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Matchbox - Merrifield, Merrifield, VA

Matchbox - Merrifield

4.4
4.4
1363 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Bubbling, thin crust pizzas, mini burgers, crisp salads, and craft cocktails...four great reasons to visit matchbox today. We’re the neighborhood gathering place for fun, upscale casual dining, with local, award-winning beers, broad spectrum wines, and handcrafted signature cocktails you won’t find anywhere else.

Overlooking Strawberry Park in the vibrant Mosaic District, our 40-seat patio offers outdoor dining and front row seats to Angelika Film Center’s outdoor screen and prime people-watching.

Inside, exposed pipes and warm brick line the walls surrounding 220 seats, all with views of the glowing wood wall, reclaimed from barn-wood from Rochester, New York. The private Barrel Room accommodates 50 guests and comes with plush booths, a wood-burning fireplace and private wine coolers to store your favorite vintages.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (571) 395-4869

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Vekys Rodriguez de Lopez

  • Catering

    We're the place to meet, laugh and enjoy great food with great company. From anniversaries to baby showers to corporate events to weddings, we have semi-private and private spaces to accommodate it all! Adjacent to the Angelika Film Center at Mosaic District, less than a mile from the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro. The Barrel Room accommodates 50 guests seated, or 50 guests standing, reception-style. To start planning, please contact us at hello@matchbox369.com.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (866) 834-9869

  • Neighborhood

    Merrifield

  • Cross street

    Strawberry Lane & District Avenue

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Mini Burgers*

    pickles, toasted brioche, onion straws; + cheese 1 / 2 / 3

    • 3 for$14.00
    • 6 for$22.00
    • 9 for$28.00
  • Spicy Tuna Tartare Tacos*$13.00

    3 mini tacos, guac, sriracha mayo

    • Dynamite Shrimp$16.00

      tempura battered shrimp, scallions, cajun remoulade

      • Ginormous Meatball$15.00

        beef, veal, pork, pepperoni sauce, wood-fired bread

        • Wicked Good Wings$16.00

          6 jumbo wings choice of buffalo or old bay dry rub

          • Hot Artichoke + Spinach Dip**$12.00

            mozz, roasted garlic, tortilla chips

            Soups

            • Cream of Crab Soup

              jumbo lump crab, sherry

              • Cup$8.00
              • Bowl$12.00
            • Seasonal Offering

              chef's selection

              • Cup$8.00
              • Bowl$12.00

            Brick Oven Pizzas

            14" eight slice. Upgrade to gluten free cauliflower crust +$4. Add side simple or caesar salad +$4

            • Cheese$16.00

              zesty tomato sauce, oregano, mozz

              • Matchbox Meat$21.00

                pepperoni, hot italian sausage, crispy bacon, mozz

                • Fire + Smoke$21.00

                  chipotle purée, roasted garlic, onions, roasted red peppers, smoked gouda, basil, zesty, tomato sauce

                  • Holy Grail Margherita$17.00

                    crushed tomatoes, basil, shredded mozz + fresh herby mozz

                    • Chicken Pesto$19.00

                      nut-free pesto, grilled chicken, italian tomatoes, parmesan, basil

                      • Pepperoni$19.00

                        double pepperoni, mozz, zesty tomato sauce

                        • Create Your Own Pizza$16.00

                          zesty tomato sauce, whole milk mozz + choice of toppings

                          Mains

                          add side simple or caesar salad +$4

                          • Crispy Half Chicken$26.00

                            24-hour brined + deep fried, served w/ moroccan broth, garbanzo beans, cous cous

                            • Jumbo Fried Shrimp$22.00

                              coleslaw, old bay french fries, cocktail sauce

                              • Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo$21.00

                                sun-dried tomatoes, cremini mushrooms, garlic pizza bread

                                • Miso Salmon*$27.00

                                  fresh miso-marinated salmon, asparagus, white rice, honey meuniere sauce

                                  • Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes$34.00

                                    fresh two broiled crab cakes, old bay fries, fresh coleslaw, caper tartar sauce

                                    • Chimichurri Steak Frites* **$31.00

                                      grilled flat iron, felipe's chimichurri, parmesan fries

                                      • BBQ Baby Back Ribs**$29.00

                                        18-hour pork ribs, cornbread, coleslaw

                                        • Ribeye* **$36.00

                                          your choice of: garlic butter, cajun butter, or simply grilled. served w/ bacon wrapped asparagus, crispy parmesan red potatoes

