About Copperwood Tavern

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.

4021 Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
M-F 11am-1am
Sat-Sun 9am-1am, Brunch until 4pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 552-8010

Website:
http://www.copperwoodtavern.com/

Public Transit:
We are a 5 minute walk from the Shirlington bus stop.

Executive Chef:
James Duke

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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!

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Enjoy a three-course dinner including a soup or salad,main dish options including lobster, filet, gourmet spaghetti squash or braised rabbit, delicious sides & our decadent Chocolate Temptation for dessert as well as party favors & champagne toast for $69. We're also having a New Year's Day Brunch.

Copperwood Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Local Ingredients (27)
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Casual (25)
Comfort Food (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Great for Brunch (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Authentic (12)
Fun (12)
Great Beer (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Healthy (12)
People Watching (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Cozy (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Business Meals (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Organic (6)
Romantic (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Seasonal (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 9 hours ago

Already a favorite, but tonight was extra nice. We had a difficult situation with a guest who had a lot of dietary restrictions. The management and staff was super accommodating. Thank you!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

I have eaten here 5 times and I have never been disappointed. It's always good. If I want a really good restaurant to take a friend, date, visiting relative, etc. to, Copperwoods is my first thought.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

We were in DC for business and stopped in for dinner. Great service and great food! Loved the dog wall near the restrooms. This place has great character! Will definitely come back again when I’m in DC.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

Good food, good service, great meeting place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent salmon and sides of parsley fries asparagus.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Authentic
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was awesome & portions are great! Our waitress was amazing with a great sense of humor. Super helpful

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent steak salad upon recommendation of wait staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I didn't appreciate the service. I understand that Brunch time can be a busy, but I would not come back here.
First, we had reservations for three , but they allowed for two groups of two to be seated before us and they came after us. I noticed that the two groups were seated next to each other. What is the point of reservations then?
Second, once we are finally seated I noticed that the table next to us received their complimentary thing of popcorn it had to be another 40 minutes until we received ours.
The only difference between us and the other customers was that we are young and black women. Hate to say it, but it is what it is.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was excellent and prepared fairly quickly. We all had salad entrees which were excellent and felt like a full meal. Mini corn muffins are serviced with the drinks. The apple pie was fabulous. Although one friend ordered the cheese cake she kept sneaking bites of my dessert.

Waitress was very nice and accommodating. Not at all phased by my friend's various food issues.

Definitely recommend and would definitely go back

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We love Copperwood and go there all the time! We love their locally sourced farm to table food and atmosphere.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Organic, Business Meals, Romantic, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Service was so smooth that you hardly noticed it - just the way it should be! The food was tasty (highly recommend the mushroom crostini) but my spaghetti squash entree was a little too sweet for a main dish. The desserts are tasty but they are enormous - plan to share!! It's also pretty loud but not so loud that you can't have a conversation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Copperwood Tavern has always been one of my favorite places! I went this time for a get together with some friends and as always they did not disappoint! My favorite items are the brussel sprouts and the truffle mac and cheese!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food, quiet, too dark, csnmot see menu withoit flashlight assistance.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Organic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I asked if a candle be put in my girlfriends dessert for her

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (London)·Dined on November 22, 2017

It was okay, but really expensive. Veggie options are limited and the spaghetti squash dish came out cold. Great place to meet a pal and have a great beer, but meh on food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My first time at the restaurant. Couldn't have been more pleased with the food and the service. This is a great place to have dinner - should be on everyone's top ten list of favorite place to eat in NOVA. The steak I had was perfect - very tender. My wife's scallops were excellent as well. Large list of on tap beers. Very attentive waiters. Don't know who is the chef, but they got a great one.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I had been to Copperwood once previously and found it to be pleasant. Not so much this time. The bloody Mary's were reasonably good and the Scotched egg was quite pleasant. However, the chicken and waffle was awful. The waffle was about as crisp as a wet dishrag and had little to no flavor. The chicken was dry as a bone and didn't offer much flavor either. One of my friends had the fried green tomatoes that were adequate but his omelette was less than thrilling. My other friend had the avocado toast which she ate but didn't rave about it. Although the restaurant was packed for Sunday brunch, I don't understand why. I think they've seen me for the last time.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was really good. Our server was really nice, and he did a great job with my friend’s children. We will be back again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Came here for the first time ever with my mom, for dinner before seeing a show at the Signature Theater. I picked this place due to Yelp reviews, and we were not disappointed. The waiter was very attentive and helpful, the restaurant was very rustic looking but with great decor/ambiance, and we were both very satisfied with our meals. I absolutely loved the spaghetti squash, I would definitely return just for this dish. Their Moscow Mule (called a Commonwealth Mule) was really good too, not too strong, which I appreciated.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I made a reservation at 8:30. We arrived on time but still had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. Staff and manager kept us in the loop and it was not a problem.
After being seated it took awhile for our waiter to come introduce himself and take our drink order. He was very polite and we were very patient so it wasn't an issue.
The kicker was that majority of our table wanted to order burgers. We are told that burgers are only served at the bar and we couldn't have them delivered or eaten at our table. The manager suggested that we move our table to the other side of the restaurant in order to have burgers. It would have been difficult for us to do since we had someone in a wheel chair in our party. Even after waiting over half an hour to be seated the "no burger on this side" rule couldn't be lifted. The manager was very polite about it and made us aware that this was a rule from the owner and she simply had to obey. The manager waived our drinks and appetizers and we went to the restaurant across the street.
Copperwood Tavern is an overall lovely place, but ultimately wasn't willing to take our money because of a silly rule.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I have been to this restaurant several times and it is definitely worth a visit. It is a farm to table place so you know that the food is fresh. I have tried a variety of items off the menu and have always been happy with my choice. I would recommend this place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a party of six, some out of towners a few locals. The beers were good, the food was outstanding. The venison meatballs were a treat, and the smoked gouda mashers, grilled asparagus, and grilled Brussel sprouts were great sides. But the main grilled meats made it: a fantastic ancho rubbed grilled over one and a half inch thick pork chop was amazing, the medium spicy lean venison was every bit as good, and the duck looked great too. The service was knowledgeable, but service did not ask us our preference, and brought us one bill (instead of offering separate checks), which created a cash flow and convenience problem, because we were in a hurry to settle and to go to the concert we traveled to NVa to see. Overall an excellent experience, we will come again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food, great beer. I loved all the dinner options.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We've been several times and continue to go because it has sentimental meaning. But now it just seems overpriced. $14 for a la carte pancakes? Please. Busboys around the corner is just as good and a better value.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love this place. Hearty comfort food with a flair. The gouda mashed potatoes are amazing!

