Copperwood Tavern

4.5
1256 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
At Copperwood Tavern, we aim to give our customers an enjoyable and memorable dining experience. We chose to be a Farm-to-Table restaurant because it represents the freshest product available.

We take pride in offering the freshest quality dishes by serving locally sourced meats, seafood, and produce. We are supporting the local farmers and economy and it's our passion to teach people how much better fresh and natural food can be.

Copperwood Tavern offers 20 draft beers, 30 small-batch whiskeys, and a superb wine selection. Our 30-foot craft bar is also stocked with southern Virginia's white whiskey. Yes, we mean moonshine!

Since a woodsy retreat wouldn't be complete without a loyal hunting companion, we encourage you to bring Fido along. Copperwood Tavern features a dog-friendly patio with custom copper dog bowls.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
M-F 11am-1am
Sat-Sun 9am-1am, Brunch until 4pm
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Phone number
(703) 552-8010
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James Duke
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
We are a 5 minute walk from the Shirlington bus stop.
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Special events & promotions
We host special events regularly.
To stay up to date on events, specials, and all things farm-to-table, sign up for our newsletter at http://www.copperwoodtavern.com/ , and follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
1,256 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
66%
Very Good
23%
Good
9%
Fair
2%
Poor
0%
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Cucumber soup for a light lunch and a beer were very good. The soup had a large dollip of oil put on it which I scooped out because I can't do much oil. Was not indicated on menu.

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TS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside and it was lovely. Our server was fantastic.

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JL
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I have been here for dinner many times, but this was our first brunch visit. The brunch menu was exciting and delicious and I only wish I could've tried some of everything on the brunch menu! We thoroughly enjoyed the Fried Chicken and Waffles and Bananas Foster French Toast, as well as the seasoned popcorn the waiter brought to us to munch on while we waited for our food. We'll definitely be back for brunch again (and again)!

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OT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very high prices for mediocre to poor food. I’d been before at lunch and enjoyed it. The dinner menu was way over priced. Salads were so bitter neither of us could eat them. Only god food was $1 oysters

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Streak cooked to perfection. Duck was also amazing. The side portions are definitely for sharing.

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GM
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner was awesome.... the seafood flavorful, the steak juicy & brussel sprouts delicious. It will be a mainstay for me.

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F
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We sat outside. Food and service were great. I will be back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Snotty servers who roll their eyes when you ask them (politely) to bring food as you requested it (dressing on the side) definitely detract. It was totally uncalled for.

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j
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Very noisy, excessive dressing on salad, will always now ask for it on the side. Never sit on their bench seats, they are terrible. The pork chop great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Would go again!

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k
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really great, fresh food. Portions (and therefore prices) could be smaller, but still had no problems entering into the "Clean Plate Club." I didn't care for the Old Fashioned, which was disappointing given it's $15 price tag, but boyfriend really enjoyed his whiskey cocktail.

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BW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We loved our entire experience, especially the food, the wine our server recommended, and the attentive service. The other patrons we spoke with at the tables on either side were also great.

It was our 48th wedding Anniversary and something very special happened. A gentleman sitting to our right, dining alone, heard me remark to our server that it was our anniversary. As he was getting ready to leave, he mentioned that he had overheard us speaking and congratulated us, saying he had been married 22 years and was hoping to get to 48. He smiled and walked away,
remarking that he had paid for our dinner.
We were so speachless that I fear we did not thank him enough. He asked us just to say thank you, and to pay it forward, and we will. What a lovely experience!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Father’s day.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The tavern always has great food and poor service. That’s the trade off.

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AL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

WE ENJOYED ARE DINNER AT COPPERWOOD TAVERN. THE LOCALLY SOURCED FOOD WAS DELICIOUS - VENISON AND RABBIT.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, service and perfect weather for dining al fresco!

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r
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not disappointed. Excellent food selection. Quiet but yet not "tombstone". Nicely appointed. Good choice for any occasion.

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DS
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful and the service was impeccable! A true gem!

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T
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice lunch with good friends. The service was excellent. I really liked the Filet and Brussels Salad. You lost a star because there was gristle in some of the steak pieces which renders it inedible. My friends enjoyed the sliders and portabello sandwich. I did notice one friend left her French fries. You might want to improve those. I would return, and I hope these small things are better.

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DF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb neighborhood restaurant, we have been there at least 10 times and it never fails to be excellent. The Ham baked cheese Board was great. Main course Chicken and Pork Chop was cooked perfectly and highly recommended.

Denis

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JT
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Sunday Brunch menu with numerous excellent choices. Parking may be a bit tight.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food is always top notch, and love the atmosphere. Our server, Sydney, was great - very friendly, pleasant and helpful!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing everything! Delicious oysters, and the best beer menu in the area!

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E
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Most of the food was prepared well. Caesar salad was not very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and the service was on point. But I was upset because it was my friends birthday and they didn’t even say anything.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great place to have a lunch with friends and dogs :)

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ML
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior service, excellent food, and wonderful environment. Scott was an excellent server and made the experience more enjoyable too

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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UT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Nothing particularly unique about Copperwood, similar to many restaurants across the US.
Being in the DC area you can expect higher prices and like so often your expectations of something special turns out to be somewhat less.

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f
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails were a little pricy, but tasted great! Good mix of whiskeys and moonshines. The food was done nicely and tasted great! The brussel sprouts and frites are yummy side items. The one downside was the noise level. It was so loud due to others talking that it was difficult to hold a conversation. We will go again, but we may pick a better spot on the side vs. in the middle.

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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food and service. Pulled Pork BBQ sandwich was perfectly flavored and the bun was awesome. Shrimp and Grits tasted extremely fresh and flavorful. We’ll definitely be back.

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CL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The pancakes were great ! The lobster Benedict was just OK ...the burgers good. The waiter got the order wrong and then brought the right food and charged us for it. I had him remove it but it should have been done before it was brought to the table...

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Good food, courteous and capable staff, distracting and clamorous noise level.

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AC
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, service, and value. Great day for lunch outside!

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. Halibut, venison meatballs, short ribs, great beer and wine all enjoyed. Service friendly and prompt. 3rd visit. Always enjoyable.

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s
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average tavern food. Pricey entrees without any sides included.

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BW
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I met friends here for brunch to celebrate my birthday. We dined outside on their patio, which was very nice. The food was good - I had shrimp and grits that was decent but didn't blow me away. My friends had the bananas foster French toast (decadent), the avocado toast and some type of eggs Benedict that they all enjoyed. Service was friendly and attentive. I definitely plan to return for lunch and/or dinner.

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JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food is great. The service was extremely subpar compared to previous visits. Made a reservation for a special occasion and since there was only two of us they crammed us into the ' 2 top' area while there were multiple alternative tables/ areas open throughout the dining area. It was a slower night and they could have spread us out versus having all the two tops being shoulder to shoulder. The server was also kind of rushed / pushy.... not the norm compared to previous visits but this guy definitely had the mentality of 'eat and get the hell out'.

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A
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We waited too long for everything and the restaurant really wasn't that busy. Food was decent but we feel like things could have been better overall.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Truffle Mac and cheese is TDF. Please bring back the lamb burger! Nice that they support VA breweries but MD has some great options we’d like to see (Full Tilt!).

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