About Pumpkin BYOB

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!

1713 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Saturday 5:30pm-10:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm
(last seating at 10:00pm)

Cross Street:
17th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Cash Only

Phone Number:
(215) 545-4448

Website:
http://www.pumpkinphilly.com/

Parking Details:
Parking Lot across the Street.

Executive Chef:
Ian Moroney

Private Party Facilities:
Join us for your next event! Intimate setting, wonderful food and caring staff. Can accommodate up to 26 people.

Private Party Contact:
Hillary Bor: (215) 545-4448

Additional:
BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us EVERY Sunday for our $45 five course prix fixe menu.

Specials

Five Course Prix Fixe Meal for $45.00

Sundays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Specials

Five Course Prix Fixe Meal for $45.00

Sundays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

Five Course Prix Fixe Meal for $45. Bring a great bottle of wine and join us for our Sunday 5 Course Tasting Menu!. Changes weekly. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 20, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017 on Sundays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Bring a great bottle of wine and celebrate the holidays with us at Pumpkin! Enjoy a 5 course diner for $45 per person.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

BYOB and ring in the New Year with us at Pumpkin! Enjoy 4 courses for $75 per person.

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

Fri 5:30PM - 5:30PM

Pumpkin BYOB Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (48)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Good for a Date (34)
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Cozy (34)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Special Occasion (26)
Local Ingredients (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Seasonal (19)
Romantic (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Tasting Menu (14)
Authentic (13)
Healthy (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fun (9)
Casual (7)
Organic (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The service was wonderful! They were very accommodating. They served good food. I liked everything, but it wasn't as exceptional as the reviews had made it out to be prior.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I'd say we've been to Pumpkin 6/7 times now, and as always, fantastic! Smoked beet salad with "everything" spice was one of the best dishes I've had there. Service and pacing perfect, and the staff who have all been there as long as I can remember, just awesome. It really should be in the top 5 restaurant list in Philly, and we have ALLOT of great restaurants! The passion is obvious in the food.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

You cannot go wrong here. Great food and service. Not much of an interior but who cares

Tags: Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We had another spot on meal this time with guests who are from France and commented how perfectly the scallops were cooked, and how nice the mix of flavors were in our first course. The goat cheese gnocchi and the chic pea soup were delightful. We surprised the restaurant by having an additional guest, and while we were ready to squeeze together, we were seamlessly moved to a larger table which was hugely lucky given the size of Pumpkin. We are grateful that they could accommodate us. We live nearby to Pumpkin and we're always pleased when we can get a reservation and when we can introduce the restaurant to others.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Healthy, Organic, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Our family of four visited Pumpkin on Sunday evening and were totally delighted with their 5 course pre fix menu. The entrees were spectacular with incredible combinations of flavor that appealed even to the picky eater. The food was first class. The menu was unique and we are excited to return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was delicious and the combinations were interesting. The service was very attentative and friendly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Excellent, creative dishes and attentive service. We have always enjoyed dining at Pumpkin.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Pumpkin's 5 course Sunday menu is an unparalleled experience in gastronomic bliss. We had enjoyed the fabulous regular menu many times always to great satisfaction but the Sunday tasting menu is something amazing, such a wonderful combination of taste-buds gratification and value. From the green gazpacho (sublime rendition of avocado) to the heavenly monk fish in a broth hat grants workshipping, passing through a tantalizing chicken pate transformed into paint on the plate, to a marvelous lemon blackberry dessert this tasting menus will leave you so satisfied and proud of having such a jewel of a restaurant, without doubts, one of the best, if not the best in Philly. Superb cuisine. We will return asap.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great very interesting food, nice atmosphere, very good service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great service. Delicious food beautifully presented. Everyone should try Pumpkin.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Always find the food to be creative, reflective of the season and availability, and different menu throughout the seasons. Cooking of protein has been spot on.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food was so gooooood
It was the most delicious restaurant for me
I plan to come every my birthday

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Inventive cuisine, lovely service, great value for the money.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Our reservation was for a Sunday night which is the night they only offer a 5-course prix fixe meal for $45 cash. Each dish was delicious with interesting and creative flavors/ingredients and beautifully plated. The servers were pleasant and attentive. It was the perfect meal for my husband and myself! I look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This is our second trip to Pumpkin and once again we were very happy. The food was fabulous and interesting. Great service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Could not have been better. Food, service, and pacing were perfect.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Had a great time and meal. Squid ink risotto was great as was the fish. My wife had gazpacho and then scallops which were also great. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

What a pleasant return to Pumpkin. I am sorry we did not get back sooner. The food is to die for. Phenomenal, interesting combinations of flavors and textures. The chef is a real master. A meal to remember and savor. Like the revamped space. A big improvement. Much more comfortable. We will be back .

