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.View Private Dining Details
Fig asiago pie so good. Crab avo app splendid. Cucumber G&T my new fav!
The food and drinks were decent. Nothing special, nothing bad. The grilled chicken sandwich fell apart when I tried to eat it and it was a huge mess, but it was tasty.
We were seated at the last high table closest the kitchen and the restrooms. This is the second time I've been seated here. There is a closet behind this table that the staff is constantly in and out of, which is/was disruptive to guests experience. The restaurant should relocate the table by a foot so that the cabinet can be opened without disturbing guests or relocate the contents of the cabinet to somewhere else.
The menu is huge & very delicious even though it's on the saltier end. The service was the problem, the hostess was not friendly, seemed like we walked in after something gave her an attitude, felt the need to correct us when we said that that we are meeting our party upstairs (that the raised level is not upstairs) & acted like we shouldn't be there. Then, our server dropped 1 of the entrees & brought me the wrong pizza. Very disappointing, especially since I suggested the place.
We had a wonderful attentive waiter - often not the case when a the table is all women.
Delightful time to celebrate with friends
Excellent food and service! We had a great casual meal and would definitely recommend it!
With a reservation, we were seated at a table in the bar right by the door -- Grand Central Station. The music was far too loud and really annoying. We couldn't finish and leave fast enough.
Good food, generous portions, all pizzas had a gluten free option. The specialty cocktails were excellent. Our server was helpful but not intrusive. A pleasant experience.
Mary Beth was perfect.
The meal has recently changed and it’s subpar compared to the old menu. Smaller portions and it wasn’t seasoned as well as previous visits.
We have been here several times. Our daughter loves the kids sampler platter and we love the pizza and drinks! This time we had to wait more than 30 mins after our reservation for a table and not until my husband inquired, did they seat us at an empty table which was too big for our party. The place is always crowded so I recommend for special occasions (e.g. Valentines), making reservations for 30 mins earlier than usual - knowing you may have to wait.
I arrived before the rest of my party for a 615pm reservation. Resturant seemed pretty dead but they made us sit on the 3rd floor. We're all able-bodied but they also put this man using a cane and his wife (?)who was helping him up on 3 as well. Our server was nice. I don't know if Matchbox makes staff wait tables on different floors. If they don't, she had 3 which doesn't explain why things took so long. While we are waiting for our mains to arrive we smell smoke, like 'the place is on fire kind of smoke' so we jump up and look for where it's coming from and for someone to alert. We can't really see it but it's to the point where it's bothering my eyes and wondering if I'll have to use my inhaler. An employee comes over and tells us it was the pizza oven and they're putting the fans on to dissipate the smoke. It eventually goes away but no one asks us if we're OK or offers us anything as compensation, like a glass of wine or dessert. I had to ask where my wine was anyway. This place is often hit or miss.
Great time. My daughter loves their pizza. The staff is very professional and prompt.
We received a notice from open table stating the restaurant notified Open Table that we were a no-show for our reservation. In fact, we arrived 1 hour before our reservation and was seated promptly. No one asked about our third guest until more than halfway into our meal. When asked, the waiter was informed that the third guest was ill and would not make it. To make matters worse, the restaurant reported this information to Open Table while we were still physically in the restaurant having dinner. Overall experience is rated 1 star. I've been to this location a few times before and never had issues. I've also dined at the original location in Chinatown for years as well as the other Matchbox locations in the local area. I will not be returning to this restaurant.
I hadn’t been to Matchbox in a year or two. Everything was fine, but nothing was extraordinary, except for the pepperoni on the pizza. The pizza crust was not as good as it used to be, less airy, crisp, chewy. Good place, but DC has lots of great places now.
we sat for over 10 mins and no one came over to take our order
Never again. Rude hostesses, mediocre food, and inattentive servers.
Always good. Delicious pear salad and an excellent pizza - 1/2 mushrooms & 1/2 chicken & arugala. Just delicious. Great service and very nice atmosphere. Went to before Arena and location was good.
Very consistent! As usual, my experience was a good one. The food is good, the ambiance is good, service was good, but a little slower than usual, but it was a busy Saturday evening. Overall, it's always a good time.
Loved my waiter. The chicken sandwich was delicious. The egg salad spread was a nice touch to the sandwich. I was pleased and so was my stomach.
Chose restaurant for dc restaurant week but all three lunch options we’re unhealthy. So I ended up ordering seared tuna salad on regular menu, which defeats purpose of dc restaurant week
Food was excellent as was the server. It did take quite some time for the food to be delivered, we had to get the check and boxes for leftovers right when the pizza came out. May have been a bad day for the kitchen but we were never told why the wait was so long. (over an hour for pizza).
FOOD WAS GREAT SERVICE WAS COOL, JUST TO MUCH NOISE.
Matchbox used to be a neighborhood gem. Now it’s rundown from the banquets to the bathrooms. No toilet paper. Bathrooms not cleaned for what appears to be for days. The food is still good. The service is far superior to the establishment. I won’t eat there again until something changes.
My boys and I loved it. Woof! MAL 2018!
Our food was sooo good. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Great experience. Felt like we could linger also, which was really nice.
Slow very slow and inattentive waitresses. We had to go and obtain our own to-go boxes.
We were staying in Washington DC for New Year's as well as our Anniversary. Wanted a nice place that wasn't fancy and had good food. Matchbox was it! Had a bar and grill feel to it with a hipster menu. We ordered the pepperoni pizza and a side of fries (we honestly were going simple that night) but it was great! I rarely eat pepperoni, and I munched along with my husband. Fries were great too. Filled us both up with no problem. Our water was friendly, though he seemed distracted (which amused us). We sat on the second floor - recommended if you want some quiet conversation. They do have a bar if you want to watch the game. Very much enjoyed this place! And if you are coming to DC when congress isn't in session, you really don't need to make reservations.
BTW, this entire section of DC was nice..there were several restaurants on this street alone that came highly recommended by tripadvisor and opentable.
Great food and service as always. Glad to have a nice but casual place to bring the whole family - appreciate that Matchbox is welcoming to the littler eaters in the neighborhood. Happy New Year!
The pizza crust left muchbto be desired, it was similar to cardboard. I expect more from brick oven pizza. We had fond memories from matchbox in Rockville, this location is not on the same level at all.
The Matchbox chain is one of y favorites. I have been to each one in DC and the one in Rockville, MD. The food is consistently good and the staff is always on top of their game. I highly recommend it.
Great place! Good food$ once you get past the unpredictable parking
The service was good and professional. The mini burgers are yummy. You can never go wrong with the matchbox meat pizza. We are happy this Matchbox still servers the iconic matchbox punch. I'm not sure why the others do not.
Great food. Excellent service. That bathroom must be monitored for cleanliness better.
Accommodating front house staff, quick service and great food. Something for everyone.
Service was great. But food was even better (as expected). That's why I scheduled my working lunch there, because I knew that the meeting would go extremely well over great food!
Great service from the hostess to the server. Very accommodating to children. Crayons and paper provided plus water cup with cap and straw. Will go back again.
I truly enjoyed the shrimp and grits. Excellence is a common thing done uncommonly well. Thank you!
Love BRUNCH at Matchbox!! Breakfast pizza was so delicious!!