Pumpkin BYOB

4.7
1957 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome to Pumpkin BYOB!

We look forward to serving you local and sustainable food in our intimate inside dining room or our outdoor covered parklet. For over 17 years we have brought honest new-American food to the table with our daily-changing 3 course $50 menu that showcases the best from our regions farmers and fisherman.

We look forward to your visit!
Ian & Hillary

Support Pumpkin BYOB during COVID-19

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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AntimaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh ingredients. Incredible taste. Wish they had coffee.

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vipdiner4ever
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cozy setting; a bit loud when fully packed but it started getting quieter later in the evening. 3 of us dined and we all enjoyed our appetizers and main courses. The desserts were fine but not as standout as the first two courses. Felt it was a good value at this price point ($50 for 3 good-sized courses)

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vipseco
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful dinner!

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Cookie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PUMPKIN IS THE BEST...love everything. Its noisy for us because we are old!!!!

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LiTrenta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia

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christineh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, quick and efficient service, lovely place, will definitely recommend

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JohnW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every choice in the small menu was superb. Not knowing the offerings in advance is never a problem.

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Malcolm
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been eating at Pumpkin since it opened 17 years ago. Its food has been consistently delicious and its menu imaginative. And the prices are always reasonable.

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Karen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and innovative food prepared with exceptional attention to detail. The dining room and service is simple and no fuss giving a relaxed atmosphere. We'll be back -- and at the price, it's not necessary to wait for a special occasion.

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Lin1
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious varieties on the menu! Our skirt steak was amazing and tender with such good flavor!
Looking forward to our next visit!!

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the server/kitchen timed all plates perfectly so we didn’t feel rushed or like we were waiting.

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vipTom2
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, wow, WOW!

Simply sublime meal, impeccably curated with seasonal ingredients and skillfully prepared. Service casual but attentive. Pleasant dining room.

I had a perfect cold corn chowder. Never had one better. Added the fresh tomato pasta as a 4th course…screamed the freshness of ripe tomatoes. Then sautéed duck breast with fresh cherries….simply perfect.

Peanut butter torte was a delight.

This kitchen has great talent!

3 course prix fix for 50 bucks!!

Seriously…run don’t walk to Pumpkin.

I came with an 03 LaTour a Pomerol and

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vipNickW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always delivers.

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vipJohnK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Brutally hot inside. Fish was over cooked and dry.

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theram
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great, dining room is very small and crowded. You are bumping elbows with the next table

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EileenB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special birthdays for three of the 4 diners. And it was special.
The corn soup was the star for me but everybody liked everything.

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were spectacular. Flavors hit all the right notes. Intimate space, never felt rushed

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elleno
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, flavorful, unique flavor combinations, excellent attentive service in adorable intimate space

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AliM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kitchen was great in accommodating an allergy on short notice. Every dish was absolutely delicious.

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vipPhilipK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A terrific restaurant... understated, interesting, extremely well done menu. Our second time there, coming up from DC, where there is no shortage of great restaurants...Pumpkin compares well!! And next time we're inPhilly, we'll go for a third time!

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JF1234
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! So fresh & unique! The staff is lovely as well & can’t beat BYOB!

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Anon1Bloomsbury
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegetarian option! Imaginative, thoughtful food.

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Rachel
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good but not great. Duck was chewy but tasted delicious. Service was impeccable but the restaurant is too loud - not sure that can be helped with so many people in a small space but maybe some noise dampeners would help?

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KeithL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with a fantastic selection. Cooked to perfection and just the right amount. BYOB is just the icing on top.

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LiseandJohn
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't make a bad choice from this 3-course menu! I had the cold pea soup, which was like velvet, if velvet were green and vegetal and good for you. So silky smooth and tasty! The Pekin duck was delicious, served with the perfect sides. And the panna cotta is ALWAYS great at Pumpkin. This restaurant is a Philadelphia treasure!

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vipDoctorJenny
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We had a bad experiences, it was over price, cold, the waiters was pushing us to order quick
We paid almost 200 for 2 people no drinks
The table was no stable just very bad!!

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Scooter
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night and ate outside. The Three Course had great options and we added on the Cheese and Bread Course to start. Our Server was professional and helpful. Love this place because of the creative and approachable selections. Will always recommend.

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vipVoraciousGourmet
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The. BEST. BEST. BEST.
Excellent food. Fantastic presentation. Creative and well executed dishes. Accessible high cuisine. Organic and locally sourced ingredients. Professional service. Great price for a high-end culinary experience. An amazing restaurant. The menu changes regularly. The chilled green peas soup was ideal for a warm evening--tasty and refreshing; the steak was cooked to perfection; the pasta was a delight; and the desserts (we tried them all) were heavenly. Pumpkin makes Philadelphia a better place for foodies and for anyone else who may enjoy a great meal.

