Matchbox - One Loudoun

4.3
252 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
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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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Easter dinner for my mom. Crab cakes were not as good as they used to be. Onion straws that came with my sliders were cold. Waiter had tables on both top and bottom floors making his ability to provide good service problematic. Phones were not working so calling to modify the reservation was not possible. Lots of little things combined to lessen what could have been a terrific meal out

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OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Was looking forward to Easter brunch here all week. We waited easily 70 minutes before we saw the first morsel of food after we sat down. I get that they're slammed for Easter ...but I'll not be going back ever again because of this experience.

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KS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

I would not recommend to anyone for Brunch. We were very disappointed in the changed to the Never-ending tapas style brunch. The price per person was way to high for the lower quality food with this setup. The kitchen is not able to keep up with the dishes and the wait staff has very little to do. We were very disappointed in this change. We loved coming here for brunch before, but will never return for this brunch again. Matchbox is a great restaurant for lunch and dinner......and now we are sad to see the Brunch option ruined.

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JT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had Easter brunch here. They didn't have anything different from their normal brunch menu, which consists of their brunchbox menu. They have multiple menu items, which you pick from and they bring them fresh. There is no limit as to the number of menu items you can order. It's about $31 per person, and kids under 6 eat free. I found the blueberry french toast particularly good. We also had eggs, shrimp grits (which were much better than I expected), a meat pizza, a sausage breakfast burrito, cinnamon bun, among other things. Everything was great. With doing again.

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JA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it here. We go at least once a month. Upstairs is a little noisy, but the atmosphere is great. Their new menu items are great!

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TS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall experience was awesome. A small dinghy because of noise level in regards to where we sat. We actually enjoyed being in the boxes in booths on the second level but our voice reverberated within in the booth making it seem louder. Food was fantastic from apps to dessert. Service was awesome and friendly. Definitely would recommend for a brunch or dinner with a small group.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific and delicious

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RF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the new menu items!

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JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was excellent! A new discovery and we will return.

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l
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food delicious..service excellent. Had 2 birthday guests.. A Little disappointed no treats for them.

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t
Washington DC
125 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were doing a hit-and-run on the way to the movies and had a server in training. She was fine and got help from an experienced server. Shrimp and grits appetizer was just what I wanted, pizza (Spicy Meatball) reviews were good. Nice Manhattan. A bit pushy on the upsell despite telling them several time we had a limited time window and weren't going to be ordering more. Still, I'd go back. Pleasant time.

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RH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was disappointing. Had requested a more quiet location in Open Table and they wanted to seat us in the bar. When we were finally seated in another room it took a good 20 minutes to get our drinks. Food was ok but I ordered the steak salad and got 5 or 6 small bites of steak for $22. Won’t go back.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Made reservations. Asked to be seated outside. Was told the wait was 5-10 minutes for setting up table and waters. Didn’t have waters when we got to table. Food was good. Drinks were good except a miss pour of wine. We will definitely go back. Appetizer portion smaller than expected. Pizza was amazing. Quick service.

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E
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My 28th birthday.

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KW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The music in the bar area was too LOUD. It affected conversation at my table in the restaurant area.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great

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T
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
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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ZP
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It is a great place for happy hour - fun, great music, big appetizers, cold beers, etc.

I was disappointed that they changed the bread for the spinach dip (Mosaic location had a crustier sliced bread that was simply delicious). Also the sliders were not as tasty as the ones at the Mosaic location - the fried onions were really greasy and not crunchy and the sliders themselves were quite dry (not enough cheese). The shrimp and grits was the best dish.

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m
Washington DC
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
Washington DC
8 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
Richmond
42 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
Washington DC
10 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
Washington DC
145 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
Washington DC
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
Baltimore
9 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
Baltimore
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
Washington DC
9 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

Matchbox - One Loudoun
Responded on 12 February 2019

Sorry to hear that we made some mistakes. Glad to hear that you did enjoy the Spinach + Artichoke Dip. Please know that we will get your feedback to the people that can make changes. Jim H. General Manager

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TD
Philadelphia
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
Washington DC
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
Richmond
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
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere and food was great

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KP
Washington DC
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.

Matchbox - One Loudoun
Responded on 7 February 2019

Sorry to hear that it wasn't a great visit for you Kim. I'm glad your Mom enjoyed her meal though. The only way we can get better is when guests like yourself take the time to let us know about visits like this. Since you are a fan, I trust that you know that this was an exception, not the norm. Thank you for this feedback. Jim H. General Manager

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CF
Richmond
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!!

Matchbox - One Loudoun
Responded on 7 February 2019

I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service. I am sorry about the noise level. Saturday nights are very busy and with the music it can get a bit loud. We will continue to explore ways to make it an enjoyable experience for all guests in all areas of the restaurant. Thank you for your feedback. Jim H. General Manager

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F
Washington DC
76 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
Washington DC
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.

Matchbox - One Loudoun
Responded on 7 February 2019

Thank you

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