Match

Match

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.matchsono.com/
  • Phone: 2038521088x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matt Storch
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Facilities: Match offers a small private stage area in the front of the restaurant with a max capacity of 20 guests. This space acts as a four wall private room for private functions.

    Match also offers the back dining area which holds up to 60 guests or there is always the option to buy-out the restaurant which can hold 110 guests.

    Match also caters many private parties at The Loft Martini Lounge across the street. For more information on The Loft go to www.theloftsono.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Matt Storch 203-852-1088x4

Getting there

  • Cross Street: So. Main St & Water St.
  • Public Transit: The SoNo train station (Metro North) is walking distance to Match.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lots are available all over the SoNo area.
A word from Match
A fourteen-year veteran of South Norwalk’s dining scene, Match has earned its reputation as one of the state’s most consistent and award-winning restaurants with its global approach to New American cuisine led by chef/owner Matt Storch. Match has focused on retaining its loyal clientele as well as welcoming new guests by emphasizing high quality local ingredients, plate presentation and great service along with an award winning wine list. All of these elements come together in a radiant room that pulses with energy. Reservations recommended.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Match reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (43)neighborhood gem (30)good for groups (22)hot spot (22)special occasion (19)great for outdoor dining (18)notable wine list (16)romantic (14)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (8)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Excellent service and food. The anniversary menu was a great deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great first visit
    ecll
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We took advantage of the anniversary specials of 3 courses for $30 and 1/2 price wine. Table of 5, we were given a big round booth which was perfect for our group and great for conversation. The pizza was outstanding. We will all return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inventive and delicious
    Hungryre
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This describes my recent and first visit. I hosted out of town real estate clients looking to possibly buy in SONO. The experience from service to food was a winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly staff, good food
    Iliketoeat
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. We got there early (5:30pm) on a Saturday and had a drink before ordering dinner. By 6:30/7 it was packed. The garlic bread and fish taco appetizers were delicious. Good pizza too. I ordered the steak, and the French fries were delicious but the steak itself was a bit bland. From eyeing the table next to us, looks like the pastas are delicious. Great sangria too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Todd
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    They're celebrating 15 years this year and we've been going there for 10. Everything was great as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We used to love this restaurant, however the food was not as good as it used to be. It's just mediocre now. Service was better though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuna?
    Foodiethatlikesameal
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Gotta get: either or both tuna apps, calamari, burger, pizza
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There are very few that could Match
    Eych
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Everything was perfect from the food to the ambiance to all the staff. I have been to Match many time when I was younger, the subtle changes you have made are fantastic. I will certainly be a repeat customer. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    KaLoves2Eat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great experience here! Our waiter (Can't remeber his name but polish guy) knew the menu well and all his recommendations were on point! Would def revisit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Highroad
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The beet salad, the mission fig small plate and the mozzarella and bacon slab dishes were beyond wonderful. Friends had the pizette and osso bucco...delicious. Lovely staff and excellent service... We are returning two nights later to share Match with some city friends...can't wait! Mariana Maddocks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Better than ever
    Creekside
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We liked the old Match , but the new Match is even better. Each dish was even better than the menu description with fabulous mixes of flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    FairfieldFoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great food and funky decor. It was a great meal and great for elderly family members. Steak Frites was not traditional but it was tasty. Next time a heads up on the menu that it was a twist on the tradition would be great, but nonetheless it was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were from out of town, needing a good dinner spot for entertaining a client and bingo! This spot was perfect. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food in south norwalk
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very nice... This was the second time to visit Match and it was much better than our first visit. The food and service were very good and its now on our favorite list.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best pizza night
    Sunshine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was a great night. Our friends had never been there and were very impressed . Coleen , our waitress was wonderful, attentive, despite the busy evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Match - one of our "go to's"
