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Matchbox - 14th Street

4.4
650 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Built at the turn of the century, the 14th Street location has been reborn as a bowling alley, automobile showroom, rehearsal space for Arena Stage, and most importantly, Club Bali where Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, and Cab Calloway made history.

Three soaring levels mean plenty of space for intimate dinners, large parties and get-togethers. Every seat in the house has a unique perspective, but everyone is treated to dramatic views of the original exposed brick façade and perfectly-restored grand entrance.

In warmer months, our 60-seat outdoor patio is perfect for people-watching on 14th Street, while an 8-seat chef’s table overlooks all the action in the kitchen. Like a bowling lane, our 25-foot bar smoothly glides around two wood-fired ovens.

We’re the 14th Street neighborhood gathering place for fun, upscale casual dining, with local, award-winning beers, broad spectrum wines, and handcrafted signature cocktails you won’t find anywhere else.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thurday: 11:00am - 10:30pm
Friday: 11:00 - 11:30pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 11:30pm

Sunday: 10:00am - 10:30pm
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(202) 328-0369
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Smart Casual
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Whether you’re celebrating a personal milestone or planning a business meeting, matchbox has the perfect private space for your next lunch, dinner or cocktail reception.

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What 650 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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CherisseL (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

we waited a very long time for our food. I've been to this location several times before with no problems but waitstaff really dropped the ball this visit. The manager was gracious and rushed our food to us after we spoke up about never getting entrees.

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vipParisS (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Service was outstanding from our waiter and other waiters that didn’t wait out table. I’ve been to the 14th Street location and the SE location and I’ve never been disappointed. Food is seasoned just right; I ordered the shrimp and grits for an appetizer and my entree’s were the chicken alfredo and shrimp linguine.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great experience for my first time, Darren was great the whole night and I would definitely come back.

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brittm (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was really bad- took someone at minimum 20 minutes to come to our table, and 30 minutes seated before getting offered water. When the waiter was taking our drink order, he was unaware of what the local draft beers were, but offered to go get the list- which took another 15 minutes (still no water at this point either). It was a solid hour of being seated before HALF of our table of 6 got drinks, and another 15 before the other half got theirs. An hour+ for our first round of drinks. Ridiculous.

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vipAlanK (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Best place to go, the people are so friendly and genuine!

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AveryR (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We went here with a bunch of friends for our birthday and had the best time! Not only was the restaurant super accommodating with our big group, they also managed last minute arrivals and order changes with ease.

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viprekaul (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

We had an off evening there in terms of food preparation but the server and the manager tried hard to rectify the problems. We were definitely happy when we left in spite of the problems. We will give them another try.

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DivineDC (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

This seems to have been an off night. I love this spot and will continue to frequent this location. The steak was cold and my friend’s short ribs were over cooked. This is not the norm.

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CurtisM (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The food is usually good. My food arrived cold this time, as if it had been sitting a while.

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FoodLoverNyla (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

When making reservations on OpenTable, it gave me the option for "High tops" or regular seating (I dont recall the other term), I selected the other term. When I got there, the hostess proceeded to bringing us to the high tops, I let her know that I selected the other option she said she will see what she can do. I then asked if there were any available booths because that is what I wanted, she said no. Shortly after being seated at the lower tables, I got up to wash my hands, there were two empty booths. The hostess lied. Aside from that the food was just okay.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The ambiance was very nice for a Weekend night dinner. Our waiter was very personable and he also gave us a complimentary appetizer since it was our first time eating at the restaurant. The drinks were strong but tasty, and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this location to others.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Service wasnt the best nor what the communciation between waitstaff and customer

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Thegreatkazu (Denver)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Pizza is very good

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Dcguy (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We were disappointed they took the Prime Rib off the menu and changed the Salmon and put it on some soup with veggies. The salmon on soup is just odd. I hope they go back to the old menu, it was better.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

They were out of the Brownies but every thing else was wonderful.

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Rachi (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We really enjoyed our evening at Matchbox although for a restaurant known for pizza it was a bit disappointing that the shrimp and grits and the tuna tartare tacos were far superior to the pizza.

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viputuathail (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent food; attentive and professional wait staff and greeters.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

My date liked the food, but as a vegan diner I was a little upset. I let a note with the restaurant about my diet restrictions but the hostesses obviously didn’t tell my server. After I told my server I wanted my veggie burger without chipotle mayo, it still came with it anyway.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

20 mins to take the order. 30 mins to serve food.

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RyanR (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I've been to Matchbox a few times and always enjoy the food and atmosphere. Only thing I think that needs to be improved is better communicating that the happy hour specials are only available at the bar and high-top tables.

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