Match

4.7
1158 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
A twenty-year veteran of South Norwalk’s dining scene, Match has earned its reputation as one of the state’s most consistent and award-winning restaurants with its global approach to New American cuisine led by chef/owner Matt Storch. Match has focused on retaining its loyal clientele as well as welcoming new guests by emphasizing high quality local ingredients, plate presentation and great service along with an award winning wine list. All of these elements come together in a radiant room that pulses with energy. Reservations recommended.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1158 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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vipMaryannR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing oyster appetizer. Delicious sword fish too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Match is always a winner. Friendly and attentive service, consistent food, and was be my accommodating for a vegan we had in the group.

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JamieS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious scratch food.

R
vipRockitlive
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love match! Consistently great al around!

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vipKatie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, service was excellent, outdoor dining is set up very nicely

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GregD
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

This was our third visit to Match. The first two experiences were excellent: Great cocktails, great selection of wines and beers, attentive staff, and the food worthy of the place's reputation. Our third visit was a different story. While the wine and service were good, our meal left a lot to be desired. The tuna tartare was mushy and served on a soggy cracker. My wife had the halibut for an entree, which had little taste and was served with underseasoned potato puree. I chose ravioli, which came in a meat sauce that was extremely greasy. If the meal was half the price, it might be forgivable. We won't consider going back there anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food with personable waiter!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wait staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, outside seating on a beautiful night. Excellent food. All good here!

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CarolynE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Match to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary. To say the least, the food was excellent; and the service was outstanding. We had requested a particular table in our reservation, but it was unexpectedly unavailable when we got there. The hostess, who was doubling as a server, told us that she could move us when it became available; and she kept her word, as it was a very busy night. Because we selected "Anniversary" in the Occasion Section of the OpenTable reservation, they wrote "Happy Anniversary" on our dessert plate, and it was on the house. They have been there for almost 22 years, and I can see why. Yes--I would highly recommend this restaurant, and I'm glad that they survived the pandemic.

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vipAnPS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Match as usual was outstanding. The food was great. Highly recommend the Carpet Baggers, Tuna Tartare and the Steak Tartare. Service was incredible as usual. A must for everyone.

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vipNYCfoodie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most incredible waiter and the food and service was exemplary! If I had one comment it would be that, sitting outside there was a lot of noise from the nearby cars and motorcycles who were playing their music loudly. That's unfortunately nothing the restaurant can do but wanted to mention it!

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vipFoodlover53
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Matt and his team continue to impress! Food, service, very nice wine list...

JT
vipJamieT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Match is probably one of my favorite restaurants in Norwalk, a true OG. It’s great for a night out with friends or a date night. One of my favorite dishes is the Carpetbaggers! I always come back as often as I can.

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vipPampot
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best dinner in months! The halibut was superb!

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Matcher
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food at Match runs from good to very good and sometimes excellent. If restaurants were only rated on their food, Match would be a destination restaurant. Kudos to Chef Storch for maintaining these high standards for more than 20 years now.
It's the front of the house where things could be better. Service is often haphazard despite the good intentions of the waitstaff. Bussing of tables can lag along with water refills, etc. In short, the service does not match the price point, even if the food does meet the standard. It's not easy to revamp over night but they could start by being more generous with comping diners when services misses. If the wrong entree comes out, maybe don't charge the customer for another glass of wine but offer it on the house to make up for the wait on the entree? Take a page from the Union Square HG playbook and diners will be more inclined to return frequently.

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Andy
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great meal. We had the tuna tartare, burrata, calamari and garlic bread entrees. All amazing. Probably the best calamari we've ever had, and it's a popular choice for us. For entree we had the fish, which was amazing as always, in a coconut broth. My son had the steak which was a decent cut, properly cooked, but way over salted. I don't know why restaurants insist on doing this. My daughter had the gnocchi, and this was our one failure. It was so saturated with truffle oil it was almost inedible. Way too rich and overwhelming.
Oh and their house Manhattan and Whiskey Cocktail are fantastic. The only other quibble is that the busboys kept coming over to clear our plates before we were done. Felt a bit rushed and I hate having to tell them more than once we aren't done yet.
Overall, a fantastic restaurant that we wouldn't hesitate to return to. Seriously, the food is first rate.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner with my youngest son!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mothers Day dinner

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Bilz
Cancun
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

we went for mothers day brunch. food was solid but nothing outstanding. almost every dish had bacon in it which I thought was odd. I the service was more problematic as the waiter was mostly not to be found. also the bin where they grew napkins was visible behind our table and I could see the napkins flying in there during brunch.

