Matchbox - Capitol Hill
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.
New at matchbox: brunchbox, our new unlimited brunch with small plates and drinks. Think: an endless selection of dishes like our avocado toast, breakfast nachos, chicken + grits and, of course, any of our small pizzas
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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First time eat brunch their, have eaten lunch and dinner a dozen of times. We will stick to lunch and dinner only
I've been visiting this location for years...pre and post pandemic - never has an issue before today. We made a reservation for 6:45pm and arrived at 6:42pm and were seated immediately. We watched several servers past our table for 18 minutes without greeting us, saying a simple "we will be with your shortly", or even just placing waters on the table. The hostess even walked by himself and said nothing. After 18 minutes, a server finally came and said "well I'm sure you know what you want now". We left and decided to go else where and will no longer be visiting this location.
Our server was very attentive!
My daughters 10th B-Day
First of all they sat us right at the entrance under piping and in the access of people coming in and out. Making our exposure risk very high. While we left the server a great tip we only saw her once every 25 mins
Nice outdoor brunch with the fam. Good brunch menu
Waiter was super friendly, but so busy that he could barely keep up. We waited almost 30 minutes and our pizza was burnt.😕
Great service and nice atmosphere! Would definitely recommend
Had a great lunch! Server was great! I will be coming back.
The food was great!!!!!! I will be back to eat. Thank you!
A really nice experience for a casual Friday night dinner. We were seated right away with our reservation. Our waiter, Conner, was prompt, friendly and experienced. Food was fresh and came out exactly as ordered. Grilled chicken was moist, plank salmon was cooked perfectly and burgers were also great! Nice wine choices and specialty cocktails. I would return and recommend to friends.
Great food,server was awesome. We came to our reservation late and they were still able to seat us with no problems
Good food on a nice day!
Very pleasant experience, overall, in this Barracks Row restaurant for our family meal. The host and the server were very accommodating, if a bit tardy. Pizza, the burgers and the fries were excellent, the crab cake sandwich was a bit rich for my taste. This reliable eatery does not let you down!
Our server was amazing. I’m usually so picky about being in the industry myself but our girl was polite and knew her stuff! Me and the fam will definitely be back to see her.
Great place. Good ambiance. Only thing that upset me was that they ran out of French toast during brunch on Valentine's Day. Not a good sign, but everything else was great! Also, we wanted to eat outside, but they have no heaters out there.
Great Apple & Pear Salad
Good food. Slow service took 20 minutes to get our first drinks and watwr. We were a little mislead about the brunch drink specials.
Brunch is an excellent value and the menu items
Staff here are always friendly. Food is consistently good - my favorites are Shrimp and Grits or Meat Lover's Pizza.
We eat at Matchbox on CapitoL Hill 3-5 times a year. Last night, I was disappointed. I ordered a steak salad with pear, bleh cheese & lettuces. The menu simply said steak as an option. The steak arrived breaded in pepper & inedible. I had to send it back & order another dish. Our friend asked for bread. They brought one piece grilled. There were 4 of us. Seemed disappointing. Please share with restaurant.
The manager greated us. Great demeanor. Hostess followed up and seated us. Both were friendly and communicated well. Chyna was our server. She continued with the same pleasant, welcoming customer service from the moment she came over to our table until we finished our meal. Food was good. Cocktails as well. Clean, relatively quiet establishment. Recommend, and will patronize again.
The pizza was pretty bad!! Will not be back
We did not stay to dine. We were seated practically in the kitchen, not waited on, and ignored. After 15 minutes, we walked out and found a wonderful restaurant down the street called Trattoria Alberto. That one we will recommend. Never will we recommend Matchbox.
Was not very busy but service was just plain slow and disinterested. Despite every big booth being empty, we were taken an upstairs table. The calamari app was one of the smallest portions I have ever been served. The pizza quality has gone down - can't say why/how but it was just bland and uninteresting - we had 3 different types - all blah. Did not have ingredients for two of the signature cocktails. Have never felt I didn't get my money's worth at Matchbox - today I wished I had gone elsewhere.
The staff was really nice. We had reservations and was seated five minutes early. We sat at the table for more than twenty minutes before our waitress came. When our meals were brought out, they were cold and the food was average.
