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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
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.
Great spot one block from the Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center). The service was great. The manager was awesome. The hostess sat me (a "fluffy"woman I'll say at a two person table next to the railing and the other seat backed to a caged off vent. Even though my husband is skinny, clearly we weren't going to fit. The manager quickly got us another table, our drinks, and was super nice. Our waiter was attentive as well. My only complaint was it's not as an extensive menu as the other locations. So not as many choices. My 3 burger appetizers that I asked for well done were pretty pink in the middle. I took one bite and that was it. It ruined it. I can't eat pink burger meat. My husband got the got the double pepperoni pizza which was good but way too greasy and he later got sick from it. The regular salad was very good! Wish I got the large. Knowing what I do know, I think I wouldn't eat at this location again. I'd go for a beer, salad and dessert, but there are many other options for dinner close by.
We had two problems: First, after placing our orders for a variety of items (group of 6) the waiter told us they ran out of mushrooms, a staple on many of there menu items. Then, once the food was delivered we discovered that on one of pizzas (prosciutto) the meat still had the wrapper on it....somehow it went thru the prep stage, cooking stage and serving stage with no one noticing. When we pointed it out to the manager he was very pleasant and apologetic and explained that they switched meat vendors and that this has happened a few times this week (a few times ???). They were pleasant and adjusted our bill but that was about it.
This tells me they have minimal quality control.
Hostess was a little aloof - seemed like it was a bother to walk us up two flights of stairs to seat us. However, our server DeSean was wonderful. Super nice, knowledgeable and attentive. I had the chopped salad, which was fabulous. We were there before a Caps game and they got us in and out quickly to make it to the game.
Went for dinner pre-theater, ordered an appetizer & 2 entrees (pizza & sandwiches are their specialties). Food was quite tasty, but high stools are hard for short people to get on & off. Waiter seemed to be quite busy. Portions were generous but not excessive, & prices moderate for downtown DC.
To be honest, I like Matchbox and go to several other locations in Rockville, Richmond and Capital Hill. This experience was very disappointing. The room we were seated in was unappealing (in the very back by a bar type set up with uncomfortable lighting) and the service was spotty. The food was unusually poor....burgers were overdone and cold. The pizza was ok but again not special. Very surprised.
Delicious cocktails and friendly, efficient service from Barbara at the bar. Our appetizers were so disappointing, however, that we decided to skip the main course and go elsewhere. Calamari was very tasty, but the portion miniscule. The scallops/mini crab cake/slider trio was shockingly poor, especially given the $21 price tag. The scallops were gritty, the crab cakes flavorless and the sliders dry and overcooked. Both the crab cakes and sliders were room temperature, though the scallops were hot, suggesting the kitchen needs to work on their timing.
We had a 5:15 reservation on a Capitals game night so the restaurant became crowded as we waited for our food. Our waiter was excellent; however, we had to ask for our appetizer when we saw the next table who came in after us get their appetizers. I must say, though, that the lumpia spring roll was worth waiting for. And we were double charged which the waiter apologized for and quickly rectified.
I love the matchbox. This particular day staff was short. Drinks too a long time, order we had stop someone to take our order. The staff was very apologetic just saying not enough staff this evening. The weekend of thanksgiving a concert across the street and plenty of patrons . Very disappointed. Not the staff but management planning
I have been to Matchbox a few times and always enjoy the food and drinks. This last visit was rough in particular due to the high volume in advance of a concert at Capital One Arena (old Verizon Ctr) and what seemed to be understaffed in the bar and kitchen. However, despite the long wait for our drinks from the bar 30+ minutes, our appetizers came out swiftly and were great (spring rolls and risotto balls), especially the risotto balls. Dinner for our party of four came out in stages, with one person's dinner getting lost in the shuffle altogether. The management staff quickly recognized the issue, owned up to it, and immediately offered resolution to our party. Despite the rough night, the food was great and I would return again. Thank you to the two managers who intervened without being asked. That goes a long way with me!
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!
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