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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Match reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (47)neighborhood gem (34)hot spot (25)special occasion (23)good for groups (23)notable wine list (19)romantic (19)great for outdoor dining (15)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (6)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Consistently perfect.
    EKG1VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Been going for years. Truly one of the best CT dining spots. Can always count on flawless service and an amazing meal. The menu changes often so it is always a pleasant surprise to see what is for dinner (though my husband has happily ordered the same dish each and every time for years). In the ever changing Fairfield County dining scene it is nice to know where to go and not be disappointed/surprised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good- not great
    Stellar
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Food, service, ambiance were all fine- good but not great. Expected more from the very positive reviews.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pricey but good
    BL2013IAC
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    dinner for two, good for conversation with adequate entree's and appetizers. good service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food but pricey
    eaterouterVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    Food is always good at Match, but prices are high for what you get.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    My wife and I had a great meal. The carpet backers app we had was to die for. Fried oysters with beef tartar. Yum. I had the lobster with fettuccine and my wife had the special halibut dish called peanut butter and jelly or something like that. It was delicious. The salad choice was great - arugula. The chocolate chip cookie dessert was also very good. Definitely will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun place
    localfan
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Fun easy going and good food, not as good as the hype about the place - not sure it is worthy of top place to eat before you die (1000 places to see before you die - book) but a good meal with really good flavor and ingredients shine through!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Match continues to deliver
    rmwhitt
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Third visit in 3 years and it's still as wondefully delicious as I remember it to be. The service was also superb. While it was a busy Saturday night, our waiter did not miss a beat, and timing of food and special requests were handled quickly and efficiently. Waiter even noticed when my husband's scotch on the rocks needed more 'rocks' and he brought more ice without being asked. The peanut butter gelato is worth the calories.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love their house margaritas!
    perfectmatch
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Love their house margaritas! And go for the seseame crusted wasabi tuna...yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gem in norwalk
    dupesterVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    inventive food. had great waiter with great suggestions. we liked everything. it was a quiet night so don't know how it fares on a busy night. but we loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better each time
    KinctVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    We've only been to Match sporadically as we are about 40 minutes away, but each time offers even better menu options. Our service was attentive and accurate. I lovr that several special items included ingredients from Sport Hill Farm - not far from where we live. Dinner (and dessert) was fresh and sophisticated. We won't wait so long to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique food with great taste
    eastcoastfoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Just reading the appetizer list made us realize that since we would not be back soon (we don't live in the state), we would just eat appetizers. They were all unique and delicious. The best were the figs stuffed with cheese - melted in your mouth and had such great flavors, the gazpacho soup with crabmeat was very different - not chunky tomatoes, but had great flavor and the sausage and hot pepper pizza was great - it had a very thin crispy crust and just the right amount of kick (though I did put a few of my hot peppers on my husband's slices! The service was great & the waiter even suggested an alternative to the order in which we wanted to receive the appetizers and it was a good suggestion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • have fun
    Salamander
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Great Restaurant, Great Drinks, busiest place on a tuesday in SONO
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great meal
    BarbarafhVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    This was our fourth time back to Match since moving to Connecticut 2 years ago. It was a beautiful night, so we sat ouside. It was my daughters birthday and we wanted someplace special to eat. Match fit the bill. Everything we ordered was delicious. The bottle of wine was half off being it was Monday. It was truly a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food. Weak Drinks
    DirtyWater
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    The food is delicious, although the menu hasn't changed much in the last 5 yrs. I will say that when you go out for an expensive meal (and yes dinner for 2 can be quite expensive here ) I expect my drinks to actually have alcohol in them and not just a splash. Also, give the price of the meal, I expect better service
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Match gets it right
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Innovative menu... never the same old same old. The chef incorporates seasonal items and adds an original twist or two to each dish. I've only dined here twice, once in its first year and again last week, but I enjoyed it thoroughly each time. The staff is marvelous. They are attentive without being intrusive, they're bright and they aim to please. What more could one ask?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still great
    DanielL17
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Match-has been here since 1999!-We haven't been back since 2003... Still interesting and fun food. Esp very good and attentive "wait-staff'.--Suggest going on a week night -& book if more than 2 people. Matt still greets and makes fab. desserts!!. Will not break the bank, if you stick to Starters and Appetizers...thus leaving 'room' for dessert!! Recommend!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Strong
    NorwalkRob
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Matt, executive chef, is talented and proud. This produces a great experience every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service was excellent.
    rleachVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    Food and service was excellent. We had a great time!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    KPKCT
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    It was a great experience as always, the food was wonderful and the service was good. The carpetbaggers are one of my favorite things I have eaten. Every time we go it is a must have! Pizza is always a good choice there! The fish, scallops, and pasta were cooked perfectly. Just was a bit salty on the Gnocchi Corn special. 1/2 Wine on Sunday and Monday night is fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but Pricy
    Peter
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Very good food but extremely expensive $$$$. It's a large space so I don't know why it was so loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Never disappoints. Food was creative and unique. A bit loud on Saturday nights but it is very popular. Server was hardworking, although not as experienced as some. Did a nice job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service
    BentleyfamilyVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    Match has a creative menu that tastes great . It is inventive without being eclectic. The flavor combinations work exceptionally well. The service was very attentive without being overbearing. The Tuna appetizer is outstanding. I had grouper that was perfectly cooked. Even the simplest side dishes such as peas and carrots were prepared using fresh peas and perfectly cooked and expertly seasoned, Desserts are fantastic as well. Everything we had was top quality and expertly prepared. Prices are reasonable for the quality and portion size. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have never been disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    We have never been disappointed in Match. The food and the staff were excellent. The best restaurant in SONO, and one of the best in CT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I aways like coming here.
    JLIPP3
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    I aways like coming here. Good, quality food at fair prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative menu-exceptional service
    Rjfood
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The menu had a nice mix of fresh, local dishes from the farm and the sea. All were crafted with a unique and flavorful presentation. There was a nice accompanyment of wine, beer and specialty cocktails. The dessert list was short but amaxing! The staff was professional and exteamely accomodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    Heather
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    They don't always have brunch, but when they do, it is fabulous. We were in on Mother's Day, and had an almost 3 hour, 3-course meal. At no point did we feel rushed, and everything brought out was fresh and fabulously prepared. We were even given a delicious donut as a take-away "gift".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch if its featured
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Went here for Mother's Day brunch with our 6 and 8 yr old kids. Food was delicious. The kids had the chocolate chip waffle and breakfast burrito (half each). I don't think they always have brunch however. Its worth checking in advance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent
    BobbiVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Great as always. Enough chicken for 2 so I had a great lunch the next day!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The ever changing menu allows
    EKG1VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    The ever changing menu allows Match to be a regular in our restaurant rotation. Been going since they opened, food and service have been consistently outstanding. A rarity these days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the place very trendy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    Loved the place very trendy and the food/drinks were great! I will be back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem in So No
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    As someone who knows food and restaurants and lives in New York City, I lower my expectations sometimes when I travel out of town. My meal at Match was by far one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had in a long time. The meal was outstanding; the service great. The appetizers were awesome; had the bacon and mozzarella and the calamari. They were surprisingly spicy in a good way and were great. The pear salad was phenomenal. I had the swordfish, my date had the pork. Great great and great. Dessert was the gooey cookies and the apple cobbler. Both made fresh and the tastes were great. I am telling you there was no one negative in the whole experience.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite Sono place! Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    My favorite Sono place! Food is fabulous, pizza is great, Martini's are excellent. I ordered a Prosecco with dinner and was even given the mini bottle "extra"
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    Cady9
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    One of my favorite restaurants in the area. I live close by, yet, it has been about a year since I last visited. While a few faces might have changed, the food and the service were exceptional as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT INNOVATIVE FOOD WITHOUT
    dissapointed
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    GREAT INNOVATIVE FOOD WITHOUT ATTITUDE. NICE WINE LIST AND GOOD SERVOCE BY KNOWLEDGABLE WAITERS.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disapointing
    CaddieUSAVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Well 1st time saying I did not like an OpenTable restaurant. They tried very hard but the service was extremely slow. I was looking forward to the Osso Buco but it was not good at all. Sauce was too thick and sweet and meat was dry. It just didn't match up to what I expected
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  • The staff is very professional,
    BoricuaNYC
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    The staff is very professional, attentive, courteous, approachable, and helpful when asked questions about the menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good service, mellow
    BigBlueReviewVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    Good food, good service, mellow dining room. The best restaurant in South Norwalk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great dinner...food
    MargaretVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    We had a great dinner...food and service were excellent!!! Loving going to Match.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always the food is amazing
    Todd
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    As always the food is amazing and the service top notch. We usually sit in the front, by the window. We got "stuck" in the back this time and it's a different experience. Make sure you ask for the front when booking.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've been raving about Match
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    I've been raving about Match since we left. It was a great night and the food and portion sizes (just enough) were superb! Our waiter was great, suggested a few things for us to have and had a great personality! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic