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Matchbox - Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Matchbox - Capitol Hill

4.2
4.2
848 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Bubbling, thin crust pizzas, mini burgers, crisp salads, and craft cocktails...four great reasons to visit matchbox today. We’re Capitol Hill’s 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.

Located on the bustling 8th Street corridor of Barracks Row, our second location in Washington, D.C. was built out of love for the revered Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Our lofty mezzanine mezzanine accommodates 44 guests seated, or 30 guests standing, so there’s plenty of space for intimate dinners, private parties and get-togethers.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 548-0369

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

  • Catering

    We’re also the place to meet, laugh and enjoy great food with great company. From anniversaries to baby showers to corporate events to weddings, we have semi-private and private spaces to accommodate it all! Located on Barracks Row, two blocks from the Eastern Market Metro. The second floor mezzanine accommodates 44 guests seated, or 30 guests standing, reception-style. To start planning, please contact us at hello@matchbox369.com or (202) 548-0369.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 259-6468

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill

  • Cross street

    H Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Eastern Market Metro

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Kids Eat Free on Tasty Tuesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM,Mon - Thu - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Tuesdays are now the best day ever at matchbox! Kids 10 and under get a free 10" cheese pizza with the purchase of any adult entree when you dine in for lunch or dinner on Tuesdays in March. What a great way to enjoy a meal with your family! _ Limitations: Dine in only. One free kids' pizza per adult entree, 14" pizzas, burgers, or protein salads. There is a charge for additional pizza toppings.
  • Social Hour Food + Drink Specials

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM,Fri - Sat - 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Sip sip hooray! Enjoy a special social hour menu every Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 pm in the bar. Gather around and let's get social over sips + bites.
  • Social Hour Food + Drink Specials

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM,Fri - Sat - 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Sip sip hooray! Enjoy a special social hour menu every Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 pm in the bar. Gather around and let's get social over sips + bites.

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • 3.6.9 Mini Burgers*

    pickles, toasted brioche, onion straws

    • 3 for$14.00
    • 6 for$22.00
    • 9 for$28.00
  • Spicy Tuna Tartare Tacos*$13.00

    3 mini tacos, guac, sriracha mayo

    • Dynamite Shrimp$16.00

      tempura battered shrimp, scallions, cajun remoulade

      • Ginormous Meatball$15.00

        beef, veal, pork, pepperoni sauce, wood-fired bread

        • Wicked Good Wings$16.00

          6 jumbo wings choice of buffalo or old bay dry rub

          • Hot Artichoke + Spinach Dip**$12.00

            mozz, roasted garlic, tortilla chips

            Soups

            cup $8 / bowl $12

            • Cream of Crab Soup

              jumbo lump crab, sherry

              • Seasonal Offering

                chef's selection

                Brick Oven Pizzas

                add side simple or caesar salad +$4

                • Cheese

                  zesty tomato sauce, oregano, mozz

                  • 14" - Eight Slice$16.00
                • Matchbox Meat

                  pepperoni, hot italian sausage, crispy bacon, mozz

                  • 14" - Eight Slice$21.00
                • Fire + Smoke

                  chipotle purée, roasted garlic, onions, roasted red peppers, smoked gouda, basil, zesty, tomato sauce

                  • 14" - Eight Slice$21.00
                • Holy Grail Margherita

                  crushed tomatoes, basil, shredded mozz + fresh herby mozz

                  • 14" - Eight Slice$17.00
                • Chicken Pesto

                  nut-free pesto, grilled chicken, italian tomatoes, parmesan, basil

                  • 14" - Eight Slice$19.00
                • Pepperoni

                  double pepperoni, mozz, zesty tomato sauce

                  • 14" - Eight Slice$19.00
                • Create Your Own Pizza

                  zesty tomato sauce, whole milk mozz + choice of toppings

                  • 14" - Eight Slice$16.00

                Mains

                add side simple or caesar salad +$4

                • Crispy Half Chicken$26.00

                  24-hour brined + deep fried, served w/ moroccan broth, garbanzo beans, cous cous

                  • Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes$34.00

                    fresh two broiled crab cakes, old bay fries, fresh coleslaw, caper tartar sauce

                    • Jumbo Fried Shrimp$22.00

                      coleslaw, old bay french fries, cocktail sauce

                      • Chimichurri Steak Frites* **$31.00

                        grilled flat iron, felipe's chimichurri, parmesan fries

                        • Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo$21.00

                          sun-dried tomatoes, cremini mushrooms, garlic pizza bread

                          • BBQ Baby Back Ribs**$29.00

                            18-hour pork ribs, cornbread, coleslaw

                            • Miso Salmon*$27.00

                              fresh miso-marinated salmon, asparagus, white rice, honey meuniere sauce

                              • Ribeye* **$36.00

                                your choice of: garlic butter, cajun butter, or simply grilled. served w/ bacon wrapped asparagus, crispy parmesan red potatoes

