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
137 reviews since June 3, 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 (74)great for lunch (72)good for groups (70)fit for foodies (49)kid-friendly (46)neighborhood gem (45)great for brunch (41)special occasion (37)hot spot (29)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (13)romantic (10)notable wine list (9)scenic view (4)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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.
  • Pleasant surprise
    anndy
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    I had been to matchbox for lunch often but not dinner. I was impressed with the very friendly and helpful service as well as the quality of the dinner meals. it was a special occasion--a girl friends birthday--and everyone enjoyed their meal and this was a group of particular foodies--several being dieticians!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great brunch
    dcdiner
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Three generation family enjoyed Sunday brunch here, including one in a wheelchair, and everybody felt well-cared-for and want to come back, including the teenagers. Attractive, quiet, spacious; prompt and unobtrusive service. A couple of people had special requests and these were accommodated without fuss. I'm from Chicago, and this is the first deliciously thin-crusted pizza I've tasted in DC. One note of caution: we were here early, and can't say anything about what it's like when it's really full and busy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • matchbox is a favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The Matchbox has been on my Wife and I's short list of favorite places, and they never fail to give us a pleasant meal, both in ambiance, service and of course, FOOD - we have never had a less than fantastic meal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    DCBlues
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The sampler with the sliders, scallops and crab cakes was fantastic, and I'm still craving more of your shrimp and grits. The server was helpful and friendly, but not very thorough - would have appreciated soda refills, another glass of wine, clearing plates, a prompt check. My only big concern was the seating - we had a reservation and were seated promptly. However, there were a LOT of open tables near us, yet the hosts kept the folks in the front lobby waiting a long time. A woman who checked in ahead of us didn't get seated until we were nearly done eating. Meanwhile, at least half the tables in the room we were in were empty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Over all it was a great place to be in general and on valentines day
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine Meal Out
    BobJ
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had a nice experience at MatchBox. The on-line reservation system is a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service on a tough night
    SnowstormDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Matchbox was one of the few open restaurants during the snow storm Thursday. Even short staffed they did a great job of serving everyone. Our server Joshua did a wonderful job and was very positive. Food was timely, hot and good. We both noted the manager leading by example doing everything from drying glassware to serving to cleaning up tables. They were working as a team. We have been here before and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Pizza
    Cycler2
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Although I have eaten at the Matchbox in Washington DC, this was my first visit to the Rockville location. The room was nice, and the service fine, but the pizza was just so-so. The crust was hard (rather than crispy). The pizza at Pizzeria Orso in Falls Church Va is far superior. Just my two cents.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a group
    Ekelnor
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    We had a moderately large group of 8 for brunch and it was great. Service was fast and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor service
    EdwardVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Had a late Friday night reservation for dinner with friends. Was seated promptly then another 15 minutes before the waiter greets us, only to say hello and be right back. Ten minutes later is back with water and wants to take drink order. We explain we have been here almost an 1/3 hour and ready to order. He has someone else's drinks in his hands and says, lets do drinks now and will be back. Ten minutes later, back to take food order but no drinks. This is the cycle during the entire dining time. Not good. Food, a few salads, were good but the service was not.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Wine & Fireplace!
    luvbistrodoc
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Great food and wine at an affordable price seated next to a roaring fire on a cold wintery evening. We had a wonderful evening at The Matchbox! The trio appetizer was excellent!!!. The three of us were very pleased with our entree selections of the black bean veggie burgers and the pork loin. Lemon curd and trio desserts were decadently delicious! Service was well-timed and friendly. Although the noise level was a bit loud, we enjoyed being seated right next to the fireplace that cold evening. Great ambiance as we sipped our drinks, spent a lovely evening with a friend while waiting for our food to arrive. Definitely four stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too popular to listen?
    71pensVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We ordered mini burgers cooked medium as an appetizer. When they arrived, the burgers were well done. They offered to make another order but I declined stating that they wouldn't be ready before the entrees. Our waiter returned and mentioned that they would cook another order and that the manager would take care of it. The burgers arrived well after the entree and matchbox charged me for dessert burgers that I ordered as an appetizer. Due to the disappointing experience,We will look elsewhere for places that know the meaning of customer service.
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  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Love the quality of the food. All was very tasty and the service was super nice! I highly recommend this restaurant -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Matchbox was excellent as
    Steve
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Matchbox was excellent as always. The food was great! Cooked perfectly. The waiter was attentive and courteous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Was the Best
    DineOut2MuchVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Another enjoyable dinner at Matchbox in Rockville. The food was outstanding and the service was the best.. We just wish the music was better and not so loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tastey brunch menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We went for lunch/brunch and had a great time. In had the eggs benedict, excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in a beautiful space
    AngelaD
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Matchbox in Rockville is a very beautiful restaurant -- high ceilings, rich wooden tables and a great design. The brunch menu is good and I liked that you could order from the regular menu as well. I had the ahi seared tuna salad while my dining partner ordered the waffles from the brunch menu. The food was excellent. They also have an interesting drink menu with a variety of mimosas and bloody marys for brunch. I ordered the Palm Springs Mimosa -- champagne, grapefruit juice and pomegranate liqueur. Yummy! I look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just right
    Jessica
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We took friends from Brooklyn here for brunch, and it was perfect. A variety of choices for all waistlines rather than being forced into an extravaganza buffet, and satisfying inventive cocktails. I like the open modern layout of the room as well. Our server was personable and helpful, too. All round good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food as good as all matchbox
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Food as good as all matchbox and that is good. Dessert preceded entree on Prix fix meal. Duck way over cooked. Server would go to get something for us and stop at 2 other tables to talk while we wait for fork.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dependable, but...
    RWoodBVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    The restaurant always uses very good ingredients. On this occasion, the tuna salad had crisp greens and firm tuna, but the dressing was almost flavorless. The wine selection is well chosen and reasonably priced. While no espresso is available, the coffee that is offered has robust flavor. The music is loud and fast paced,, and requires one to raise one's voice to talk. For that reason, I would not recommend the restaurant to single diners and couples who want a quieter atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sooo good
    Mojo7
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This place is delicious! Pizza is out of this world and they have a great and unique drink menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.