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Fabulous neighborhood place that's stood the test of time. Always excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2017

As always, our meal at Pumpkin was created from seasonal ingredients, mostly local, mostly organic. None of that would matter, of course, if the food were not delicious -- which it reliably is.

Friends from Portland, Oregon, who know good food when they eat it, were impressed by all of our dishes: asparagus with coddled egg, risotto with octopus, chilled carrot soup (starters), scallops and pork tenderloin (mains) and panna cotta with kumquat and orange (dessert).

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 2, 2017

First time at Pumpkin. Amazing Sunday tasting menu and definitely worth the price. Would absolutely come back. Great for a special, romantic occasion.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Food is good and fresh. Rotating menu always changing. The snapper and scallop was great. Service was fast and attentive. The only thing that I did not enjoy was the noise since the place is relatively small seating less than 25 people so the atmosphere is naturally noisy since there are no windows or space to vent the noise.

I recommend this if you are celebrating an occasion with a small group of 3 or 4 and do not mind the noise. Food is fresh, entrée is good size although pricey but appetizer is relatively small.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Beautifully made meals. The scallops were perfect. The carrot soup had too much going though, but no matter, the menu changes a lot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Everything was simply superb - ad good ad it gets!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual, Seasonal, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I loved Pumpkin and look forward to going back again!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Had a great dinner tonight at Pumpkin BYOB. Thoughtful and delicious dishes, well-prepared--with relaxed and attentive service! We greatly appreciated it!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Husband and I went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and so glad we picked pumpkin. The food was really great and the service warm and friendly. I cannot believe it had taken us so long to get there. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This is a restaurant that you can pick anything on the menu and it will be excellent. The food was fresh and inventive. Appetizer, entree and dessert were all amazing! The service was first class too!' The space is very small so keep your group very small!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Healthy, Seasonal, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Amazing meal! Friend recommended pumpkin while we were visiting philly, and it definitely the best meal of our trip. Every single dish was cleaned off, down to mopping up the sauces with some bread!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

What a gem of a restaurant! The food is outstanding. Local and top quality ingredients, superbly prepared. Great service. Knowledgeable and courteous staff. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We always return to Pumpkin for a meal that is both locally sourced, seasonal and always exceptional! My husband, who is usually suspcious of what he calls "fussy food" loves the selections. Cold carrot ginger soup was exquisite. It is a small place, so be on time. The service is prompt, not rushed. Always returning for special dinners!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 8, 2017

My out of town friend loved it. Tilefish was awesome, and very creative appetizers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Fantastic bday dinner!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 4, 2017

My wife and I went with our one-year-old son... a recipe for disaster with any fine dining five course meal. I'm not sure what we were thinking. The wait staff at Pumpkin, though, was phenomenal in making us feel comfortable and as though we weren't a bother at all.
The food was exceptional. I generally hate beets and chilled soups, and the only two courses we couldn't deviate from on the menu were a chilled soup and roasted beets. Surprisingly, I ate every single bite because the flavors were balanced
so exceptionally.
It really is a spectacular restaurant. Go for any occasion. And BYOB!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Simply never disappointed in Pumpkin. Food. Service.

Even the people dining are always friendly.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I was initially skeptical because this is a long established restaurant, worried the food wouldn't be as innovative as a newer place.

But that was a very wrong assumption.

Had the Sunday prix fixe and was delighted by the presentation, experimentation, and quality, with flavors I hadn't yet experienced.

The staff was incredibly warm and kind, which explains why it's a lasting fixture on the dining scene.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Sunday tasting menu. Everything was outstanding. I don't normally review but felt like I had to here it was that exceptional

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Another grand slam from the amazing kitchen at Pumpkin! Shared squid ink risotto with baby octopus and smoked oysters to start - great flavors and perfectly cooked seafood - yum! My spouse had the skate - again perfectly cooked, crispy skin but just done - with lovely (smoked carrot?) purée, and I the scallops. Hers was delicious but mine what the star. Scallops were clearly from that day - almost too sweet! - and the accompanying charred ramps, turnips, bit of tiny pasta and 'angry water' broth were a revelation. Who can make turnips into something you would actually want to eat??? Pumpkin can - they were amazing!!! Though too full for dessert, we happily floated home. As usual, the wait staff were awesome - attentive and interested but unobtrusive and professional. This place remains the best BYO ever!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 21, 2017

The food was wonderful in terms of flavor, presentation, nutrition, and freshness. The price was very reasonable for the service and quality I received!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Love it, always excellent.

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