Matchbox - Rockville
Matchbox - Rockville

Matchbox - Rockville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.matchboxrockville.com/
  • Phone: 3018160369
  • 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: Jon McArthur
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Matchbox-Rockville offers 3 distinct private event spaces for all of your special occasions. A brand new and beautiful property centrally located on Rockville Pike.
  • Private Party Contact: Alisia Kleinmann 8669450085
  • Entertainment: Sunday Jazz 11am - 2pm
  • Special Events: Matchbox was designed to offer a number of different choices in planning your event. Toast your guests with a delicious infused martini or spread out in our spacious and inviting dining room.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Located across the street from the Twinbrook Metro (red line)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking in adjacent lot
A word from Matchbox - Rockville
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Matchbox - Rockville reviews from OpenTable diners
144 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (76)good for groups (71)great for lunch (71)fit for foodies (54)neighborhood gem (50)great for brunch (36)special occasion (36)kid-friendly (33)hot spot (32)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (14)romantic (13)notable wine list (9)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Matchbox love!
    lovefood
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I was very happy with my appetizer and my pizza but prices are kind of high. But great food!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rainy Day Lunch
    Myra
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Matchbox was most accommodating when I called early Saturday morning to change our reservation from 6 to 10 people. The service was excellent and they offered both brunch and lunch menus with a good selection. Only problem is the sound as the high ceilings and loud music made it hard to hear.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much noise!
    RandyVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We always enjoy the food, but the noise level in this latest outing was out of control. We were seated in a booth, and the acoustics were just brutal! We asked our waiter about it, and he just shrugged and said the obvious, "this is a loud place." Not the most enjoyable experience. My elderly father will really have to be convinced to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Lunch Experience
    altennis
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My date ordered seafood pasta. It was spicy. The menu does not state that it is spicy, and she does not enjoy spicy. I ordered the pan seared rainbow trout. Absolutely forgettable. I ate only 1/2.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a little surprised
    Diane
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Ordered the seared scallop dinner and was surprised to find it came with three scallops. Exchanged it for the trio appetizer that comes with two scallops, two crab cakes and two mini burgers for less $$. More food for less $$. Others in the party had the seared salmon - loved it! And the crispy chicken dinner - nothing left!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was okay
    Nonickname
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food here was only okay this time. My boyfriend even told me that I make better pizza than they do! Service here was great, on the other hand. But that aside, I was disappointed in the reservation system...I originally had the option of either 6:00 or 9:00. I was hoping to reserve around 7:00. So, I booked the later time (which is a bit late for me) and figured we could get there around 8 to grab a drink from the bar first. Well, once we got there, I found out there was no line and that they had no problem seating us at 8. Good thing we at least went early then, but I would love to know why OpenTable made them look so much busier than they were!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accommodating Staff!
