Matchbox - 14th Street
Matchbox - 14th Street

Matchbox - 14th Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://matchbox14thstreet.com/
  • Phone: 2023280369
  • 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.
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Matchbox - 14th Street reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (68)neighborhood gem (48)great for lunch (45)great for outdoor dining (38)fit for foodies (32)great for brunch (27)hot spot (26)kid-friendly (25)vibrant bar scene (20)special occasion (17)late-night find (13)notable wine list (8)scenic view (7)romantic (6)Show More
  • Matchbox never disappoints
    JoeLoganVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great to have a reliable, moderate-priced neighborhood restaurant. Great atmosphere and great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious pizza and great find!
    FitzyVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I had read some mixed reviews online but we still tried it because my friend recommended it to us. We are glad we went because our experience was great! It is a nice, clean, trendy restaurant. The kids had cheese pizza (it is thin crust) and something called Captain Healthy to the Rescue kids meal which hit the spot. Apples, carrots, celery, slice bananas and strawberries with peanut butter! Our kids enjoyed everything about their meal. We both had our own specialty pizzas. I had a fig and prosciutto pizza with Gorgonzola and pepper honey. It was delicious! We also had their fried banana split which had fried bananas, ice cream and brownies. It hit the spot for all of us. We will go back when we are in DC!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Heidilew
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was great - the pizza is always amazing, especially the veggie for those of you vegetarians out there :) the blue cheese candied walnut salad was amazing. We were not about to eat all of the pizza, so we had it for lunch the next day, and who does not know by now that leftover pizza is better than fresh?! :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy kids AND grown-ups!!!
    DCfoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great place for both fussy kid eaters and grown ups who want to eat more than just pizza! Something for everyone - and everyone's happy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza haven
    Bdine
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The brick oven pizza was done perfectly and the flavored on the sausage & onion pizza were nicely paired. I added mushrooms too. Also got a side of sautéed spinach with garlic. Perfect meal. The chicken entree smelled delicious across the table and based on the fact none was left when my cousin finished, I know that entree was a winner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Crowd Pleaser
    otberburVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    On my most recent visit to Matchbox, I ordered what I had during most of my prior visits -- beer, sliders, and a shared pizza. All were enjoyable to eat, as they were in the past, although their execution underscores that the kitchen's forte is consistency, rather than culinary innovation. We would have been happier if the pizza had been the last thing brought to our table, as we requested, instead of the first.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful service!
    Annie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was a great place for a brunch without being swarmed with other customers. We got there early and the service was extra personal and friendly. The food was good. My mom got the crab cakes and absolutely loved them. My sister had the frittata and it looked amazing. I really appreciated that there were vegetarian options. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hair(s)??
    Lovemyfood
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    1 hair in one salad? Ugh! 2 hairs in food and drink? Not returning there! And despite telling sever, nothing was done! Shame, because Matchbox in Rockville is great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food/Drink Selection
    MikDC
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    If you're looking for great pizza at a sit down restaurant, Matchbox is the best. Great list of beer and wine choices too. The mozzi carrozzi appetizer was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    phatfoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was exceptional as always, and the service was good as well. I have no complaints, and I will return again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thank you
    wydmbs
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Staff were friendly and accommodating on a busy Thur night when my party expanded from 5 to 10 within 2 hours of booking. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Special Occasion Lunches
    James0806
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    A friend took me to Matchbox on 14th for lunch to celebrate my birthday. The food and service were excellent. The server came by frequently to check on us, but didn't interrupt our conversation and made us feel like we were guests and not customers. We were not rushed at all and in fact, we had our table for three hours. I have eaten at Matchbox many times and I have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We not only went to Matchbox 14 once, we returned the next night! As a visitor to the area, I wish there was one where I live (except I would have to make myself try other places to eat). Our service both nights was very good, with helpful servers who made suggestions as asked. The food itself was photo worthy in appearance and the taste was enough to bring us back a second night! The restaurant was busy, but not crowded and the food arrived quickly. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • crabcakes are delicious
    Tata
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Maryland blue crab sandwich were a bug size and very good. Salads are also good. Friendly servers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just visiting good find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Very welcoming waitstaff. Great specialty drinks. good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    celticgrl67
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservation sent us to Siberia
    dcdiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • phillynladudeVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easy and Delicious
    lucgoose
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food and Good Service
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Had a great time at this Matchbox location. Our waiter was really nice and the food met our expectations. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Good Saturday Night Out
    Cherylspeaks
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dusty01
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Our Server was personable and helpful, couldn't have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great Sunday Brunch
    beachbilly
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza
    RepeatCustomerVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had family in town
    Miche4572
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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...!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MMMMMMMatchbox
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to eat!
    luvfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pizza and terrific menu
    lisaopp21VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Matchless
    BexleyVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hotess needs training!
    Slunson
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very accommodating
    LCDCVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wait Service
    Buddy
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Just1Jim
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy birthday!
    Capitoline
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 76 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 233 reviews are from the Matchbox - 14th Street reviews archive.
  • Dinner
    Reviewer12345VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    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.
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  • Great Neighborhood Eats
    csindcVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pizza
    NYC2013VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Their pizza is top notch and there's a great drink menu too.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perr
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    great service, great food in a vibrant and exciting location
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • re: loved it.
    newman
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Matchbox Scores Again!
    Jwood
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.