Matchbox - Merrifield

4.3
1269 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1269 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Victoria
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food, the service, and the opportunity to eat outdoors on our recent visit. The chicken sandwich was delicious and hot (though I prefer a simpler preparation which Matchbox accommodated. However, the cinnamon rolls were not nearly as good as the prior version. These were hard and too large to serve as an appetizer. I would also like Matchbox to consider reserving for outdoor seating. Since COVID is raging again in NOVA, we have a strong preference for not eating indoors in a restaurant.

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RickR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was very good but it is about time to discard the “pandemic menu” and serve all the good food and selections on their original menu.

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Thursdaydiner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pizza was the kind we liked, thin crust. Good service. Only thing we didn't like was being seated next to the kitchen. They could of put us somewhere else because we were there early and plenty of tables.

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vipMosaicMan
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Ridiculously long wait or food after ordering. Salads and pizza should not take 45 min.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loud inside. Great waiter. Food very good, cocktail drinks too expensive!

VJ
vipVivianJ
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Waitress didn’t know menu and wore her mask under her nose which was disturbing. Food was mediocre and substitutions were problematic.. Music was too loud and made it difficult to hear and talk. Lighting too dark and had trouble reading menu.

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vipTamitha
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Usually we love matchbox but yesterday’s experience was sub par. First when we arrived, the hostess did not inform us that the ac are broken. It was 90 degrees outside. After we sat, we were sweating and so hot and asked about the ac, and then they told us it was broken. We decided to tough it out and drink lots of ice cold water. We ordered. Then food didn’t come out for another 35 min. We were so hot but it was too late to cancel our order so we waited sweating. And tried to eat fast so we could find some air conditioning. Food was good but we couldn’t enjoy it because we waited so long and it was so hot!

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TeresaW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was pretty good. My chicken was a tad overdone - that’s really the only thing that was wrong.

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vipDavidB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to visit with friends

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DarcyA
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought it was a little pricier than last time but the food was enjoyed and the service was excellent. I will return.

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vipEduard
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always good. However, did notice removal of favored grilled tuna and spinach salad. Also they reduced the number of wings/drumsticks in appetizer along with raising the price.

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vipTazbomatic
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service, usual spot the family likes

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vipMARIEP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Showed up for,our reservation and gentleman tried to put 6 of us at a table of 4. Another server set up something else that was merely acceptable . Server was slow , and kind of rude . We ordered bread because the kids at the table were hungry . When the food came and we still didn’t have the bread we asked her about it . She said the kitchen burned it . We told her we really didn’t need it anymore since we were already eating . She said “ they didn’t do it on purpose “. What server talks to a customer like that . Food was mediocre . Won’t go back to matchbox in merrifield again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good but very slow. It took over 30 minutes to get an appetizer and almost an hour to get an entree salad.

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vipMary
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. They were packed to capacity so it took a while for the food to come the wait was worth it.

JL
JessicaL
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I mentioned it was for a birthday occasion and there was no mention of the occasion.

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vipLoriL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great but service was very slow. Took a long time to get drinks and food. But food was great.

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TSCF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food and service were fine, but the noise level was too high to comfortably hear conversation.

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It wasn’t the best night for Matchbox. The sprite and Diet Coke tasted like soda water. The steak was dry and over cooked. The fettuccini Alfredo was way too salty. But the pizza was good. Don’t think we will be back. Didn’t order dessert, even though it sounded declicious, because we didn’t want to risk spending more money on below average food. Too bad.

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coquizal
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Burger and steak were good. Food was fresh and good size. Ordered cauliflower crust pizza too which seems to have too much flour mix in it given the consistency of the crust. will prefer more cauliflower for crust and less flour. Delicious tho!

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JanaeG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was slow and unsatisfactory. I asked for two orange juices for my kids, the waiter only brought one. Waiter brought us coffee with no creamer as requested, but also no spoons, we requested spoons a second time and he forgot them again. I had to flag him down a third time to get the spoons. We ordered food for the table and my daughters pizza (which was the easiest to make) was not brought out with our order. It took 10 minutes to receive her pizza. I think he forgot to put her order in.

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VictorO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed outing - nice setup, great service and tasty food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food took longer than expected. Steak was over cooked and salad was forgotten.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delish food & drinks.

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SFtourist
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
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 on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBillD
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
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 on June 14, 2021
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
22 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!

OT
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
14 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
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent, but was disappointed in our meals

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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 4.3 stars by 1269 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.