50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia: 2013 » matyson_philadelphia_best_restaurants
This place has a regular à la carte menu, but what really matters (and honestly, all that most people pay attention to) are the weekly $45 tasting menus cooked up by chef Ben Puchowitz—often at the last minute, often inspired by random notions flitting through the kind of mind that can conceive of 50-odd unique, always interesting, occasionally brilliant tasting menus per year.
Smart Business: The regular menu, while not bad by any means, is definitely there for those who want to play it safe and order the chicken breast. The tasting menus, on the other hand, exist to please those looking for something a bit more challenging and to give the kitchen space to flex its muscles.
Visit one of the 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia:
Matyson, 37 South 19th Street, 215-564-2925.