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  • First Review
    May 19, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 16, 2014
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A sophisticated & contemporary BYO, just off Rittenhouse Square, Matyson offers New American cuisine in a casual setting. Innovative weekly tasting menus (available Monday- Thursday) spotlight Chef Ben Puchowitz's creativity of fresh, local ingredients.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Artful Food after the Barnes
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Tucked a few blocks from Logan Square, Matyson has a short menu of excellent choices from first course to dessert...and an optional tasting menu to boot! It's BYO so you can enjoy just the wine you want without adding big $ to your tab and instead focus on letting them do what they do best - make great food. Like most small places, there are long banquettes so this is not "intimate" dining. But the noise level and energy keep you from feeling as if your conversation is public. And, thanks to the prompt service, everyone has wonderful cuisine to focus on from the start. If you are in the area and can get a reservation, this is not to be missed."
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Located at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, The Hive emphasizes the unique culinary identity of Arkansas, while articulating chef Matthew McClure’s approach to refined country cuisine. Showcasing the region’s farmers and culinary landscape, chef McClure's menus stay true to the High South, highlighting ingredients such as black walnuts, freshly milled corn meal, hickory smoked hams, peaches, melons and sweet onions.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Fabulous Food, Annoying Waitstaff
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Food is delicious and imaginative. Had veal marrow, pimento cheese, and 25 minute egg (a WONDERFUL salad) as appetizers; shrimp, halibut, and pork entrees. Delicious accompaniments, beautiful presentation. Their "by the glass" is a satisfying 9 oz pour - kudos for recognizing a "glass and a half" is just right with dinner! Final flourish -big pouf of green apple flavored cotton candy brought with the check in lieu of mints; whimsical and tasty-great fun! But the wait staff - ugh! Pretentious blah, blah, blah about the cuisine and its preparation. Never asked about our interests or tastes. The food speaks for itself, Portlandia! These servers need to be replaced with professionals who understand how to talk TO customers not AT them."
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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