Matchbox - One Loudoun

4.4
234 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
Bubbling, thin crust pizzas, mini burgers, crisp salads, and craft cocktails...four great reasons to visit matchbox today. We’re Ashburn's 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.

New at matchbox: brunchbox, our new unlimited brunch with small plates and drinks. Think: an endless selection of dishes like our avocado toast, breakfast nachos, chicken + grits and, of course, any of our small pizzas

In the heart of Loudoun County is our dining oasis with two light-filled levels--each with shaded outdoor patios for great people-watching.

This spacious location has indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate all event needs. The private Barrel Room accommodates 55 guests and comes with comfortable seating, a wood-burning fireplace and private wine coolers to store your favorite vintages.
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16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Way too pricey for this type of restaurant. The best part of the meal was the bread, so what does that say. Shrimp and grits appetizer was good, but I have had better as an entree at other restaurants for the same price. Pizza mediocre for the price. The same could be said for the burgers. Fries the same as I can buy at the supermarket in frozen foods. Drinks ok. Not a great pour on the martini and 3 attempts made to get a soft drink order right. Bartender never noticed syrup was missing from the drink and it was just fizzy water. Brunch offering is just plain silly. $31.50 for all you can eat, and still pay for bloodys and mimosas. For someone like me, who only eats an appetizer for my main course, it would be ridiculous to spend that much money and just eat an omelet or chicken and waffles. WHY not make the brunch ala carte???? Thought we would try something new, but big mistake. Server was great though.

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m
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was good. The tartar tacos are always a go to for us. The cocktails are excellent. We were seated almost immediately as we arrived right in time for our reservation. It was a busy Saturday night with lots of families, so it was a little on the loud side but not too bad. It was mostly the occasional high pitch sounds coming from the cartoons a few of the children were watching on devices.

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BC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

We had a party of six upstairs near the kitchen entrance. My son and I both order the filet mignon medium rare. My son's filet came out so rare to the point it was cool in the middle. The management apologized and cooked another one. The second one came out the same as the first...rare. My filet was overcooked to the point of being well done. I just ate it. We will never return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

It was good but I don’t think the food was amazing

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B
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Section we sat in was cold, many had jackets on or were asking to move. Very uneven temps throughout the restaurant unnoticed when visiting restrooms. Service was very good but food was just OK so not worth price. Kitchen went crazy with the old bay seasoning on fries and wings we ordered. I want to like this place but I’ve come to the determination that few places in One Loudoun are worth the prices they charge.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were seated right away. We had an excellent server. We told our server we only get together once a month and we like to sit and talk. He hardly came over except to see if our food was ok, to fill our glasses and to see if anything else was needed.

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SW
40 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

This is the first time I've dined at Matchbox that I thought the food was not quite as good - that apple/cheese salad is usually good- the lettuce wasn't as good this time and the dressing not as good.
The sliders were not hot and were somewhat dry/overcooked. Server was wonderful.

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B
7 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice local restaurant. Great service (by Cristian), good value.

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F
142 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant with really good menu options for anyone. They have gluten free options, great pizza, drinks, salads are amazing! Our server was so great and the manager checked in on us as well. This is a very busy restaurant and they are managing it all very well.

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AT
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

The food was very good. However, the service was the worst I've ever had at the table. We sat at the bar first, and the bartender was awesome. I wish I knew his name to give him credit.

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AB
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Took my wife and grandchildren for dinner. The pizzas were great for the kids. The chicken sandwich was great. The burger was cooked perfectly

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OT
12 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

As soon as I walked into Matchbox, I was very comfortable. Perhaps it was the wood-fired pizza oven or the sight of all of the firepits, but it just felt warm and inviting. Decor is like an old well-kept barn, and the service was fast and friendly. We had 6 burgers (mini, they come in 3,6 or 9) and a large pizza. The burgers were great and the pizza had a zing! Great the next day as leftovers. We will definitely go back!

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r
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

awesome delicious food.great place with families and just girls

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TM
8 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

Three tries to get wife’s order correct. My short ribs were tender but tasteless. The Spinach and Artichoke appetizer was outstanding

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TD
12 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was great there! So were the cocktails. The bartender could have been a little more attentive but thats no big deal.

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NC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We had the calamari and spinach/crab dip, the dip was delicious ...the calamari was too greasy. We were served our appetizers without utensils/napkins. Took the servers 5 min to retrieve two sets for us.. The ambiance is really fun, however, the bathroom was poorly kept, 2 of the 4 stalls were flithy...toilet paper and personal hygiene products on the floor...etc.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

Made a reservation for 7:45. Table not ready. 30 min wait. Host and hostess told that it was two birthday celebrations! Not recognized by anyone.
Placed by a table with screaming children that I asked several times to be quiet. Also asked their parents to quiet their children to no avail.

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VS
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Atmosphere and food was great

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KP
6 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I’m usually a fan but food was just ok this time. The Cobb salad had way too much dressing mixed in it. It actually gave me a stomach ache for a bit afterwards. And the rose sangria was bitter and the pulp from the strawberries kept clogging up the straw making it impossible to drink. It was probably the only cocktail I’ve ever ordered and barely touched. My mom really enjoyed her fried calamari and chicken sausage soup though. Our waiter was very attentive and accommodating to my mom asked for a different dip for her calamari and cheese for her soup.

