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Matchbox - Pentagon City, Arlington, VA

Matchbox - Pentagon City

4.2
4.2
844 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bubbling, thin crust pizzas, mini burgers, crisp salads, and craft cocktails...four great reasons to visit matchbox today. We’re the neighborhood gathering place for fun, upscale casual dining, with local, award-winning beers, broad spectrum wines, and handcrafted signature cocktails you won’t find anywhere else. The jewel of Fashion Centre, our 12,000 square-foot refuge offers fuel for shopping, including a breezy terrace that overlooks the bustling streets of Pentagon City. Spanning two levels, with a mezzanine that accommodates up to 150 guests, there’s plenty of space for intimate dinners, large parties and get-togethers. Have a seat at the airy 8-seat pizza bar where bubbling, thin-crust pizzas make their debut, or wave to the people below from a private booth in the sky. It’s hard to ignore the industrial glass and steel elevator, or feel the warm, primal fires from two wood-burning ovens.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Pizzeria, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 340-3884

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kwame Asare

  • Catering

    We're the place to meet, laugh and enjoy great food with great company. From anniversaries to baby showers to corporate events to weddings, we have semi-private and private spaces to accommodate it all! Located in the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, directly at the Metro station, the mezzanine accommodates all parties up to 150 guests. To start planning, please contact our private events team at events@matchbox369.com or 855-651-0369.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you’re celebrating a personal milestone or planning a business meeting, matchbox has the perfect private space for your next lunch, dinner or cocktail reception.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 639-0703

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Weekend Brunch Bundle

    $35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Brunch is always a good idea, and our Brunch Bundle is an even better idea. Pair a starter with one of our brunch faves for just $35. Want to kick things up a notch? Make it a Boozy Bundle with more-mosas and more-marys for $22. Refresh your mimosa or bloody mary for just $1! Available Saturdays + Sundays until 3 pm.

Offers

  • Social Hour Food + Drink Specials

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM,Fri - Sat - 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Sip sip hooray! Enjoy a special social hour menu every Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 pm in the bar. Gather around and let's get social over sips + bites.
  • Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM,Mon - Wed - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM,Thu - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Tuesdays are now the best day ever at matchbox! Kids 10 and under get a free 10" cheese pizza with the purchase of any adult entree when you dine in for lunch or dinner on Tuesdays. What a great way to enjoy a meal with your family! Limitations: Dine in only. One free kids' pizza per adult entree, 14" pizzas, burgers, or protein salads. There is a charge for additional pizza toppings.

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What 844 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Kid Friendly

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The server was EXCELLENT! The appetizers were great. The pizza...jo so much. They burned it twice.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Hosts were crap, but everything else was good.
  3. EJ

    EricJ

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    A great place to get to get together with a friend from out of town. Staff had no problem when his arrival was delayed. Always tasty choices!
  4. J

    Jeff

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience. Food was great, our server was very attentive.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fish and Chips was two tiny pieces for lunch portion ~ disappointing. Salmon Miso was delicious -
  6. c

    charlesf

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Nice out door dining on the second floor over looking the street. Our server seemed a bit new at the job. All in all it wasn’t bad for a quick meal in. Pentagon City
  7. C

    Caltag

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Miso Salmon was much better than expected, perfectly cooked and seasoned. Burger was fine. Great place to eat if at the Pentagon City Mall.
  8. M

    Martika

    Atlanta

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We started off with the tuna tartar tacos. They were very good. Tuna was fresh and the taco shells were nice and crispy. I had a lemon drop martini and this was very nicely prepared. The pizza we had was good. The crust was nice and thin and the sauce had a nice spice to it. The wait staff was ok. Not very friendly and they didn’t even come back to fill water glasses or if we needed anything else. Over experience was ok.
  9. CF

    ChrisF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Service is always excellent, the food is ok but has been better in the past.
  10. J

    Jenelle

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and our entrees were delicious! Will be returning!
  11. SP

    StevenP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We almost cancelled our reservation and went somewhere else, when we saw all the negative reviews for this Matchbox location. Now that we ate there, we are so glad that we tried it. Everyone from the host, to our waiter, to all the other employees we encountered were super-friendly and service oriented. The table on the patio they sat us at was incredible, and the food was delicious. I don't know why there are negative reviews for this restaurant, because the service, location, and food were all wonderful, at least on Friday night, August 19th, 2022.
  12. J

    Josh

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    I've always loved Matchbox but I've been to this location twice and both visits were awful
  13. MA

    MichaelA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Our entrees were okay, but nothing special. I will say that the spinach and artichoke dip is amazing, but each time we go they serve it in smaller and smaller portions. We have been to other locations of Matchbox and the menu had more on it (at the time). Not sure I would recommend the restaurant to friends or family.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Service was good but slow
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    I much prefer the Cathedral Commons location.
  16. S

