Pumpkin Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 1713 South St

    Philadelphia, PA 19146

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  • 215-545-4448

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Hours
Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Thu., Sun. 6am - 12pm;Fri. - Sat. 5:30am - 12pm
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One of our favorite places. Went here for dinner on a whim and absolutely loved everything about it. Food was excellent, service was great, dessert yummy, prices reasonable! We will definitely be back.

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★★★★★

One of our favorite places. Went here for dinner on a whim and absolutely loved everything about it. Food was excellent, service was great, dessert yummy, prices reasonable! We will definitely be back.

Pros: changing menu, good food

Cons: cozy quarters

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Awesome place! BYOB, great menu--delicious food! The servers are on point and great! A gem of a place in Philly!

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★★★★☆

Awesome place! BYOB, great menu--delicious food! The servers are on point and great! A gem of a place in Philly!

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pumpkin is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. it stands out as one of the best BYOs in a city full of exceptional independent restaurants. I no longer live in philadelphia, but eat at pumpkin whenever I go back.

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★★★★★

pumpkin is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. it stands out as one of the best BYOs in a city full of exceptional independent restaurants. I no longer live in philadelphia, but eat at pumpkin whenever I go back.

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I went on a saturday and was almost asked to wait outside in the cold because we were waiting on a table to open up despite having reservations. Our server was great and friendly. Our food portion was small and I've been to many other restaurants, including byobs, that give you a bit more for 25 dollar entrees.

Pros...good service, good food
Cons...small portions, must have reservations. I actually saw 2 couples get turned away even with 2 tables being empty for my entire meal

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★★★☆☆

I went on a saturday and was almost asked to wait outside in the cold because we were waiting on a table to open up despite having reservations. Our server was great and friendly. Our food portion was small and I've been to many other restaurants, including byobs, that give you a bit more for 25 dollar entrees.

Pros...good service, good food
Cons...small portions, must have reservations. I actually saw 2 couples get turned away even with 2 tables being empty for my entire meal

Pros: byob, good food

Cons: small portions

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I have been to this restaurant twice. The first time the experience was pleasant and the food was decent. However, the second time, the waitress told us that we would only have an hour to eat since they were over-booked. Not only did we feel rushed throught the entire meal, but the waitress actually asked my fiance and I to leave because there was a table waiting to be seated. We were going to order dessert, but were left feeling entirely unwelcome. Horrible dining experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to this restaurant twice. The first time the experience was pleasant and the food was decent. However, the second time, the waitress told us that we would only have an hour to eat since they were over-booked. Not only did we feel rushed throught the entire meal, but the waitress actually asked my fiance and I to leave because there was a table waiting to be seated. We were going to order dessert, but were left feeling entirely unwelcome. Horrible dining experience.

Cons: service

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This tiny little restaurant seats 30, so it's intimate. The menu changes daily but the options were great. The service was prompt, the food was fabulous. Reservations are accepted so that's also a plus.

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★★★★☆

This tiny little restaurant seats 30, so it's intimate. The menu changes daily but the options were great. The service was prompt, the food was fabulous. Reservations are accepted so that's also a plus.

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Co-owners Ian Moroney and Hillary Bor have put together a fantastic culinary experience.

The menu changes daily so each time you have the pleasure of dining here you have much to look forward to.

My most recent experience was a phenomenal tasting menu - Letting the chefs amaze you with their talents.

They are by far my favorite BYOB in Philadelphia.

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★★★★★

Co-owners Ian Moroney and Hillary Bor have put together a fantastic culinary experience.

The menu changes daily so each time you have the pleasure of dining here you have much to look forward to.

My most recent experience was a phenomenal tasting menu - Letting the chefs amaze you with their talents.

They are by far my favorite BYOB in Philadelphia.

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Went this weekend with a big party... The place is smaller than my living room, so when a big party comes in, sure, it will get loud (especially with wine bottles flowing)... I definitely expected a "sorry to ask, but can you please keep it down?" from the staff. What we got instead was a waitress who turned around and gave us a huge "SHHHHHH" with a scowl on her face. Did we really get shushed? At a restaurant? Am I 5? Really? At least the food was OK.

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★★☆☆☆

Went this weekend with a big party... The place is smaller than my living room, so when a big party comes in, sure, it will get loud (especially with wine bottles flowing)... I definitely expected a "sorry to ask, but can you please keep it down?" from the staff. What we got instead was a waitress who turned around and gave us a huge "SHHHHHH" with a scowl on her face. Did we really get shushed? At a restaurant? Am I 5? Really? At least the food was OK.

Pros: right portion, right price

Cons: RUDE servers

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Avoid this restaurant. Not only do they not serve any vegetarian or vegan dishes, they serve foie gras. Don't be lured in by their cute signage and nice interior, this is a restaurant that is in the business of exploiting animals.

Their sweet little market across the street sells vegan foods and the people who work inside the market will ask you about what types of foods they can bring in that will make the market better. But the truth is, if they sell vegan foods and foie gras, it's not the type of establishment that you should support.

Avoid eating at restaurants that sell foie gras. If you don't know what foie gras is, take a few minutes and google foie gras.

Become an informed consumer. Make compassionate choices.

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★☆☆☆☆

Avoid this restaurant. Not only do they not serve any vegetarian or vegan dishes, they serve foie gras. Don't be lured in by their cute signage and nice interior, this is a restaurant that is in the business of exploiting animals.

Their sweet little market across the street sells vegan foods and the people who work inside the market will ask you about what types of foods they can bring in that will make the market better. But the truth is, if they sell vegan foods and foie gras, it's not the type of establishment that you should support.

Avoid eating at restaurants that sell foie gras. If you don't know what foie gras is, take a few minutes and google foie gras.

Become an informed consumer. Make compassionate choices.

Pros: Cute signage and interior

Cons: Foie Gras

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Foodies will love this place, the menu changes daily and the food is spectacular. I go often because it is always good. The portions are normal size and you will leave satisfied but not stuffed. Dont forget to make a reservation.

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★★★★★

Foodies will love this place, the menu changes daily and the food is spectacular. I go often because it is always good. The portions are normal size and you will leave satisfied but not stuffed. Dont forget to make a reservation.

Pros: Spectacular food, BYO

Cons: Small space

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Recently visited this place after hearing many positive things, but left fairly disappointed.

Good-- very charming small space, which is intimate and romantic. Super friendly staff

Bad -- smallest portions that I have seen outside of a 7 course tasting menu at Le Bec Fin. We both had an appetizer, entree and dessert and left hungry. Food was decent but not spectacular. restaurant is also on an "up and coming" block. The prices were also obnoxious given the tiny portions. There are so many better byob options in the city that this is not even in the top 50% of byobs.

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★★☆☆☆

Recently visited this place after hearing many positive things, but left fairly disappointed.