                                          Greens + Bowls

                                          add: grilled or crispy chicken $7 | salmon* or shrimp $8 | steak* $12

                                          • Apple Pear Salad**$14.00

                                            mesclun + frisee greens, candied pecans, blue cheese, honey balsamic vinaigrette

                                            • Cobb Salad**$16.00

                                              avocado, sweet corn, bacon, tomatoes, chopped egg, buttermilk dressing

                                              • BBQ Salmon Salad$21.00

                                                grilled bbq salmon, mixed greens, cucumber, corn, red onions, tomatoes, onion rings, bbq ranch dressing

                                                • Tuna Poke Bowl*$24.00

                                                  sriracha tuna, sticky rice, avocado, cucumber, mango, edamame, crispy wonton, citrus ponzu, sriracha mayo, nori, sesame

                                                  • Caesar Salad$14.00

                                                    romaine, grana padano, garlic butter croutons

                                                    • Blackened Chicken Kale Bowl$18.00

                                                      herby farro, tomatoes, carrots, avocado, mango vinaigrette

                                                      Brunch

                                                      All day, every day! Add bottomless mimosas +$25

                                                      • Monte Cristo Sandwich$19.00

                                                        bacon, smoked turkey, scrambled eggs, strawberry jam between powdered french toast slices. served w/ simple salad

                                                        • Hangover Burrito$17.00

                                                          grilled chicken, cilantro rice, black beans, ranchero sauce, flour tortilla

                                                          • Mini Griddles$15.00

                                                            3 french toast buns, sweet italian sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs

                                                            • Baguette French Toast$17.00

                                                              french baguette, vanilla + brown sugar batter, maple syrup, powdered sugar

                                                              • Sunrise Chicken Hash$15.00

                                                                grilled chicken, chimichurri, ranchero sauce, onions, peppers, crispy potatoes, tortilla chips

                                                                • All American Breakfast*$18.00

                                                                  3 eggs, bacon or chicken sausage, breakfast potatoes, baguette french toast, strawberries

                                                                  • Chicken + Waffles$18.00

                                                                    crispy chicken tenders, sausage gravy, maple syrup

                                                                    • Salted Chocolate Waffle$14.00

                                                                      chocolate chip waffle, vanilla bean ice cream, salted caramel + chocolate sauce, whipped cream

                                                                      • For the Table: Fresh Baked Cinnamon Buns$14.00

                                                                        hot out-of-the-oven, cream cheese icing

                                                                        Handhelds

                                                                        Served on brioche bun with fries. Pretzel bun +$1

                                                                        • Bistro Burger*$17.00

                                                                          pickles, tomatoes, cheddar, arugula, comeback sauce

                                                                          • Grilled Chicken Avo Sandwich$17.00

                                                                            smoked gouda, tomato, arugula, chipotle mayo

                                                                            • Crab Cake Sandwich$21.00

                                                                              lump crab, caper tartar sauce, arugula

                                                                              • Crispy Chicken Sandwich$17.00

                                                                                Deviled egg spread, pickles, cabbage, mayo. Ask for it Nashville hot!

                                                                                • Roadshow Burger*$21.00

                                                                                  candied bacon, sunny egg, pepper jack, pretzel bun, garlic mayo, bourbon onions

                                                                                  Wines by the Glass + Bottle

                                                                                    White

                                                                                    • Cavit - Pinot Grigio - Italy

                                                                                      • 6oz$8.00
                                                                                      • 9oz$11.50
                                                                                      • Bottle$35.00
                                                                                    • Matanzas Creek - Sauvignon Blanc - California

                                                                                      • 6oz$12.00
                                                                                      • 9oz$17.00
                                                                                      • Bottle$49.00
                                                                                    • Sea Pearl - Sauvignon Blanc - New Zealand

                                                                                      • 6oz$10.00
                                                                                      • 9oz$15.00
                                                                                    • Heinz Eiffel - Riesling - Germany

                                                                                      • 6oz$10.00
                                                                                      • 9oz$15.00
                                                                                      • Bottle$39.00
                                                                                    • Charles + Charles - Chardonnay - Washington

                                                                                      • 6oz$8.50
                                                                                      • 9oz$12.00
                                                                                      • Bottle$35.00
                                                                                    • La Crema - Chardonnay - California

                                                                                      • 6oz$12.50
                                                                                      • 9oz$18.00
                                                                                      • Bottle$52.00

