Matchbox - Merrifield

4.4
1244 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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delish food & drinks.

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vipSFtourist
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Disappointed by the Very limited dinner menu. They used to have incredible pizza and the prosciutto fig was my favorite but it’s not on the menu anymore. The pizza we did have was burnt and very salty and garlicky. Left a bad taste in my mouth all night.

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vipSJDC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service--in a fun area at the mosaic

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vipBillD
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waiter was pushy and then non-existent. New to the position, I think, so he should improve. Limited pizza options was disappointing. Second time there in about three weeks. Still hit or miss.

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vipRichard
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I love Matchbox. Unfortunately this trip was a miss. Drinks were watered-down and had no taste. Mini burgers were flavorless. Server was GREAT! So, of course I will come back to Matchbox, but I might try a different branch.

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viptortellini
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our servers were kind and attentive throughout the meal, but we did get ignored once we had finished and paid. My friend and I hadn't seen each other since before the pandemic so we had a lot to catch up on, and it wasn't too busy, so we kept the table and kept chatting. We wanted more water but no one ever stopped by. The food was okay. The coffee was AWFUL: burnt, stale, and lukewarm. I asked (twice) for a second cup, and the second cup was the same. The ambience was perfectly fine for a catch-up with a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except we were seated in an area that was closer to the bar and thus noisier than we like.

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BillyT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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vipBillD
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was good. Service not great. Front desk needs training. Had to tackle someone to get my bill. Then, tackle someone else to take my credit card.

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Victoria
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was good and the order was accurate. We appreciated the opportunity to eat outdoors. One thing that could have been improved: despite asking us if we wanted refills on our drinks more than once, no one on the service team delivered them.

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vipRyan
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We chose Matchbox for its location and were delighted with the results.
The service was great and the food was superb.

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vipBarbaraH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and staff! Food was great

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sammy
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

this matchbox location has amazing service! not many options for vegetarians and definitely not much for vegans but there are some. servers are super friendly and anticipate your needs. food is good, love the spinach dip! i also love the environment and ambience. i came with a friend for brunch would recommend for brunch or dinner. would definitely come back!

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Rewarding
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent, but was disappointed in our meals

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Say outside & kids had a blast playing in grass area while we waited for food

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vipAmyH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, courteous and professional service, and an overall wonderful experience!

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Cookies
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very nice. The food was good and you didn’t have to wait very long for the food to arrive.

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vipSoup
Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

While the pizza and crispy ckn sandwich were good, the fries are mediocre and the decibel level was awful. If noise is a challenge for you, try to go at an “off” time— really early lunch or dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was ok. Not the best dining experience, someone had an emergency and that delayed our service. Food was ok, not remarkable. I ordered the steak and potatoes, too much seasoning. Wife ordered Surf and Turf. I think the best thing on your menu now is the Pizza. Son loved that. Drinks too sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good experience and great cinnamon rolls

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Lakesaan
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was good, if a little pricey for the casual setting. Service was friendly, though each delivery was brought to the wrong person/table. Would definitely go there again.

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SueS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Mother's Day brunch and chose a table outdoors. It was a little chilly, but there are patio heaters next to each table, so we were plenty warm. Service was great. We tried the brunch chicken and waffles, which was good. Also had a margareta pizza and the sliders with onion straws which we have had before and always a favorite. Overall fun atomosphere, good food, and it was a nice surprise that it wasn't over crowded on Mother's day.

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vipJenniferB
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We normally love Matchbox pizza but the last two times things have been really off. Service hasn’t been great. They’ve gotten our order wrong the last two times, sodas came out and there was no syrup in them so they weren’t sweet and we had to send those back. Our appetizers were not correct and we ordered a pizza half basil/half pepperoni and got the whole pizza with basil and pepperoni all over it. Last time they even brought out our salads after we were done with our pizza. I would also say the crust seems different than it used to be. It used to be crispy and now it’s more bready....we’ll give it another try but it’s definitely not the same as it used to be.

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LILH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good pizza!! I would recommend to people that have a decent size party. There is a back room that is very nice!

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Nikki
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and service was great

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UDab
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is my second time at this location within a month. I LOVE the Matchbox franchise however, the Merrifield location has decline a bit. After making reservations for a specific time there was still a 15-30 minute wait. I was not the only party that experience this. I hope that they can fix whatever staffing issues they have. Merrifield is a great location and I would love to continue to come to this location.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So many of my favorites are gone with the smaller menu :( - outside seating is REALLY loud just FYI - not the restaurants fault. Prices seem higher than I remember too- but again normal restaurant changes with covid life

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liz was our server and was attentive and has a great personality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was great, but the service was lacking (slow) every step of the way. We felt like we waited more than we ate. Our table was not ready when we arrived, and we had reserved regular seating but were given high top seating near the end of the bar. The food order was correct but 2 courses didn’t arrive with utensils, and my steak was getting cold by the time a steak knife was brought to the table. I had to grab utensils from the hostess stand in order to eat dessert. Everything tasted delicious, but the lack of recognition of the repeated delays was difficult to swallow. Not sure we’ll return on a weekend night again. We’d previously only visited on weeknights or Sunday brunch and had wholly positive experiences.

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adriennej
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our lunch at the Merrifield location. The brick oven pizza was perfectly cooked, along with the chicken fettuccine Alfredo and old bay wings. The strawberry lemonade was perfectly sweet and tart. Will definitely go again!

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SteveC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience! Incredible service and food.

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GingerW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since the pandemic. I had the kale and blackened chicken salad which was delicious and the portion very generous. I brought half if it home and enjoyed it as much for lunch the next day. Our waiter was great and very attentive. Unfortunately I don't remember his name but he had black curly hair! Will definitely be going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service for Saturday brunch. First time at Matchbox but I’ll be back soon!

JB
vipJohnB
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all-around! Our server, Nicole, gave us excellent service!

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vipeatingout
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the 1/2 chicken and my husband had the breakfast ultimate. Great taste!

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vipBrent
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was not as good as normal. Crab and avocado omelette had fishy smelling crab meat and little avocado.

Crispy chicken sandwich did not come out Nashville hot as requested.

I still like this spot but it was not as good as it typically is.

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KiaraC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour deals, which is why we scheduled for 6pm, but they changed their HH time from 3-7pm so it was slightly disappointing that we didn’t know until we were there. So if you go outside of those hours it can be a little pricey.

Other than that, we love going there because the food is delicious (especially their pizza) and plenty of TVs near the bar area for our favorite sporting events.

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vipCara
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Matchbox. This visit was no exception - a great lunch (chicken sandwich nashville hot and cobb salad with beers) was no exception. Great food, outstanding service

I just wish the chickpea fries would make a return!! Miss them so much.

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DerekDC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I've been here a number of times over the years. I don't recall service being so "cold" as it was this time. Devoid of personality, smiles, attentiveness. I presume management is not providing guidance/training in that regard. The food was salty but good. I will still visit once in awhile.

FAQs

Matchbox - Merrifield does offer 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 1244 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.