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CF
10 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

I enjoy the food at Matchbox and service is always good, and sometimes really excellent. This visit, we were seated upstairs (a first) and the restaurant is a very energetic noise level throughout...music, open concept, wood and steel...but upstairs it was nearly impossible to hear anyone across the table speak. Real bummer that the tradeoff for the cool urban design is such booming noise and nothing to dampen all that sound. I would not recommend going there if you're hoping to have great conversation...but if you're with a group you're okay not hearing- it's a tasty place to dine!!

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F
70 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was very good and the chef had a special of Pimento cheese .....it was superb...it should be a regular on the menu with the bread!

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MI
10 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was terrific as usual. A bit busy so service wasn’t up to it’s normal par, but was still good. Noise level is nuts, but we don’t care. It’s just a super nice friendly restaurant that we frequent often.

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BR
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time to Matchbox! We were pleasantly surprised that everything we tried was amazing! And when we weren't sure which to pick, we resorted to recommendations from our server who was on point every time. The only thing that was a negative was the price of some of the items. We had a pretty hefty bill at the end of the night. But I would still recommend this spot and will definitely be going again!

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TK
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Service was slow and they messed up the order- twice.

Wrong entree came out. Was told something was gluten feee and it wasn’t.

Very loud, crowded restaurant. Hard to hear your table speak. Tables too close together.

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F
143 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food (pizza & salads on this visit) and house wine are outstanding! This is about our 5th visit and it's a very busy restaurant but they seem to manage the crowd pretty well. We made the reservation on Open Table and were seated in the bar without being asked if we were ok with that. Initially we were not ok with it, as it was super loud and there were 3 of us wanting to talk. However, Nathan was our server and we quickly decided we'd deal with the loud noise just to have him as a server. He was excellent - so friendly, organized, knowledgeable about the menu and wine, etc. He really changed that situation right away so overall we were very happy! I would just suggest maybe asking people first if they are ok with that atmosphere - it's not for everyone, especially when you make a reservation in advance.

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M
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Very busy place. Sat us within 5 minutes of our reservation time, so that was good. However their food order/prep/ delivery processes are overwhelmed. One of our four meals never showed. The BS excuse was that it was "lost by the kitchen". How does that happen? They also delivered an appetizer we never ordered. On top of all that, our server had horrible body odor. The fact that he had to come back multiple times due to the missing order only made it worse.

To give some credit.. the manager came over to apologize for the missing meal, and then got it to us. Did not charge for that meal, the extra appetizer and bought my wife a another glass of wine.

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KH
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We were there late afternoon on a Saturday. Service was slow and not great for what appeared to be a slow or less busy time of day. Food was good -- calamari was the best we've had recently and pizzas were good. The list of cocktail drinks to pick from was different, kind of strange, and not very tasty. We tried the Bourbon Crisp (kind of different), an Old Fashion (overwhelming with the cherry taste), a Mojito (too tart), and ordered a regular margarita (which is not on the menu and even with Patron was not good) and a vodka/cranberry which was the best of the day. Drinks were way overpriced certainly considering that we did not find any that we would order again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great date night at Matchbox. The service was amazing, our waiter was extremely friendly, and our food came out super fast. We ordered the meat pizza and tuna tacos (appetizer) and they were both AMAZING. Will definitely be dining here again soon!

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Menu is great. Food is great. Matchbox just gets it right. A top choice always.

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f
84 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food and service, but the noise level was a bit much for our liking.

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AG
8 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The ambiance is good as is the location but the food is horrible. Will not go back.

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JP
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Special day for Dad. Great service, attentive wonderful waiter. Salad and soup were good. Shrimp linguine was average, lacking garlic or flavor, black bean burger was average. Excellent drinks. 3/5 stars could improve food quality and flavor but beautiful restaurant and drinks.

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DQ
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Server seemed to forget about us. We waited a half-hour to place our order. Drinks were never refreshed. Waited a long time on our check. Just overall poor service.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Matchbox is a fun restaurant, great place for lunch and/or drinks.

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B
8 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice restaurant, reasonably priced. We shared the guacamole and cheese appetizer and a pizza.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server knew it was our first time there and treated us to a delicious appetizer - fried risotto balls in a tomato sauce. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. My husband had a crab cake sandwich that he proclaimed the best in the immediate area and had the crab soup with lumps of crab in it. I had the short ribs and they were delightful. We loved the atmosphere and can't wait to go when the weather is warmer so we can enjoy some of their outdoor seating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone was very kind, out hostess, to the host who gave us compliments as he walked us to our table. Our waiter, Giovanni, was very attentive and friendly with us. He made our New Year’s Eve dinner a fun, delicious treat! We will definitely return. We had fast service and a wonderful experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food was good but not amazing. The ambiance definitely has a hipster vibe with low lights and trendy decor. Service was speedy.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great, food was a disappointment. I have never been to Matchbox before but it is always crowded, so I assumed it would be great. My husband and I ordered the Fried Chicken Cobb salad...it can't hold a candle to the Brentwood Salad at Blue Ridge Grill. We also split a pizza; Fireworks has better pizza overall...I don't plan to return. Although, the cinnamon doughnuts were delicious and one order can accommodate 2-3 people.

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K
34 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Too busy and noisy for our liking. Ribs were just okay. Coleslaw was terrible. Would not order that again.

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