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)
Cozy (34)
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Good for a Date (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Special Occasion (26)
Local Ingredients (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Seasonal (19)
Romantic (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Tasting Menu (14)
Authentic (13)
Healthy (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

One of the best restaurants in the city

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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent small restaurant for locally sourced and creatively inspired dishes! Attentive and friendly service.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was excellent and the portions were perfect for sharing several dishes between 2 people. The ambiance is cozy and intimate. BYO is a bonus! Overall, wonderful experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Pumpkin delivers an exquisite, seasonal menu guaranteed to satisfy your palate. The duck breast incorporated a symphony of flavor, including pine nut honey and pumpkin seed sauce. The scallops were a fantastic value, paired with a yogurt sauce that complimented nicely the sweetness of the duck. As for the restaurant itself, the server was very attentive to our needs (and empty wine glasses). There are only a few tables, so make sure you get a reservation! Highly recommend.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 26, 2017

BYOB with an excellent creative menu, professional service, calm stylish décor, beautifully presented food. Perfect for foodies wanting an adventurous meal to pair with a great bottle of wine

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We have been going to Pumpkin for years -- testimony to the enduring quality of the food and service, and to the creativity that ensures the menu remains interesting and delicious as it evolves. The food is not flashy, but it is innovative. The Sunday night dinner is a tremendous value. And while the restaurant is small, it is quiet enough that you can have a conversation without raising your voice -- unusual among Philadelphia BYOBs and much appreciated. Thanks for another great meal, Pumpkin!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

I can honestly say that Pumpkin made the best skate I've ever had!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The chickpea soup was a little bland as well as the tomato salad. Not bad though. The skate was a very tasty dish. The fried chicken my husband said was a touch greasy. The lemon desert was very nice. Very cute place, very tiny. BYOB

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a 5:30 reservation so we could make a 7pm show at the Kimmel Center. We enjoyed every part of our meal and got out on time. The food was just outstanding! There is such care taken to make every morsel tasty and visually appealing. Love love love

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Organic, Cozy, People Watching, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had an amazing Pumpkin experience! Tracey was engaging, helpful, attentive, and fun. We did the restaurant week menu and she guided us in the right direction. 100% coming back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The food was great, especially liked the lemon blueberry cosset for dessert. The service was impeccable. The noise level was a bit high, but overall a very enjoyable dinner. Will be back.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great food in European portions. Well plated, great presentation.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The service was excellent! Thank you!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Restaurant week. Noisy but great meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Interesting menu for restaurant Week. More limited choices.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Another brilliant night at Pumpkin!! Everything was superior - service, food etc which only reinforces Pumpkin as my favorite in Philly! We were there to celebrate our 32nd Anniversary and you guys made the evening unforgettable. Can't wait for our next dinner at Pumpkin!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was mediocre and disappointing. Beautiful inside but I would suggest you venture to another byo in the area for a good meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Very small portions but the food was good. The problem may have been getting the tasting menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We went on a Sunday and had the 5-course prix fixe dinner. We called a little earlier to find out what kind of wine to bring to accompany the dishes, since the menu changes every Sunday. Everything was creatively and meticulously prepared and delicious! Fantastic dinner and wonderful service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Good staff helped to enhance this experience. The food was delicious and we enjoyed our evening!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Fabulous as always. A leisurely Sturday dinner for four. Have. It been here for a couple of years. Liked the upgraded decore. All courses were fabulous. No point describing. Menu is always fresh and local, and they are trying new things. Highly recommend. It IS cash and BYOB, which only makes it a better value.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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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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