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Matyson

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City Center West
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37 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Between Market & Chestnut)
(215) 564-2925
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Sure winner- Excellant food, moderate prices

A lovely little (60 seat) restaurant in center city, 5 stars all the way. We had a price fixe 5 course dinner for $45. and every course was a pure 10. Price fixe changes every week.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Havertown, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Havertown, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A lovely little (60 seat) restaurant in center city, 5 stars all the way. We had a price fixe 5 course dinner for $45. and every course was a pure 10. Price fixe changes every week.

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A good variety of offerings. I usually order one of their seafood entrees. Their dishes are very good from apps to dessert. Staff is attentive and friendly. The customer crowd is a good mix between young and well-heeled. The parking garage at 1818 Market is conveniently 1/2 block away.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

we had a reservation and got seated right away... The food was okay, atmosphere a bit snooty not certain why. Just okay.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,072 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had dinner here last night and enjoyed the food and service. I would have liked better illumination, but mood lighting seems to be in these days. The menu is small but certainly offers sufficient choices. Service was topnotch and we could have not asked for more. The long, fairly narrow room with high and standard tables has a pleasant... More 

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San Antonio TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

When you see the menu you will have 1 of 2 reactions: 1) "what should I have? There's so much to choose from!" or 2) "complex descriptions; is the food really this complex?" I will admit my reaction was #2. The menu is actually not extensive, but just reading the complex menu descriptions takes awhile. I had the Confit Octopus... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We, along with friends from out of town, decided to check out this restaurant. Waited an awfully long time for food to arrive. The Staff seemed impatient with patrons and the food was lackluster. Overall not a very inspiring dining experience.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Three of us had dinner at Matyson (BYOB)on Friday evening. We were seated promptly and with a smile. The hostess took our coats, checked if we wanted anything while we waited for another member of our party. Our server was Tracy. When we told her that it was Passover and so there were items on each offering that we were... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A somewhat eclectic menu which is what we were seeking. Not for everyone. The fact that it is BYOB is great as we were able to select and bring our own wine a and it certainly helps with the final bill. Service was excellent and our waiter was informative, attentive and generally delightful. Food was very tasty and portions were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Ate there last night with friends who are foodies and who eat at Matyson frequently. It is their favorite restaurant. The "Duck Two Ways" appetizer was fabulous I wear hearing aids, however, and Matyson, though without annoying music audio, was disastrous. The place is a NOISE BOX!.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We decided to take our son to Matyson on his birthday based on the great reviews on TA and we were not disappointed. The restaurant, though small, was welcoming and had a great ambiance. The servers were attentive and knowledgeable when it comes to the menu. Everything we had that night, from the appetizers to the dessert was phenomenal. In... More 

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Additional Information about Matyson

Address: 37 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: (215) 564-2925
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (Between Market & Chestnut)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: (215) 564-2925

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?