Match

4.7
1143 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
A twenty-year veteran of South Norwalk’s dining scene, Match has earned its reputation as one of the state’s most consistent and award-winning restaurants with its global approach to New American cuisine led by chef/owner Matt Storch. Match has focused on retaining its loyal clientele as well as welcoming new guests by emphasizing high quality local ingredients, plate presentation and great service along with an award winning wine list. All of these elements come together in a radiant room that pulses with energy. Reservations recommended.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1143 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJamieT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Match is probably one of my favorite restaurants in Norwalk, a true OG. It’s great for a night out with friends or a date night. One of my favorite dishes is the Carpetbaggers! I always come back as often as I can.

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vipPampot
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best dinner in months! The halibut was superb!

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Matcher
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food at Match runs from good to very good and sometimes excellent. If restaurants were only rated on their food, Match would be a destination restaurant. Kudos to Chef Storch for maintaining these high standards for more than 20 years now.
It's the front of the house where things could be better. Service is often haphazard despite the good intentions of the waitstaff. Bussing of tables can lag along with water refills, etc. In short, the service does not match the price point, even if the food does meet the standard. It's not easy to revamp over night but they could start by being more generous with comping diners when services misses. If the wrong entree comes out, maybe don't charge the customer for another glass of wine but offer it on the house to make up for the wait on the entree? Take a page from the Union Square HG playbook and diners will be more inclined to return frequently.

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Andy
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great meal. We had the tuna tartare, burrata, calamari and garlic bread entrees. All amazing. Probably the best calamari we've ever had, and it's a popular choice for us. For entree we had the fish, which was amazing as always, in a coconut broth. My son had the steak which was a decent cut, properly cooked, but way over salted. I don't know why restaurants insist on doing this. My daughter had the gnocchi, and this was our one failure. It was so saturated with truffle oil it was almost inedible. Way too rich and overwhelming.
Oh and their house Manhattan and Whiskey Cocktail are fantastic. The only other quibble is that the busboys kept coming over to clear our plates before we were done. Felt a bit rushed and I hate having to tell them more than once we aren't done yet.
Overall, a fantastic restaurant that we wouldn't hesitate to return to. Seriously, the food is first rate.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner with my youngest son!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mothers Day dinner

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Bilz
Cancun
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

we went for mothers day brunch. food was solid but nothing outstanding. almost every dish had bacon in it which I thought was odd. I the service was more problematic as the waiter was mostly not to be found. also the bin where they grew napkins was visible behind our table and I could see the napkins flying in there during brunch.

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viptanae
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Mother’s Day. Food felt like it was made before we ordered in mass prep.

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Sailingonrooftops
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always outstanding. This restaurant has been one of our favorites for over 15 years. Their food is wonderful as is their service. Especially great are their fried oysters which they call "Carpetbaggers"... outstanding!

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AleksandraD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! The food was great, dessert fresh and super good. Our reservation was for 7 and we did not wait longer than a minted. Very nice place. Will come back.

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vipjandlnycfood
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great! The whole family loved it. Have lower for ambiance b/c we ate outside (by choice) and it was fine but food, service was great!

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vipKathleen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing when I come here. I made the reservation on a Thursday so that I could order the burger. Their cocktails are also amazing and Jaime made the best French 75s!

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Alan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A bit expensive, but never disappoints! Had some new items and some things I always get. The swordfish is the best anywhere. So good!

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KIDLEX
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was fabulous. Ambiance was great with each table separately set off with plexiglass. Owner graciously visited the table to talk about the food. Noise level was very acceptable. Service was less than stellar but not enough to complain about.

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DavidfromBoston
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have great food and great service. We go out of our way to stop when we pass through Connecticut.

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DeanM
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and offered plenty of options for a vegetarian. The server was attentive and pleasant and took great care of us. Love sitting at a table on the sidewalk, except for the occasional car (or motorcycle) that rolls by blasting its stereo.

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vipHaleyB
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I thought a had tried all the great restaurants in lower Fairfield county but the food here is outstanding, one of the best! They seemed a bit overwhelmed by how busy it was but handled it really well. I will say I made an 8:30 outdoor dining reservation and wasn’t seated until 8:55 but it was worth the wait (also we didn’t arrive until 8:40). Fun to sit outside and people watch and stay Covid safe(r).