    Gramelo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I bring my martial arts group here once a month to maintain our friendships. I normally see between 10 and 13 people show up. I had made the reservation for 12 but 20 ended up in our party! At first, Anna, our server, was a bit overwhelmed. She graciously seated all of us without much fuss as people kept showing up. The food arrived in a timely manner and was delicious as usual!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    Bucketlist4foodVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    First time at matchbox and it will not be my last! I lovveed everything. The cobb salad and apple/pear salad are excellent! Also ordered the fig pizza and the matchbox meat....loved them both. NY style pizza and so so good. Finished the meal off with a brownie. Wow, what an amazing meal from start to finish. I cannot wait to go back and try some other pizzas or just grab a salad for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK Restaurant
    TwinMom
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We were seated in a small room off of the bar. Not as nice as the main area of the restaurant. It was quiet so we didn't have to shout through our conversation. I had the crab cake sandwich. It was OK. Not a lot of lump crab meat, more shredded. Next time I will order pizza. Our server, Rachel, was excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uncommonly Good
    girlswholunch
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Girlfriends birthday lunch was great. Rather loud indoors and we had lots of catching up to do, so chose an outdoor table which was perfect. Temperature controlled. Great friendly service, didn't rush us. Without even requesting it, a candlelite dessert was brought for the guest of honor. The menu is varied, not the usual pizza combos. We found items from the appetizer list and all were terrific. I also had the smaller sized apple/pear salad - I'm going back for that alone. Love that they offer the salads in two sizes. Go there, enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid restaurant
    Kathiebr
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Always have a great experience. Fun place to sit outside at the fire pit on a slightly chilly evening with friends. Never forgo the sliders with a group!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good spot
    John
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I am not a pizza person so take this for what it's worth. Pizza is their forte but they have a good selection. Tne appetizers were excellent. Service was polite but a bit thin at times. The food was good but it's pricey to eat here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Lunch
    EricM
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Matchbox is a regular venue for business lunches for me. The ability to guarantee a table at a specific time combined with great food, great service and an atmoshere that's quiet enough to have a conversation but busy enough not to be overheard makes this restaurant my top choice for business lunches in Rockville. This time I had the Spicy Cajun Tuna, my companion had the Squash / Apple Soup (Special) with a Wedge Salad. The Tuna was excellent. I got the ginger butter drizzle on the side, but if you're a lover of Tuna you don't really need it, the Tuna Stands on it's own. My companion raved about the soup, I'm tempted to head back for a bowl myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    good new menu, need a wider desert menu food is great, need a better coffee
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Ive had the calamari salad many times. This visit the salad was limp with way to much dressing, the calamari was soggy
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative crab avacado salad
    OHBoyVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Love this new (for me) combination. Table bread is sooooo good, with the garlic butter. Can feed up on those! My rainbow trout was a bit dry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had a great time. The food was amazing and well diverse. The staff was very friendly. I introduced my best friend to it. Who said she will bring her family and friends to check it out too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Shyrt
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went to brunch to celebrate my engagement. We had mimosas and bloody marys. The great part about the drinks is they have a range of different kinds instead of the plain, normal ones. The skillet cinnamon rolls were amazing as was the brunch pizza.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not up to par
    JoaNieVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Matchbox is one of my favorite restaurants. However, my last visit was very disappointing. First of all, the waiter was very abrupt. So abrupt that after I asked for a beverage, he ran off to get my beverage before even asking if my husband wanted a drink. I think they also changed the menu. I have never sent anything back to the kitchen before. My husband ordered the "donuts" since he knows I love them and we were celebrating my birthday. The donuts? They were hard fried dough balls. We asked to speak to the manager. The manager said he tasted them himself and they were donuts, just like they should be. Well, I know donuts and these were bad! We literally left the restaurant with a very bad taste in our mouths. Luckily the pizza was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot for lunch!
