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!

Copperwood Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Local Ingredients (28)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
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Casual (25)
Great for Brunch (24)
Comfort Food (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Bar Seating (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Fun (17)
Authentic (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Business Meals (11)
Cozy (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great Beer (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Organic (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Healthy (9)
People Watching (8)
Romantic (8)
Quick Bite (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and drink. Reasonable prices.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Although Copperwood doesn't even mention its great beer selection on its rating form, that was (and is) a major draw for me. And because it has so many unfamiliar local beers on draft, it is helpful that they give samples. Food is good to very good, portions are generous, staff friendly and attentive. Noise level did not prevent conversation, even on a busy Friday evening. Dining with old friends I had not seen for awhile, and we talked a long time. At no point did staff pressure us to leave - much appreciated! Bonus: they put aside the cap I forgot - just picked it up!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

We chose Copperwood Tavern for our Valentine's dinner and it was excellent. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, the food and drinks were great and we will definitely go back again. As we headed out, they gave us roses, which was a nice touch.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a couple of appetizers to start our meal; the deviled eggs and the grilled oysters. Both were a delicious way to begin. For our entree I had the scallops, and my husband had the pork chop. If you are looking for value in your meal, go for the chop, my husband's was huge, he could barely eat it all. On the other hand, 4 scallops for $28 seemed okay until my husband pointed out that it was $7.00 a scallop. They were very tasty, and they did fill me up, but it does seem a little pricey for four! We were headed to the theater, and the service was perfectly timed for us to get there for the opening curtain. All in all a good restaurant that I would return to again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This is a solid local staple with classic foods and a few more adventurous items. They are consistently crowded, so expect it to be loud and to have to wait for a while, even if you have a reservation.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Cocktails were unique and delicious. We shared the Tomahawk steak for dinner and it was AMAZING!

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and service. Awesome beer selection. He atmosphere is perfect for an evening out.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The mussels and the brussel sprouts were delicious. The butter chicken was a bit bland.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

I made a reservation for a slower time of day (2:30) so when I mentioned it upon arrival the host didn't check. It's just it was my birthday. We were seated at a table in the windows, where the sun had softened the varnish on the table and our sleeves were sticking to it. Maybe if they can't replace them, then they should put tables with a better finish at those more popular window tables, and the sticky ones could be at a less desirable spot. Like in storage. So we moved. The server was ok. The fried green tomatoes were good, the deviled duck eggs didn't seem fresh (like the whites had been refrigerated for a while) and the bacon slices they were served on were so tough they were more like jerky. The steak salad was actually delicious! The music was kinda loud for that time of day, my father in law had to ask to turn it down. All in all, not a horrible visit but I won't return or recommend. I was looking forward to something much better. I wish I had chosen a different spot for my bday lunch.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good solid food, interesting menu, attentive service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, especially the gluten free menu! Great drinks too. The tables are a little tight but it's a small restaurant. My favorite appetizer is the Fried Green Tomatoes! We've been several times and haven't had a bad meal. It's fantastic and I would highly recommend it!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

My salmon was grilled perfectly. Justin our server provided excellent service, attentive but not overbearing. I will certainly be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Unfortunately, I had a disappointing experience at my favorite reliable brunch spot. The grilled oysters, which usually arrive at the table hot and bubbling, were browned on top but cold and raw on the inside. The quiche, which I've enjoyed several times before, arrived cold and with a thick layer of onions towards the top (instead of blended throughout as it usually is). And neither brunch mimosa tasted particularly appealing; in fact, it was hard to distinguish between the two. I hope this was a one-off experience and not indicative of a trend! I'm willing to try again. Service, however, was friendly and prompt.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service and food are excellent. I ordered the salmon, asparagus and a rose. It was a delicious meal.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I love Copperwood!!! Its brunch menu is delicious. I especially love the smoked salmon eggs Benedict and the jerky Bloody Mary. I can take my kids (they love the popcorn) there without getting the side eye, but it is equally nice for a boozy friends brunch. My husband and I can do brunch with drinks for around $50.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Amazing comfort food, as always. Excellent service. This is one of my favorite, go-to restaurants. I've never had a bad meal here. The mac and cheese is divine, and the scallops and any meat dish is rish and yummy. Their salads and fish are amazing, too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Healthy, Organic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My favorite brunch place since their menu is vast from omelets, breakfast sandwiches, etc to soups, salads, and burgers. Price points are good and drinks are always amazing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent as always. Best brunch in town!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I have been to this restaurant many times. Lately, the food has not been the best and the service is not what it used to be.
Are they getting victims of their own success and becoming lazy?
There are plenty of other restaurants around so might be time for me to look at them.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The pancakes were great. Duck confit had very little meat and was mainly potatoes and no distinguishing duck flavor. Noise level was loud.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Copper wood amazes everytime we go. The food is unique and always excellent. Cocktails are pricey but the a complex and well made so it justifies the price.

