 charge for bread. Not sure if it was because we had two extra pieces or not.
Definitely recommend and will return.

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elenae
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the BYOB. Food well thought out and creative.

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ChipP
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prix fix 3 course meal was great and wonderful, friendly service.

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vipSunValley26
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pumpkin is not to be missed and its Restaurant Week menu was spectacular. It is a gem that Hilary and Ian keep vibrant and fresh even though it has been around for many, many years. Their staff deserves mention as well as they are very helpful and knowledgeable. Pumpkin fires on all cylinders all year long.

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Excellent
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent without being overbearing. Food is outstanding

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vipGerardR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good but small portions

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WayneW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was Restaurant Week so we took a chance in securing a table. The overall experience was superb, and the food and service were on point. Although there was a short wait, we were offered complimentary champagne since it was our anniversary, which was a nice gesture. We haven't been here in awhile, but we'll come back again soon.

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vipjeating
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the meal a great deal. I found the desserts to be not as great as in past meals, but that is not why I come to Pumpkin anyway. Everyone is so nice and I like the low-key space. Love that it seems that the staff is all women.

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vipsupru
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week. Food was great, love that it’s a BYO. We will be back.

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DiamondJim1062
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went for restaurant week. delicious fresh food in a quiet romantic atmosphere. staff was friendly and helpful. small intimate setting

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BernyBrownstein
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

This is my first trip to Pumpkin.
Your creativity, which we enjoyed in your exceptional cooking, will bring us back many again.

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vipRonL
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect!

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michaelm
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. I had the duck entrée and appetizer, which were outstanding.

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Pumpkin BYOB offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 545-4448.

Pumpkin BYOB is rated 4.7 stars by 1718 OpenTable diners.

Pumpkin BYOB does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.pumpkinphilly.com/gift-cards.

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