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I got the got duck hash for brunch. Duck is inherently oily, I understand, but the duck turn the potatoes to slime. It became more of a soup than a hash and it was too tough of a texture to overcome.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and service were very good. We liked the menu and the farm to table local produce. The staff was very friendly and the service was good. The restaurant is very busy so would definitely recommend reservations on the weekend.

Tags: Fun, Vegan, Live Sports, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Very good dinner and a fun time!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Copperwood tavern never dissappoints. My boyfriend and I came here for our anniversary and the food and service was amazing. Our server was very polite and attentive and made sure that we finished our meal in time for our movie at the theatre down the street. This is our favorite nearby restaurant for dates and family dinners.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We were traveling and our hotel rec this restaurant. So glad we came here. Lovely ambiance, it looked like an old barn/tavern with edison hanging fixtires. The atmospere so romantic. This is a farm to ta le testaurant so it doesnt have an extensive menu but what we had was in tedible. I had a spagetti squash dish w pumpkin and porcinni mushrooms w a delicious sauce.It was one of the best dishes I ever had, and I eat out a lot. My husband had venison meat balls and a chili dish. I don't condone eating deer, I think venison is deer, but he loved it. Hr also had their house special craft beer,and it was,so good he had a second pint(we weren't driving. We had very good appetizers and couldn't orfer dessert as we stuffed ourselves on their yummy baked rolls.
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Good service, courteous staff. All food was good apart from my Fillet Mignon which was surprisingly tough!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

My first time at Copperwood Tavern was not impressive. The food was mediocre at best. I had a small Kale & Romaine Caesar Salad, which was OK but nothing special. I also ordered a Tavern Burger done medium WELL, but it came out medium RARE, and the bacon that came with it was undercooked, so that each time I took a bite, a whole strip of bacon came along with it. I make a much better bacon cheeseburger at home. HOWEVER, the beer was very good. I chose an IPA with only 4.5% ABV, but it still tasted like an IPA, so I had two of them. I doubt I will ever try Copperwood Tavern again, because there are many restaurants in Shirlington and I don't get there that often.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our server , Lilly was great . She was very sweet, attentive and down to earth ! I love the popcorn for the table. It’s a chill environment.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great venue. This has always been our go to spot in shirlington. Good vibe, good food, good atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Casual, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Copperwood Tavern has become a go-to place for my husband, friends, and me. Comfortable atmosphere, good food, and their complimentary popcorn is wonderful. Server Scott is particularly amiable and a great representative of the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We sat at the bar for Saturday brunch so it wasn't very crowded, but I can imagine the place can get loud when it's full. The bartender was kind of awkward: not unfriendly, but also not very warm. I had to greet HIM and ask him how HE was doing. Other than that, service was ok. The food came out quickly; the portions and quality were worth the money. I would definitely go here again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Made a reservation for brunch and we had a great seat along the front window with a bench. Worked out wonderfully for our party of seven (2 kids). It's a kid friendly restaurant, but they didn't have a special menu for kids (or at least I didn't notice one). The server was very friendly and accommodating. Noise level was good for conversation. Food-wise, everything was pretty good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Dinner before signature Theatre on Thursday night was our first visit and we will definitely return; we think it's one of the better choices in Shirlington, even all of Arlington! We were impressed with the menu selections and the wide use of local food and beverage - who knew Floyd County proceeded a very nice reisling??

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Antonio was the best, and the manager on duty was very kind, as well! Great service!!

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