Match

4.6
893 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
A nineteen-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.
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, wine, and service were phenomenal. The arugula salad was absolutely delicious as was the ravioli and the black bass. It also wasn’t too loud in there which meant we could actually hear each other from across the table!

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BN
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We have been going to match for 15 years. It used to be our favorite restaurant in the area but it seems to have slipped into the average category.

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GG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I got there a little early for my reservations and had to wait about 10 minutes but once I got my table, i was not rushed at all and the service was amazing. The singer they had at the moment was really good. Overall good experience

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BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

excellent food; friendly servers; the menu is varied and has vegetarian and vegan options

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

First off, we will go back. We had a very nice evening.

Loved the casual, yet elegant ambience and the quiet energy of the other diners.
the service was attentive but not intrusive.

The food was good, not great.
Partly because - believe it or not - the portions were too large.

The Steak Frites had so many French fries it was hard to see the steak. The plate would have more appealing with fewer fries, and steak and spinach more attractively presented.

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NB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I had the mixed green salad and the tai noodle small plate. Both amazing. We also shared a marguerita pizza for the table but were too full to eat it. My only negative was that we were at a high top next to the door, so it was pretty chilly. Next time I'll sit further in but that is a minor thing.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my wife. Everything was excellent!!

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MC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual!

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IS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening with an old friend. Attentive service. We really took our time to order & talked for a long time when we were finished & did not feel rushed at all.

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HR
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Ordered the tuna tartare app and bit into a VERY bad piece of the tuna- didn’t eat the rest of it- Sat at the bar and the bartenders weren’t the friendliest- food was much better years ago

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FF
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my sons birthday. He picked Match for dinner. We had never been there. What a wonderful surprise. The food was outstanding. Very flavorful and generous portions. The quality and presentation was great. The service was perfect. I was extremely impressed. Also the desserts were to die for. We will definitely come back.

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TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, awesome, superb!! Could have asked for a better evening out for our Girls night out! Will go back for sure!

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HL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed another fabulous dinner at Match. We have been a few times and love going there. Our waitress this time, Norma, really stood out- she was knowledgeable, friendly and she provided excellent service. We got the tuna tar tar (our favorite at Match), octopus appetizer (we have never had this before and we both loved it); my husband got the chicken soup for dinner and I got the scallop entree. Everything was fantastic. We will definitely be back!

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ! Seriously taken reservations.
Friendly attitude. Really liked the food and the wine. Would go again !

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LD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I sat at the bar. The bartender was very nice and accommodating. The atmosphere is great. I had the scallops and it was delicious. My husband had the lobster pasta and wasn’t knocked out - he said it was just ok. Overall it was a nice night.

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AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Match, and we were not disappointed.

The service was attentive and helpful, with good recommendations and constantly refilled water glasses.

The small plates were varied, delicious, and fairly generous. The bacon was recommended to us and lived up to the hype. We actually decided if we were to do it again, we would just get small plates and dessert.

The sausage pizza was perfectly good, but you can get better pizza at a pizzeria that is less expensive. We also had too much food, being encouraged to get a full order of the shortrib ragu with gnochi when a half would have sufficed (saving room for dessert). It was very rich and neither of us loved it.... while the gnochi were dense, not the fluffy pillows they often are elsewhere.

The atmosphere was upscale but not overly formal or pretentious, actually modern and slightly rustic with the exposed ceilings. Unfortunately, men at a neighboring table were constantly cursing.... that was a surprise, but we didn't say anything. Probably a one off issue.

The fresh baked cookie dessert with peanutbutter chocolate gelato and carmelized banana was fantastic. Such a great combination. I would only have liked there to be more banana, as the cookies were plentiful.

I would return, perhaps focusing on small plates and maybe with more than two people, for even more sharing. Definitely worth checking out!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was great.

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HD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Match is always wonderful. The food is well prepared and consistent. The wait staff tends to stay employed in this restaurant and is informed and eager to please. I have nothing negative to say about Match.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and experience

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!!! Match is my favorite restaurant in Fairfield county - I’ve been going to it consistently for over a decade and the food, service, ambiance, and overall experience continue to be incredible. The hardest part is choosing what to order because I love the menu and everything is soooo good.

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j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Trendy venue with a variety of interesting and tasty offerings. Cheerful service. Will be back.

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f
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great spot and great food. Server was pleasant and efficient. Great steak options. Will be coming back.

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JO
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Is very good and the food Nice. Everything is very good TK

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TC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cauliflower appetizer was amazing! I definitely recommend it and will get it again the next time I return.
My only comment about our great experience is the waiter said it was the chef’s recommendation that we put both our appetizers and entrees in at the same time -my friend and I were confused as 1, we definitely hadn’t decided on our entrees, and 2, we were the only people in the restaurant at the time. Having both worked in restaurants, we thought that was an odd request. Either way, we told our waiter we hadn’t decided yet and all seemed to be ok.

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DR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Wonderful food. Excellent and friendly service. One of my favorite restaurants in Connecticut. I highly recommend it.

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MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful dinner
You have to have the Carpetbagger oysters
All 3 meals were cooked to perfection.

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PE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorites. A bit pricey on the entres, but they are well prepared and tasty.

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AL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!! I never get disappointed!

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SE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a fantastic dining experience! Attentive waiters, and amazing food.

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A
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant for date night or with friends. The menu is varied and delicious- I haven’t had a dish yet that wasn’t mouth watering. The wait staff are attentive without being intrusive. It’s a happy place!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Awesome service.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We felt lights a bit bright overall justbring them down a bit more we asked and they said adjusted but we couldn’t tell. Great setting, really comfortable seats, food amazing, the Match burger delectable but would toast bun a bit came off a bit soggy. Wonderful night will be back!

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AL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I've been going to this restaurant for the last 3 years and food is tasty and consistan. Service staff is super friendly!

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L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We love the food, but it is a little loud and sometimes the waiters are distracted.... Overall, we love Match !

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Not happy with food -Fish was burned and Pizza was over cooked

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AM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service and Excellent food. My girlfriend and I sat at the front of house. Our Server provided us with great drink recommendations and said our order was excellent. Got the Carpetbaggers (unreal), Baked Clams, Salad, and Osso Bussco -(which was amazing). When we sat down my girlfriend went to the restroom and our Server quietly asked if we were celebrating anything (which we were) and I casually put in a dessert (chocolate souffle) before anything. I thought that was fast thinking and very thoughtful. We will most certainly be back.

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t
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Some of the food was great. Some of it was either undercooked (fois gras) or old (fish). Serving sizes were large. Steak was good. Osso bucco was good. Desserts were good. Drinks kind of pricey for Norwalk.

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r
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Went on a Friday night and it was certainly crowded. Tables are very close together so it's difficult not to hear everyone's conversation around you. Food was delicious and creative. Service staff seemed incredibly rushed and not welcoming.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food at Match is incredible. You can’t order a bad item off their menu!

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