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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Specials

5 Course Sunday Tasting Menu $50 per person

Bring a great bottle of wine (or beer!) and join us for our amazing Sunday $50 five course Tasting menu. Changes weekly.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 30, 2020

Ends: January 31, 2119

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-10:00PM

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AP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite meal in Philadelphia; never disappoints !

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

LJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

WN
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

H
Philadelphia
39 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.

g
Los Angeles
33 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.

AK
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.

SL
Philadelphia
7 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.

MC
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.

TN
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!

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

Food wasn’t special

KN
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.

OT
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.

e
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the BYOB. Food well thought out and creative.

CP
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SV
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.

E
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent without being overbearing. Food is outstanding

GR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good but small portions

WW
Philadelphia
9 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.

j
Philadelphia
43 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.

s
Philadelphia
101 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DJ
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

BB
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.

RL
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect!

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, everyone was both friendly and highly competent, and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. It could have been quieter, but for a Philly restaurant, it wasn’t bad. I already look forward to returning.

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. From the food to the service to the Ambiance. Top notch!

AJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had dinner at Pumpkin BYOB on NYE. It is a small, very intimate setting where the noise level is mostly attributed to conversing rather than loud music (which I personally prefer). The food was amazing and the kitchen easily accommodated my gluten allergy. The owner came by to wish everybody a Happy New Year and cheers'ed everybody in the restaurant. Overall, a great experience.

t
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, always enjoy our meals

N
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinning out New Years Eve can be mediocre at best. We were so pleased with our dinner at Pumpkin. The table for four was was ready within minutes of our arrival. We were a party of four and we felt very comfortable and we could hear each other perfectly. The five course menu was superb with 2 choices for each course and specialties for seafood, beef or Veggie lovers. The service
was friendly,efficient and unhurried.o Our guests loved the dinner and we couldn’t have been more pleased. It was as if if wasn’t NYE.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Pumpkin! The team read my notes about a food allergy I have and were accommodating to my needs. They also brought out a candle on the dessert since I said that I was celebrating my birthday!

The food was fantastic. Everything was cooked PERFECTLY and the flavors were delicious. We went for the Sunday tasting menu, and were not disappointed.

K
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very intimate (<10 tables) restaurant with amazing food. Constantly changing menu that adapts to what's in season.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

They asked what the special occasion was ( it was a birthday) when they first seated us, then forgot to mention when it was dessert time, when my friend asked for a cake they aggressively stole the check back to add a 10 dollar cake to the bill, overall was distasteful. Service was lackluster and sloppy. Food was solid B. Very disappointed.

SL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been to Pumpkin in some time, but it was as I remembered - cozy, excellent and attentive wait staff and wonderful food. And as a BYOB, great value. Highly recommend it.

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been there twice and both times had outstanding food in an intimate setting. Can't wait to go back!

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pumpkin is one of our favorites in Philadelphia and it never disappoints. It’s small and intimate and the food and service is consistently excellent.
However, this was the first time we have seen them seat a larger party (8 or 9) in this very small restaurant and we found the noise level from that table to be overpowering. It was hard for the 4 of us to carry on a conversation without shouting. They might want to re-think that policy.

J
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good food, limited menu. Short on innovation. Great service. Too many far better BYOBs.

EK
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Plating, flavor combinations, temperature, portions are all top-notch. From a food and service perspective this could easily be a favorite in Rittenhouse. The hard part of such a small venue is that even a tiny scheduling glitch from one party sends them sideways. We went for a date night and arrived on time for our 2 person reservation, it took 45 minutes to seat us. We were standing next to a 4 person reservation that waited the same time, all because a single large party stayed for an hour after they had finished eating.
Pumpkin also needs to invest in sound deadening foam for under the table tops; the room is so small and has so many hard surfaces that all it takes is one loud party to turn it into a screaming match. The night we visited a single table of soccer-moms-out-on-the-town insisted on using their Applebee's voices for the first half of our meal, and it was gruelling.

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