94 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA | Directions 0211542.348361 -71.088033
Match is closed – Just a heads up.
Match has been closed for months. In it's place is "Mass Ave".
Ladies Night at Match – Since tonight is Ladies Night at MATCH - and their entrees are $5 - two of my friends and I decided to go for dinner.
I've been to Ladies Night two other times and I must say those other times were much better than tonight. I ordered the filet mignon and a glass of merlot which is usually a delicious combo, but my steak was overdone/dry so it wasn't as enjoyable as it should have been. I guess the food might be hit or miss, but for $5 I'm not gonna do too much complaining... The atmosphere here is young, fun and lively!
My only other complaint is that the women on staff there all where shirts + no pants which to me, is relatively ridiculous. I mean I guess they are trying to pass these 'shirts' off as 'dresses' but let's get real, they're shirts. I don't need to see your vajayjay during dinner. I'm not enjoying the free buffet at the strip club - I'm at a nice restaurant in the Back Bay, all I'm asking is that you dress appropriately. I was just looking for my $5 entree not $5 for some T and A.
Also, it gets pretty packed there on Thursday nights, so the earlier the better or else you could be in for an hour or so wait!
Overall, pretty good place. Definitely worth checking out - especially on Thursday nights!
nice place but the management is tremendously horrible – I was in today and saw nothing out of the ordinary. two manager not doing anything at all. Why is that? These managers cant control there staff and at the same time I feel that im trying to talk over them. I was sitting by the booth closest to the window and I heard everything you could possibly hear. My dinner was great but after listening to there conversation the entire time I was there i felt sick to my stomach. Word od advice retrain managers or just get rid of them. I dine there a lot and you know nothing ik keeping me to return.Rather it s loud or rather service is horrible. As well as the food the spicy shrimp, and roasted chicken was great.
Great place for birthdays! – My husband and i went for my birthday, great place great value! The menu is veggie friendly and for someone who lives west of the city near worcester I Would defintley travel on the weekend to come eat here!
great service / great drinks – Went to Match last night. We sat at the bar and had a few mini-burgers and a couple of martinis. The lamb burger and lobster burger were fantastic, and the pop culture and the espresso martinis were also delicious. The service was great! Our bartender was delightful. We will be back.
Glass in my food and the worst service ever - HORRIBLE!!!! – I dined at MATCH on Mass. Ave tonight (5/1/08) with a friend of mine. The service was awful, it took 10 minutes to find our waitress and ask for a refill for our diet cokes which took another 10 minutes to come. When the food came, in my calamari was a triangular piece of very sharp glass that I nearly choked on while chewing my food. Luckily it did not cut me, but when I reported this to the manager they offered me more food! I wouldn't want to risk more glass, who knows where the rest of it is in the kitchen! What sort of restaurant has broken glass in the food they serve? I have worked in several upscale restaurants around Boston over the years and this situation was not only unacceptable but it could also be grounds for serious action, considering the risk to me and other patrons, but it was poorly handled by the staff.
This could have ended very badly for me, but luckily I regurgitated it. My friend stopped eating her food out of concern, and the manager offered me something so I just had a glass of wine. The waitress then came over and asked if she could get me anything else? No thank you. Neither of them seemed very concerned by this. Then she immediately proceeded to serve us with the BILL for my friends meal!! I was infuriated. We were asked to PAY for this experience? I will NEVER return to Match and I think that the restaurant kitchen should be inspected - someone else could have choked on glass! On my way out the manager told me to have a nice night... and that was it! Eat at your own risk at MATCH!
The best place in Boston – Match has the best food deals in Boston. It's a great, cozzy place that will make you want to spend all night there. You have to try the shrimp appertizer and the cookie dough dessert! Great prices for wine bottles too, they've a amazing Chilean chardonay or riesling (I don't remember, but it was really good).
super pricey for burgers (mini ones too) – my girl friend and i together had a one-person portion meal (1 martini, 1 lobster bisque, 3 mini burgers, 1 dessert), and that cost us $50! and we were not even full (obviously).
drink was great though, as well as ambiance w/the lengthy fire place and all. good place for dates, we concluded. too bad we weren't dating.
Terrible Customer Service – We were really looking forward to our family gathering at Match but it didn?t go as well as expected. My husband found the restaurant online and called to make a reservation to accommodate 16 people. He was told that they couldn?t accommodate 16 people in the dining room, but they had a ?big booth? in the lounge area and a standing area near it with plenty of counter space, enough for our party. We asked about reserving other booths in the lounge area so everyone could sit down, and were told, that they didn?t reserve the other booths, but we could come early as the area is first come first serve. So my husband and I took a trip to the restaurant to ?Check out the space.? The night we visited, there happen to be reserved signs on the large booth and another booth right next to it. When I asked the hostess about this, she told me it was reserved for a large party. When I told her about my reservation in a couple weeks, and how we were told we could only reserve the one booth, she got nervous and agreed to reserve the other booth for us as well. I should have known right then that the people managing this place had a bad seating policy, but we still went on with our plans. The night finally arrived and we went to the restaurant, they did not reserve the second booth for us as promised. Then when one of the other booths became available and members from my party sat down, they were kicked out by the hostess, who told them that the booth was reserved! Two women sat down in the booth, and when I asked them if they had reservations, they replied, ?No we just walked in the door.? My husband was very upset and got no results after speaking with the manager, he asked for our drink check and we left the restaurant, never eating a single bite. We were really looking forward to this family dining experience at Match but what we really got was burnt.
Tasty sliders and delicious booze! – My wife and I are new to the area and were fearful of falling into a touristy-type trap but liked the look of this place and wanted to give it a shot. We showed up at 8:30 on a Saturday night and were told we'd have an hour and a half wait- we debated but since we had nothing better to do we decided to tough it out and we are so happy we did.
The wait was everything they said it would be but we passed the time trying their delicious martini cocktails (our faves were East Meets West and The Bloody Mary one). The sliders were quite tasty too though not AMAZING and to be honest, the lobster one wasn't anything special. That said, our waitress Katie was a pleasure and everyone seemed pretty cool once we got past the initial shock of an hour plus wait time- what else did we expect on a Saturday night in Back Bay though, right?
The portions were reasonable, the prices about right for said portion sizes, and the variety of drinks and clever presentations of those drinks made this a place that we'll be coming back to fo sho. If they put a White Castle in the base of a Ritz Carlton this is what it would be like~
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