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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
  • "I came on Sunday for Brunch the food was great and so was the service will be back!! I recommend the Crispy Half Chicken and the Cast Iron Steak and Eggs !! Mimosas were awesome"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My first visit to Matchbox. I went on open table and made a reservation so we would not have to wait for a table. I will not make that mistake again. We were taken upstairs where there were only 3 other diners. The bar downstairs was hopping, it felt like we were segregated from the crowd. We could have complained but we thought it might fill up. No it ended up just the 2 of us and 3 waiters. Weird. The food was great and the service excellent but it was just weird to be upstairs alone when there were open tables and booths downstairs."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This place has so much potential. Such a cool space but service is amateurish and the staff is not well trained. Food is uninspired and timing was poor. Someone needs to reign in the staff as they run the restaurant not management."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I met a few girls here on Tuesday night around 630. My ONLY complaint is that the restaurant was pretty empty and not a very exciting scene; however, I feel like that would change later on in the night. The service was AWESOME. Everyone up front was so nice and funny (I had to wait for a while for the rest of my group). Our waiter wasn't rushing us nor forgetting about us in any way. I had the Fire and Smoke pizza which was delicious and the other girls food looked delicious as well. The menu isn't too exciting or adventurous, but you know you are going to get something delicious. Definitely a reliable and fun spot to be. Great for any type of groups (adults, kids, etc.). They also gave us complimentary donuts at the end!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Had a great time at this Matchbox location. Our waiter was really nice and the food met our expectations. Overall great experience."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Met up with a friend after a long week and had a wonderful Saturday evening here. She surprised me and made it a mini celebration for an award I earned at my job. We loved the crab cake sandwich and substituted the fries with side salads. OMG the Apple/Pear salad with Gorgonzola is to die for!!! Don't forget to save room for desert."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our Server was personable and helpful, couldn't have been better."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We went here for Brunch to celebrate a birthday. This was not our first time. We love it here. Great choice of Bloody Mary's. The one with bacon is the best. Another drink that we liked was the punch which was made with four flavored vodkas. Everybody raved about the fantastic cinnamon rolls that were hot and gooey. The table also got burger sliders which were perfect. The Trio appetizer is incredible and plenty to split. The crab bisque was a big hit. Breakfast pizza is another fantastic dish. More than enough for one person. The crab benedict was received with praise. The tuna crusted salad was fresh and tasty. Our server was attentive, pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu. We had a wonderful time and will return."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Matchbox handcrafted pizzas are one of the best in the region. From the Fire & Spice to the Spicey Meatballs, there is something for everyone's taste buds. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I brought my sister and her boyfriend here a few nights ago. They're not the most adventurous eaters, so I wanted a place to please all palates. Matchbox was a great choice. I had the vegetarian pizza (with tomatoes, pesto and artichokes). It was a bit greasy (they really like their olive oil..), but delicious. My sister had the black bean Bahn Mi. Very interesting, and tasty! And her bf had the crispy chicken sandwich, which he devoured :) Our waiter was pleasant and humored me when I asked him to put a candle on my sister's dessert for her birthday. Now, if only he sang too...!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The food was good and the service was great. The side salad I ordered for a starter was good, but very small and definitely not worth $8."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I go to Matchbox all the time. I've been to all of their locations, but really like this one. The chef even brought out a special treat for our table for free! The pizza is always great, and when I venture away from the pizza, I'm always pleasantly surprised. The mini burgers are probably the best thing on the menu! Seriously, don't pass those up!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Took my family to this restaurant on a Friday afternoon...some of my family was visiting from out of town. The food was great and our waiter was excellent (Ronni?). Matchbox is one of my favorite restaurants and I recommend it to everyone I know. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This was our first time at Matchbox. The restaurant is beautiful and the bar area is great. We ordered the meatball pizza and I ordered an appetizer for dinner. There is something on the menu for everyone. Unfortunately I cannot eat a lot of pizza, but there was an abundance of other choices available. Service was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Matchbox is a great addition to the neighborhood. Good food at reasonable prices. It was a lovely day to eat outside. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The crab cake Benedict is fantastic. Not much bread/binder, tastes awesome. The bloody Mary's are also great."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "So we had specific needs, table on the groundfloor, not a booth we had a diner with mobility difficulties. They kept asking us if we wanted to be outside - no we didnt its cold. We waited 30 mins past our reservation. We finally get told there is a table and it would be fine to put a chair up to it. It was upstairs, sure there is a lift and no stairs. This was all pretty much a lie. We eventually get to the area one of our diners was partially sighted so stairs were and issue. Our servers realise our problem and then go out of their way to make it happen. Plenty of tables available it really wasn't busy. Servers were amazing food good. Hostess bad, will not be recommending this location nor going back. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Matchbox was fantastic, as always, but particularly this past weekend when we thought we had made a reservation for 10 and found out the day of our dinner that Open Table doesn't DO reservations for 10, despite having that as an option in the drop down menu. Matchbox scrambled to find us a table at nearly the same time as our reservation, and dinner was great. We so appreciated Matchbox's willingness to work with us and fit us in after an Open Table issue on a busy Saturday night."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a few issues but the staff was really great and made up for those issues. The food was also really tasty as usual. I really love the patio at this location."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We had a great time at Matchbox. My friend and I spent two hours chatting over lunch. Our waiter was wonderful...he knew just when to guide us to ordering and gave great suggestions (we took every one of his suggestions). He was amazing. We never felt rushed, but at the same time felt very well cared for. What a pro!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Just enjoyed an exceptional special-occasion dinner here. The sever's recommendations were spot on, including the wine pairing. Lasagna sounds like such a prosaic dish, but not here. Black gnocchi have amazing earthy taste, like black truffles. Love the ambiance - grown up but not pretentious."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Really enjoyed Matchbox. Wished the brunch menu was a little more extensive. Was looking for a salad, but found only a side salad that was part of a burger entrée. Food is very good, especially the breakfast pizza."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I live a block away from Matchbox and eat there a couple times a month. The food is consistently very good and the servers are almost always excellent. I highly recommend making a reservation as wait times can be very long. Though Matchbox is primarily a pizza place, I often get fish and salads and the serving size is a good value for the money. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "great service, great food in a vibrant and exciting location"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Their pizza is top notch and there's a great drink menu too. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was very good. Our salad was excellent as was the pizza which our waiter recommended. Our waiter was really good. Very personable and helpful and attentive without being overbearing. The atmosphere is perfect for a casual restaurant. We had a great booth which was spacious and really comfortable for four of us. Overall I would highly recommend. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "In all fairness, I haven't been to the matchbox in China town in a couple years, but when we were there it was a great experience. This matchbox was really a bad experience. Our food took a really long time to come and when it did, the sliders were not cooked as we had ordered. The server took them back and redid them, but by the time we got them back, everyone else was done eating. The staff attitude was lacking, our water and soda glasses never got any refills despite waiting over 30 minutes for the meal. Overall, the food was greasy and just not very good. "
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • " This Matchbox measures up in every way to the other Matchbox restaurants in the DC area. This is a great addition to the up and coming 14th Street Corridor. Each of the six of us had something different and everyone agreed that the meal was top-notch. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "It is pretty hard to get a reservation, but when you do, it is great. The service was very good and we really enjoyed our food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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