Matchbox - Reston

4.2
19 reviews
$30 and under
American
Just a few steps outside of Wiehle-Reston East metro station on the Silver Line, you’ll find matchbox Reston Station welcoming you in for great food, refreshing drinks, and an energetic vibe. Situated in the iconic Google building designed by Helmut Jahn and surrounded by businesses and luxury apartments, matchbox is a place for you to take a break from work, catch up with friends, or enjoy time with family.

All are welcome to gather and join our community. Come and enjoy our 3.6.9 mini burgers, blazing hot pizzas, or any one of our chef-crafted dishes. We have something for everyone. Our casual, warm ambiance and friendly staff will make matchbox feel like your home away from home.

matchbox Reston Station also features a private dining room for event bookings and a covered outdoor bar to enjoy those hot summer days and cool nights.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 19 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Libeatz
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

appetizers were great pizzas could use more marinara sauce and steak and fries entree could use more flavor great setting though

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vipWineSnob
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Upon arrival outside host/manager tried to streamline our requested outside reservation to inside seating, this was corrected and a table was cleared outside. Waiter was new and understandably less experienced so we were patient, however when food arrived order was wrong. Waiter understood the error and presumably made corrections. Some time later, Manager approached us with same set of issues that had already been made clear with waiter, this process further delayed our food arrival. Meanwhile 1/2 of our order was on the table and the other half was being redone. After significant delay, balance of food arrived. Flow of the meal was poor. Food quality was excellent. Wait staff new and inexperienced. Manager intervention poor. No service recovery was offered which was most disappointing after a botched meal.

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vipNotaFoodie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outdoor experience with excellent food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Fish was “fishy smelling” and not fresh, wrong food prepared for order and replacement meal took excessively long, very loud and difficult to carry on a conversation with people at our table. Overall a very poor experience.

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Mike
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

This restaurant has 2 different experiences. We made a reservation for an evening with nice weather. When we got there, the outside seating was very vibrant and busy. We were told they did not have enough staffing to put us out there even though there were tables. When we went inside it was completely dead and we were the only ones eating in the restaurant at one point on a Friday night. When we went to leave the outside area had live music and we stayed for a drink. They should make you aware when you take the time to make a reservation of the area you may be seating or make it a priority to put you where you want to be.

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PatriciaW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience2

Although I had gotten an email confirming my reservation, I couldn't find it when we got to Matchbox and the receptionist didn't have my name on her list. So we sat at the bar. Then I found it and I showed it to them, she found my name and said she had given that reservation to someone else. Huh? Everyone was extremely busy, rushing around. Obviously they need more help. We were very patient but it took quite a while to place our order and get our drinks. The salads were great (Caesar and simple side) , the pizza was good and I enjoyed the roasted mushrooms. I specifically asked for the 6 oz pour of wine but was charged for the 9 oz. Our server fixed that and I gave a 20% tip.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, employees all very friendly. I hate paying $14 for a mixed drink.

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KayS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

It was a bad night for match box, didn’t have several things that we ordered, brought two pizzas to our table that we hadn’t ordered. Drinks are expensive, food was good.
Our first experience was better than this time. Had taken a friend there for birthday ordered peanut butter pie and they came back saying they were out of it. We had gone early so shouldn’t have been out of anything or else told us up front.

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KennethJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter who i failed to remember his name was fantastic.

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CBPercy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Outdoor setting pleasant visually, but because of location, super noisy even before the restaurant's music plays. Construction, mowing, sirens, etc. make it a less than ideal place for conversation. We were there for an early lunch...maybe things are quieter after work hours.
Indoor seating might be better, but as one who can't take the vaccine, I have to do outdoor settings.
The personal pizzas each of us ordered were crisp and tasty, but overall the prices for lunch are higher than we like.
The staff and service was outstanding...attentive but not intrusive and our server had a great personality and sense of humor.

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Deanna
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Matchbox was amazing! Our server was funny, attentive, and fast! They even validated our parking. The Strawberry Basil Smash was soooo good! Will def go again.

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vipCarol5
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was our first time and the food and service were excellent. We will be back. However, the metrocenter there is doing your restaurant a great disservice, because they don't seem to be ready for guests. There are no signs where to enter to find the correct parking area for the restaurant, so many may not find you.

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Richard
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The noise level was too high. Also, prices were surprisingly high. Everything thing else was good.

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BettyB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was good but my entree was brought at same time as appetizer.

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MonishB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was slow but we were warned by manager that they were short-staffed which was nice to know up front

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IanD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

We ordered appetizers and pizza and the pizza came out before the appetizers. It was weird. Everything was tasty though. For what it is, though, it is very pricey. I guess that's just inflation and the high cost of living in Reston, but I would probably go somewhere else next time.

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Angst
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Certainly still getting their staff trained . Took forever to get water refills , and another round of drinks . My pizza was lukewarm , which is ok for pizza m but told me it sat for a while . Halfway through service it’s seemed to click , our second round of drinks and dessert came out quickly . Waters were refilled promptly .

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LeslieS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were four gals looking for a great restaurant for a lunch where we could catch up. We found it at Matchbox. The hostess, manager, and our lovely server Dana were so accommodating in making sure we were comfortable. We didn’t intend to be high maintenance (we never do lol) but ended up checking out four different tables before settling in outside under a nice umbrella (inside is kind of chilly temperature-wise and the music was loud for quiet conversation). Even though it was a warm day, there’s a great cross breeze on their patio. Food was just delicious. We will definitely be back.

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vipgfpair
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Our server, Jaime, was excellent! Personable and attentive. We sat in the pleasant outdoor area on a beautiful evening with a great breeze. Unfortuntely, we had wandered in on the very first day this location was open, and the kitchen timing was way off. Appetizers were served at the same time as the meals, and my pizza was not even warm. The quality and taste of the Matchbox food is really very good (though it does feel a tad expensive for what it is). They just need to work out the new location kinks. We’ll check it out again in a couple of months.

FAQs

Matchbox - Reston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 253-6392.

Matchbox - Reston is rated 4.2 stars by 19 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.