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About Match

A seventeen-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.

98 Washington St
Norwalk, CT 06854
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday, Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm

Lunch:
Wednesday - Friday 11:30am - 2ish

Cross Street:
So. Main St & Water St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 852-1088

Website:
http://www.matchsono.com/

Parking Details:
Parking lots are available all over the SoNo area.

Public Transit:
The SoNo train station (Metro North) is walking distance to Match.

Executive Chef:
Matt Storch

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Match Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food plenty of food great atmosphere

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food is consistently delicious and original. Service is professional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were sat down for dinner and the place seemed nice enough. It was late so we weren’t expecting much, but they sat us down anyways. Tried to order a burger but they “didn’t have the bun”. Tried to order a salad but they “didn’t have chicken”. Tried to order Pizza But they “didn’t have toppings”. It just seemed like they didn’t want us to eat there, and every item we tried to order they told us “we don’t have anymore”. I understand it was late, but if they didn’t have food why waste a half hour of our time having us sit down to tell us there was no food left? On top of all that, the server was extremely rude. I get that it was a late reservation, but that doesn’t mean that your guests deserve to be disrespected. Had high hopes for this restaurant, but we left without ordering anything at all. Every employee was rude and the cooks made it a point to scoff at us for coming in so late. Match shouldn’t have open reservations if they don’t have food past a certain time. It was not a fun experience. I wouldn’t recommend Match to my friends and I most certainly will not be returning.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Norma was our server and she was great! The food was very good and I loved the booth we were seated in!

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic food, outstanding service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Bartenders are Polite & Eficient, our Waiter “Peter” was Fantastic!!! The Food was Excelent!!! Will go back...

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food and service... like always!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful meal- excellent service, particularly from the bartender who came by the table to check a guest’s satisfaction with a special cocktail. Truly a gem.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

WE had never been there and selected it on the basis of proximity to the Norwalk concert hall. Imagine our surprise when everything exceeded our expectations! We recommended it to people who were outside and they went in. We’ll be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Loved sitting by the open window! Comfortable, attentive service, great food!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Outstanding food, terrific menu, very good service, decent value, great wines. I have eaten here ten or eleven times, and have never been disappointed - one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great location. Food is overal pretty good. Pizza is excellent.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was good, service wasn’t very good. Waiter was pretty much like here you go. Only thing I recall him saying all night was to put all the orders including apps at once since kitchen is busy.

If you are going for a meal it was a good meal, but it’s nice when you actually get service such as hello, here’s what I recommend, etc.
Then because there was 6 of us the tip is automatically included. I hate that I think it was 18%, my waiter was not good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My fiancé dined at match on the 10th anniversary, to the day, of our first meeting which was a blind date at Match. Not much has changed at Match, in a good way, and the waiter caught on the our special occasion and had a nice mix of letting us alone and being attentive and celebratory with us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food and drink!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Hands down the best food in Fairfield County.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always great food. Server Peter is great, if he makes a suggestion, take it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great meal. Great service. We were there a bit early on a Sat night so it was not busy.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was so delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A very good, all-round reliable restaurant. Love that it offers half portions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was A.Maz.Ing. Had the Cesar Every dish was flavorful, interesting and better than described. Margarita was delicious and service was attentive but not

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Matt Storch is amazing!! Such a talented chef!! We have been his fans for over 25 years!!! You will never be disappointed the food and ambiance are fantastic.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was outstanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Excellent food and service. Very nice place to dine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

My fiance and I went here for a dinner date and loved it! Nice atmosphere, great waitress, and awesome food! We ordered several small plates to share, but ending up ordering too much food. Although these small plates are much larger than traditional tapas, they were absolutely delicious! Will definitely be returning! :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Boise)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Match is an urban, upscale restaurant with a modern feel and menu layout. They serve a wide variety of poultry, meat, and seafood. It is located downtown and convenient parking is nearby and reasonably priced.

Close tables and an energetic crowd make for a noisy environment during peak hours. Our waiter Peter was extemely polite and helpful, making frequent trips to establish details and check on our dining experience. He was also very knowledgeable and helpful regarding my food allergy.

The veal ossu bucco was tangy and falling off the bone tender. Succulent, rich morsels without being over-spiced served on a bed of risotto. The swordfish filet was at least 4" square and expertly prepared, perfectly cooked and served with a slightly spicy tangy dry rub that was delightful from first bite to the last. The whole fingerling potatos were slightly dry and overdone. Drinks arrived in a timely fashion.

Three entrees, two apps, and eight cocktails came to $200 before gratuity. An excellent locale and will most certainly visit again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was excellent. Eggplant, tuna, salad and figs were all fantastic. Highly recommend match

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Favorite spot for a long time. Tuna tar tar, calamari, burger, pizza.... can't go wrong here and all unique.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We have never had a bad meal at Match. One of the best restaurants in Fairfield County

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This was a truly delicious , well prepared and conceived meal. Yes, a sommelier would help. Yes, the wait staff could have been a little more subtle in turning the tables but, the food was excellent! The staff was friendly if not completely helpful with the wine choice. The place is clean, nicely located and on a pleasant summer evening, a great spot for patio/ outdoor dining. The steak tartar is beautifully presented with a floating egg and a delicious sauce. The small plate selections are outstanding especially the Octopus. The pork shank is beautifully rendered and served with an unlikely compliment of green tomatoes, shishito peppers and peanuts.

Make it an evening ! You'll have a very pleasant meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Varied menu with lots of different choices to suite different tastes. The Tuna tartar and Duck was delicious. Chocolate chip cookies with Gelato and bananas is a must for dessert

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Its been awhile since i ve been to Match. But never fail Awesome as always in every aspect. Thanks for a great Birthday !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Sat outside on a summer evening after a movie at IMAX
Service was very attentive despite a full house.
Menu had something for everyone,
Spicy sausage pizzeria was excellent
PoppCorn was interesting starter
Good wine choices

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Always a treat. Never disappointing. The food and service are outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

menu was limited. service was nice except she delete our guest diner. 2 out of 3 diners arrive. i asked for her to bring mine with our guest. mine came back way over cooked. not edible.
gnocchi was hard. we will not be dining here again. too many great options in sono.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Delicious food with good service
Could enlarge menu a bit few more specials as well
Otherwise very comfortable experience

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Match is a wonderful little gem in SoNo. The food and service are always fantastic. Favorite dishes are the shrimp cocktail, carpet baggers and the ravioli. You can't leave without the fresh baked choc chip cookies.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We love Match for its burger, but decided to try a pizza during our most recent visit. We chose the fra diablo, and it was delicious! The crust was thin and crispy, and the pizza had the perfect amount of sauce and spice. We also had the margaritas, which were very tasty.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Always a great experience from beginning to end. Cookies for dessert are an absolute MUST!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Everything was great except the air conditioning wasn't working - uncomfortably hot!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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