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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4.7
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4.6
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j
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
96 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
6 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
11 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.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

P
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This far exceeded expectations in every way. What an amazing BYOB — a little cozy and small but the plates were beautiful and delicious and made for a very memorable birthday celebration. This would be a fun place to rent out if you had the bucks for a private party! Thanks for a truly special dinner out!

E
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Too noisy, had to raise voices to talk!

DS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dishes top to bottom great service

LG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience. The food is wonderful and the ambiance is terrific.

H
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Pumpkin and we will definitely return. The food was absolutely delicious. The food stood out NOT because of overly elaborate presentation or gimmicky ingredients, but rather because each dish was genuinely delicious. And the service was lovely and the room is charming. One issue is that the food is perhaps a little pricey for regular attendance, but for the occasional special occasion this is a great place.

L
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to treat my mom to a truly special evening and this was the perfect place. Totally unassuming and unpretentious, the chef’s tasting menu was the best I’ve had in a long while (and I live in NYC!!). My mom is a Philly girl and a true foodie, and we were both wow’d. Absolutely LOVE this BYOB!!

LP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From soup to nuts, this place is amazing. Charming space, professional and friendly servers, and fabulous food. The ceviche, the stuffed chicken, the pork belly... just all so ridiculously delicious. Don’t walk, run to Pumpkin.

D
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We've gone to Pumpkin for years. It's a solid chef restaurant in the Graduate Hospital area. This time I had a delicious butternut squash soup followed by the chicken breast. We shared the snack platter, also tasty, and my wife had the lamb sausage, which wasn't quite as successful. An app and main for each, two desserts, bread ($4) and a bottle of sparkling water, plus tax and tip, came to $140 per couple.

BG
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently delicious. I have never been disappointed with this restaurant. Monkfish with deconstructed clam chowder was perfect.

KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This “hole in the wall” restaurant - my favorite type - is the best in Philadelphia and has a lot of competition. Heavy hitters like Vernik and Jean George and the gaggle of Garces places don’t come close to the extremely well-crafted dishes and desserts. It is a one-of-a-kind place with flavor and dining memories that will last for a lifetime. Amazing!

TM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had the crazy good prix fixe (4 scrumptious courses for only $65 per person). Really fresh, creative cuisine and thoughtful team service. One of the best foodie BYOB experiences I’ve had in Philly (or anywhere for that matter).

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was excellent, we were not told prior that Sunday would be a 5-course pre-set meal. The meal was fantastic, but would have been nice to know. Amazing food every time we come!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always excellent, and the ambience is perfect for a date.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, very good service, reasonable considering the quality. Tiny space with no place to wait (except outside) which is awkward when you are forced to wait for your reservation when you’re on time.

JT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal before theater, have already recommend to friends

OC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I haven’t been there in years. The place was great and made me feel special. I was celebrating my birthday. N the waitress was great. She put our candles on a slice of bread. N it made me sooooooo happy. I hate candles in my dessert. Thank you.

NA
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was OUTSTANDING in almost every eay. Only point of feedback: The scallop dish was a little stinky because of the gasses from the radishes. Can you cut them and let them off gas for a bit? Or maybe not precut them and avoid storing them in a closed container?

D
Philadelphia
156 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The five course Sunday menu is delicious and very reasonable. If the noise level could be controlled, this restaurant would be a true five star establishment.

f
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pumpkin soup ever. Nice to be able to talk with my partner.

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