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DeniseB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Highly recommend!

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vipBradW
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fine service and some of the best food I have ever had at Pumpkin. The flank steak dish was creative and deeply flavorful. The chilled pea soup was heavenly and I loved the basil panna cotta, a perfect summer dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The service was great and our server was very friendly. The flavors of the food were very good but the main course (steak) came out room temperature at best for both of us. The plating and overall attention to detail left a lot to be desired. There’re is a lot of potential though and hope they turn things around.

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LuisP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diana, Janine and the whole crew were an absolute dream. It’s so refreshing to see true professionals do their jobs so well. Everything from beginning to end were spectacular. I’m still dreaming of the quail dish. Bravo pumpkin and thank you all so so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with a friend visiting from out of town. I have been here several times, and love it. The food and service is always A+. Really amazing stuff. Get the duck, olives, bread and beet salad. So delicious.

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vipfoodiedudie
Philadelphia
283 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So nice to be back at Pumpkin! I love their seasonal, always changing menu. Everything was delicious...wonderful chilled pea soup, swordfish with white beans and the quail was divine. Worth the $4 to get Lostbread bread as an addition. There was a glitch with our reservation and though I had received a confirmed "outside" seating, Pumpkin had us reserved as "inside". It was very pleasant, breezy and not too loud in the cozy dining room. I didn't feel uncomfortable (post-Covid), as we are vaccinated. The servers couldn't have been nicer, realizing the seating mistake and handled it appropriately. A great evening!

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KenK
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only unfortunate aspect pertained to the reservation for an outdoor table. I had first called the restaurant because Open Table did not allow for reserving outdoor seating The person I spoke to at the restaurant said I should return to Open Table to make the res and note in their Special Request section that outdoor seating was required, and that she was noting it on the restaurant’s log as well. When we arrived we were told that no res for outdoor seating had been made and that all those tables were reserved, although the front of house person did admit that the note on the log was there snd the request on the Open Table res was there as well. I unfortunately had to be very insistent and argue that she needed to seat us before she finally agreed to do so. I think Open Table needs to add an option for reserving indoor or outdoor tables given the current state of post Covid re-opening.

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Jennifer
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice evening at Pumpkin! Really delicious and relaxing. The oysters we're spectacular. I loved my gulf shrimp appetizer, and fish with kale and white beans, but both desserts we chose--the panna cotta and blueberry cake--were among the best I've had. Sitting outside on the warm summer evening was just about perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Monkfish delicious. Husband’s duck had a vein of gristle in middle.

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KarenB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful food and presentation. Fantastic service. I’m a foodie.. high expectations. Was so pleased. A Class act in every way. Will be there again very soon.

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trishinboots
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the outdoor "streetery" area on a Thursday night. Overall it's a quiet part of South Street but you do get some of the loud passing cars so there is some extra ambience. Considering we live on one of these busy streets, it didn't bother us - normal Thursday to us!

The outdoor seating area is cute! You have to be careful with the tables/chairs due to the street, but it's not a permanent structure so I don't think a restaurant deserves any dings right now for a slightly slanted seating area, haha.

The service was amazing. I have never really had this price-fixed meal concept before except during restaurant week (I'm ashamed to even admit I've been a part of that), but it works so well, especially combined with being BYOB! You get to enjoy eating out, but you really only have a few interactions with your server to initially get your order and take up/put down dishes here and there. There's no need for them to check if you need another round of drinks, no need to keep the cocktail menu in case you want to change your mind later, and I've already chosen my dessert so no need to bring that menu later and wait around either. It was a really great experience for our first dinner out post-pandemic.

The food was also amazing, but they change the menu so I'm not sure what anyone else will get when they go! I ordered the beet panzanella appetizer, swordfish entree, and lemon poppyseed cake dessert. My husband ordered the shrimp appetizer, pasta entree (that one was originally my choice but the server informed us they subbed the squash for mushrooms that night and mushrooms don't like me as much as I like them so my husband and I traded entree orders), and chocolate cake thing for dessert. All of it was truly amazing - flavorful, different textures, the PERFECT portion sizes. We had difficulty after when we tried naming our favorites.

All in all, an amazing experience and a new favorite in the city. We'll be back!

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vipmarc
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Far and away the best - and our favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Food was superb, and exquisitely presented. Service lovely as always. We’ve been treating ourselves to Pumpkin for 17 years, and always can’t wait to be back. Many kudos to Chef Ian and Hilary.

FAQs

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

Pumpkin BYOB is rated 4.7 stars by 1957 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.