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real guests raving about our performance family members!

“Great service! Ask for Chris! He’s been my server multiple times and my expectations have been exceeded every time! Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Honestly I go just for him at this point!” - Alli Heefner (mbol, 8/14/19)

“Best Sunday Brunch in Town!!!! Love this place! Small plate servings but unlimited helpings, and you can try some of everything. We even thought the pizza would be a slice but it was an entire personal size pizza... which was delicious! Amazing service from "nice jeans" Mike!!! - A.M. (mbpm, 8/13/19)

“Visiting from New Jersey with my boyfriend and I must say we were pleasantly surprised. Our server Gerson was very attentive although there were many tables he had to tend to. The food was very delicious.” - Janay Lewis (mbpc, 8/12/19)

“My waiter is Ben F. He is so amazing. His customer service is authentically perfect! He always greets me and can guess what I am in the mood for eating. He has definitely paid attention to the details when it comes to me and my appetite. He ensures that my ginger ale never gets low. That is my beverage of choice as I am usually there on my lunch hour while at work. He is my forever waiter and I hope that you all tell him how much I appreciate him because I tell him whenever I am there. he is the best.” - Tiffanee Mosley (mb14, 8/12/19)

“Our server, Dante, was extremely friendly and gave great advice when selecting a beer on tap. He provided me with numerous of options to choose from and even offered a taste sample of several. While I did not end up sampling any and just went with the Match Box IPA, his hospitality was very welcoming. I would come back if I am hungry and in the Pen Quarter.” - Michael C. (mbpq, 8/11/19)

“The last time I came in it was a Thursday mid afternoon I believe my server's name was Manny. The service my family and I received was fantastic. Even though it was the end of his shift and I'm sure he wanted to leave he made sure we had everything we needed, and eventhough my kids can be difficult sometimes not once did I see anything but a smile on his face.” - Robert Machado (mbpc, 8/11/19)

“Great service by Maurice. Variety of food choices on the menu. Unexpected combinations but that's what made it more interesting and exciting.” - Chanda W. (mbpq, 8/10/19)

“My husband and I dined at your Merrifield location tonight and really appreciated our waitress DJ. She was not only very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu but also very attentive to our needs. She remembered the beer my husband wanted to have at dinner and brought it straight to him right after our meal arrived and she saw I was looking for the bathroo and gave me a quick escort. We really appreciated her great attitude and attention to detail.” - Rachel Weatherly (mbmf, 8/10/19)

“We had Delonn as our server. She was so helpful and absolutely knowledgeable. She suggested so many of the food items and drinks. Thank you for the great suggestion because I enjoyed it all!! Even my bf changed his mind and went for the advice. Haha!” - Veronica C. (mbmf, 8/10/19)

“Been here several times recently and always ask for Steven's section. He is pleasant and efficient and provides excellent service. The food and drinks here are outstanding. A perfect place to stop before and after a movie.” - Jon G. (mbmf, 8/10/19)

“Matchbox is the perfect spot to relax before a movie. The drinks are reasonably priced. The food is delicious. The service is on point. My most recent visit was for rice balls, shrimp & grits and all the Jameson. Steven the server is speedy, professional & friendly. I'd give this place 6 stars if I could because it is consistently a great dining experience.” - Laura T. (mbmf, 8/10/19)

“Conveniently located in the Pentagon City Mall, it's a great place to stop off for pizza, sandwich or salad. My mushroom pizza with bacon was delicious. The staff was very friendly and our server, Christian, encouraged us to join Matchbox Rewards, which means $10 off the next visit and other benefits. One of my friends eats there once a week. I can see why.” - Hilda Kroll (mbpc, 7/31/19)

“We just had an awesome meal at Matchbox! everything was great. Janelle, our server, was perfect! Ask for her! The artichoke and spinach dip was perfect. The crab cakes were perfect. Probably the best I’ve ever had! Great beers. Nice atmosphere. All in all, we loved it!” - Shane Jolly (mbch, 7/25/19)