Good-- very charming small space, which is intimate and romantic. Super friendly staff

Bad -- smallest portions that I have seen outside of a 7 course tasting menu at Le Bec Fin. We both had an appetizer, entree and dessert and left hungry. Food was decent but not spectacular. restaurant is also on an "up and coming" block. The prices were also obnoxious given the tiny portions. There are so many better byob options in the city that this is not even in the top 50% of byobs.

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As I said; I go to Pumpkin fairly often. And what I said before still goes.

But Now! Ian has a new and wonderful new chef in the kitchen who is apparently a Desert Head. And together they make even More magic.

And they are deserts clearly prepared by a 'food guy': tastes, and textures, and colors all perfectly combined; 'layered' together. Yummy stuff and another excellent addition.

Sadly, my favorite waitress left but there are two new ones that I like. Iona and Harriet.

So anyway: Try The Deserts!

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★★★★☆

As I said; I go to Pumpkin fairly often. And what I said before still goes.

But Now! Ian has a new and wonderful new chef in the kitchen who is apparently a Desert Head. And together they make even More magic.

And they are deserts clearly prepared by a 'food guy': tastes, and textures, and colors all perfectly combined; 'layered' together. Yummy stuff and another excellent addition.

Sadly, my favorite waitress left but there are two new ones that I like. Iona and Harriet.

So anyway: Try The Deserts!

Pros: It's all good. No wait; sometimes other people make too much noise.

Cons: Sometimes I can't eat there

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Was interested to see what this place would be like, considering it has some excellent reviews on here and also some terrible reviews. Overall, I enjoyed my time at Pumpkin. I went on a Friday night and found the restaurant to be full, but not cramped. Service was very good, although it was a little weird how the bread is brought over one piece at a time. Food was delicious, and although small on the portion size, I walked out of there full. Must have been the wine. Would recommend Pumpkin, but there are so many good BYOs in the city that I can't say it was my all-time favorite.

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★★★★☆

Was interested to see what this place would be like, considering it has some excellent reviews on here and also some terrible reviews. Overall, I enjoyed my time at Pumpkin. I went on a Friday night and found the restaurant to be full, but not cramped. Service was very good, although it was a little weird how the bread is brought over one piece at a time. Food was delicious, and although small on the portion size, I walked out of there full. Must have been the wine. Would recommend Pumpkin, but there are so many good BYOs in the city that I can't say it was my all-time favorite.

Pros: BYOB, great food, good service

Cons: Small, can get loud, small portions

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I was at Pumpkin recently and after reading some reviews, it was exactly what I expected, but better. The waitress was excellent, she was comfortable and knowledgeable, and I have to say this is the first time that being vegan has not felt like a hassle. She was happy to accomodate and rather than getting the feeling like the Chefs were grumbling in the background, she made me feel like they enjoyed the challenge (although, it probably wouldve been smart to mention it in my reservation). The presentations were lovely and while the portions are smaller, even my father (who has quite an appetite) was satisfied. Now, the food does take a while, but here's my advice. Bring a few bottles of wine, sit back and relax- its Dinner! Whats the hurry. The waitress, was not absent or avoiding us and to me, that makes all the difference. My vegan dish-kale, mushrooms, quinoa, parsnip puree with a spicy mustard taste was so good, I was practically licking my fingers!

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★★★★☆

I was at Pumpkin recently and after reading some reviews, it was exactly what I expected, but better. The waitress was excellent, she was comfortable and knowledgeable, and I have to say this is the first time that being vegan has not felt like a hassle. She was happy to accomodate and rather than getting the feeling like the Chefs were grumbling in the background, she made me feel like they enjoyed the challenge (although, it probably wouldve been smart to mention it in my reservation). The presentations were lovely and while the portions are smaller, even my father (who has quite an appetite) was satisfied. Now, the food does take a while, but here's my advice. Bring a few bottles of wine, sit back and relax- its Dinner! Whats the hurry. The waitress, was not absent or avoiding us and to me, that makes all the difference. My vegan dish-kale, mushrooms, quinoa, parsnip puree with a spicy mustard taste was so good, I was practically licking my fingers!

Pros: Great Service, Vegan-Friendly

Cons: Cash Only, Smaller portions

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Pumpkin is always great. The food is always well done, with great care. Full of flavor, fantastic presentation, and interesting combinations. I recommend this place highly. As a regular, I am always given a amuse course, and the chefs are always willing to talk shop, whether it be food, ingredients, or wine.

Now, since it seems many people lack BYOB etiquette, let me inform the masses. First, for the prices you pay and the quality you get, you cannot beat this restaurant, along with a few other notable byobs (melograno, mercato, etc). As someone who works at a fine dining establishment in philly, a filling, delicious meal for 2 under $100 is great. But, with that price you lose some of the luxury's of fine dining.

If you want somewhere with a "never say no, customer is always right" mentality, go to The Fountain or Le Bec Fin. And, expect to pay upwards of 200 per PERSON! I routinely wait on tables of 2 that spend upwards of $500. Otherwise, you have to deal with certain unavoidable compromises. For one, staff and service. They won't be stellar, but good enough, just because the great ones go to where they make more money. Two, if you sit for a long time, don't be surprised if you're asked to leave. As a BYOB makes no money off alcohol (with its huge profit margin), a customer who is sitting, just drinking wine they bought elsewhere is losing that restaurant lots of money. Please be courteous to the staff, and waiting customers, and leave in a reasonable amount of time.

Lastly, trust a restaurant if they say they can't seat you, because they cannot seat you. No one will turn you away if you can be sat. But since most byobs are so small, if a they are booked for an evening, they cannot shuffle things around. If tables are open, but you cannot be seated, it means reservations for them are coming in shortly and must be honored. Next time, make a reservation.

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★★★★★

Pumpkin is always great. The food is always well done, with great care. Full of flavor, fantastic presentation, and interesting combinations. I recommend this place highly. As a regular, I am always given a amuse course, and the chefs are always willing to talk shop, whether it be food, ingredients, or wine.

Now, since it seems many people lack BYOB etiquette, let me inform the masses. First, for the prices you pay and the quality you get, you cannot beat this restaurant, along with a few other notable byobs (melograno, mercato, etc). As someone who works at a fine dining establishment in philly, a filling, delicious meal for 2 under $100 is great. But, with that price you lose some of the luxury's of fine dining.

If you want somewhere with a "never say no, customer is always right" mentality, go to The Fountain or Le Bec Fin. And, expect to pay upwards of 200 per PERSON! I routinely wait on tables of 2 that spend upwards of $500. Otherwise, you have to deal with certain unavoidable compromises. For one, staff and service. They won't be stellar, but good enough, just because the great ones go to where they make more money. Two, if you sit for a long time, don't be surprised if you're asked to leave. As a BYOB makes no money off alcohol (with its huge profit margin), a customer who is sitting, just drinking wine they bought elsewhere is losing that restaurant lots of money. Please be courteous to the staff, and waiting customers, and leave in a reasonable amount of time.

