Match

4.6
963 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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great. I got the gnocchi and it was delicious. I also got the crab cake appetizer. The crab cake was served on a waffle, which i felt was too heavy for the delicate taste of the crab. I would've preferred it served over lettuce greens. But I'm not complaining! Food really was tasty

K
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Match!!!!
My favorite menu items are still available and delicious additions every time I return.

SP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant surprise to stumble upon this restaurant while en route home to Boston. The barn wood makes the restaurant cozy and romantic, as does the lighting. However, the food was the most memorable part of the visit. My husband first ordered the lobster roll but when it was delivered it was completely disappointing (overcooked, tough, tiny). The wait staff immediately heeded by husband's request to replace his meal and she did so without hesitation. We both thoroughly enjoyed the house made tagliatelle with brandy truffle cream. It was one of the most delicious meals I can remember. The small portion is more than enough for one person with an appetizer as it is quite rich and filled with shaved black truffles. Definitely worth the $$. We are looking forward to a return visit soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

You can tell a lot about a restaurant by their simple roasted chicken, and Match's is on point. Great cocktails and wine. Upscale but not without whimsy. Outdoor seating is romantic yet off center, I think the sidewalk is tilted or perhaps I was drunk. Staff is professional and genuine. A place I want to visit again to try more.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and even better service with our waiter, Peter. They had the door and sliders open into the restaurant and must’ve not been running the AC because it was hot in there!! Besides the heat and mild discomfort, everything else was excellent from top to bottom.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! The food is consistently good paired with a dedicated staff.

WS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The carpetbaggers are to die for! Easily top best 3 things I’ve ever eaten. Ambiance was great! Food was out in a timely manner.

MD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance at Match is superb.
Keep up the good work!

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has probably been 5 years since our last Match experience and we can’t believe we waited so long to go back. It has always been one of our favorite spots. My husband wanted to go for his birthday and it did not disappoint.
Love this place. The food is outstanding, esp the carpetbaggers. Great overall evening.

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

the food was OK, especially with that price. It was a bit pricey for what we had.

OT
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing choice! Would’ve never gone if it was not on open table. Celly was an amazing waitress, attentive and very nice. The food was outstanding! Just outstanding

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WoW! Simply amazing, mussels, arugula salad, truffle pasta!!

A
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

Match is at the top of their game on food!

However after asking our waiter and receiving his acknowledgment to have 2 checks for 2 couples, first put everything on one check, then took two more time consuming wrongly priced checks (all along with our input) to finally get us correct bills.

Also, Match owners: Please notice that even though you prefer to have your large front door open on a hot, muggy Summer evening - your clients choosing to sit inside your restaurant were uniformly perspiring & fanning themselves because your A/C couldn’t get the room below 80 degrees. It may have been cooler outside - too bad we didn’t know that when we thought we were choosing a pleasantly cool place to spend the evening.

S
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

I was disappointed with the food as it had always been pretty good, innovative and interesting. Also there has been some delicious cocktails. This time, the drink I has, a gimlet, was okay. No real complaints about that. But the dinner was so bad I couldn’t eat it. I had ordered tuna tartare. It arrived as 3 lumps of tuna plopped on a single cracker. The tuna had been mixed. With something greasy with more of the same drizzled on top. To me, anything tartare, needs to be the finest need or tuna without any embellishments except those you apply yourself. My husband had the baked clams each of which had a dollop of ketchup on top.
The service was amateurish, but friendly.
We won’t be returning to Match. I don’t know what happened there. It’s too bad.

AS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot!

MC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Loved the octopus. Too many potatoes in the gumbo.

B
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been going here for many years. Is consistently good. Creative menu and excellent service.

G
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t normally write reviews, but Match was a fantastic experience. Food and cocktails were both lights out. We (party of 6) shared a spread of small and large plates and enjoyed everything immensely. Our waiter was excellent and really pulled the meal together into an experience. Will be back!

KE
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing
Steak frites
Ravioli
Tuna
Cookie dessert
Margaritas

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Match is consistently one of the top restaurants in Fairfield County.

AN
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Fair food, good friendly service.

