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

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (29)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
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Good for a Date (24)
Cozy (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
Romantic (14)
Seasonal (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Casual (9)
Healthy (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Organic (7)
Authentic (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (2)
Business Meals (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

Love Sunday tasting!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great meal, wonderful environment

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

As delicious as ever!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Exceeded all expectations. A wonderful dining experience

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was delicious. The service was wonderful! A fabulous small quiet dinner, for couples or for friends.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Wonderful service and delicious food

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This is our second visit; this restaurant is a gem using any yardstick. I loved the service and the food. Thank you Pumpkin !

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Organic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I love pumpkin. Its small and tight but the food is always excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was my second visit and the food was much better. The butternut soup was great! This is cash only and BYOB.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 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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 (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 24, 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 23, 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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 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Always a really enjoyable experience with stellar cuisine!

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 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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 (Philadelphia)·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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