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Matchbox - 14th Street
Matchbox - 14th Street

Matchbox - 14th Street Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://matchbox14thstreet.com
  • Phone: (202) 328-0369
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thurday: 5pm - 10:30pm, Friday: 5pm - 11:30pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 11:30pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Matchbox - 14th Street
Matchbox offers fresh American inspired food and drink in a modern and eco-friendly setting. Our menu includes brick oven pizza, miniburgers, fresh seafood, and a fantastic brunch. Guests can dine on our outdoor patio in nice weather. As the winner of best new restaurant, Matchbox takes brick oven pizzas to a new level.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I actually visited Matchbox twice on our recent trip to DC. The entire staff was extremely friendly and welcoming from the moment we entered the restaurant. Great beer and food selection whether you are looking for a light bite or a full meal. Lively atmosphere but not to the point where you couldn't carry on a conversation. Enjoyed just sitting at the bar and sharing a pizza our last night there. Would highly recommend to couples and groups looking for some downtime after sightseeing or work."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Plenty of food options for kids and adults. Seating in the bar, outside, booths and tables. Good service. Good value. Lively neighborhood to enjoy after dinner. Recommend to foodie parents and grandparents eating out with kids"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had a group of 10 for dinner and the service was phenomenal! Food was delicious as always. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "It would be great to have some more variety in the salads and to have them be more creative and more of an entree. You can't get away from unhealthy salad toppings, which include cheese, croutons, candied walnuts, etc. Larger portions (how much does lettuce cost, anyway?) and more imagination along with healthy ingredients and vegan options would go a long way."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Sat outdoors on a beautiful night! Great food, great ambiance and great service!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The restaurant was great. Service was excellent. Good attractive looking food."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We've been to all the Matchbox restaurants in the area, and will continue to eat at them. It's fantastic food."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Matchbox on 14th Street has some of the best service in town, as well as some of the best pizza. Expect your waiter/waitress to come fully prepared with excellent suggestions for both food and beverage."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Myself and friends had brunch at Matchbox over the weekend. The cinnamon rolls were AMAZING! I would go back just for those. My veggie frittata was a little overdone and they were skimpy with the goat cheese. DO NOT order a side of french baguette with garlic butter. Although it sounds delicious it had no flavor and was mostly burnt and a little stale. However, a friend ordered the huevos rancheros and I was quite envious. I will order that next time. The crab cake benedict was also tasty with a heaping chunky bacon-wrapped crab cake."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The service was top notch. The pizzas and salads were delicious. I like this location better than Rockville. It's more cozy and a more interesting neighborhood. I took my daughter for dinner before going to the National Theater. Good for most occasions and reasonably priced.."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We wandered in after watching karaoke across the street on a Wednesday night, our waiter totally matched our energy level and was very nice about letting us know the kitchen was about to close so we could get in our big order. We really enjoyed everything , and again thanks to our waiter. He made our experience even better, when he really could have killed our mood. Good, fun spot!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Matchbox has never failed to deliver on dependable and reliable pizza and burgers. It's just Good Stuff if you know what I mean? That being said, it can oftentimes be difficult to find a seat (along with all the other restaurants along the 14th street corridor) and service can often be "spotty". On this particular evening (it was 8:30 on a Wednesday evening), our table service was below average. Our server was dealing with a very large table next to us which kept him distracted from us. We actually had to call him over after being seated to get service. That being said, once our order was placed, we got our food pretty fast, and it was excellent. Overall, a good experience, and worthy of 4 stars."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Food was very good. Drinks were fab, especially the ball of ice in the whiskey. Service was friendly, fast, and generous! Definitely recommend for an evening out with friends. Making reservations through the Open Table app was easy!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Looking for a pre-concert dinner and drinking spot and Matchbox was the perfect fit. Outstanding beer list, good food, excellent service, reasonable price. Another sign of the 14th Street revival. This will be my go-to spot for pre 930 club and Lincoln Theater outings."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We were visiting from Portland OR and met old friends that live in the greater DC area for a casual dinner. This place was recommended by a server from Circa in DuPont Circle area. The place was perfect for our little reunion. Restrooms need to be bigger."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Matchbox is one of those places that I find hard to beat when looking for a place to go with a group. The menu isn't huge, but it's full of things that are appealing (and that are actually good, too). Everything I have had there has been good. Service has always been solid when I've been there. Something I really appreciate is that the layout of the restaurant (at 14th St as well as in Chinatown) seems to do a good job at managing noise. Even though it's a big restaurant that's usually pretty full, you can still have a conversation."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "We dined at Matchbox at the recommendation of friends in DC. We expected a pizza joint but the restaurant far exceeded our expectations. The menu consists of several pizza variants, sandwiches and some entrees. We ordered the crab cake sandwich, crab bisque, rock fish and salmon. All of our entrees were served hot and were excellent. Our server was friendly and efficient. We will happily return to Matchbox in the future."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Was familiar with Matchbox from dining at the Chinatown and Barracks Row/Capitol Hill locations, but not the new spot on 14th Street. It came highly recommended from a coworker who recently got married and spent some time there with her bridal party. The menu was varied enough to accommodate different tastes, budgets. Servers Shaun and Ross were attentive, helpful and patient as my party trickled in or lingered due to our view and privacy because we sat in a "floating" booth. Sincerely enjoyed the experience and plan to return soon."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I love this location, because the interior decoration is just so awesome. The food varies a bit from location to location and I really love the black bean bahn mi here!