Matyson Updates Menu

On Foobooz Matyson mainly gets notice for its weekly themed tasting dinners but the rest of the menu is worth checking out too. And they’ve just updated the menu with some new appetizers like spicy bay scallops, heirloom tomato and cucumbers and for lunch, lobster stuffed skate wing.

Check out all the additions, including the all new entrees here.

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  • 3rd&Brown

    Went recently for the lobster themed dinner. The food was great, the service was horrific. My party was continually chastised/lectured by the waiter. We felt more like a second grade classroom where you were being addressed for talking out of turn than a nice restaurant. Among other things, the waiter said (upon returning our 3rd bottle of wine to the table, unopened, without asking us if we wanted to drink it or not): “You know, we’re not open till 2 AM”. Mind you, at the time, it was about 10:45 and there were still at least 4-5 tables in the restaurants with parties, many still mid-meal, and we were finishing up. The guy was a real *ack-ass. There were 4 of us, and none of us are going back. Or just hope Jonah isn’t your waiter.

  • Jonah

    Oh wow, far out man, does this mean you will be keeping your smelly, stoned hipster self at North 3rd where you belong? Groovy man, right on

  • Colt Trickle

    ^ Weak. I gotta agree with 3rd&Brown on this one. Great food, but consistently awful service.

  • rory

    Odd, I found the lobster tasting to be tasty but a little small (I left still able to eat more) and the service to be outstanding. the pacing of the meal could have been a little faster, but matyson’s service has always been fantastic–occasionally a little spacey.

    if you were finished with your meal, it is a bit rude to sit around and potentially open another bottle of wine. Even if there are other tables still eating, that doesn’t give you license to just chill out after a meal at a restaurant. That creates an expectations of chilling, so those 4 or 5 other tables would also just be sitting around afterwards. Not excusing the way they handled it–sounds quite rude–but understanding why they were still trying to clear your table.

  • Dan

    Rory, from the context, I don’t think they were seating anyone else at 10:45pm. It sounds like the waiter just wanted to get on his “side jobs” and get out. I have never gone there a group, but I have heard many tales of Matyson “kicking out” larger groups. I guess they can be as rude as they want and still have business. Sorta like the pizza nazi at mama palma’s. For a more relaxing vibe try Bibou. I have never seen more gracious hosts.

  • rory

    Dan,

    I know they weren’t seating anyone else. but there are other unresolved aspects–when did 3rd + Brown get seated? Did that particular waiter have to stay after that table was done? I know Matyson can be a little more aggressive than other spots in trying to get people to turn over their tables, so i’d like to know if this was a case of matyson being aggro or a case in which a table of people had sat there for a good while after eating?

    To me, if you’ve finished your meal and had a reasonable enough amount of time to chat politely about it, get up and go. Not only when the restaurant wants to turn the table over, but also when its getting to be time for them to beginning closing shop. That there are other tables still eating doesn’t necessarily mean you have the right to stay squatting at the table. There are more details left unknown.

    I’ve also seen Matyson not kick people out even though my reservation time had come and gone. In fact, for hte lobster dinner, we were 15+ minutes late getting seated because the people with our table were being a tad…slow…to get around to paying their check and leaving.