Our business began humbly.  A decade ago, four guys signed a lease in a DC neighborhood still known for “gunshots and seedy transactions.”  With life’s savings at stake and a cobbled tool collection, we built the restaurant with our own hands.  We trusted that better things were coming to Chinatown. Living together for a ten month period to save on expenses, we built Matchbox Chinatown on a shoe-string….as many cool stories begin.

Today, ten years later, with restaurants in several of the DC metro area’s best neighborhoods, our mission is the same as when we began…to offer a great value to our “Raving Fans”….the best in casual American fare, a great wine list, an eclectic beer selection and most importantly, great design in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.


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Book your parties with us! Email info@matchbox369.com for more information