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Matchbox - Capitol Hill

521 Eighth St., SE
Washington, DC 20003

202-548-0369

Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Southeast

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

Website: http://matchboxcapitolhill.com

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

Special Features: Kid Friendly

Matchbox - Capitol Hill

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.