Matchbox on 14th Street is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal with family or friends. This legendary spot that Billie Holliday once performed in has three floors, as well as a contemporary setting with exposed brick walls. Matchbox features appetizers like the popular mini burgers served with crispy onion straws and huge meatballs topped with pepperoni sauce. Tasty pan-seared salmon, Cuban short ribs or a half of chicken with grilled asparagus makes a fulfilling entrée. Pizza made with various toppings cooked in a wood-fired oven, hearty sandwiches and scrumptious desserts are also on the menu.
Just blocks from the U Street Metro, Matchbox also hosts private events on the third floor for business luncheons, receptions and more. It has a full bar that serves specialty cocktails like the rum thyme and southern charmer. This eatery has a comfortable outdoor patio and offers weekend brunch.