                                Greens + Bowls

                                add: grilled or crispy chicken +$7 | salmon* or shrimp +$8 | steak* +$12

                                • Apple Pear Salad**$14.00

                                  mesclun + frisee greens, candied pecans, blue cheese, honey balsamic vinaigrette

                                  • Tuna Poke Bowl*$24.00

                                    sriracha tuna, sticky rice, avocado, cucumber, mango, edamame, crispy wonton, citrus ponzu, sriracha mayo, nori, sesame

                                    • Cobb Salad**$16.00

                                      avocado, sweet corn, bacon, tomatoes, chopped egg, buttermilk dressing

                                      • Caesar Salad$14.00

                                        romaine, grana padano, garlic butter croutons

                                        • BBQ Salmon Salad$21.00

                                          grilled bbq salmon, mixed greens, cucumber, corn, red onions, tomatoes, onion rings, bbq ranch dressing

                                          • Blackened Chicken Kale Bowl$18.00

                                            herby farro, tomatoes, carrots, avocado, mango vinaigrette

                                            Brunch

                                            all day, every day! add bottomless mimosas +$25

                                            • Monte Cristo Sandwich$19.00

                                              bacon, smoked turkey, scrambled eggs, strawberry jam between powdered french toast slices. served w/ simple salad

                                              • Sunrise Chicken Hash$15.00

                                                grilled chicken, chimichurri, ranchero sauce, onions, peppers, crispy potatoes, tortilla chips

                                                • Hangover Burrito$17.00

                                                  grilled chicken, cilantro rice, black beans, ranchero sauce, flour tortilla

                                                  • All American Breakfast*$18.00

                                                    3 eggs, bacon or chicken sausage, breakfast potatoes, baguette french toast, strawberries

                                                    • Mini Griddles$15.00

                                                      3 french toast buns, sweet italian sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs

                                                      • Chicken + Waffles$18.00

                                                        crispy chicken tenders, sausage gravy, maple syrup

                                                        • Baguette French Toast$17.00

                                                          french baguette, vanilla + brown sugar batter, maple syrup, powdered sugar

                                                          • Salted Chocolate Waffle$14.00

                                                            chocolate chip waffle, vanilla bean ice cream, salted caramel + chocolate sauce, whipped cream

                                                            • For the Table: Fresh Baked Cinnamon Buns$14.00

                                                              hot out-of-the-oven, cream cheese icing

                                                              Handhelds

                                                              Served on brioche bun with fries. Pretzel bun +$1

                                                              • Bistro Burger*$17.00

                                                                pickles, tomatoes, cheddar, arugula, comeback sauce

                                                                • Crab Cake Sandwich$21.00

                                                                  lump crab, caper tartar sauce, arugula

                                                                  • Grilled Chicken Avo Sandwich$17.00

                                                                    smoked gouda, tomato, arugula, chipotle mayo

                                                                    • Crispy Chicken Sandwich$17.00

                                                                      Deviled egg spread, pickles, cabbage, mayo. Ask for it Nashville hot!

                                                                      • Roadshow Burger*$21.00

                                                                        candied bacon, sunny egg, pepper jack, pretzel bun, garlic mayo, bourbon onions

                                                                        Wines by the Glass + Bottle Drafts

                                                                          White

                                                                          • Cavit - Pinot Grigio - Italy

                                                                            • 6oz$8.00
                                                                            • 9oz$11.50
                                                                            • Bottle$35.00
                                                                          • Matanzas Creek - Sauvignon Blanc - California

                                                                            • 6oz$12.00
                                                                            • 9oz$17.00
                                                                            • Bottle$49.00
                                                                          • Sea Pearl - Sauvignon Blanc - New Zealand

                                                                            • 6oz$10.00
                                                                            • 9oz$15.00
                                                                          • Heinz Eiffel - Riesling - Germany

                                                                            • 6oz$10.00
                                                                            • 9oz$15.00
                                                                            • Bottle$39.00
                                                                          • Charles + Charles - Chardonnay - Washington

