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.

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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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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (42)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
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Good for a Date (30)
Cozy (28)
Local Ingredients (21)
Special Occasion (20)
Seasonal (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Romantic (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Casual (11)
Healthy (11)
Authentic (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Organic (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Fun (4)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Business Meals (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Organic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I can’t stop thinking about the dessert focaccia with spicy ganache... so delicious!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very small, only ten tables, but the staff really tries harder. Sunday night 4 course is a deal. Super fresh food served piping hot (unusual these days) by friendly wait staff. Tables are tightly packed together. If you are claustrophobic this place is not for you.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service, food was excellent !! Definitely will go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As usual, all dishes were good, a couple were terrific...and, of course, the intimate surroundings.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We thought the food was delicious and creative, the service was great we just thought it was expensive. We realize that value costs and if you can BYOB that saves, but it was still pricey- $15 for appetizers(small plates is a lot!)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This could be our new favorite place! It has been on my "list" for a long time but our travels from the western suburbs into town usually take us into the more northern neighborhoods. In town for an early flight out of PHL the next morning we were finally able to visit Pumpkin. A very cozy space! Our server, Tracy, was so personable and helpful! She knew the menu expertly and helped guide us through our choices. Everything we tried was outstanding: the butternut squash soup, the scallop crudo, the artic char and the NY strip (a perfect size for a person like me that does not value large portions). We had room to share dessert along with tea and coffee. What a wonderful experience! We will make every effort to return!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fantastic food, unique and interesting. Scallops were the best we ever had. Great eating experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Always a really enjoyable experience with stellar cuisine!

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

This is not our first visit and we will return many times for sure. Can always count on great, imaginative food, beautiful presentation and very good service. Love that it is BYOB. Taking guests there is a sure thing!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had another fantastic meal at Pumpkin. The food is phenomenal. Tasty, beautifully presented, creative and thoughtfully put together. Space is tight but tolerable. Our server was great, helpful and accommodating to a gluten free individual in the party. It was a very pleasant evening and we will return

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Awesome! Really enjoyed my first meal here.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always delicious. This neighborhood gem consistently has delicious food, wonderfully prepared. Service is wonderful and a great place to go back to as the menu changes.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We had an outstanding meal at Pumpkin. All courses were excellent. The butternut squash soup with mushrooms and chestnuts and some spiciness was a perfect fall starter. We continued with the scallops with celery sauce, also amazing. Our main course was pork tenderloin with mushrooms and some kind of sweet sauce (maybe apple?), and was the perfect mix of salty, sweet and smoky. Our dessert was a lemon custard (can't remember the exact name) with candied kumquats and blueberries, also an amazing balance of sweet, sour and bitter. The atmosphere was cozy and the space is quiet. The servers were attentive without being overbearing. This was our first meal out after having a new baby, and was well worth it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love Sunday nights at Pumpkin.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very intimate place with efficient service and top notch food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was really amazing. The sunflower risotto was tasty and very unique. Both fish dishes were perfectly prepared. We will definitely look to come back

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Never disappoints!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great food, great service. Definitely recommend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great meal, we have been twice and the service and quality are fantastic. A few drawbacks are the price point and selection. Seems a little high for two dollar signs, apps average $15, mains $30. It's a small place, so I understand a more limited menu as well. I'd go back, but may try another byo next time.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Delicious food and lovely vibe. I highly recommend the Sunday tasting menu!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Much too noisy and the waiters weren't helpful asking some very noisy tables to calm down.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good food, nice staff. But by 7:30 on Saturday night, they had already run out of a main dish we wanted to try - and the menu is not extensive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

WE have been enjoying Chef Ian's food for many years but Pumpkin continues to exceed expectations and delight its loyal fans. I was blown away by my recent dinner and had one of the best salads I've ever had, ever. The redo of the decor was a great idea, providing an equally fine setting for his delicious cuisine. I can't wait to go back and thank goodness, I live right around the corner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

One of the best restaurants in the city

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 24, 2017

All three of us diners found the food to be excellent, and asked ourselves why, as Center City residents, we had not been back here for a while. The service is also very good: friendly, informative, and not overbearing. A small, very pleasant space where the limited, ever-changing menu nevertheless features enough choice to please everybody. Ingredients are fresh, seasonal.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Sunday night 5 courses $45 outstanding value!! Seasonal food in creative arrangements. Service was efficient and friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was good but nothing to make us return. Solid neighborhood restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Pumpkin was a delicious meal. I was hoping the chefs tasting menu would be a little more season but it was really good none the less. The food was delicious and the flavor combinations were really good as well. I would definitely recommend it to a friends.

Also, I really enjoyed the interior of the restaurant. It was smaller which I enjoyed and the candles on the table really added to the ambiance.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was awesome. Sunday tasting is the way to go!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Never disappoints. Attentive staff, creative menu, excellent presentation, and best of all....Delicious....every course was a winner!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Outstanding food and excellent service. Has never disappointed. Pumpkin really takes pride in its craft and it shows

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a fabulous dinner everything was extremely tasty. Great service too

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Organic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Wonderful flavors and textures, perfectly prepared. A super experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

What an amazing meal we had here. The food was so tasty and the presentation was beautiful. I really can't wait to go back!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

The Sunday tasting menu was a total hit. We were brought things like chilled chickpea soup that I NEVER would have ordered... but will now. The portions were larger than the typical tasting menu so we all left quite full. The quality of the food was great, the presentation was outstanding, and we felt like we got a deal. Kudos, Pumpkin! We'll be back another Sunday!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Loved their Sunday tasting menu. Amazing food and service!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Met up with some foodie friends here for the Sunday Prix Fix Menu. No one was disappointed. Place is small and somewhat quiet, ideal for actually hearing one another. BYOB aspect is great. Food was creative, delicious, & often locally sourced. Service was attentive, but not intrusive. Great neighborhood gem. I will be back again! I recommend the window seat/booth.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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