“They just moved locations to be south a couple more blocks, and the new space is really incredible. The ambiance is great. Our server, Chike, is an amazing salesman, extremely knowledgeable with regard to the menu, and has a very open and enjoyable personality. The mini burgers were great, and the braised short rib rigatoni was really different and flavorful. Definitely recommend. It is a bit pricey, but it's worth it for the flavor, the atmosphere, and the presentation.” - Karoline Avard (mbpq, 7/20/19)

“Wonderful brunch spot! Zoey was a fabulous and friendly waitress. The food was all delicious and it’s a fun atmosphere.” - Mary Beth Lee (mbch, 7/20/19)

Chris is phenomenal I love his attitude !! Explained all specials and happy hour right when we sat down ! If you come here request chris!!” - Alexis Chandelle (mbol, 7/11/19)

“I just had to take a moment and tell you that Kevin the manager at Capitol Hill did an amazing job. It was very busy and he was helping customers and his staff. It’s not very often you see this and I just had to say thank you and let someone know. He did it without hesitation and was so NICE to everyone! Thank you Kevin! - Alexandra Riley (mbch, 7/16/19)

“Visted this location yesterday and had such a fantastic experience that we are back again today. The staff are absolutely the most friendly in the city and the food is truly delicious. Definitely recommend the pork belly pizza and the mini burgers, SO delicious. Check this location out, Maurice provided us with great service!” - Ambre C. (mbpq, 7/14/19)

“So happy that Matchbox came to Silver Spring! Stopped in before a movie and enjoyed some really tasty apps. The sliders came with a mound of crispy onion rings that were almost as good as the burgers. My wife got the wings and the we're nice and crispy with a decent but not overpowering buffalo bite. Ben was our bartender and he was really in the groove, getting us our food and drinks quickly with a great attitude, and funny too. Definitely a great add to downtown Silver Spring.” - Chris B. (mbss, 7/13/19)

“Wow, what an experience! From the food, to the cleanliness of the table tops. everything was top notch. My family and I all enjoyed our meals (highly recommend the meatball pizza). We were greeted by Nicholas who introduced himself as the manager. It was refreshing to see the time, effort and care the GM and employees put into their work. 10/10 would recommend to a friend. I will certainly be back again, keep it up” - Torre H. (mbpq, 7/12/19)

“I went to Matchbox today with my daughter and had a very good experience. Our food was fresh and well prepared. I ordered the lobster topped filet mignon. It was great, well prepared and plated by the chef and manager, who was kind enough to come greet us. My daughter ordered the shrimp grits and was very happy. We topped it off with dessert and were pleased. Our waitress Chanelle was nice even after I knocked over a glass of water while gawking at the brownie dessert. Of course I left a good tip. We were happy and will return.” - Robert W. (mbpm, 7/10/19)

“We were in town for a DC doctoral class. We walked to Matchbox after finding on the map I. Close proximity to our hotel. We arrived during happy hour and ordered drinks and wood fired pizza. It was delicious! The restaurant has a great atmosphere. Our waiter, Maurice, was extremely attentive and the manager walked through to check on our visit. I would HIGHLY recommend you visit!” - Syma M. (mbch, 7/9/19)

“First time at Matchbox, ever. Was pleasantly surprised. Service was excellent, thank you Nyleese, food was amazing. We had the lump crap wood fired pizza and it was so good. Manager stopped by the table to make sure we had everything we needed. Highly recommend.” - Bonita R. (mbpm, 7/7/19)

Monika at the bar is the best. The food is consistently good.” - Amy Bailey (mb14, 7/4/19)

“Ate at matchbox tonight as my wife and I have done several times. However this was by far the best time. Our server Kim was phenomenal in all aspects. Recommended delicious food and joked around with us as we enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend asking for Kim. We will 100% be back time and again.” - Filipe F (mbss, 7/2/19)