                                                                            • 6oz$8.50
                                                                            • 9oz$12.00
                                                                            • Bottle$35.00
                                                                          • La Crema - Chardonnay - California

                                                                            • 6oz$12.50
                                                                            • 9oz$18.00
                                                                            • Bottle$52.00

                                                                          Sparkling + Rosé

                                                                          • Bottomless Mimosas$25.00

                                                                            choice of juice: orange, pineapple, cranberry, or grapefruit

                                                                            • Tiamo - Prosecco - Italy

                                                                              • Mini Bottle$13.00
                                                                            • Ferrari Brut - Sparkling Rosé - California

                                                                              • Half Bottle$45.00
                                                                            • Chloe - Rosé - California

                                                                              • 6oz$9.00
                                                                              • 9oz$13.00
                                                                              • Bottle$35.00
                                                                            • Ryder Estate - Pinot Noir Rosé - California

                                                                              • 6oz$10.00
                                                                              • 9oz$15.00

                                                                            Red

                                                                            • Cloudfall - Pinot Noir - Oregon

                                                                              • 6oz$10.00
                                                                              • 9oz$15.00
                                                                              • Bottle$39.00
                                                                            • Acrobat - Pinot Noir - Oregon

                                                                              • 6oz$13.00
                                                                              • 9oz$18.50
                                                                              • Bottle$52.00
                                                                            • Benziger - Merlot - California

                                                                              • 6oz$10.00
                                                                              • 9oz$15.00
                                                                              • Bottle$39.00
                                                                            • Santa Julia - Malbec - Argentina

                                                                              • 6oz$10.00
                                                                              • 9oz$15.00
                                                                            • Federalist - Cabernet Sauvignon - California

                                                                              • 6oz$9.00
                                                                              • 9oz$13.00
                                                                              • Bottle$40.00
                                                                            • Josh - Cabernet Sauvignon - California

                                                                              • 6oz$11.00
                                                                              • 9oz$16.00
                                                                              • Bottle$45.00
                                                                            • Vanderpump - Cabernet Sauvignon - California

                                                                              • 6oz$15.00
                                                                              • 9oz$22.00
                                                                              • Bottle$65.00
                                                                            • Inkberry - Cabernet/Shiraz Blend - Australia

                                                                              • 6oz$11.00
                                                                              • 9oz$16.00
                                                                            • 1000 Stories - Zinfandel - California

                                                                              • 6oz$12.50
                                                                              • 9oz$18.00

                                                                            Specialty Cocktails

                                                                            • Fig + Black Pepper Old Fashioned$14.00

                                                                              makers mark bourbon, fig syrup (liber + co.), angostura bitters, cracked black pepper

                                                                              • Grapefruit + Elderflower Fizz$14.00

                                                                                aviation gin, st germain, grapefruit juice, prosecco, lemon twist

                                                                                • Pineapple Rum Tai$14.00

                                                                                  cruzan light + gold rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, lime, angostura bitters, cherry

                                                                                  • Blackberry + Sage Mule$14.00

                                                                                    wheatley vodka, lime juice, blackberries, fresh sage, ginger beer

                                                                                    • Chile Spiced Margarita$14.00

                                                                                      avion tequila, ancho reyes, tajin seasoned rim, lime

                                                                                      • Cucumber Basil Collins$14.00

                                                                                        aviation gin, cucumber, basil, lime, splash of soda water

                                                                                        • Strawberry Basil Smash$14.00

                                                                                          wheatley vodka, lemon, strawberries, basil, splash of soda water

                                                                                          • Rosé Spritz$14.00

                                                                                            aperol, strawberry rose syrup, prosecco, soda water, orange slice

                                                                                            • Hibiscus Lemon Drop$14.00

                                                                                              ketel one citron, hibiscus syrup, lemon

                                                                                              • French Martini$14.00

                                                                                                grey goose vodka, chambord, pineapple juice, lemon

                                                                                                • Summer Sangria$14.00

                                                                                                  white wine, orange, pineapple, peach, black pepper ginger syrup

                                                                                                  • Strawberry Rosé Margarita$14.00

                                                                                                    espolon silver tequila, strawberry rose syrup, lime

                                                                                                    • Frozen Cocktails$12.00

                                                                                                      piña colada or seasonal offering

                                                                                                      Drafts

                                                                                                      • Matchbox Signature IPA 6.2% ABV$9.00

                                                                                                        exclusive new england-style indian pale ale from lost rhino brewing co

                                                                                                        • Stella Artois 7.8% ABV$8.00

                                                                                                          • Miller Lite 4.2% ABV$7.00

                                                                                                            • Blue Moon 5.5% ABV$8.00

                                                                                                              • Peroni 4.2% ABV$7.00

                                                                                                                • Dogfish Head - 60 Min IPA 6% ABV$8.00

                                                                                                                  • Bell's - Amber Ale 5.8% ABV$7.00

                                                                                                                    • Sam Adams - Seasonal

                                                                                                                      ask your server for seasonal offering

                                                                                                                      • MKT
                                                                                                                    • Local Craft Selection

