Copperwood Tavern

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Farm-to-Table American Restaurant serving the freshest locally sourced product available. We are passionate about supporting local farmers and educating people on the importance of a quality product.

We take pride in offering the freshest quality dishes by serving locally sourced meats, seafood, and produce. We offer 20 local draft beers, 30 small-batch whiskeys, and a superb wine selection. We also enter every lottery for one off bourbons resulting in multiple offerings that you can’t get in Virginia. Our 30-foot craft bar is also stocked with Southern Virginia's white whiskey. Yes, we mean moonshine!

Whether it be date night, a business lunch, or a fun brunch with family - you can count on us! From the time you arrive to the time you leave, expect exceptional service in a cozy cabin-style vibe. Leave us a review about your experience and we’ll send you a gift card for your next visit.

Specials

$1 Oysters Grilled or Chilled

Enjoy $1 Oysters, grilled or chilled, during Happy Hour from 4pm-7pm!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 11, 2019

Ends: February 12, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:30PM-5:30PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thanksgiving dinner featuring delicious roasted turkey with all the fixing's!! Regular dinner menu will also be available.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 1589 People Are Saying
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M
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We came for brunch today before the 2pm show at the Signature.


My wife's meal of a steak omelette was good.

The biscuits were only ok - not flaky.

My chicken and waffles was only fair. The "fried" part of the chicken fell right off. The waffles were underdone.

I would not order that again.

Atmosphere was fine - my food was disappointing

J
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our food! It was super delicious.

There was a bit of a delay getting a meal for the toddler who was with us ... But then the manager quickly comped the meal for us.

N
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great service

K
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came here before a show at the Kennedy Center. Let server know we needed to be out by a certain time and she worked on accommodating us. Had the venison and duck. Both were delicious. Will go back to try other dishes.

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had never been to Copperwood Tavern before and were very pleasantly surprised. They have a varied and interesting menu. The appetizers, salad and wine were excellent and we enjoyed them very much. Our only issue was that our halibut was a bit dry and when we explained that to our server we were offered desserts and final drinks on the house. We were very impressed with our server and the management of this restaurant. They wanted to be sure we enjoyed our experience. We highly recommend Copperwood Tavern. We had a really nice dining experience.

l
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime Rib nite was amazing! The staff is very welcoming!

b
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch experience. Food was excellent as always and Ivan was a great server. He had good suggestions and was very attentive. Thanks!

NJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Avacado toast and Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes!!!! Marcus was our waiter recently and like all the staff, very professional and polite. Marcus would check in periodically , yet not too much:)
Reservation is a must--if I plan for Sunday brunch I make a reservation by Monday.

j
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I used to be a regular at Copperwood but haven't been here in over a year. One of the sets of silverware at our table had been used. When we pointed it out to the waiter, he was extremely sorry and wound up bringing us a complimentary short rib appetizer (which was excellent). For dinner we split the baked brie, the asparagus and steak salad, and the halibut. The brie was very good but it came with four slices of bread, some green apple slices, and honey. At the price point, I thought there should be a little meat included. The salad is a great combo of greens, asparagus and perfectly cooked cuts of steak and was great as usual. The halibut was very good as well but at $33 I thought this was overpriced. So it was a very good meal overall but the overall price was a little higher than expected for what we had.

A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love this place. Great brunch, lunch and dinner. Prices are reasonable, but a little more expensive if you go for dinner. Nevertheless, the food is consistently fresh and good with friendly service. I haven’t tried anything from this restaurant that I haven’t liked.

B
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite dining places in the area. Have been to this restaurant quite a few times, and never left disappointed! Freshest ingredients, wonderful staff, nice atmosphere.

VF
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The lamb shank was under-seasoned, bland. I think it needed garlic and rosemary or other seasoning to make it better than mediocre. The presentation was nice with a scattering of roasted potatoes, carrots and onion crisps. The asparagus was especially tasty although the serving was OK for one person but insufficient considering it is advertised as a dish to share. I rated the food as average, not bad, not exceptional, but good enough that I am willing to try it again. The wait staff was slow to clear plates and did not offer a dessert menu until I flagged him down and asked for one. But he was polite and helpful about describing the various dishes.

S
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Brunch for the first time there. We’ve only had the pleasure of dinner menu. Our server was attentive to my allergies and extremely pleasant. Love the playlist of the music also.

DT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, with a menu unlike anything else in the area.

HS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Went for what we hoped would be a relaxing brunch to catch up, but that was not to be. Got the hard sell from minute one on ordering extra items. When it was clear we weren't drinking alcohol or ordering multiple dishes, we got tricked into adding on a side with extra charge that wasn't included in the entree. Even worse, the server and other staff (seemingly even managers) rushed us to be able to turn over the table. No less than 10 times did they come to take our plates (even with food still on them), one staff even exclaimed at one point, "Really, you're not done??" I've been a server and get the motivation for wanting high billing/high turnover tables, but we did not expect such rude service at a place like this, nor ever want again or want to promote to anyone else.

EM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The server was great, and tolerated my rambunctious 1 year old nephew with ease--even bringing out his food early and setting the table special for him (aka moving the sharp objects and glass away) without being asked! She was great. The food was good as always. Copperwood is always reliable, and has a number of interesting options, and some basics like pancakes and french toast.

