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City Center West
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1713 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1528 (17th Street)
+1 215-545-4448
17:30 - 22:00
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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157 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 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 

Thank babel39
New York City, New York
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67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 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!

Thank Suzq23
McLean, Virginia
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178 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Frank B
Loudoun County, Virginia
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162 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 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 

1 Thank winelvr83
Wilmington, Delaware
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138 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 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.

Thank Anthony R
new jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 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.

Thank zinnienj
Savannah, Georgia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 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 

Thank Pam701
Buffalo, New York
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339 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 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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61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 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 

1 Thank luv_big_cities
Montreal, Quebec
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 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 

Thank Ann_Carol

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1713 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1528
    (17th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-545-4448
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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