                                                                                                                      ask your server for seasonal offering

                                                                                                                      • MKT

                                                                                                                    Bottles + Cans

                                                                                                                    • Bud Light 5% ABV$6.00

                                                                                                                      • Coors Lite 4.2% ABV$6.00

                                                                                                                        • Budweiser 5% ABV$6.00

                                                                                                                          • Michelob Ultra 4.2% ABV$7.00

                                                                                                                            • Sam Adams - Boston Lager 5% ABV$7.00

                                                                                                                              • Angry Orchard 5% ABV$7.00

                                                                                                                                • Truly Hard Seltzer - Berry 5% ABV$7.00

                                                                                                                                  • Modelo 4.4% ABV$7.00

                                                                                                                                    • Corona 4.6% ABV$7.00

                                                                                                                                      • Heineken 5% ABV$7.00

                                                                                                                                        • Yuengling 4.4% ABV$7.00

                                                                                                                                          • Dogfish Head - Seaquench Ale 4.9% ABV$7.00

                                                                                                                                            Non-Alcoholic Beverages

                                                                                                                                            • House-Made Lemonade$5.00

                                                                                                                                              • Strawberry Lemonade$5.00

                                                                                                                                                • Arnold Palmer$5.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Blackberry Lemonade$5.00

                                                                                                                                                    • San Pellegrino Sparkling Water$6.50

                                                                                                                                                      • Acqua Panna Still Water$6.50

                                                                                                                                                        Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        What 848 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                        4.2
                                                                                                                                                        4.2 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                        • 4.3Food
                                                                                                                                                        • 4.1Service
                                                                                                                                                        • 4.1Ambience
                                                                                                                                                        • 4Value

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                          This restaurant was CLOSED when we arrived. INGO NOT CURRENT ON open table!

                                                                                                                                                        2. BS

                                                                                                                                                          BobS

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Visiting from Texas and randomly chose Matchbox for dinner. Fantastic food and great service.

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                                                                                                                                                          Queen

                                                                                                                                                          Denver

                                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          Always good when I come to DC.

                                                                                                                                                        4. M

                                                                                                                                                          Maineac

                                                                                                                                                          Denver

                                                                                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          4.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                          The Fried Shrimp and fries were excellent and the pizza was also good. Waiter was a little distracted and maybe stretched thin. Ordered a small pizza and a small glass of wine. He adjusted the pizza when I mentioned it didn’t look,Ike a 10” but also gave us a large wine. We let that go since my wife drank it but was like he wasn’t listening to our order

                                                                                                                                                        5. MA

                                                                                                                                                          MelidaA

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          2.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                          I hadn't been to Matchbox in a while and it was definitely not the same as I remembered. I will not be back.

                                                                                                                                                        6. TB

                                                                                                                                                          TanyaB

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Matchbox made my Mother’s Day amazing!!!! Everything was perfect… Thank you

                                                                                                                                                        7. JG

                                                                                                                                                          JackieG

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Matchbox is always wonderful and our server went the extra mile to make sure that we had a wonderful dining experience. It's the little things that matter, and I appreciated her willingness to look out for us.

                                                                                                                                                        8. BW

                                                                                                                                                          BobW

                                                                                                                                                          Toledo

                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          Food was very good as was the service. Disappointing that several of the drinks on the drink menu were unavailable.

                                                                                                                                                        9. JD

                                                                                                                                                          JohnD

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          38 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                          Service was slow

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                                                                                                                                                          weatherskn

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

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                                                                                                                                                          3.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                          We were immediately seated. Wait staff was slow and non attentive. I had to ask other waiters for assistance. The mini burgers were great. Waiting for mustard was ridiculous. The roadshow pizza was very tasty but could have eliminated the sunny side up which took away the crispness. The salmon on the salad was unflavored. Hopefully the next visit will be much better.

