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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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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    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
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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
Sunday Wine Dinner was enjoyable

Really enjoyed this small, 20 seat BYOB place. We had their Sunday night wine dinner for $40 which included five courses of tasty food...highlights of our meal included a warm, silky cauliflower soup; amazing ravioli stuffed with ricotta & parsnips; a steak with roasted parsnips, purple carrots... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Really enjoyed this small, 20 seat BYOB place. We had their Sunday night wine dinner for $40 which included five courses of tasty food...highlights of our meal included a warm, silky cauliflower soup; amazing ravioli stuffed with ricotta & parsnips; a steak with roasted parsnips, purple carrots, and turnips; and lastly -- the best dish of the meal -- pot... More 

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Winston-Salem, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife and I ate here on Sunday for the tasting menu. This is about the fourth year in a row that we have done this during our annual visit to Philadelphia. We were not disappointed. The food and service was absolutely some of the best ever. The 5 course tasting menu is definitely a great bargain and every course... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My wife and I went here for her birthday and were blown away. We ordered the charred octopus appetizer, strip steak and salmon entrees. These were great portion sizes and the taste was unbelievable. Very creative dishes and outstanding flavor. And it wasn't that expensive for one of the highest rated restaurants in the city! I'm going back to try... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

I wrestled with this rating but it was either a 5 or a 4. They brought me the wrong entree. It would have helped if I could tell the difference between the mackerel and the Japanese bass but by the time I realized the dish was not what I had ordered it was too late as I had eaten half... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Small, quaint authentic restaurant on South Street. BYOB. Cash only. Food was excellent. Grilled octopus was wonderful as was the bass as an entree. The Sunday Tasting Menu looked great- would have to come back for it!

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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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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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Additional Information about Pumpkin

Address: 1713 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone Number: 215-545-4448
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
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
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: American

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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 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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