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Matchbox - Merrifield, Merrifield, VA

Matchbox - Merrifield

4.1
4.1
1394 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.

Overlooking Strawberry Park in the vibrant Mosaic District, our 40-seat patio offers outdoor dining and front row seats to Angelika Film Center’s outdoor screen and prime people-watching.

Inside, exposed pipes and warm brick line the walls surrounding 220 seats, all with views of the glowing wood wall, reclaimed from barn-wood from Rochester, New York. The private Barrel Room accommodates 50 guests and comes with plush booths, a wood-burning fireplace and private wine coolers to store your favorite vintages.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats

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

    (571) 395-4869

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Vekys Rodriguez de Lopez

  • 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! Adjacent to the Angelika Film Center at Mosaic District, less than a mile from the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro. The Barrel Room accommodates 50 guests seated, or 50 guests standing, reception-style. To start planning, please contact us at hello@matchbox369.com.

  • 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: (866) 834-9869

  • Neighborhood

    Merrifield

  • Cross street

    Strawberry Lane & District Avenue

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

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 - 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM,Mon - Wed - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM,Thu - Fri - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM,Sat - 4:00 PM - 9:45 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 - 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM,Mon - Tue - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM,Wed - 11:00 AM - 4:00 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 1,394 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. t

    trvlnthewrld77

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    They set us in the way back. Service was terrible our waiter ignored us, we needed service, wanted more drinks nothing, the manager came by asked if we needed anything we asked for butter and to know where our other food was- Ghosted! The worst & disgusting meal and service I have had from MatchBox! We won’t return!
  2. G

    Glenn

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The restaurant has a sour smell. And there is insufficient staff to handle the needs of a small clientele.
  3. V

    Victoria

    Richmond

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Appreciated the opportunity to eat outside. Waitress was great, ensuring we got our chicken breast sandwiches for an up charge. Not sure why Matchbox decided to switch out the thigh for the breast, but we had been avoiding Matchbox ever since. Please bring back the old plain crispy chicken sandwich!
  4. MW

    MicheleW

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    I have been coming to matchbox since it first opened. I ordered a salad with chicken as an add in. It was the pear, apple salad with blue cheese and pecans. I had four tiny slices of pear no apple, the lettuce barely filled the bowl. The piece of chicken was so thin and maybe it was 4 ounces. I have noticed many restaurants are skipping on the portions, but until things change, I definitely won’t go back.
  5. PS

    PamelaS

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great and innovative pizzas, appetizers and a varied menu including brunch any time of day!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Birthday but looks like they don’t really do anything to sing or celebrate
  7. AN

    ANB1

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    there was only one server for the entire resturant. poor guy, felt so bad for him.
  8. CK

    CKSCATES

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent. He interacted with us well and did a great job of checking in. However, the food was mediocre at best. Two of our party ordered the chimichurri steak and Parmesan fries. They were both ordered medium. One came out ok, and the other came out about rare, and the presentation looked bad. They asked for the steak to be cooked longer, but then came back out medium rare, so the chef still missed the mark. My chicken pesto pizza came out Luke warm, and I thought it practically devoid of chicken with one slice of chicken per slice of pizza. The taste of the pizza was adequate at best. Despite the great server, it’s doubtful we’ll return. There is so much competition out there and we’ve eaten at better restaurants for sure.
  9. F

    Foodie

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience overall
  10. N

    Nerdman

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was just okay. Server was nice. Food was fine, but the meal was not worth the cost.
  11. GE

    GaryE

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    I have previously very much enjoyed Matchbox restaurants in a couple locations. Not this time. Every part of the experience, from trying to seat 3 adults there for dinner with my 6 yr old grandson in the bar, to then seating us at a dirty table, to lengthy waits for everything, poor food, the bill...it all symbolized a restaurant struggling and staff without any pride in their work. The exception was the bartender, who served my wife and I promptly with well prepared drinks while we waited for others in our group to arrive. The menu has been abbreviated, the prices increased, and it just seems to represent an example of what we find in many restaurants dealing with post COVID circumstances. Unfortunately, it appears that for the customer, that means you pay more less with barely adequate food and service thrown in.
  12. KW

    KateW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    For a week night, this restaurant is quite unorganized. Waited about 20 mins for the adult beverage to be brought out. Appetizers came out at the same time as one of the entrees, then waited another 20 mins for the other entree to come out.
  13. S

    Saeed

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great! The item I ordered is usually available for dinner but our server was able to ask the chefs to make it for me, which I really appreciated. The food was really good!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Server was on point. Host and hostess were very nice, checked on us several times. Will return to eat again. Thank you.
  15. c

    chatnoir

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Always enjoy dining at Matchbox. Thanks for bringing back shrimp & grits!! We were there on a weekday late afternoon/early evening, and the noise level was very high.
  16. GB

    GrantB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Got our order wrong 2 times. Then when it was the right order, it was undercooked.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Overall our experience was good. The service was a little slow. The food was good, however it seemed a little overpriced.
  18. RU

    RachelU

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The pesto chicken pizza is incredible! If you’re a pesto lover, you have to try it! The bartender had a heavy pour so you definitely got your moneys worth with cocktails.
  19. FC

    FCROB

    Washington DC

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service were very good. Will definitely return.
  20. F

    Foodie

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food was bland and cold. We’ve been a few times to other Matchbox locations so we have a good judge on what it should be like. Overall not spectacular
  21. w

    wizinit

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious: barbecue salmon salad fresh and perfectly sauced and cooked, lobster roll with side Caesar salad were excellent.
  22. E

    Elliottd

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I had traveled back into town to join my kids and friends for a welcome back meal, and really didn’t have high expectations. The decor was nice, location was convenient, but the quality vs price (value proposition) didn’t work for us. And even though it was a slow Monday night, our waitress wasn’t on top of our order or drinks either. Overpriced. Won’t be back.
  23. W

