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About Match Restaurant & Lounge

Match Restaurant & Lounge is downtown Phoenix’s go-to restaurant and bar & lounge. Through the magic of our wood-fired oven, the Culinary Director, Alex Stratta, and his team transform locally sourced ingredients into savory approachable dishes. Serving American cuisine with local sensibilities, and daily features you will always find something to surprise you. Handcrafted cocktails and a selection of local & international wines and local craft beer make every visit to MATCH a curated experience.

1100 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Lounge

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Portland Street and Central Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 875-8080

Website:
http://www.matchphx.com/

Parking Details:
Valet complimentary when dining in MATCH and street parking available. Limited self parking directly behind the hotel and street parking in surrounding neighborhood.

Public Transit:
Roosevelt Light Rail Stop

Executive Chef:
Matt Hobbs

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Call to hold your next group Happy Hour in MATCH lounge.

Match Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (12)
Creative Cuisine (9)
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Fun (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Romantic (8)
Business Meals (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Casual (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

This is the second time I have been to this restaurant. There was exactly one other party in the place and our food came to us cold. That is the same thing that happened the last time. No need to ever come back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Duck spring roll was incredible. Beautifully cooked European Sea Bass. An amazing value at $50pp including 3 courses, wine, before tip.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 5 days ago

Love the vibe of the Portland community downtown Phoenix. Excellent remodel and trendy new hotel with wonderful art collections. Great patio dining. Great place to talk and enjoy excellent wine and delish food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Outstanding from top to bottom.chef Alex stratta and Patrick Fegan are masters of their craft. Loved the braised short rib and garlic shrimp agnolotti... Service from Tora was superb!!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Seriously delicious. Everything was so good! The salad was crisp and lovely. The main dishes we had (salmon and the gnocchi) were perfection. And then the desserts (gelato and chocolate custard) were great. Service was awesome. Atmosphere was beautiful...very cool space with great decor. Chairs were super comfortable (an aspect often overlooked by restaurants). Loved it! Will definitely go again the next time I'm in Phoenix.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was awesome and affordably priced. I love the atmosphere of this place. This is great place to hang out with friends for drinks after work.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Our group of six loved the various entrees we ordered at Match. The food was delicious and the bar's outdoor patio ambience was enjoyed by the entire dining party.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

As always, everything was wonderful; such a gem in downtown Phoenix.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Outdoor seating and restaurant setting best part of experience. Hummus was amazing - but to be honest - the chicken wings and wine were a disappointment.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent service our waiter David was very helpful with things to do in the area.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Extremely pricey for what you get. They charged $10 for 2 duck spring rolls that were not very tasty at all. What a joke.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Exquisite service and recommendations... both to our 2- legged and 4-legged party.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Some of the dishes were good but the chicken was over cooked on one dish and the accompanying beans were hard and undercooked. Very disappointing. Did not have 2 different wines we ordered. A sure sign the distributer is not getting paid. Hope Mr. Stratta can pull this off. Match seems to be struggling.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

The place is nice. Food, cocktails and service is average. The reviews were really good, then I had bigger expectations. My experience was ok, but I wouldn't return.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Service was good and unobtrusive. 5 of us met for lunch and each of us ordered something different. Everyone liked their food and said that they would come back again. Parking can be a pain if you don't take advantage of the 2 hours of free valet parking.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We came here for our graduation party. I'm so glad we chose this restuarant. I made a reservation for 15 people. We were sat in the inital area to the left of the hotel as you walk in. It was a perfect space that allowed us to mingle and walk around. Our server, MacKenzie was so accomodating and on top of it with food and drinks. If you don't already know they have happy hour until 7pm even on a Saturday. Everyone was able to get their orders in for drinks. We shared many appretizers and also ordered entrees (but it was more if you wanted other foods). It was an incredible evening with amazing service and people.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Match is so unappreciated and underrated in Phoenix

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Fun, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Walking up we noticed only 3 tables were filled for a Saturday night 7pm reservation. Always a bad sign but we forged on in.

Ordered a few appetizers... duck spring rolls which come as 2 ( we had 4 adults in party ) and they said no problem they’d cut them in the back and serve them as 4. Well that didn’t happen. Also ordered the eggplant dip which came with flatbread. Should note on menu served with 3 quarter slices of flatbread. We had to order 2 additional orders which they were kind enough to ding us $2/piece for. No big deal they need to make money but at least provide enough bread the first time. Never mind waiting for them to make it took 5-10 minutes. (Reminder they only had 3 tables going in the whole place)

The open kitchen concept was nice but the downside of this for Match is that I could see the head chef more concerned about his Facebook account than the food coming out. Thankgod he wasn’t also touching the food but still creeped me out that this is acceptable. Also a problem for our waitress when she’d sneak back there... yes we could see you too!

As we anticipated our entrees coming out we asked for a wine list. The waitress dropped it off then got our mains and delivered them and disappeared. (More Facebook?!?!)

