Matchbox - Capitol Hill
Comments () | Published May 27, 2009
Matchbox - Capitol Hill
Address: 521 Eighth St., SE, Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-548-0369
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, Southeast, Capitol Hill
Cuisines: Modern, Pizza, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11 to 10:30, Friday 11 to 11:30, Saturday 10 AM to 11:30 PM (brunch until 3 PM), Sunday 10 AM to 10:30 PM (brunch until 3 PM).
Nearby Metro Stops: Eastern Market, Capitol South
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Mini-burgers topped with Gouda and pickles; a calzonelike crust folded around layers of mozzarella, pepperoni, and spicy meatballs; apple-and-pear salad with Gorgonzola; brick-oven pizzas such as the fire-and-smoke, sausage-and-onion, and Matchbox meat va
Tavern standbys get an upscale gloss at this Capitol Hill spinoff of the popular Chinatown restaurant. Delirium Tremens is on draft, the burgers are delicately downsized and sided with lacy onion straws, and the pizzas emerge from a brick oven. If you can't score a table the restaurant does a brisk takeout business. 

What to get: Plates of mini-burgers—salt-and-peppery Angus patties topped with Gouda and pickles on buttered brioche; a calzonelike crust folded around layers of mozzarella, pepperoni, and spicy meatballs; apple-and-pear salad with Gorgonzola; brick-oven pizzas such as the fire-and-smoke, sausage-and-onion, and Matchbox meat varieties.

Open weekends for lunch, daily for dinner. 

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