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Matchbox - Merrifield
Matchbox - Merrifield

Matchbox - Merrifield Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://matchboxmerrifield.com
  • Phone: (571) 395-4869
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10:30pm, Friday: 11am - 11:30pm, Saturday: 10am - 11:30pm Sunday: 10am - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Strawberry Lane & District Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Matchbox - Merrifield
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. Matchbox takes brick oven pizzas to a new level!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was excellent and while they are known for their pizza the menu has a nice range of options. Our waiter was outstanding, one of the best I've experienced in quite some time."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I loved the food. I always do at Matchbox. However, for it not being too busy, I do not know why we were seated in a crammed area. Service could have been better."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I have been to the Merrifield location many times. It was a Monday and it just seemed to be an off night. I was dining with my kids that night, shoved to the back of the restaurant, which I get if it was busy, but it wasn't. The food was good as usual, but our server seemed unavailable for most of the evening. I'll be back, but I know what to request next time."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I want to love this place... I keep going back and the food, when done right, is fantastic. But they haven't quite gotten it right yet. ToStill some inconsistency in service and food quality. I plan on continuing to go back and hope the trend continues upward."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Not happy with my experience at the Mosaic Matchbox on Sat., 6/28/14, and treatment received. Not sure I'll be returning any time soon. I had a reservation and had to wait twice after I refused to sit in the back room at a table in the middle surrounded by a lot of children. From there was brought back up to the front only to wait again before being seated at the last booth by the restroom and kitchen. Very noisy - Not happy!! This, while there were plenty of vacant tables up front and other people seated there. When I asked about those tables, I was told, "They're blocked off." I'll be reluctant to visit Matchbox any time in the near future."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We all split the spicy meatball pizza, pear salad and simple salad. All of it was delicious! The dressings were much lighter than others I have tried on similar salads. The kids had the two kids meal pastas. Would like the option of fruit or veggies with their meals instead of fries. They liked the pasta but other kids might find the seasoning too grown up. I was actually surprised my kids ate it."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Booked a table Matchbox in Merrifield for a lunch business meeting. They found us a nice quiet table in the back. Service was great!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Matchbox was a step up from a casual dining experience. With a good wine list and some unique versions of favorites this is a great place to go to. Overall affordable, thoughtful menu with great outdoor seating and atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Love it but the ac in the back room, where we were, wasn't working, so we sweated through dinner a bit. The server gave my son a birthday dessert of his choice on the house. One big gripe is that the address was deceiving to our family who hadn't been there before. It is actually Strawberry Ln--not District Ave, as the website says. So my brother was driving around for half an hour trying to find the place before I was able to direct him there on my cell phone. Our server said that happens a lot. That can't be good for business. I hope they'll correct that on their website and with google maps soon!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "It took our waiter an hour to ask what we wanted to order. He kept walking past our table while we were starving. Then it took him 15 mins to give us our split checks when the register was right behind is. Food was good but a service that night by that waiter was horrible."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Went at 4:00 on Fathers Day for a late lunch/early dinner. Our server was cheerful and attentive; the food came in a timely manner; and it was delicious--fresh. If you are not a pizza-eater, there is a moderate amount of other options. Alot of alcohol options, though we didn't imbibe. The room is open and a bit loud, but you don't have to yell to be heard at your table. We have eaten at the 14th Street restaurant, which was equally pleasant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My friend and I dined here for lunch to celebrate my birthday on 6/17/14 - our server, Chris, was absolutely amazing! He was very friendly and helped us with an enjoyable dining experience. We ordered the mini burgers from the appetizers section and Cobb salad as well - both items were made perfectly and was just delicious! Towards the end, Chris provided me with a birthday treat, which was a brownie with ice cream and it was so good. We will definitely return and recommend to our friends!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My family came here for a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon and had a great time. We all ended up ordering off their brunch menu- which had a lot of variety! Their iron skillet cinnamon rolls were AMAZING. Their crabcake benedict is a GIANT crabcake wrapped in bacon topped with a poached egg. OMG. Their huevos rancheros had a little heat and were SO tasty. I had my 14 month old with us so I ordered her lunch early (can't have a hangry kid!) and our server brought it out super fast for her (huge helping too). They put us in the back where there were several other families with kids- who could blame them? But it made me feel less bad when she was noisy. Totally recommend this place!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Matchbox is the same as it ever was, same as it ever was. Same as it was when I went the day before. Good pizza, average salad. Little bit pricey but good place to eat if you have to be in the Mosaic District in Merrifield."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Matchbox is the same as it ever was, same as it ever was. Good pizza, average salad. Little bit pricey but good place to eat if you have to be in the Mosaic District in Merrifield."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I've always enjoyed the pizzas at Matchbox, last weekend I tried their brunch. Our table of four for the french toast, crab cakes and breakfast pizza. All were very delicious, plated beautifully and a filling portion. Liked that they had 4-5 options for mimosas and 4-5 options for bloody marys. Indoor had plenty of seating on a Saturday at 11am."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I love this gem of a restaurant located in the Mosaic District! It was very hard to decide what I wanted since everything sounded delicious. I couldn't decide between the pizza or the crabcake sandwich. I went with the crabcake sandwich with the apple pear salad as a substitute for the fries. Absolutely delicious! Will be back to try other entrees. Friendly staff and very nice restaurant ambience and area in general."