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matchbox Bethesda, Bethesda, MD

matchbox Bethesda

4.1
4.1
178 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
We’re known for wood-fired pizzas, mini burgers, fresh salads and chef-inspired entrées, like pan-seared sea bass and oven-roasted filet mignon. It’s American bistro fare, crafted from high quality ingredients with a chef at the helm in every kitchen.

Matchbox draws in passersby with oversized windows lining the sidewalk and a front-row view of the blazing pizza oven. Once indoors, the vibe remains warm and residential, as though guests are being welcomed into the Matchbox home. The design achieves this effect through elements like draperies to soften some of the more industrial edges and add texture, open shelving and wine displays, light gray wood wainscotting, and hardwood flooring throughout to lend natural warmth. Hand-painted murals from local artists add further context to the neighborhood, and bring in a touch of personality as well.

Outdoor seating on patios along both Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street offer plentiful people-watching in warmer months.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizzeria, American, Breakfast
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (240) 465-0500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Felipe Munoz
  • Neighborhood
    Bethesda
  • Cross street
    Elm Street
  • Parking details
    Montgomery County public parking is behind the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 178 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Pizzeria

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Hot spot

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Lively

178 Reviews
  1. albNewtoNorthernVA

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Customized my Smash Burger using mozzarella and sauce drunken meatballs. Awesome ! Lets call it Big Al’s smash burger

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The place was just not very clean seemed dingy and unwelcoming.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time and the brunch was delicious!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great Mother’s Day brunch. Our server was wonderful and very attentive, and the food was delicious. 

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  5. EvanS

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good, it was a little noisy, and the ambiance was okay.

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  6. Euvites

    Washington DC

    61 reviews

    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Had lunch with a friend. Both of us ordered salads that were approx $24 each, which I think is high for lunch and for what we received. I ordered a glass of wine, priced at $17 or $18 (again, a bit high) for a 5oz pour, and our server asked if I wanted 8oz (priced at $24). I said just the 5oz pour, and that is what she brought. But when I got home (we were talking, so I didn’t pay close attention to the bill) I saw that I had been charged $24 for the 8oz glass. The place was not at all busy, so I don’t understand the reason for the error. Very disappointed.

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  7. CJac

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambiance, food, service! I would highly recommend it!

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  8. AliceH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server, Tequila was delightful! She made the experience for our table. She was informed about the menu, made excellent recommendations, and did everything to make us comfortable. We remember the very first Matchbox in the DMV. It has changed to have the look and feel of a chain. Not as exceptional as it was. However, staff has maintained a high level of hospitality.

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  9. Anonymous

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Well, the food was good when it arrived properly. One order almost totally mixed up, then the correction took forever. Service was spotty with long periods of disappearing staff. And then little to no acknowledgment of the order screw-up. All it takes is "I'm sorry..." Overly loud sound track which, when the place is less than half full, was not necessary.

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  10. Marcella

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Matchbox was able to modify our reservation from 4 people to 5 only 20 minutes before we were to arrive. We were seated in a roomy booth that could have comfortably sat 8 people. The waitstaff were patient in taking our orders and accommodating in providing us with separate bills. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Overall, a wonderful experience!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from matchbox Bethesda using the Order Online button. matchbox Bethesda also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 465-0500.

matchbox Bethesda is rated 4.1 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for matchbox Bethesda

7278 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Elm Street
  • Neighborhood
    Bethesda
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizzeria, American, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Montgomery County public parking is behind the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Felipe Munoz
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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