Lastly, trust a restaurant if they say they can't seat you, because they cannot seat you. No one will turn you away if you can be sat. But since most byobs are so small, if a they are booked for an evening, they cannot shuffle things around. If tables are open, but you cannot be seated, it means reservations for them are coming in shortly and must be honored. Next time, make a reservation.

Pros: Unbelievable food, approachable chefs

Cons: can be tight and loud if full. Small kitchen can mean long waits when busy

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We have dined at Pumpkin three times. The food is very good, but also very OVERPRICED, especially for the portion. The first time we went the service was great. The second and third times, the service was just okay. We felt rushed like others have, even though there were several empty tables.

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★★★☆☆

We have dined at Pumpkin three times. The food is very good, but also very OVERPRICED, especially for the portion. The first time we went the service was great. The second and third times, the service was just okay. We felt rushed like others have, even though there were several empty tables.

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I have eaten at Pumpkin literally dozens of times beginning almost at their original opening. I find them not only wonderful, but improving.

The servers are good looking, pleasant, witty, and efficient. And the chefs are really excellent in a special way which has them consistently surprising me with their ability to top their prior excellent renderings. They are genuine and talented artists pairing ingredients, textures, colors, and flavors in unexpected and wonderful ways.

I find it a rare experience to be both surprised and delighted by food. But Pumpkin routinely accomplishes it.

After reading through the detracting 'reviews' here the thought came to me - they must have been written by competing restaurant owners.

Perhaps I have simply been accidentily fortunate in my experiences. But maybe your should come in when I am going to be there and share in my good fortune. E-mail me and we can coordinate reservations.

CJE@snip.(put the word for what fisherman use here)
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★★★★★

I have eaten at Pumpkin literally dozens of times beginning almost at their original opening. I find them not only wonderful, but improving.

The servers are good looking, pleasant, witty, and efficient. And the chefs are really excellent in a special way which has them consistently surprising me with their ability to top their prior excellent renderings. They are genuine and talented artists pairing ingredients, textures, colors, and flavors in unexpected and wonderful ways.

I find it a rare experience to be both surprised and delighted by food. But Pumpkin routinely accomplishes it.

After reading through the detracting 'reviews' here the thought came to me - they must have been written by competing restaurant owners.

Perhaps I have simply been accidentily fortunate in my experiences. But maybe your should come in when I am going to be there and share in my good fortune. E-mail me and we can coordinate reservations.

CJE@snip.(put the word for what fisherman use here)
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Pros: Convenient and inexpensive parking right across the street

Cons: Sometimes they are closed when I want wonderful food

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Well if you have the stomach of an eighty year old then this is the place for you. I was super excited for my dinner at Pumpkin but now I'm super sick! Not that the food wasn't pretty good, the Pumpkin experience was bland bland bland... The service was numbing and the portions of each dish was nonexisting. A huge white bowl contained my small lil entree that depressed and amused me. Laughter followed shortly after for the measly entrees wouldn't satisfy a three year old. If it wasn't for the vodka I'd probably have a worse experience. Anyway, if you want to spend 80 buckaroo's on din din and then head to Lorenzo's for dessert, enjoy!

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★★☆☆☆

Well if you have the stomach of an eighty year old then this is the place for you. I was super excited for my dinner at Pumpkin but now I'm super sick! Not that the food wasn't pretty good, the Pumpkin experience was bland bland bland... The service was numbing and the portions of each dish was nonexisting. A huge white bowl contained my small lil entree that depressed and amused me. Laughter followed shortly after for the measly entrees wouldn't satisfy a three year old. If it wasn't for the vodka I'd probably have a worse experience. Anyway, if you want to spend 80 buckaroo's on din din and then head to Lorenzo's for dessert, enjoy!

Pros: I can't seem to find one!

Cons: Where do I begin?

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My recommendation: eat before you go. We went for dinner last night. The menu is expensive for a BYO. Entrees were at least $23 and appetizers were $8-10. The price doesn't matter, but the portion size for the price DOES matter. The entrees are served in huge bowls, but the serving in the giant bowl is the size of a bevnap. When we got our entrees, we looked into our huge bowls, looked at each other, and burst out laughing, the portions were so small.
The bevnap reference is not an exaggeration. I had the short ribs, and my portion was literally the size of a bevnap. The menu should say "short rib" instead of "short ribs". My friend had the marlin, and her portion was even smaller than mine--it was the size of an appetizer portion. My entree was supposed to come with potato gratin. The gratin was literally a few slices of potatoes.
If the food was outstanding, I would give some leeway for the smaller portions. The short rib entree was good, but not anything special. The appetizers were good (escargot, razor clams), but again, not anything special. The marlin was very good, but again, just too small to qualify as an entree. When we asked for bread, we were served ONE SLICE EACH from a big basket. Later, during the entrees, we had to ask three times for more bread, and then we were again served one slice each. The bread wouldn't normally matter, but we were hungry and the tiny portion sizes didn't cut it. And to top it off, the bread was stale.

Also, the only beverages they have are water, coke, diet coke, and sprite. If you are bringing something to drink other than wine, there are no mixers other than coke and sprite. If you don't drink alcohol, be prepared to drink one of those three choices.
I was happy I had a bagel an hour before we went. We were hungry when we left. Not what I expect when my meal is $80 without drinks. The quality of the food does not justify the tiny portions. It gives the impression that the restaurant is cheap.

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★★☆☆☆

My recommendation: eat before you go. We went for dinner last night. The menu is expensive for a BYO. Entrees were at least $23 and appetizers were $8-10. The price doesn't matter, but the portion size for the price DOES matter. The entrees are served in huge bowls, but the serving in the giant bowl is the size of a bevnap. When we got our entrees, we looked into our huge bowls, looked at each other, and burst out laughing, the portions were so small.
The bevnap reference is not an exaggeration. I had the short ribs, and my portion was literally the size of a bevnap. The menu should say "short rib" instead of "short ribs". My friend had the marlin, and her portion was even smaller than mine--it was the size of an appetizer portion. My entree was supposed to come with potato gratin. The gratin was literally a few slices of potatoes.
If the food was outstanding, I would give some leeway for the smaller portions. The short rib entree was good, but not anything special. The appetizers were good (escargot, razor clams), but again, not anything special. The marlin was very good, but again, just too small to qualify as an entree. When we asked for bread, we were served ONE SLICE EACH from a big basket. Later, during the entrees, we had to ask three times for more bread, and then we were again served one slice each. The bread wouldn't normally matter, but we were hungry and the tiny portion sizes didn't cut it. And to top it off, the bread was stale.