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This restaurant always seems confused in handling reservations. I reserved a table for 4 and was seated. When the other couple arrived, they were told there was no reservation! The time before, Matchbox told Open Table that I did not honor the reservation (although I was there and checked in at the front desk). Matchbox needs to get its customer management act together!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I think basic salads and pizzas are the way to go here."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The most difficult part of the being in the large round booth is the inability to hear the server as well as be heard. Our waiter brought the wrong wine because he didn't hear the "gris" after "pinot" and when trying to order, I think he was having to read lips. Secondly, our kale salad came well after our lunch entrees were served. We almost refused it, but went "European" instead by eating it last."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Matchbox is a nice, conveniently located restaurant within steps of the movie theater. The food and staff were very pleasant. Adequate seating within an old industrial building setting made the meal memorable."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Food quality excels as with other Matchbox locations. However this location needs improvement. The back room temperature was hot and not conducive to a good dining experience. When the restaurant gets crowded service suffers."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I've eaten at two Matchbox stores (Rockville and Merrifield) and found them both very enjoyable. The spaces are spectacular, the service spot-on, and the food quite good. Imho this is one of the better new upscale chains. At work, when we want to go someplace special for lunch, we go to Matchbox."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great place for groups or a family dinner. Food is high quality and the service is excellent."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We would definitely go back...we had a party of 10 and the service was very good as well as the food. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Fun space, lots if elbow room and great service. Interesting, diverse menu which pleased foodie friends as well as the less adventurous."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "This was my first time here enjoyed the good great place to have dinner and making reservations really helped a lot "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great addition to the area. Impressed with food, service not so much. It started out poorly when we arrived and said we had a open table reservation for 9pm and the front desk person said we should wait 20 mins. I understand 5 mins but not 20 mins. She was not at all helpful. Compare this with any of the restaurants owned by the group that runs Sweet Water, Coastal Flats, and get Caryle. They have service that is consistently amazing. The food was good, however. I highly recommend the scallops. They are to die for. The pizza I think is meh. Compared to pizza orso (Falls Church City) and it is not close. Even my 10 year old was not impressed and he loves Dominoes. The service at the table was average as well. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Took my boyfriend out on for a special date early evening (About 5 pm). The area the restaurant is situated in is one of high end idyllic peace. Chess boards outside, children flocking about, families and friends all hanging around and having a good time. The restaurant atmosphere itself is nice. It has a very ambient atmosphere without being too dark or distracting, with plenty of room. The waitress was very helpful and very responsive, despite, I must admit, my own somewhat curt behavior (stellar patience!). The food was impeccable. The ribeye was extremely delicious, as were the vegatable sides (In case: Those who order on the rare side, this place's rares are -actual- raw-side rares). The pasta with portabella and meatballs was !!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food was good, but even hidden in a corner, our group could not hear each other across the table. The duck legs were really tasty, with a little sweet and spice to the beans. Could have included more greens with it. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My husband & I love this place! Amazing food! Amazing pizza! Love the shrimp & grits! Haven't had anything that wasn't incredible!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Our food was great but unfortunately we had to wait about 10 minutes before a server approached us. She visited our table twice during the duration of our stay. She did however recommend a better option of ordering mimosas when asked about purchasing a bottle. In all, good food and nice environment. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Matchbox is always a great choice for a casual meal. Both food and service are very good. Can be very noisy particularly at busy times, but being seated at one of the booths at the back of the restaurant helps knock down some of the noise."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We have been to this Matchbox location in the Mosaic District multiple times....although this is the first time we've reviewed it. No complaints here. Each time we have gone (for brunch/lunch and dinner) the food has been great and the service just as good. Because it is so popular it can get very busy and hard to get a table without a reservation (during the normal busy times). Overall we enjoy this restaurant and will be going back again soon."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Priceless...keep it up. Enjoying and we relaxation "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Office lunch with 10 women on a Friday. Service is good, but you need more than one bartender on Friday afternoon. Bar was too slow to keep up with orders but great staff made up for it."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Got there @ 5p (early and not crowded.) We were seated next to table w/small child (screaming). We asked to be moved to another area. Immediately they seated 2 parties, both with children, right next to us even tho it was early and not crowded. These kids were running around, acting up, loud. As leaving I stopped at the front and asked to share a recommendation.....why not place parties w/children near each other (have adults-only area and parties w/kids area).....the young woman @ the check-in area told me....Matchbox is a "family" restaurant. She didn't even try to acknowledge my comment.....or saying she'd share the idea w/a manager. I felt like my business wasn't welcome because I didn't have small children with us. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I would like to see more low calorie/heart healthy items on the brunch menu...ie, egg substitute omelet with toast/bagel, half cantaloupe or grapefruit. The brunch items are very good but think there needs to be more choices. We are big on going to brunch! Thanks."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We had a great time, the service was excellent and the food very good, enjoy going to Matchbox even if it is a bit loud."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great food and hip place. Service was fantastic our server was very attentive"
    Dined on 5/1/2014