                                                                                    Sparkling + Rosé

                                                                                    • Bottomless Mimosas$25.00

                                                                                      choice of juice: orange, pineapple, cranberry, or grapefruit

                                                                                      • Tiamo - Prosecco - Italy

                                                                                        • Mini Bottle$13.00
                                                                                      • Ferrari Brut - Sparkling Rosé - California

                                                                                        • Half Bottle$45.00
                                                                                      • Chloe - Rosé - California

                                                                                        • 6oz$9.00
                                                                                        • 9oz$13.00
                                                                                        • Bottle$35.00
                                                                                      • Ryder Estate - Pinot Noir Rosé - California

                                                                                        • 6oz$10.00
                                                                                        • 9oz$15.00

                                                                                      Red

                                                                                      • Cloudfall - Pinot Noir - Oregon

                                                                                        • 6oz$10.00
                                                                                        • 9oz$15.00
                                                                                        • Bottle$39.00
                                                                                      • Acrobat - Pinot Noir - Oregon

                                                                                        • 6oz$13.00
                                                                                        • 9oz$18.50
                                                                                        • Bottle$52.00
                                                                                      • Benziger - Merlot - California

                                                                                        • 6oz$10.00
                                                                                        • 9oz$15.00
                                                                                        • Bottle$39.00
                                                                                      • Santa Julia - Malbec - Argentina

                                                                                        • 6oz$10.00
                                                                                        • 9oz$15.00
                                                                                      • Federalist - Cabernet Sauvignon - California

                                                                                        • 6oz$9.00
                                                                                        • 9oz$13.00
                                                                                        • Bottle$40.00
                                                                                      • Josh - Cabernet Sauvignon - California

                                                                                        • 6oz$11.00
                                                                                        • 9oz$16.00
                                                                                        • Bottle$45.00
                                                                                      • Vanderpump - Cabernet Sauvignon - California

                                                                                        • 6oz$15.00
                                                                                        • 9oz$22.00
                                                                                        • Bottle$65.00
                                                                                      • Inkberry - Cabernet/Shiraz Blend - Australia

                                                                                        • 6oz$11.00
                                                                                        • 9oz$16.00
                                                                                      • 1000 Stories - Zinfandel - California

                                                                                        • 6oz$12.50
                                                                                        • 9oz$18.00

                                                                                      Specialty Cocktails

                                                                                      • Fig + Black Pepper Old Fashioned$14.00

                                                                                        makers mark bourbon, fig syrup (liber + co.), angostura bitters, cracked black pepper

                                                                                        • Pineapple Rum Tai$14.00

                                                                                          cruzan light + gold rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, lime, angostura bitters, cherry

