Matchbox - Pentagon City
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.
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Chris our waiter was amazing! And the food was even better! We will be back!
They really need to train staff. He was slow kept having for things (silverware and others) and would keep apologizing when had to ask again. Didn't know how app worked, just horrible. Too bad the brunch we had there today couldn't be reviewed as well, it 2as worse and brunch food was bad.
Ty is the best server we’ve ever had at Matchbox. So fortunate to have her to make the experience what it was. The food was wonderful, but Ty’s attention to detail and care made the evening superb.
Great option for casual eatery at Pentagon City. Service was excellent and the food was great.
Delicious food and great service!
Server was phenomenal enjoyed the special appetizer at recommendation
The waitress was great and suggested a great dish. My meal was delicious and the portions were more than enough.
Great atmosphere, service was good and the food good...except for the pesto pizza which was REALLY good.
Waiter was friendly, but delivery of the food took over 30mins. The restaurant wasn’t even crowded, as it usually is. I don’t think I can return there on a workday lunch break because the service is so unpredictable. I do also remember the service at the bar (lunch) was unsatisfactory the last time I was there. What a shame because the food is great!
I've been to Matchbox PC probably 12 times. This time was particularly horrible. It took over an hour for 1 pizza and 2 chicken sandwiches. The pizza that was originally ordered was actually unavailable, but the server didn't tell us for 40 minutes. One of the chicken sandwiches was ordered as Nashville Hot, but came out as regular. At that point it was already an hour into our work lunch, so we didn't want to extend things out more. It took an extra 15 minutes for the server to cash us out and bring us to-go boxes. The whole meal took 2 hours.
Fantastic as always! Waitstaff are wonderful, very knowledgeable, great sense of humor. Food is delish! Fast. You can always have a business lunch there in under an hour. Great variety on the menu.
Food was outstanding, noise wasn’t bad at all, and the drink menu was great. Service was a little slow but I’ll be back again.
Service at Sunday brunch was unbelievably slow, and no explanation for it. We liked our server, and the manager helped out, but it was still odd that we waited so long for food. The donuts seemed stale as well.
The food here is amazing. It is always an easy, convenient crowd pleasing restaurant.
Great service and the server was very attentive
Ask to be seated upstairs. The vibe and noise levels are much better. I love their pizza and great happy hour!
Food was good, service was good. Matchbox IPA was ehh. Noise level was ridiculous....next time I’ll request to be seated away from the bar/gathering area.
Matchbox food is great! Unfortunately for our party of 10 the pizzas came out cold, salads came out long after the cold pizza, and the service was spotty given the half-filled dining area. It use to be packed at lunch, but it was awfully quiet. It made me thing that we weren't the first to experience an inconsistent meal. That said, who doesn't like cold pizza.
I have entered this restaurant three times. I left the first two times because I did not want to sit in bar or kitchen area. Despite my request on my reservation, I was again offered seating in that area. I declined. Of course, the very next thing said (in all three cases) is how long the wait will be for another table. What is the point of a reservation requesting to sit in the dining area and not the kitchen or bar? Eventually we sat upstairs. The waiter was ok. The food was ok. Nothing screamed... this place is great, I have got to come back.
I would recommend Matchbox, but for regular lunch and not for brunch.
The waitress was very accommodating when we wanted something specific for our meals. She made it happen and we were satisfied with our food.
I was there to meet a business associate. We were seated upstairs and it was perfect! We were able to talk freely without distraction or disturbance. The meal was tasty and our server was attentive.
Great for working lunch. Service is always exceptional as is the food. Highly recommend the proscuitto fig pizza.
Excellent experience. Calvin, our server, was fantastic! Food was delivered as ordered in a timely manner and tasted great! Recommend making reservations as the restaurant fills up quickly during dinner hours.
Great pizza, including GF options! The service was okay, but it wasn't very crowded and things still seemed to be a bit slow. Definitely a solid option for a spontaneous lunch out.
The food was great but service wasn’t.
We were seated at around 1:45 and received our drinks shortly their after. The server took our order a short while later about 2:10. We didn't receive our food until an hour and a half later. It wasn't crowded or anything. We had to ask our server if the salad was ready and finally we receive that. We proceeded to contact the manager and they were able to expedite our meals. We were taken care of in that regard so I'm pleased with how management handled the oversight. I do believe this is an isolated incident and doesn't happen often. We are thankful for the accommodations the manager made to make it right.
Food was great. Service was strange, they brought out our desserts right after we began our main course which m ant my ice cream was melted by the time I got to my dessert 40 minutes later. It also made me feel like they wanted us to leave even though it was only 8:30 and they were still open for 2 hours
The restaurant was not busy when we got there but service was really slow. We had reservations and were dining with a toddler. She ran out of room on the coloring sheets from waiting so long. The food was really good but I was disappointed with how much time we had to spend there.
Good as always, good beer and wine selection. Had the ribs, good sauce.
We were pleasantly surprised with our entire experience. We were immediately greeted by our friendly host, our server was great. Our food was very good from the salad, soup and pizza. I will be going back next time I’m in town!
Food was good. We were seated in an extremely dark corner under the stairs, so we had to use cell phone lights to read the menu, and given that we were next to two walls of windows and it was 35degrees outside, it was extremely cold. Our food (two pizzas and a burger) were ice cold very quickly. The restaurant is dark overall and very loud, so not a great option for good conversation. Also, the tables, while roomy, and great for groups, are spacious, which may explain why the restaurant is so loud - everyone has to yell to their tablemates to be heard.
Food was good, but the temperature in the restaurant was too cold.
I was taking a good friend to lunch celebrating his birthday on that day and his retirement and leaving the area, to no avail. I had indicated it on the open table reservation along with reminding the hostess upon arrival. I informed Matchbox about the error and I am pleased to their response and quick apology and our server was great.
Great food and service, but even though it is 'energetic' the music is way too loud. we had a table of 6 and could only hear the person seated next to you and had to yell at them to hear each other. Just a few decimals lower would have helped.
My friends and I came to Matchbox and ordered a caesar salad to split, the fettuccine alfredo, and the prosciutto white pizza. All of our food was exquisite. The prosciutto white pizza is delicious - you MUST get it when you come to Matchbox. We also ordered a carafe of draft pinot noir which was lovely though it was served chilled and the carafe seemed smaller than a normal bottle of wine. Our service was good though only returned to our table once every 30 or so minutes. I will surely be returning to Matchbox!
Food and service were very good. Does tend to be a loud environment though.
Courteous and timely service by Chris; exquisitely prepared salmon with a side of arugula-fennel salad. The chef accommodated my allergy without question and with aplomb.