    Roommates
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Met a friend at Matchbox for lunch and everything was very good..............service was excellent! My salad was a bit overdressed, but other than that I enjoyed my experience at Matchbox very much! Dessert Trio was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    LoveToEat
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This Resturant is outstanding! The service and food are outstanding! My family and I will continue to frequent this Resturant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always tasty and fun
    happybelly
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We've been back to Matchbox several times and haven't been disappointed. The food is very good and the staff treats visitors very professionally and nicely. It's also just a fun place--you forget you are in the 'burbs at Matchbox.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My review
    ShalomsVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I was so disappointed and would not go to back to this restaurant. The food was good and the atmosphere was also good. The service was awful. When we arrived the hostess was on the phone and did not even acknowledge us. She continued her call and look away. Shortly after, another hostess appeared and seated us. Our server, Ashley, was very slow and did not check on us often. We had to ask for salt and pepper after a long wait. I would never go back to this location. They have another location on 7th street in DC...the service is better there so if I ever go back to Matchbox, it would be that location and not Rockville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    dennis
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We travel to Rockville several times a year and always have dinner at the Matchbox at least once. Food is consistently good and this time we were delighted to see that the giant meatball was promoted from "a once in awhile special" to the everyday menu. Our choice is to sit at the outside patio when possible where the noise level is lower in addition to a pleasant setting. Service is always good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • farewell girls brunch
    Aimee
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    had a great brunch with 2 girlfriends as a farewell to one who was returning to Senegal but wanted to have pizza before she left. choosing what to have was difficult--go with what I always have or something new. I went with the steak/egg skillet, which was huge enough to have leftovers for my husband! huge, great outside patio--lovely that there was sufficient seating between tables.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    Jack
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We enjoyed Matchbox...the service was friendly and the food fantastic and creative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our group frequents Matchbox
    Pickybunch
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    whenever we have a working lunch or a group lunch just for fun and we are always pleased! Food is very, very good, waitstaff are excellent and very hard working - host and/or hostess are very welcoming and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusual
    BumbleVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We are huge fans of Matchbox. But this trip was not a good one because of our server. He was condescending, impatient, and in attentive. We were so thrown off by this, as we frequent Matchbox regularly. It really ruined our meal. Luckily, because we have had positive experiences before, we will probably be back despite this experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor seating!
    SARQ
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great ambiance, delicious food, stellar service and overall wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Nasafi
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Sitting outside one would have expected that there would be the din of Rockville Pike which is not even a stones throw away. There was none of it, you don't really notice that one of the busiest arteries in Montgomery County is right next to you. The ample booths allow for comfortable dining. The outside bar is a gem, well stocked and provided the drinks to perfection. The pizza's were delicious. The fig with prosciutto combo was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Matchbox from the very start
    Oliver001
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Tasty food, especially nice and unique pizzas. Likewise, tasty and unique cocktails - my favorites include the pomegranite martini and the sweet tea vodka.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthdays
    Diane102360
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We were celebrating my daughters 22nd birthday and my sons 29th birthday. We had a diverse age group (22-80) and everyone enjoyed!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Fabulous Brunch
    DineOut2MuchVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We've been for dinner so many times and finally made it for brunch. The Greek yogurt, fruit and granola was the best. The cinnamon rolls are worth the raves I've seen and who doesn't love waffles if they don't have to make them by themselves? The service was fabulous. And for the first time I can't complain about the choice of the music!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    AGinMd
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A great place to stop and dine right in the middle of busy busy a Rockville Pike. Good pricing, menu has a variety that will please most. Friendly attentive wait staff. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Cymd
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This is my second time to Matchbox and love it. I took my niece there and she really love it, said its her favorite place. Y sister love it too. The dessert trio is very good....the brownie is Mmm Mmm good. The dessert is very big. We are glad we only ordered one because we had a hard time finishing it among the 3 of us. The pizza is excellent and we like it that we can have 1/2 and 1/2 topping since we shared a pizza and this option allowed us to have two version in one. Definitely will go back soon. The service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Atmosphere
    vrob40
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I eat here quite a bit and am never disappointed. Met a friend for lunch. We shared the Matchbox Trio appetizer, which is always a winner. The sliders are cooked perfectly, great crab cakes and moist scallops. Had Matchbox Meat Pizza and a winner, too. Shared brownie, which was HUGE. No complaints. Service is always great. I do take out from them, too, and am always pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodiegoddess
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Family and friends love this restaurant. The food is very good. Very creative pizza's that taste better than my chef hubby makes (sorry sweetie). The tuna tartare appetizer is so good, and the proscuitto and mission fig pizza is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely lunch spot
    PhotoFoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Fun options on the menu, well made mad served with great service. I love this place and continue to go back here and I recommend it to all my friends and colleagues!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was fine, not spectacular. The service however was amazing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always enjoyable
    FastRideVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Whenever I am in Rockville during lunch time it go to Matchbox. Everything I've eaten there so far has been exceptional. The wait staff is exceptional also.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.