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Matchbox - Capitol Hill
Matchbox - Capitol Hill

Matchbox - Capitol Hill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://matchboxcapitolhill.com/
  • Email: info@matchbox369.com
  • Phone: (202) 548-0369
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:30pm Friday: 11:00am - 11:30pm Saturday: 10:00am - 11:30pm Sunday: 10:00am - 10:30pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Shannan Troncoso
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Sunday Jazz 11am - 2pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: H Street
  • Public Transit: Eastern Market Metro
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Matchbox - Capitol Hill
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Server - great. Food - way overpriced. Basically Pizza Inn like thin crust pizza for 4 times the price."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Six of us (one the honoree) went to lunch here. We had done something similar last year with our former boss. The restaurant could easily accommodate our size and dealt well with us trickling in in batches. We had a very pleasant and attentive server. Food was tasty as it always is here at Matchbox. Honoree had a good time, as did we all."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food was very good. The pizza was more on the gourmet side but could also make them with any topping you wanted. The menu is diverse enough for everyone to be able to pick from salad to dinners to pizza. Great place!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great food as always. Highly recommend the Kale salad and the soups are always great. Pizzas are delicious as well. Always enjoyable."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "What a great variety ! Everyone was happy. The service was excellent. Many more selection to try. Street parking was available."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Matchbox is definitely a Great place for lunch OR dinner, the food and service are Outstanding!!! Keep up the Good Work!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "My toddler daughter and I met another mom and toddler here to start our play date. We arrived at 10am. The place was already filling up quickly, a sign of good things to come. Our service was spectacular! Our server even cut the straws for the kid cups to make them easier for the little ones to handle. I ordered waffles for me and an additional one for my daughter. They were well prepared, but the fresh mixed fruit topping was what set the dish apart. Yummy!! We also splurged on the cinnamon rolls. We could barely eat them in the restaurant because we were all so full from our entrees. But we devoured them later that afternoon!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is a great place to eat but do not take friends here that are on a budget, as I learned the hard way. One beer, a sandwich and tip was $28 pp."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "3-6-9: love the sliders with the onion straws...well done!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was good. The service was good as well. I'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Matchbox has some of the best pizza I've ever had (I love pepperoni)! On our last visit, my pizza was a bit burnt and our server was adamant on making sure it was okay by my standards and offered to get me another one more than once (even willing to put it in a To Go box for us). We love their 3-6-9 mini burger appetizer but decided to branch out and try something new...we got their mini trio that consisted of 2 scallops, 2 mini crab cakes, and 2 of their bunless mini burgers and were beyond impressed. We often dine at the Merrifield location, but would be more than willing to head into Capitol Hill again for this location."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "in DC! Great place with lots of options. Some one my favs are the pizza, short ribs and the sliders! Something for everyone!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The server is what made the dinner exceptional, Jennifer made certain suggestions on the food. I felt like a pizza so she recommended the Prosciutto and black mission fig, but another sounded perfect to me as well...Coppa Italian Ham and Arugula and when she told us that we could have it made half and half I was like so excited... my honey had a burger cooked just like he liked it. We hardly order dessert with dinner but we couldn't resist once she told us about the famous donughts with orange zest and a kahlua creme' dipping sauce...wow that really complimented the whole entire experience. I have been to Matchbox several times and I still have yet to be disappointed. I thank you and I thank Jennifer for her hospitality. Kiki Jones"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "This was an excellent spot to have a delightful meal. It is expensive with sliders at three dollars apiece, but the display is excellent and they are covered in fried onion tangles. The pizzas were 10" and 14" and also expensive at $15/$23. But the pizza was well displayed, served hot and tasted great. There was good collection of beers which to my surprise had a great porter. Beers are served as pints. The service was excellent as well. The server had a solid knowledge of the drinks and menu. When undecided on which beer, she was quick to offer a free sample. The room was not large in size, but plenty of room for each patron without feeling cramped. I felt comfortable and well treated. The downside was price, but on my keeper list."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Service was great! Food fresh and innovative. A great find and a great addiiton to the Washington Restaurant Scene!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "On Capitol Hill, with a wide variety of menu items, Matchbox is a friendly, fun and affordable restaurant when on Capitol Hill and Eighth Street. Service was great.. very nice to our kids. I would recommend highly."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Love this location. The food was delicious! The service was just as great! Chef was vey accommodating to substituting the shrimp for scallops in the shrimp and grits dish. Loved it"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Not enough characters in this review to say all i need to say . . . When reservation was confirmed, I asked for a booth because I had children. When I arrived, I had to wait 10 mins because the host was waiting on menus. When we were finally seated, we were not sat at a booth. We complained and the person he seated us gave us attitude. We went back to the host station and was told it would be 45 mins until we got a booth. As we were standing there, another group (with a 6:45 reservation) came in and was seated at booth. We finally sat at a table in the front. Mgr came and apologized and comped our first round of drinks. Server was excellent and we tipped him well based on HIS great service. But overall, service was shoddy."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The menu at Matchbox looked great! I wanted it all. I decided on the salmon cake special (salmon cakes on an english muffin topped with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce). The salmon cake was more like a salmon filet. While it was shaped like a cake, it had no taste to it. It wasn't seasoned at all. I was expecting the cake to include onions, maybe some bell pepper. It was just ok. My dining partner ordered the steak and eggs. He said the steak wasn't seasoned at all. He said it tasted as if it was just cooked medium. I ordered a waffle on the side and it was great!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "My brunch guest and I had a great time. We especially enjoyed the cocktails. The take-away pizza I ordered was also good."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Food is always great here. Shrimp and grits are the best!!"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "We arrived early for our reservation and had to wait a few minutes for a very comfortable table on the 8th Street front. My girlfriend discovered a New Zealand sauvignon blanc -- Craggy Range -- that she thought delicious. I was a little disappointed in my Spicy Meatball pizza. The meatball itself was very tasty, but the pie seemed dull. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and intend to return soon."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Great service but they sat me at one end of the restaurant and my guests at the other end - 20 minutes before we texted one another & found we were all there. Food was okay but not good enough to recommend to others"
    Dined on 10/18/2013