    Walter

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet Sunday evening Waiter was so polite and soft spoken; sometimes hard to hear
  24. S

    Samantha

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful and close to many activities. One people in our group has never been to the Mosaic District. She lives in MD but said she would love to come back.
  25. C

    Cara

    Richmond

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I really like Matchbox, but this meal was a disappointment. We ordered eggs benedict and a salad. 45 minutes later, our food came. The salad was fine, but the eggs benedict was just ok. Small portion with a side of fried was $28. The drinks were excellent and our server was really nice, but we waited a long time for a disappointing, expensive meal.
  26. MG

    MaribelG

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Food was undercooked. My friends pancakes were topped with still frozen berries. The lobster roll was small and not very tasty. Fries were soggy not crisp.
  27. NB

    NicoleB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Ordered water and an entrée and it took 2 hours, sat with glasses empty for a long time. They may have been short staffed but they kept seating people and should have stated there would be a very long wait.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    The service from the staff was poor to put it lightly, I got sat a table that was still soaking wet and got served wine in a dirty glass
  29. FD

    FrequentDiner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had not been to this restaurant before so we decided to give it a try. It was pretty crowded for a Tuesday early evening. Front hostess was friendly and efficient. She later walked by our table and removed our plates and asked how our meal was. I thought this displayed a good can-do and team attitude. Food was good although my fried shrimp were overdone and clearly in the fryer too long. They were still good so I did not complain. My husband thought the miso salmon was very good and he would order it again. It’s a bit pricey I thought. Two entrees with no drinks, appetizers or dessert were over $60 with tip. Still I would call this a good experience and meal.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Perfect menu options for any age! Specialty cocktails to start, delicious appetizers, from pizza to crab cakes… you have it all! And the desserts? YUM!
  31. C

    Chrisc

    Washington DC

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good American style food.
  32. C

    C111

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Took forever to get drinks including water any time we asked for them. The waiter seemed preoccupied and in a hurry. We noted that it was a special occasion and brought in a cake. When it came time to serve the cake the waiter plopped the cake in its original box on the table and left…no plates, forks, napkins, nothing. Just terrible service all the way around. The music from the bar was so loud we had to shout to hear each other. Thank goodness the food tasted ok.
  33. R

    Restondiner

    Washington DC

    61 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Restaurant is clearly short on staff, hallways and bathrooms are not cleaned, service is spotty. All of our food was delivered to the table at once - appetizers and main dishes with no utensils, or napkins. While we clearly indicated that we want to share some dishes, we had to repeatedly ask to bring us some spare plates. Menu seems to be “downgraded” compared to prior experience, food was merely ok, but the prices are jacked up quite a bit. No more Matchbox for me for a while.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    First of all, I had to walk through 4 servers standing around at the end of a ramp to get by. We were seated in this horrible walkway that was the throughway for everyone going to the bathroom and servers exiting the kitchen. The restaurant was empty but we got this crummy seat. The server was nice but not very attentive. My husband was served warm draft beer but our server disappeared. I stood up and looked around the restaurant for her but didn’t see her. No one else came by to check on us :( The pizza we ordered finally came and it was not that great. I have NO IDEA how this was rated the best pizza in the DC area. I was very disappointed and wished I’d just ordered a Papa John Pizza. Probably won’t go back or recommend to others.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We went during brunch on Saturday. The restaurant was not very busy but they said they were low staffed. We had a party of 8 with 3 little kids, but were very patient. Our patience wore off when a party of about 20 who were seated about 30 mins after us got our food and we did not. We ended up waiting over an hour before getting some of our plates, and spent a total of 3 hours at the restaurant. Not our first bad experience at Matchbox, but it will be the last.
  36. GJ

    GerryJ

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant in a great active restaurants-packed area.
  37. P

    Priya

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We liked the food we ate last night at Matchbox but I must say the hostess that seated us (with purple hair) was rude and probably does not like brown people. We always sit with a family of 4 in the top box booth and was empty when we got there and she refused to seat us there. She said it’s meant for 6 when clearly we family of 4 have sat there several times. Also was not happy about delayed service. Our slider appetizer order must have taken atleast 30 minutes and when it came it had incorrect cheese although the waiter was kind enough to bring us correct order later. We had asked for a second tea bag 3 times and we were told that it was being delayed as the manager had to open a closet to give us a second tea bag! I have never heard of that! By the time the tea bag came the water was already lukewarm then we gave up. Also the waiter never asked us for dessert menu and when we asked for it he looked at his watch which was rude. I do not know if the waiter was overworked and had too many tables or in general the restaurant quality as gone down:( I never write bad reviews but I felt last night was not a good experience:(
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere.
  39. K

    Kimberly

    Washington DC

    73 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We came to Matchbox for lunch for Mothers Day. And was our first dining experience here. The food and atmosphere was good. However, the customer service was impersonal and lacked luster.
  40. MP

    MarkP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a very pleasant dining experience on a busy day. Both of us really enjoyed our meals. Will definitely return and recommend

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Matchbox - Merrifield using the Order Online button. Matchbox - Merrifield also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Matchbox - Merrifield also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 395-4869.

Matchbox - Merrifield is rated 4.1 stars by 1394 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


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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

2911 District Ave., Merrifield, VA 22116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Strawberry Lane & District Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Merrifield

  • 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

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Vekys Rodriguez de Lopez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

  • Phone number

    (571) 395-4869

  • 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! Adjacent to the Angelika Film Center at Mosaic District, less than a mile from the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro. The Barrel Room accommodates 50 guests seated, or 50 guests standing, reception-style. To start planning, please contact us at hello@matchbox369.com.

  • 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: (866) 834-9869

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