MC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We never leave Match disappointed! We got our usual dishes including the calamari, forest pizza, and pasta with truffles. We finished our meal with the cookies for dessert. We left full and happy!!

HP
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I worked there about 18 years ago and all of the good things are the same! The menu has always been fantastic and the place continues to be a great place to sit, eat enjoy your company. Great to see some of the staff from when may back when. Sorry to have missed Matt & Susan. We had a great meal and enjoyed one of the best restaurants in Fairfield county. Keep up the great work!

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

My date and I were seated by the open window and the weather was nice.
We enjoyed cocktails and wine. We shared the garlic bread and bistro fries. I had the NY strip which was excellent. The chocolate lava cake was absurd, I debated ordering a second!
Overall a pleasant experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Always a good meal and fine location at Match. Solid spot for dinner. Noticed recently that there is little rapport built by the servers nowadays and the food is almost 'thrown' in front of you. Shame.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent spot for a date. Recommend sitting inside the front windows for some additional ambiance and natural light. The wait staff was excellent, both good service and hilarious chatter. Highly recommend. I’ll be returning often.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 6-year wedding anniversary at Match this year. The restaurant held a window seat for us, the meal was terrific, and the staff were so attentive. We will come back as often as we are able.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Match is really great for every occasion. The food is well prepared and innovative.

C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic, and Match has a service team to match! Great energy and attention to detail!

L
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Consistently good food and service. Diverse menu to eat big or light.

MM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My food was delicious and I had food and V looking at every other table. I will definitely be back to try some new menu options.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I made a reservation for my family for Mother’s Day at 1:00pm. I originally made a res for 5 but had to change it last minute to 7. I called and spoke with, what I think his name was, Matt. He was very attentive on the phone, he came back after I was on hold for a minute and said they could do 7 but it might be a tight fit. I said not a problem I’ll take it, thank you for accommodating us. Come Mother’s Day, we arrived to a busy brunch hour but were seated immediately. The special menu was pretty large for Mother’s Day and was not limited to just brunch food. The drinks came very quickly as did the appetizers. I think everyone had the Caesar “table side style” salad to start and it was very good. The marinated tomatoes on the side were a nice touch and really brought a typically standard/bland salad, alive. The main courses were also very good. I personally had the Brunch pasta and really enjoyed it, my father had the burger without the bacon cheddar dip( his loss in my opinion) and my mother had the Bacon, Egg, potato and cheese ‘on a pizza’ which looked excellent. The atmosphere was really fun and lively. It looks like their color is purple, but there’s not too much of it throughout the place, besides the large booth and the privacy curtains up front for larger parties. We were there for almost 2 hours but we talked and laughed the whole time so it didn’t matter. It was a really nice day for my mom and all involved. Thank you Match for a successful Mother’s Day, I will be back soon.

LS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day Brunch was great and service was perfect as usual. Matt is a talented chef and restauranteur, but I didn’t know he could make breakfast too. “Storch’s Onions and Eggs” were insane.

NO
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was wonderful as always. This was my first time there for brunch. Really enjoyed it.

KB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Match is consistently the go-to SoNo restaurant, always great food and impeccable service. There are lots of good options in the area, however, Match is the best.

JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was superb. The menu options outstanding. Drink offerings trendy and nicely matched with food options. It was a lovely evening. Highly recommend.

DP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Memorable. Wonderful pasta with white truffles and loin of lamb with asparagus salad and asparagus tempura

k
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I bought Match gift cards at Costco so we decided to go Friday night. My husband had the Osso bucco and I had the lamb medallions and both were absolutely delicious! The spicy bacon and burrata appetizer was absolutely to die for also! I will definitely be getting more gift cards for a return visit to Match!

TB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had not been there in years co worker went and said how good it was so I decided to give it a try and I say it is truly one of the best run restaurants in Connecticut. Had a the wasabi tuna and had to order a second time it was so good. Carpetbagger oyster fantastic , don’t understand warm fried Oysters over ice so eat them fast.

Sat at the bar our server was very good and we were well taken care of. Drink prices are fair the crowd is great!!!

I highly recommend Match for a casual great night out.

TB

AW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The overall experience was very nice, but the preparation of the fois gras was a bit of a disappointment — rather mushy and not seared.

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