Match Restaurant & Lounge

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
MATCH Restaurant & Lounge serves modern comfort food with unique cocktails & craft beers in stylish hotel digs.
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Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great fun modern vibe. Food generally tasty. In my group we liked the chicken and steaks. Ribs were tasty but dry. Good appetizers!

JT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our waitress Michelle was great! She was very attentive and nice! I ended up not eating any of my food, as it was on the menu as "homemade spaghetti and meatballs" and it was so spicy, that I couldn't eat it. It was horrible.

MK
Phoenix
140 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My friend and I were meeting friends who were staying downtown for a convention. Researched a few places for location, reviews along with a variety of food, not knowing what our friends would be in the mood for and Match was the winner. Our friend wanted to meet earlier so I made Saturday night, Open Table 6:30 dinner reservations. Upon arrival, not too busy, we were greeted and seated right away. The restaurant very open, decor trendy artsy and the music loud.

We ordered some cocktails which were excellent. Then dinner: The Chicken Thai Bowl, Bianca Pizza, Match Burger and the House Main Spaghetti and Meatballs. Our server was great in the beginning, even accommodated the change-up of the Spaghetti and meatballs, when told they were to spicy as in red pepper heat and opted for the hamburger instead. My pizza was good, the Chicken Thai bowl, OK nothing special, same with the burger. Our server went MIA though toward the end when we ordered a beer and waited and waited along with waiting for the bill. Music was a bit loud, overbearing conversation a bit. The Food was OK not a WOW, but the place is a convenient meeting place.

Atmosphere: decor trendy artsy and the music loud, Food: OK, Service: OK

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and excellent service
Love the place.. I definitely recommend it!!

JK
Tulsa
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

There are so many good restaurants in the Phoenix area, just being okay is not going to get a good review. The host area is in the middle of the restaurant and was unmanned when we arrived. It took several minutes for someone to notice us standing there. We explained we had a reservation and was seated quickly from there. The restaurant was not very busy and there seemed to be several employees just standing around. The service and the food was okay, but not outstanding. I received an email from Open Table while I was eating that I had not shown up for our reservation. Apparently, when they finally put someone on the host station the person who seated us didn't mark off that we had arrived. Very frustrating. My wife and I eat out at least a couple of times each week so we have experienced all sorts of customer service. This restaurant will be a one and done for us.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely service & food.
Food was not hot enough though.
The place was chilly but when mentioned it was quickly corrected.

R
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We stopped in for Sunday brunch. The buffet is excellent with a wide assortment of fresh items. They have a carving station and a fresh omelette and a chef. They also have very decadent desserts and fresh ground coffee.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Pretty typical hotel restaurant. A little bit of something for everyone. Nothings spectacular, but not horrible either. Pretty OK.

f
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was excellent also. The atmosphere was also quiet and enjoyable.

b
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

dry chicken and server not concerned and no offer to correct

JF
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! The service was great. Staff was attentive and interested in making sure we had a great evening. I will definitely go again!

NC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Server not familiar with wine list. When asked about smaller side salad, she said one could be prepared, yet the one delivered was the regular size on the menu. Main course - chicken dry and tasteless. Cornbread dry, no butter offered - decaffeinated coffee ordered over dessert - regular coffee served. Rather poor experience for such a hyped up restaurant. Will not be returning.

K
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very expensive for poor quality food. Deviled eggs were flavorless, Prime rib just average 30% fat, Au gratin potatoes were tasty but cold and my wife’s cherry cobbler had absolutely no crust.

DU
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was timely and it worked well for Christmas Day out of town - but it is hard to compete with Mom’s home cooking.

CM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We dined here in a group of five and none of us really enjoyed our entrees. Service was great though.

l
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dec 23 and Match was busy enough to be festive, but not packed enough to be annoying. Great place for us with friends after Lessons and Carols at nearby Trinity Cathedral. Food ranged from ok to GREAT! Server tried hard.

DT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our First visit.. my family will return. Very soon!

LH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was headed to a concert with friends and we stopped in for drinks and dinner beforehand. I’ve been to two pairings dinners plus the Willy Wonka dinner previously and I LOVE Match! The ambiance is great, it’s wonderful they support local artists, the food and beverages are awesome and always a unique experience, and even the bathrooms are cool!

