Matchbox - Pentagon City

4.3
661 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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vipMichaelS
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The service overall was ok . Waiter disappeared several time for long periods of time but over all it was decent.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter went in her soccer jersey and we didn’t feel crazy under dressed. Great food!

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DeniseR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience. There celebrating a family event and had a wonderful time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience at a Matchbox and the service was excellent. Our server was overly kind and accommodating. I ordered the Salmon spinach salad and the fish was cooked perfectly and I got their special Watermelon cocktail it was delish! Highly recommend

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vipKarenL
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing server, I just wish I could remember his name and the staff were very accommodating. 🙂

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SueB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was professional and attentive, the manager was also polite.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool vibe great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance, not loud at all. The server kept forgetting about us though and we saw him chatting with the bartender instead of coming to help us more than once.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The food was terrible. I don’t see what people like about this place. The location is great but the food is mediocre. I had the shrimp with old bay fries. You can get the shrimp at the grocery store (Seapak) and the old bay fries needed way more seasoning and they were hard.

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vipDrCAT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Outdoor dining was great - weather was perfect and the heaters were on since it was a bit chilly! I remember the days pre-COVID when this place was so crowded inside, so it's kind of sad now to see it completely empty! I believe inside is opened up, but no one chooses to eat inside. I'm sure it's safe, given the guidelines. The only "off" thing was our server had his mask down a bit below his nose.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Customer service was terrible.

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ChristineJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This was really disappointing. We LOVE matchbox, but this was our first time going to the Pentagon City location. We got in early for our reservation and were seated relatively quickly, but then we didn't get seen for about 15 minutes even to get waters. The place is operating at half capacity for COVID but they weren't crowded by any means. By the time someone came to see us, it wasn't our waitress but someone she asked to take our order for her. He took our full order - drinks, appetizers, and dinner - wrote nothing down. We got our appetizers about 15 minutes after that. Everything was great, but we still hadn't been seen by our original waitress, and no one else came to our table for the next 30 minutes. So we'd been there an hour already and still hadn't gotten our meals, our waitress walked by our table, my husband got her attention and asked about the status of our food. She was so surprised and said "OMG you haven't gotten your food yet? What did you order?" So she hadn't even checked before then to make sure our order had been put in by the guy she called in for help, and even while walking by our table serving others in our section, she never came to even check that everything was good or if we needed anything, let alone notice that we sat at an empty table without food for a good half hour after we finished our appetizers. We told her what we ordered, she went and checked the computer AND STARTED PUTTING IN THE ORDER. Our order had never even been entered before then, and by now we'd been there for over an hour. So we just asked for the check to leave since we didn't feel like waiting longer, and she gave us a little discount which was fine but honestly, we ordered two soups and a dip - the whole thing probably should've been comped. Once she gave us the check she offered a drink "on the house" to make up for everything, I'm 7 months (blatantly) pregnant, so not really a consolation prize there. Needless to say, and sadly, we won't be going back there.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We went for brunch and was saddened to find there was no Brunch Box or Avocado toast. The waitress was nice enough but her memory was not that great. The restaurant was not crowded at all so I am not sure why she would disappear for long periods of time.

The food was good and I enjoyed the patio.

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BriR
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time. The food and drinks was good. The food didn’t taker long to come. We were spaced out from other tables. I had aaa good birthday.

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vipBrittney4177
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my friend and I’s favorite place to meet up and catch up. Food is always good!

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vipHectorS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food was tasty and came out quickly. The server had a very nice attitude but overall service was slow. The drinks took a long time and came out at the same time as all the food. Once the food arrived we had no plates and had to wait before starting to eat. I understand they are probably short staffed due to COVID, but staff seems stretched too thin and it is impacting service.

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Bigghoya
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service Was Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good! Loved how they made us feel safe.

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DENNISC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The sliders are excellent.

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vipKrissy
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party had special needs—2 people with disabilities. The restaurant team did everything in their ability to accommodate us and make us comfortable and happy. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is classy and cute. The outside space is a balcony and away from the noise. It’s very comfortable and suited for a hot or chilly day. The food I felt was a big expensive but we enjoyed ourselves regardless. I guess the menu had been chopped due to COVID so I was a bit disappointed I didn’t get exactly what I planned. Just a reason to come back lol!

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MaureenL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The service was perfect. Really enjoyed it.

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Grip
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleasurable..Everything about is Great!!

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CynthiaM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved the choices for the Brunchbox on Sunday morning. We ended up getting served the same items twice, by mistake by servers, but didn't mind eating more.

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LeslieR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I enjoy going to Matchbox and highly recommended it to my friend. She was not as impressed as I am/was. I always order the apple and pear salad with the 3 mini burgers. We had calamari and wings. Her son had the crab cake meal. Too many french fries. He was looking for more vegetable sides as an option. Prices are a little steep.

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CandaceK
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It exceeded my expectations, I was surprised by the menu options. I loved the pear apple side salad and the fried shrimp entree!

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Rich
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reviewed this restaurant's noise level as "quiet," but I went for a lunch meeting. There are a lot of hard surfaces, so I expect that the busier dinner time crowd is probably noisier.

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DonaldG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Matchbox provided exactly what my wife and I wanted away from the kids. A nice booth near the window, amazing food, and even better cocktails. Thank you.

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JCwilson
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic calamari, the jalapeño jelly is delicious! It was a good evening with great food!

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Grip
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent we had the Pizza, Chicken, and Burgers..Great customer service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brunch in the DC area! I took my teenage niece and nephew. We all loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day date with my partner. Good drinks and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Everything was great . Server just forgot utensils had to chase someone down to get it . On Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a good time eating at MatchBox, the only thing was we went on Valentines Day for my birthday so of course we found traffic & there were accidents so we called because we were going to arrive 7 mins late & they said it was okay, when we got there they said we didn’t call & they gave away our table, but the manager helped us out and got us a table

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vipPoetArlington47
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual but the pizza was really really slow in arriving.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service and the pizza was very good. We had a chicken pesto pizza and a margarita pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

My server was amazing and very attentive seating was quick and good music selection.

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rathernot
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

It took us 2 hours to finish our meal and get our check. It was pretty busy when we got there on Wednesday night, but it slowed down to nothing and we still didn't have good service. food wasn't bad.

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

Matchbox - Pentagon City is rated 4.3 stars by 661 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.