                                                                                          • Chile Spiced Margarita$14.00

                                                                                            avion tequila, ancho reyes, tajin seasoned rim, lime

                                                                                            • Strawberry Basil Smash$14.00

                                                                                              wheatley vodka, lemon, strawberries, basil, splash of soda water

                                                                                              • Hibiscus Lemon Drop$14.00

                                                                                                ketel one citron, hibiscus syrup, lemon

                                                                                                • Summer Sangria$14.00

                                                                                                  white wine, orange, pineapple, peach, black pepper ginger syrup

                                                                                                  • Grapefruit + Elderflower Fizz$14.00

                                                                                                    aviation gin, st germain, grapefruit juice, prosecco, lemon twist

                                                                                                    • Blackberry + Sage Mule$14.00

                                                                                                      wheatley vodka, lime juice, blackberries, fresh sage, ginger beer

                                                                                                      • Cucumber Basil Collins$14.00

                                                                                                        aviation gin, cucumber, basil, lime, splash of soda water

                                                                                                        • Rosé Spritz$14.00

                                                                                                          aperol, strawberry rose syrup, prosecco, soda water, orange slice

                                                                                                          • French Martini$14.00

                                                                                                            grey goose vodka, chambord, pineapple juice, lemon

                                                                                                            • Strawberry Rosé Margarita$14.00

                                                                                                              espolon silver tequila, strawberry rose syrup, lime

                                                                                                              • Frozen Cocktails$12.00

                                                                                                                piña colada or seasonal offering

                                                                                                                Non-Alcoholic Beverages

                                                                                                                • House-Made Lemonade$5.00

                                                                                                                  • Arnold Palmer$5.00

                                                                                                                    • San Pellegrino Sparkling Water$6.50

                                                                                                                      • Strawberry Lemonade$5.00

                                                                                                                        • Blackberry Lemonade$5.00

                                                                                                                          • Acqua Panna Still Water$6.50

                                                                                                                            Beer

                                                                                                                              Drafts

                                                                                                                              • Matchbox Signature IPA (6.2% ABV)$9.00

                                                                                                                                exclusive new england-style indian pale ale from lost rhino brewing co

                                                                                                                                • Stella Artois (7.8% ABV)$8.00

                                                                                                                                  • Miller Lite (4.2% ABV)$7.00

                                                                                                                                    • Blue Moon (5.5% ABV)$8.00

                                                                                                                                      • Peroni (4.2% ABV)$7.00

                                                                                                                                        • Dogfish Head - 60 Min IPA (6% ABV)$8.00

                                                                                                                                          • Fat Tire - Amber Ale (5.2% ABV)$7.00

                                                                                                                                            • Sam Adams - Seasonal

                                                                                                                                              ask your server for seasonal offering

                                                                                                                                              • Mkt
                                                                                                                                            • Local Craft Selection

                                                                                                                                              ask your server for seasonal offering

                                                                                                                                              • Mkt

                                                                                                                                            Bottles + Cans

                                                                                                                                            • Bud Light (5% ABV)$6.00

                                                                                                                                              • Coors Lite (4.2% ABV)$6.00

                                                                                                                                                • Budweiser (5% ABV)$6.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Michelob Ultra (4.2% ABV)$7.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Sam Adams - Boston Lager (5% ABV)$7.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Angry Orchard (5% ABV)$7.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Truly Hard Seltzer - Berry (5% ABV)$7.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Modelo (4.4% ABV)$7.00

                                                                                                                                                            • Corona (4.6% ABV)$7.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Heineken (5% ABV)$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Yuengling (4.4% ABV)$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • Dogfish Head - Seaquench Ale (4.9% ABV)$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                    Last updated: February 3, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                      overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                      We went during brunch on Saturday. The restaurant was not very busy but they said they were low staffed. We had a party of 8 with 3 little kids, but were very patient. Our patience wore off when a party of about 20 who were seated about 30 mins after us got our food and we did not. We ended up waiting over an hour before getting some of our plates, and spent a total of 3 hours at the restaurant. Not our first bad experience at Matchbox, but it will be the last.

                                                                                                                                                                    2. GJ

                                                                                                                                                                      GerryJ

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Great restaurant in a great active restaurants-packed area.

                                                                                                                                                                    3. P

                                                                                                                                                                      Priya

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      We liked the food we ate last night at Matchbox but I must say the hostess that seated us (with purple hair) was rude and probably does not like brown people. We always sit with a family of 4 in the top box booth and was empty when we got there and she refused to seat us there. She said it’s meant for 6 when clearly we family of 4 have sat there several times. Also was not happy about delayed service. Our slider appetizer order must have taken atleast 30 minutes and when it came it had incorrect cheese although the waiter was kind enough to bring us correct order later. We had asked for a second tea bag 3 times and we were told that it was being delayed as the manager had to open a closet to give us a second tea bag! I have never heard of that! By the time the tea bag came the water was already lukewarm then we gave up. Also the waiter never asked us for dessert menu and when we asked for it he looked at his watch which was rude. I do not know if the waiter was overworked and had too many tables or in general the restaurant quality as gone down:( I never write bad reviews but I felt last night was not a good experience:(

                                                                                                                                                                    4. OT

                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Great food and atmosphere.

                                                                                                                                                                    5. K

                                                                                                                                                                      Kimberly

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      72 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                      72 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      We came to Matchbox for lunch for Mothers Day. And was our first dining experience here. The food and atmosphere was good. However, the customer service was impersonal and lacked luster.

                                                                                                                                                                    6. MP

                                                                                                                                                                      MarkP

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      It was a very pleasant dining experience on a busy day. Both of us really enjoyed our meals. Will definitely return and recommend

                                                                                                                                                                    7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      Mothers Day

                                                                                                                                                                    8. CM

                                                                                                                                                                      ChristinaM

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall1food1service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      So disappointed the small plate brunch option is no more. I came here specifically for that and was disappointed. Also, I ordered the fried chicken and waffles and the chicken was tasteless. No seasonings/flavor whatsoever. Spent 100+ for mediocre food. Better for dinner/pizza I guess, but no longer my favorite for brunch. I would not recommend for brunch.

                                                                                                                                                                    9. OT

                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      It was perfect

                                                                                                                                                                    10. V

                                                                                                                                                                      Victoria

                                                                                                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                                                                                                      20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      Reserved "outdoor" seating on Open Table (very clearly laid out on website) but got a message before our reservation time that we couldn't "reserve" for outdoors. This is misleading; please fix if it is an error. I have a list of places that accept outdoor reservations, so perhaps Matchbox should not be on it.