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                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall2food3service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                                          The restaurant needs a remodel. It’s looks incredibly worn and could use a refresh. We don’t go back until then.

                                                                                                                                                        12. N

                                                                                                                                                          Nelt

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Great service and great food! Was escorted to a table right at reservation time.

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                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall3food5service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                          Great food, fabulous pizza, but it was so loud and our table was quite dirty. The food makes the atmosphere bearable

                                                                                                                                                        14. JS

                                                                                                                                                          JennaS

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                                                                                                                                                          2.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                          They placed us all the way upstairs when their was tables available downstairs so our service was slow and limited. I paid for bottomless mimosas and only got 3 because they were so slow. Also it took over an hour for our food, another 10 minutes for ketchup and salt and pepper. I’d skip for brunch but I’d come back for happy hour

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                                                                                                                                                          Peter

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          The food was excellent, as always. One of my favorite DC restaurants. However, I was originally charged $34 for a single $9 pint of beer, and then the waitress was slow to change it. She was friendly otherwise though and gave good food suggestions.

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                                                                                                                                                          rick1050

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          30 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                          30 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                          The food took a long time to come out. Also, seated a crying baby beside us. Overall, not a good experience

                                                                                                                                                        17. C

                                                                                                                                                          Connor

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          We followed a trail of positive internet reviews to Matchbox - Capitol Hill and left having experienced the best meal of our entire trip!

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                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Shannon our server was very good

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                                                                                                                                                          Natalie

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          For me Matchbox is a familiar restaurant. It's nice that the Happy Hour options have been expanded. Maybe consider having the soy sauce for the pot stickers as a dipping sauce instead of poured over the pot stickers. Mine were drowning in the sauce upon arrival hence the 4star. Everything else was good. As long as I can still have the bartenders make the Boxcar with a sugar rim, all in my little corner is good.

                                                                                                                                                        20. JH

                                                                                                                                                          JerranH

                                                                                                                                                          Birmingham

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Janice is the best. Great food, atmosphere and service.

                                                                                                                                                        21. T

                                                                                                                                                          Terrell

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Great service and food

                                                                                                                                                        22. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Food was amazing. Very flavorful and well done. Drinks were nice. Great service. Will definitely return!

                                                                                                                                                        23. SF

                                                                                                                                                          SoulFoodie

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                          I used to love Matchbox. But in the past year plus, the quality of the food has gone down while the prices have gone up. It's just a hard OK for me now. First, I was irritated that you can now only order the happy hour menu at the bar, which our server said is a new policy. It's not a big restaurant but you can only order those particular items when you're seated at the most congested area of the joint? I was there with my husband and 9-month-old daughter, but best believe if I ever come back I'll roll her stroller right on over there and clog up the itty bitty walkway to get the $10 pizza instead of paying full price. Y'all will have to deal, I guess. I ordered fried shrimp and fries; it was barely room temperature when it got to our table. My husband ordered no tomatoes on his pesto chicken pizza; it had tomatoes on it nonetheless. And he searched for a picture of Milk & Honey's strawberry shortcake to show me what it was supposed to look like because it was just two biscuits with two little slices of strawberries on top in real life. I know restaurants are having a challenging time--our server kept apologizing for the long lapses away from our table and the mother and daughter who sat next to us ultimately got up and left because service was taking so long--but I just feel like management doesn't ensure quality in the areas they can control. People will have to wait longer times and that's OK. But can the food be hot? Reasonably priced? Can we get some bright spots and perks to counter the negatives? RIP my beloved Matchbox of yesteryear.

                                                                                                                                                        24. KL

                                                                                                                                                          KLF1967

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall3food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          The service was great. The food was delicious. The drink quality has slipped since the last time we ate at Matchbox. I wanted a Pomegranate Martinis for my birthday and unfortunately my first one was not good… so I had to settle for a drink special…. The staff was very attentive but the place is not the same…

                                                                                                                                                        25. MG

                                                                                                                                                          MeghanaG

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          very expensiveeeeeeeeeeeeeee but the food was good

                                                                                                                                                        26. R

                                                                                                                                                          Rolf

                                                                                                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          Food was great. The server was nice, but not particularly attentive. Will go back if in the area.

                                                                                                                                                        27. DM

                                                                                                                                                          DonnaM

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          Met someone there for a business lunch and it worked out great. Really good salads and good service. Stayed for 2.5 hours and didn't feel rushed. Excellent option for that type of lunch as well as a casual lunch or dinner.

