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

What 1554 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Copperwood!

BD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

C
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great for groups, happy hour, and drinks. Food was fair; nothing to write home about.

KG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The porch is really great for dogs!

BG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great patio weather so we were able to get outside seating. Server (Scott) was great - attentive without being obtrusive. Food was excellent - Brunch menu. Would definitely recommend Brunch there.
We've had dinner there before and were very happy with the menu and service - was pretty loud inside though, so try to get the patio seating if possible

a
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and excellent menu choices. The food was terrific!

L
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG....this was seriously THE BEST MEAL my husband and I have had in forever!!! We started with the wild mushroom and goat cheese crostini; went straight for the venison strip and the duck breast with a side of 5 cheese truffle mac and cheese.....everything was done to perfection; the flavors were divine!! Our waitress Mariya, was lovely: attentive and helpful!! We have raved about the restaurant to everyone we know!

TP
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been to Copperwood in a while and glad we returned. There have been a few menu changes that are all for the good. We started with the delicious fried green tomatoes. My beloved had the lobster Benedict which transported her to Maine lobster fest many years ago. I tried the vegetable rabbit stew which was good. The tomato based broth was spicy to the point I couldn’t really enjoy the braised rabbit but the vegetable mix was just right. We had to try the winning peach cobbler for dessert. The addition of a few cherries and going light on the Carmel and cobbler pieces made the peaches the star of the dish. We had excellent service eating outdoors which just added to the enjoyment on a beautiful September Saturday. This traveling palate looks forward to future explorations of this farm to table establishment.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. We really enjoyed it and plan to go back soon.

CK
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

sat on the patio. weather was beautiful out. service was ok. could've come more often but was prompt to take the plates up at the end. wouldn't let us add drinks onto one check, so that was a disappointment. we weren't asking for anything complicated. ate the french toast sticks. those weren't very good. the mimosas were delicious.

JO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

I was very disappointed in the quality of the food, especially considering the price. I had rockfish, and it tasted like it was cooked in some strange oil. Maybe the worst fish I ever had.

FF
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Serviceable for a quick pre-theater "supper." We chose Copperwood more for its proximity to the Signature Theater rather than its culinary reputation The menu serves a broad range of tastes with generic entrées. The highlight was definitely the unexpected bonus of dollar-apiece oysters during happy hour, from 5:00 to 6:00.

DD
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let me start by saying that their popcorn is the most amazing thing I’ve ever tasted, it tickles every taste bud. The food is extraordinary and the ambience is perfect. We will definitely be returning again and again .

K
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Great service, but the food has gone downhill. The oysters were yellow in color (of the 12 ordered 4 were consumed), the steak was tender, but overcooked and flavorless and the lamb was quite literally raw. The mac and cheese and brussels used to be good, but had no flavor and the dessert was bad. We felt like we wasted our money and it was disappointing because the food used to be good here.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We went to Copperwood after making a reservation on open table for a special occasion. Our server greeted us by letting us know that the kitchen is closing and that they did not have any more coffee for the night and then asked if we had any questions about the menu. I asked if we could have just a minute or two so we could make a decision. She promptly returned no more than 30 seconds later to ask us again if we had any questions. We left and went down the block and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience at another restaurant. The manager and server both seemed quite pleased not to have to deal with another couple of guests for the evening. That will certainly be our last poor experience here after giving them several chances to get it right. That disappoints us because we really like to support local businesses, as I am a career industry professional with almost 30 years of experience. Give them a try at your own risk.

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience, as always.

DG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance, fresh food. It was a great time for my brunch date.

N
New England
76 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We sat outside on a comfortable evening. Service was great. Food is good. Not gourmet but fine. Ambiance was Great! Great for a relaxing evening with friends.

A
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Not their fault but streets were blocked for an event for dogs. I am not a dog person

OT
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and drinks were excellent and our waiter very friendly and engaging.

NW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Went there as a part of my birthday celebration. Hostess was friendly; wait staff not so much. Our waiter was standoffish, rarely came over to check if we wanted something additional. Twice we had to ask another waiter to have our waiter to come over. With regard to ordering food, I asked repeatedly the type of oysters served. Either he doesn't understand that there are various types of oysters or he was just being plain rude as his only response was "raw or steamed". The oysters were extremely small. However, they were fresh and tasty which I had raw on the half shell.
Aesthetically, the restaurant is rather charming. But overall due to the waiter's demeanor and the size of the oysters, I wouldn't recommend Copperwood nor will I likely return.

O
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good location in Shirlington and I like the menu options -- good american food.

PC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A rustic farm to table restaurant with some great menu items. Crowded when we arrived at 7:30 on a Friday, but that’s to be expected. Food was great, service was a bit lagging (probably due to the packed restaurant - I give them
The benefit of a doubt). Overall I’d recommend and I’d go again.

TT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always wonderful time. Manager, Victoria, was especially great!

C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and beer was excellent. I suggest the Lobster wraps (starter) as a meal....it was yummy..

E
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Jesse was amazing. Great food and great service.

PN
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was excellent. Service was one of the worst I have ever experienced. I swear I think he forgot about us. After taking our order, he did not return until the check. In fact, we sat there forever trying to get the check and to go boxes. I would not recommend.

MC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and fun environment!!

t
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a moderately warm DC evening & 3 of us chose to sit outside because the noise level inside was VERY high!

Terrific service, solid recommendations, an excellent choice of beers & wine... all-in-all a delightful evening for visiting friends!

CF
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We return to Copperwood for dinning because of the great brunch menu. Our experience this time was poor. The food was okay, but closer to lukewarm than hot and the service was inattentive. We asked for condiments and ended up getting them ourselves.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The sausage in the Scotch eggs was under cooked. The bananas foster French Toast was okay. The bread was very thick and almost no eggs mixture on the bread. The Bananas Foster sauce was void of flavor.

KS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the dishes we had were tasty. The truffle mac and cheese was the most impressive as it was light and delicious. The restaurant is very nice inside including the bar section.

RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Second time here. Loved it last time. This time the steak was ordered medium rare - came out medium well. Took it back, while the rest of the table was eating. Waited 15 minutes - other parties were done - this time the steak was rare. No offer to comp anything, or provide a standby dish while waiting. Disappointing!

BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I've been here twice for brunch only and I keep making excuses for the food. It isn't horrible, but IMO it isn't great. Loved the bacon and the Sherbert Mimosa, but cared for nothing else I've ordered. Great service and feel at both Loudon and Shirlington.

TT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, in a moving, rustic, ambience.
We are somewhat regulars at the Shirlington location and we've never been disappointed. Always a great meal, it comes at a reasonable cost.
Their appetizers are stellar, go and make a meal out of just the apps, you won't be disappointed.

l
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place to meet up with friends after work - definitely my new fav hangout!

CB
Washington DC
125 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. The burgers are the best ever!

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