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Pumpkin

1713 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 (City Center West)
215-545-4448
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Ranked #91 of 3,724 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: 17th Street
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!
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English first
Winston-Salem, NC
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Pumpkin is a small BYOB with a limited menu. The food is excellent, the presentations were attractive, the staff was attentive, and the seating allowed conversation despite the proximity of the tables. If you take pains to match wine and food, check out the ever-changing menu offerings in advance. If you are a picky eater, same advice. We found the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

In the tradition of small restaurants with excellent food and accommodating chefs, Pumpkin did not miss the mark. Many complex flavors and textures, as well as a comfortable atmosphere were present. The only negative was the less than attentive waitstaff. I'd go back- as long as I was not in a hurry.

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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158 reviews 158 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My son loves this place! The menu is very limited, but fresh. We came on a night that didn't have choices that we had hoped for. Everything was still very good. Our favorite...the chilled beet soup. Amazing! And great presentation. Overall, the food was good. We had to eat late and the staff seemed a little tired. So just ok.... More

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Paris, France
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A tripadvisor find we decided to give this BYOB a go and it did not disappoint. Each dish was created with a combination of flavours that danced on the tongue. Service was excellent and overall added to an enjoyable evening. Tip: It is worth checking the menu ahead of time to ensure you can pick a wine to complement, luckily... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Pumpkin's a good little restaurant off the beaten path de cuisine in Philly. Food was good, service was a bit eclectic, and it was an overall pleasant experience. Be prepared to sit with your neighbors, though, as the tables are so close you can barely squeeze in between then. BYO is fun - I like bringing my own wine. Cash... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Unfortunately, this restaurant didn’t impress us. We didn't feel that our food blended in flavors very well and the presentation lacked a little to be desired. They also have a small seasonal menu and we did feel that our food was fresh. My pork was a little fattier than I had expected for the cut. Some positives: friendly service, very... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I went to this restaurant with my husband we brought our own Wine The service was wonderful and must I say the food looked like Art and was fresh and delicious nice place for a romantic dinner for two!

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Holmes, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Service was GREAT, the meal even BETTER! You MUST try this gem of a restaurant, I for one am glad it's a byob, as it keeps the costs down. You can thank me later!!!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Took a dare for a birthday celebration. Advised the hostess when the reservation was made and was told that they would try to accommodate us with a great table. They delivered, cozy, nestled in the corner! We shared the scallop and lamb ragout appetizers (ordered based on other tripadvisor reviews, thanks tripadvisor!) YUMMM. Not to be missed. My date ordered... More

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