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About Matchbox - Merrifield
Enjoy an evening out with co-workers or family at Matchbox in Merrifield. Opened by three friends, this inviting spot has a casual, contemporary setting with exposed brick walls and warm lighting. Matchbox features appetizers like mini burgers that are a favorite of many patrons, huge meatballs topped with pepperoni sauce and creamy crab soup. Tasty seared sea scallops, spicy Cajun tuna or a half of chicken with grilled asparagus makes a fulfilling entrée. Pizza made with various toppings cooked in a wood-fired oven, hearty sandwiches and dainty desserts are also on the menu.
Matchbox hosts private events for business luncheons, receptions, parties and more. It has a full bar that serves specialty cocktails like the bourbon crisp and southern charmer. This eatery has a comfortable outdoor patio and happy hour Monday through Friday. Reservations are welcome and take-out service is provided for guests.
Merrifield, VA 22116
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10:30pm, Friday: 11am - 11:30pm, Saturday: 10am - 11:30pm Sunday: 10am - 10:30pm
Strawberry Lane & District Avenue
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room
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Matchbox - Merrifield Ratings and Reviews
Our first visit to this location. Food was wonderful & restaurant was nicely laid outwith a young professional hip vibe. At the peak of the lunchtime crowd the noise level made it difficult to carry on a conversation with the person seated across the table from you. Did notice a back room nearer the restrooms where it would be quieter.
Happy to be back there with a great meal experience. I have eaten there a number of times and last time was a bit of a falter, but this time more than made up for the issue. We were able to sit at a quite table and have a substantive meal and business discussion with excellent service.
Had not been here for dinner & was a bit concerned with other reviews that described long wait times, even with Open Table reservations. It was a non-issue! We got there a couple of minutes early & saw numerous walk ups waiting for tables. The hostesses were friendly & helpful & seated us right away in a nice booth. Our server was quick to greet us & provided terrific service throughout the meal. We each had a martini, which was well made. Food was casual & tasty - meatball sandwich, chicken sandwich & half chicken dinner. The three of us in our party were very happy with our meals and with the whole experience. We will be back!
Super fast and friendly service. On a busy Sat night I was expecting a wait even with a reservation, but we got right in, ordered and had our food before I could even think about it. All our servers were great, checking on us frequently. Short ribs and baby backs came out just right and the corn bread topped it off. Great experience all around.
First time here and sat at table top near bar. Very good service. Happy hour included discount drinks, appetizers and small pizzas. Server was knowledgeable on all items and attentive to my needs. Chesapeake wings were good but could use more seasoning. Crispy Calamari was good. They offer several small pizzas and you are able to split toppings to try 2. The mushroom white pizza with caramelized onions was fantastic!
The matchbox-Merrifield kitchen was definitely having an off nite. They just could NOT cook a medium burger. Three tries (yes three!) were needed to see if they could provide a burger that was more than near raw. The management was concerned, too. Thanks for the great care.
Had a great lunch there with my friend. Delicious salad and the fig prosciutto pizza is amazing. David gave us excellent service. He even switched my wine for me when I didn't enjoy the taste of the draft Chardonnay. I tasted the draft tempranillo, which was also not good, but my friend liked it. They brought me out another Chardonnay and it was equally sub-par but I drank it. I would go back and just be more careful about my wine choice - great place though :)
We had a group of 8 for my husband's birthday. I know large groups are harder, but we were trying to be accommodating. Our server seemed to be struggling to hear us, and we were definitely struggling to hear him which led to lots of misunderstandings and about 4 attempts at getting the check correct. Overall, we were just left with the impression that he was not at his best that night.
I ordered a salmon salad and 90% of the salad was greens. I literally was looking for cherry tomatoes and asparagus in that bush. Salmon was ok nothing unusual. Homemade is so much better. Dissaponted. The only thing is ok in that restaurant is chicken pesto pizza and maybe it's because it swims in olive oil?! Overall: 😏
Food was ok...expensive for the amount of salad ordered. Waiter very inattentive and not quick to respond..literally slid two glasses onyo the table with a bang. Very loud...asked for a quiet booth and were shown to a table right on the aisle and next to another small table..having been there before I knew there were other booths available...esp. since I reserved on Open Table and specified a quiet booth
This place is loud! Our food was excellent and everything that passed us looked good too. The service was very friendly and efficient. However, if you are there during peak times, which is often, you can barely hear yourself think. We were seated near the kitchen, which is quite open and heard constant clanking of dishes and all the other natural kitchen noise. There are about a billion staff which made service good but sense of constant activity next to you. However, I'm not sure sitting in the back was worse than being out front which was fillled with equally loud crowd noise. It made for an atmosphere that was not conducive to having any type of normal conversation.
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