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Matyson - CLOSED

37 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3718
+1 215-564-2925
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Jul 17, 2015
“Matyson gone”
Jul 2, 2015
“A Sure winner- Excellant food, moderate prices”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
37 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3718
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101 - 110 of 151 reviews

Reviewed March 3, 2012

Reservations are a must for this tiny byob on 19th. If you get there early, stop in and let them know you'll be next door at Smith's grabbing a drink and they'll call you when your table is ready. The veal sweetbreads were AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! As...More

Thank peeps225
Reviewed February 26, 2012

Loved the food - loved the service and the food was delicious but thought it was a little expensive for a BYO. Must have their wonderful desserts.

Thank EaglesSteelers
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Some of the offered recipes had entirely too many ingredients. Do we need to have scallops with that otherwise interesting beef cheek offering? The flank steak salad was quite delicious though.

1  Thank NRPNewJersey
Reviewed January 27, 2012

this restaurant has dim lighting, excellent food, great service... i can't rave about this restaurant enough. we went here for a special occasion and it was perfect. the food is outstanding. its a great byo!!! love matyson!!

Thank tripgal926
Reviewed January 20, 2012

My #1 byob. Fine dining at a reasonable price. If I lived in town I'd be here once a week.

Thank pops2748
Reviewed January 13, 2012

Wow, I LOVED my meal here the other night. Strangely, I've lived on the same block as this restaurant for over a year now, but just last night I decided to try it out., I am SO SAD for all the times I've not gone...More

Thank pretzel827
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Charming and inviting atmosphere prevails at this little BYOB restaurant in center city Philadelphia that cranks out some pretty amazing food! From the moment you walk into Matyson, you know it’s going to be a treat. The Wait staff are wonderful, well versed and know...More

2  Thank ChefJacquie
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Phenominal restaurant, very good deal for the quality (bring your own booze, no corkage fee), no more words: just go there and enjoy......and reserve time to choose, very difficult in Matyson, it's all so wonderful. We're from Europe, used to great restaurants, were 2 nights...More

Thank Rudy950
Reviewed January 5, 2012

This meal was perfect from beginning to end. Pairings of flavors and food that suprise and then satisfy. Bay scallops and vietnamese meatballs were an unlikley, but, imaginative combination that worked together. Duck was delicious with blueberry sauce that married well with the polenta and...More

Thank EricG1954
Reviewed November 4, 2011

My family and I went to celebrate a birthday, but we were late for our reservations. Unfortunately, they had to give our table up, but it was worth the wait! While waiting for dinner, they offered us a complementary appetizer that invigorated the palate. The...More

Thank Craig M
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$31 - $40
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3718
    (Between Market & Chestnut)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-564-2925
  • E-mail
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