Jessica the bartender is great! I went twice in one week! That's how much I loved it! Great service! Great management! They seemed to be pretty slammed in the kitchen on my last visit and made it up to me without me even requesting a manager or anything. I'm in the service industry so I completely understand when these things happen. The manager was excellent! And food is great of course!” - Francesco L. (mbsg, 7/2/19)

“Had a great time here with the family. Our server Daniel gave us fantastic service and accommodation. The pizzas are amazing, just a little on the pricey side. I would definitely recommend the Fire and Smoke pizza; One of the best things on the menu in my opinion.” - Ashley S. (mbsg, 7/2/19)

“This locally owned group is growing like crazy and I was standing there waiting for them to open on day one (I was either the first or second customer at this location). I don't get anything from this review and can sometimes be a harsh critic but it's hard to take away anything from Matchbox, hence 5 out of 5 stars. Obviously the first week this one was open service was less consistent but erred on the side of too many people trying to help rather than too few but since then it's smoothed out and I've had universally great service. Currently my favorite server is Olivia as she's always super friendly and speedy on my refills (some days I drink soda like I just walked out of a desert) though everyone is solid. There was someone when they launched whose name I'm blanking on that was also amazing (I think she was from the 14th Street location).” - Len P. (mbss, 6/30/19)

“Shout out to Mark B. He did a great job serving food. I had the crispy chicken. It was cooked great and full of flavor. The asparagus was nice too. Prices are a bit high. But this mall is a bit pricy……” - Perry K. (mbsg, 6/29/19)

“We had come into matchbox and were put on a waitlist which is not surprising as it was a Friday evening. After waiting for about 30-45min we were starting to get a little annoyed but as soon as we were seated we were greeted by a warm welcome from our server, Kim. Immediately our moods improved. Big shoutout to Kim for recommending the honey pie punch ( to die for!!) the meal was fantastic as well. Would highly recommend the blueberry muffin French toast for dessert ( also props to Kim for that). Will definitely be returning!” - Isabelle D. (mbss, 6/28/19)

“Well I want to start off by thanking mark b. He is awesome. I came here to celebrate my birthday and we had a great time. The food was amazing. And the service was outstanding mark was very professional and pleasant we will be back to visit matchbox” -Kelly F. (mbsg, 6/28/19)

“I should have given this review a long time ago because I am still reflecting on what a great experience we had! I had a group of 14 college grads and my husband and I took them to lunch to celebrate. Our server was John J and he had another gentleman with him whose name I unfortunately don't remember (I hope John remembers because they both should get recognized for their great service). I just want to let the powers-that-be know that our visit was spectacular! I had to up the reservation count and within 5 minutes our table was ready. We were greeted right away by both the host and our servers. Our drink and food orders were taken quickly, and the food was also delivered fairly quickly for our group size. I was amazed at how skillfully our waiters handled our group. They stayed energetic and pleasant throughout, and expertly divided our tabs. Plus, the food was great!! This was my second visit to a Matchbox restaurant, and my first visit to this location. I will definitely be back. All of us had a great time.” - Shaanna Alexander (mbpc, 6/27/19)

“In DC with my besties to host a baby shower. Taking a break from shower prep, and in search of a great bite to eat, we stumbled upon Matchbox. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding...well done Cecil and thank you Matchbox. When in town again, we'll definitely be back.” - LaTisha J. (mbss, 6/22/19)

“It's so rare that I give 5 stars... however I was pleased and thrilled We sat at the bar, Nina and Elijah were amazing, they made a few recommendations... the fire and smoke pizza! Elijah Put on the golf channel .. he made the experience from good to great We will be back soon” - Paul Tramontano (mb14, 6/22/19)

“Great food, great vibe! Loved my ceasar salad and pepperoni pizza. Will definitely be back. Cecil, our server was awesome and the manager was very attentive to our requests.” - Lawanna D. (mbss, 6/22/19)

