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Matchbox - Chinatown
Matchbox - Chinatown

Matchbox - Chinatown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://matchboxchinatown.com/
  • Email: info@matchbox369.com
  • Phone: (202) 289-4441
  • 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: Cliff Wharton
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th and H Street
  • Public Transit: Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Red, Green, Yellow);Metro Center (Red, Blue, Orange
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Many parking garages are available in area. We offer a discount rate for parking at the 9th and I street garage. It is located at the TechWorld building. Please bring your ticket to the restaurant for validation.
A word from Matchbox - Chinatown
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
  • "Good food at a moderate price and convenient location. The best steak and cheese in DC. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The Crab Soup was superb and the Cubano excellent. Service was very good, friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We came after a game to grab something to eat. The bar was packed with people but the rest of the restaurant was not. We were seated quickly and our server was quick. He was very attentive and cheerful. A lot of servers could learn from him. My husband got the bistro burger and it was cooked to perfection. I got a small pizza that was amazing and great portion. Will definitely come back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I booked a table for a weekday, late after, early evening dinner with friends from out of town. We were seated way upstairs in a back corner despite there being plenty of tables open in the main, sunnier(!), level. Our waiter seemed attentive at first, but after serving drinks, dinner took forever, and I had to walk down to the bar to get our check after we had been waiting for close to 15 minutes after finishing dinner. I love the food at Matchbox, and have had excellent experiences at other locations, but the Chinatown location is definitely lacking I am sad to say."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I always enjoy going to Matchbox for lunch with friends. There is a happy vibe. Most of the time everyone gets pizza, so I cannot comment on the rest of the food. The pizza is always good. They have an interesting variety. I recommend the chef's picks."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We ordered the scallops, crab cake & bun less mini burger. All I can say is wow. I come from beef country and I have never tasted better beef. Shrimp & grits had a delicious spin. Highly recommended. Wood fired pizza is a winner every time! Jesus was an excellent server, and he seemed genuinely proud of the product as he should be. What a gr8 experience!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Mini burgers a must. Great salads, pizzas and rustic rigatoni worth coming back for. Adults and kids will have lots to chose from. We tried the Capitol Hill location for lunch and then China Town location for dinner while in DC from Seattle."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I really like Matchbox. It has a trendy, cool type of vibe. Making the reservation online was a breeze. Changing it online wasn't (modifying it to lower the number of attendees), I had to call the restaurant. The one thing I dislike about their policy is that you have to wait for at least half of your party to show up before you are seated. Waitress was very nice and a little nervous. I assume this was her first time serving a "large" group. We had to remind her about water, straws,etc. Took awhile for our food to come out- keep that in mind if your on a strict time schedule. the overall experience was nice. My matchbox chicken sandwich was a little dry. I usually get the sandwich and it's delicious."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Best to have a reservation during peak times. That makes the experince a lot nicer. No extended waiting. The food is great, and the service is good. During lunch, they do a great job of getting you in-and-out, without making you feel as if you need to "get out". I highly recommend it for lunch get togethers."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This place is really cool and I got the crispy chicken and it was fair. I will return to try the pizza and dessert."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I've been to several Matchbox locations and have never been disappointed. I've tried a few of the non-pizza entrees and have found them to be delicious. Matchbox may not knock your socks off, but you can safely schedule a social or business dinner there without worrying the food or service will be sub-par."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Food was good. Service was terrible. We were a group of 6ppl. One person'sorder came out at least 10 minutes before the rest of the table. When we asked where the rest of our order was, the waitress said pizzas come out faster (this didn't make sense because two others in our group also ordered pizzas). The waitress said she'd have the chef make a new pizza and bring it out when the rest of the food was ready. She didn't do that. All she did was put the old pizza in the oven to warm it -- it came back to us burnt. Also the booth they put us in was very uncomfortable. We are 6 small women and we were up against 6 large men who kept leaning back shifting the seating into us. A table would have been better."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I'd been to the Matchbox in Eastern Market and liked it so I decided to try the Chinatown Matchbox for brunch. The set up was even much better, the stuff were friendly and the food was great. The hot cinnamon rolls were to die for."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Very good dining experience, since this was my first time there. Great food, great service, will come back again."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This was the perfect ladies night pre-wizards game dinner. Our server was energetic, knowledgeable of all the dishes and drinks and the food was delicious. We each had a few drinks and those were tasty as well. The only drawback I had with the night was the location of bathroom. There is only one set of lavatories which happen to be in the ground level. My friends and I were seated on the top floor which was four flights up. My recommendation for improvement would be to install another set of lavatories either on the top floor or at the very least the third floor."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Poor service. Sat at the table for 10 minutes before anyone came around to take a drink order."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Once again, Matchbox did not disappoint in delivering quality food and service!