Philadelphia is known for having an abundance of BYOB (bring your own bottle) restaurants. Read ahead for our guide to some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the city that are perfect for sharing the wine of your choice with a group of friends or family.
Most BYOs help place emphasis and focus on food, but Pumpkin’s concentration on its modern American dishes makes it one of the best restaurants in the city. Make sure to choose your wine that pairs well with rustic beef dishes and steamed fish. On Sundays, their five course tasting menu is a great deal.
Pumpkin, 1713 South St Philadelphia, PA 19146 215-545-4448
Located near the Piazza in Northern Liberties (with a few other locations in Queen Village and beyond), Dmitri’s is a Greek and Mediterranean restaurant with fresh ingredients. The BYO is ideal because the Foodery, with its incredible selection of beers and wines, is right down the street. The restaurant has many seafood dishes and popular classics include the shrimp pil pil, lamb meatballs and the traditional hummus. When dining, the outside is a perfect choice for warm evenings. Prices are very reasonable here, not to be missed.
Dimitri’s, 944 N 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 19123 215-592-4550
Named Philadelphia Magazine’s Best New BYOB of 2015, Helm is a gourmet farm to table restaurant. Located in Kensington, Helm has a menu that rotates frequently according to season and availability. Here diners may find vegetarian appetizers, and the New American cuisine features a plethora of vegetable, meat like wild boar and pork/buckwheat noodles dish.
Helm, 1301 N 5th St Philadelphia, PA 19122 215-309-2211