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Matyson

37 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)
(215) 564-2925
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Ranked #66 of 3,742 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: City Center West
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Market & Chestnut
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English first
Kingston, New York
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My daughter lived in Philly for years, and recommended this place when I was in the city recently. She told us to make reservations at least a week in advance, and I can see why! This is an unassuming, busy little place, with a creative and tantalizing menu. It's BYOB, which also makes it quite affordable. If you're unfamiliar with... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Lovely interior with very friendly and prompt service. Don't forget to BYOB! Must haves: -Duck ragout cavatelli. Amazing. Wish I oredered 2 and had it as an entree! -Grilled octopus app-melt-in-your-mouth. No chewy nonsense! -Beef cheeks: amazingly tender, I (literally) ate it with a spoon (so I could scoop up the sauce!) Alright: -Halibut was good but not especially memorable... More

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Ewing, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were pleasantly greeted. Liked the fact that it is a BYOB. Food was outstanding. The chef used seasonal ingredients. Especially liked the pitted fruit salad, yummy. The menu is not big, but the entrees are inviting. The Alaskan Halibut is excellent. The Coconut Cream Pie is a staple and it did not disappoint. The service was personable. Our waitress,... More

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New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Unbelievable , we had visited Philidelphia recently and had researched some restaurants. Decided on Matyson. What an unexpected experience. I had the tasting menu. Duck , 5 courses for a prix fixe. My taste buds had a real treat. My husbands meal of trout was excellent also. Service and staff are top notch. Definitely worth returning even though it's over... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was the last Friday off of the summer and we decided to eat somewhere a foodie would go to for lunch. When we arrived with our Champaign in hand.... the upscale menu we wanted to savour was pulled pork, burgers and such. Feeling a bit misled.... our waitress went back to the kitchen and asked the chef what could... More

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Southport, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I'm a native Philly girl who spent 30 glorious years living in Bucks County and then was blessed to be able to escape those nasty NE winters & retire fulltime to coastal North Carolina living the good life! Having said that OMG I still so miss the Philly restaurant scene and Matyson is exactly that for both DH and I!... More

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Wilmington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Overlook the noise, the unreadable lighting and casual service but get ready for some of the most amazing food in Philadelphia. The most complex flavors come out of the kitchen. The fois gras, halibut, lobster and pork belly (to name a few favorites) are recommended. Bring that bottle of wine you have been saving. You'll not have a better chance... More

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philadelphia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Foie gras here is among the best I have ever had - and the entrees were not only delicious but well presented. Like many of the reviewers here, I was a little disturbed by the noise and felt that I had to raise my voice the entire dinner - and I went on a Wednesday night. It was very crowded... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is one of those BYOs that we’ve heard about for a while but for some reason, never made our way over to this Rittenhouse-area eatery. We did on a recent night – and were glad we made the visit. Let’s get the one criticism out of the way right here at the beginning: the acoustics are bad. You almost... More

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Madrid, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Love this place, food is always top, fresh, tasty and creative while you can bring your own wine. It also benefits from having a parking garage across the street and a wine shop two blocks away on Market street. Sorry to hear they no longer serve brunch on sundays. A must everytime I am in Philly. Only fault is the... 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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