Also, the only beverages they have are water, coke, diet coke, and sprite. If you are bringing something to drink other than wine, there are no mixers other than coke and sprite. If you don't drink alcohol, be prepared to drink one of those three choices.
I was happy I had a bagel an hour before we went. We were hungry when we left. Not what I expect when my meal is $80 without drinks. The quality of the food does not justify the tiny portions. It gives the impression that the restaurant is cheap.

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I went for dinner last night and felt while the atmosphere is tempting from the street it was not at all what i expected. I felt the PRICES are a bit out of control, there are many established byobs in the area with much higher quality food for almost 7 to 10$ cheaper per plate, like on 20th and spruce, anyway the wait staff had a bit of pretention about them, even though they tried very hard to be relaxed and when your in such a small space all the details matter, this was a large one. The meal was pretty good, the bill was nuts. no entree under 23$ last night and for a byob....i wont go back

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★☆☆☆☆

I went for dinner last night and felt while the atmosphere is tempting from the street it was not at all what i expected. I felt the PRICES are a bit out of control, there are many established byobs in the area with much higher quality food for almost 7 to 10$ cheaper per plate, like on 20th and spruce, anyway the wait staff had a bit of pretention about them, even though they tried very hard to be relaxed and when your in such a small space all the details matter, this was a large one. The meal was pretty good, the bill was nuts. no entree under 23$ last night and for a byob....i wont go back

Pros: local, byob

Cons: attitude, PRICES

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Pros-The atmosphere is intimate and relaxing (just the right amount of lighting). The size is great because it doesn't get that "roar" of too many people that you get in some BYOs. I am not a big seafood person and there is a lot of seafood on the menu -but I always find something I love on the ever changing menu. The duck dishes are to die for and dessert is a highlight. The waitstaff are very friendly, accomidating and knowledgable.
Cons- Not big enough for large parties (over 6). The portions are small and it is a bit on the pricy side -but the food is definately worth it.
One of my favorite BYOs in Philly.

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★★★★★

Pros-The atmosphere is intimate and relaxing (just the right amount of lighting). The size is great because it doesn't get that "roar" of too many people that you get in some BYOs. I am not a big seafood person and there is a lot of seafood on the menu -but I always find something I love on the ever changing menu. The duck dishes are to die for and dessert is a highlight. The waitstaff are very friendly, accomidating and knowledgable.
Cons- Not big enough for large parties (over 6). The portions are small and it is a bit on the pricy side -but the food is definately worth it.
One of my favorite BYOs in Philly.

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I moved to Center City a year ago and made a conscious effort to eat at every BYO in the area this year. I have to say that Pumpkin is certainly at the top of the class if not at the very top. The menu is fresh, organic and seasonal, and the dishes are always artfully and thoughtfully composed. I have always found the waitstaff courteous and efficient and the friendly chef himself will always visit a table to discuss the food. I don't know what kinds of experiences the less-enthusiastic reviewers on this site had, but I can only tell you that every time I've been there (about once a month for the past year), the food and service have been consistently among the best in the city. They also take reservations and will accommodate special menu needs if given advance notice. The chef is formerly of Little Fish, so the seafood is always fantastic, as is the hanger steak. Although, in my opinion, the appetizers often steal the show - so don't skip right to the entree!

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★★★★★

I moved to Center City a year ago and made a conscious effort to eat at every BYO in the area this year. I have to say that Pumpkin is certainly at the top of the class if not at the very top. The menu is fresh, organic and seasonal, and the dishes are always artfully and thoughtfully composed. I have always found the waitstaff courteous and efficient and the friendly chef himself will always visit a table to discuss the food. I don't know what kinds of experiences the less-enthusiastic reviewers on this site had, but I can only tell you that every time I've been there (about once a month for the past year), the food and service have been consistently among the best in the city. They also take reservations and will accommodate special menu needs if given advance notice. The chef is formerly of Little Fish, so the seafood is always fantastic, as is the hanger steak. Although, in my opinion, the appetizers often steal the show - so don't skip right to the entree!

Pros: Great Food, Organic ingredients, Friendly Chef and Staff

Cons: Small Menu - although I usually still have trouble deciding what to get cause it's all great!

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We dined at Pumpkin on 6/15/2007, and it was a mixed experience. First of all, it was a lot more expensive than I had anticipated. It is more of a $$$ rating than a $$ rating, as listed on citysearch. Tiny appetizers (2 scallops or 4 snails) were around $11, with main course ranging between $23-$26. Food quality was ok, but definitely not worth the price. My steak was chewy and fatty. Waiter almost spilled wine all over my clothes, and made a joke that I did it myself. Ambience was nice, cozy and relaxing. Overall, not worth the price, given the large number of excellent restaurants in Philadelphia. I won?t be back.

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★★★☆☆

We dined at Pumpkin on 6/15/2007, and it was a mixed experience. First of all, it was a lot more expensive than I had anticipated. It is more of a $$$ rating than a $$ rating, as listed on citysearch. Tiny appetizers (2 scallops or 4 snails) were around $11, with main course ranging between $23-$26. Food quality was ok, but definitely not worth the price. My steak was chewy and fatty. Waiter almost spilled wine all over my clothes, and made a joke that I did it myself. Ambience was nice, cozy and relaxing. Overall, not worth the price, given the large number of excellent restaurants in Philadelphia. I won?t be back.

Pros: Nice ambience

Cons: Average food and service

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Not really what every told me about or maybe they had a off night but, from start to finish was a car wreck. From waiting for a table to our food order being wrong. I hope next time things will be better, if there is a next time their.

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★★★☆☆

Not really what every told me about or maybe they had a off night but, from start to finish was a car wreck. From waiting for a table to our food order being wrong. I hope next time things will be better, if there is a next time their.

Cons: Waiting

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I have gone to pumpkin for my birthday for the last 3 years and it is always amazing. Every time we go we order the entire menu. I have probably had over 60 different dishes that Pumpkin has served and only two of them were less than fantastic. I don't understand the reviews that rip on the food. If you only went once you don't have a good basis to judge and ripping on the number of menu options, price, or lack of vegetarian options is just silly; they only have 26 seats! The sweetbreads with preserved lemon, amazing. Perciatelli with uni, anchovy and garlic is the very essence of the ocean. The Hanger steak is always excellent (don't even think of having cooked more than medium) but it is the more creative items that really make Moroney's dishes shine. The Pork tenderloin with caraway spatzli made me long for my grandmother German cooking. The simple flavors of roast chicken with celery root risotto was perfect. It is chicken worth ordering in a restaurant and I never think you should get chicken. And the desserts are divine. A great cheese plate or the chocolate panna cotta are a great way to go. The menu is small so if you have dietary restrictions or are a vegetarian or (god help us) a vegan, call ahead so they can make sure they have something for you.
The only missteps I have encountered were the berlotti bean and chorizo served with the fluke. The beans hadn't been soaked long enough and were tough and the chorizo had been a bit overcooked. The Mapleque oysters were placed in a bed of salt that was too fine and got all over the shells so that you couldn't help getting it in your mouth with the oyster. Which was a shame because they were excellent.
The atmosphere is very cozy, the bathrooms have linen hand towels, which is a great touch. It would be great if they could have an alcove built unto the door way to keep out cold air.

