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 WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Matchbox - Rockville reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (68)good for groups (65)great for lunch (63)kid-friendly (44)fit for foodies (43)great for brunch (38)special occasion (36)neighborhood gem (36)hot spot (26)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (13)romantic (9)notable wine list (8)scenic view (4)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our first time so we went for lunch. It was busy but no overcrowded. Our waitress was very attentive but not overly which was much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sleepy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Wonderful spot to have a drinks with girlfriends, dinner with the hubby or brunch with the family. A truly versatile place with great food and great drinks. This place has the best pomegranate martini!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    JmeP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I met some friends for a late dinner on a Friday night. Although busy our waitress was very attentive. The food was fantastic. Their Bistro Burger is amazing and the wood fire pizzas are wonderful. It was a little loud but being a Friday night that was expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for everyone
    Anna
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Our office had lunch at Matchbox to send off a colleague who was about to start graduate school. It was a good choice given that there was a lot for everyone to choose from. The food - salads, pizzas, burgers, and sandwiches - was well-received. We all shared an order of the awesome donuts, which were a great way to end our lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    KateVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great service, great food, great 4th of July brunch!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for a group gathering
    SJPNyacker
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We had dinner with a group of six (plus a two month old) and we had an excellent evening. We split four appetizers including sliders, tuna tartare, calamari salad and shrimp and grits and they were all spot on. Dinner was three pizzas, two large and one small, and this was more than enough and these were high quality, thin crust pizzas with the fig and prosciutto most popular among the group with my favorite being the Matchbox meat pizza. The servers were always on top of things and very nice to boot. Because of the baby we went relatively early, as did other groups with small children and it worked out extremely well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a group meal
    blonde98
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I had dinner with 9 people here and it was great. The pizza is a great thing to share among the table. The salad and dessert was also great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great time
    JP2013VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Had a great time here with a big group of friends! We were able to get a reservation on a Friday night, which I did not expect would be possible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • $98 for burgers and pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    My 12 - year old daughter has been wanting to try this place for a while. I had been to the one in DC and knew what it was about. You are paying for décor and atmosphere, which I am not a big fan of doing. We ended up spending almost $100 for two adults and two kids-a "large" pizza, a small pizza, 3 mini burgers, an order of fries, a dessert and 3 soft drinks. It would have been overpriced at half the cost. The food was good, but nothing special that would entice me to come back, and the menu is pretty limited. I would only go back to make my daughter happy, I would never set foot in this place of my own volition.
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  • Loved it!
    FastRideVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I had driven by Matchbox many times and said I wanted to go. Well today I went for lunch and I think this will be my new lunch spot. I had the sliders, crab soup, and the apple/pear salad. Everything was wonderful. And why I am in love is the restaurant itself. The restaurant has a very nice decor and I'm even thinking about hosting an event there soon. Overall it was a wonderful first time there and I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    Lynette
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have enjoyed every time I have dined there. This time was girls night out. Dinner after a movie.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    LauraL
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Always love the food and service. It is always too noisy because of the design.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Unreasonably overpriced. $23 for a nothing special pizza. $8 for a cup of soup, which is served in a huge soup plate. Guess paid for a presentation...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    Tee1970
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband and I eat at Matchbox all the time. It is one of our favorite restaurants. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Fathers day memory
    bkeg001
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is our third father's day at Matchbox because Daddy always enjoyed the service, the food, and all of us together. Its become our Fathers Day tradition.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The pizza and hamburgers were great. Also the drinks were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love, Love, Love!
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Matchbox is our favorite local restaurant. They have never disappointed - for dinner, brunch, or sitting at the pizza bar or in the bar area. We know we will have a nice meal. We regularly go there and look forward to it. They always offer great specials. The servers are very knowledgeable and attentive. Our favorite server is Stephanie (she has blue in her hair). She has a bubbly personality and goes above and beyond to make sure we are happy with our dining experience. However, every server we have had is great. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 92 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1421 reviews are from the Matchbox - Rockville reviews archive.
  • Great brunch spot
    DugBVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Had a great late Mother's Day celebration with the family on the patio. Went early and there were no crowds - it felt like we had the place to ourselves.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Farewell Luncheon for an employee
    Friends10
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Enjoyed the the food that was order. Most had salads and pizzas. The atmophere was perfect. Everyone that attended said the place was a nice pick and the food and drinks were delicious especial the speciality drinks that were selectd. Hope to be back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate