Join us this Easter! Bring the whole family and enjoy a wonderful 5 course dinner for $45 per person. Don't forget to BYOB!!
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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Tue - Thu 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Fri 5:30PM - 5:30PM
Pumpkin never dissapoints! Dinner was superb as always. The chef creates outstanding flavors by the layering of spices, seeds and the juxtaposition of crunch & smoothness. The Sunday tasting menu is a bargain!
Amazing food. Loved the decor.
Pumpkin is very tiny and usually quite full. The tables are far enough apart to have some privacy, but you “feel” the other diners. The amazing , fresh, creative, cuisine is what the guests come for. The service is also efficient and friendly without being overbearing.
We both started with cauliflower soup (great flavor and hearty with no cream). Then we both ordered fish,—monkfish and sea bass. Both dishes were extremely flavorful without heavy sauces and cooked to perfection. We didn’t love the chocolate ganache dessert we shared but the waitress offered to bring us a different dessert. We declined as we were already very full. The meal was reasonable and a delight!
The carrot/ginger soup was unusual, with reconstituted currants and pumpkin seeds adding extra interest, and all entrees were tasty. We shared the lemon posset: delicious! Server Michael was particularly helpful. We will definitely return.
Great little BYOB on South st . Cozy atmosphere and great service. Menu is limited but food quality and presentation were excellent.
Sunday fixed menu was very nicely balanced in portion size and taste. I really enjoyed the beet salad, and the sweet potato dish with an olive relish. The fish main course was nice and light, yet filling. There were two choices for dessert, both of which sounded interesting (a chocolate something-or-other and an apple tart). I wasn't sure which one I would have liked better paired with my other selections, but as it turns out I had to make up my mind from the outset - no option to select the dessert at the end. It's not a complaint, I just wasn't expecting it, so I picked the apple tart and it was very good.
Pumpkin's prix fixe is so consistently excellent, it's hard to imagine going anywhere else on a Sunday night.
Intimate and creative, it was great to sit back and enjoy the Sunday fixed menu. Will be back !
I’ve been here 4 times. Quality and service has always been amazing!
Absolutely excellent food. We loved the 3 appetizers and both fish entrees we had. We often find appetizers to overshadow the entree, but didn’t feel that way here. We haven’t been here in years, but we’ll be back soon!
Small, sometimes hard to avoid adjacent conversations; but we had a wonderful time.
Worth bringing decent wine.
I hadn't been here in several years. It was excellent, delicious inventif menu
Can't wait to return
Love Sunday tasting!
I love going to Pumpkin. The food is simply awesome. I lived in Philly for 10 years and have gone to all the highly ranked restaurants. I keep coming back to Pumpkin year after year (now I live in the burbs and drive in to Pumpkin). It's the best -- well -- when you go to a restaurant and want the best food and to talk to your companion it's simply the best. There are louder restaurants. There are busier restaurants with more commotion. None with better food. I've been dating one person for 12 months and have gone to lots of places. First time at Pumpkin she declared it her favorite.
I was a little skeptical at first because the menu is very small, but the food was amazing!
Great meal, wonderful environment
Spectacular dinner on Friday! But that has come to be expected as we/I have been regulars since Ian and Hillary opened so many years ago!
Pumpkin is always perfect. I have never had a dish there that wasn't carefully prepared and presented and that I didn't like.
One of my favorite restaurants! Every meal I've had here has been exceptional but last year I transitioned to a plant based diet so I've been a little leary about dining out, but Chef Ian is amazing and hasn't hesitated to create a dish to accommodate me. Actually during our last meal here my husband liked the dishes that Chef Ian so created so much he said next time we should both order the plant based meal. Fantastic to find such a talented chef.
The creative and ever-changing menu and splendid staff make Pumpkin our favorite special-occasion restaurant.