    Sierra

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Very small portion sizes for the price. Service was very slow. Seemed like the waiter forgot our table.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Celebrating my son’s 24th birthday and this was his first time at Matchbox. He was very pleased with his food selection and he would definitely return with his friends.
  18. JS

    JaneS

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Slow service, dinners delivered about 5 minutes apart, margarita pizza ok, bbq salmon salad was almost inedible.
  19. S

    Scott

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Loved the spaciousness of this location. Food was consistent with DC locations I've eaten at. Just a suggestion...add some more tomatoes, corn, and cucumbers to the Barbecue Salmon Salad at all locations. Very skimpy.
  20. DS

    DrewStu

    Houston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food. Made me a Chix Sandwich that was excellent. Only complaint is more fries on the plate. A little skimpy with fries.
  21. w

    willie

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Service was not good and food is overpriced
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service could have been better.
  23. JQ

    JQFU

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We received excellent service here
  24. CE

    CautiousEater

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The outdoor balcony view was a pleasant surprise that made the meal more enjoyable compared to the inside.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Both me & my guest orders were wrong even after being read back to us. We Literally watched the kitchen staff laugh & play around. Manager didn’t seem to care as I had to approach him about the issue. Our waiter was very apologetic told her it wasn’t her fault and yes I did still tip. Just a off night but was really looking forward to a good experience.
  26. S

    Saladlover

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matchbox is a dependable restaurant- plenty of choices, consistently good food, not crazy expensive. Matchbox never lets me down.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    In an empty restaurant, we were seated in the back and promptly forgotten. Food was late and cold.
  28. SS

    SocialSavvy

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an Awesome and Amazing experience!!!
  29. VN

    VivianN

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Food was mediocre. We ordered a coliflower pizza crust, and it was not. I ordered a specific type of peperonni, and it was not available. Service was slow. Very dissapointed.
  30. RC

    RickC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was not very good….waited forever to get silverware; food order wrong, but server was so scarce, hard to complain. Credit card machine was down; drink order wrong and it took a long while to fix it. Overall, not a great experience for the money!
  31. GM

    Go2aMuseum4ThaExperience

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Service was slow and inaccurate as we never received items we ordered and when we did receive items ordered they were inaccurate and the server tried to convince us otherwise. Looking at the waitstaff and interacting with them I got the impression the staff had trouble comprehending English and maybe the kitchen staff did also, which is why there were so many inaccuracies in the orders. We won’t be back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dinner great staff and service
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I've been coming here for a long time from working at the pentagon and happy hour. Yesterday was the 1st time I've experienced horrible service. The waiter was great but it took the kitchen 1.5 hours to make 3 pizzas and a salad. Drinks were great... but overall the ambience of Matchbox seems a little more rowdy now...something is not the same as it was, I'm curious if new management is running the show. I'll try one more time later next month...but if it's the same, it'd be my last for sure.
  34. MA

    MelvinA

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Venue was probably too busy for premium service.
  35. M

    Melissa

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Everything was terrible servers, the food and drinks. The server was rude and the bartender drinks was terrible. The customer service was terrible. Would it recommend or will not be returning.
  36. L

    Lovelyejp

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We went here on our way to a concert. The service was a little slow but the food was good. It came out hot and exactly what we ordered.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went for brunch and had a great time. The food was delicious, and it was not too noisy. We’ll be back.
  38. MS

    MelissaS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Great service. We would have preferred a smaller booth for our party of 5 , but overall had a fun time!
  39. ST

    STEVEA

    Washington DC

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It had been few years since we had visited any Matchbox. Though it never wows, it consistently turns out decent food at a fair price. Our server was friendly and attentive. Though you can find better pizza in the area, the Fire and Smoke pizza is still a winner (good flavors and a decent amount of heat). And while the sliders were a little dry, they’re a perfect share plate and quench the burger-crave. Bottom line: worth a visit while at PC, especially if you’re not up for the food court.
  40. T

    Tasty

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good tasting American style food at reasonable prices. Nice for lunch or casual dinner.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Matchbox - Pentagon City using the Order Online button. Matchbox - Pentagon City also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Matchbox - Pentagon City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 340-3884.

Matchbox - Pentagon City is rated 4.2 stars by 844 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 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Matchbox - Pentagon City

1100 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Pizzeria, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kwame Asare

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 340-3884

  • Catering

    We're the place to meet, laugh and enjoy great food with great company. From anniversaries to baby showers to corporate events to weddings, we have semi-private and private spaces to accommodate it all! Located in the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, directly at the Metro station, the mezzanine accommodates all parties up to 150 guests. To start planning, please contact our private events team at events@matchbox369.com or 855-651-0369.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you’re celebrating a personal milestone or planning a business meeting, matchbox has the perfect private space for your next lunch, dinner or cocktail reception.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 639-0703

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