Matchbox - Rockville
Matchbox - Rockville

Matchbox - Rockville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.matchboxrockville.com/
  • Phone: (301) 816-0369
  • 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: 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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Matchbox - Rockville reviews from OpenTable diners
138 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (70)good for groups (68)great for outdoor dining (64)neighborhood gem (55)fit for foodies (53)great for brunch (36)special occasion (35)hot spot (33)kid-friendly (32)late-night find (19)vibrant bar scene (18)romantic (15)notable wine list (9)scenic view (2)Show More
  • always consistent
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This restaurant is a no-brainer for us. We love Matchbox and are frequent guests. The service is wonderful, the servers are very knowledgeable - about the food, beer, and wine. Friendly staff - amazing food. I love how they switch up the menu in a subtle way.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, 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
  • Disappointing - brunch
    minty1130
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I love the Matchbox in Chinatown and Eastern Market area so I was excited to visit the Rockville version. Big mistake. The building is great and the menu looked yummy but the results were disappointing. Our waiters were very kind. The Blood Mary my friend received looked extremely watered down and I can image it tasted as bad as it looked. My friend ended up sending it back. We both got the BLT eggs benedicts, which sounded amazing. Unfortunately there was no flavor except oil. I didn't even realize there was a fried green tomato in there until my friend remembered the description in the menu. The side potatoes were great! I will stick to carryout pizza from this Matchbox branch and go to the other locations for a good brunch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    bobbyceesVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our reservation was for 745. We did not get seated until closer to 830. Our order was not taken unlit 9. One of the kids ordered pizza which the waiter forgot about and she had to wait for. Overall, was a very disappointing evening. I would not go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch is wonderful!
    Molly
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    This was my first time for brunch, and it was a family birthday celebration with 6 people. Our server was great, the food was wonderful (from the cinnamon rolls to the hueovs rancheros and the brunch pizza to the cocktails). It was surprisingly not very loud either, which I was a bit worried about. I definitely would go back here for brunch! The prices are a little higher than I would normally pay, especially with cocktails added in, but it's about whats to be expected for brunch. Meals are about $15 each and the cocktails close to $10.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely a keeper
    Saliv8
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    My first time there. Outstanding pizza. Love the layout of the restaurant. As large as it is, no matter where you sit you feel like you are in your own little restaurant. I will revisit the Matchbox many more times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    I took my friend here for her birthday. The server was very cordial and took care to give us her recommendations when we asked for it and was very attentive so we didn't have to constantly ask for service. My friend got the crab soup and the trout and she said both were delicious. I got the soup of the day which was creamy cauliflower soup and it was very good, but the scallops I got was amazing. Probably one of my favorite scallop dishes ever, and I eat a lot of scallops. The drinks were good, their vanilla peach iced tea (yes it's alcoholic) was yummy, and the dark and stormy, one of my stables, was good too. The dessert was brownie with ice cream. The whipped cream on top was like nothing I've ever hard! Definitely would get it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun birthday dinner
    Tiff
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I love Matchbox and I've never really had any problems while dining there. I was served the wrong pizza this time but once I told our waiter Tim, he immediately apologized and fixed the problem quickly. He did a great job with my large party, very attentive and polite. Thank you again Matchbox for a lovely dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    dennis
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Great food and service. Ellen was superb Chef misnamed special as paella--which it wasn't--but the dish was outstanding none the less
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great time.
    Sleepy
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    I treated my girlfriend to lunch to celebrate her birthday. We had a really nice time. Was able to enjoy the food & fabulous pomegranate martinis with just enough attention from our server. Was also able to have real conversation without shouting over people. I love the ambience of this place. It's a great place to meet up for drinks and to hang out as well as to bring your kids to enjoy good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family dinner!
    Ridge123VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Great place for a family dinner! The food was great as usual and the cocktails were amazing. Service was also spectacular, waitress was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • comfortable
    dennis
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Early Sunday evening crowd of families and couples having a good time. Great salad and pizza choices The beer selection on tap is relatively small but excellent. Service was friendly but not intrusive. This is a favorite when we are in the Rockville area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love It
    TwinkleToes
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I enjoyed celebrating my sisters birthday matchbox. I would recommend this place to my family and friends. The food and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Learn to track Reservations!
