Matchbox - Pentagon City

4.5
692 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.
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CarlaM
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. All staff were wearing masks, and customers were seated away from each other. I will definitely go back.

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vipAnni2223
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch staff is great!! And the food and cocktails are awesome!

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AngelaB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A bit pricey for a casual dining experience with drinks.

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Hard to decide what to get!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Tables were not thoroughly sanitized between guests sitting outside. We ended up helping the hostess wipe down table and chairs. We had to submit our order twice due to system issues and then one guest’s food (chicken pasta) came 15 min after all other guests.

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Miya
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Matchbox has not updated their menus on Open Table. So when we got to the restaurant thinking we were about to enjoy their traditional brunch menu, we found out they do not do it anymore. The new brunch menu is HORRIBLE compared to the new.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Great drinks. The food was average.

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vipMahidevran
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place is my go to in Pentagon city area. Absolutely love the food and drinks offered here.

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CourtneiM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent, I always go to that matchbox, and they never let me down.

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Lailah
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our food was taken to the wrong table twice. The waitress barely checked on us.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food. Cocktails were fantastic.

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vipJohn
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is very good and service is great. Also they do a great job of spacing people away from each other.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Stephan was awesome and very attentive. Food was awesome and the drinks were even better. We will be back to visit Stephan and try a new dish very soon!

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vipAlexfan
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We must have hit them on a bad day. It was very unpleasant experience with service. I
Never received the salad or drink I ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today my daughter and I went to Matchbox. I ordered a Hibiscus Margarita it had a refreshing citrus taste would definitely recommend. Gerso (our waiter)was very nice about my allergy and went out of his way to find out all of the ingredients. Then I ordered the shrimp and my daughter ordered the mini burgers and it was delicious and piping hot. Then unlike other waiters/waitresses he didn’t ask us how the food was until after we ate the food which my daughter really loved. The bathrooms were actually surprisingly clean. Also my daughter and I loved the music choice.

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ClaudiaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was exceptionally nice! The blackened chicken bowl was delicious.

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Snacki
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The welcome wasn’t as friendly as it should have been, food (taste wise) was bland. I’ve been to other locations (which made me excited to bring a friend this time who is from out of town) but I’m highly disappointed, I probably will not go back to Matchbox in general from the visit. It was a beautiful venue though. Minimum attentive service from the server

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BrooklynB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was amazing. I give him some slack, since it was busy, but my friend and I were waiting around 30 min. for the check.

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Ashara
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined here with me and my sister. The service was spectacular, the waiter was amazing, his recommendations where out of this world. Definitely a go to once a week.

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vipCalebN
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great sheltered/covered patio area that still has good air flow as a truly outdoor dining space.

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Kenya
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was my first visit. Overall it’s Above average. I enjoyed the service together with my friends; very prompt. I will visit again

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner experience! Heading home after a daylong road trip, we were looking for a spot to stop for dinner and were able to reserve a table for 2 on Open Table. Upon arrival, we were seated immediately, noticing COVID safety precautions in place, including masks worn by staff and socially distanced seating. Service was prompt and friendly. We ordered burgers, wine and beer. Burgers were perfectly well done, yet still juicy and tasty. We also requested ranch dressing, which was as good as we remembered, and an excellent condiment for the fries. While a patron seated across the way chose to speak in an elevated tone so everyone could hear his conversation, the volume in the restaurant was otherwise mellow. We fully enjoyed our meal and hope that future visits will be as great!

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DebbieB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Valentines dinner. Overall it was good, our server was very sweet even though she was noticeably busy. Entrees came out before app, no problem. It was taken care of. My bf and I are human so we understand the occasion/holiday reflected our experience but we left happy. Thanks!

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GregW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Please note, Match Box has a limited menu compared to the menu found on websites such as Yelp or OpenTable. Quite naturally, the impact of the pandemic has affected how businesses are operating. That being said, there is still no excuse for the poor execution of a menu item. My significant other ordered a Salmon dish and the rice was hard and my Ceasar salad was cold and wilted. Our drinks were bland. Also, Match Box has "little" to "no" vegetarian options. Our dessert was the most satisfying part of our meal. The expresso brownie was delicious. Given the cost of Match Box's menu items, the quality and execution should be significantly better.

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hbmortster
Boise
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hector our waiter was the star of the show. He was extremely attentive. Food was good, drinks were great.

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ShaDiamondS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service!! Host was Awesome Waiter was Outstanding Thanks Eric for you had alot of the tables at once but never showed you were overwhelmed you treated My Family Outstanding and I know you did the same for All your Customers. Keep up the tremidous Job

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MatthewH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good was good, service was decent. Had a great restaurant week menu

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Came in for a 12pm reservation at 11:58am on a Tuesday and was seated upstairs immediately. There was someone waiting at the top of the steps to sit us and my server came to the table a couple of minutes later. The area is set up to be seated socially distant but there was only one other table being occupied on the other side of the upstairs section. I was slightly disappointed because of the limited menu, I had my mind set on something I’d had several times before COVID, but I quickly found joy in the pound cake French toast and all was well! The service was great and so was the leftovers later in the day lol.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Goede plek voor een voedzame lunch. Menukaart is tamelijk standaard maar kwaliteit van het eten is prima.

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vipFeedMeSemore
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

We come here often because it has never failed us...till today. Even though they changed the sides for their famous chicken breast they have let us change back to the normal sides. Today they wanted to charge $10 more to get the potatoes & vegetables. I got the pepperoni pizza that was burnt and my wife got a steak that was so over cooked it was tuff and cold fries. Our waitress was the bartender and she was terrible! I had to get up and walk to the bar for a drink refill because she was too busy joking with the rest of the staff. Never checked on the food and only brought the tab when she saw us put out coats on. I understand COVID-19 has been tuff on restaurants but this is how you loose your favorite clients. Hopefully they get it right soon or they will be off this repeat customers favorites list.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating there and the serve was great. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience.

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DavidA
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Matchbox multiple times per year. We find the food to be consistent and good, especially for the money. Always a good ambiance and certainly very few people dining in during COVID restrictions. This was our first time at this location and the service was awesome and the food also good. We will continue to come back - love the pizzas.

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vipJaywest
Washington DC
231 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Nothing special. Service was good, food just ok, pricey for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for brunch and it was only one other person eating so that was a big plus for me, especially with everything going on. Order the American skillet and it was amazing. Definitely enjoyed myself.

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LatoyaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Diners were safely spaced out.

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vipMahidevran
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to when I come for shopping at the Pentagon city mall. Love the food and the atmosphere. The staff is very polite and helpful.

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vipMichaelS
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to there on the spur of the moment. The food and drinks did not disappoint. Definitely enjoyed the pizza and heard compliments from our guests on the tuna tacos

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as usual.

FAQs

Matchbox - Pentagon City does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Matchbox - Pentagon City is rated 4.5 stars by 692 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.