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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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Hot Spot (12)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Fun (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Worth the Drive (7)
Casual (7)
Business Meals (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Romantic (6)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Just wanted to comment about Monday evening event. Overall was a little disappointed to be honest. I guess I was expecting more. I ended up sitting at the bar. I was on the earlier side. Was trying to take decision about what to eat and drink. The menu for the specials for Tropical theme seemed different but was hard for me to fully enjoy due to sensitivities to some foods and it's hard for those that have gluten allergies. I just felt too that the bar staff was selective and attentive to who they wanted to be to. I know it's who you know but waited awhile for drinks and to be tended to when I was sitting right there. It became busier during night but I left about 8pm. Here I thought too since there was special drink menu that there would have been better discounts or samples of drinks. Same with food or at least passed appetizers so people can get a feel. The other disappointment was the DJ. He stunk! I could have done a better job than that. Unless Rob Newberry showed up later this guy was boring. Many people commented on it. He had some scratch and static moments and it was loud at bar and then he walked away. Just was not feeling the vibe. The pizzas were good but between ordering a Match pie and a Fortina pie plus 2 wines was a bit costly. Over 50.00 At least with the wine the pour could have been a little more generous was not impressed. Just the overall customer service and the vibe was not a good one last night. Not sure was just expecting something different. I had been to Match awhile ago and was looking forward to this event. Was disappointed. Sorry but thanks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Was the best meal I have had in a restaurant in a long time. I had the ribeye and my date had the truffle fettuccine. We started with the chopped salad and finished with the chocolate chip cookies. Was perfect from beginning to end.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We have been there several times and once again they put out an outstanding meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Atmosphere was fun, good vibe. My scallops were a little over cooked, but other than that it was a fun date night. Good music And appetizers.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great Valentines Day meal.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We had a wonderful time on a double date at Match! Our only problem was we had a reservation and still had to wait over an hour for a table. We understand that problems like this happen; however, we were barely communicated to about why our wait was so long, or what issue the host was having seating us. The bar is nice; however, if you are looking for a quiet dinner spot, this is not the place. Once we were sat, the food and service was excellent. I never order dessert from restaurants, but the food was so good I did here. I would/do definitely recommend Match to my friends.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was awful

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Match is by far my favorite restaurant. The food is always hand crafted with pride by Chef Storch with the freshest ingredients. I will always recommend Match.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We were very pleased to have our reservation accommodated early, but displeased with our food being brought out with enormous breaks of time in between, especially when we'd asked to have it served all at once. The food was delicious though, and the atmosphere was very nice. Good drinks too!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2017

really lovely people - great host and bartender - they took good care of us.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2017

Four of us girlfriends had a great evening at Match. The food (salads and pizzas) was delicious. The staff was lots of fun and we certainly appreciated the Monday night half price wine bottle ! We will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Match is my go to place in SoNo with friends when we are celebrating a birthday or other special occasion. The food is always incredible and they seat you at or close to your reservation. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Outstanding night - service attentive, but not overbearing and the food was excellent.
We had a great time!

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

We have been to Match many times because of consistently good food and service. However last Friday my meal was a total disappointment. I ordered the osso bucco and it was tough and tasteless. Match is the only restaurant I go to Norwalk for. Not sure I will go back again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

A+ dining experience

Tags: Spicy, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Host greeted us with good humor. A bit rushed with the ordering from the waiter. Food was just amazing. the owner of 'MATCH' suggested that I should stop by and check his restaurant. As I am a regular customer of his other establishment(s). I will come back on an empty stomach to try most of the menu listing and desserts. bravo to the chef.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Cozy, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Organic, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Excellent food, drinks and overall experience. Our favorite spot in CT.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Our Christmas Eve tradition. Wonderful, as always. Thats why we keep coming back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

An all around favorite for 15+years. We introduced friends to Match who have recently moved to Norwalk and they loved it. There's a reason it has outlasted all the other restaurants in South Norwalk. It hits the mark on everything- -service, food, cocktails and ambience. The menu is consistently creative. Matt Storch is a terrific chef.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 17, 2016