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Lovely experience. We were sat right away. The waitress was very nice. She explained the menu. The food was awesome. We had the meat lovers pizza. Food came out fast. Always an excellent experience!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Everything from the appetizer to dessert was great! No complaints. Our service was excellent as well. Around 5:00 we were the only ones in the upstairs dining area near the windows but by 6:00 the whole place was filled. We split an appetizer sampler, salmon dinner and pistachio cheescake for dessert and left full but not overstuffed."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Always a consistent exceptional meal with a vibrant atmosphere. Service too, was over the top. I highly recommend Matchbox."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Matchbox. Had the same waiter (can't remember his name for the life of me) but he was EXCELLENT~! Extremely knowledgeable and accommodating without hovering. Fantastic smile, perfect amount of humor and just all around great experience."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Our group enjoyed the lunch... great food and a wonderful selection of excellent dishes!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Monday night's special of Duck Confit with Baked beans and potato chips w/ crispy spinach was to die for! I usually stick with the pizza but this was an amazing dinner along with 10 year anniv red wine blend( CA winery-west coast love).:-) great dining experience!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Our server Sho was awesome, very attentive and knowledgeable about the restaurant and the products they sale."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "We were going to order up room service but I stumbled upon Match Box and the menu, ambience and price made us want to check it out. We were pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. Would highly recommend d this place."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "as always Matchbox was a great experience.. Great Pizza. good selection of beer on tap."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Really a great spot to have some dinner before a game or concert at the Verizon Center. Bring your hiking boots though - there are 3 levels! Food was EXCELLENT. Had their regular salad with the dried cherries - yummy! Also there appetizer trio - which was JUST RIGHT for a meal, 2 bunless sliders cooked to perfection and juicy, 2 crab cakes - very little filler and 2 HUGE seared scallops! Very TASTY! We also got the dessert trio which was extremely good and recommend that you share. Our server was very polite but when asked what his favorites ont he menu he was reluctant to tell us. The service was a little slow, but not so much that it ticked me off. ALL and ALL I would come back again and will check out the Merrifld one."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Thanks to the staff who were very accommodating. We had a 9 year old and a 2 year old, the servers were patient and were kid friendly in terms of cups and a high chair. Thanks. Pizza as usual was great."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Never changes when it comes to service here its usually pretty good. Food is good, plenty of seasoning to highlight the flavor of the food. Salads served in chilled bowl, entrees, when hot, served on hot plates. One of our top choices when we are headed to a Caps game."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "The entrance is rather small and the lighting is sufficient. The seating area is decent and the booths look comfortable. The table server was professional and perky! I saw an order of the 6 minis with onion straws...get the assortment of cheese; BUT, the gouda cheese tastes awesome! The onion strings were delicious too. I had to take half of the order home. The minis come in 3, 6, or 9 servings."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The lunch at Matchbox is always good. This time I got the tomato soup which really hit the spot on a very cold day. We were seated promptly and enjoyed very good service."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Had the crabcake sandwich--generous with the crab and no excess fillers. Nice brioche bun. This casual meal would have gotten 5 stars if the chef hadn't presalted the french fries way to excess. Please let us do the salting if we so desire or avoid it as required for high blood pressure. Lay off the heavy salt!!!!!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "great place to go for pizza before a Caps game. The specialty pizzas are out of this world. Also have some good beer on tap."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "we had a reservation, arrived early, were seated right away and had a wonderful time. the only complaint is that the booth that we were seated in was very drafty and cold. even with the manager turning off the fan, the heating system was blowing cold air on us the entire time we were dining! the food was delicious and the wine that we selected was nice. our waiter seemed distracted and young (wasn't allowed to open our wine-we had to wait for a manager?) and was slow but it was New Year's Eve and we didn't mind! thanks for a great experience!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Love this place. The wait staff is always so friendly awesome. The pizza is to die for!!!!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "The food at Matchbox is good and the prices and meal sizes are acceptable. The ambiance is great and "cool". Very nice for a date or for getting together with colleagues. The booth was a little too cozy for 6 people."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Too dark, we all had a very hard time reading the menu. Had to borrow a flashlight from our waiter."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "had a great lunch with my team and service was great as always and food was delicious!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Leon at the front was very pleasant and professional, our server was great and the food as always was outstanding. This restaurant never disappoints. The service is always excellent and the food delicious. The menu has something for everyone. I always recommend Matchbox to those looking for good food and great service."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Super place to go post-game (would likely be great pre-game as well!) Great food, only challenge is getting in the door - not nearly enough room for those waiting, those w/ reservations, and those just trying to get to the bar - a real traffic jam at the door/hostess desk. Once past that, the rest was superb!!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013