My recommendation, get a couple of friends, a couple bottles of wine, go late and order everything.

2
★★★★★

I have gone to pumpkin for my birthday for the last 3 years and it is always amazing. Every time we go we order the entire menu. I have probably had over 60 different dishes that Pumpkin has served and only two of them were less than fantastic. I don't understand the reviews that rip on the food. If you only went once you don't have a good basis to judge and ripping on the number of menu options, price, or lack of vegetarian options is just silly; they only have 26 seats! The sweetbreads with preserved lemon, amazing. Perciatelli with uni, anchovy and garlic is the very essence of the ocean. The Hanger steak is always excellent (don't even think of having cooked more than medium) but it is the more creative items that really make Moroney's dishes shine. The Pork tenderloin with caraway spatzli made me long for my grandmother German cooking. The simple flavors of roast chicken with celery root risotto was perfect. It is chicken worth ordering in a restaurant and I never think you should get chicken. And the desserts are divine. A great cheese plate or the chocolate panna cotta are a great way to go. The menu is small so if you have dietary restrictions or are a vegetarian or (god help us) a vegan, call ahead so they can make sure they have something for you.
The only missteps I have encountered were the berlotti bean and chorizo served with the fluke. The beans hadn't been soaked long enough and were tough and the chorizo had been a bit overcooked. The Mapleque oysters were placed in a bed of salt that was too fine and got all over the shells so that you couldn't help getting it in your mouth with the oyster. Which was a shame because they were excellent.
The atmosphere is very cozy, the bathrooms have linen hand towels, which is a great touch. It would be great if they could have an alcove built unto the door way to keep out cold air.

My recommendation, get a couple of friends, a couple bottles of wine, go late and order everything.

Pros: excellent food, changing menu, good service

Cons: no place to wait so the winter can be rough

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This is quite a little gem of a restaurant. Reservations are essential, as the place is very small, but not too terribly cramped. The service was quite good and knowledgable. Began with a terrific puff pastry with escargo and pork meatballs that was very tasty. The bass entree was well cooked and flavorful. All in all, highly recommended.

2
★★★★★

This is quite a little gem of a restaurant. Reservations are essential, as the place is very small, but not too terribly cramped. The service was quite good and knowledgable. Began with a terrific puff pastry with escargo and pork meatballs that was very tasty. The bass entree was well cooked and flavorful. All in all, highly recommended.

Pros: byo, delicious food, good service

Cons: hard to get a table

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We enjoyed our meal at Pumpkin, although it was a bit cramped as can be expected at a small BYOB in Philly and it was a bit noisy due to a large party seated next to our table. Our appetizers were very good, particularly the foie gras pate which was a very good size with delicious bread. Our entrees were also quite tasty and the salmon was cooked to perfection. The simple apple crisp dessert was also good if not particularly imaginative. We were seated promptly when we arrived and found our service to be fine and pleasant. As a side we went on a Sunday night and the rude hostess who was mentioned in several reviews was not there. I recommend Pumpkin, but bear in mind it is a small BYOB and it can be loud and a bit cramped.

2
★★★★☆

We enjoyed our meal at Pumpkin, although it was a bit cramped as can be expected at a small BYOB in Philly and it was a bit noisy due to a large party seated next to our table. Our appetizers were very good, particularly the foie gras pate which was a very good size with delicious bread. Our entrees were also quite tasty and the salmon was cooked to perfection. The simple apple crisp dessert was also good if not particularly imaginative. We were seated promptly when we arrived and found our service to be fine and pleasant. As a side we went on a Sunday night and the rude hostess who was mentioned in several reviews was not there. I recommend Pumpkin, but bear in mind it is a small BYOB and it can be loud and a bit cramped.

Pros: daily changing menu, fair prices, intimate

Cons: a bit loud when filled with a party of 16 Carlo Rossi jug drinking girls

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I've eaten here several times and have always liked it. Amazed to see reviews that say anything bad. Their service can be a little pushy, but I never complain with that in a BYOB. They need to move tables along, and I understand that going in.

Menu rotates all the time, and I like that. They are not breaking any culinary boundries here, but it's always consistent and good!

2
★★★★☆

I've eaten here several times and have always liked it. Amazed to see reviews that say anything bad. Their service can be a little pushy, but I never complain with that in a BYOB. They need to move tables along, and I understand that going in.

Menu rotates all the time, and I like that. They are not breaking any culinary boundries here, but it's always consistent and good!

Pros: food, atmoshere

Cons: nothing, really

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I had an joyful time celebrating my husband's birthday and sharing this event with
our daughter who lives in Philadelphia...all our meals were excellent...the owner/
hostess was a delight... food and service areour equal to Union Square....we all look foward to future celebrations at Pumpkin!

2
★★★★★

I had an joyful time celebrating my husband's birthday and sharing this event with
our daughter who lives in Philadelphia...all our meals were excellent...the owner/
hostess was a delight... food and service areour equal to Union Square....we all look foward to future celebrations at Pumpkin!

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The place is cute with great atmosphere. The service was warm and friendly (Tuesday night though) and the menu looked wonderful. Unfortunately the food was entirely pedestrian. A huge disappointment.

1
★★★☆☆

The place is cute with great atmosphere. The service was warm and friendly (Tuesday night though) and the menu looked wonderful. Unfortunately the food was entirely pedestrian. A huge disappointment.

Pros: Atmosphere, Service

Cons: Mediocre Food, Expensive

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what a disappointment. from the time we stepped in the door it was an unfriendly enviroment. we were basically meant to feel like they were doing us a favor by seating us in the half empty room bc we didn't make a reservation. the waitress was unattentive throughout the meal. the rabbit appitzer was tasteless. the salmon was boring. the "ice water" was warm and tasted like the faucet.
the meal was overpriced for what you get. and it was interesting that although they made us feel like we were taking a future customers table by the time we left no one was in the door waiting.
I don't recommend it and won't go back.

1
★★☆☆☆

what a disappointment. from the time we stepped in the door it was an unfriendly enviroment. we were basically meant to feel like they were doing us a favor by seating us in the half empty room bc we didn't make a reservation. the waitress was unattentive throughout the meal. the rabbit appitzer was tasteless. the salmon was boring. the "ice water" was warm and tasted like the faucet.
the meal was overpriced for what you get. and it was interesting that although they made us feel like we were taking a future customers table by the time we left no one was in the door waiting.
I don't recommend it and won't go back.

Cons: service, price , food

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Like many BYOs, this is a very small space. The food is divine. I though the prices were fair, and I had a steak that was the most delicious I've evern tasted. The servers were polite.

