Matchbox - Penn Quarter
We loveeeee going to Matchbox, we’re from Richmond Virginia and our Matchbox location closed unfortunately. I will note it took our server a longer time to greet us than I would’ve liked and the host/manager on duty ended up taking our food and drink order. BUT the food was great as always, this place has some of the best pizza!
First time visiting the matchbox penn quarter and I loved the experience. The ambiance, food, and service were excellent. I certainly will frequent this location.
Food was good definitely was busy I wish they kept the temperature cooler and had more air circulation. They must be short on staff which is OK after we had our dinner server gave us a check did not ask if we were done or if we want to desert so probably just need to retrain staff
But it is in a good location
I had the Spicy Tuna Poke bowl and it was delicious. Definitely spicy so be prepared - but so good.
Opted for an outdoor table as inside was a full. Hostess was nice and let us know that outside service could be delayed due to staffing shortages, but service was great. All good and drinks came out pretty quick and with no issues. The manager jumped in and was helping with tables and service which kept things running smoothly. Will def visit again
It is very small inside. We stopped in for lunch yesterday but it was so so hot in there that we just got an appetizer and left.
I miss the original Matchbox!
Had a great experience as always at Matchbox!
Food was overpriced, over salted and cold. Crab bisque came out luke warm. Medium rare steak was tan all the way through. Salad came out after the entree, it was also warm. Would not recommend.
Over priced dessert! $17 for this! Meals were on point but this dessert for takeout ruined the experience!
What are they thinking?
Service was very slow. Dirty dishes at the bar and at tables were never cleared while we were dining. Pizza arrived lukewarm, but didn't want to send back because of the wait.
Worst service I ever rcvd in dc in over 10 years at Sunday brunch. Server took or order, someone else delivered the food. Server never once came back to table to ask how we were doong. After waiting once we were finished, had to finally call him over for the check. Shrimp app was great. Chicken was dry, waffles ok, sausage gravy was so small in a condiment ramekin that it was a joke, eggs were tasty and partner loves the breakfast potatoes. Crab cakes were good, but fishy. I wouldn’t go back to this location.
Great food, but I think the bartender and the manager were the only ones working the front of the house. The Bartender and the Manager worked their buts off and we're very nice but overwhelmed.
Good food and service but compared to years past the menu was quite limited.
Great food and service.
Matchbox has good food, good service and good value. I love the tuna poke bowl as well as the burgers, crispy chicken and several other things. Also very good Arnold Palmers!
Great meal with great service. The ambiance was good but the light level was way too low.
Just ok. Food good but service was slow and spotty
Very good, really enjoyed, would definitely come back
Great food and service. Parking not so easy, (but that's DC).
The food is excellent and the service is even better. If you're unsure of what to order, you can't go wrong with a pizza.
Delicious and satisfying burger and fries.
Great Pizza and Sandwiches, it was not busy, but that may be because of Covid restrictions.
We had a nice meal. I would recommend to a friend.
The staff is always so friendly and helpful at Matchbox and our young server was no exception. They seemed a bit understaffed so she was very busy! The only downsides were that I chose the table near the door, forgetting that last night I chose that spot, it was summertime and this time, it was pretty cold out so it was freezing whenever people went in and out, but that was my fault! The place was lively, so was pretty loud at the tables by the bar area - and it was St. Patrick's Day after all. But that's good - at least things are opening up again in DC and we were safe with the tables very far apart and ventilation is great!
It was my first time to eat at Matchbox and it was great! My friend and I had a wonderful experience. The weather was really good so we chose the outdoor seating. The food tastes really great and we enjoyed people watching at the patio too. The level of noise is just right. The only thing that I can complain of is that because we are outside, maybe the waiter cannot see us right away and it takes some time for us to get attended to and we have to wait for someone to go out first. But over all, we loved it!
Good was great, limited brunch menu though! Crab soup wasn't all that!
Good time with friends
Matchbox servers and staff were EXCELLENT - our server (female) was great, very attentive and checked on us numerous times. The only issues I had (but did not complain about) were that the music was really loud (the place was empty, but conversation was difficult due to having to yell over the music), and the air conditioning was cold - but I can understand that since we were inside (due to the rainstorm) - and adequate ventilation is essential with the pandemic.
Took myself out to brunch on election day. Peaceful, good food and drinks.
The menu seemed limited and they didn’t have a stocked bar. Kind of disappointed.
Great food in a convenient location. Love the 3-6-9 burgers! I will be back for sure.
Our overall experience was great. Our waitress Damiana was wonderful and took very good care of us. Our food was ok, but not great. The fries that came with the steak frites were a little undercooked and my friend’s brussels and quinoa bowl had very little brussels and quinoa and way too much onion. However, our cocktails and dessert were great!
The food was wonderful. The service was okay. Could have been a bit better. But all in all a good experience
Love trying a new cuisine
I was surprised by how poor the service was this time as they’re usually great. Maybe it was an off night?
Lunch. Obviously not fully staffed. Took a while to get our food but it was hot and fresh
The restaurant was severely understaffed. We were never served. We didn’t even get drinks after 50 minutes, decided to patronize another establishment.
Good food! The waiter messed up my order and brought the wrong items, but once it was corrected it was a good meal. Good service, nice outdoor seating. Worth it for good food at a good price with hearty portions.
Matchbox - Penn Quarter does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Matchbox - Penn Quarter is rated 4.2 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.