DC
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I went in for prix fixe Thanksgiving Dinner. The hostess was pleasant upon arrival. I sat at the bar, as per my reservation. The restaurant was not busy and the bar was even less busy. No greeting from the bartenders and I waited a few minutes to be asked if I wanted a drink. Still no greeting, no "Happy Thanksgiving", no "Will you be dining tonight?" Got my drink...wrong garnish - easily resolved. Finally I was offered a menu. I asked to leave a couple of items off my order - not substitutions just, "No this, no that, please." The salad arrived almost immediately...as did my entree a couple minutes later. :( Nothing is being cooked to order and they still couldn't time an entree to come out after a salad was finished. Very annoying. The meal was delicious! The turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, bread, etc. everything was really, really good. I would recommend the place based solely on the food. But then back to service: no follow up, no 'How is everything?", no offer of desert or coffee, which was well enough because I had had enough of this nonsense. Asked for my check, tipped accordingly, and left.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was really lack luster. Cocktails were great. Good price

OT
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Thanksgiving Dinner. Food was good but dessert and wine were not included, making for incomplete meal at $29 and price doubled once wine and dessert were added. Pumpkin pie was $5 and very small thin slice. Overall not what I imagined for Thanksgiving.

AC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food service & atmosphere! We had the best Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant!

a
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first time and we enjoyed it Four people, four different dinners that everyone liked. Happy hour drinks and our deviled egg appetizer were perfect. Our server was friendly, attentive and got it all right. Loved the artwork and décor. Pretty close to the Phoenix Theater and will go there again when we are in the city.

CZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, the best part was our server! Very attentive, and always one step ahead!

BR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This hidden gem is a bright and inviting restaurant/bar. There is ample seating around a big open bar, that was open to the sunshine on the Sunday we visited through walled windows. There is a lovely patio that is dog friendly and not too big. The interior of the restaurant has spots for twosomes, larger groups and even a couple of high tops near the open kitchen where you can watch folks preparing the food.

The buffet is reasonably priced including 2 drinks if desired. There was a wide variety of food including salads, hot dishes like pasta and crab cakes, more conventional breakfast items like scrambled eggs, sausage/bacon and even a make from scratch omelet bar. There were crepes and waffles as well as a wide variety of breads, desserts, and even an awesome prime rib sliced to order for the hearty eater.

A single acoustic guitar singer was adding a lovely background set of songs through which you could easily carry on a conversation.

JS
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very unique and modern Decour and ambience. Overall I really like this place, however the prices were a little bit high for a happy hour or casual night out. The food was excellent, although all we had was appetizers, it was more than enough food for what we needed. The drinks were exceptional, although the prices were much higher than I could’ve gotten elsewhere. I would certainly like to come back again, just not on a regular basis.

C
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

There were 8 people in our party and the waiter didn’t get an appetizer correct, brought it out very late after we all finished our salads, finally brought it late, then, instead of asking if she was ready for her next course, he decided to determine when to bring it. Again she had to get up and ask where her next course was, while we all finished our entrees. Luckily we had time but we all should have been served at once. I don’t know if this was the fault of the kitchen or the waiter, but we were all annoyed.

S
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So enjoyed our time together! We spent 4 hours and didn’t realize it! Thanks for making my birthday so special!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Unfortunately, the food was cold and the server seemed to be having an off-night. Great menu and ambiance but the experience wasn’t great.

GC
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

why do they sit groups so close together? i mean they have the entire patio to space groups. can’t the server manqge to walk a few more steps to give diners more privacy?? that’s my only little bit of feedback. love the pizza salad beer and restaurant was super cool!!

TB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance and excellent service, but the menu was hit-or-miss. The buffalo cauliflower starter was outstanding. My New York strip was two thumbs and a large toe down. The strawberry BBQ pulled pork sandwich was good. The Cosmopolitan cocktail was quite tasty. We sat outdoors, but light rail line was about 50 feet away and a regular conversation interrupter -- something to keep in mind. The artwork throughout the hotel is a major plus, and I recommend budgeting an extra hour or so just to wander around and experience it. Only valet parking is available, but complimentary (sans tip) for 2 hours.

WB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Completely recommend the roasted chicken with cornbread, mashed potatoes and asparagus dinner! Avoid the banana cheesecake; it has a strange flavor, plus the crust tasted odd also, like it had refrig or freezer burn. Great service, though!

PM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Match. The food was delicious and the staff was friendly. We had a great window table. Everything we ordered was great, but I would highly recommend the German Chocolate Cake. It was amazing. We will definitely return soon.

m
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our first visit to Match. We both ordered the steak, and enjoyed it very much.

s
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the peach salad with salmon. The salmon was delicious! I will definitely come back.

S
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went in early for a quick pre-theater bite. Very professional server understood and made sure we had no delay. A couple of delicious and inexpensive starters later we were on our way. Can't wait to go back of dinner.

R
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a pleasant atmosphere with a nice and varied drink and food menu.

MM
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening great food great service great location will definitely go back

OT
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Hard to find way in but worth it. Broad food options.

n
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice restaurant.
Food was good.
Drinks were good.
Staff seemed a little pre-occupied with the LARGE group that came in just after us with a LARGE reserved table.
I think we were lucky to get reservations.
Will come back sometime.