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viptanae
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Mother’s Day. Food felt like it was made before we ordered in mass prep.

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Sailingonrooftops
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always outstanding. This restaurant has been one of our favorites for over 15 years. Their food is wonderful as is their service. Especially great are their fried oysters which they call "Carpetbaggers"... outstanding!

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AleksandraD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! The food was great, dessert fresh and super good. Our reservation was for 7 and we did not wait longer than a minted. Very nice place. Will come back.

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vipjandlnycfood
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great! The whole family loved it. Have lower for ambiance b/c we ate outside (by choice) and it was fine but food, service was great!

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vipKathleen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing when I come here. I made the reservation on a Thursday so that I could order the burger. Their cocktails are also amazing and Jaime made the best French 75s!

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Alan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A bit expensive, but never disappoints! Had some new items and some things I always get. The swordfish is the best anywhere. So good!

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KIDLEX
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was fabulous. Ambiance was great with each table separately set off with plexiglass. Owner graciously visited the table to talk about the food. Noise level was very acceptable. Service was less than stellar but not enough to complain about.

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DavidfromBoston
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have great food and great service. We go out of our way to stop when we pass through Connecticut.

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DeanM
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and offered plenty of options for a vegetarian. The server was attentive and pleasant and took great care of us. Love sitting at a table on the sidewalk, except for the occasional car (or motorcycle) that rolls by blasting its stereo.

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vipHaleyB
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I thought a had tried all the great restaurants in lower Fairfield county but the food here is outstanding, one of the best! They seemed a bit overwhelmed by how busy it was but handled it really well. I will say I made an 8:30 outdoor dining reservation and wasn’t seated until 8:55 but it was worth the wait (also we didn’t arrive until 8:40). Fun to sit outside and people watch and stay Covid safe(r).

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vipShannonS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt Storch always delivers. The food, drinks and service were outstanding. Loved the tuna cracker, scallops and Yes, Juan cocktail. So glad it is warm again and outside dining has returned.

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LaurenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

small portions and expensive. got an arugula salad and there was so much cheese on and under it I could barely eat it. the pizza cheese was just shredded mozzarella- nothing special

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AlfredJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome all round. Excellent medium casual dining experience. Pizza with some of the best of ever had. Crust beyond belief. Gnocchi was a treat. All in all highly recommend.

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LaurenW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow and chaotic for the level of business at the time. Took about 20 minutes for a waiter to greet us and take our drink orders. And another 15 to get the check once table was cleared. Food is we okay, not at the quality level one would have expected for pricing. This matched with the poor service, we probably won’t be back unless other spots are booked and we have a lot of time to waste.

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MaryS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Easter Sunday Brunch! It was delicious. We order 3 appetizers that all were amazing.
We ordered 3 main courses that were excellent and a wonderful dessert!

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vipXteen
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We felt safe- tables spaced out with plastic stands between tables. Everyone was wearing masks and the brunch was delicious. The carpetbagger ouster’s are just sooo good- perfection. My swordfish was good too although I had to send it back since it was raw in the center and my husbands lamb, which he loved. Had to go back because it was rare when he had ordered medium.
Our waiter was very nice and the Bellini was excellent also.

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Coco
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Had a reservation but we were sat at a bad table compared to the friends if the host. Took forever to get drinks. We were clearly not as important as the tables of friends

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vipJayP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great !

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Match using the Order Online button. Match also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Match also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 852-1088.

Match is rated 4.7 stars by 1158 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.