                                                                                                                                                                    11. SS

                                                                                                                                                                      StevenS

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Perfect venue for our day, food and service where very good

                                                                                                                                                                    12. RP

                                                                                                                                                                      ResaP

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                      Our first choice menu item (seasonal pizza) was not available, but we weren't told that until about 10 minutes after our order was taken. First choice beer ordered was not available. Ordered an alternate beer and a glass of wine. When the beer was delivered, no mention was made of the wine. When we asked, we were told that wasn't available either. Alternate choice was brought relatively quickly. Side salads were ok, nothing to write home about. Pizza was ok, but not as good as our last visit (which was pre-covid). This used to be favorite place for a bite before the movies. Not sure we'll be back.

                                                                                                                                                                    13. OT

                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                      Orlando

                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                      Menu has changed and with that the quality of the food has decreased as well.

                                                                                                                                                                    14. KR

                                                                                                                                                                      KeithR

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      Food was not quite up to regular standards. Brunch menu missing old favorites.

                                                                                                                                                                    15. OT

                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                      MATCHBOX used to have a great Brinch Menu but the choices amd quality has definitely taken a step down. Our 2nd round of coffee was cold and the French Toasts could have been much better!

                                                                                                                                                                    16. AE

                                                                                                                                                                      AnitaE

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      This was my first time here. The food was good. I asked for recommendations, the waiter was good at providing those. I got a chicken sandwich and fries with the blackberry mule I believe, my daughter got the meat pizza and I got crab cakes to go. Overall I would visit again.

                                                                                                                                                                    17. OT

                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Always the right choice

                                                                                                                                                                    18. CM

                                                                                                                                                                      CelesteM

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Great food and atmosphere. Matchbox never disappoints!!!

                                                                                                                                                                    19. SH

                                                                                                                                                                      SusanH

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Nice menu ... something for everyone. Service was exemplary!

                                                                                                                                                                    20. E

                                                                                                                                                                      Eloysw22

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Great for lunch, brunch or dinner. Family friendly

                                                                                                                                                                    21. D

                                                                                                                                                                      Dindin

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Out of town relatives.

                                                                                                                                                                    22. L

                                                                                                                                                                      Lovesfood

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                      There was no champagne for bottomless brunch and the food was subpar and not worth the price. Service was good even though there was a staff shortage.

                                                                                                                                                                    23. V

                                                                                                                                                                      Victoria

                                                                                                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Appreciated the opportunity to eat outside on a beautiful March day. Attentive service and tasty food. We'll be back!

                                                                                                                                                                    24. CS

                                                                                                                                                                      ChristinaS

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                      We were disappointed in every dish. I’ve eaten here before, but never have I considered dishes to be "weird." Last night was the trifecta. The ceviche tasted like no other ceviche I have had before, why on earth would you put sweet potato chunks in it? Too heavy for this dish! And a token FOUR tortilla chips... really? I had the tuna tartare poke. Neither the menu nor the server (Who clearly had not tasted it) Prepared me for the fact that it was so spicy I drained both my water and my non-alcoholic cocktail to try and get through most of it. It doesn’t just have a little "kick," it has a punch. It was good but in the same way super spicy Thai food is. I don’t send things back usually, but I definitely wasn’t going to bring the leftovers home with me. My mouth had to give up on the pain. The seafood paella special was, in a word, gross. I don’t know what creative flair they were trying to put on it, but it was a very off flavor, and the garlic nearly killed me. My friend was polite about it and didn’t tell me that she thought it was not good, but she did comment that it wasn’t like any other paella she had had, and she also did not try and clean her plate. The overpriced non-alcoholic cocktails are awesome, but it would have been great to be able to get them before our appetizer was finished. I used to think this restaurant had reliable American fair, but it seems they are attempting to get creative, and it is not working. they also gave us our reserved table as a window hightop closest to the double doors. Despite the overhead heater, the brutal winter chill blowing in every time somebody walked in was brutal. The restaurant was crowded, so I didn’t request another table. But I had my winter coat up on the chair and wrapped around me to block the wind. I don’t see myself returning And I definitely can’t recommend it based on the three total misses with the food.

                                                                                                                                                                    25. ET

                                                                                                                                                                      ErikT

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Delicious food, great service, and we got out to our movie next door in plenty of time. Even though they weren’t terribly crowded, making a reservation was worth it. A great experience overall!