2
★★★★★

Like many BYOs, this is a very small space. The food is divine. I though the prices were fair, and I had a steak that was the most delicious I've evern tasted. The servers were polite.

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Pumpkin is small and cute. Their menu is limited, but I was happy with what I ordered. A crispy salmon number that I cleaned my plate of. Their desserts are pretty great, too. Chocolate and hazelnuts! Don't forget to bring a nice bottle of wine and/or some beers. I also noticed most people were celebrating a birthday or anniversary.

2
★★★★☆

Pumpkin is small and cute. Their menu is limited, but I was happy with what I ordered. A crispy salmon number that I cleaned my plate of. Their desserts are pretty great, too. Chocolate and hazelnuts! Don't forget to bring a nice bottle of wine and/or some beers. I also noticed most people were celebrating a birthday or anniversary.

Pros: Good food, Good decor

Cons: Weird location, Loud, Crowded

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My friend and I came here the first time and we got the most rude service just as we were being seating. Apparently, we did not have an rsvp and they looked as if they were shocked! The moment we looked at the menu--there was nothing vegetarian on it at all (my friend does not eat meat). We left with a tip on the table right away. A month later, I decide to try it again with my boyfriend. EVEN WORSE. The food had NO FLAVOR and was overpriced for what it was and the service was just all too pretentious. I don't believe the service was deserving of a 20% tip-- our meal for two was over $120--but we still give 20% b/c we knew it wasn't the server's fault the ambience was stuffy and the food not worth the money.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I came here the first time and we got the most rude service just as we were being seating. Apparently, we did not have an rsvp and they looked as if they were shocked! The moment we looked at the menu--there was nothing vegetarian on it at all (my friend does not eat meat). We left with a tip on the table right away. A month later, I decide to try it again with my boyfriend. EVEN WORSE. The food had NO FLAVOR and was overpriced for what it was and the service was just all too pretentious. I don't believe the service was deserving of a 20% tip-- our meal for two was over $120--but we still give 20% b/c we knew it wasn't the server's fault the ambience was stuffy and the food not worth the money.

Pros: BYOB

Cons: EXPENSIVE, BAD FOOD, SNOBBISH

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My husband and I went to Pumpkin with no expectations. INeither of us had read a single review beforehand. Since we dropped by on a weeknight a reservation was uncessessary, we were seated as soon as we arrived (around 6:30pm). The waitstaff was very pleasant and helpful, but not overly intrusive. We never felt rushed at any time. The space is small, and got lounder as more tables filled up.

Our appetizers, steamed mussels in a white sauce and the grilled quail, were both excellent. For our entree we shared the roasted pork, which again was an excellent choice on our part. It was done perfectly with a tasty balsalmic reduction - served on fingerling potatoes and garlicy spinach. Very nice. Dessert was pleasant but not as exciting, the bittersweet chocolate tart, and the cheese with exotic fruit chutney. Both of which were light and pleasant - but not wonderful.

2
★★★★☆

My husband and I went to Pumpkin with no expectations. INeither of us had read a single review beforehand. Since we dropped by on a weeknight a reservation was uncessessary, we were seated as soon as we arrived (around 6:30pm). The waitstaff was very pleasant and helpful, but not overly intrusive. We never felt rushed at any time. The space is small, and got lounder as more tables filled up.

Our appetizers, steamed mussels in a white sauce and the grilled quail, were both excellent. For our entree we shared the roasted pork, which again was an excellent choice on our part. It was done perfectly with a tasty balsalmic reduction - served on fingerling potatoes and garlicy spinach. Very nice. Dessert was pleasant but not as exciting, the bittersweet chocolate tart, and the cheese with exotic fruit chutney. Both of which were light and pleasant - but not wonderful.

Pros: excellent food, friendly waitstaff

Cons: noisy, small menu

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I would love to be able to write a review of this restaurant with some first hand knowledge of the food but unfortunately my wife and I were refused at the door! We had a reservation but due to uncontrollable circumstances we arrived a little late. Even though we politely explained, the hostess was incredibly rude to us. She told us our table had been given away and we had to leave immediately. But there were three empty tables right in front of us! I cant count how many times restaurants have made us wait when weve had a reservation. I have never heard of a restaurant refusing to seat people unless they were absolutely full. We were not even given the option to wait. Who do these people think they are? I have read the other reviews on this website and Pumpkin has nothing to be arrogant about!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I would love to be able to write a review of this restaurant with some first hand knowledge of the food but unfortunately my wife and I were refused at the door! We had a reservation but due to uncontrollable circumstances we arrived a little late. Even though we politely explained, the hostess was incredibly rude to us. She told us our table had been given away and we had to leave immediately. But there were three empty tables right in front of us! I cant count how many times restaurants have made us wait when weve had a reservation. I have never heard of a restaurant refusing to seat people unless they were absolutely full. We were not even given the option to wait. Who do these people think they are? I have read the other reviews on this website and Pumpkin has nothing to be arrogant about!

Pros: None

Cons: Service, Rudeness, Arrogance

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I'm completely SHOCKED by some of the reviews on this site, many obviously written by people from the same party, as someone mentioned before. We have been to Pumpkin more times than I can count, and have never been disappointed! The food is always fantastic (you've got to try the scallops!) and the atmosphere is comfortable yet classy, with candle-lighting and curtains. Nothing pompous about it, the tables are covered with simple butcher paper, which is barely even noticed when you're taking in the adorable decorating and comfy couch seating. The staff are always friendly, giving great recommendations, and willing to accommodate as much as possible. Try the pheasant, try the grilled romaine salad, and for dessert, the pot de creme is not to be missed! Anything you order, you will not be disappointed!

2
★★★★★

I'm completely SHOCKED by some of the reviews on this site, many obviously written by people from the same party, as someone mentioned before. We have been to Pumpkin more times than I can count, and have never been disappointed! The food is always fantastic (you've got to try the scallops!) and the atmosphere is comfortable yet classy, with candle-lighting and curtains. Nothing pompous about it, the tables are covered with simple butcher paper, which is barely even noticed when you're taking in the adorable decorating and comfy couch seating. The staff are always friendly, giving great recommendations, and willing to accommodate as much as possible. Try the pheasant, try the grilled romaine salad, and for dessert, the pot de creme is not to be missed! Anything you order, you will not be disappointed!

Pros: staff, atmosphere, variety of dishes

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What irked us most was that the minute you sit down they ask you if you'd
like sparkling or non-sparkling water. Since this is a BYOB and we had not
brought anything, we assumed this was complimentary. Some BYOB's give
you a glass of wine if you forget to bring wine so we assumed they did this
instead. Well it appears not and it was more than $5. We would have been fine
with this if they stated there was a charge but they did not.
Finally we saw a waitress giving out tap water later in the evening.

