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Pumpkin

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1713 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 (17th Street)
215-545-4448
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Celebrating our 9th year! Hillary & Ian welcome you to their intimate 26...
Celebrating our 9th year! Hillary & Ian welcome you to their intimate 26 seat BYOB featuring a daily changing seasonal menu. Our Sunday $40 five course prix fixe menu is available all year long. Awarded 3 bells from Philly Inquirer's food critic Craig Laban!
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent BYOB dinner with Fresh Ingredients

Had dinner with 4 business associates at Pumpkin. Service was friendly and attentive from the server and the manager who stopped to chat. We had grilled octopus and foi Gras for appetizers and really good black bass and sea bass for mains. Desert was pot de creme. Brought our own pinot noir as it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Frank B
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McLean, Virginia
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
McLean, Virginia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Had dinner with 4 business associates at Pumpkin. Service was friendly and attentive from the server and the manager who stopped to chat. We had grilled octopus and foi Gras for appetizers and really good black bass and sea bass for mains. Desert was pot de creme. Brought our own pinot noir as it is byob. We found the little... More 

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Northern Virginia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Small restaurant, but quite frankly, we have been in much tighter places in Philly. I would say it is warm and comfortable. The BYOB is such a plus. I love that we can bring our wine and enjoy our meal and walk out without breaking the bank. The food is wonderfully prepared, delicious and thoroughly enjoyable. Fantastic service. All plates... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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45 reviews 45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I found Pumpkin looking for somewhere to go for Halloween. The food was artistically presented, and professionally served. Bonus points for BYO policy! This is a special place, worth the trek through the dicey neighborhood.

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new jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very small restaurant. First being a BYOB is a real plus, only taking cash not so much. Overall food and service was excellent. Will certainly return.

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Savannah, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This little gem on South St. in Philadelphia is worth a visit but bring cash and BYOB. BYOB helps keep the cost down but plan to spend $30+ for an entree. The place sits about 20 so best to get a reservation. The food is well prepared and presented. I had the lamb shank, which was the special for the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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174 reviews 174 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A recent Sunday dinner was great. We did not realize it was prix fixe only on Sundays, but it made selections much easier (and cheaper). And since it's BYOB, it's even more reasonable. Seating just 26 lucky diners, we scored the window table. Our server was very friendly and competent, aided by another server when our courses arrived (we were... More 

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Washington DC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Pumpkin is a Philly delight. In a former residential rowhouse, it seats at most 30, so reservations are a must. And, due to quirky Philly liquor laws it's BYOB (so bring your own wine) and like a lot of Philly's smaller eateries, it's cash only, so make sure your wallet holds about $70-$75 per person with tip and dessert. That... More 

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Montreal, Quebec
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Promoted as using local ingredients with a constantly evolving menu, the limited menu didn't have anything additional other than what is posted on the website (other than that night's substitutions of a Spanish mackerel for the skate, and an almond cake for the claffouti). There was limited evidence of any in-season or local produce in their August menu (i.e. escargots,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My husband and I did the 5 course tasting menu on Sunday evening, a pretty good value for $40, especially since you bring your own wine. The server suggested we order both dishes as some courses had 2 choices, and that way to taste everything. Wonderful suggestion! All courses were fresh and tasty. Especially loved the whipped goat's milk cheese... More 

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Winston-Salem, NC
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138 reviews 138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had the Sunday tasting menu here for the third time in as many times we have visited Philly. We have not been disappointed in the past and were not this time. Each of the five courses was excellent. Beautiful presentation and excellent, unique flavors. Service was exceptional as in our past visits. This is without parallel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1713 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
    (17th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 215-545-4448

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Celebrating our 9th year! Hillary & Ian welcome you to their intimate 26 seat BYOB featuring a daily changing seasonal menu. Our Sunday $40 five course prix fixe menu is available all year long. Awarded 3 bells from Philly Inquirer's food critic Craig Laban!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?