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.

713 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
7th and H Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 289-4441

Website:
http://matchboxchinatown.com/

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.

Public Transit:
Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Red, Green, Yellow);Metro Center (Red, Blue, Orange

Executive Chef:
Cliff Wharton

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Matchbox - Chinatown Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (31)
Good for a Date (24)
Great for Lunch (23)
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Comfort Food (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Quick Bite (16)
Fun (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Business Meals (9)
Cozy (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Great Beer (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Romantic (2)
Authentic (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Went with a group of 7 and everyone liked it a lot. The tuna was surprisingly good .

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Very nice server. Pizza was great, but the mini sliders were dry.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great place with great food. Every time I visit DC this is a must stop.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Food was awesome. Everything was scratch made.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 1, 2017

This was a first time for brunch and decided to give it a try. Always happy with the lunch menu but brunch looked very interesting with a brunch pizza that had scrambled eggs as well as cinnamon buns baked in a cast iron skillet. They were sooooooooooo good and could have ordered a second round of them.
I can now add this to our brunch choices as it stands up to Matchbox quality of food but with a twist for brunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fun, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great spot for a casual meal with friends. The food was a good value for the price. Tasty pizza, and the arancini and crab/avocado tower were wonderful!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Fire alarms blared the whole time we were there. Great food though

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Crab cakes outstanding. Service outstanding. Food came faster than we expected. Everyone, all 6 of us, absolutely cleaned our plates!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2017

The food was very good; the ambience was nice, if louder than desired bexause I was seated outside; and the service was nice.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Giant Meatball was delicious. Good family place, neat dining area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Visited Washington DC and wanted to bring wife out for a fun meal.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Staff is consistently great- attentive without being on top of you, very nice, always smiling.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 25, 2017

My absolute favorite place to have pizza. What I like about this particular location is that they still have the old menu with the classic menu items. Love it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Matchbox is my favorite in DC! Food is amazing! Their menu is vast and has something for everyone. Staff is super friendly and the atmosphere is fun! Great spot close to the Verizon Center--perfect for before games or concerts!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

climate control: way too cold (and I don't mind a cool room)? The a/c was set far too low -an unpleasant experience.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The food is good. Pizza is above average. The worst part is the service. Took nearly 20 min for our drinks to arrive and our server was basically nonexistent. Tons of other tables experienced the same service issues.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 22, 2017

I've eaten at this franchise before, but I enjoyed it. The pizza was fresh and hot, with many different selections of toppings. The drinks were reasonably priced and stiff. I'd go a million more times!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2017

It was nice. This was our second date night at Matchbox

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I went to Matchbox for Father's Day with my family and was very surprised at the terrible attitudes and service of some of the employees. Upon arrival, all 3 of the hosts were extremely unfriendly and rude. Having much experience working in restaurants, I couldn't believe they had such rude employees as greeters. We were then taken upstairs to a sun room that did not have AC, which would have been a great table except we were very hot as we walked to the restaurant so we requested to move over to the next room that had many open booths. The host rolled his eyes and seemed very bothered by us wanting to be sat a different table. Our server was nice, however when more syrup was requested for a dish, ramekins of whiskey was brought to us as a big mistake... Little issues here and there, but we were there to celebrate and I have never had any sort of problem at the Rockville Matchbox. Tell your hosts to have some more hospitality, especially when customers show them respect and kindness.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great time for a Father's Day brunch...and it is in the heart of DC so it is close to a lot of things to do afterwards! Great brunch pizza too! Highly recommended!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

It was good! The burger I had was delicious!! I'm very happy

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 16, 2017

This is a nice local pizza place in Chinatown. The service was very good. The pizzas were great. Nice selection of wine. Definitely a good stop to have a quick bite to eat.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

It was so loud we had to shout to hear each other at our table. I don't think I'll go again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great variety of food, there's something for everyone! Delicious food, great service, and I found my new favorite cocktail :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Fred was excellent, he was very courteous and helpful. Fred recommended the meat pizza which was great. I had a sample of the crab soup but it was not what I expected, the texture seamed like sand was in it.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 10, 2017

This was a great accident - finding this restaurant within walking distance of the Washington Convention Center. The food was amazing and the atmosphere really quaint. It is well worth the walk of 5 - 8 minutes from the Convention Center and puts you at the entrance to Cinatown. We would definitely do this again the next time we are in DC.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 10, 2017

It is ok. The interior is looking worn out, but the food was good for what we needed after a long day.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Pizza is great but small

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The food was good. The service was mediocre. The accessibility was embarrassing. Our guest with a wheelchair was taken through a hot kitchen, questionable elevator, and the basement. The food, however, was good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Good and decent meal but we should have better. Service, hospitality and cleanliness couple with the meal to create a full dining experience. The management does care, so let them know when things are not optimal. Overall, B- and expecting much better should we return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

An awesome experience!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Always a good place for a casual meal with friends or on date

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We needed a place to eat a nice but still casual meal in the early evening with people that had varying dietary needs. Matchbox fit the bill. We ordered a couple of different pizzas and salads and were very happy with what we received. The service was attentive. We ate outside (upstairs), it was gorgeous evening and the meal was exactly what we needed and hoped for. Matchbox is def. an easy go-to place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Very expensive for the food that was provided. Not that great of service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Crab cake sandwich was ok. They don't carry tartar sauce…. ???? Chopped salad instead of fries was ok. Great service! Food ok. Probably should have stuck to pizza 🙄.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Cajun tuna was amazing! Would order again!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Great burgers and nice salads. Loved the building architecture. Service was attentive and fast. Enjoyed my time at Matchbox

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Love love matchbox, guest for 6 yrs running! Have recommended it to family and friends. Love the onion straws, can't get enough!

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Terrible host
Good waiter
Decent pizza but nothing exceptional, dough not stretched uniformly and same for toppings, one 1/4 of the pizza was cheese-less

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Starters good but mains overcooked. We were only asked if we wanted drinks once, maybe waitress overstretched, would not recommend.

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