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About Matchbox - Chinatown
Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro brings bistro chic and modern American fare to D.C.'s Chinatown neighborhood.
Hot, bubbling, thin-crust pizzas, juicy mini-burgers, and local beers have made us the neighborhood gathering place for a friendly, casual dining experience any night of the week. We use only the freshest ingredients in an approachable way, and we work with local partners to bring you a fun, unique selection of beers, broad spectrum wines, and handcrafted signature cocktails you won’t find anywhere else.
Washington, DC 20001
American, Pizzeria, Pizza Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:30pm
Friday: 11:00am - 11:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 11:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
7th and H Street
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Many parking garages are available in area. We offer a discount rate for parking at the 9th and I street garage. It is located at the TechWorld building. Please bring your ticket to the restaurant for validation.
Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Red, Green, Yellow);Metro Center (Red, Blue, Orange
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Matchbox - Chinatown Ratings and Reviews
This was my first time to Matchbox, and it was a great experience! Very enjoyable pizza, fast service, clean and well lit facility in a convenient location. Two little nits: I made a reservation on OpenTable, there were empty tables and booths all over, but my party was shown to a booth right next to the stoves/kitchen, which was noisy and very smoky at times. And a little pricey, too. That all being noted, it was good food. I will definitely return (but will insist on a seat away from the kitchen if available).
We enjoyed a casual dinner before an event. I ordered the turkey sandwich and would order again. My husband had the lamb. A little messy to eat as a sandwich, but he said it was delicious and stevall of it as well. Good selection of beer and wine. Very rare to find an $8.00 glass of wine in DC and onw that tastes good.
We had not been here in a while and would return.
We selected Matchbox for a dinner with friends, all on our way to an event. The choice was pragmatic -- convenient location, etc. -- not a search for a culinary experience. Matchbox fit our needs perfectly. Our food -- no pizza but lamb sandwiches and pasta with sausage -- was tasty and satisfying. Our waitress, who knew we had a deadline, was super. And because we asked for a quiet spot, we had a table far from the bar and could comfortably carry on a conversation. Thanks, Matchbox, we'll be back.
Matchbox was convenient for a group of work colleagues. Everyone enjoyed their pizza, though one person said the tuna entree was good. The crab soup was scrumptious and the dessert pizza consumed even by those who don’t care for pizza. It had pieces of fruit over a thin crust and cheese and what appeared to be drizzled chocolate but was really balsamic vinegret. Our only issue was the noise level. With all the hard surfaces (metal, glass, etc) there is nothing to absorb the noise, even without music. Overall, we liked Matchbox and would return again.
Our server was great, food was delicious (baked risotto and pizza—get the risotto!!!) and arrived quickly, but we took my parents (retired) and they sat us on the third floor (a lot of steps). It was very warm up there! Our server was so friendly and included our children in conversation and while checking in on the table—I appreciated that!
Took the waiter 30 minutes to take our drink orders and bring our drinks. We ended up not ordering food until we had been seated for 45 minutes. When the food came over half the order was wrong. We ended up having to eat our meal in 12 minutes so we could make our showtime. The US government should use Matchbox’s meal service as a way to torture terrorists. A truly terrible dining experience.
As always, Matchbox delivered on their delicious, thin-crust pizza and mini burgers. The shoestring onions on the mini burgers are highly addictive.
We did experience a less than satisfying performance from our waiter and had to beg for everything for the table. Our meal (two pizzas) took over an hour to come out!
However, we have enjoyed many meals at this Matchbox and others and can attest that the service from this night was the anomaly.
The quality of the food has gone down quite a bit. The best part of our meal was the salad. The minis aren't as scrumptious and the onion straws no longer have the Parmesan cheese finish. Our server was having a terrible night, forgetting drinks, and simple stuff like silverware. I'll try another location, but Chinatown missed the mark for us.
Restaurant was very crowded due to Bruno Mars concert. We had reservations but had to wait about 20 minutes. We got a nice, high-top table and waitress was quick to wait on us. We were a little concerned about the quality of the food, due to the amount of people, but everything was very good. In fact, my husband has told several people the Trio included the best scallops he ever had. Overall, very good.
Matchbox's manager, Mike, SAVED my birthday celebration. We had just purchased concert tickets via cellphone that we thought were e-tickets but actually had to be printed in order to be valid. The concert was starting in 30 minutes and we were stuck needing a huge favor. Our waiter retrieved Mike on a very busy Saturday night. Mike got the tickets' files from us and printed them. He was awesome and we are forever grateful to him for going above and beyond to help out a customer. And our pizza, salad, and beverages were perfection too! THANK YOU MIKE for everything! We are forever Matchbox customers and this sealed the deal for us.
The arancini appetizer was very good. My short ribs entree was good, but the meat was fatty. My daughter enjoyed her pepperoni pizza. For dessert we shared chocolate chip bread pudding and fruit pizza. Both were very good. Service was slow, but a concert was that evening sdo they were busy.
I was disappointed with Matchbox overall after hearing good things. Perhaps we should have stuck to the pizza. My husband and I ordered entrée salads and both tasted like a prepackaged corporate product, all too common in the DC area. The service was ok. I like our server but she clearly stuck to a script, which again felt mechanical and determined-by-committee rather than natural. Two beers, two salads, and a small shared appetizer added up to just over $50. Sorry, but I can't recommend Matchbox.
Outstanding wood fired pizzas as well as salads, sandwiches and entrees. All healthy and appealing. Friendly service with good wine and beer list. We had 6 people and a great booth and were able to have conversation without difficulty. Good value and great location. A winner
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