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“fun atmosphere for dinner; brunch, not so much” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Matchbox Pizza

Matchbox Pizza
713 H Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202-289-4441
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Ranked #47 of 2,700 Restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: 7th and H Street
Transit: Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Red, Green, Yellow);Metro Center (Red, Blue, Orange
WashingtonDC
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272 restaurant reviews
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278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
“fun atmosphere for dinner; brunch, not so much”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Over the years, I've been to the Chinatown location of Matchbox a few times, and I always have had a delightful meal in a fun atmosphere.

I would say that, overall, the dinner option is way better than the brunch. Even back before Matchbox had various locations around DC, the Chinatown location was the type of affordable yet "different" and hip option that I could take people from out of town and they would have a good time. It's not the most fine dining experience one can have in DC -- or Chinatown itself, for that matter -- but it is reliable and has a relatively huge location, so it's good for groups.

They're known for their pizza and sliders and onion straws, and that's exactly what's good about them. They do what they do very well, and I definitely recommend Matchbox for dinner.

Their brunch was mediocre the last time I had it, with the regular options that any brunch place would have. Definitely nothing special about the brunch.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“So much more than pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

I eat here every time I'm in DC. The food is fantastic. I have never had a bad dish or bad service here. It doesn't look like much from the outside but trust me...you will enjoy it.

Visited October 2013
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Love this place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner there. The dinner salad was yummy. The choice of pizzas is great, more gourmet than traditional. The service is excellent. We're from out of town. I wish we had one of these in our neighborhood so we could eat there regularly!

Visited October 2013
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London, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Different - in a great way.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Stopped in after a Capitals game just by chance. The ambiance of the place is quite nice. Provolone & ....FIGS .... on a pizza??? Why not? Great food, nice vibe, great service. Different in a really great way. Would recommend and would love to go back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Very nice pizza and you can choose to have different toppings on both halves so this way you can try more choices. We were recommended the mini burgers as an appetizer and they were a hit with all family. I couldn't stop eating the fried onions on the top. Nice decor. We went with the kids and had a very good service, although the "clientele" seems to be more of young adults.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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