Matchbox American Kitchen + Spirit brings bistro chic and modern American fare to D.C.'s Chinatown neighborhood. The meatball, veal, pork and beef combination, and the crispy lumpia spring rolls filled with beef and shrimp make for sizeable starters. The weekend brunch menu at Matchbox is crafted with unique offerings, such as gooey cast iron baked cinnamon rolls and a savory crab cake Benedict. Satisfying hand-helds include the juicy MB chicken sandwich on brioche and the wood-fired lamb burger with feta cheese and artichokes. Braised short ribs over egg noodles and the porcini rubbed rib-eye are popular entrées. And make sure you save room for a dessert, with options like Grandma Kunkel's lemon custard cake with shortbread cookies and the cinnamon-sugar churros topped with Kahlua créme making a sweet end to your experience.
The welcoming atmosphere at Matchbox is another reason not to miss this eatery.