Matchbox - Merrifield
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.
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
cheese, margherita, pepperoni, chicken pesto
Chicken + Waffles
crispy chicken tenders, sausage gravy, maple syrup
pickles, toasted brioche, onion straws; + cheese 1 / 2 / 3
The restaurant was quite chilly inside considering we are in winter on the East Coast. The heater was blowing cold air instead of heat or warm air. It was uncomfortable dining under this situation.
Matchbox is always solid. It is a well-run restaurant chain, and the food and drink are solid. We had some delicious shrimp appetizers. It was great to be out and meet friends.
Love this place. Always good for brunch lunch or dinner.
Was given a booth that was near open kitchen. Wait staff seemed to stand around just next to table in kitchen area and talk. Was noisy with just kitchenI but even worse with staff chatting it up among themselves. Pork tenderloin with pasta dish had to be returned - pork was pounded so thin and cooked way too long - was brittle and dry. Dish was terrible. It’s been a long time since I’ve rated at Matchbox. Remembered it being much better. So sorry it’s lost what it had. I will not be eating there again.
Food was okay. Table of 2 adults and 10 kids next to us had kids running up and down the aisle screaming. So it was very annoying. No discipline from parents or a word from staff.
Last minute holiday errands
Food is overpriced
Busy, noisy, but convenient spot. Unfortunately, the chicken avo sandwich left a lot to be desired, especially at the price. Very good service and will likely return, but try something else.
Great flavor, well priced. Good service in a very cute area.
I have an allergy and the waitress did such a great job informing the kitchen. The kitchen even cleared everything and made sure to keep my meal separate. Food and price was great.
Delicious food and excellent service by Liz. We will definitely dine again soon! Thank you!
Went for weekend brunch. Most of our meal was very good. Chicken and waffles recommended. Kids pizza was tasty.
Music was much too loud for normal conversation. The waiter and guests shouted to be heard. Restaurant closes earlier than anticipated
Many uncleared dirty tables after diners left. Service too thin and lacked training, piled silverware on table and forgot salad order.
Great location and ambiance. The quality of the food was a tad low for the price.
The service was slow, food overcooked and we had miserable time. I have been a fan since they first opened in Chinatown 20 years ago.
Matchbox offers a varied menu with something good and fresh for all appetites. Service is great and everyone is pleasant ans professional.
One of my favorite places to eat in the Mosaic District.
Food and service were great. No complaints.
18 dollars for a Cobb salad alone is insane. Plus another $7 to add chicken??? No thank you!! Food wasn’t great either. Very poor service!
Service and Food was excellent!
Overpriced. $19 for six wings?? $6 for a lemonade?? Ridiculous. Will not be going back.
The food was delicious and our server was en pointe!
The miso salmon was superb ! However we were shocked when we got the bill showing the tempura shrimp appetizer was $18 !!! YIKES and we ordered two ! Which cost $38.00 . Service was a bit slow but overall we enjoyed our friends birthday celebration!
We’ve been to Matchbox a few times (pre-pandemic); always thought the food was great. Chose it for a rare dinner outing with friends. Soft drink machine was out of order (no carbonated beverages available). Server was *funny* but didn’t know when to stop with the jokes. Food was served lukewarm. Onion straws are nothing to write home about unless that letter is all about menu choice regrets. Food quality has definitely gone downhill since pandemic. While getting ready to leave, observed a dinner knife that had been dropped on the floor and was clearly noticeable in the middle of a walk area (definite “a$$-over-teakettle” fall waiting to happen if someone stepped on it the wrong way). Two different wait staff walked over it and a third stepped directly on it but did not stop to pick it up. Won’t be going back.
The food was good, but the service was slower than we hoped. Our appetizer came out and our regular order around the same time resulting in little time between courses.
Great food and service. Nice 80's music playing in background. TV's if interested in sports.
Very noisy due to sitting next to a large loud table. Diminished experience.
Champagne needs some work. Other than that food was delicious. It was during brunch time and we were seated and and forgotten about. A server came by accidentally just to ask us if we been helped… that was like a good 15-20 mins after we were seated.
Our waitress, who admitted when we sat down, that today was her, "first day back in two weeks" decided to leave and go home because of a family emergency-right after taking our drink orders-Hey things happen, but management apparently never assigned our table to another server, leaving us waiting with menu's for an hour. The place was busy, so I understand a there's going to be a delay and scramble to fill, but to forget about a table entirely and make us late for our movie and cause the 7 year old with us to have a meltdown because she was starving is a bit much....No manager came over to the table to apologize, even though we asked to see one. We have been to Matchbox several times over the years, to this location and the one downtown and never had a bad time....Restaurants are struggling right now- we will def give them another chance, but be fore-warned, if your server says it's her first day back, and you ask her how it's going and all you get is a shrug in return, order everything RIGHT AWAY......otherwise it's gonna be a while....
The food was great
We loved being outside and felt safe there.
Waitress was asked for Mayo and ketchup but didn’t bring until burger was 75% eaten.
Tuna poke bowl was disappointing because there wasn’t much there and it was expensive. I don’t mind paying for the tuna but give me some more veggies.
Awesome food and service!!
We frequent this Matchbox location often & have never been disappointed, until tonight that is. We ordered the chicken tortilla soup & pork belly lentil soup to start and both soups were room temperature. We didn’t say anything and just let it go. Then our main dishes came out. I got the chicken fettuccine Alfredo which I have had twice before and enjoyed in the past. Tonight the sauce was super watery and had zero taste. This time I let the waiter know and he took it back and I ordered a different dish. In addition to the food being subpar tonight, one staff member was obnoxiously loud. Her name was Asia or Haysia, and I know this because she loudly corrected another employee who got her name wrong. She was loud the entire time we were there and we couldn’t help but hear all her conversations. We were seated near the kitchen and that’s where we could hear her. I would also mention our server was fine but I would’ve expected a manager to at least stop by and acknowledge that the fact we had to send back a meal. I’ll definitely think twice before going back. There are so many other good restaurants in the area.
We actually were there on time and THEY did not have a table for us. They said they were short in staff and could not seat us. We left our name on the waiting list just in case. But we had two hungry kids and had to find another place who could sit us right away.
They texted us almost 40 min after our reservation time. What was the point of making a reservation and conforming it if they will not take us?
Very disappointed with their service.
Very friendly bar staff, ordered salads to go and they mistakenly brought them to us to eat at the bar, there wasn’t much in the container when I got at home to eat it so I was a little bit disappointed in the portion. But otherwise the ambience was great in the restaurant was not too noisy so having a conversation was easy
Delicious pizzas, quick and efficient service, quiet sitting area, reasonable distance between tables given the continuing pandemic
I know there are labor shortages so we are usually patient, but this was ridiculous. We had to ask for our server multiple times as he disappeared for long stretches and then came back and was temporarily overly attentive for 2-3 minutes only to disappear again. Also had order issues and didn't bring the check when we asked him to so had to ask someone else 10-15 minutes later.
Really enjoy this restaurant!! Our dinner party had the mini burgers, wings, ribs, jumbo shrimp, and a pizza. Food was perfectly cooked and our drinks were good too! The prices are a tad bit high, but the quality of food makes up for it!
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Matchbox - Merrifield is rated 4.2 stars by 1319 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.