We really enjoyed our dinner at Match. The food was delicious and our server was polite and attentive. Our favorites were the Osso Bucco main dish and the brussel sprouts appetizer. The only negative of the night was our table location. We were very close to the table beside us and right next to the food service area. I'd recommend getting a table closer to the front if you can. Overall great experience and highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Very noisy but fun crowd. Service was very good. Appetizer was excellent. Scallop main course was very disappointing and contained 3 or 4 bay scallops, pomegranate seeds and very raw cauliflower. Off night, perhaps?

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Love Match ! It is consistently very good ! It is our go to place , we're never disappointed .

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2016

First visit was great, from the cocktails to the starters to the entrees! Meatballs, osso bucco and chicken were standouts.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2016

the food is always fresh and innovative. This time one of our entrees realy missed the mark, our amazing server noticed that we were not eating one of the meals and whisked it away. We ordered a different meal and the first entree was deducted from the bill without our asking.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Always fabulous...
I ordered my favorite..Ceaser salad and a frai diavolo pizza.
Spell check needed.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2016

What a loverly night we had at Match. Service was perfect, food was excellent and the ambiance was terrific!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Casual, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2016

Phenomenal in every way - great service, food, and drink!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2016

Great look, food was ok, but my chicken was pink and actually bloody. The waiter took it and I ordered ravioli. When it arrived, my son was already finished with his meal. The owner never came over (there were only two other patrons, so he was just standing by the door, not busy) and they charged me for the ravioli. As we walked out, the owner looked up and said 'sorry about that' to which I responded 'you mean the raw chicken' and he said 'yeah, hope to see you again'. I wouldn't give Match another chance, solely based on that handling of the situation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Excellent attentive service and incredible food cooked to perfection!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Very average food. Nothing compelling, or especially interesting/delicious. Will try another place next time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2016

A little pricy for me but everything was excellent. Will likely go again.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Excellent food. Atmosphere great for weekend dinner with friends.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Outstanding Swordfish- roasted in the wood fired oven to a hard crispy shell around warm moist perfectly cook center. Such flavor and texture. I craved it when I woke up the next morning and will be going back this week for another round. In fact, maybe I'll go back tonight!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 25, 2016

We read the reviews and were NOT disappointed. The occasion was a business dinner and it was perfect. Great food choices (heavy on seafood which I loved) and very reasonably priced for quality of food. Two of us did the "Autumn Meal" which was 3 courses for $30. All three courses were amazing! Our colleague had the halibut and again it was AWESOME! The wine list isn't long but the selections are amazing both in terms of quality of wines and value. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Amazing food, lively atmosphere, fantastic service!
What more could you want?
This was my first visit to Match, but it certainly won't be my last!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

My family and I were looking forward to dinner at Match. Unfortunately, it turned out to be disappointing.
Both Halibut entrees were overcooked and flavorless. I expressed our displeasure to the initial server and and a second server who took over during the service. They said they were sorry but made no gesture to comp our meal or dessert. This should be standard protocol at any fine restaurant. Especially, when the check is $230.00
I wrote a note on the bill as well.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Match is our "go to" place to eat when we drive from NJ to Mass. Fantastic food with great surroundings. Never disappointed. Great menu with lots of options. Great cocktails and desserts. Stopping here for great food gives us what we need to carry on to our final destination.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Anniversay Dinner on a Sunday evening. It was steady but not busy which made the meal experience very nice. Waiter was very attentive but not obtrusive. Had the Osso Buco which was superb. Husband had the halibut which he said was great. For appetizers we had the figs and the baby brussels both were very nice. Out of the two appetizers the figs were my favorite.
Wonderful experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Excellent food! The burrata, pork shank, shrimp fra diavla pizza, tuna and calamari were all amazing. Excellent craft cocktails, as well. Even better, we had to move our reservation time and they very kindly accommodated us on a busy Saturday night and didn't rush us to sit another table.

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