Lovely! Server wonderful. Guy at front desk told us that hen we arrived how we’d need to be out by a certain time for the next table. I then heard him hounding people next to us that their third guest needed to arrive soon so they could turn over the table. Meanwhile, tables remained empty entire time we were there. He was rude. Never encountered behavior like his in a reputable restaurant. The server made up for it. Would have been perfect if not for the jerk.
Since we live north of Philadelphia, our group of 4 tries to find a good BYOB restaurant to visit before our Philadelphia Orchestra concerts. We have had good luck overall, yet this recent visit to PUMPKIN has "raised the bar". It has been about one year since our previous visit, and although the physical space is the same, this time we found the food memorable. If I recall accurately, the food has always been very good, but currently it is outstanding. We had differing entrees (meat and fish) and everyone's meal was superbly prepared. In addition, the wait staff could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. We can hardly wait to return!
Amazing prix fixe Sunday dinner. So much food! I had to finish a few of my girlfriends dishes because of the quantity in each plate. We came away feeling full which is great.l. The chicken amazingly tender and juicy. Beets dish was interesting and reminded me of Eastern European dishes. Butternut squash soup was very unique with the raisin chutney. Also service was impeccable and the dishes came out quickly. Only con was the tight seating. My gf said it was very hard to ignore conversations next to you.
As delicious as ever!
I tried to avoid Restaurant Week, but Pumpkin kept the Restaurant Week menu a day after Restaurant Week ended. Would have went another night if made aware of the RW menu. The grilled octopus appetizer tasted not fresh. The fish dish (Skate) was not that great either. The butternut squash soup and NY strip were very good. Service excellent.
Exceeded all expectations. A wonderful dining experience
Great experience from the food to the staff. The staff was very attentive and polite. The food was delicious and excellent flavor. It is a small restaurant which I think was a positive. I loved my meal especially the desert. Great experience
The food was delicious. The service was wonderful! A fabulous small quiet dinner, for couples or for friends.
Wonderful service and delicious food
This is our second visit; this restaurant is a gem using any yardstick. I loved the service and the food. Thank you Pumpkin !
Had a great meal for restaurant week. Portions were large, but perfect. NY strip steak cooked perfectly, although I was not asked how I would prefer it cooked. Dessert was delicious!
I love pumpkin. Its small and tight but the food is always excellent.
The food was good but the server/host was a little dismissive and rude. Most other good restaurants in the city have such great service, this really stood out.
This was my second visit and the food was much better. The butternut soup was great! This is cash only and BYOB.
I have dined at Pumpkin several times over the years and have never been disappointed. I enjoy their offerings and have always walked out with a smile on my face. I highly recommend Pumpkin!
we ate at Pumpkin for restaurant week. I had Skate. My partner had strip steak. Everything about the meal was delicious. the staff were attentive. If i could get another reservation, i will come again. The place is small and so it is very difficult to get a reservation. Plan ahead!!!
Great experience! Justin our waiter was very knowledgeable, and added to our wonderful evening. Every course was delicious, and we can’t wait to come back!
After years of hearing only good things about Pumpkin, I have to admit I was personally underwhelmed by our New Years Eve dinner there. The starters were very good (chickpea stew & cheese) however the duck breast left a little to be desired - while one half of my husband's portion of the duck was fine, the other half was extremely tough and ultimately inedible. Also, I found the service to be underwhelming. When we were seated, we had the server come by and ask us if we were ready to order, with no real introduction and no description or review of the menu. He answered a few questions we had but it was the bare minimum. A little while later, I overheard the server reviewing the entire tasting menu with the four-top beside us. I'm not sure why we were treated differently, but it was noticeable and didn't sit well with me. A gratuity of 20% was then imposed for our party of two; while we normally tip at least 20%, we didn't feel the service we received that particular night warranted it. The fact the tip was forced on us at that percentage also left a bad taste. I won't be rushing back.
I can’t stop thinking about the dessert focaccia with spicy ganache... so delicious!
A wonderful reason to leave the house on a frigid night. Great food - who knew a rutabaga could be succulent and delicious? - and service. Trust the folks in the kitchen and go for it!