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Matchbox - Chinatown

4.4
1072 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual (35)
  • Good for a Date (24)
  • Great for Lunch (24)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Pizzeria, Pizza Bar
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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
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Phone number
(202) 289-4441
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Cross street: 7th and H Street
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What 1072 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Unobet (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

The food was good and the service was very good. We enjoyed the brunch and they were able to give us everything we wanted and the server was exceptional. When you get good service it worth the cost of the food🐶.

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vipLenj (Richmond)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

We often eat at Matchbox before Washington Capitals games. Our OpenTable reservation ensures that we are seated promptly. Our server always understands the time we need to leave to get to the arena in time for the start of the game. Sandy was our server at our last visit and she was prompt and cordial. (We have had this same experience with all our servers in the past and this is one reason we continue to return.) They also have a great selection of entrees and the best pizzas in the area. One of my wife's favorites is the braised short ribs that are very tender.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Great restaurant but disappointed in some of the old menu items that have been dropped, especially the sausage and rigatoni pasta.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

As usual the food was great as was the service!

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined 6 days ago

They just released new menus and that caused major kitchen delays. They had to remake my dish. While the long wait was an issue, the staff did a good job communicating and the manager comped our entire meal and that of the next table. We have ban a customer there many times and based on how they handled this problem, I will continue to be a customer.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Waiter/service/food was all excellent. Only complaint (which we did not voice at the time) is that the it is freezing cold outside with a windchill in the teens but there was cold air blowing through the vents. Our waiter was so accommodating I bet he could have done something about it if we had notified him.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Started out ok but the staff seemed to loose interest by the end of the evening. Food was tasty. Think the staff just wanted to go home.

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GailD (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

We had an exceptional experience. As first time diners, we received special treatment which we really appreciated. The service was excellent! The food was delicious and the servings were ample. Highly recommend!

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vipLenj (Richmond)
5.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

Matchbox has some unique menu items like a pear salad that we like to share. There pizzas are among the best in the Washington DC area!

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vip2worldtravelers (Baltimore)
2.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Overall this was a disappointing experience at Matchbox. Service was slow at times, wine glass wasn’t totally clean, and food was just ok. It wasn’t horrible but Considering for years Matchbox was amazing and always packed, we were disappointed.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Pizzeria, Pizza Bar
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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
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Cross street
7th and H Street
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(202) 289-4441
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Red, Green, Yellow);Metro Center (Red, Blue, Orange
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Executive chef
Cliff Wharton
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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