Pumpkin BYOB

4.8
1925 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
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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Jennifer
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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KarenB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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.

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TomC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good every time, love to see how the menu changes. Fairly priced. Great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food & service will be back

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bonbon
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service! Can't wait to go back. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service!

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vipSAMB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was terrific. We were seated right on time and they brought the food out promptly. It was a great experience.

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KoryO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful atmosphere

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Phillyloverstuckinburbs
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Philly outdoor eating experience with a friend after an afternoon at the Flower Show. Staff was super accommodating of a change in our schedule. The food was fabulous as usual and the outdoor table fun. Look forward to my next visit and will be sure to include Pumpkin on the agenda.

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Lakam
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food but a long wait in between courses
But amazing creative food will be back

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Gigi
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pumpkin never disappoints. Always interesting & delicious food. Chef Ian does magic with ingredients, textures and flavors. One of our favorite dining spots best kept secrets.

CG
vipCecileGM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm welcome by a friendly and professional staff. Each dish is fresh, surprising, executed to perfection and always a delight!

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vipVoraciousGourmet
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible. It lived up to our expectations and exceed some more. Service was perfect. The food is superlative. One of the best dining experiences one can have in Philly. Delicious beet panzanella—fresh, with excellent ingredients, fantastic combination of sweet beets and crunchy greens. I have never tasted a more flavorful duck with the freshest artichokes. Skillfully cooked. Desserts were exquisite, refined and deceptively simple. We are so lucky to have Pumpkin.

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vipcommamomma
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice variety for prix fixe menu.
Interesting, creative, delicious food.
Cozy setting .... But spaced for COVID
guidelines..

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Linda
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This is an extremely expensive dining experience!

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Spannagattinara
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pumpkin's menu offers vibrant, creative and tasteful food, and last night was no different. Shrimp and mussel escabeche, sturgeon with lightly cooked spinach, with flavorful, never discordant seasonings.

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vipCelmat
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous meal. Everyone enjoyed their selections. I highly recommend the chilled chickpea soup, sturgeon and chocolate with peanut butter dessert. Service was friendly and efficient. Outdoor seating was very nice on a lovely evening. Can’t wait to be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good but not great. All items on prix fix are not equally good..overall good value for money. Service and flexibility for seating was poor very inflexible.

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ReneeP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was very nice. It’s a little small but that makes it cozy and romantic. Food was great! Everything tasted so fresh and flavorful. Service was outstanding!! Servers were very friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend.

MB
MeganB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I grabbed a bottle of wine and had an early dinner. The three course meal for $50 is a great feature as I don’t like having too many options when I dine out. The restaurant is also within walking distance of a lot of good bars for hanging after. Food and service was on point!

PM
vipPaulM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! Right size portions, not too small nor big…Very fresh,clean tasting, food items!

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vipKathy
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food & service were excellent. Definitely worth the Restaurant Week prices.

MS
MargauxS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for restaurant week and was excited by the variety in the menu for the cost. We were sat at our table promptly, the service was great, and the ambience was perfect. The food had unique flavors and was delicious. I’ll definitely come back.

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vipColleenW
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must visit. We have been four times and the menu never disappoints. Staff is friendly and we will return soon.

VA
VanessaA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience! Food was absolutely incredible, staff were very nice and attentive, and the place itself was so cute with great atmosphere. The check even came with a little bag of pumpkin seeds! Will absolutely be coming back, and soon!

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krh15
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food never disappoints! Everything is so fresh and flavorful. The only critique is that we paid for a side of bread and it was totally burnt. If we have to pay for bread, it should not be delivered burnt. Other than that everything was very good.

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LizK
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was friendly, helpful and detailed. Food combinations were exciting with the precise amount of herbs & flavor to not be overbearing.

BB
BonnieB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined during restaurant week May 2021. Three course meal and everyone in our party enjoyed their selections. Attentive wait staff and lovely atmosphere as we dinned indoors.

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vipFreqdinr
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal. The food was unique and amazing!

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HowardB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went during Center City Restaurant Week. All of the choices in the appetizer, entree and dessert categories looked worth ordering. The chickpea soup was refreshing, the shrimp were good and the panna cotta was great. We would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was impressive. Great flavor and execution. Will be back soon!

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Brion
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around. Stellar food & service. Didn't know it was restaurant week until I made the reservation. Don't know why restaurant week is still a thing during a pandemic, but that was an insane deal at one of the best restaurants in the city. Thanks for a stunning meal with Mom.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambience. Really fun to try food that I would never cook.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and lovely

AC
AndrewC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Went for restaurant week and the food was good but slightly underwhelming. The desserts were the best part. Would probably come back to try the full menu but not a lock given RW dishes weren’t as good as expected based on other reviews.

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vipPhedre
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite Philly BYOBs, never disappoints!

FAQs

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

Pumpkin BYOB is rated 4.8 stars by 1925 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.