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This location is by far the best in DC! It has a loft style setting where the view is great from any angle. The food, service, drinks and ambience are fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Only my second time at Matchbox. The first time was on Capitol HIll. Both times were just great. I had the lump crab cake sandwich. It was amazing. Big, juicy, no filler, just right. My friends had salads and the crispy chicken sandwich. They loved their meals. Nice big booths and a charming almost pub like feel, but better. Will def come go back again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Odd service, some people got water, others not. Food generally underseasoned and Fire pizza too hot."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Visiting DC and took a flyer based on your reviews and we loved it!!! Service and food were terrific! Pizza was amazing! Half chicken and chicken sandwich really fit the bill. Lamb Sammie was also really yummy! We had a great time and enjoyed the beer list and the atmosphere! Would definitely head back next time in town!!!!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The food is always fantastic at Matchbox. On Tuesdays, you get a free donut dessert if you ask, not on the menu!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time at dinner. The food was great and the restaurant was really fun. The noise level is very high and some older guests had a hard time hearing. All in all, the experience was great and the food fantastic."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I've now been to Matchbox on 14th twice within the last three weeks and both times have been great. It's a beautiful and lively restaurant and it's big. The neighborhood is great as well. Both times I ordered the avocado and crab appetizer and it's simply fantastic. The rockfish specials I had both times (they were prepared in different ways) were terrific - crispy skin, perfectly cooked and accompanied by delicious spinach. Despite my limited selections, the menu is huge and so everyone will find something here. They also have an amazing selection of beer on tap."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "1st time to this place. Parking is non existent especially on a Saturday night so plan to arrive at least 30 minutes a head of your reservation. Got the pepperoni/meatball stromboli for appetizer. Meatballs were very salty but they took it off the check so that was nice. Got the fire and smoke pizza and it was pretty good. The heat from the pizza over powered the flavor but when you got bites that were not so spicy it was pretty good. Got the apple crip for dessert. AMAZING. The best part of the meal for sure. Ambiance was nice. Awesome service. Would go again"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Matchbox is a good weeknight place for basic fare. However, it is a bit pricey for just standard food. There is nothing here that makes me swoon here. Drinks are nice and service this time was competent."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Two words. Mozzi Carrozzi. Do not visit this restaurant without having a taste of this masterpiece. I was not expecting anything other than a nice fresh caprese like appetizer. Its way more than that. It is warm creamy fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, enveloped in a cripsy panko crusted french bread, yet pillowy in the center. With marinara sauce drizzled on the plate. Share it with that special someone, or just a great friend."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Pizza + cinnamon rolls + potatoes + mini beignets dipped in espresso sauce? Heaven. This is literally THE BEST brunch in town. You can even split pizzas half and half, so it's great for a group with different tastes, and everyone can agree with the light, airy, yet decadent cinnamon rolls. Don't miss this one - but make sure to make a reservation!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I've been to Matchbox (14th St) nearly a dozen times, and have yet to be disappointed with the food, drinks, service, and ambiance."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "Those Rolls rocked it out. The frittata was so so.... the Service was impeccable and the cinnamon rolls were out of this world!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Omg. My husband and I went here Sunday evening. Our server served all excellent you would've never thought it was his first day. Luis was WONDERFUL!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Not a fan of Matchbox and this location is no better or worst than the others. Just another chain food place with mediocre food, and service. Also the espresso machine was inoperable."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Our group of 5 was seated in a somewhat secluded booth on the 2nd floor. Great table with an awesome view of the whole restaurant. We were meeting to discuss business, so this also gave us privacy and we were able to talk without shouting b/c of noise. Our server Ashley was awesome! She was very attentive, remembered everyone's name, gave menu suggestions and had an overall great personality. Our food was great as well, but that was expected."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Matchbox never disappoints from the awesome pizza to the sliders to the great craft beer selection. The 14th street location is absolutely awesome inside. Service OUTSTANDING"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My sons and I stumbled upon Matchbox this week and they were thrilled when we were seated in one of the "floating booths." Our waiter was one of the nicest people ever and took great care of us. The restaurant was hopping and had a nice vibe. That said, the food was unbelievably average. I have no idea how one can make a frittata taste so weird. It wasn't good at all. The lemonade was fake from-a-mix stuff, and the cinnamon rolls were no more than OK. The frosting had a weird waxy feel and the dough was overcooked on the outside and slightly undercooked on the inside. Like I said, the service was very nice and the atmo is great for kids, but if you're after a good meal, I don't recommend Matchbox."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Disappointed. Waitress was extremely slow. Food quality was poor. Ordered the "special" after two pitches from waitress. Filet, loaded backed potato, veggie. Backed potato was room temp at best....obviously made earlier for the evening but even the " loaded" toppings had been done earlier. Steak was fine except waitress never asked how I liked it....wasn't cooked to way I would have ordered if asked. Drinks took forever and she didn't show up at table for a long time after meal was served. If your going to hype a special....please don't make it so poorly. Great atmosphere. Needs better attention to detail."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "It was perfect to celebrate Valentine's day with a group of friends. The salads were amazing and the service incredible!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My brood and I spent Valentine's evening at this popular locale. After calling, we arrived about 10 minutes late and were greeted by smiling staff and sat immediately. Our server took a little while to greet us but made up for the slight delay throughout the entire meal. The liquor menu was plentiful and the bourbon/whiskey selections were surprisingly diverse. We ordered a regular cheese pizza, Mac and cheese and the house salad. The greens were fresh with a little too much cheese, the pizza was served hot and very thin and the Mac and cheese was cheesy and hot. Although there were no real hitches, I didn't find the food to be memorable. The environment felt more like a chain restaurant than a local gem. Loud and good for kids."
    Dined on 2/14/2014