After getting our waitresses attention and begging to deliver the wine ASAP it came just in time to wash down my last bite. WTF???

Moving onto to feedback about our mains I could not help but laugh when I saw the size of the portions. I ordered the short rib. It was approximately 3in X 1in in size with 6 gnocchi’s floating around in the bowl. Another person in our party ordered their chicken. That looked like a wing they served it was so tiny.

Overall this was one of my worst dining experiences this year in the valley and we eat out twice a week.

We almost considered walking across to FEZ after we finished because EVERYONE was still hungry.

Do yourself a favor and after you read this chose a different restaurant.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The restaurant was nearly empty and yet the service was unfocused and inattentive. Items came slow or not at all. The food was bland and not worthy of a return visit.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Delicious! We will come back next Thanksgiving for the 3 course prix fixe menu!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always have a great dining experience at match

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Service was great.
Food was delicious
Recommend the Pork Belly and the Burger
And save room for Tiramisu!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I was very excited to try out this restaurant with my best girlfriends. We get together for brunch once or twice a month. We were very unhappy with the food. It took a very long time and when it arrived, food was cold. 3 of us ordered the same thing. I had way too many radishes on my arugula side salad and nothing else. The other two plates came out with solely the arugula, no flavor just dry and a bit of cracked pepper. I do not plan to come here again for brunch. Our server was quiet but attentive.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I’ve given this place multiple tries. Great atmosphere, pretty good food, but the service is just not up to par. This recent time the kitchen was very backed up. After 35 mins without appetizers, stopped the waitress and she says the kitchen is backed up. Did not think to stop and tell us before we asked. Just not good. And worse service every time.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We just loved it. Every thing about was wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Nice waitress but our appetizer orders were somehow overlooked . They gave them to us gratis but we were trying to make a show at the Phoenix theater. We like this restaurant primarily for location to the theater. The food is good but not spectacular.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2017

My first time to Match but definitely not my last ! We took a girlfriend there for her birthday and enjoyed a super fun evening. Our waitress was on top of things and the food presentation was lovely. It's a bit of a drive but a cool area on the outskirts of downtown !!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 16, 2017

What a hidden jewel!!! We sat outside in the beautiful weather and the service was excellent.

Beer selection was great. Locally sourced menu items were well rounded and those we selected were delish. Risotto with oven roasted veggies...YES. Kale salad with oven roasted chicken...YES. Passion fruit & coconut Tarte...heaven.

Going back again soon with a bigger crowd!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We went to Match on the night of the Bruno Mars concert. Although we enjoyed the food, our dining experience was marred by extremely slow service, likely caused by understaffing. Our server, Allie was pleasant & tried to be accomodating but she was obviously covering too many tables. It took a full 30 minutes before before I ever had a drink set down before me, and at one point, at least 20 minutes went by with no contact with any staff checking on us or even noticing that we still did not have our salads, etc. Quite frankly we were getting annoyed and about to walk out. Finally our entrees appeared. My wife loved the short rib however my garlic shrimp, while tasty, was actually cold. When our entrees were served, we had to mention that we never got our salads. Overall we did like the ambiance of the restaurant, and the food was generally very good with the exception of my cold entree and extremely slow service. It's possible we will give Match another chance on a night when we have more than two hours to linger, but given the sheer volume of new restaurants in the Valley we will most likely look elsewhere.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

food was late, and was room temperature. We sent it back, they nuked it, but never tasted the same. No manager or staff ever asked us how the food was or how our dinner was.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Extremely noisy, very slow service, had hummus, salad and seafood, took an hour for entree to arrive

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very different men options, but good.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We tried Match after the opera, due to the proximity of it. We arrived early for our reservation to have a drink at the bar. The place was pretty empty when we arrived. The bartender, Kyle, was very pleasant and friendly. He informed us of Happy Hour and we had a drink and appetizers. The food was good, but not great. The drinks were good, but overpriced. When seated for dinner it was still relatively empty. Our server, James, greeted us and explained the menu. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We chose our dishes very quickly, due to the fact that we perused the menu in the bar, and James stated they were favorites. The burger was good quality, but pretty small for the price. The short ribs were awesome, but again relatively small portion for the price. Tiramisu was fantastic and a very large portion, even for two!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

From beginning to end, we had an all-around excellent experience. The staff was fabulous, the drinks were perfect, and the food was delightful. We completely enjoyed our brunch at MATCH: Restaurant & Cocktails!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great hotel restaurant. Really enjoyed the cocktails and the service was terrific. Cool
Outdoor seating.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent food. Great service! We loved everything.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fun, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was good. Wine list nice. I always like to see some representation of Arizona vineyards. Service was fine.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

What a great find this place was! The ambiance, service, food quality and value were all superb. We will return soon.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We loved their Sunday supper. Food was delicious and we had a very pleasant and knowledgeable server

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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