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Matchbox - Merrifield

4.4
687 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fun
Overlooking Strawberry Park in the vibrant Mosaic District, our 40-seat patio with fire pit 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. Watch the action at the pizza bar, as cozy brick ovens fire up thin-crust pizzas in minutes, or be the center of attention in “the box” that seats six.

The private Barrel Room, named for its vaulted ceiling that resembles barrel rings, easily accommodates 50 hungry guests and comes with plush booths, a wood-burning fireplace and private wine coolers to store your favorite vintages.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10:30pm, Friday: 11am - 11:30pm, Saturday: 10am - 11:30pm Sunday: 10am - 10:30pm
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(571) 395-4869
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Cross street
Strawberry Lane & District Avenue
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Bar Dining, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room

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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.

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What 687 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was delicious but the waitress was not friendly. From the moment my fiance and I sat down she never smiled and I felt rushed . Overall, great environment and good food but get rid of the poor server!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful food as usual.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Never disappoints - great service with great food. Our waiter Steven was super friendly and gave us great suggestions which is always nice, even for regulars like ourselves :)

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food and service were very good. Food choices at our table included burgers, pizza, ribs and dinner salad. All great. Our server was very attentive. Major issue was not having a table ready for six in accordance with the reservation. They weren’t overly busy, but yet we’re not ready for us and we were there on time. Never had this issue at the North Bethesda or DC locations. Definitely got us off running on the wrong foot. Hopefully better next time if we return to this location.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The Matchbox at Mosaic is a really dope spot. It’s full of energy and great for a evening dinner. 10/10.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Ever since they changed the menu, I have been unhappy since they removed my favorite dish (Seared Sea Scallops). Just stopped by there to meet a friend. It was Saturday night (about 80 degrees) and very crowded on the patio. We ate inside and I had the apple pear salad which is also different from the past menu. My friend had one of the pizzas which she enjoyed. Just okay for me. The service was good.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My wife ordered a salad with steak. Half fat, half meat. I had a Burger, medium rare plus. Burger was rare. Tasty, but under cooked.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great service from the hostesses to the waiters. Our waitress Salomeh was great and friendly.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Music is bit too loud for comfortable
conversation, but the food was
Excellent— enjoyed by all 5 of us!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Good burgers, efficient and professional service, easy to get a table outdoors on a beautiful day. Would definitely like to return.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

It's a pretty good pizza place. I always like to get the onion straws from the 369 bugers as an appetizer just without the burgers. Our waiter was angry for some reason during the middle of our meal but calmed down at the end. Overall it's a nice place to go for a casual meal.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The food was delicious, the service was very good, the wait staff was friendly and welcoming, and it was a very good value for good quality ingredients.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Met several colleagues here for dinner prior to an evening government hearing. The restaurant was very accommodating and everyone enjoyed their meal. The 8 of us were comfortable and were in and out relatively quickly.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love the pizza and red umbrella cocktails - excellent drinks, food and service!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always friendly service, great food. One of my favorite spots in Mosaic for a meal.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had our family Easter meal together. Our waitress was busy but efficient. This was our second visit to Matchbox and the fiod was not as good as previously. Short rib burrito was great, chicken and waffles had very little chicken, prosciutto eggs benedict was terrible...barely visible meat, eggs cooked to hard boil, hard underripe tomato, very little hollandaise.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It’s was great better then my last experience.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I was quite disappointed when made a reservation and made a special request. The hostess called me to verify that it was going to be done and I was excited to surprise my date during dinner. However, that surprise never came. (I requested the classic dessert with writing that said "congrats Javo!"). We were very excited to go out and celebrate at match box, but like I said, left disappointed when I was told something was going to happen and it never did. The food was great, service was incredible, and overall great ambience. I still would like to bring my business to this establishment, however, I ask that you all follow through with requests that you commit to.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I struggle to find a restaurant that can cook a steak to the correct temp. This one was a little overcooked too but the overall flavor made up for it. It was a great meal.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I've been to Matchbox a handful of times. It has always been great. This time though I found a hair in my salad! It happens, I sent it back. The thing I find upsetting is that a manager never came over to apologize. There should be some sort of apologize for a piece of hair in my food. I was only asked (by someone who wasn't even our server) if I wanted something else. If this happens to someone else, I hope the manager gets out there on the floor.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

When a restaurant takes almost 45 minutes to bring out your food during normal business (lunch hours) when it is neither too crowded or dead and makes not even an attempt to apologize or make it up in anyway, it’s a shame.

At one point I had to look for a manager (the hostess at the front was excellent) the manager never came out!

We were disappointed and won’t be returning. Yet restaurant is not run well and that’s why it seems to be losing popularity.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Overall great casual dining establishment.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I loved the food. Your Angus beef burger was excellent. It was cooked exactly as I asked the first time.
The lemon cake was fabulous. Our waiter was wonderful. Great service and warm personality.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We regularly eat at Matchbox and I usually get the salmon filet. Sadly it was absolutely void of any flavor and tasted like the dish was boiled. Hope they make some changes to their salmon entree soon.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Tried this on the way to a movie at Angelika. Service was great, food excellent. We went in early ( 5.30 pm) and were glad we did - it was pretty busy as we left.

This is likely to become our regular haunt on movie nights.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Arancini balls are the best thing on the menu. Noise level is ridiculous. So incredibly loud.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

As our table grew, they were able to add tables with no issues. The food was excellent. The restaurant was able to make room for large parties without being an issue. The service was top notch.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Love the variations of wine. Food is outstanding!!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great food and service. Noise level was high so it was tough to have a conversation with our parents. Overall a great experience.

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We came to matchbox for a nice family dinner and were expecting a good meal. We were mistaken for the steak was so burned on the outside that it would not cut with a large steak knife. Also, we ordered a salmon salad which had salmon that had a distasteful flavor. If you want to come here for a pizza, that is a good choice and the service is great, but for a nice family dinner, do not recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We went on St Patrick’s Day, and enjoyed a delicious dinner with great service on a busy night. Great job!!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It was just OK.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The fig and prosciutto pizza is amazing! Huge salads that can be split as a side. Perfect spot before the movie next door.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Good food and drink at a good price. Vibrant but loud bar area, convenient to Angelica movies. They don’t seem to honor reservations, you get a pager along with the walk in traffic, so don’t count on it if you’re seeing a movie.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I have been here many times and enjoy their pizza. However, my favorite kale ceasar salad with the crouton crumble is gone. In its place is a mediocre one with uncut romaine and giant croutons. Though the dressing is good, I would rather have the kale ceasar back.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Matchbox has good food at a reasonable price and attentive staff. Good place for a business meal.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Food was great, service was awesome. We mentioned our friend had a birthday and our waitress put a candle in the brownie sundae we ordered.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Dinners are held twice monthly at your restaurant and to date we have had no complaints. Service has been stellar and servers are always polite and at the ready. We continue to host our business dinners here and have no desire to go elsewhere. Thank you for your great service and atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Food is very good. Wine options are real limited. Happy hour is also limited so better options in the area.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Everything was great!

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