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Matchbox - Capitol Hill
Matchbox - Capitol Hill

Matchbox - Capitol Hill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://matchboxcapitolhill.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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Diner Reviews
  • "I do not have any complaints. Never an issue with food and service."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "It was crowded when I arrived (I arrived before my appointment time). The burger and shrimp and grits were delicious. I felt that Travis (waiter) could have been a little more attentive. I will probably visit again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My first experience was July 2013 of last year. It was Awesome! The food, wait staff and atmosphere ever since has never disappointed."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I'm not sure it my server had a bad night prior to coming in but the service was terrible. He made several mistakes from bringing the meals out at different times, about 15 minutes between the time when the first meal was dropped. Forgot to bring butter, straws, extra water, etc., after being reminded several times. I have to say it's ranks as one of the worst experiences in a really long time. Matchbox, please train your servers to pay attention to details. That's what will keep us coming back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Good food and great to have in the neighborhood. A bit pricey for pizza."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We enjoy good food, but my spouse doesn't always want the unique sauces and specialty ingredients used in many top quality restaurants. We have found Matchbox to be a wonderful place where we can get excellent service and food without feeling as if we are reading in a foreign language when studying the menu."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I've been to Matchbox more times than I can count and I have never had a problem with the food. It is always delicious, from the pizza to the sliders to the salad (I LOVE their chopped salad!!) - it is consistently great. Unfortunately, this visit was not as pleasant as it usually is because we had a server with an attitude. Not really sure what her issue was, but she did not seem too happy to be there and was alternating between rushing us along and disappearing for long periods. Also they did not have THREE of the beers that were listed on their menu (2 were new and had not even been tapped yet, so I'm not sure why they were listed) -- the reason I know this is because the 3 beers they did not have were the 3 I tried to order!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I arrived solo without the other 4 guests in my party. When the others arrived, the host staff told them basically to find the table. Nice. Then the waiter introduced himself no more than three times to the table. Not a huge issue but it shows he's not paying attention. The service was slow for as empty as the place was. The food was good - no stand-outs in my opinion. Then, before everyone was done at the table, the waiter brought out what Matchbox decides you get for a birthday treat. It was fine but A. we didn't ask for it and B. not everyone was done eating at the table. I thought it was rude and not to have the choice was not good, in my opinion. Overall, the party was pleased. Personally, I would go someplace else for a celebration."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Beautiful afternoon to sit outside and enjoy cocktails, salad, and sliders. Good service and people watching."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The staff was outstanding. The host found us a table outside and the waiter was friendly. I had the crab cake sandwich which was okay; I've had better. There was some pieces of lump crab meat but not as much as I expected from the description on the menu. The roll was toasted which was great but it was "greasy" and the french fries seemed to have been cooked earlier and maybe reheated but they weren't hot. My friend had the pizza and she enjoyed it."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "A few coworkers/ friends and I went to Matchbox for happy hour and had a wonderful time! The crab cake sandwich was delish! My drink was even better! Great atmosphere! Great time overall!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We had heard a lot about Matchbox and were not let down. We loved the fact that the one on Cap Hill takes reservations. Would recommend to anyone"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Good food.....not too pricey.....great outdoor seating"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Matchbox was perfect. After taking my mom to Eastern Market, we met a friend and dined on delicious 3, 6,9 burgers. Loooove the Gorgonzola cheese and yummy onion straws. My mom raved over the Matchbox Punch! We took our dessert to go. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Don't drive! Take the Metro!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had reservations and were seated right away. Yet we sat for 39 minutes before we had a server come to our table. Once we places our order it took 30 mins for the app and one hour for the food. Te food was great bit the place wasn't busy and it took forever "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I went with a group of 8 people to celebrate my birthday. The food was very good and they have a good variety of offerings. They had a good beer and wine selection. The ambience was nice but it was a bit loud for a larger group at a big table. The service was good. Our waiter was nice, knowledgeable, and attentive. All in all a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "What a great place and great food. Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "A couple of friends and I went for brunch before the Nationals game. We were in and out in the time we needed to be by. The service was great and the food was excellent. The steak and eggs were amazing. My friends ordered the cinnamon buns, which smelled delicious!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Everything was outstanding. Food, Service, Ambience...SUPERB!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The service here was excellent. Our waiter was so attentive. As for the food, I appreciated being able to go half and half on a small pizza. My half was the prosciutto white. My friend had pepperoni. The prosciutto white had good flavor. I wished that the prosciutto would have been diced a little more. I kept pulling off all the prosciutto from my slice in one bite. My friend enjoyed the pepperoni. The pepperoni had a little kick to it and her slices were loaded. I think I would get that pizza next time. My friend raved about the magic brownie dessert, which that day was served with peanut butter gelato. I had the chocolate chip bread pudding, which was just ok. I've had better. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Server - great. Food - way overpriced. Basically Pizza Inn like thin crust pizza for 4 times the price."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "3-6-9: love the sliders with the onion straws...well done!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Service was great! Food fresh and innovative. A great find and a great addiiton to the Washington Restaurant Scene!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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