The hostess was a bit interesting. We checked in, told her we were there, and yet she STILL called me on my phone to ask me where I was when it was time for the reservation. When I reminder her we had spoken to her more than once already to let her know we were there and sitting around the corner by the window, she seemed a bit confused by the entire situation. I'm not sure if it was just a busy morning and she wasn't keeping track of everyone, or what but it was pretty annoying to get a phone call asking where I was and if I planned to make the reservation after JUST telling the hostess I was there.

A
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, music was a little loud but was a Friday night

L
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent creative menu with venison, rabbit, duck etc. Delicious entrees but veggies must be purchased separately. Brussels sprouts tasty but very oily. Beautiful entree salad with crisp fresh lettuce. Very cool place.

JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience and great food. Our server was super helpful and the manager ensured we had an exceptional meal.

s
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant and location. Food was great and tasty. Will be back again :)

PB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I’m not sure I could recommend this restaurant to anyone I know. The concept and idea behind things are spot on, but the execution is lacking. The food was hardly seasoned, irregardless of whether salt was used or not. We ordered the grilled oysters and they were covered in Parmesan and garlic sauce, in a way that made the dish a mushy mess. My wife enjoyed her short rib Mac and cheese sandwich. I ordered The steak tips and eggs, with home style potatoes, and the entire dish had zero flavor. The coffee had a strong burnt taste to it. We opted for the Iced Virginia Coffee drink, in an effort to get better coffee and a pick me up taste to distract us from the other problems. I have considered trying it again during dinner time, as the brunch is usually not enough judge an establishment by. The service was pretty solid though.

S
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We met up with some old friends who we hadn't seen for a long time. A busy Saturday night and had made reservations in preparation for a crowd. We were seated at a round, low-top for 4 on the edge of main dining room. Asked manager if there was a booth available to make it a bit cozier she said not at that time. However, brought us out a glass of champagne which was a generous gesture. Food was good, but not outstanding. We had the fried green tomatoes, lobster lettuce wraps and a salad with steak. Also two of us split the rack of lamb and a side of mac 'n cheese. As night went on, we stayed to chat, place got quieter and we were last to leave!! We will definitely come again as we found the selection had a great choice of gluten-free items, including a flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Our server, Marcos, was very kind and attentive, knowledgable about the menu and ingredients.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Went for dinner, they were delayed with our reservation by 30 minutes but they were great and gave us free drinks while we waited. We ordered our food and they forgot our appetizers so then they comped our whole meal. Really great customer service for the hiccups. The food is REALLY great, would definitely go back!

R
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was friendly and generally responsive. Our server appeared to be stretched across several areas.
The steak and fish were excellent. The comp venison meatballs were very tasty. The lava cake was marginal, very dry, even with choc syrup. We passed that on to our server. 3 times folks stopped by to ask if things were ok but not at or towards end of meal.

MM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere with amazing food and friendly staff especially since we were there for a birthday dinner with a bit of a high energy 2 year old! Food came out delicious and beautiful! A great date night spot!

GW
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people and great service. Unusual menu items excellently prepared

MH
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional! Will return for sure!

YA
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All our brunch plates were delicious. One small critique would be that the poached eggs on the Benedicts we ordered were a bit over done.

RM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great and the service good. The noise level was high which made it difficult to hear my dinner guest at times who was just sitting across the table from me. Our table was along a banquette, with one of us sitting on the banquette and the other person in a chair. The banquette was slightly higher than the chair level to the table, making for an awkward seating arrangement.

C
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Scott, was attentive without hovering. Everything was delicious, from the cocktails to the entrees. Oysters and mussels were outstanding. We will definitely be back.

z
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I ordered a chicken dish with grilled asparagus and it was absolutely outstanding. My husband's rabbit stew and salad were fine but not as good as mine. We ate outside and the server was attentive and helpful. I would definitely eat there again and would recommend it to others.

T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We apologize for being late for our reservation due to a late concert.
But it was not yet busy so we were seated.
Our server was absolutely wonderful. The rack of lamb was perfection as were the other entrees.
I had heard that it was a terrific restaurant and it is. Will surely return.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Copperwood Tavern is me and my fiancé’s favorite place to dine, the host are always so polite and so is the rest of the staff. Today we sat outside on the left side and had a server that has the same name as the basketball player, he gives decent service BUT he sweating so much that it does not look right when he’s willing it off with his hand and having food is in his hand, it does looks super wrong when you have a sweaty server handling food items. Do not get me wrong he gives decent service but it by the looks of it he does not use proper material to clean his sweat. Fyi carry paper or something that you can use to wipe off the sweat not your hands. It is always a pleasure Copperwood

WP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food although we learned about our food from the table over when their waiter explained the dishes and recommendations than our own staff whose response to most questions was that it was good or popular.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Copperwood!

BD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Service was slow and I thought the raspberry waffle was underwhelming. The raspberries are on the side, not added into the mix.

T
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Farm to table. I had the chicken and my husband had the rockfish. Both were great. We also shared sides of Gouda mashed potatoes and the Brussel sprouts. Good portions. Great atmosphere. Was a little pricey for 2 people without drinks, but overall very good.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I liked the ambiance and service better than the food. The food was good but not great. Yet, I would recommend Copperwood Tavern. It is unique.

AV
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The place was nice and the food was good. The Server forgot about me, never asked my how my ribeye was until I was finished eating. That was the only time he checked on me after taking my order. Other helper delivered the food.