    clg9493
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    My dinner at Match was one of the best I've had from ANYWHERE in the world. The swordfish is to die for - flavor development is fantastic. 3 of us split truffle tortellini as an appetizer and it was heavenly. I love truffles but sorta hate raviolini b/c I find them to be a bit heavy, but these were so light and delicious. I never write reviews but Match really blew me away, and I realized that Matt Storch has never disappointed over the past 10+ years I've been there. Not to mention, the staff is incredible (say hi to Peter!) so the whole experience is great. The pizzas are amazing. The tuna soy wasabi is my brother's favorite dish ever. Highly recommend this beautiful, chic hotspot with BEYOND AMAZING FOOD. Much love to Match!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as ever
    WestportEllen
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    New menu format - not as many vegetable dishes as last time, but some favorites are back (figs with gorgonzola and bacon).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious lobster roll
    ncrnVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The lobster roll was excellent — buttery grilled roll, fresh chunky lobster meat, crunchy french fries and a bit of lightly dressed arugula. Perfect lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deethefoodie
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I have been to Match several times. Sometimes with a small group of friends (2-4) and also for larger parties and they never fail to impress. The food is wonderful and the service is attentive and responsive. Love the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We ate at Match when it first opened and enjoyed our experience but just never managed to get back again. Finally did-though the menu has changed the expereince hasn't The decor is lovely and we were lucky enough to get a window table. The service was impeccable-friendly, knowledgeable, very helpful with the food allergies at our table and attentive-but not too attentive. All of our appetizers and entrees were delicious, though it was hard to decide what to have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great crowd - great food
    EatingAcrossCTVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Evolved menu is great - small plates - large plates - food quality and cuisine (new american) top notch - great crowd (loud but not overwhelming unless you are 60+ years old - we are not). We were seated immediately and service was terrific given that every table was filled and 2 deep at the bar. FYI - nicely developed bar/cocktail menu if that is your thing (it is mine). Coming back. Number 1 or 2 in SoNo for sure - in the Top 5 in Fairfield County for food and vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Preferred old menu
    fcfoodie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I remember dining at Match in Oct 13 and absolutely loving the diversity and creativity of the menu. The food was fantastic. I've been back twice after the reopen and have been slightly disappointed relative to my prior experience. It seems like the restaurant is having an identity crisis; is it farm to table, is it a pizza enoteca, is it bistro French or is it a tapas bar? It executes none of these resoundingly. A more inspired and creative menu with clear focus would go a long way given the talents of the culinary team. Still, it is one of the better places in lower Fairfield county. Service is very friendly.
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  • Outdoor find in Norwalk
    BocaGrande
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Friends recommended Match and we were not disappointed. We dined outdoors on the sidewalk and had a great meal: salads were great (beet was best, house salad and Caesar good too), Margherita pizza and Octopus were hits with everyone. Ben Marco malebec - delicious! Sidewalk scene was fun - train sounds, world cup soccer madness sounds coming form nearby bars - it was lively and we felt we were in a "happening" place. Service was attentive and well timed. We would return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Am I missing something?
    TCK83VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This restaurant has been on my have to try list for awhile based on the accolades Chef Storch receives. 4 of us dined during restaurant week doing our best to all try different dishes and none of us were overly impressed. Things started off bad with our server. Maybe trying to be playful, he came across as rude which carried through the night. He'd forgotten items and once we reminded him they were wrong. Maybe he should be paying attention to his service and not so much his "act" . As for the food, the menu sounded like a fun change of pace but all of us agreed the flavor just wasn't developed. I actually can't remember what I had for an appetizer Gnocchi had a great texture but again flavor wasn't there. Dessert was the highlight
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • like2dineout
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Good food, good service, something for everyone menu. Small plates to full dinners well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to be great
    WestportEllen
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Took a friend and the meal was spectacular, as usual. True to the season, one of their small plates was fresh peas with lardons - wow. Who ever thought to put a potato latke with melted goat cheese in a salad? Thank you for staying in business.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good burger, dangerous steps
    Ankie
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The burger was excellent and the service solid. Water glasses were refreshed promptly. The trip down the stairs to the facilities was scary: poor lighting and black carpet on the steps seems a disaster waiting to happen.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always love to go there!
