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The Match

The opening article in my restaurant review series

The Match: A positive delicacy of a restaurant. Located on Washington Street in the heart of South Norwalk. The Match was a wondrous rollercoaster of an experience, serving arguably the nicest portions and dishes of all the restaurants on Washington Street and in Norwalk. 

The Match was an early pioneer of South Norwalk, opening on in 1999. The head chef and part owner Matt Storch over the last 14 years has poured his heart into this restaurant and you can easily tell. 

The atmosphere is homey and extremely comfortable. The decor is coated with their signature deep purple, complimented by a dark walnut wood floor, and exposed brick. When you walk in the doors you are greeted by a breeze of love, making you extremely excited for the courses to come. 

The waiter was incredibly nice, greeting me and my partners with the utmost kindness and intelligence only elevating the experience of The Match. His knowledge of the drink and food menu was unmatched and his conversational awareness was extraordinary. 

The restaurant menu has an awesome variety. The substantial portions that they served filled my stomach to the brim of wonderful food. The calamari was some of the most tasteful I’ve ever been served, even with such an original dish I still felt entacned. I also got fried oysters and a superb garlic bread, both dishes melted my mouth with their immense flavors. 

The main entrees were wonderful, being presented with a choice of cuisines all around the world it was so hard to choose. One of the alluring items on the menu was a homemade pho recipe that is said to be made by the owner’s mother. 

Chef Matt states; “It is a Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup a version of my Mother-in-laws Pho Ga made with ginger, cinnamon and nuoc mam, Ramen noodles, cilantro, hoisin, ‘sriracha’ & crispy shallots & lime to finish”. 

However even with how exciting this dish sounded I ended up choosing the healthiest option purchasing the wood-oven chicken. I was served ’half a bird’ with a basil-lemon marinade, creamy scalloped potatoes, and broccoli. 

The Match is a must visit for restauranteurs in the Fairfield County area. There is no doubt you will have a pleasurable experience even as one of the pickiest eaters.  


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My name is Alex if you couldn't tell. I'm a junior at Brien McMahon High School. I play football and baseball, and I also wrestle. I'm doing social media.

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