Well, It's no secret that Matyson is the overwhelming favorite on this board. It's mentioned all the time, but, I've never been there. Yesterday was my birthday and my wonderful girlfriend had a suprise night planned out and reservations for Upstairs at Varalli. After casual conversation and me basically telling her that I wasn't really feeling that place and everyone on here loves Matson, she made reservations for Matyson. No appetizers because we were going somewhere afterwards for dessert and I didn't want to eat entirely too much. I ordered the steak frites and that was amazing. Fries were done perfectly, crunchy on the outside and seasoned nicely. The steak was great, done perfectly and it came topped with a lovely onion which melted in my mouth. Girlfriend had pan seared chicken which was also very good. Great flavor and prepared well, as chicken is not the easiest meat to keep moist. We didn't get dessert but when she made the reservations she told them it was my b-day and they rememberd and brought me out a chocolate strawberry with whipped cream and a candle. The service was excellent and the food was even better. I am so glad we went and I'll now be getting a gift certificate for my parents 25th anniversary instead of my other choices...Not for nothing, but afterwards we went to Loie on 18th got a private room upstairs and SUPRISE, all my friends were there for the party. And to top it all off she got cannolis from Ianelli's (Isgro's is on vacation) and even had the good sense to wait to fill them so they wouldn't get soggy. Best birthday ever.