                                                                                                                                                        28. PK

                                                                                                                                                          PeteKappie

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Delicious pizza, salads, apps, and cocktails for brunch! Highly recommend!

                                                                                                                                                        29. MG

                                                                                                                                                          MrGee

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Great experience and waiter (J) and host were pleasant and helped with the meal choices.

                                                                                                                                                        30. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                          Celebrating my daughters 10th birthday. My wine did not come to table until, my entree arrived and I ordered an appetizer. Had to constantly look for Lorna, but other people walking by were very helpful in her absence and with Covid I understand why I may have had to look for Lorna. But with that being said, have someone to help run drinks.

                                                                                                                                                        31. MT

                                                                                                                                                          MrsT

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on January 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Dining at Matchbox is always a pleasure. The staff at this particular location were friendly, attentive, and cheerful. Their partnership with a nearby Breakfast eatery, makes brunch amazing!!!!! The French toast was awesome!

                                                                                                                                                        32. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          Houston

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on January 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                          Overall 2 stars and do not recommend. It’s possible that other locations are better, but I’m definitely not a fan of this one. Slow service, very excuse driven, food was lackluster, and parking options are nonexistent. Portion sizes are quite large but if the food isn’t great, what’s the point? I won’t be going back.

                                                                                                                                                        33. AB

                                                                                                                                                          ABoulware

                                                                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on January 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          Pizza and chicken sandwich were delicious. Old-fashioned cocktail was excellent. Side Caesar salad was a bit wilted. Got our drinks soon after we were seated. Food service was a bit slow. Will go back, though. I liked the ambience.

                                                                                                                                                        34. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          AS USUAL...... FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING!!!! Our Server and even the Manager showed EXEMPLARY SERVICE!!!!! MY FAVORITE Food (pizza) and Favorite location!!!

                                                                                                                                                        35. AR

                                                                                                                                                          AnnaR

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                                                                                                                          overall2food3service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                          This place has truly declined - prices are crazy high for smaller portions - and the wait staff is very inexperienced. Even accommodating for pandemic stresses it was a bad experience. Poor beer selection even!!

                                                                                                                                                        36. D

                                                                                                                                                          Debbie

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on December 16, 2021

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Pizza was really good. Love the double pepperoni. I also like the honey balsamic dressing for the salads. We have a great server.

                                                                                                                                                        37. SR

                                                                                                                                                          ShawnR

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on December 15, 2021

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          Overall, a great spot. You can never go wrong with Matchbox.

                                                                                                                                                        38. T

                                                                                                                                                          Tony

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          The food and drinks were very good, as usual. As most restaurants in the area, they are a bit short-staffed so it was a bit of a wait. I would definitely go back with the understanding service may take a bit longer.

                                                                                                                                                        39. MD

                                                                                                                                                          MikeD

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          Our waiter Brian performed admirably. However, my wife ordered the fire and smoke pizza and the cook used mozzarella cheese when smoke gouda cheese is the standard for that pizza. Needless to say, my wife was disappointed as we traveled an hour to the restaurant from our home so that she could indulge in her favorite pizza. The manager made up for the inconvenience by removing that pizza from our total bill. We will return in the near future and prior to placing our order will ensure the restaurant has restocked smoked gouda cheese and that her pizza is made with the correct ingredients.

                                                                                                                                                        40. LI

                                                                                                                                                          LIsaB

                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Outstanding minestrone soup. Great barbecued salmon salad!

                                                                                                                                                        Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                        • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                                        • Screening

                                                                                                                                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                                        FAQs

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                                                                                                                                                        Matchbox - Capitol Hill is rated 4.2 stars by 848 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                        Google Map for Matchbox - Capitol Hill

                                                                                                                                                        521 8th Street SE Washington, DC 20003

                                                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                                                        • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                          H Street

                                                                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                          Capitol Hill

                                                                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                          Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                          American

                                                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                          Street Parking

                                                                                                                                                        • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                          Eastern Market Metro

                                                                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                        • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                                                          Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                          (202) 548-0369

                                                                                                                                                        • Catering

                                                                                                                                                          We’re also the place to meet, laugh and enjoy great food with great company. From anniversaries to baby showers to corporate events to weddings, we have semi-private and private spaces to accommodate it all! Located on Barracks Row, two blocks from the Eastern Market Metro. The second floor mezzanine accommodates 44 guests seated, or 30 guests standing, reception-style. To start planning, please contact us at hello@matchbox369.com or (202) 548-0369.

                                                                                                                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                        • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                          our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 259-6468

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