    Wecpotential
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    One of my favorite places to go in Fairfield County! Always have delicious food. Peter is a wonderful server, he makes the experience even better! I am always recommending your restaurant to all my friends and newcomers. Can't wait to go back...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodislove
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    My wife took me there for my birthday. It was a great choice. From the bread through desert everything was excellant. Oh, and the service to.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 392 reviews are from the Match reviews archive.
  • Innovative cuisine
    antiquetravlerVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The menu is different, fresh, and tempting. Service was professional and upbeat. Drinks were delicious. The only negative was the food did not come out in courses at the same time. Highly recommend. The tuna was amazing, black bass, chicken and strawberry rhubarb crisp perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My husband and I were out for a celebratory dinner - check! His Match burger was the best burger he's had in a long time and my swordfish could easily be the best I've had in years! The only reason I didn't give service the same 5 stars as everything else here was the rather rude hostess response when we arrived for our reserved table. At 5:30pm there were still a number of places to sit and she placed us right next to an occupied table. I asked to sit at another table that did not already have someone at our elbows. Scowling, she left us standing as she found something else to do! After being ignored for about 10 minutes, we decided to simply to seat ourselves in a dining room that was 75% empty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We had a reservation for 8 pm for 4 of us. We were seated at a throne like perfect table w a purple valor backing to our seat. So awesome. Food was delicious n our bill was very very reasonable for appys drinks and dinner.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Match
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Match was always special, now not so much since changing to small plates. Not much selection and no specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jezekVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Wood oven whole fish was awesome.. As were the fried oysters with tuna tartare! Perfect meal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lost its mojo
    BarbarafhVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was once my favorite restaurant. Not so much now. Recently MATCH redesigned the interior and reded the menu. Now it was difficult to chose what we wanted to eat. Not because like before too many items appealed to us, but because not much appealed to us. We had a fig proscuitto pizza which was extremmely salty and too burnt. I had the 12oz steak - absolutely flavorless. Steakhouse style spinach- no really. My daughter ordered a pasta dish which did not include garlic among the ingredients, yet largeand plentiful chunks were found in the plate. The problem being, she is allergic to garlic. Another pasta dish was also tasteless. Needless to say we won't be going back.
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  • Good dinner
    PamPVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We have eaten here several times and this last one was the best. Went with 2 couples and everyone enjoyed their meal. Food was really good. Service was a little slow but it was nice not to be rushed. Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dishes with excellent service
    happydiner
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We went to Match for Mother's Day and had a great experience. We had to wait a little longer than expected for our table but were happy to do so, especially because the hostess and servers were all so gracious and apologetic. We ended up getting the best table right by the window and complimentary prosecco for our wait. The wine list is pretty extensive, and the menu is equally diverse and appealing. We ordered the octopus frites and ahi tuna to start -- both of which were delicious but I highly recommend the octopus! For mains we had the osso buco, t-bone steak and flounder, all of which were amazing, rich and flavorful. The osso buco melts in your mouth. The wait staff was perfectly friendly and attentive, adding a lot to the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Match is still great!
    KPKCT
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    With the relaunch of Match it is just as good as we remember it being. One thing I would comment about were the drinks were a bit weak and the Gnocchi was salty. Other than that, the carpetbaggers and lobster pasta is superb!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Laurel
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The new Match has changed to the small/medium/large plates format, which is slightly irritating. However, when we asked the waiter for suggestions, he offered to order for us. We were in an adventurous mood, and accepted. He ordered us two salads--a spinach and a melon with prosciutto, followed by a whole snapper. It was a lovely light meal. It was not, however, inexpensive, so be prepared. Since this was a weeknight and we were in the window seats, the ambiance was quiet, and we could hear each other talk. However, the tables are close enough together that we also had conversations with our neighbors. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening, but there are drawbacks here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Match!
    perfectmatch
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great Food! Great atmosphere all around! 'twas a perfect Saturday night; we planned an early Mother's Day celebration and made reservations through OpenTable - Our request for a window seat was granted and it made for the perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.