Appetizers were very good but our main courses were fair.
One of our dinner plates had a few chips which doeesn't seem OK for
a restaurant charging over $20 for most entrees.

1
★★★☆☆

What irked us most was that the minute you sit down they ask you if you'd
like sparkling or non-sparkling water. Since this is a BYOB and we had not
brought anything, we assumed this was complimentary. Some BYOB's give
you a glass of wine if you forget to bring wine so we assumed they did this
instead. Well it appears not and it was more than $5. We would have been fine
with this if they stated there was a charge but they did not.
Finally we saw a waitress giving out tap water later in the evening.

Appetizers were very good but our main courses were fair.
One of our dinner plates had a few chips which doeesn't seem OK for
a restaurant charging over $20 for most entrees.

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I was really excited to try Pumpkin after all the hype I read about in Philadelphia magazine.
The decor was really cute but since it was small, it got quite noisy. The male waiter was super nice and accomidating, the woman waitress was eh.
I went with my husband and another couple, we found the menu to be quite small and lacking choices. Both couples shared the prawn watermelon salad, which was mediocre but nothing special.
The men got steak which they both really liked but the other female and I went with the salmon. The salmon was prepared well but it needed something else besides a few beets and sporatic cauliflower, it was a boring dish.
There was not one vegetarian option either.
I found Pumpkin to be mediocre, I don't mind spending money on am amazing meal but for what it was..Pumpkin was not amazing.

1
★★★☆☆

I was really excited to try Pumpkin after all the hype I read about in Philadelphia magazine.
The decor was really cute but since it was small, it got quite noisy. The male waiter was super nice and accomidating, the woman waitress was eh.
I went with my husband and another couple, we found the menu to be quite small and lacking choices. Both couples shared the prawn watermelon salad, which was mediocre but nothing special.
The men got steak which they both really liked but the other female and I went with the salmon. The salmon was prepared well but it needed something else besides a few beets and sporatic cauliflower, it was a boring dish.
There was not one vegetarian option either.
I found Pumpkin to be mediocre, I don't mind spending money on am amazing meal but for what it was..Pumpkin was not amazing.

Pros: BYOB, decor was cute, guy waiter was good

Cons: small menu, lacking flavor, noisy

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My boyfriend and I went to Pumpkin and had an amazing dining experience. You feel like your in the very small livingroom of your neighbor's house but all the furniture is gone. The service was unbelievably friendly, funny and helpful. They also let us dine without approaching us every 2 minutes and we dined for i think about 3.5 hours! The food was fabulous with an array of different options. The ambience was simple with just wood and accents of orange. Very unpretentious place, patrons and servers! The only downfall was it was noisy because there is really nothing to soak up the sound!

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I went to Pumpkin and had an amazing dining experience. You feel like your in the very small livingroom of your neighbor's house but all the furniture is gone. The service was unbelievably friendly, funny and helpful. They also let us dine without approaching us every 2 minutes and we dined for i think about 3.5 hours! The food was fabulous with an array of different options. The ambience was simple with just wood and accents of orange. Very unpretentious place, patrons and servers! The only downfall was it was noisy because there is really nothing to soak up the sound!

Pros: Food, Servers, Intimate

Cons: Noise

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I was hesitant to give Pumpkin a try after all the bad reviews here, but now I'm glad I went to make up my own mind. Each dish that my date and I shared were wonderful, from the grilled romaine salad to a pan-fried salmon piled high with sweet-potato crisps. Oh, and the chocolate pot du creme was out of this world. Service was friendly and prompt--maybe just a tad *too* prompt, but then again we were walk-ins with no reservation, so I won't complain. I will gladly go back again to sample more.

2
★★★★★

I was hesitant to give Pumpkin a try after all the bad reviews here, but now I'm glad I went to make up my own mind. Each dish that my date and I shared were wonderful, from the grilled romaine salad to a pan-fried salmon piled high with sweet-potato crisps. Oh, and the chocolate pot du creme was out of this world. Service was friendly and prompt--maybe just a tad *too* prompt, but then again we were walk-ins with no reservation, so I won't complain. I will gladly go back again to sample more.

Pros: excellent food

Cons: a little cramped, cash only

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When asked if we could have a few more minutes to review the menu, we were told by the waiter that we needed to stop "chatting" and focus on the menu because we were behind schedule. After confirming with my friend that I heard him correctly and that it was not a joke, I decided not to let him ruin our evening. When we asked if the "whole fish" could come filleted, he was quick to point out that "ladies, 'whole fish' means a WHOLE fish". I should have thanked him for my lesson in reading comprehension, but that was not my question. In the end, I did get the whole fish and had it filleted before it was served.....and it was decent. However, it wasn't worth the price or the dose of attitude. Skip this place!

0
★☆☆☆☆

When asked if we could have a few more minutes to review the menu, we were told by the waiter that we needed to stop "chatting" and focus on the menu because we were behind schedule. After confirming with my friend that I heard him correctly and that it was not a joke, I decided not to let him ruin our evening. When we asked if the "whole fish" could come filleted, he was quick to point out that "ladies, 'whole fish' means a WHOLE fish". I should have thanked him for my lesson in reading comprehension, but that was not my question. In the end, I did get the whole fish and had it filleted before it was served.....and it was decent. However, it wasn't worth the price or the dose of attitude. Skip this place!

Pros: good infused oil, location

Cons: service, cramped space, rushed

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Good food, But ...sparse, low-end atmosphere, brown paper over tablecloths, average service, cash only, cramped tables, hot food served in cold dishes (luke-warming the food instantly), bread served slice at a time, extremely limited menu - just 6 appetizers (3 of which are salads), and only 5 entrees - 3 of which were rabbit, pheasant, quail, no red meat, out of pheasant, sub with chicken, out of veal, sub with pork. And did I mention - Expensive? 2 simple apps, 2 entrees, one dessert - $70 plus tip. They had a very positive food review in the paper a few weeks ago - Prices seem to be up by 25% from their open. Advice - skip Pumpkin.

1
★★☆☆☆

Good food, But ...sparse, low-end atmosphere, brown paper over tablecloths, average service, cash only, cramped tables, hot food served in cold dishes (luke-warming the food instantly), bread served slice at a time, extremely limited menu - just 6 appetizers (3 of which are salads), and only 5 entrees - 3 of which were rabbit, pheasant, quail, no red meat, out of pheasant, sub with chicken, out of veal, sub with pork. And did I mention - Expensive? 2 simple apps, 2 entrees, one dessert - $70 plus tip. They had a very positive food review in the paper a few weeks ago - Prices seem to be up by 25% from their open. Advice - skip Pumpkin.

