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About Brickworks American Bistro + Pizza

Voted “Best Pizza in the Desert” 4 years running,
What makes a great pizza? It starts with a great oven! Ours is an authentic wood- fired masonry oven where the fire has burned constantly since the day we opened. Modern gas and electric ovens cannot produce the intense heat needed - over 700 degrees - to achieve the crispy, smoky crust that our oven provides. With dough made fresh daily in-house, our goal is to make the best pizza in the desert!
In the mood for something a little fancier? Our famous sliders, pan-seared atlantic salmon, 16 oz grilled Rib Eye steak or brickworks fish + chips? Our chef's dishes are simply and classically prepared! You’ll find our appetizers and entrees well seasoned & hearty, never bland. The challenge? Build an interesting restaurant in an expansive second floor space that includes outdoor seating in historic Downtown Palm Springs! The brickworks experience takes place in an engaging atmosphere designed & custom-built.

155 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00pm
Sunday- 4:00 pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour 4pm - 6:00pm everyday

Cross Street:
South Palm Canyon / Tahquitz Canyon

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 778-6000

Website:
http://www.matchboxpalmsprings.com/

Catering:
matchbox was designed to offer a number of different choices in planning your event. Toast your guests with a delicious infused martini on our outside patio or spread out in our spacious and inviting dining room with communal tables and booth seating! Want more privacy? Not only is balcony seating available, but we are also two semi-private rooms from which to choose!

Our menu is equally divided into two parts, the first features incomparable thin crust pizza. The second, our bistro menu, consists of a wide selection of chef-driven entrées.

Parking Details:
There are many parking facilities in and around matchbox, the closest being the parking lot behind matchbox but if this is full then there are many others you can choose from just a short walk away, these may charge a nominal fee due to not being public parking.

Public Transit:
There is one transit stop 50 yards from our building on the main strip of Palm Canyon Drive, in down town Palm Springs.

Executive Chef:
Ignacio Zayas

Private Party Facilities:
No matter what the occasion, matchbox is the perfect venue for your special gathering or celebration! Winner of the prestigious 2004 RAMMY Award for Best New Restaurant in Washington, DC, our second location in Downtown Palm Springs is an exciting restaurant with a decidedly hip and urban feel.

Private Party Contact:
Michael Estrada: (760) 778-6000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
From June 1st - the 10th Matchbox will be featuring our 3 course $24 per person Restaurant week menu. In addition to our restaurant week menu which can be viewed at www.palmspringsrestaurantweek.com we will also be offering our full pizza menu.

Matchbox was designed to offer a number of different choices in planning your event. Toast your guests with a delicious infused martini on our outside patio or spread out in our spacious and inviting dining room with communal tables and booth seating!

Brickworks American Bistro + Pizza Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
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People Watching (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Scenic View (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Romantic (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Cozy (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Unfortunately one couple's pizza was cold, another couple weren't impressed with their pizza, our pizza had a black crust in places so I wouldn't recommend any of the pizza's. My meatball and beet salad were delicious.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Nice setting on balcony overlooking the street. One hour from arrival to meal service. Server pleasant but harried altho restaurant not that busy. Very nice salad. Pizza over cooked and chicken option was bland.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Great atmosphere. Hooked into Happy Hour - drinks were great price. Good experience. Will return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We had dinner here to celebrate a birthday. We were able to get a table outside on the balcony and the view was wonderful. Food was quite good - we shared a salad and each ordered a pizza on the Happy Hour price. Nice selection of draft beers made for a memorable occasion.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We loved the setting, even though I was there with my sister. Had the pork chop and substituted the mashed cauliflower for the risotto-fabulous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great discovery! It's a comeback! We loved the Happy Hour, such a bargain! Get the fig pizza!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, People Watching, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Very pleasant reception given how busy they were. We were there on a Thursday evening (with an Open Table reservation), and Thursday evening is Palm Springs' street fair night. We'd asked for outside seating and they were able to accomodate us. Food was ok. Service was very good and friendly. My pizza (from a wood fired oven) was scorched on the bottom, but we were on a schedule so I ate it. I showed it to the waitress and she offered to get me another one- which was the right thing to do- but because of time constraints I declined. It's a great place to watch the street transform from work-a-day to carnival as the bloom of evening makes the mood magical.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Only problem was we got there & they didn't have our reservation! I don't understand why, as I had phoned to confirm it the day before. They did accommodate us nicely though.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2017

