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May 25, 2008 08:21 AM

Matthew's on Eastern Ave

What is the secret to getting seating at Matthew's on the weekends? I've only eaten there once (on a Monday around lunch time). One weekends it always looks like standing room only, so, sadly, I don't even consider going there.

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  1. You give them your name and then go downstairs and drink at the bar until they call you. It's easier if you go a little later in the evening, like 8:30 or 9.

    I've never had a really long wait no matter when I went. You'd probably have a longer wait at PF Chang's on a Saturday night.

    1. It helps if you go on a night when the creative allaince does not have an event or after the event has started

      1. The servers aren't particularly shy about flipping their tables, either -- so it's probably not quite as bad as it looks.

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        1. re: asiege2

          What do you mean? They actually TELL you to get up and make space for the next people waiting!? Is it polite at least?!