The restaurant can get a bit loud depending on the night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great place to hang out with friends!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Very quiet - only a few diners the entire time I was there. Probably the weather.

Food was outstanding- I had the bacon, avocado, lettuce and fried green tomato sandwich. Friend had the short rib and grilled cheese sandwich excellent service from Scott.

Will definitely come back for dinner and/or drinks.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Delicious food! Really creative cocktails. It is the perfect place for a date night.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always love the food, whether fish, pork, or steak; a little pricey, but good quality, attentive service. Could wish they offered bread (rather than just corn muffins) to mop up juices/gravy; and that they had good sparkling water instead of just club soda. Good wine list and extensive draft beer selections.

Noisy—please tone down the piped in music. We would like to be able to converse while dining.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing food, creatively crafted. Love that nearly everything is local, sustainable, organic, fresh! Oh, they're also one of only a handful of places in the country which serve pork chops from Ossabaw Island. Absolutely divine!

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Organic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We are regular guests and notice the food quality has declined. The ribeye was not tender and chicken was basic. On top of mediocre food, our server continued to push and up sell us. We requested the check only to have him push after dinner drinks. No. If we requested the check, we were obviously done.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Slightly pricey for what you get, great value for appetizers, but the entrees are on the small side (some could be considered appetizers as well), but everything was absolutely delicious

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Was anxious to try Copperwood as my boyfriend and I had never been before. The food was great, but unfortunately, our service was terrible. Our waiter (and I forget his name) was not attentive...at all. We barely saw him, and when he came to our section it was only to pick up a tip from another table...he never looked our way to see how we were doing. I had to order another drink from the food runner (a lady who 'was' very attentive). Our waiter just seemed like he didn't like his job nor did he want to be there. Would go back, but only to another location and definitely not to be served by same waiter.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Had a great brunch here. Service was fast. The kitchen must have been on a role, because the food was out quick as a flash. The mimosas were also great.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very disappointing. This was just a family Saturday night out for dinner. The food was good--no complaint there--but I have never been so rushed in a restaurant. We were seated, orders taken, three courses served, and check presented in under 60 minutes. We had not finished appetizers when the main course arrived. Copperwood is also very pricey for what you get. The combination of high prices and a rushed meal left me distinctly unhappy. I will not be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great location, but the menu is limited, and the prices are very high for the level of quality. But, again, the location is so good that that's just the way it is.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always good. No surprise there. Its our place after the movie. Better make reservations as they are always crowded.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Meal was good but I hate being charged separately for side dishes. Not a good marketing strategy.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Attentive service. Made sure we were out in time to get to Theatre.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice fixed price menu for New Years Eve, and our server provided enthusiasm, holiday cheer, and party hats.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Year’s Eve. We chose them because there were various articles that had advertised that their prix fix meal comes with a Champaign toast and party favors. However our waiter said he knew nothing of that and that maybe they were doing that in the bar area. They were closing down the area. Some people had favors. Maybe they brought them. Maybe they got them there. Either way it was not as advertised but the food was really good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

NYE menu was great

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was my third visit and second group brunch; they are acccommodating, they specialize in local ingredients, and their brunch menu is above average and occasionally creative. It’s attractive - copper and wood predominate in the decor - and noise level is not overbearing even when busy. I recommend.

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent service and very good food choices. I great place to take the kids as family oriented but fires all the adults their due.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Organic, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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