It was ok. Just one of those basic experiences that isn't bad, but isn't great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Awesome service and private balcony

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Great Restaurant definitely will be visiting here again the next time we are in Palm Springs.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Quality of pizza has changed since change of ownership in particular the pepperoni.
The waiter was awesome English accent

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 14, 2017

My first time there. Pleasantly surprised. Very good pizzas, creative and delicious salad & fabulous desert. A+

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Pizza and casual dishes reign at this bistro above Palm Canyon Blvd. Easy to find with a friendly staff and good thin crust pizzas. The burgers look good too.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Pizza bread was great.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 10, 2017

A long fire pit welcomes you into this place. We sat on the patio overlooking the beautiful mountains. We had the Ginormous Meatball and the Apple Pear salad with salmon. Both were delicious but the meatball is a must have!

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 5, 2017

The former Matchbox is still serving up very good pizza in a family friendly environment. Our reservation secured the two of us a comfortable booth. Our server was attentive and met expectations.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Tried to put our party of 4 in the bar even though we had reservations and there were 6-8 empty tables in the dining area. My wife had to walk into the dining area and show the host there were empty tables.
We ordered the calamari and found out the funky tasting sauce was the same sauce they use on the pizza. Since we had come for the brick oven pizza, this was very disappointing. We all gave up on that and had something else. All of the food we had was very average and unmemorable.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Definitely not nearly as good as it was when it was Matchbox. Our food was incredibly salty and it was borderline inedible. There was surely a mishap in the kitchen. If it wasn't busy and New Year's Eve and have other plans after dinner, we definitely would have sent it back. The one saving grace was that we had a fabulous server who was quite attentive. However, we won't be back.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2016

A good, relatively inexpensive choice for New Year's Eve. Very helpful and smiley staff, Shawn, an excellent waiter with just the right mix of sparkle, humour and efficiency -as well as solicitousness for our satisfaction - for the occasion. We hope he enjoyed the NY'sE event he was off to once having finished serving.
It poured with rain, which made the work of all the staff way more difficult: they coped with it with good humour and grace. Well done and Happy New Year to the entire team.

Tags: Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2016

I ordered salad which the description said mix greens but the salad came with romaine lettuce. I asked the server that they might have given me the wrong salad but he said no, it was the correct salad. I said the description on the menu is different from what was served. The server still insisted it was the right salad served....

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Waiter was dealing with a busy large party in the middle, which was clearly a pain. That said, we were ignored for 20-30 minutes at a time, had 2 mistakes in orders, and then were overcharged on two different things. Not the New Years dinner we were hoping for. Place is likely a 3-star safe spot on many days, but this was beyond 1-2 mistakes -- made the evening unpleasant feeling the staff just didn't care. Almost 2 hours for 2 pizzas and burgers -- no apps or after meal sweets.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Went for New Years and had the best waiter! The mussels and the Bloody Mary burger were great!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Beautiful private balcony, thank you!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Poor service. Kids were supposed to be able to make their own pizza, then they did not offer it. Food was below average

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Bad service
Good food
Sit outside

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2016

if only the food and service were as good as the firepits look. Great locale, but very average!

