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Matchbox - Rockville
Matchbox - Rockville

Matchbox - Rockville Details

  • 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 (866) 945-0085
  • Entertainment: Sunday Jazz 11am - 2pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Great service, great food, great 4th of July brunch!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I have enjoyed every time I have dined there. This time was girls night out. Dinner after a movie."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Always love the food and service. It is always too noisy because of the design."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "My husband and I eat at Matchbox all the time. It is one of our favorite restaurants. Would definitely recommend."
    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..."
    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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The pizza and hamburgers were great. Also the drinks were very good."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Whenever I stay at Rockville, I always go to Matchbox on night one. I have been there on many occasions and always have both good food and great service."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Met up for dinner at this great restaurant with friendly service, fun food and a great environment. I was surprised by just how wonderful the evening was and how accommodating they were to my service dog. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The staff are all very friendly and welcoming, and on this particular occasion our server Christin was extremely personable and attentive. I took my mom for Mother's Day lunch as it is her favorite restaurant. There are terrific vegetarian options, an excellent selection of craft beer and cocktails, a surprisingly diverse wine list, and delicious burgers and sandwiches. The crab soup is amazing and I would eat it every day if I could. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Matchbox has a well thought out menu, with something special for everyone, but the pizza is amazing. I make my own at home, but their pizza has a thin crust that perfectly offsets the toppings. The grilled romaine salad was also excellent, with just the tiniest char to bring out the flavor. Wish I could go back again today."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our party of 19 was served with grace and cheerfulness. The waitress was very accommodating and friendly. I have brought my group here monthly for about a year and the food is consistently high quality. My meal was simple but elegant, the Fruit and Granola with no strawberries. I ate all of it! I cannot speak for others in my party but I DID notice hardly anything was left over, and the portions served are very generous. This month was the first time I was not able to get a table the day I wanted. I am going to chock that up to growing interest and great food! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The sliders are WONDERFUL. The server was just ok."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Great lunch place, with wonderful salads - made celebrating Administrative Assistants Day perfect! The food and service are always first class."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I dine at Matchbox Rockville frequently. The food is consistently delicious and well-prepared. Our only complaint from our recent visit was the speed of the service. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Great place! Love the pomegranate margaritas! The decor is comfortable, stylish, really with the times. Can't go wrong here."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The pizza is excellent with unexpected combinations of toppings and the perfect char on the crust. What more do you need? :-)"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Food is great here. Fantastic pizza selection, but the winner on the menu is their tuna tartare. They have some pretty great salads and full entrees as well. And the dessert! Get the warm donuts with the espresso kalua dip. Its worth it."
    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. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The noise level was excessive not only because of the large number of people on Easter Sunday, but the loud percussive music coming through the speakers. While the tuna tartare and carrot cake were very good as usual, the fruit pizza was cloyingly sweet and had far too little fruit. The service was brusque until the shift change when a more personable server took over. While I will try again, it will never be during a busy period. I will also be careful to seek a table that is not near a speaker. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great food and service. Ellen was superb Chef misnamed special as paella--which it wasn't--but the dish was outstanding none the less"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I enjoyed celebrating my sisters birthday matchbox. I would recommend this place to my family and friends. The food and service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014