                                                                                                                                                                    26. V

                                                                                                                                                                      Victoria

                                                                                                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Great experience. Appreciated having an opportunity to eat outdoors in the unseasonably warm weather. There was a small problem with an item on the menu not being available initially, but the manager addressed it before we left. Good to see that they care about customers' satisfaction, even with supply chain and staffing issues.

                                                                                                                                                                    27. D

                                                                                                                                                                      Darrll

                                                                                                                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food4service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                      Very disappointed, when I made reservations, I indicated that it was for a birthday. I even told the host that we were there for a birthday. At the end of dinner, there was no acknowledgement of my daughter's birthday.

                                                                                                                                                                    28. HW

                                                                                                                                                                      HWSfoodlover

                                                                                                                                                                      Seattle

                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                      When did this place get so pricey?! I don’t believe the quality of the food comes close to meeting the expectations of price points. Maybe still good for a pizza, but I wouldn’t recommend this place for anything other than that.

                                                                                                                                                                    29. OT

                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                      New Orleans

                                                                                                                                                                      90 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      90 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Great dinner with friends and look forward to going again

                                                                                                                                                                    30. HB

                                                                                                                                                                      HollyB

                                                                                                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Dining at Matchbox was wonderful. Our server was very pleasant and efficient. The food was on point -very flavorful and well prepared.

                                                                                                                                                                    31. U

                                                                                                                                                                      Umpire

                                                                                                                                                                      Charleston

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      As a senior citizen, please turn the music level down. Perhaps more towards the late to early nightly time zone would be better. We really enjoyed our server. He was top draw.

                                                                                                                                                                    32. JA

                                                                                                                                                                      JAMESV

                                                                                                                                                                      Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                      Took almost 1.5hrs to get our food. Slow doesn't even describe it

                                                                                                                                                                    33. OT

                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Excellent customer service

                                                                                                                                                                    34. OT

                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Thanks Ibrahim!

                                                                                                                                                                    35. TN

                                                                                                                                                                      TinaN

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall2food2service4ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                      Dirty bathroom. Mediocre food. My daughter had the chicken and waffles and she liked it.

                                                                                                                                                                    36. HH

                                                                                                                                                                      Hot2Handle

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      Great service

                                                                                                                                                                    37. M

                                                                                                                                                                      Mark

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      The ribs were great! Ordered cheesecake for dessert. It was frozen solid, and could not be eaten.

                                                                                                                                                                    38. J

                                                                                                                                                                      Jacsny2va

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                      I was taken aback at the brunch menu because there was nothing I could eat which didn't have meat or wasn't a sweet dish. My server was able to accommodate me and I had the most delicious dish which I hope becomes a permanent selection on the menu!

                                                                                                                                                                    39. BS

                                                                                                                                                                      BetsyS

                                                                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                      Very noisy. Almost no gluten-free options though staff is well trained in that regard. One person in my group complained that his cheeseburger was lousy--quite an indictment. The restaurant's main draw is it's proximity to the Anjelika theater.

                                                                                                                                                                    40. DT

                                                                                                                                                                      DrTed

                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                      38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                      38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                      Food Consistently good. Service consistently good. Great place

                                                                                                                                                                    Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                                    • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                                                      • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                                                    • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                                                    FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                    You can order delivery directly from Matchbox - Merrifield using the Order Online button. Matchbox - Merrifield also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Matchbox - Merrifield also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 395-4869.

                                                                                                                                                                    Matchbox - Merrifield is rated 4.4 stars by 1363 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                    Google Map for Matchbox - Merrifield

                                                                                                                                                                    2911 District Ave. Merrifield, VA 22116

                                                                                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                    • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                      Strawberry Lane & District Avenue

                                                                                                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                      Merrifield

                                                                                                                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                      Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:30 pm

                                                                                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                      American

                                                                                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                      Public Lot

                                                                                                                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                    • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                      Vekys Rodriguez de Lopez

                                                                                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                      Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

                                                                                                                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                      (571) 395-4869

                                                                                                                                                                    • Catering

                                                                                                                                                                      We're the place to meet, laugh and enjoy great food with great company. From anniversaries to baby showers to corporate events to weddings, we have semi-private and private spaces to accommodate it all! Adjacent to the Angelika Film Center at Mosaic District, less than a mile from the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro. The Barrel Room accommodates 50 guests seated, or 50 guests standing, reception-style. To start planning, please contact us at hello@matchbox369.com.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                                      our Private Event Coordinator: (866) 834-9869

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