Matchbox - Penn Quarter
romaine, grana padano, garlic butter croutons
BBQ Salmon Salad
grilled bbq salmon, mixed greens, cucumber, corn, red onions, tomatoes, onion rings, bbq ranch dressing
Tuna Poke Bowl
sriracha tuna, sticky rice, avocado, cucumber, mango, edamame, crispy wonton, citrus ponzu, sriracha mayo, nori, sesame
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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Eat, drink, and celebrate with matchbox this new year. A pre fixe dinner for two includes a four-course meal, party favors, live music, raffle prizes, and a Tiamo prosecco toast at midnight. Reservations are required starting at 10 pm in order to guarantee a table during our midnight toast.
Traffic was terrible because of Christmas tree lighting, called and friendly staff held the reservation. The front staff greeted us warmly and same when we left. Server was hardworking and checked on our drinks order which was a bit slow in coming as the bar was packed. Pizza came in record time and was so delicious that i really would like to have it again tonight (pepperoni). We were able to make our 8pm show time down the street despite our late arrival at the restaurant. Definitely will come again.
Food was top notch bar food. The pizzas were much better than average. The restaurant is suffering from staffing issues and had difficulty getting patrons seated. Once seated the bartender also served as our server. She was excellent as both. The drinks were particularly good.
Way understaffed resulting in poor service. We had to get our own silverware, napkins, drinks… our order wasn’t correct. Wouldn’t recommend
Reservation was for 11, at 11 the restaurant was closed and I, along with a staff member were locked outside. They not only didn't open for me, but for their own staff.
Gabby was outstanding!
Everything was great!
Didn't know Matchbox - Penn Quarter was Black-owned; very glad to support during DMV Black Restaurant Week!
Good food, good service! So glad Matchbox is in the neighborhood!
Chicken an waffles were excellent. Tortilla soup was mostly broth. Excellent service and drinks by the server
Food and service was great, but it was cold in the restaurant! Almost like the heat wasn't turned on. We had to keep our jackets on.
Our drinks took over 40 mins to get to the table. Our food was over an hour, after waiting an hour we were told that they did not have several items we ordered. When we did receive the food the chicken sandwiches were burnt, instead of dynamite shrimp I received breaded shrimp with a sauce too dip in that tasted like it was sour. Price of the food did not match the quality.
Service was not as expected. Server who also greeted us upon arrival needs retraining. He was unprofessional!!
Our server Maya was OUTSTANDING!
Matchbox is always a steady choice. Good food. Something on the menu to satisfy the various desires of our family members. Our server was very attentive. This was our first time at the “new” Penn Quarter location. It’s a little dark and not the most inviting inside. It’s also not very lively downtown, in general, these days. So - not sure if the ambiance was due to that.
My only complaint was the Poki bowl was way beyond my taste for “spicey”…I wish I would have known beforehand that it was soooo spicey. My eyes were watering!
Beer was good. Pizza was made incorrectly but were able to make a new one quickly. Tasted good once received.
Matchbox is great for a casual, laid back place to meet up with friends had have a drink or two and some appetizers, sliders, pizza, etc. The service is always friendly and top notch, the variety of cocktails never gets old as well. It can get a bit loud with the kitchen right near some of the booths - that would be the only downside - other than that, it's great!
Eric made our Anniversary perfect!🥰. He was amazing, kind and attentive. Everything you would expect from and A+++ employee. The food was delicious...no complaints
Thank you! Until next time. Can't wait to go back.
It was a great game night. Food/service was excellent!
The high top table service was not frequent enough - our waiter didn't have time to check on us. However food and ambience were great.
The restaurant was VERY hot and the server said that the AC was on but that the kitchen was just very warm and that made the entire restaurant hot. The service was also a little slow, and the host attended to all of the delivery drivers before even acknowledging that I was there (on crutches) waiting.
We loveeeee going to Matchbox, we’re from Richmond Virginia and our Matchbox location closed unfortunately. I will note it took our server a longer time to greet us than I would’ve liked and the host/manager on duty ended up taking our food and drink order. BUT the food was great as always, this place has some of the best pizza!
First time visiting the matchbox penn quarter and I loved the experience. The ambiance, food, and service were excellent. I certainly will frequent this location.
Food was good definitely was busy I wish they kept the temperature cooler and had more air circulation. They must be short on staff which is OK after we had our dinner server gave us a check did not ask if we were done or if we want to desert so probably just need to retrain staff
But it is in a good location
Love the variety of offerings at Matchbox. My favorite is the tuna poke salad, but also like chicken and meat balls.
I had the Spicy Tuna Poke bowl and it was delicious. Definitely spicy so be prepared - but so good.
Opted for an outdoor table as inside was a full. Hostess was nice and let us know that outside service could be delayed due to staffing shortages, but service was great. All good and drinks came out pretty quick and with no issues. The manager jumped in and was helping with tables and service which kept things running smoothly. Will def visit again
It is very small inside. We stopped in for lunch yesterday but it was so so hot in there that we just got an appetizer and left.
I miss the original Matchbox!
Had a great experience as always at Matchbox!
Food was overpriced, over salted and cold. Crab bisque came out luke warm. Medium rare steak was tan all the way through. Salad came out after the entree, it was also warm. Would not recommend.
Over priced dessert! $17 for this! Meals were on point but this dessert for takeout ruined the experience!
What are they thinking?
Service was very slow. Dirty dishes at the bar and at tables were never cleared while we were dining. Pizza arrived lukewarm, but didn't want to send back because of the wait.
Worst service I ever rcvd in dc in over 10 years at Sunday brunch. Server took or order, someone else delivered the food. Server never once came back to table to ask how we were doong. After waiting once we were finished, had to finally call him over for the check. Shrimp app was great. Chicken was dry, waffles ok, sausage gravy was so small in a condiment ramekin that it was a joke, eggs were tasty and partner loves the breakfast potatoes. Crab cakes were good, but fishy. I wouldn’t go back to this location.
Great food, but I think the bartender and the manager were the only ones working the front of the house. The Bartender and the Manager worked their buts off and we're very nice but overwhelmed.
Good food and service but compared to years past the menu was quite limited.
Great food and service.
Matchbox has good food, good service and good value. I love the tuna poke bowl as well as the burgers, crispy chicken and several other things. Also very good Arnold Palmers!
Great meal with great service. The ambiance was good but the light level was way too low.
Just ok. Food good but service was slow and spotty
Matchbox - Penn Quarter does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Matchbox - Penn Quarter is rated 4.3 stars by 215 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.