14th street

Built at the turn of the century, the 14th Street location has been reborn as a bowling alley, automobile showroom, rehearsal space for Arena Stage, and most importantly, Club Bali where Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, and Cab Calloway made history.

Three soaring levels mean plenty of space for intimate dinners, large parties and get-togethers. Every seat in the house has a unique perspective, but everyone is treated to dramatic views of the original exposed brick façade and perfectly-restored grand entrance.

In warmer months, our 60-seat outdoor patio is perfect for people-watching on 14th Street, while an 8-seat chef’s table overlooks all the action in the kitchen. Like a bowling lane, our 25-foot bar smoothly glides around two wood-fired ovens, yet the best seats in the house are two cube booths above the rafters that float above it all. Just ask for “the Box.” For nights when the call of the couch is just too strong, bring home the matchbox experience by placing your order online and picking-up at 14th. Or, place your pick-up and delivery order through Amazon, Caviar, and DoorDash

We’re the 14th Street 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.


1901 14th street nw
washington, dc 20009


Metro: U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Green/Yellow Lines)

m-th: 11a - 10:30p
f: 11a - 11:30p
sat: 10a - 11:30p
sun: 10a - 10:30p
sat-sun brunch: 10a - 3p
happy hour: 3p - 7p mon - fri


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Consuming raw or under-cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness. the restaurant is not an allergen-free environment. matchbox makes every effort to provide complete and current content information; however, due to the handcrafted nature of our menu items and variations in vendor supplied ingredients, we cannot make a guarantee regarding the allergen content of any menu item. guests with a special food sensitivity or dietary need should not rely solely on this information as the basis for deciding whether to consume a particular menu item and are individually responsible for ensuring that any such menu item meets their individual dietary requirements.