Matchbox - Preston Hollow

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431 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Casual
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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.

At the corner of Walnut Hill and Central Expressway in vibrant Preston Hollow Village is our dining oasis with a wraparound patio. A fireplace at the front entry is just a taste of the crackling fires that power our pizza ovens. Take a seat at the pizza bar, and watch hot, bubbling pies make their debut.

The private Barrel Room, named for its vaulted ceiling that resembles barrel rings, accommodates 30 guests with comfortable seating, a wood-burning fireplace and plenty of space for large parties and get-togethers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a birthday dinner with family! The food is always wonderful and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, very nice!

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TsUn
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pizza was good and son enjoyed his birthday meal. We will be back.

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PatD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good. Not cheap for what we received. Most things are ala carte. Good service but pretty noisy.

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vipCurt
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service.

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vipValC
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was uncharacteristically slow. Asked for extra dressing on the side, was not brought. Asked again and didn’t receive until my husband had 3 bites left.

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PameE
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Too noisy to visit with friends easily. Good menu, good salad.
Noise level would make me reluctant if I wanted to have conversation with friends without having to repeat ourselves constantly.. Must work for them or I guess it would change.
Even a few decibels would help.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The reservation process was fine. Service and food was disappointing.
I ordered a medium rare steak without any dairy and they brought me a cold piece of meat that was well done and with potatoes that had cheese on them.
The waiter was a Millenial with an attitude.
I am not sure I will ever come back to this restaurant.

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vipIwonaW
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Get the sliders

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vipFOFapproved
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Crispy chicken sandwich is the best ever!

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KimF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Made reservations for Sunday brunch. Beautiful and 70° outside so I asked for a table outside. Was told that they were not seating outside however 15 minutes later every table outside was full not sure why we weren’t able to sit outside? Kind of disappointed because we picked this specific restaurant because we knew there was a nice patio and it was a beautiful day. Food was great just disappointed because we were meeting a group and wanted to sit outside.

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vipMichaelF
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good dinner for 6. Lots of various options for food. Will be back.

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ReginaT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I found out about Matchbox from a co-worker on Friday day of Valentines. Went online to review the reviews and website. Decided I would try July and I was very pleased and satisfied

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SeauxSymple
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the drinks and ribs the bread for the spinach dip was hard but other than that it was Amazing.

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DennisL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome experience. We went for Valentine's Day. The food as awesome and prepared just the way we asked. Our server, Melonie, was awesome as well. We look forward to coming back to dine at Matchbox.

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vipbelindar
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Love the ambiance. We had a great seating experience. Our salads were small, mostly just greens. Seemed overpriced. This was my second time, and the first time the food quality was much better.

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ChristinaT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and the staff were oh so friendly! :) Will be back!

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HappyFrog
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun times!!

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Justsaying
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Waiter was MIA. Had to ask for ice tea refills and then it took 10 minutes before he returned. I’m sure it is hard to find good service personnel these days...

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Thomascs09
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Just ok. Service was terrible. I was handed my wine. Good thing it had a twist top or I would still be waiting.

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vipCountryChika
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice and conveniently located off central expressway. The happy hour drink menu was not great for the price.

Worst part was the parking. Arrived at 5:45, no available parking nearby, Frost Bank had Reserved parking all around the restaurant and they were closed. Was advised that police would ticket if I parked at the bank. Not feeling secure walking to a parking garage will probably not return to Matchmox if alone.

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vipFOFapproved
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken sandwich ever!

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3xsu
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual.

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DavidG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Since making a reservation through opentable we would have gotten a better table

The table they placed us at was along the window on a high traffic area. Was disappointing.

Everything else was fantastic!

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vipFOFapproved
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Memphis chicken sandwich.

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Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good happy hours appetizers. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a birthday dinner! They gave us a private booth upstairs and it was so fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Food was okay. Nothing special. Server was really not on top of it. Service was slow. Very noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matchbox is my favorite restaurant around town. My son and I were there for January Restaurant Week and the preset 3course was amazing!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Possibly the worst service I have ever received. Hostess did not speak a word to us when we walked in and gave our reservation. Waiter was not attentive at all - did not pick up dirty plates, did not come back for water refills, did not check about our food. All around horrible service. I was a waitress for YEARS and if I serviced a table like this I would have been fired on the spot

Matchbox - Preston Hollow
Responded on 22 January 2020

On behalf of our restaurant, I would like to apologize for your visit. It is always our mission to give the best food and best service possible. In this case, it definitely sounds like we missed the mark. Thank you for your feedback. While it's never good to hear abour a bad experience. It does give us the opportunity for coaching, so we don't repeat the same mistakes again. Jason Faircloth GM Matchbox Preston Hollow

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JennyN
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

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DebbieN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Large table of 8 people next to us screaming at the top of their lungs. This happens a lot! Even our waiter was annoyed. Management needs to politely ask customers who are screaming to “tone it down”.

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vipMichaelS
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Poorly trained staff - wait staff and receptionists. The bartender is too cool for his own good. There are too many good places with great food and solid service in North Dallas to put up with the attitude and overpriced product this establishment has. Go elsewhere. We won't be back...

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AndreM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion w a friend that u had not since middle school!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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SharonJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. I wished knew our waiters name. But he was wonderful. Food was brought to our table fast and it was hot. The drink was a little pricey but it was delicious

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AnnS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love to eat at Matchbox. The staff is very friendly. We have a waitress ( Jessica ) that we try to always get. She knows what we want to eat and drink. We usually go there weekly.

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vipfamily
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did not allow me to use my points. It did not work when they followed the instructions. Very frustrating.