“First time to Matchbox, in town for a basketball tournament. We ordered the brunch box and enjoyed the options. Excellent service by Daniel! - D. W. (mbsg, 6/22/19)

“I took my friend here for her birthday today and this place was absolutely fantastic! The staff was very attentive, making sure that everything came out as ordered and timely. We were not sat for two minutes before we had someone come to our table. The servers were slammed, but our server, Brian, came by to check on us regularly and was very interested in our dining experience. The manager, Wice, came over as well to make sure we were taken care of - it's not often that a restaurant manager has time to take such good care of the customers. Very refreshing! I would 150% recommend Matchbox - Merrifield for anyone in need of a quick bite, good food, and exceptional service!” - Erin F. (mbmf, 6/21/19)

“We started at the bar with amazing drinks made by Chase! Then decided to get a table when friends joined us. Our waiter Nate was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was prepared well and on time. Really enjoy the pizza!!” - Dineen A (mbmf, 6/20/19)

“Great service, Chase by the bar was so nice! Amazing draft beer Stella was so darn good and the pizza they serve my goodness. I found my local spot” - StoneStyleDesign (mbmf, 6/20/19)

“Great food ! The Shrimp and Grits is delicious. Great Pizza there too. We had a large group, and Hats-off to the Service team. Eric and team handled drinks, food orders and delivery with a smile and quiet efficiency. You helped make a memorable experience. Thank you!” - Anonymous (mbpc, 6/19/19)

“There food is so delicious!!! There brunch unlimited was even CRAZIER!!!! Service was amazing!!! We had a nice young woman named Christy [sorry if I spelled it wrong] . Great food+ great service = an amazing brunch and that's what i had !!! I recommend!” - Ashari James (mb14, 6/18/19)

“Our server Mark was awesome!” - Jhoannel Valerio (mbsg, 6/16/19)

“Ok so today i was celebrating my graduation here at matchbox and i must say this place is awesome. Friendly and great service mark b was man. Very attentive and on the ball. Service was a1 mark was great he kept running up and down the stairs to keep our drinks coming and he was the best. He sign us up to the loyalty program he was great matchbox was awesome food was delicious. We will be back.” - Claribel V. (mbsg, 6/15/19)

“Thank you SO much, Elsie and your manager, for opening up your upstairs for our 3 families and happy Capitol Hill Day School graduates. We all love you, and always have, since the days of handing little ones pizza dough to play with upon arrival. You're the best!” - Emily T. (mbch, 6/14/19)

Isaac from the Silver Spring location was AMAZING. He was very personable and attentive!!! Anytime someone gives me good customer service at a restaurant or anywhere, I love to let everyone know.” - Corrine G. (mbss, 6/14/19)

“This is my favorite go to for happy hour and brunch. They have an amazing menu any time of the day. If you go to the bar ask for Seble or Rodrigo. Great people and staff are always ready to help you out with anything you might need.” - Brooks S. (mbpc, 6/9/19)

“I had an amazing time. The bartender, Chase, had never met me before, but helped me choose the perfect Cabernet (Annabella from Cali), and was willing to substitute my red potatoes side for the side salad on the sides menu. He gladly modified my dressing to Ranch and added Cheddar for me. I know that was all high maintenance of me, and don't encourage crazy modifications, but his attitude was great and willing! The GM, Dan, was so respectful and professional and came by to say hello, as well.. I was very impressed that the streak came out Medium Rare as requested (often hard to find), with no fatty or chewy pieces. It was also a relaxing environment. I 100% recommend! Their Happy Hour also looked amazing!” - Mary A. (mbmf, 6/6/19)

“On our way to “The Moth Story Slam” and stopped by to have a bite. Great place to eat, many choices and kids have choices too. Aniss was a great server, thanks a bunch.” - Anonymous (mbch, 6/6/19)

“The food tonight was on point my server Juan Carlos was Ahhhhmazing.” - Toy M. (mbol, 6/1/19)

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