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vipShannonS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt Storch always delivers. The food, drinks and service were outstanding. Loved the tuna cracker, scallops and Yes, Juan cocktail. So glad it is warm again and outside dining has returned.

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LaurenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

small portions and expensive. got an arugula salad and there was so much cheese on and under it I could barely eat it. the pizza cheese was just shredded mozzarella- nothing special

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AlfredJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome all round. Excellent medium casual dining experience. Pizza with some of the best of ever had. Crust beyond belief. Gnocchi was a treat. All in all highly recommend.

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LaurenW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow and chaotic for the level of business at the time. Took about 20 minutes for a waiter to greet us and take our drink orders. And another 15 to get the check once table was cleared. Food is we okay, not at the quality level one would have expected for pricing. This matched with the poor service, we probably won’t be back unless other spots are booked and we have a lot of time to waste.

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MaryS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Easter Sunday Brunch! It was delicious. We order 3 appetizers that all were amazing.
We ordered 3 main courses that were excellent and a wonderful dessert!

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vipXteen
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We felt safe- tables spaced out with plastic stands between tables. Everyone was wearing masks and the brunch was delicious. The carpetbagger ouster’s are just sooo good- perfection. My swordfish was good too although I had to send it back since it was raw in the center and my husbands lamb, which he loved. Had to go back because it was rare when he had ordered medium.
Our waiter was very nice and the Bellini was excellent also.

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Coco
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Had a reservation but we were sat at a bad table compared to the friends if the host. Took forever to get drinks. We were clearly not as important as the tables of friends

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vipJayP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great !

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JenniferB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I was a little disappointed in the service this time....during the beginning of the pandemic I would have understood but now that they know what to expect I would have hoped for a better experience. It seemed as if they were not prepared for the amount of reservations they accepted. We made ours two weeks in advance and arrived ten minutes early. We reserved the bar area but where placed in the back far away from the bar. The bar tender was our server and this made for a very tricky situation because he was very busy making drinks and couldn’t check in with us since we were not close to the bar. Food was great as always, but we would have liked to have had a less rushed experience. We were barely there for an hour, so no where near the 90 min to 2 hour limit so I’m unsure why it felt like we had to be rushed out.

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KristinR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an exceptional meal. Somehow Match has managed to deliver a consistent experience over the course of actual decades. Thank you!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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LisaS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and they were very accommodating since we asked to add another person to sit with us at the bar. The Margarita was one of the best I’ve ever had.

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vipANH1983
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Match never disappoints. And the staff is a delight. It's always a joy to have a night out there.

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vipTodd
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is as awesome as always. With plexiglass between all tables, it felt safe.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was super friendly and the food was amazing! Great for a date night!

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s1sct
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great hospitality by our table host, Peter. Of course, the food was amazing.

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MattScott
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's a reason Match has been a cornerstone of the SoNo dining scene - clever dishes , a fun staff, and a great vibe all combine to make for a phenomenal night.

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EmilyK
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience here after getting many recommendations for Match. The staff was wonderful and the food was fantastic. Can't wait to go back!

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ChristinaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Portions too small. Way overpriced for what you get. Not worth it. Wont be back.

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vipMichaelD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and place! Been coming here for years!

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vipJenniferH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to Match and it definitely lived up the hype! The only thing I would've liked was a cocktail menu because it's so difficult to talk and listen with masks on. A Valentine's Day cocktail would have been fun! Your wine list is amazing so that covers a lot!

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ColeB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Match offered us an extremely memorable experience! The staff was helpful and welcoming from the moment we walked in until we left. We sat at the bar and the bartender was extremely efficient and knowledgable! He insisted we try one of his margaritas and it was one of the best we've ever had. The food was absolutely phenomenal and the restaurant itself was beautiful. We can't wait to return!

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CraigJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've ever had. Perfect for valentines day.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Match using the Order Online button. Match also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Match also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 852-1088.

Match is rated 4.7 stars by 1143 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.