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1713 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 (City Center West)
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Ranked #132 of 3,803 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: City Center West
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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
Wilmington, Delaware
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 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
144 helpful votes 144 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 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
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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135 reviews 135 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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 0 - 30
Cuisine: American

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