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Pumpkin BYOB

4.7
1354 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Celebrating our 13th year! Hillary & Ian welcome you to their intimate 26 seat BYOB featuring a daily changing seasonal menu. Our Sunday $45 five course prix fixe menu is available all year long. Awarded 3 bells from Philly Inquirer's food critic Craig Laban!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday-Saturday 5:30pm-10:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm
(last seating at 10:00pm)

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Phone number
(215) 545-4448
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Payment options
Cash Only
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ian Moroney
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Private party facilities
Join us for your next event! Intimate setting, wonderful food and caring staff. Can accommodate up to 26 people.
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Private party contact
Hillary Bor: (215) 545-4448
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
17th Street
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Parking details
Parking Lot across the Street.
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Special events & promotions
Join us EVERY Sunday for our $45 five course prix fixe menu.
Additional
BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Bring mom and enjoy a wonderful 5 course tasting menu for $45! Don't forget to BYOB!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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Tue - Thu 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Fri 5:30PM - 5:30PM

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Pumpkin is indeed a neighborhood treasure. We went on a warm Saturday night feeling the break into spring weather. The room was packed with cheerful, noisy people having as good a time as we were! We were received graciously, made to feel right at home. And every bite or spoonful was a new pleasure.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Amazing as always! The smoked carrot appetizer was so amazing I wanted to call the next day and see if they did take out!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Always perfect

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food prepared uniquely every time. Artist at work.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I have had the good fortune to dine at what are considered to be all the top restaurants in Philly, and, to me, and there is no better place for a relaxing five course meal on a Sunday night. Inspired, subtly creative, and well executed from tip to tip. Perfectly portioned and paced, and way up there on the quality/price ratio. Have had the good fortune to experience Pumpkin several times - never disappointed, and often "wowed". It's difficult to make something seemingly so simple very special, but Pumpkin delivers - the whole vibe, from ambience to service to food, is on that plane. Grab your date (or double), your favorite bottle (or two), and end the weekend on a high note.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My group of 4 enjoyed the Sunday evening prix fixe a great deal. The price was very reasonable for the value, and the food was well above-average with a couple real standouts. I would highly recommend visiting on Sunday evenings and enjoying the tasting menu. Service was a little awkward but they meant well. The kitchen also accommodated our allergies with grace.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our second time at Pumpkin was quite good, but not as good our first visit a year ago. The major difference was all about the service. This visit found an awkward, fumbling waitress which really took away from the experience. Our party of two ordered 3 appetizers which all came at the same time, which is less than ideal on a tiny table. I did not think to ask the dishes to be paced, but clearly I should have here. We waited 10 minutes just to get our wine opened when we arrived.

The food, however, was excellent and that is the reason we will return. Creative pairings with excellent flavor and texture contrasts!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Best meal I've had in Philly in some time. Service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

this is our favorite restaurant. The textures, color and flavor of the food cannot be beat. It is gastronomic!!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was my first visit to Pumpkin, and it exceeded my expectations! The menu was thoughtful, the food was well-prepared and the service was pleasant. I will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Simple restaurant with great food. It however does get loud since it is such a small place. Not for quiet dining.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food has always been outstanding as is the service. This time was no different. However, I'd never eaten there on a Friday night. The noise level was horrific! I won't go again on a Friday.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Wonderful!!! Loved the ambiance, menu and size of the restaurant. It is small but cozy...

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food and servers were outstanding. The total cost was a little higher than I had envisioned. We went during the week, when no on-line menu or pricing is available. The per person cost for two shared appetizers and two main courses and three desserts split between 4 people was surprisingly close to the Sunday 5 course meal. Portions were substantial and the quality was great. Serving pace was ideal. Not too fast, not too slow. When we asked for a description of one of the entrees, we got a full run down on the dish, starting with the raising of the chicken. We were all impressed by the knowledge of the server and the quality of the food being offered. Am thinking of taking a small group there for our next restaurant night out.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This is a high quality neighborhoods restaurant with food that is consistently of very high quality, with inventive combinations. The appetizers (celery root and apple soup, and calamari with squid ink risotto) were [articularly good.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We dined here on a Wednesday night. There was only one other table dining when we were seated and they left so we ended up being the only table in the restaurant. We told the waiter it was our anniversary and tried to chat with him and he wasn't responsive although there was no one else there. Food was excellent but a strange empty scene there on weeknights.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fantastic, as usual!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Love this place. Amazing food. Every time. Great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

It was the night of a nor'easter, so the crowd was small which accounts for the low nose level. Usually Pumpkin can get a bit loud. But they were open when a lot of other spots weren't, and they honored out reservation. Food was outstanding, as always. Pumpkin never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Amazing food. Loved the decor.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great little BYOB on South st . Cozy atmosphere and great service. Menu is limited but food quality and presentation were excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Pumpkin's prix fixe is so consistently excellent, it's hard to imagine going anywhere else on a Sunday night.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Intimate and creative, it was great to sit back and enjoy the Sunday fixed menu. Will be back !

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I’ve been here 4 times. Quality and service has always been amazing!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

I hadn't been here in several years. It was excellent, delicious inventif menu
Can't wait to return

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Love Sunday tasting!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I was a little skeptical at first because the menu is very small, but the food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great meal, wonderful environment

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Pumpkin is always perfect. I have never had a dish there that wasn't carefully prepared and presented and that I didn't like.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The creative and ever-changing menu and splendid staff make Pumpkin our favorite special-occasion restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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!

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