1713 South St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1914639.944381 -75.170783
This Pumpkin will not turn into a carriage and take you to the Ball.. 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.
One of the best restaurants in the city.
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.
Very Good. 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.
Good Find, typical experience for nice byob. 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.
Surprised to see negative reviews!.
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!
This South Street B.Y.O.B. features an ever-changing menu of mostly seafood dishes in a cozy neighborhood setting..
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 the large bay window; in the back, guests can view Chef Ian Moroney's open kitchen. Don't miss the scallops served on a bed of red peppers and escarole. The dinner menu changes daily, but there always is a whole fish entree.
what a joy.
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!
Very Disappointing. 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.
waste of money.
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.
Delicious. 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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