Second time visiting this location and a bit disappointed. Food was subpar compared to last visit. Presentation was not the best for both dishes, sloppy to be exact (we ordered fried calamari and crab cakes). There also was a bit of confusion in seating us. Could’ve been an off night but was not impressed.
Just got back home from hosting a brunch for mom’s 70th birthday. As soon as I arrived I let the host know that I needed an additional 3 places for my kids who weren’t originally on the guest list. They quickly accommodated me and had really great attitudes about it too! So that was great! My party was supposed to start at 1030 but everyone got there early and they were ready to seat us, which was another plus! The brunch menu is great and for $31 all you can eat, we really felt it was a great bargain. The food was outstanding. The biscuits and gravy needed salt and pepper but everything else was great! I had biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, the lemon pound cake french toast and a cocktail (forgot which one). The Everything was outstanding! Now, the service was a bit slow, which was unexpected because the brunch is tapas style so it shouldn’t have been an issue keeping up. Perhaps we needed more than one waitress. Anyway, the service was slow and the. It picked up outta nowhere the end. I didn’t use the bathroom, but my aunt said they weren’t in good shape. She said the bathrooms looked like they belonged in an older building. So I’m guessing the chic of restaurant didn’t continue into the bathroom. These are the only two reasons this experience is getting 4 stars. Nevertheless, I will absolutely, 1000% be back. There was a kids party upstairs and the place was packed so that could have contributed to the slower service and the because the place is so new, they may have opened with the full intent to redo the bathrooms soon. Either way, like I said, I’ll be back and I’ll recommend all my friends to go as well!
Hate the new unlimited brunch menu. Please just bring back regular a la carte brunch!
It took a while to receive our beverages.
They were out of black bean burger.
Shrimp & grits only at dinner, even though it was on the lunch menu????
The food was not good. Onion straws were underdone. Sliders were not well done as requested.
I have been to several different Matchbox locations many different times and this was, by a pretty large margin, my worst experience at a Matchbox ever. The service was spotty at best. The place was not very busy, so there wasn't really a reason for the mediocre service. Our food was just okay. For example, we ordered the sliders appetizer and they were all way overcooked (to the point of almost charred). And the kicker was that halfway through our meal, the whole restaurant started filling with wood smoke, clearly coming from the kitchen. They didn't come to our table to acknowledge or apologize for it. No discount offered, no dessert sent over. Nothing. Like assuming we just wouldn't notice that our eyes were burning and we couldn't breathe easily.
I don't think I'll be back to this location and I'll think twice before going to another Matchbox location after that experience.
As much as I love Matchbox and have loved them over the years, they have changed. Much of the menu items that I enjoyed from the drinks, appetizers and food have all been changed. Some items like their signature drink Southern Charmer (that I'd gotten at least 2+yrs in a row was no longer on the menu). Up side is the bar still made the drink but it wasn't the same as it once was. The pizza was also another change and even them attempting to redo it made the pizza seem like it lacked it's old flavor and fullness. I left feeling like my old friend had changed and not all in good ways. I'm all for change, but I think some of the rapid changes have been a bit much to keep up with; even my waitress felt the same. I'll see if I can rock with all this newness and order something else but I can't say the next time I'm hungry and pizza comes up that I will immediately want Matchbox. After a while too many changes begin to make me feel like maybe I've outgrown them...
It took a long time to be served
I had to get up to ask the host if it was a carryout since we were sat on high chairs by the bar and kitchen area, on the way to the bathrooms
Great food, great service.
Lunch with a friend on MLK Jr. Holiday. I did not know it was brunch so it was crowded.
I attended matchbox with my family to celebrate restaurant week and celebrate a birthday. Upon arrival we asked for the restaurant week menu and were informed that they had stopped doing restaurant week early. Overall, disappointed by the lack of communication before we went for restaurant week.
Matchbox is one of my reliable favs. My experience is always consistently tasty.
This location has declined . Cold food and slow service .
Dropped in for lunch. Matchbox never disappoints.
Matchbox - Capitol Hill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Matchbox - Capitol Hill is rated 4.4 stars by 769 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.