Pros: cozy, open kitchen, clean bath

Cons: overpriced, small portions, cramped

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I find it hard to believe that some people here went to the same restaurant as me. My wife and I went there about a month ago (she's a vegetarian who doesn't like mushrooms) and she simply asked the chef what he could make for her, and they were very accomodating and made one of the better meals she's had in the city (and we dine out 2-3 times a month). My food was excellent as well, and although the space is a bit small (and hence a bit noisy) it wasn't bad on the Tuesday night we went - but I imagine on a weekend it would be loud. The owner/hostess was very friendly, and even brought us a free gelato because we were having a hard time deciding on dessert!

2
★★★★★

I find it hard to believe that some people here went to the same restaurant as me. My wife and I went there about a month ago (she's a vegetarian who doesn't like mushrooms) and she simply asked the chef what he could make for her, and they were very accomodating and made one of the better meals she's had in the city (and we dine out 2-3 times a month). My food was excellent as well, and although the space is a bit small (and hence a bit noisy) it wasn't bad on the Tuesday night we went - but I imagine on a weekend it would be loud. The owner/hostess was very friendly, and even brought us a free gelato because we were having a hard time deciding on dessert!

Pros: food, service

Cons: small

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It was a long successful attempt to visit Pumpkin. It takes a whole day to make a reservation. Thats just the beginning once you do make it to a table. The staff and especially the hostess is very unfriendly. I get the impression that they think they have the right to have such arrogance and unfriendliness towards the customer since they are getting good reviews. Its almost as she looks down on the customer. The food was good (a bit overpriced for a BYOB and space). The atmosphere was decent as well. However, all it takes for me is an unfriendly staff to really affect what could be potentially a really positive experience!

1
★★★☆☆

It was a long successful attempt to visit Pumpkin. It takes a whole day to make a reservation. Thats just the beginning once you do make it to a table. The staff and especially the hostess is very unfriendly. I get the impression that they think they have the right to have such arrogance and unfriendliness towards the customer since they are getting good reviews. Its almost as she looks down on the customer. The food was good (a bit overpriced for a BYOB and space). The atmosphere was decent as well. However, all it takes for me is an unfriendly staff to really affect what could be potentially a really positive experience!

Pros: food, smallness

Cons: staff, attitude, arrogance

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Obviously, many of the negative reviews here are from the same party, since they all parrot the same comments. I've been to Pumpkin a couple of times now - it's right down the street from me - and it's easily among the best 2-3 BYOBs in the city right now, and manages to somehow combine "comfort food" and "adventurous dining" under a single heading. Our servers were unfailingly polite - when I ordered an unusual dish once, the chef/owner came over with some pointers on how to go about eating it. Brilliant, brilliant restaurant, and I can't tell you how glad we are to have it in our neighborhood.

2
★★★★★

Obviously, many of the negative reviews here are from the same party, since they all parrot the same comments. I've been to Pumpkin a couple of times now - it's right down the street from me - and it's easily among the best 2-3 BYOBs in the city right now, and manages to somehow combine "comfort food" and "adventurous dining" under a single heading. Our servers were unfailingly polite - when I ordered an unusual dish once, the chef/owner came over with some pointers on how to go about eating it. Brilliant, brilliant restaurant, and I can't tell you how glad we are to have it in our neighborhood.

Pros: Food, Decor, BYOB

Cons: Small

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We just had a horrible experience. The food was tepid and and the service atrocious. Not worth it!. The host staff acted as if they were doing us a favor by letting us eat there-not worth the pompous attitude.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We just had a horrible experience. The food was tepid and and the service atrocious. Not worth it!. The host staff acted as if they were doing us a favor by letting us eat there-not worth the pompous attitude.

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My roommates and I went to this BYO even after reading the horrible reviews on Citysearch. When we walked into the small restaurant, the hostess was very polite and wasn't anything like the rude woman she was described as in the other reviews. The service was good, food was incredible, and the garlic infused olive oil to dip your bread in was amazing. The desserts, which we read were not that great, were SOOO GOOD. We ordered almost the whole dessert menu for the five of us, and then got a second round of the lemon cheesecake and creme brulee. Overall, it was a great experience, and my roommates and I highly recommend it.

2
★★★★★

My roommates and I went to this BYO even after reading the horrible reviews on Citysearch. When we walked into the small restaurant, the hostess was very polite and wasn't anything like the rude woman she was described as in the other reviews. The service was good, food was incredible, and the garlic infused olive oil to dip your bread in was amazing. The desserts, which we read were not that great, were SOOO GOOD. We ordered almost the whole dessert menu for the five of us, and then got a second round of the lemon cheesecake and creme brulee. Overall, it was a great experience, and my roommates and I highly recommend it.

Pros: atmosphere, great food, BYO

Cons: limited menu, cold if by door

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I was trying to be vegan when I went to pumpkin (couldnt do it) and there was nothing vegan on the menu, which put me in a foul mood. When the waitress went back to ask the chef what he could do for me, I was prepared to write the restaurant off. But it just so happened that the chef had some fresh handmade pasta on hand, even though there was no pasta on the menu, which he tossed with whatever veggies he had laying around. I can not tell you how good this pasta was. It blew my mind! I'm gonna have to say it was the best pasta I've ever had, and I was an impromptu dish! My boyfriend loved his meal as well. And very friendly staff. I so highly recommend this restaurant to anyone, vegan or carnivore.

2
★★★★★

I was trying to be vegan when I went to pumpkin (couldnt do it) and there was nothing vegan on the menu, which put me in a foul mood. When the waitress went back to ask the chef what he could do for me, I was prepared to write the restaurant off. But it just so happened that the chef had some fresh handmade pasta on hand, even though there was no pasta on the menu, which he tossed with whatever veggies he had laying around. I can not tell you how good this pasta was. It blew my mind! I'm gonna have to say it was the best pasta I've ever had, and I was an impromptu dish! My boyfriend loved his meal as well. And very friendly staff. I so highly recommend this restaurant to anyone, vegan or carnivore.

Pros: food, cosy, romantic

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After reading a review in Philly Mag, I decided to give this newcomer a shot, especially after hearing about the chef's background at Little Fish. Well.....everything was great except for the most important...the food. I think that the ideas were all there but it needs a lot of work. Scallops were overcooked by a lot. Pheasant barely had any meat on it and the sauce made my mashed potatoes melt into the dish and form a soup! Give this place 6 more months to get itself together...but there is potential - great prices too!

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After reading a review in Philly Mag, I decided to give this newcomer a shot, especially after hearing about the chef's background at Little Fish. Well.....everything was great except for the most important...the food. I think that the ideas were all there but it needs a lot of work. Scallops were overcooked by a lot. Pheasant barely had any meat on it and the sauce made my mashed potatoes melt into the dish and form a soup! Give this place 6 more months to get itself together...but there is potential - great prices too!

Pros: Servicea, Atmosphere, Price

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The walls of this petite 28-seat neighborhood bistro are lined with candle-filled shelves, while the tiled dining room floor is kissed by flimy curtains trailing down from overhead pipes. Diners in the front can enjoy…

 

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