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2016

We went only one week after the Matchbox owners pulled out and a local group took over. We really hope they make it, but they need to hire more staff, address food quality issues, and professionalize service to really make a go of it. We will go again to try and see if it improves. Palm Springs needs a decent pizza place for grown ups. We wish the new owners well!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2016

We came here for pizza. The Q Special exceeded out expectations, crisp crust and loaded with the specified ingredients. Kurt was very helpful with recommendations for beers and he provided great service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 24, 2016

I was able to provide my rating because I've eaten at Brickworks American Bistro & Pizza many times in the past, back when it was called MatchBox Pizza. However, I can't rate THIS dining experience on Christmas Eve because it didn't happen.

I made my reservation using Open Table to get seating at Brickworks American Bistro on December 24th, for a party of 2, requesting a balcony table, and seating at 8:30 PM. I received a confirmation email and a text indicating that my reservation went through without a problem. My friend and I arrived at door at 8:25 PM ... just in time to see the janitorial staff vacuuming and cleaning the windows in the closed restaurant!

It turns out that on Christmas eve the Bistro had previously posted holiday hours that clearly showed they were set to close at 8:30 PM on December 24th. Unfortunately, Open Table's reservation system showed they were open until 10:00 PM on December 24th. So, rather than a great meal I got to chew on a rather irritating snafu caused by either Open Table for not verifying the Bistro's holiday hours or for Brickworks American Bistro for not confirming that their hours were correctly relayed to their reservations vendor (Open Table). Regardless of where the blame lies, it's one of those situations where someone should have been on the ball and confirmed, verified and then reconfirmed that both parties were on the same page, ESPECIALLY during the holiday season.

With all of that said, I must say that I was very impressed with their rep's response to my complaint. Rep. Michael was very apologetic, reimbursed me with a more than generous amount of Open Table Dining Points and assured me that they would be more diligent in the future so this wouldn't happen to another OT client. I believe him and felt that he was not only extremely professional but very sincere. I will definitely dine at Brickworks American Bistro again and will, of course, use Open Table to make my reservation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Just what we wanted casual atmosphere and good food pizza was food fired and very tasty - place was a bit empty but it was Christmas Eve so that was to be expected. Would go again

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 17, 2016

The service was the redeeming factor.
we had reservations for.over a month, greeted promptly, then attempted to be seated on the worst possible table. Next to the kitchen, bus station, main walkway. When inquired about a booth, was advised it was reserved for a party of 6 & we were a party of 4. I told them I had a reservation for a long time and didn't care for that table. Finally when a party of 2 left from a booth, I asked about that table. The manager came over and when I inquired, she pretty much patronizingly said, I'm trying to help you Sir. There were not a lot of tables but 2 larger parties, so our food took along time to come out.
Probably out last time.
Certainly didn't feel wlecome. SAD

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 12, 2016

Quality of food has been down graded with change in ownership. I'm in no hurry to go back.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Food wasn't as good as when it was Matchbox. We asked to be in a quiet area and were seated next to a table set up for 16 to 20 people. I asked when they were arriving and she didn't know. They started arriving 5 minutes after us. She then moved us to a 1/2 booth- table in between 2 busboy stations, where the people in the chairs would be in the aisle walkway. We moved outside, to a high top in the bar area, where things were much better. Our server, a young man with long hair, was very prompt and let us take our time. He kept checking on us, and it certainly wasn't his fault that the food wasn't the same.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Unfortunately this restaurant was better when it was Matchbox. They took away some of the best dishes like the Crispy Chicken Sammy.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 6, 2016

We were looking for the best burgers in Palm Springs and found them. Totally recommend the Bloody Mary Burger. Great find (beware that it is upstairs and does not have great signage)!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Love going to the Matchbox on Thursday night. There is a street fair just below and it's fun to look down on all the action. Finding parking is the only drawback, so leave a little extra time. The food, service, and value are top-notch. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Typical bistro type food. The menu did not have anything different from most other bistros. Salad, pizza, without any creative twists.

Tags: Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Matchbox is one of my favourite places to take guests. The staff is outstanding and so is the food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Great hamburger, pizzas were good, little to burnt crispy on the edges. Fries, blah. Weak cocktails, service meh, though not bad. I wouldn't go back.

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