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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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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Gracious service, very well prepared food-Wow, what a combination

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
teachme2read
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Centerport, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

...a very reliable and quality driven restaurant that also extends a byob policy so while you're indulging in their excellent Foie Gras appetizer and wonderful Rack of Lamb entree you can pair it up with some of your own personal favorite Sauternes or Cab's or whatever . And do so in a very relaxed and comfortable room.4 stars

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Philadelphia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went with a group of 4 people. I had the waygu beef and lobster. Beef was cooked perfectly medium rare as requested. Lobster was succulent. Mushroom soup appetizer was creamy and had great flavor. Wife got the Fois Gras appetizer which is definitely unique and worth trying if you are into trying something different.

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Narberth, PA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I hadn't been to Matyson for some time and was glad to see that it remains a top choice. My wife and I went on an evening when they had a special prix fixe menu. It was a spectacular menu; a wonderful mousse, followed by an incredible crab bisque, a lobster dish with wonderful eastern flavorings and a rare beef... More 

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Adelaide
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I had not been to Matyson for quite a while and it was good to see it still was up to its high standards of food and service. Matyson has a small store front and it does not have many tables. The atmosphere is intimate but because of hard surfaces can be a bit noisy, although not such that you... More 

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Philadelphia
Top Contributor
234 reviews 234 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Since this restaurant is listed as one of the top 50 in Philly by Zagat we decided to try it out. It is a small BYOB in the Rittenhouse Square area. The food was mediocre and very disappointing. My husband's mushroom appetizer looked and tasted weird. Three of the entrees were served in large soup bowls highlighting the fact that... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

First time visitor based on a recommendation from a friend. Had dinner with a friend who we haven't seen each other in 25 years. Our server was attentive but not overbearing, did not rush us at all. I had the Pork Belly..... AMAZING. My friend had the pumpkin cannelloni and the beet soup. She vegetarian and raved about it. No... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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

Questions & Answers

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