Permanently Closed - Matchbox - Potomac Mills

4.4
280 reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
Fun

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Bubbling, thin crust pizzas, mini burgers, crisp salads, and craft cocktails...four great reasons to visit matchbox today. We’re the 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.

In the heart of Potomac Mills’ shopping mecca is our bright and airy dining destination, offering fuel for all-day shopping. Two levels of reclaimed timber, steel and stone finishes, each with its own fireplace mean there’s plenty of space for intimate dinners, large parties and get-togethers.

An ideal backdrop for sharing mini burgers, appetizers and mains, it’s a fun, casual gathering place, inside and out, with three fire pits on two outdoor patios. Warm, crackling fire from two wood-burning ovens keep the 8-seat pizza bar cozy yet open. Watch as bubbling, thin-crust pizzas make their debut.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food. Server forgot about the beer. It was delayed but it came and all was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fire pit pounder is amazing but leaving at the end of March. Pepperoni pizza is a go to. Love the small plate brunch. Everything is delicious.

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HoosGrace
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was wonderful and it was our first time eating at Matchbox for the all you can eat brunch for $28 per person. The food was wonderful and service was great. Would recommend this location as well.

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JoJo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Sadly, despite that our server certainly tried his best, I never received any of my small brunch plates without having to ask multiple times for them to be delivered. The same was true of my mimosas. Additionally, I was given the wrong small plate items twice in an attempt to correct the mistakes made. I wanted very badly to love this brunch but it simply wasn’t worth the money I spent on it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Drinks are great, food is good, just all in all a bit pricey

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ShannonV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our orders got messed up but they were quick to fix and offered way more to compensate than I've ever experienced

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vip1stimer
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Felt ignored when I first walked in. Did not feel welcome; however, once at the table, the service was excellent.

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Nana
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great. Food and beverages were delicious. Matchbox - Potomac Mills is our date night location.

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Keisha
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Food was okay I had the chicken Alfredo and the chicken was really dry... I had a margarita and it was okay but for $11.00 I've had better.

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EmmanuelL
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I went there for brunch and was definitely worth it!!! I got stuffed by the 6th plate

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MmmWine
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Matchbox is always reliable for a good meal with some innovative food. The wines are good, though bit on the pricey side. We enjoy their pizza, especially the fire and smoke and the mini burgers.

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debbier
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Good service. Great drinks. Nice belated Valentines dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Date night with the husband on Valentine’s Day. After 30+ years, we just wanted to chill. This place seated us right away and waited on us right away.

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vipIwantgoodfood
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Wanted somewhere to go for Valentine’s Day with my wife that would have a relaxed atmosphere. There was no wait even though we arrived a little early. The food was a little less quality than normal at Matchbox. We thought being crowded was the reason. Overall we had a nice time. The service was great and we will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Greta service on Valentine’s day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We usually go for their brunch. However, their dinner did not disappoint. Had the beef rigatoni and filet mignon, both were amazing!! Staff was super friendly and very attentive. We'll definitely be back :)

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vipBelindatucker
Richmond
57 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

They brought my husbands dinner out and I had to wait more than 10 minutes for mine. I suspect she didn’t put my order in. Waitress got my husband’s order wrong as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seated immediately. Server took our orders promptly. Food cane quickly. Very attentive staff.

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JohnH
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Just so-so experience. Food was overcooked, and very pricy for the level of quality.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wedding dress shopping

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

The food was tasteless. I cannot believe how bad it tasted. Expensive and not worth it.
Food was also barely warm.

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vipLamujer98
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating our mom’s birthday. Thanks for the wonderful meal. She really enjoyed it.

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Frank
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great customer service and delicious food. Would definitely recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They made my birthday experience pretty epic and I really appreciated it!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

They’ve changed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

It was nice

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EddieB
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

I had a great time. I had the unlimited brunch. it wasnt too busy since I had an early reservation, but in like an hour or two it started up. moderately noisy but the atmosphere was great. it wasn't overwhelming for me but I do like noise. service was awesome. everyone was nice and attentive. Definitely coming back food was great

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience3

We went just for my son’s birthday dinner. We told three different hostess/waitress that it was his birthday and after being told they would bring out a brownie and ice cream for him and no one ever did. We ended up leaving pretty disappointed since Matchbox was his pick. Next time we will go somewhere else because we felt pretty let down for him.

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vipCinnamonNoelleM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

matchbox is an amazing restaurant with outstanding service. i go quite frequently because their food is so good & the drinks are always on point. i decided to go for a birthday brunch with a few friends and i couldn’t be happier with my experience! the waiter was attentive and he even brought me a dessert for my birthday with a candle! it was so nice and really made me feel special! 10/10 would recommend!

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Tobuck75
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I have dined at Matchbox before on a few occasions. However, this visit was for my oldest daughter's Birthday. She wanted to try the Brunch menu. In which I didn't like because certain food items like the poached egg, we couldn't modify. I don't eat half-cooked eggs. So that was a problem. Other than that, the food was good. They need to add more food choices to the menu. Overall I would dine again for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great brunch menu. Would like to see some healthy options though.

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vipTony
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Do not make a reservation on Open Table at this restaurant. U will not get points

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our waiter, Ryan, was fantastic! Food was great!

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MiGi
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice place; a bit noisy and it was not full of customers: food was great and service was outstanding. It is a bit higher priced.

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KevinH
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, delicious burgers. Had a great time!

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AdrienneR
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Our waiter was lackluster and service was slow. The food is good, but it took forever for the food to come out. I’ve been twice and ordered items from the ultimate brunch. The food is good, but it takes forever and the place isn’t even packed. Also the waiter dropped one of our cards and double charged another card.

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KrisP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience5

The service is awful at this location! We were completely ignored until the manager took our complete order 20 minutes after seated. No one came back to ever ask about quality of food, drink refills, dessert, so I finally had to ask the bartender, which ignored me for 5 minutes for the bill. Food took around 30 minutes to prepare for salad and shrimp! I definitely will not go to this location again.

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NCGrl
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Matchbox has a creative menu, with good food. The front staff is friendly and efficient, but each time I've gone, it takes a long time for a server to appear, and I rarely see them during the meal, often asking the host or another server to find my server for me.

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Jerzeegurl
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I cant believe the service. Sat at the bar although the host stated there was a hour and half wait. The restaurant looked to be 75% full. We sat 15min before I had to ask for acknowledgement. Even after the waiter stated he would be right with us we waited another 10mins. Our order was finally taken after waiting on drinks for another 10mins. Spoke to the manager who offered no assistance. Unbelievable. I could go on and on but why bother. We left!!! I use to love this place

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Permanently Closed - Matchbox - Potomac Mills is rated 4.4 stars by 280 OpenTable diners.