Matyson (37 S 19th St) is a wonderful byob in center city philadelphia. While there are a plethora of byo restaurants, the majority are Italian focused, so it’s nice to have one that is more continental and eclectic which Matyson most certainly is. This most recent visit was consistently great, with one really outstanding dish that deserves mention.
As an appetizer, I had the Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras: Bubbie’s banana bread french toast, maple-adobo sauce, crispy serrano ham. This dish was the perfect combination of sweet and savory, crunchy and smooth. I can’t say enough of it except that anyone who is leery of trying foie gras should enter the fray with this dish and you won’t be disappointed.
I’m not sure if there’s been a poll of best dish in philadelphia, but if not I’m going to start one and this Foie Gras will be on the list.