    Kim1970
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I've been going to this resturant since it opened and I've never had a porblem...until now. The desk claimed they had no knowlege of my reservation and the hostess really didn't seem to care that they couldn't find the reservation or that I was waiting for a resolution. And then, when I arrived home, I had a message from the resturant informing me that I had not shown up for my reservation. I was more than a little irritated with the whole experince and may never go back to this location again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    They took us right at the time of our reservation. Great food, nice atmosphere not too loud.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They Need A Better Kids Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I made a reservation and my family was seated promptly. So glad I did because there was an hour wait for walk-ins. I wish they had a better kids menu. We had to order the 3 mini burger appetizer (plain), a small cheese pizza and a kids mac & cheese to make a complete meal for our 6 year old and 3 year old to share. There was basically nothing offered on the kids menu at all. Huge disappointment considering there were kids and strollers everywhere on Friday night. Other than that, the food and atmosphere were great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fantastic! Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Food was fantastic! Service was very good & attentive. I really enjoy going there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fire and smoke pizza
    foodie007VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    This particular pizza was listed in The Washington Post as one of the 40 essential dishes every Washingtonian must try, so I had to try it. It is very good indeed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    Lanie
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Met a friend from our of town the other night so we were looking for a spot where we could really catch up. The whole restaurant was busy but our table was out of the way and it was perfect. Food selection is very food, beer selection is diverse. I had the house burger with bacon, mushrooms, and gorgonzola cheese. It was out of this world delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a very nice lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We had a very nice lunch. (three friends). We asked for a quiet area and were given a booth in the back area away from the bar...a good spot for conversation. Service was excellent and we were not rushed. I'd come here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service, as usual.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We love to dine here, the food is very good but the servers all make if an enjoyable dinner out. They are all attentative and work well as a group. Definately use Open Table to get your reservation. We walked in, past a full lobby of people waiting and our table was ready ON TIME.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific Brunch Choices
    joyofeating
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Especially if you are not dieting. Just a great spot for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My husband and I had an awesome dinner. We both ordered fish dishes and both were great! The service was excellent and the noise level was low. Would definitely go back again!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delightful
    Beatwell
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I love the salads , add a protein for a fabulous supper. Pizzas and burgers are also yummy. There is something for every taste bud. servers are very pleasant and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ambiance for fun groups
    Chase
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    We had a table of 12 put together for us and were treated very well by the wait staff
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it, but a bit loud
    JimOVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The waiter was very pleasant, provided the right level of attention and had a great attitude. We were there for our 5th anniversary and were pleased with the atmosphere. It was our first time here and will definitely return. Good service AND good food is a hard combination to find these days. Matchbox had both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some of us liked our lunch,
    luncherVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Some of us liked our lunch, others were not so happy. It is okay, but the noise level is just too high to have a conversation without straining to hear.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Matchbox Never Misses
    sloomis
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    As a regular visitor to the Rockville Matchbox I continue to enjoy the restaurant and food for the most part. On this occasion there was some confusion as two waitresses were "sharing" our table which meant we got asked the same questions a lot which was weird. It wasn't that big of a deal really, just seemed like a bad idea. I also switched up my order from my normal favorite pizza to try the crispy half chicken and was not that impressed. The sides were great but the chicken was on the dry side.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great pizza and service at Matchbox
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We've been to Matchbox several times, and have not been disappointed. The service is great, and the food is good. We had pizza this time, taking the recommendation of our server and it was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    It's just a good spot for simple but yummy food. We have fun every time. Hate Rockville Pike but really like this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    LarryHS
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Thanks to Matt and Yuka for facilitating our large group on a Saturday night and making it a great gathering. Thanks to Stephanie and the other servers who accommodated separate checks and were great servers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Went to have dinner before a concert at The Strathmore. Wonderful service, delectable dishes and the most refreshing wine paired with our dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We come from our ot state to visit grandchildren. We always eat here. It is fun and delicious for all ages.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We have been coming to your restaurant alot since you opened. Last visit was horrible!! I guess there is no point in making a reservation and putting any comments in since they are not being read at all! This time around it was important to us to be seated at a nice, bit more quiet table as we had something big to celebrate. We are aware of the Matchbox being more a vibrant and energetic restaurant and esp. on a Friday night it would be busy and noisy, but after our request to be seated right by the bar, that's very upsetting!! This ruined the moment and the evening and left a bad taste behind. We won't be coming back anytime soon, if ever. Our server (can't remember her name) was great tho, none of this was her fault!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food as always!!
    motherdaughtertime
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This was my daughter's first visit to the restaurant, great time, I have been telling her about the great food. The food did not disappoint, it was great and she definitely wants to come back. This was my second trip visit there in one week. Planning on trying something different every time. Service was very good, server was friendly but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid and good value
    GeegVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Matchbox has solid food and fair prices. I really like the back room with the fireplace in the Rockville restaurant. The service was friendly without being cloying. I've eaten at the Chinatown and Capitol Hill branches, but this one might be my favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Matchbox
    MatchboxVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Disappointed in the menu changes. Matchbox in Rockville was my go to place but this time I felt the menu was much more limiting. Also, my vegan daughter was with me. No menu choices for vegans. There is dairy in the black bean burger and even all of the salad dressings. Our waitress was terrific though and helped her customize a salad and she used the garlic purée as her dressing. I wish the menu would go back to some of the previous offerings.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We came out with 4 friends
    Diane102360
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We came out with 4 friends so there was a total of 6 of us. We started out at one of the auxiliary bars while watching Syracuse Bball. We got to our table and had a good server who was readily available to us throughout the evening. Food and drinks were very good. We've been before and will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful brunch menu!
    FoodDude
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This was our first time here for breakfast, as we only ever had lunch or dinner here. The breakfast/brunch lived up to the same top quality food as their lunch and dinner! The menu offerings are creative, and the plates were superb! We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My recent visit was for working
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    My recent visit was for working lunch meeting and the environment, food, and service was great! I also appreciate the phone call that was made by the restaurant staff to confirm my reservation. Great dining experience! I look forward to the next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food better drinks great times
    Tm34
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    The title says it all. Matchbox always has amazing and super fresh food and also their drinks are on point. The wait staff are great and sociable, with excellent insight of their menu. It's one of my favorite spots to go to, whether a nice dinner with friends and family or on a date it's always a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.