Copperwood Tavern

4.5
1931 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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EdwinL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & menu! The staff & servers were really hustling to provide exceptional service during these COVID times. Kudos to them for the maximum effort!

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FrankW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Can not recommend. Was sat down promptly and then promptly forgotten. Walked out after waiting 10 minutes for any kind of service.

Will not ever go again.

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vipAlysonR
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful

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trvlnthewrld77
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

I had read about this place on NextDoor and raving about Copperwood’s Fall menu. It was My husband’s birthday and he wanted to try a restaurant we haven’t gone to before. So I chose Copperwood Tavern.

The sides they don’t give much of, so order a side if you are having the Duck breast. My husband had the venison lovely and my son had chicken tenders but these are grilled so you know.

Cons- service was a little slow, don’t look up on the pulley or lighting, the dust bunnies on the light above our drinks and food was dropping around us.
That needs to be cleaned biweekly.

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ClaudiaC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place…awesome food and very nice vibe! Highly recommend.

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NatetheSortaGreat
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, delicious. Get anything with the short ribs. Especially the grilled cheese. Or the eggs benedict. Fried green tomatoes with pimiento cheese were also wonderful. Will definitely return.

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6792
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent dinner at Cooperwood Tavern, The pork chop is off the charts and the overall experience was a big thumbs up, highly recommend.

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FELECIAW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed our Sunday brunch experience. Service was great. Our server had only been working there 2 days and did well. I recommend the pear mimosa and short rib Benedict. The blueberry ricotta pancakes and chicken and waffles were also good. The western omelette was good but next time I’d order something else as it wasn’t very “filling”. We’ve been here twice and are likely to return.

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vipDeucalion
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and environment for business meal

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vipDCBruncher
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wish they would bring back their quiche. Otherwise good good, love the location, love the extra outside seating.

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MelissaB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service friendly staff

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Foodie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Server took nearly an hour to get an appetizer out to us and then another hour to get our entrees out to us…It then took another 20 minutes to get our check.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service! We go regular and it’s the best option in Shirlington!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Staff was GREAT! Food was “fine”. Ask for salt and pepper. Will go back.

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vipGloriaC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was superb and the drinks were amazing! Our server was generous and professional. Her recommendations were truly on point! Thank you !!

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KeleighN
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for brunch! Very accommodating! I love the brunch options.

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ShaziEBee
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the Ashburn location so when it closed I tried the Shirlington location. Food was just as amazing … seriously- everything from the cocktails to the last bite of my dinner. My husband felt the same. It was a little loud but that’s only because we were eating outside with the buzz of the street and crowded outdoor seating amongst all of the restaurants on the street. I can’t wait to dine here again. It’s one of my top casual “upscale” restaurants in the area.

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LindaH
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meal was wonderful. Service was great and weather was beautiful.

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vipMichaelM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Easy parking in Shirlington

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SamK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was not good. I was served the worst ribeye I have ever tasted/chewed. Sides were cold. Ceaser had no flavor. Service was fine. I am never going back. The Fog Theory Pinot Noir was trash... Don't waste your hard earned money there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t eat here. Sat down and left. The place was extremely dirty. Sticky table, dirty glasses, dirty tables around and dirty floor.

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toadmom
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Brunch entrees were delicious and good sized. Cheddar jalapeño donut appetizer is really cornbread in a donut shape. Service started out ok but we had to wait awhile to get a second drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends get together, some of us were out of town. We had a very nice server; food came out great and actually pretty fast, too. We had a good time!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything we ordered was outstanding from drinks( Porch punch, Tequila Sour) appetizer (baked Brie) side dishes (mashed potatoes, Brussel sprouts, and asparagus) and main courses (venison and filet). We haven’t had a good meal like that in a awhile! We will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food in a hipster setting. Great cocktails

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vipBill
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. We had a fine dinner with friends and plan to return soon.

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vipZamil6
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!

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PeterC
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We love copper wood tavern. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 3rd time here. The mussels and braised short ribs are among my favorites.

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vipPerfection
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We wanted so much to enjoy our time at Copperwood, however that was not the case. It was a humid day so we sat inside; it wasn’t busy yet took 15 minutes for anyone to take a drink order. We ordered at the same time, with a clear explanation of unique considerations for cooking of beef. Based on server recommendation my husband ordered what he thought was a “medium-well” burger. The food came out quickly, and while tasty, 2 biggies:
1. Burger was RARE by an any definition, but our server disappeared!
2. The ask for extra ketchup took 20 minutes, and was only granted by my approaching the hostess.
The only time we ever saw our server was when we glanced her chatting with fellow staff by the rear of the bar. An attentive busboy (man) ultimately took care of us.
Seriously?

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jessicas
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and great service. Some of the best protein and meats I've had in the northern VA area!

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vipILoveDCFood
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - Matt, the manager is a gem. Awesome variety of local beers and spirits. Loved the oysters!

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vipEddieA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was good but waited too long for the food. It seems the restaurant is understaffed.

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vipStacey
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was terrific as always but this is the second time in three weeks that I experienced extremely slow service. Lunch took two and half hours, and no one checked on us once our meals were delivered.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I️ had an amazing time. We would definitely return.

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Mimi
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I ordered the duck breast - medium rare. It came chewy and well done - awful but my dog liked it. The potatoes were served completely dry. the whole meal was just awful. My friend ordered the short ribs (they came out cold- inedible) and the only thing that was good is that she ordered the brusell sprouts. They came out hot and really good. Everything else was over-priced and dog food.

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JuliC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very nice. We had some apps and drinks - casual night out for us.

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SusanArlington
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We always enjoy coming to the Tavern. This was a brunch occasion - great shrimp and grits, cauliflower hash! The elderberry mimosa was quite tasty! And our server was very gracious in dealing with a table full of older guests with hearing and mobility challenges. Just wish the noise level had been a tad lower.

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gordoeats
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly, quick and attentive service. The breakfast we had was wonderful, will do this again soon.

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JamieG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The food was delicious, the service was fantastic, and everything arrived to the table quickly.

FAQs

Copperwood Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 552-8010.

Copperwood Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 1931 OpenTable diners.

Copperwood Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.copperwoodtavern.com/gift-cards.

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.