Copperwood Tavern

4.5
1876 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The quality of the tomahawk steak could of been better it had a lot of fat, the service and everything else was great

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vipBethA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite neighborhood dining places. Good and drinks superb as always. Nice to see familiar wait staff.

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Rhoda
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always excellent and was able to eat outdoors.

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vipJaimeNowell
Baltimore
72 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh food with lots of choices for carnivores and vegetarians. Gorgeous interior and stellar service. Indoor/outdoor seating. I highly recommend it!

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JamesS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my 1st visit to Copperwood, and I'll return. Service was prompt and efficient. Brie and steak salad were delicious, and by eating outside we enjoyed the energetic ambiance (complete with well behaved pet canines) that Campbell Ave in Shirlington provided on Saturday night. Food was a good value for what you received.

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Mariah
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for noon and was sat right away. Server greeted us soon as we sat down. Water and popcorn arrived shortly after we ordered our drinks. Quality of food and temperature was excellent. Cauliflower hash was the star dish. It was flavorful and well-seasoned. Wish there were more than just two biscuits though. :(

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LindaH
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food. Great evening overall

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Dusty
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Wines (cab and pinot noir) were good; salmon was cooked to order; duck was a bit chewy; service was great. Nice to be back dining again!

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JerryS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We sat outside, which was very nice. The food was delicious; fresh and good size portions. The mashed cauliflower was especially yummy!

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julieh
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable brunch location. Plenty of space and variety on menu.

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vipSardinianNick
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fabulous food. However they only get a 4 because their outside wait staff is not attentive to the customer. For their prices, they should be more proactive with respect to things like refills of coffee and water. That was not the case yesterday. Indeed commie he was gracious and thoughtful. However pama perhaps because of understaffing, there was insufficient follow up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I usually really like this place but it was a bit sub-par on the night we went. Food wasn’t really hot coming out, the fried green tomatoes were over fried. Almost like dried crackers. Didn’t offer corn bread. Saw they had halibut online but didn’t have it in the restaurant/on menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Would have been better if my English muffins weren’t still frozen in the middle.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went for brunch. The appetizers were not good however the drinks and food was.

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KathyB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expect quality, surprisingly delicious food when you visit Copperwood Tavern. A friend and I have eaten there several times and simply gotten a salad with steak, which was always cooked to perfection (the steak). Last night it was my friend and two friends visiting from Boulder. They are world travelers and I was a tad worried Copperwood might not be 'hip' enough for them. OMG! All four of us were blown away. I had oysters on the half shell to start... and my friends shared the baked brie (encased in a light layer of phyllo with small wedges of honeycomb, grapes, and thin apple slices!). My friends also had the French Onion Soup, which they said was a cut above any they'd had before. They seemed to detect a hint of dark beer in the broth, which they said added to the soup. Two friends had the filet mignon and said it was cooked to perfection. The steak frites were lovely. I ordered the 14 oz ribeye cooked medium rare. I'm a big follower of keto so I need the extra fat---and this ribeye did not disappoint. Well-marbled, juicy, and served with lovely sautéed mushrooms. We had two bottles of Pinto Noir. It was the best I've ever had. The restaurant wasn't super busy, probably because it was a rainy Monday night. Copperwood Tavern hit every note and more. Thank you Copperwood to all your attention to detail and for making an average Monday night restaurant experience over-the-top wonderful! Kathy

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Jennifer
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Marcos was our waiter and he was on it. Super attentive, always asking if we were okay or needed anything. The only negative to this experience was the fact that this table was SO freakin sticky, when I asked someone to wipe it down he said that's just how this table was. That's most definitely not an answer — since while eating brunch we STUCK to the table the entire time. Improvement options and thoughts could be
1. Remove this table if it is "just how it is" it's quite disgusting and people don't want to stick to the table when they eat.
2. Restain the table to have this not be an issue.
3. Place glass on the table to have very little changes and still be able to use the table.

Other than this issue, the food was excellent! It was my boyfriend's first experience and he loved it and was raving about the food.

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KayL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

We didn’t stay. The menu wasn’t the same as online. The server paid us no mind for real while we looked over the menu. The atmosphere was cool but overall lacking so we left.

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TraceyB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They accommodated us outside and was perfect. First time visit food was awesome, service awesome and attentive. Definitely go back

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SuzanneL
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! We couldn't decide on what to eat, everything looked so delicious! Will definitely go back so we can try everything!

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AnabelaF
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Thought there would be more of a selection. Considering the name and the restaurant perhaps gourmet burgers might be a consideration on the menu.

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vipKimberly
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would have rated the food hunger, but they no longer have a vegetarian entree on the menu, which is disappointing. The sides were good and the salad fresh, but it would be great to have at least one entree option.

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vipStinnie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overheard the bartender indicate to another patron that there is a new executive chef. Boy was that the truth. As someone that frequents this establishment my friends and I were all sadly disappointed with our food. Honestly, it wasn’t good. However, their redeeming quality is their service. The hospitality is top-notch. Wait staff is kind, patient and funny! It’ll be hard to come back because the food was so lackluster.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All our dishes were fabulous - trout with pecans, rabbit ragu and steak salad. We also loved our waiter

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Luvs2EAT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were fantastic and we loved their outdoor seating.

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ShannonN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I’m a bit disappointed in the dinner food. I have come here severely times for breakfast and had great food.

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PhilK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Covid protocols were being followed as well.

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Rick
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was okay and the service was average. We asked for certain breakfast items and 5 mins later the servicer came back to tell they ran out of that food item and that was done to us 3 times.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food service was oddly slow today

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great. Food was fantastic and came out blazing fast even for Sunday brunch time.

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NicoleK
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Copperwood Tavern! Great neighborhood restaurant to go to with good food and excellent service. We have been here several times and have always had a good experience.

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SD11
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Don’t expect them to do anything for your birthday.

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vipSupper
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on a cooler day. They had heaters. It was very pleasant.

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vipSavanna
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Please contact telephonically

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vipDennisB
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was prepared as ordered and served promptly. Kitchen on it's own initiative sent the waiter over to the table with another steak, because someone in the prep or service chain thought that it was delivered to me overcooked..it was not, so I declined.
Was not happy with the bland cheesecake. That charge was immediately removed from the bill.

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WadeW
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch, but the host was doing double duty since one of the wait staff didn’t show up. He had a great attitude and worked hard, but the service was a little slow because of this. This won’t keep us from coming back... we love this restaurant!

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ChrisG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friendly staff, nice open space and fresh food. They did well honoring my reservation.

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vipLadylion
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The service was a bit slow but the food was wonderful as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food and drinks were very good. I was just very disappointed that there was a worm on one of the oysters.. Otherwise, I would have given it a 5.

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RachelH
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came during happy hour and sat outside and it was lovely. We ordered 12 grilled oysters, lobster mac, steak tartare, salmon salad, and steak salad, and all of them were great. I had two commonwealth mules to drink, and they were also wonderful. We will definitely be back!

TJ
vipTomJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Excellent and friendly service. Very enjoyable experience overall.

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 1876 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.